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Job Watch: Private Equity

Private equity had a tough time during the recession, but has it started to creep out of the doldrums? “The private equity sector fell off a cliff as funding dried up, which had a knock-on effect for lawyers specialising in this area, with redundancies and work levels drying up,” remarks Keith Miskelly at Garfield Robbins. […]

Mike Castle

Election fever

Following the US elections the Democrats hold a majority in the Senate while the Republicans have a majority in the House. Stalemates could continue, but there is also the chance for reform of the financial services industry, says Mike Castle Following the 6 November election in the US the Democratic party holds a narrow majority […]


Blog: causation key issue for litigants in Libor claims

The recent decision by the court in the claim brought by Guardian Care Homes against Barclays (see story 30 October 2012), allowing the claimant to bring the manipulation of LIBOR into a case on hedge mis-selling, highlights the storm clouds that still gather around the banking sector and may indicate a lack of trust of […]


Three-way Dentons merger to go live in 2013

Salans, SNR Denton and Canadian firm Fraser Milner Casgrain (FMC) have confirmed their plans for a three-way merger, which will go live early next year under the Dentons name. A spokesperson for the firms said the combined entity will incorporate the legacy firms’ brands during an intermediate period of unconfirmed length, after which the SNR, […]


Slaughters to part company with 41 secretaries at end of consultation

Slaughter and May is set to axe 32.7 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs in its secretarial team after finalising a round of redundancies. A total of 41 secretaries have chosen to take voluntary redundancy, which includes a redundancy pay package, while approximately three to four in the evening team are being asked to exit the firm […]

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