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Arthur Cox, Cleary, Freshfields advise as Holcim and Lafarge divest €6.5bn of assets

Irish firm Arthur Cox, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have scooped the lead roles as construction giants Holcim and Lafarge sell off assets ahead of their €40bn merger. Arthur Cox client CRH is acquiring €6.5bn (£4.9bn) of assets from the two companies, including UK-based Lafarge Tarmac. The assets will see the […]

Bank of England

Travers earns £2m for key role on Bank of England’s forex investigation

Travers Smith was paid £2.2m for its work on an independent inquiry into the Bank of England’s alleged foreign exchange (forex) fixing claims. In total, the inquiry cost the bank £2.93m, of which 68 per cent was paid to Travers.  One Essex Court’s Tony Grabiner QC, who was appointed in March 2014 to oversee the […]

New York

McDermott revenue up by 2.2 per as firm nears $900m mark

McDermott Will & Emery increased its global revenue to $899.8m last year, a 2.2 per cent growth on its 2013 figure of $880.8m. During the course of the year, the firm’s total number of lawyers worldwide fell from 1,021 down to 997. Meanwhile, it topped up its total number of equity partners from 192 to […]

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Locke Lord’s Clements: “We got the team we wanted”

The merger between Locke Lord and Edwards Wildman Palmer is less than a month old, but chair Jerry Clements’ term at the top has already stood the test of time.  Clements was named chair of legacy Locke Liddell & Sapp in 2006 (it became Locke Lord in 2007 after the merger with Lord Bissell & […]

Taylor Wessing hires new financial director from Deloitte

Taylor Wessing’s 10-month search for a new financial director has ended with the appointment of Deborah Findlay, who joined the firm from a role as director of finance for Deloitte’s clients and markets division. Findlay will replace Charlotte Beckett, who left to join Pinsent Masons last year after the latter firm’s financial director Steve Hancock […]

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