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DLA and Cravath advise as Starbucks develops taste for luxury tea

Cravath Swaine & Moore and DLA Piper have won lead roles as high-end tea company Teavana agrees to sell to coffee giant Starbucks for $620m (£390m) in cash. The move comes as the worldwide chain looks to reinvent the $40bn (£25bn) tea market and expand on its existing core tea brand Tazo, which Starbucks acquired […]


Kaye Scholer plans City structured finance launch with Freshfields hire

Kaye Scholer is set to launch a London structured finance practice early next year with the hire of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Stuart Axford. Axford, who acts for the Bank of England, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Wells Fargo, will become the US firm’s first City lawyer in structured finance and, according to the […]

A&O’s currency converter

Allen & Overy (A&O) is once again the first magic circle firm to post its half-year results, and get your fill because it’s probably the only one that’s going to reveal them too. Are the others just too scared? A&O has been just as upfront about its figures this year despite the numbers not being […]


Greggs GC: Rolls of honour

When Jonathan Jowett took the GC job at Greggs he expected a bit of stability. He soon found himself organising anti-pasty tax demonstrations If stability in the face of recession is high on your list of requirements from a prospective employer, you could do a lot worse than get a job at Greggs. Despite profit […]

Adam Wagner

A war on judicial review?

The Government has unveiled plans to revamp the judicial review system, but Adam Wagner believes it should think carefully before silencing the law The Prime Minister said he is to “get a grip” on people forcing unnecessary delays to Government policy by cracking down on the “massive growth industry” of judicial review. David Cameron told […]

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