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Law Lords protect legal advice privilege

The issue of legal privilege was in the spotlight again last week as the House of Lords overturned a Court of Appeal decision to make public documents connected to the BCCI case. The House of Lords overturned the appeal last Thursday (29 July), ending uncertainty over the meaning of legal advice privilege. The reasoned judgment […]

Clayton Utz scoops Paul Weiss partner

Australia’s Clayton Utz has bolstered its corporate and TMT expertise after tempting a Hong Kong-based partner from New York law firm Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison’s back to Sydney. Corporate and TMT expert Michael Reede, who has been a partner in Paul Weiss’s Hong Kong office for the last four years, is returning to […]

A&O outstrips rivals on project finance

Allen & Overy (A&O) has reached pole position in the project finance rankings for the first half of this year, with deals worth nearly double that of its nearest rival. According to Dealogic, A&O’s largely lender-based practice saw it act on 19 deals totalling $5.75bn (£3.16bn), winning the firm 11 per cent of the total […]

White & Case Italy targets Morano for rebuilding plan

White & Case is attempting to reinvigorate its Italian operation by taking on the name partner of Milan independent Morano e Associati. The US firm is in advanced talks with Alberto Morano, a private equity and acquisition finance specialist and managing partner of the Milan-based boutique. While no deal has yet been finalised, it is […]

Salans bolsters property with lateral

Salans’ property expertise has been given a boost by drafting in a commercial property expert into its fold. Adrian Wallace previously headed the property team at Wallace LLP (then called Wallace & Partners) before leaving to spend time in the United States. He returned to the UK earlier this year and started his own practice, […]

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