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Finance Summary

Linklaters (Charles Dunn) has been appointed to advise Bangkok Mass Transit System on the restructuring of its debts of $650m (£451m) and Taiwanese Bt18.462bn (£290.6m). Shearman & Sterling (John Wilson) advised France Telecom and semiconductor company STMicroelectronics on France Telecom’s h1.5bn (£928.03m) issue of exchangeable notes. Lead managers ABN Amro and Lehman Brothers advised by […]

Eye looks at The Lawyer

Tulkinghorn does love a good award ceremony. The lights, the glitter, the prizes. So he was chuffed to bits to read that The Lawyer won the highly acclaimed prize of Correction of the Year in Private Eye for the following, slightly tongue in cheek, gem.“Last week The Lawyer incorrectly stated that Maurice Millen, who was […]

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