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Field Fisher suffers another exit as A&O hires Germany head

Field Fisher Waterhouse’s (FFW) has seen another partner exit its European practice with German managing partner Joachim Feldges moving to Allen & Overy (A&O) as the magic circle firm bids to strengthen its German IP team. Feldges joins A&O as a partner in Munich, less than two years after moving to FFW with three other […]

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Minster and Optima top UK200 debt charts

Minster Law and Optima Legal have emerged as the two firms with the highest reported level of borrowings in this year’s The Lawyer UK200. Last year Minster’s turnover was £104.1m. The Lawyer can reveal that at the end of the last financial year it had total borrowings of £69m. At Optima the proportionate debt levels […]

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CPA Global turns to Ancestry.com for hire of first-ever GC

Legal process outsourcer CPA Global has named Ruth Daniels as its first-ever general counsel. Daniels joins from genealogy website Ancestry.com, where she spent five years as vice-president of legal international and vice-president of legal China. Ancestry.com was last month bought out by private equity house Permira for $1.6bn (£1bn), with Clifford Chance and Fried Frank […]

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Linklaters heads to CoA on Commerzbank bonus fight

Matrix Chambers’ Tom Linden QC will tomorrow (6 November) attempt to persuade the Court of Appeal (CoA) to give Germany’s Commerzbank permission to appeal the bankers’ bonus case it lost earlier this year. Linklaters managing associate Jillian Naylor has instructed Linden for the CoA oral hearing after the bank was refused permission to appeal on […]

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Clifford Chance and Freshfields land roles as China buys into Heathrow

Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Simmons & Simmons took roles advising on the acquisition of a 10 per cent stake in Heathrow Airport by a subsidiary of China Investment Corporation (CIC). The deal sees Spanish infrastructure group Ferrovial sell a 5.7 per cent stake in Heathrow Ltd for £257.4 to CIC International, an arm […]

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