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Pinsent Masons secures victory for Home Office over £224m eBorders payout

The Home Office has won a legal challenge against paying £224m compensation to Clifford Chance client Raytheon Systems over a terminated contract. Home secretary Theresa May instructed Pinsent Masons to launch an appeal against the compensation decision following an arbitration tribunal in August (18 August 2014). In a judgment handed down on Wednesday (18 February) […]

Europe’s independent firms focus on referral networks as cross-border M&A booms

In a world where the biggest global firms are just getting bigger – witness the recent formation of 6,500-lawyer behemoth Dacheng Dentons – it can be increasingly hard for independent firms to compete. That’s why referral networks are so important these days, as this week’s special report shows. From the success of Slaughter and May […]

Scotland

Burness Paull and Levy & McRae face legal action over collapse of $400m hedge fund

Scottish firms Burness Paull and Levy & McRae are facing legal action from the liquidators of Heather Capital over their involvement in the collapse of the $400m hedge fund. Heather Capital is the now defunct offshore financial empire run by Scottish lawyer turned hedge-fund entrepreneur Gregory King that folded following the financial crisis in 2008. […]

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