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    1. 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, a...

    2. 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...

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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

      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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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,...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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,...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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,...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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....

    23. 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,...

    24. beyondbrics

      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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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