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HSBC turns to BLP in a bid to dispel tax evasion allegations

HSBC has instructed Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) for legal advice, following the leak of client accounts by whistleblower Hervé Falciani. The leaked documents show that HSBC helped thousands of wealthy clients to evade tax through its Swiss private bank between 2005 and 2007.  Media outlets the Guardian, Le Monde, BBC Panorama and Washington-based International Consortium of […]


Pied à Terre, Fitzrovia

Nicky Richmond is surprised and delighted by the Michelin-starred treats on offer at Pied à Terre. We’d booked to go to Atelier de Joel Robuchon as a birthday treat for J, son of C. I ask whether J, whose taste in food tends towards the adventurous might not prefer something a little more down with […]

Conyers Dill & Pearman advises on $1bn Valeant Pharmaceuticals bond deal

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Bermuda legal advice to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International on its $1bn bond offering of 5.5 per cent senior notes due 2023. The bookrunners are Barclays Capital, Deutsche Bank, DnB NOR Bank, HSBC, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International, Morgan Stanley and RBC Capital Markets. Marcello Ausenda, Kathleen Moniz and Alexandra Macdonald from Conyers’ Bermuda […]


Minter Ellison’s former China head joins Spring Law as COO

West End firm Spring Clark has hired former Minter Ellison partner Nigel Clark to bulk up its corporate and finance partner ranks and become its chief operating officer (COO). Clark left Australian firm Minter Ellison after 14 years last June. During his time at the firm Clark managed the firm’s offices in London and Beijing, […]

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