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    1. October 9, 2014

      Lawyers’ appetite for risk revived

      The Thames Tideway Tunnel, London’s new super sewer that will snake for 25km beneath the UK capital’s main river, will have...

    2. 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...

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    1. Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers

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    1. June 11, 2014

      Cross-border work pays dividends

      The past year has seen a number of firsts in Asia’s financial markets, across different asset classes and geographies. As...

    2. June 8, 2014

      Anglo Irish Bank ‘consigned to history’

      Anglo Irish Bank, the institution that brought Ireland’s financial sector crashing down in 2008, has been “finally consigned...

    3. November 15, 2013

      Brussels takes broad brush approach to fix Libor scandal

      The European Commission has reacted to the Libor and Euribor scandals by proposing draft legislation that aims to restore...

    4. November 10, 2013

      Shareholder campaigns double in three years

      The number of activist campaigns waged against companies by their shareholders has more than doubled in three years....

    5. November 8, 2013

      Social media can dent reputations

      When Dave Carroll, a United Airlines passenger, saw his cherished Taylor guitar broken by baggage handlers, he sought...

    6. October 4, 2013

      Lawyers in the news

      No longer the upstart outsider Legal advice and innovation is often reactive, with lawyers creating solutions in response to...

    7. October 4, 2013

      Alliances shift up a gear

      The legal profession has undergone a sea change. The once-traditional industry now uses the term “innovation” as casually as...

    8. July 9, 2013

      UK’s top 100 lawyers ranked

      The UK’s finest 100 lawyers have been methodically ranked for the first time in a new directory that underscores the demand...

    9. 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,...

    10. June 27, 2013

      European banks fall behind in M&A

      US investment banks are returning with a vengeance. After more than a decade in which European rivals chipped away at their...

    11. 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...

    12. January 3, 2013

      Mid-market hotels look to check out

      Like helpless guests waiting for the duck at Fawlty Towers, a clutch of UK mid-market hotel groups have spent much of 2012...

    13. December 26, 2012

      Buyout groups using more debt to fund deals

      US private equity groups are using more debt to fund acquisitions than at any time since the start of the financial crisis...

    14. December 6, 2012

      Court of Justice upholds AstraZeneca fine

      Europe’s highest court has upheld a €53m fine against AstraZeneca, in a closely watched case that penalised the...

    15. December 4, 2012

      Clients prefer law firms with wide reach

      The world’s most elite law firms are not necessarily the most popular among big clients, according to new research that...

    16. October 22, 2012

      Fasken and Bell Dewar set to merge

      Fasken Martineau, the Canada-based law firm, is set to merge with Johannesburg-based Bell Dewar, in the latest international...

    17. September 2, 2012

      Hibu creditors begin restructuring talks

      Investors in the £2.2bn of debt in Hibu, the publisher of the Yellow Pages, have begun restructuring talks for the second...

    18. 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...

    19. FT Alphaville

      June 11, 2012

      The day according to CDS

      There was some chatter on Monday about whether the bailout of Spain’s banks could trigger credit default swaps that...

    20. May 16, 2012

      Lawyers weigh implications of Greek exit

      Fears of a possible Greek secession have surfaced before, but “there is a realisation that this really could happen”, says...

    21. beyondbrics

      May 9, 2012

      New York headlines

      * Carlsberg bets on hot Russian summer * Europe to Chongqing: now direct * Medvedev confirmed as Russia’s PM * Myanmar...

    22. beyondbrics

      May 9, 2012

      London headlines

      * Cosco says Vale shuns its vessels on China mega-ship ban * Bomb plotter was US informer * China State Construction signs...

    23. May 6, 2012

      UK law firms to continue Asia expansion

      More than half of the UK’s biggest law firms by revenue will continue to expand in the fast-growing Asia-Pacific region over...

    24. March 4, 2012

      Law firms

      After you. No, after you! Lawyers love to advise companies on stock market listings, yet they are coy about taking the...

    25. February 26, 2012

      Six law firms ‘big enough for FTSE 100’

      Six of the UK’s biggest law firms would be able to be included in the FTSE100 if they had publicly traded shares, according...

    26. February 26, 2012

      Bahrain’s Arcapita faces debt challenge

      Bahrain-based private equity investor Arcapita Bank is facing a potentially painful debt workout as it mandates advisers...

    27. February 3, 2012

      Glencore and Xstrata turn to City dealmaker

      One of the world’s most high-profile dealmakers helped to broker talks between Ivan Glasenberg and Mick Davis that paved the...

    28. February 2, 2012

      Merger to provide $100m boost for advisers

      After a less than stellar year for the mergers and acquisitions market in 2011, and the worst start to the year it has had...

    29. January 9, 2012

      M&A deals in UK at lowest level since 2001

      Dealmaking in the UK, traditionally Europe’s biggest market for mergers and acquisitions, has reached the lowest levels...

    30. December 23, 2011

      Foreigners hit London for property buying spree

      Overseas appetite for London property has gathered momentum in the week before Christmas, with foreign investors hitting the...

    31. December 7, 2011

      Non-executive directors urged to be tougher

      Non-executive directors must take a more active role in policing banks, brokers and insurers if the UK is to avoid another...

    32. September 21, 2011

      Middle East M&A activity begins recovery

      The deals may not be of the multibillion-dollar variety that excite international investment banks but merger and...

    33. August 30, 2011

      NI appoints lawyers to review papers’ practices

      News International has instructed lawyers to review editorial practices across all of its newspapers after the phone-hacking...

    34. August 18, 2011

      New arrest in phone-hacking investigation

      James Desborough, a former reporter at the News of the World, has become the 13th person to be arrested by police looking...

    35. August 14, 2011

      Top 100 UK law firms bill clients £14.3bn

      The UK’s biggest 100 law firms billed clients a total of £14.3bn ($23.3bn) in the last financial year, £530m more than the...

    36. July 6, 2011

      Rupert Pearce named Inmarsat CEO

      UK satellite operator Inmarsat on Wednesday named Rupert Pearce, head of the company’s enterprise division, to succeed...

    37. June 29, 2011

      Beyond the magic circle

      New office openings by law firms tend to be grandiose affairs, with clients invited to sip champagne while admiring the...

    38. June 22, 2011

      Interview: Numbers man says people really count

      Getting a top job in one of the elite magic circle law firms is tough enough. Yet Peter Hickman holds two senior executive...

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