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Quindell extends exclusivity period for Slater & Gordon takeover bid

Aim-listed ABS Quindell has extended the exclusivity period relating to Slater & Gordon’s potential acquisition of its professional services division to 31 March 2015. The latest statement comes amid speculation that following a due diligence process Slater & Gordon offered just £700m for the company’s legal services division, despite a top-end price tag of £1bn. […]

Shoosmiths wins award for advising Hitachi on £4.5bn rail deal

Shoosmiths has been recognised for its role advising train manufacturer Hitachi Rail in a multibillion-pound order for trains. IJGlobal (Infrastructure Journal and Project Finance magazine) presented the Intercity Express Programme with the Rail Deal of the Year award at its annual Europe and Africa awards ceremony on 19 February. IEP is a 30-year design, construction and […]

Boris Johnson: Lawyers are amazing. Here’s why

Boris Johnson put London and the rule of law squarely at the heart of the world’s legal market yesterday in his keynote speech at the Global Law Summit (GLS). While cracking jokes. Obviously. [continues] Also at the Global Law Summit this week: Global Law Summit kicks off in London with focus on rule of law […]

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Linklaters projects partners Hagopian and Ijaz quit for Milbank

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has hired a pair of Linklaters projects partners, Matthew Hagopian and Manzer Ijaz. Hagopian is co-head of Linklaters’ global energy sector, and leads its US law energy and project finance practice globally. Dual-qualified in England and New York, he has been a partner at the magic circle firm since joining […]

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