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    1. April 10, 2016

      Clifford Chance comes out against Brexit

      In a rare move for a top law firm Clifford Chance’s management has taken a stance on a political question: coming out...

    2. April 4, 2016

      Fourteen asset managers sue Portuguese central bank

      Some of the world’s biggest asset managers have taken legal action against the Portuguese central bank, seeking to...

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    1. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Volkswagen picks new chief lawyer for US

      Volkswagen, the German car maker that’s struggling to reach an agreement with American authorities over recalling cars...

    2. FT Alphaville

      January 29, 2016

      Novo Banco: Fixing the Bank of Portugal's mistake

      The ECB, we guess, is still getting to grips with its new(ish) role as bank regulator-in-chief across Europe. But in...

    3. January 22, 2016

      Group of 300 senior lawyers pushes for Britain to stay in Europe

      A group of 300 senior City lawyers, led by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner John Davies, has banded together to...

    4. January 20, 2016

      Law firms prepare for Brexit bonanza

      The City’s largest law firms have assembled dedicated teams to advise on the widespread consequences of Britain’s...

    5. Fast FT

      December 17, 2015

      Results of probe into controversial RBS unit delayed

      The results of an investigation ordered by the UK’s financial watchdog into controversial practices by Royal Bank of...

    6. December 1, 2015

      Peer to lead independent inquiry into Tory bullying claims

      The Conservative party’s decision to hand an inquiry into the bullying scandal that has engulfed the party’s youth wing...

    7. November 30, 2015

      Law firms recruit beyond old hunting grounds

      Top British law firms are constantly reviewing and honing the way they recruit the next generation of talent. Recent...

    8. November 29, 2015

      Tories to probe handling of allegations in youth wing

      The Conservative Party has launched an investigation into its handling of sex and bullying allegations in its youth...

    9. July 8, 2015

      Magic circle law firms’ revenues hampered by currency shifts

      Revenue and partner profit at the magic circle — London’s most profitable international law firms — were hit by foreign...

    10. April 8, 2015

      Law firms fear poaching and desertion as market recovers

      City law firms are becoming increasingly concerned about lawyers defecting and taking clients with them as the legal...

    11. February 19, 2015

      Watchdog ‘marking territory’ with UK market study

      The Financial Conduct Authority acquires new competition powers in April over financial firms. It has lost no time in...

    12. December 10, 2014

      FCA took less care of market-moving info than it asked of City

      If you demand that others maintain high standards, you must uphold them yourself. The Financial Conduct Authority...

    13. December 8, 2014

      FCA stops senior bonuses after insurance blunder

      The UK’s financial watchdog is to cancel bonuses for several of its senior executives who will be heavily criticised on...

    14. December 4, 2014

      Senior FCA executives to leave ahead of report on botched briefing

      The man in charge of supervising regulated companies at the Financial Conduct Authority is preparing to leave the...

    15. November 14, 2014

      HMRC curbs negotiations over tax debts

      Taxpayers’ ability to negotiate with HM Revenue & Customs has been significantly curtailed as internal rules act as a...

    16. October 14, 2014

      Even Cara cannot save luxury bag groups

      Might Cara Delevingne be a tad overexposed? The fact that an observer as fusty as Lombard is even aware of the...

    17. September 30, 2014

      Newly merged law firms wield brand power

      The merger mania that has swept the legal market has been validated in part by research that shows newly combined firms...

    18. August 28, 2014

      Housing and recovery boost law firms’ growth

      The buoyant housing market and an economic recovery are set to bolster growth in the legal industry, where earnings...

    19. August 11, 2014

      Europe looks for common default process

      European companies have been able to access a flood of high-yield loans and bonds over the past few years – so far with...

    20. July 8, 2014

      Elite UK law firms outpace rest of legal market

      The “magic circle”, the elite cadre of firms with headquarters in London and a large international client base, have...

    21. July 2, 2014

      Elite UK law firms kick-off reporting season with strong results

      Two of the UK’s biggest law firms by revenue kick-started the elite firms’ reporting season by posting rises in both...

    22. July 1, 2014

      HP-Autonomy: shaggy-dog story needs a public airing

      The dispute between Hewlett-Packard and UK tech entrepreneur Mike Lynch has turned into a real shaggy dog story. The...

    23. June 20, 2014

      China Life takes majority stake in Canary Wharf tower

      Chinese state-backed insurance group China Life has taken a majority stake in one of Britain’s biggest office towers,...

    24. May 15, 2014

      Legal laggards begin to master diversity briefs

      There was a rare bright spot of news for diversity-watchers this month: the magic circle, the elite cadre of...

    25. April 28, 2014

      City lawyer’s analysis warns of ‘uncertainty’ threat of EU exit

      Britain’s basic commercial regime would be cast into “uncertainty and doubt” by years or decades of diplomatic...

    26. April 17, 2014

      RBS pledges reform on distressed SME borrowers

      Royal Bank of Scotland has promised to overhaul the way it handles small and medium-sized businesses in financial...

    27. April 8, 2014

      Clifford Chance lawyer to probe FCA

      One of the UK’s most senior litigators will put the Financial Conduct Authority ’s dealings with the media under the...

    28. FT Alphaville

      April 8, 2014

      "7. Friday 28 March... f) Whether a false or disorderly market was present during this period"

      Do click for other Terms of Reference of the FCA independent directors’ inquiry into the FCA’s role in the implosion of...

    29. January 12, 2014

      JPMorgan in $200m lawsuit against Berlin transport authority

      JPMorgan and BVG, the Berlin transport authority, are set to begin a $200m High Court trial over a complex credit...

    30. January 9, 2014

      UK taxman toughens stance on big company disputes

      The UK taxman has toughened its stance on disputes with big business in response to public pressure over alleged...

    31. January 8, 2014

      Continued growth in UK intelligence business

      The fast-growing pace of the investigations and intelligence business in the UK has been underscored by the hiring of a...

    32. December 11, 2013

      Lord Mayor to spend her time restoring City values

      The role of Lord Mayor of London has come a long way since the era of four-time incumbent Richard Whittington,...

    33. November 27, 2013

      Matthew Layton appointed Clifford Chance global managing partner

      The partners of Clifford Chance, the UK’s biggest law firm by revenue, have chosen Matthew Layton as their new global...

    34. November 25, 2013

      RBS faces fresh barrage of criticism

      Royal Bank of Scotland faced calls to dramatically overhaul the way it treats small businesses as it suffered another...

    35. November 24, 2013

      David Childs, Clifford Chance’s outgoing managing partner

      David Childs is unusually relaxed. Demob happy, even. The managing partner of the UK’s biggest law firm by revenue will...

    36. October 27, 2013

      Movers & shakers: October 28

      ●Daniel Morris, formerly global market strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management, has joined the US asset manager...

    37. October 22, 2013

      Singapore minister accuses Clifford Chance over service claims

      Clifford Chance has been accused by a Singaporean minister of conveying “an inaccurate picture” in relation to...

    38. September 30, 2013

      UK law firms hit hardest by crisis

      The financial crisis has hit the UK’s largest law firms disproportionately harder than their US and Australian rivals...

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