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Claire Wright

A&O and Herbies advise on Man Group’s Citi outsourcing deal

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Herbert Smith have taken the mandates on a landmark outsourcing deal between Man Group and Citibank’s specialised outsourcing arm. Herbert Smith advised Man Group on the deal, which marks the first time the fund manager has outsourced its services. Outsourcing partner Nick Pantlin and funds partner Tim West led the […]

Standard Chartered to revise global advisers

The six firms reappointed to Standard Chartered Bank’s international panel last week are unlikely to keep their places for the full two-year period, with the bank set to launch an unprecedented global overhaul of all its legal rosters. Head of legal operations Jeremy Allen, who is leading the review, said the global overhaul would be […]


Dechert opens LA office with four-partner Orrick team

Dechert has launched an office in Los Angeles after hiring four partners from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, including former US litigation head Edwin Woodsome. Woodsome, who will be office managing partner, is joined by Orrick LA litigation partners William Oxley, Christopher Ruhland and Andrew Wong. The office, which opens today, will focus on litigation. “The […]


Slaughters revamps partnership board and names two new practice heads

Slaughter and May has named new heads of its financing and tax practice streams and appointed five new members to its partnership board. Paul Stacey will take over from the retiring Andrew Balfour as head of the financing stream, while Sara Luder will replace Tony Beare in the tax stream. Meanwhile, Stacey along with employment […]

Realty check

Despite a transaction uptick, the dearth of debt in the UK property sector means M&A activity remains elusive. Rob Thompson reports In early 2008 many commentators predicted a surge in activity in the UK commercial real estate M&A market, as share prices in large property companies were trading at big discounts to net asset value […]

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