Fried Frank axes Hong Kong and Shanghai offices in Asia shutdown

20-Jan-2015

Fried Frank’s Asian ambition shuddered to a halt this week as the firm closed its operations in Hong Kong and Shanghai after seven years in the region.

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Firms bolster Asian practices with relocations and hires

20-Jan-2015

Norton Rose Fulbright has kicked off 2015 with a couple of personnel changes in its Asia-Pacific energy practice, moving global practice head Simon Currie from London to Sydney and regional practice head Vincent Dwyer from Sydney ...

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European M&A rockets – but European firms miss out on the big mandates

8-Jan-2015

The annual M&A league tables are coming out and it’s good news. Globally, M&A activity was back to pre-crisis levels in 2014

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Matt Byrne

LLP accounts show health of the UK’s legal market

15-Jan-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Financial stability is crucial for any business and law firms are no exception. A survey released last week showed that increasing profitability remains the top concern for the majority of UK firms, despite the fact that the last financial year was a record-breaker ...

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Richard Simmons

This week’s top 15 legal briefings

18-Jan-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Fracking planning in 2015; should counsel be involved in mediations; the new Fit for Work service

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Pearson set for panel review in wake of GC hire

22-Jan-2015

Publishing giant Pearson is set to launch its first global panel at the end of this quarter, following a swathe of internal reforms implemented by general counsel Bjarne Tellmann.

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Natalie Stanton

Freshfields continues its IPO frenzy with John Laing mandate

19-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Among the first major IPOs to be announced in 2015, infrastructure investor John Laing has outlined its plan to float on the London Stock Exchange.

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Mammoth court battles top The Lawyer’s must-watch list in 2015

21-Jan-2015

This year’s top 20 cases demonstrate how much the English High Court has become a global litigation centre, with litigants from all over the world to battle cases in London.

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