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Freshfields pulls away from rivals in UK M&A during first three quarters of 2014

22-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Corporate lawyers will tell you that the global M&A market has been cranking up in recent months. And the latest preliminary figures from Thomson Reuters confirm that it is very much back to business.

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Tesco calls in Freshfields to investigate overstated first-half profits

22-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Tesco has appointed Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to scrutinise its first-half profits, which were overstated by £250m.

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Linklaters and Sweden’s Mannheimer Swartling act on $2.5bn Microsoft-Minecraft takeover deal

22-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Linklaters’ Swedish office advised Microsoft and Mannheimer Swartling represented Mojang, the creators of hit game Minecraft, in the $2.5bn deal to buy the Swedish game company.

US looks more important than lockstep for Freshfields

22-Sep-2014

It’s been an agonising wait to hear whether they were in or out, coming along or going it alone – but even now some Bingham partners are yet to make their move.

Be Global — September 2014: employment newsletter download subscription

DLA Piper 22-Sep-2014

Be Global is DLA Piper’s snapshot of key global employment law developments designed to help you identify legal hotspots across your global operations.

New US sanctions on Russia’s financial, defence and energy sectors affect US companies download subscription

DLA Piper 22-Sep-2014

The US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has issued additional sanctions targeting certain Russian banks, energy and defence companies. 

Base erosion profit shifting project recommendations to combat tax avoidance by multinationals download subscription

DLA Piper 22-Sep-2014

The OECD has been considering 15 key elements to be addressed by 2015 for a co-ordinated international approach to combat tax avoidance by multinational enterprises. 

Intellectual Property and Technology News — service integration in the technology and sourcing space; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 22-Sep-2014

Intellectual Property and Technology News (Asia Pacific) is a biannual publication from DLA Piper that offers perspectives, analysis and visionary ideas.

Special economic zones for the Maldives download subscription

DLA Piper 22-Sep-2014

This paper is a high-level overview of developments concerning the Maldives.

Freshfields

Tesco calls in Freshfields to investigate overstated first-half profits

22-Sep-2014 2:26 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Tesco has appointed Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to scrutinise its first-half profits, which were overstated by £250m.

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Top Chinese law firm Commerce & Finance ‘open’ to global alliance

22-Sep-2014 0:03 am | By Yun Kriegler

Commerce & Finance (C&F), one of the leading ‘red circle’ firms in China, has signalled that it would consider the idea of a global alliance seriously.

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PRC firms in dramatic growth spurt, The Lawyer China Elite reveals

22-Sep-2014 0:01 am | By Yun Kriegler

The top Chinese law firms have rapidly expanded headcount in the last year, according to exclusive research published by The Lawyer today.

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How much can Freshfields tinker with its lockstep to lure New York partners?

22-Sep-2014 9:15 am | By Kate Beioley

What is more important to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer? The sacred lockstep or a swathe of heavy-hitting veteran US partners to build up its growing presence in New York and Washington?

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Clyde & Co formalises Riyadh association

22-Sep-2014 10:47 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clyde & Co has obtained formal approval from the authorities in Saudi Arabia to launch a co-owned joint venture with its Riyadh alliance firm.

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Freshfields tops UK rankings as global M&A soars by 55 per cent in first nine months of 2014

19-Sep-2014 9:18 am | By Natalie Stanton

Global M&A has picked up over the first nine months of 2014, with deal value growing to $2,567bn from just $1,659bn at the same point last year - and elite firms have reaped the benefits.

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Revealed: Pinsents faces three sets of unfair dismissal claims from former lawyers

17-Sep-2014 5:36 pm | By Kate Beioley

Pinsent Masons is fielding three employment tribunal claims from an employment partner, senior associate and associate stemming from its employment practice restructuring last year. 

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Tech Media

Linklaters and Sweden’s Mannheimer Swartling act on $2.5bn Microsoft-Minecraft takeover deal

22-Sep-2014 2:20 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Linklaters’ Swedish office advised Microsoft and Mannheimer Swartling represented Mojang, the creators of hit game Minecraft, in the $2.5bn deal to buy the Swedish game company.

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Freshfields lures Fried Frank trio in latest New York hiring spree

19-Sep-2014 6:25 pm | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson head of capital markets Valerie Ford Jacob along with two corporate partners in New York.

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Top Chinese law firm Commerce & Finance ‘open’ to global alliance

Commerce & Finance (C&F), one of the leading ‘red circle’ firms in China, has signalled that it would consider the idea of a global alliance seriously.

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Freshfields bids for US M&A home run

22-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Magic circle player splashes out as it aims for the New York corporate heights

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Freshfields bids for US M&A home run

22-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Magic circle player splashes out as it aims for the New York corporate heights

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Panel reviews 2014: The chosen ones download

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all

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Italy: Diversity strategy

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Italian M&A activity has hit a rough patch, forcing law firms to look for alternative sources of revenue

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Ireland: Lawyers wanted

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

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In-house interview: Marcus Laughton, The Pensions Regulator

22-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Fresh from his triumph in one of the biggest pensions cases to hit the courts, will Pensions Regulator lawyer Marcus Laughton put paid to the ‘toothless poodle’ jibes aimed at the watchdog?

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In-house interview: Emma Thomas, HomeServe

15-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Emma Thomas’s crisis management skills, honed at Britvic and Woolworths, gave her the expertise to put HomeServe’s house in order after a mis-selling scandal

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In-house interview: Jim Trainor, head of legal at VW UK

8-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Jim Trainor reveals how he runs Volkswagen Group UK’s legal department like a well-oiled machine

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Linklaters and Sweden’s Mannheimer Swartling act on $2.5bn Microsoft-Minecraft takeover deal

Linklaters’ Swedish office advised Microsoft and Mannheimer Swartling represented Mojang, the creators of hit game Minecraft, in the $2.5bn deal to buy the Swedish game company.

Freshfields

How much can Freshfields tinker with its lockstep to lure New York partners?

What is more important to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer? The sacred lockstep or a swathe of heavy-hitting veteran US partners to build up its growing presence in New York and Washington?

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china top story

Top Chinese law firm Commerce & Finance ‘open’ to global alliance

Commerce & Finance (C&F), one of the leading ‘red circle’ firms in China, has signalled that it would consider the idea of a global alliance seriously.

China

PRC firms in dramatic growth spurt, The Lawyer China Elite reveals

The top Chinese law firms have rapidly expanded headcount in the last year, according to exclusive research published by The Lawyer today.