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Ashurst hones in on project finance with White & Case hire

Ashurst has nabbed White & Case partner Matthew Wood for its Africa-specific project finance practice, ending his 16-year stint at the US firm. Wood has been drafted in by Ashurst to lead the firm’s operations in the region and will relocate from the UAE to the London office. He has spent his entire career at White & […]

Latham steps in alongside Ashurst in last-minute rescue of Johnston Press

Latham & Watkins has joined Ashurst in the buy-out of the i newspaper owner Johnston Press, securing the future of the multimedia publisher. The company, which has 200 titles under its belt and is one of the UK’s biggest employers of journalists, turned to Ashurst in October, when it put itself up for sale, riddled […]

Ashurst and Freshfields face off in battle for British oil company

Ashurst, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and K&L Gates are advising on the £608m hostile takeover offer of British oil and gas company Faroe Petroleum by a Norwegian rival. At the end of November, Norwegian company DNO ASA swooped in amid the slide in the price of oil to announce its firm intention to make an offer for Faroe Petroleum, […]

Bird & Bird joins magic circle duo on Mastercard’s battle for fintech company

Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Bird & Bird have acted in MasterCard’s takeover battle with Visa for UK fintech company Earthport. Through its £233m offer, Mastercard trumped rival Visa by a 10 per cent premium, which had put in a £198m offer in December. Clifford Chance M&A partner Lee Coney led for Mastercard, supported by head of […]

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