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    1. June 19, 2016

      Morgan Stanley lures M&A lawyer to head UK unit

      Morgan Stanley is set to name Mark Rawlinson, a long-time corporate partner at law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer,...

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      May 23, 2016

      Linklaters appoints M&A lawyer as senior partner

      Linklaters, one of the City’s most profitable law firms, has elected Charlie Jacobs, an experienced corporate lawyer...

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    1. May 1, 2016

      Administrators on the spot with BHS and Austin Reed collapses

      So it is goodbye to BHS and Austin Reed. Last week, the administrators were called in to the collapse of both British...

    2. April 18, 2016

      Businesses dogged by referendum uncertainty

      The rival campaigns may disagree about how disruptive a vote to leave the EU would be for British business. But there...

    3. February 12, 2016

      City Insider: HSBC shifts towards not moving

      HSBC: Trusted counsel After all that, it emerged this week that HSBC is leaning towards keeping its London HQ. The bank...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. January 7, 2016

      Slaughter and May elects new senior partner

      UK law firm Slaughter and May has elected Steve Cooke, a mergers and acquisitions heavyweight, as its senior partner as...

    7. FT Alphaville

      January 6, 2016

      The real winners from Shell / BG

      Dear Shareholder, In just a few weeks time, you will have a chance to vote on an exciting transaction: Royal Dutch...

    8. 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...

    9. November 5, 2015

      Even jumbos forget cases before Takeover Panel serves justice

      The mills of the Takeover Panel grind finely, but they grind exceeding slow. The City’s quintessentially English M&A...

    10. November 5, 2015

      Credit Suisse and Freshfields censured over Bumi deal

      Credit Suisse and two law firms have received a rare censure by the UK’s watchdog on takeover deals for a “serious...

    11. 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...

    12. June 10, 2015

      Law firms work hard to ‘engineer’ deals

      Last year was one to remember in terms of Chinese financial liberalisation. Hong Kong and Shanghai linked their stock...

    13. April 26, 2015

      Ruth Markland to join Deloitte as non-executive director

      Ruth Markland, the outgoing senior independent director of Standard Chartered, has been named an independent...

    14. 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...

    15. January 28, 2015

      Cyber security accelerator programme launches in London

      Europe’s first business accelerator programme focused on cyber security has been launched in London, with backers...

    16. October 29, 2014

      SFO probes Tesco accounting irregularities

      The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has launched an official criminal investigation into accounting irregularities at Tesco,...

    17. October 17, 2014

      Tesco chief Dave Lewis hopes to draw a line under profit scandal

      Dave Lewis, the new chief executive of Tesco, has attempted to draw a line under the profit overstatement scandal by...

    18. 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...

    19. September 26, 2014

      Freshfields’ trinity delves into Tesco’s profit overstatement

      Crack team: Freshfields trinity It’s no surprise that Tesco looked to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to scrutinise how...

    20. September 22, 2014

      Tesco in turmoil after profits overstatement

      Tesco, Britain’s biggest retailer and one of its great corporate success stories of the last decade, has been thrown...

    21. 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...

    22. August 24, 2014

      Settlements make up 97% of fines collected by FCA, says research

      Almost all the £943m of fines collected by the UK’s financial watchdog between 2010 and 2013 came from settlements,...

    23. 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...

    24. July 7, 2014

      Courage of convictions as ex-offenders find jobs

      In the year after leaving prison, Andrew (not his real name) applied for 60 jobs. On a couple of occasions when he was...

    25. June 11, 2014

      Partnerships aid global investigations

      First-mover advantage has long been recognised as being of paramount importance in legal markets across the...

    26. May 13, 2014

      Challenging UK watchdog’s decisions ‘fruitless’, lawyers warn

      Challenging an enforcement decision by the UK regulator has proved to be a fruitless task for the majority of those who...

    27. January 13, 2014

      US activist hedge funds form UK bridgehead for charge into Europe

      Lawyers are warning UK and European companies to brace themselves against a US invasion: of American activist funds,...

    28. January 12, 2014

      UK blue-chips favour India for emerging market deals

      Britain’s blue-chip companies spent more on mergers and acquisitions in India than in any other emerging market over...

    29. December 5, 2013

      The Timewise Power Part Time List

      In alphabetical order by company name: Fiona Gibson Managing director of Products UKI, client account lead for...

    30. October 31, 2013

      Share prices are rarely hit hard by cyber attacks

      Investors take it in their stride when companies are breached by cyber attacks in incidents that nine times out of 10...

    31. September 15, 2013

      World Bank sanctions at seven-year high

      World Bank sanctions are at a seven-year high after efforts by the bank to clamp down on fraud and corruption in the...

    32. July 10, 2013

      Employees are first line of defence against hackers

      My organisation holds a large amount of extremely valuable and sensitive personal and commercial information. Having...

    33. July 9, 2013

      Top law firms boosted by fees from investigations

      The effect of tougher regulation in the wake of the financial crisis has been underscored by top law firms’ financial...

    34. 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...

    35. July 3, 2013

      Skills and job creation take top spots in responsible business awards table

      The choice of a large corporation and a small business as overall winners in this year’s Responsible Business Awards...

    36. June 3, 2013

      Workplace views: Recruits have clear idea of goals and ambitions

      The stream of millennials entering the workplace looks set to become a flood. By 2025, members of this generation will...

    37. May 31, 2013

      Bumi reveals tally for missing payments stands at $201m

      It was hard to imagine investors’ expectations about corporate governance at Bumi could fall much lower when the FTSE...

    38. March 13, 2013

      Appraisals offer great opportunity for feedback

      We have annual performance reviews, which we are encouraged to sign off on and amend if we disagree with them. We are...

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