Shearman’s Yukos: the epic pay day

29-Jul-2014

Big days don’t come much bigger than the one Shearman & Sterling enjoyed late last week, when the firm triumphed in its decade-long, $50bn arbitration battle for Yukos shareholders against the Russian state.

A move for O’Shea, a bigger move for Simpson Thacher

22-Jul-2014

This week the London office of Simpson Thacher is celebrating the return of one of its highest-flying finance partners, Sinead O’Shea, who is rejoining the City office after a six-year spell in Hong Kong

Voge celebrates becoming Latham’s first London-based top dog

15-Jul-2014

After eight months of deliberating, Latham & Watkins has finally today unveiled its new global chair and managing partner. And it’s none other than London-based projects partner Bill Voge

Europe and Asia the focus as Magic Circle posts strong results

8-Jul-2014

So now we know. After speculation about the state of the UK market and the performance of the Magic Circle big four in particular, all of the quartet – Clifford Chance, Linklaters, ...

Happy 4 July Davis Polk

1-Jul-2014

 This Friday is 4 July, one of the biggest holidays of the year in the US, but for the country’s law firms – notably Davis Polk & Wardwell – that’s no reason to rest easy. At least not overseas.

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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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General Motors' legal team under investigation over concealed evidence

22-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

A decade-long lawsuit against General Motors, involving faulty components, whistleblowers and an investigation by US prosecutors, has reignited with an investigation into the company’s in-house legal team.

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Mosaic promotes associate GC to top role as former legal chief becomes CFO

20-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Fortune 500 fertiliser producer Mosaic has promoted associate general counsel Mark Isaacson, three months after former general counsel Richard Mack became the company’s chief financial officer (CFO).

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The Lawyer Briefings Live: Latin America – The new, new world

7-Jul-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Brazil may be hogging the limelight right now, but its neighbours should not be ignored. The rest of Latin America deserves investors’ attention too

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Let battle commence: Schulte Roth's shareholder activist launch in Europe

12-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Greedy corporate raiders, shareholder wrangling and bullyboy tactics - investor activism has long been seen as one of the more brutal parts of the corporate law landscape.

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Portable business: the key to making private equity work

24-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

When it comes to their legal affairs, private equity houses have tended to be creatures of habit. Generally they prefer to return to the same lawyers time and time again.

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