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  1. 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 next...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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 profit...

  3. 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 mutt in...

  4. 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, in its...

  5. 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...

  6. 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 wrangling if...

  7. 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 distress...

  8. 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...

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    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...

  10. 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 default...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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, immortalised...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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 be...

  17. October 27, 2013

    Movers & shakers: October 28

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

  18. 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 litigation...

  19. 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 over...

  20. September 26, 2013

    Debt reduction is critical to recovery

    Douglas McNeill was working as an equity analyst in the autumn of 2008 when Lehman Brothers collapsed. But in the aftermath...

  21. July 5, 2013

    DLA Piper takes top spot in law firm rankings

    DLA Piper has become the biggest law firm in the world by revenue, knocking its rival Baker & McKenzie off the top spot,...

  22. July 4, 2013

    Second wind for regulators leaves banks feeling bruised

    The past fortnight has been a potentially expensive one for banks on both sides of the Atlantic. This week, the Federal...

  23. April 17, 2013

    Law firms’ merger may spark wave of tie-ups

    Baker & McKenzie is to merge with Dubai-based law firm Habib Al Mulla as the US firm seeks to broaden its footprint in the...

  24. March 18, 2013

    From boycotts to business briefs

    A strange alchemy is under way. As big business stakes claims to being more charitable, charities are becoming more...

  25. March 14, 2013

    Barclays’ law firm lands Diamond’s lawyer

    The lawyer representing Bob Diamond in regulatory investigations into Libor manipulation will join the law firm that advises...

  26. January 25, 2013

    Singapore leads in clearing house reform

    It was hardly the most eye-catching of announcements, but it revealed that in Asia there are signs that the region is slowly...

  27. January 24, 2013

    UAE financial association board resigns

    A boardroom dispute has left the Financial Services Association of the United Arab Emirates, a recently formed industry...

  28. January 9, 2013

    Banks to miss out on Basel softening

    Two of the important changes that global regulators made this week to the first worldwide liquidity rules are so narrowly...

  29. January 8, 2013

    Business leaders warn Cameron on EU terms

    Leading British business figures have warned David Cameron that he risks destabilising the economy inadvertently taking...

  30. December 9, 2012

    Japan’s FSA to rule on fund mergers

    Japan’s Financial Services Agency plans to streamline the procedure for mutual fund mergers in a bid to bring down the...

  31. December 5, 2012

    Europe bond market set for holdout reform

    A revolution will unfold in Europe’s sovereign bond market next year when eurozone countries begin including contentious new...

  32. October 29, 2012

    Mid-tier law firms feel the squeeze

    The UK’s mid-tier law firms are being squeezed more than ever, with their partners suffering the biggest relative drop in...

  33. October 22, 2012

    Cultural shift edges into corporate Japan

    Japanese deals for companies overseas are not just getting bigger – they are getting bolder. Two of this year’s...

  34. October 11, 2012

    Online retailers warned over hidden prices

    Britain’s most popular online retailers have been told by the consumer watchdog to improve their transparency on pricing as...

  35. September 23, 2012

    BAE deal advisory fees could hit $100m

    Financial advisers on the proposed BAE/EADS merger could be in line to earn about $76m, according to estimates from data...

  36. August 12, 2012

    S Korea opens up to foreign law firms

    US and UK law firms are racing to set up offices in South Korea to feed its corporations' growing demand for legal services,...

  37. August 10, 2012

    Aviva in £100m rooftop solar deal

    Aviva, the FTSE 100 insurer, has paid an estimated £100m for a portfolio of solar rooftop systems in what it says is the...

  38. August 6, 2012

    UAE unveils tighter rules for funds

    The United Arab Emirates has introduced new laws targeting investment funds, aiming to tighten the light-touch regulation of...

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