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Herbies to send corporate and property due diligence work to Belfast

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is set to expand its Belfast-based legal support unit to include corporate due diligence and real estate work. The Northern Ireland base, which currently only handles disputes support, will offer the new capabilities from March 2013, after opening in the city in April 2011 (24 November 2010). It will start off […]

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Herbert Smith and Skadden lead as Abramovich buys into Russian metal maker

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and US firm Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom were among the lead advisers on a deal that sees Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich’s investment company acquire a stake in Russian metal producer Norilsk Nickel. Millhouse Capital is set to acquire a 7.3 per cent share in the company for an […]

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Brodies makes second hire in two days with addition of Dundas partner

Scottish firm Brodies has announced its second lateral hire in as many days, bringing on board Dundas & Wilson’s non-contentious construction head Alistair McLean. McLean will join Brodies’ Edinburgh office in the new year as head of non-contentious construction. The role is a new one within the firm’s projects, energy and infrastructure group. He specialises […]

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