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Jonathan Ames

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 29 June 2014

The romance has definitely gone from air travel. The last semblance of exotic flying probably fizzled 14 years ago, when sadly Air France’s Concorde burst into flames on take-off at Charles de Gaulle airport. Now travelling by air is all about budget airlines charging an arm and a leg for a cold sausage roll, or […]

International firms reassess position in Asia Pacific

Bird & Bird has just become the latest firm to expand its footprint in the Asia Pacific after signing alliance agreements with two Indonesian firms last week. Yet the appetite for growth across the region slowed in 2013. According to one partner at a firm in the region, it’s a sign of a maturing market. […]

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Top 10 Stories – 20 June – 26 June 2014

Take a look at the most-read stories on this week and share your views There were celebrations all round this week as The Lawyer held it’s annual awards ceremony, in association with Travelers. RPC and No 5 Chambers were the big winners of the night, picking up gongs for Law Firm of the Year […]

Barclays unveils reduced panel

It’s nearly a year since Barclays named the former general counsel of Pittsburgh-headquartered PNC Financial Services Group, Bob Hoyt, as general counsel and there is plenty of change in the air. Hoyt has reorganised the legal team, resulting in the creation of a global financial crime team headed by former litigation and investigations director Jonathan […]


Freshfields wins top spot among UK firms in M&A rankings for the first half of 2014

Freshfields has swept the board in Thomson Reuters M&A rankings for the first half of 2014, coming top among all UK-based firms for global, European and UK-related M&A. In the ranking of deals with UK involvement, Freshfields topped the charts by both value and volume – working on 41 transactions with a total value of […]

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