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The European 100 2014: Global calling

For the first time, The European 100 takes a look at the international firms operating in Europe The European 100 has traditionally focused exclusively on independent firms. This approach excluded any firm that is a member of a branded international alliance and the European offices of international networks – although many firms operate a Swiss […]

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Quartet of US firms line up for Bayer’s $14.2bn acquisition of Merck division

A raft of US firms, including Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson and Sullivan & Cromwell, have stepped up to advise on the $14.2bn acquisition of Merck’s consumer care business by Bayer. Merck’s winning bid trumped a number of rival bidders, allowing the German-based pharmaceuticals giant to acquire a range of household consumer products including […]


KWMSJB private equity partner Tim Wright exits for DLA

DLA Piper has hired one of King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin’s top private equity partners, Tim Wright. Since joining legacy SJ Berwin in September 2004 from Clifford Chance, Wright has become one of the firm’s dominant private equity partners in the City alongside Steven Davis.  Wright is the latest in a string of exits […]

Allen & Overy advises ICBC on acquisition of issued share capital of Tekstilbank

Allen & Overy has advised Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) on its proposed acquisition of 75.5 per cent of the issued share capital of Tekstil Bankası (Tekstilbank) from GSD Holding for TRY669m (£190m). Under Turkish capital markets law, the acquisition will trigger a post-closing mandatory tender offer for all remaining shares in Tekstilbank. […]


Legacy LG loses entire Tite & Lewis team as remaining two quit for Wedlake Bell

Legacy Lawrence Graham (LG) has lost the final two partners who joined the firm from legacy Tite & Lewis in 2004, with head of corporate finance Christopher Tite leaving the firm for Wedlake Bell. Tite and real estate partner Louise Gowman started at Wedlake Bell earlier this month, as LG combined with Wragge & Co […]

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