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      Legal firms unleash office automatons

      Linklaters and Pinsent Masons have become the latest law firms to invest in artificial intelligence, as the legal...

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      March 24, 2016

      Deutsche Bank's corporate governance chief to leave

      Daniela Weber Ray, the head of corporate governance at Deutsche Bank, is leaving after three years at the Germany...

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    1. March 20, 2016

      Crowdfunding boosts UK judicial review bids

      Angered by the imposition of a new NHS contract, a few days ago group of junior doctors took their fight from the...

    2. February 25, 2016

      BAT appoints lawyers to probe bribery allegations

      British American Tobacco has hired lawyers to investigate allegations that it bribed officials in east Africa to...

    3. 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...

    4. January 3, 2016

      Solvency II rules set to spark M&A surge in insurance sector

      After 13 years, 3,200 pages and hundreds of millions of dollars in set-up costs, a new era has dawned in insurance. The...

    5. December 6, 2015

      Set up an alumni network and reconnect with valuable assets

      A corporate alumni network is an important way for many professional services firms to keep in touch with ex-employees...

    6. October 2, 2015

      Law firms implement tactics to level the playing field

      In March, GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis completed a landmark $23bn asset swap that was widely hailed as a template for...

    7. 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...

    8. July 2, 2015

      City law firms cash in on soaring deal activity

      The soaring volume of mergers and acquisitions helped London’s top law firms boost their profits, with managing...

    9. 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...

    10. April 3, 2015

      Affordability is key to UK’s policy on shared parental leave

      Britain’s shared parental leave policy begins on Sunday with high hopes in the government it will have a significant...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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....

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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....

    17. 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...

    18. October 4, 2013

      Lawyers in the news

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

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    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...

    22. 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...

    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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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”,...

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      May 9, 2012

      New York headlines

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

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. February 27, 2012

      Bahrain’s Arcapita faces debt challenge

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

    38. 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,...

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