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How stock markets have supported UK business during 2020

Despite an overall slowdown in deal activity, stock exchanges have played a vital role in supporting UK business in the wake of COVID-19 according to Carolyn Gelling, Head of Isle of Man Office at The International Stock Exchange Group.

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DLA opens in Singapore as D&P alliance grows

DLA is making its mark in Singapore, opening a new office in the capital and forming an alliance with Singapore law firm J Koh & Co, which will join its international association of law firms, D&P. J Koh & Co, which has 21 lawyers, specialises in cross-border transactions, project financing, M&A, private equity, structured debt […]

Osborne Clarke's German firm set for merger with Bapperts

Graf von Westphalen Fritze & Modest, the German ally of Osborne Clarke OWA, is in the final stages of merger talks with Bappert Witz & Selbherr in Freiburg. A vote will be taken in November, but both firms are confident the merger will go ahead to create a 64-partner firm. Graf von Westphalen, which has […]

Couderts hires for new media

New York firm Coudert Brothers has lured the managing partner of Preston Gates & Ellis’ Silicon Valley operation to its Northern California offices to build its technology, internet and new media group. Jim Topinka is a corporate securities specialist with a practice focusing on representing emerging companies in technology, manufacturing, retail and financial services. He […]

Cms Cameron McKenna

CMS Cameron McKenna advised Warner Bros on commercial, immigration and service agreement issues concerning the new TV mini-series Mists of Avalon. The series is set in England in the 900s and stars Sigourney Weaver and Anjelica Houston. Senior associate Peter Valet led the transaction from CMS Cameron McKenna’s Prague office.

Investors sue World Online float advisers

Advisers to the initial public offering (IPO) market are embroiled in a landmark row over who is to blame when the hype fails to deliver. Investors are suing Dutch internet company World Online because they believe the float prospectus was misleading, causing them to invest in a company that dramatically failed to live up to […]

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