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Allen & Overy (Chin-Chong Liew) has advised UBS Warburg on the launch of Hong Kong’s first ever equity-linked note. The note was issued on the Tracker Fund. Clifford Chance (Laura Stuart, Claude Brown) has advised the Royal Bank of Scotland as lead manager on the securitisation of a corporate loan portfolio worth £300m. The agencies […]

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Norton Rose has almost halved its volume of bar referrals in the past two years and plans to reduce it “significantly further”. It is also in the throes of being the first firm to bring solicitor-advocacy training in-house.In January 2000, the firm estimated that £7m was spent on its latest financial year, while its predictions […]

The Bar

Review of the year Frankly, it’s disappointing. At the beginning of the year there was a lot of talk about the benefits of more London chambers merging. Several personal injury chambers were considering it. Some felt threatened with bigger sets, such as the then newly-merged Crown Office Row, and those that did not match the […]

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