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  1. 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 have...

  2. September 26, 2014

    City Insider: 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...

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  1. 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 into...

  2. 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...

  3. 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,...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. June 11, 2014

    Partnerships aid global investigations

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

  7. 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 have...

  8. 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, seeking...

  9. 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 the...

  10. 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 Carillion,...

  11. 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 have a...

  12. 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...

  13. 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 seen...

  14. 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...

  15. 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,...

  16. 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 shows...

  17. 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 make...

  18. 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 250...

  19. 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 often...

  20. February 28, 2013

    Employers should be alert to the dangers of Twitter

    I’ve recently set up a Twitter feed for my company and now have concerns that it could be misused by disgruntled employees....

  21. February 24, 2013

    Treasury rules on ex-NHS staff

    Thousands of NHS staff transferred to the private sector will be able to continue contributing to their government pensions,...

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    January 28, 2013

    EM M&A: good but could do better

    What was 2012 like for emerging markets when it came to inbound mergers and acquisitions? Good but not great, according to...

  23. January 9, 2013

    Quinn Emanuel defies London’s legal gloom

    The London office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, the US law firm, has defied the prolonged gloom pervading the UK...

  24. January 2, 2013

    Nestlé takes chocolate war to new heights

    The chocolate wars have reached new heights after Nestlé, the world’s biggest food company, succeeded in stopping rivals...

  25. December 3, 2012

    Operational crises cause most damage

    Rogue employees may cause companies’ share prices to dip sharply in the short term but it is the slow-drip of bad news...

  26. November 29, 2012

    Leveson recommends focus on plurality

    Competition authorities should have the power to keep the plurality of the UK media under constant review, according to...

  27. November 26, 2012

    Corporate suitors told to be more open on plans

    Corporate predators have been given fresh warnings by the City watchdog to be more specific about their plans for target...

  28. November 11, 2012

    Delistings worry for managers

    Delistings from exchanges in Greece, Ireland and other peripheral eurozone states could deter fund managers from buying into...

  29. 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...

  30. October 23, 2012

    Fraud deals set to cost companies £30m

    Companies that admit fraud could pay fines that average as much as £30m in new US-style prosecution agreements, which the UK...

  31. 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...

  32. September 23, 2012

    London regulation pushes debt deals away

    Some large companies are looking to shift debt issuance programmes away from London to avoid a stricter interpretation of...

  33. August 27, 2012

    Takeover Panel’s test a year after new rules

    From its frame on the wall of the narrow waiting room in the Takeover Panel’s offices above the London Stock Exchange, a...

  34. July 24, 2012

    Barclays names veteran lawyer to lead review

    Barclays has moved quickly to make a visible commitment to change its ways, appointing a veteran City lawyer to lead a...

  35. July 6, 2012

    Magic circle law firms go further afield

    Results announced by the UK’s top law firms this week underscored a split along traditional lines. Allen & Overy and...

  36. April 25, 2012

    Companies warned on group lawsuit plan

    Lawyers have told large UK companies to brace themselves for a wave of costly litigation if proposals to overhaul group...

  37. April 19, 2012

    Does everyone want a flash car when they reach the top?

    Do men and women converge in terms of what motivates them as they climb the corporate ladder? It is a question laden with...

  38. March 15, 2012

    New watchdog to monitor competition law

    There will be a new watchdog on the block by 2014. Legal experts are divided over whether it will live up to the...

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