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Scottish firm Bird Semple is continuing its restructuring following the ousting of its chief executive by rebadging its media and technology group with the name Bird Semple TechMedia. TechMedia is planning an aggressive drive into the Aberdeen legal market and has also approached London IP/IT specialist firm Bird & Bird to discuss mutual referral arrangements […]

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Stephenson Harwood acted for The Vardinoyannis Group in connection with a US$150m syndicated loan by the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi to the Group’s Luxembourg subsidiary, Centenia Finance SA. Allen & Overy acted for the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi.

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The West Bromwich Building Society stands accused of offering a mortgage scheme which targets the vulnerable, reports Roger Pearson > The Investors Compensation Scheme (ICS) is taking the West Bromwich Building Society to the High Court this week, accusing it of marketing a mortgage scheme which targeted the “elderly and vulnerable”. At a preliminary one-day […]

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