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Louise Godfrey QC, 1950-2002 Louise Godfrey QC, 1950-2002The female leader of the North Eastern Circuit and a highly respected criminal and family practitioner has died aged 52 after years of fighting cancer.Louise Godfrey QC&#39s reputation in court as a determined advocate was reflected in her drive for women to hold equal status as men. She […]

European Trends

Times of economic depression test the market and precipitate emerging trends. With this in mind, now is a good time to take a look at the European market. While the deal flow may not be as robust as it was this time last year, the consolidation process among law firms is still underway and there […]

FIRM PROFILE: Poppleston Allen

Licensing firm Poppleston Allen is preparing for new legislation Earlier this year licensing specialist Poppleston Allen recruited Addleshaw Booth & Co’s Paddy Whur into its Nottingham office (The Lawyer, 18 March).Poppleston Allen co-founder Jeremy Allen Says: “There is a huge philosophical difference between working in a large firm and a smaller one. We have 35 […]

Ex-Brobeck partner to join Torys New York office

Torys has hired Luci Staller Altman from the New York office of Brobeck Phleger & Harrison. Altman was a partner in Brobeck’s business and technology practice. She joins the New York office of US-Canadian firm Torys. Her practice focuses on securities transactions and general corporate advice to technology, telecoms and life sciences companies. Kathryn Hobbs

Finance Summary

Linklaters (Beryl Sze) advised Credit Suisse First Boston as lead manager and sole bookrunner on the HK$1.2bn (£103.6bn) convertible bond issue by Hang Lung Properties. The issuer, International Treasury, was advised by Harney Westwood & Riegels. Clifford Chance advised the joint lead managers HSBC, UBS Warburg and ISBC and DB Trustees on CKWH-UT2’s $250m (£168m) […]

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