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Freshfields, Herbies land Wolseley issue

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Herbert Smith are advising on building ­supplies company Wolseley’s upcoming £1bn rights issue. In the latest of a glut of cash calls by listed companies, Freshfields head of corporate Mark Rawlinson is understood to be advising Wolseley, while ­Herbert Smith is understood to have been instructed by the underwriting banks. Wolseley, […]

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TwitterJokeTrial and the relationship of criminal law to social media

The problem of applying a 2003 offence to modern social networks. Yesterday was the seventh day in court for Paul Chambers in respect of the so-called TwitterJokeTrial.  The tweet in question was sent nearly two and a half years ago.  Now nine judges or magistrates have heard the case.  The costs on both sides run […]

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Special reports: Banking and Shipping

The crisis among financial institutions has created a dearth of groundbreaking and unique work for banking and finance lawyers, much of it coming from the regulators. Banking & finance The crisis among financial institutions has created a dearth of groundbreaking and unique work for banking and finance lawyers, much of it coming from the regulators. […]

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Linklaters CEE spin-off launches Serbia practice

Linklaters CEE spin-off launches Serbia practice” />Kinstellar, the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) firm that spun out of Linklaters last year, has launched a Serbia practice with the hire of three former DLA Piperlawyers. The firm has taken on Louis Milicich, _arko Lelovac and Mirko Lalatovi_ as counsel, associate and junior associate respectively. Kinstellar has […]

The Transatlantic Elite

The Transatlantic Elite examines the in-house legal teams at household names such as Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft and Cisco, along with lesser known, but no less interesting beasts such as cloud computing pioneer Salesforce security software outfit Symantec and mobile payments busines Square. For music fans, Spotify is in there as well. There are […]

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