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The Offshore Top 30: A healthy wave of optimism

Offshore firms are thriving despite sustained media and political attacks on their domiciles’ reputation. Meanwhile, Asia’s significance is rising. It has been a turbulent few months for the offshore world. With Labour leader Ed Miliband promising to force the Crown Dependencies to produce a public register of offshore company owners should he come to power after […]

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Shearman, Slaughters and SullCrom advise on Fairfax takeover of Brit

Shearman & Sterling, Slaughter and May and Sullivan & Cromwell (S&C) have played key advisory roles on today’s (17 February) £1.22bn takeover bid by Fairfax Financial Holdings for insurance company Brit. Fairfax is a Toronto-headquartered financial services holding company, which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Slaughters acted for Brit on the recommended takeover. […]

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 24 February 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey is out and lawyers are getting in on the action. No, not like that, although what you do in your private lives is none of our concern. But for a little piece of legal-related Fifty Shades gossip, check in with The Lawyer’s legendary diarist, Tulkinghorn, who’s come out of retirement and […]


Olswang CEO elections still months away as firm searches for candidates

It has emerged that Olswang is unlikely to hold elections to replace its former chief executive David Stewart until the second half of this year. European patent litigation head and IP partner Michael Burdon currently holds the role of interim CEO. It is understood that Burdon still intends to return to full time client work, […]

No5 Chambers announces three part-time judicial appointments

No5 Chambers barristers Abid Mahmood, Vinesh Mandalia and Ravinder Bagral have been appointed Deputy Upper Tribunal Judges of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber. They will primarily sit at Field House, London, but will also be required to sit at other Upper Tribunals around the country. The Upper Tribunal is a superior court of record and deals […]

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