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  1. September 30, 2013

    UK law firms hit hardest by crisis

    The financial crisis has hit the UK’s largest law firms disproportionately harder than their US and Australian rivals over...

  2. September 11, 2013

    Serco appoints Lord Gold to look into overcharging claims

    Serco has appointed the senior City lawyer who investigated the Conservative party’s cash for access scandal to oversee a...

  1. July 24, 2013

    Supreme Court rules pension plans do not rank above other creditors

    Claims from a corporate pension scheme should not rank above other creditors in insolvency proceedings, the Supreme Court...

  2. May 3, 2013

    PwC received £50m in fees from ENRC

    PwC, the auditor to Eurasian Natural Resources Corp, received fees of more than £50m from the Kazakhstan-based miner,...

  3. January 11, 2013

    Gold seeks to restore Rolls-Royce’s shine

    Lord Gold is undaunted by scandal. A multibillion-pound spat between oligarchs, investigating cronyism in British politics,...

  4. October 31, 2012

    Adoboli accused of ‘playing god’ at UBS

    Kweku Adoboli, the former UBS trader alleged to have conducted unauthorised trading that led to $2.3bn of losses, was...

  5. October 14, 2012

    SocGen case set for UK Supreme Court

    A senior banker who is suing Société Générale, France’s second-largest bank, over a payment of €12.5m which he claims was...

  6. July 9, 2012

    Miliband set to up the ante on big banks

    Ed Miliband, leader of the opposition Labour party, will on Monday call for a state-backed investment bank in the UK, which...

  7. June 28, 2012

    Herbert Smith to merge with Freehills

    One of the only true mergers between international law firms in recent times has been confirmed with the partners of the...

  8. June 26, 2012

    Goodwin and colleagues deny rights issue claim

    Fred Goodwin and other former board members of the Royal Bank of Scotland have strenuously denied misleading investors over...

  9. February 2, 2012

    Taylor Wessing to demerge document review unit

    Taylor Wessing, the UK’s 18th-biggest law firm by revenue, is preparing to spin off its document review business into a...

  10. January 19, 2012

    Pinsent Masons and McGrigors in merger talks

    Pinsent Masons, the UK’s 16th-biggest law firm by revenue, has confirmed it is in discussions to merge with McGrigors, a...

  11. October 2, 2011

    OFT cracks down on closure of asset deals

    The UK’s antitrust watchdog is making it tougher to execute deals that fall foul of competition rules by pushing companies...

  12. 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...

  13. beyondbrics

    July 29, 2011

    New York headlines

    Hong Kong taps Alder for securities regulator Temasek to buy HK mall for $2.4bn China’s gold demand may surpass India’s this...

  14. FT Alphaville

    July 29, 2011

    Hong Kong taps Alder for securities regulator

    Hong Kong’s securities regulator is tapping Ashley Alder, head of the Hong Kong office of London-based law firm Herbert...

  15. July 29, 2011

    Hong Kong taps Alder for securities regulator

    Hong Kong’s securities regulator is tapping Ashley Alder, head of the Hong Kong office of London-based law firm Herbert...

  16. July 28, 2011

    Top film studios win online piracy ruling

    Internet service providers across Europe must take a greater role in blocking customers’ access to websites offering illegal...

  17. July 25, 2011

    Hacking fears prompt Mirror review

    Trinity Mirror, the publisher of the Daily Mirror, has launched a review of its editorial controls and procedures amid...

  18. FT Alphaville

    May 18, 2011

    What a missing Libyan tanker tells us about sanctions

    Reuters published a special report Monday on the Libyan rebels’ efforts to sell oil in spite of the ongoing civil war and...

  19. March 10, 2011

    Singapore groups to sue Dubai World division

    Three Singapore companies are suing Dubai’s Drydocks World, the ship repair unit of Dubai World, for non-payment of bills....

  20. November 18, 2010

    De La Rue staff unlikely to be pursued

    Fraud investigators drafted in by De La Rue are unlikely to pursue employees who the banknote printing company blamed for...

  21. October 21, 2010

    Panel gets mixed response to change

    In the end, the review of UK takeover rules was more radical than the City had expected, but less sweeping than Westminster...

  22. October 5, 2010

    Plural legal eagle

    Caroline Goodall, the former head of M&A at law firm Herbert Smith, will have plenty of corporate finance advice for the...

  23. September 29, 2010

    Lawyers fight to save City court

    Plans to shut the City of London’s own county court as part of a wider programme of court closures has met with opposition...

  24. September 8, 2010

    Grant Thornton responds to non-executive code

    Grant Thornton has become the first major UK auditor to respond to new governance rules by announcing the appointment of...

  25. September 1, 2010

    Gold standard

    BAE Systems has hired the senior litigation partner of Herbert Smith, David Gold, as an independent corporate monitor, after...

  26. August 20, 2010

    Brittan in wings for 100 days

    The day that the new leadership coalition was sealed in May, Lord Brittan found himself nearby at Westminster at his last...

  27. May 22, 2010

    L’Oreal perfume ruling upheld

    The Court of Appeal has upheld a European ruling in favour of L’Oréal, the French consumer group, against companies which...

  28. May 12, 2010

    Watchdog under pressure to prove it can still bite

    Executives involved in cartels should expect to face criminal prosecutions despite this week's collapse of the first case of...

  29. May 11, 2010

    OFT under pressure to prove it can still bite

    Executives involved in cartels should expect to face criminal prosecutions despite this week’s collapse of the first case of...

  30. May 11, 2010

    OFT under pressure to prove it has bite

    Executives involved in cartels should expect to face criminal prosecutions despite this week’s collapse of the first case of...

  31. May 11, 2010

    Watchdog turns on Virgin over cartel case failure

    Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic was last night facing a bitter and potentially expensive legal battle with the...

  32. May 10, 2010

    Watchdog turns on Virgin over case failure

    Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic was on Monday night facing a bitter and potentially expensive legal battle with the...

  33. March 19, 2010

    Tullett Prebon wins BGC staff poaching case

    Tullett Prebon has won a staff poaching conspiracy claim against rival BGC in a High Court judgment that is set to have...

  34. March 18, 2010

    Tullett Prebon wins BGC staff poaching case

    Tullett Prebon has won a staff poaching conspiracy claim against rival BGC in a High Court judgment that is set to have...

  35. February 7, 2010

    Sustainable fee structure helps rebuild trust

    The recent announcement by Zurich-based sustainable investment specialist SAM of a new “sustainable” fee structure has put...

  36. December 17, 2009

    Fears for boardroom share sales in France

    French companies could face pressure to ban share sales by board directors if France's stock market watchdog decides to fine...

  37. December 16, 2009

    Fears for boardroom share sales in France

    French companies could face pressure to ban share sales by board directors if France’s stock market watchdog decides to fine...

  38. October 23, 2009

    UK regulator sees growth in banks having extra capital

    Forcing systemically important banks to hold more capital will not only help solve the problem of those seen as "too big to...

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