Amsterdam

Dutch boutique Rutgers & Posch picks up Freshfields' former Amsterdam head

26-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Dutch corporate boutique Rutgers & Posch has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Robert ten Have to boost its capital markets practice.

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Heinz European general counsel More leaves company following takeover

26-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Heinz’ European general counsel Janice More has left the company following its £18bn takeover by a US investment consortium last year. 

London

Slaughters and Wragges lead host of firms on Legal & General property sell-off

22-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Slaughter and May and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co have taken key roles among a large group of UK and Irish firms advising on Legal & General’s (L&G) sale of eight properties from its Hyperion portfolio to separate purchasers.

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Borenius and Lawin lead as Ask.com owner IAC acquires Ask.fm

18-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Baltic firms Borenius and Lawin have taken the lead roles on the acquisition of social media site Ask.fm by questions and answers site Ask.com.

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Hong Kong

Funds boutique MJ Hudson launches in Hong Kong amidst three-strong promos round

28-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Asset management and funds boutique MJ Hudson has launched in Hong Kong, creating the firm’s third office alongside London and Jersey.

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Clyde & Co hires Singapore aviation team from Kennedys

26-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clyde & Co has hired a Singapore-based aviation team from Kennedys including legacy Gates & Partners big-hitter David Johnston.

Indonesia

Ashurst raids O’Melveny & Myers and White & Case to bolster Asia practice

19-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ashurst has taken a trio of partners from O’Melveny & Myers and one from White & Case in a bid to boost its restructuring offering in Asia.

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PwC takes on Aussie legal market with hire of ex-KWM partners

18-Aug-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Former King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) partners Tony O’Malley and Tim Blue, who set up a Sydney boutique earlier this year, have joined accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to launch an Australian legal services arm.

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Belfast

Baker & McKenzie chooses Belfast for second global services centre

27-Aug-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Baker & McKenzie is to open a global services centre in Belfast, the firm’s second following its centre in Manila which it launched in 2000.

Essar

Essar Energy GC considers adviser shakeup following delisting

27-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

FTSE 250 company Essar Energy’s legal team is being restructured following its controversial de-listing and general counsel Sheena Singla is considering an informal panel shake-up as a result.

Tim Hortons

Raft of North American giants advise as Burger King takes $11.4bn bite into Tim Hortons

26-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Kirkland & Ellis and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz are among the firms lined up to advise on Burger King’s $11.4bn (£6.9bn) acquisition of Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons. 

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Skadden brokers historic $16.5bn Bank of America deal with US DoJ

22-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has brokered a record-breaking $16.6bn (£10bn) settlement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) for client Bank of America to resolve allegations of fraudulent mortgage handling.

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CVC ordered to pay InBev €129m after switching Freshfields for A&O

28-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

CVC Capital Partners has been ordered to pay €129m (£103m) to Budweiser brewer Anjeuser-Busch InBev (AB In Bev) in a court battle over a 2009 deal, after turning from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to Allen & Overy (A&O).

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Weight Watchers' assistant general counsel Richard Reade puts on new role at Coats

28-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Thread and zips manufacturer Coats has appointed senior Weight Watchers lawyer Richard Reade as deputy general counsel, following the appointment of its first-ever general counsel from Lloyds.

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Pannone partner duo risk capital to leave Slater & Gordon early

27-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Two former Pannone personal injury big-hitters have become the latest to break the three-year lock in to leave Slater & Gordon, moving to ABS rival Irwin Mitchell.

London

UK firms' PE offerings “increasingly vulnerable”: Ropes chief on his firm’s raid on Travers Smith

27-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ropes & Gray has hired Travers Smith private equity rainmaker Phil Sanderson to bolster its European private equity offering.

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Hong Kong

Funds boutique MJ Hudson launches in Hong Kong amidst three-strong promos round

28-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Asset management and funds boutique MJ Hudson has launched in Hong Kong, creating the firm’s third office alongside London and Jersey.

London

BLP and Taylor Wessing advise on sale of Heron Plaza

15-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Taylor Wessing have advised on the £97m sale of Heron Plaza by Heron International to Singaporean UOL Group.

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Pinsents reigns over Aim listings as Stephenson Harwood and DLA make gains

4-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Pinsent Masons has continued to dominate legal advice to the Aim market, increasing its yield of clients from 53 to 57.

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Hill Dickinson admits mistake over Christian Candy super-yacht sale

1-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The High Court has ruled that a failure by Hill Dickinson to obtain a guarantee over the condition of a yacht sold by property tycoon Christian Candy did not lead to its client’s losses.

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Clydes settles whistleblowing claim with former partner Bates van Winkelhof

19-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clyde & Co has settled a long-running whistleblowing dispute with former partner Krista Bates van Winkelhof out of court after successive cases sought to establish the validity of the claim.

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Baker & McKenzie bolsters Jo'burg with competition bolt-on

5-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Baker & McKenzie has kickstarted a South African competition practice with the acquisition of local firm Vani Chetty Competition Law.

Nigeria

DLA Piper and Fasken advise on $1.65bn Nigerian energy deal

1-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper and Fasken Martineau have advised Nigerian oil company Oando Energy Resources on its $1.65bn (£980m) acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ Nigerian upstream oil and gas business.

Africa

Dentons agrees new Ghana relationship after former ally chooses independence

17-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons has split up with its Ghanaian ally Bentsi-Enchill Letsa & Ankomah after a 12-year relationship, forcing the international firm to find a new partner in the West African state.

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Squire Patton Boggs plumps for legacy Patton Boggs associate in Saudi

19-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Squire Patton Boggs has chosen legacy Patton Boggs’ Saudi associate firm Khalid Al-Thebity as its local representative, leaving legacy Squire Sanders’ affiliate to pursue independence.

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Lawyers tough it out in a troubled world

4-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Stoic lawyers who keep the wheels of business turning in conflict zones

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Simmons’ alliance partner expands in Saudi

28-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Simmons & Simmons’ alliance firm in Saudi Arabia, Hammad & Al-Mehda, is extending its reach with a new office in the country’s capital Riyadh.

Abu Dhabi

Clyde & Co hires Eversheds’ Middle East chairman

14-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds’ Middle East chairman Christopher Jobson has joined Clyde & Co as a partner in the firm’s Abu Dhabi office.

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