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By Maria Fernandez- Picazo, Javier de Rojas If 2017 was a record year for the private equity industry in Spain in terms of monetary volume (€5bn, an increase of 30 per cent compared with 2016) and number of transactions (715 – a 15.6 per cent rise) involving 596 companies (up 28 per cent), the forecast for 2018 […]

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By Nick McEwen UK Businesses are well aware that they are facing the double challenge of Brexit and coronavirus whilst standing on the shifting sands of the ever-changing government stances relating to the twin perils with the consequential effect on their ability to do business. Agility is the key to survival when even sound contingency […]

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New immigration rules for sportspeople

By Rachel Harvey, Ella Davis From 1 January 2021, free movement of European nationals will end, and the UK will introduce a points-based immigration system. Under the new system, all EU and non-EU citizens will be treated equally which will completely transform the way in which EU migrants come to the UK to work. Under […]

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Real estate

Walder Wyss has specialised and established itself in the real estate sector over the course of many years.  Our experienced and well-known real estate team, consisting of numerous lawyers and tax experts, is one of the largest in Switzerland. This enables us to execute highly complex real estate transactions efficiently and with an integrated perspective. […]


Kirkland Beijing co-founding partner moves to Orrick

Kirkland & Ellis Beijing co-founding partner Ya-Chiao Chang has left the firm to join Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. Chang has joined Orrick in its intellectual property practice as a partner and will be based in the firm’s Beijing office. Chang’s practice focuses on complex IP matters, particularly on US patent litigation and he is dual-educated […]


CMA promotes Wilkie to director of Cartel and Criminal Group

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Latham and Sullivan act on Teva’s $40.5bn purchase of pharma rival Allergan

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