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Quartet of firms advises as Mittal acquires parts of Lafarge and Anglo American

Eversheds, Freeth Cartwright, Linklaters and Mayer Brown have all won roles advising as cement maker Lafarge and mining company Anglo American agree to sell various parts of their construction materials operations to Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal. The sale, understood to be worth up to £272m, will see the two companies sell their UK building […]

Silverbeck Rymer unveils post-ABS expansion plans

Liverpool firm Silverbeck Rymer, one of the first to announce a conversion to an ABS, has unveiled plans to create 300 new positions over the next 12 months. The firm agreed to sell its business to AIM-listed Quindell in a deal worth almost £20m in January following the implementation of the Legal Services Act (24 […]


IPO blimey

Many firms are having their worst time for a decade in Hong Kong, due to a precipitous fall in IPO work It would be no exaggeration to call 2012 one of the worst years for firms in Hong Kong in a decade. International firms that traditionally thrived in Hong Kong’s active IPO market have been […]

Lord Phillips

Lord Phillips joins Brick Court as arbitrator

Brick Court Chambers has added the former president of the Supreme Court, Lord Phillips, to its roster of arbitrators. It marks a return to the set for Phillips, who had a commercial practice in Brick Court until he was appointed to the Queen’s Bench Division in 1987. Following his retirement from the court (4 April […]

Government’s planned judicial review revamp ‘misses the point’

Government plans to overhaul the judicial review process to boost growth and unburden clogged-up courts have “missed the point”, according to public law lawyers. Prime Minister David Cameron made a speech to the Confederation of British Industry this morning, outlining how the Coalition plans to cut the three-month time limit for applications to prevent tactical […]

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