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Banking giants' legal expenses soar in face of investigations

JPMorgan Chase & Co set aside $1.1bn (£684.4m) in the third quarter of the year to cover potential legal costs, including those relating to the ongoing foreign exchange investigation.

17 Oct 2014 | 11:05 | secure

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Nabarro buddies up with Lefevre Pelletier as new French alliance network member

Nabarro has added French firm Lefevre Pelletier & Associes to its European alliance network after parting ways with former ally Aug...

13 Oct 2014 | 16:12 | secure

Eversheds to push flexi-lawyer service to international network

Eversheds is set to expand its contract lawyer business Agile outside of the UK, with the firm highlighting Germany and the Middle ...

13 Oct 2014 | 00:13 | secure

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Linklaters and Freshfields top tables for UK and Europe M&A as total deal value soars

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters have topped the UK and European M&A rankings by deal volume and value for the first three quarters of 2014.

08 Oct 2014 | 00:26 | secure

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Oil and troubled waters - analysing Strasbourg’s €1.8bn award against Russia

Last week was a good week, to say the least, for Mikhail Khodorkovsky, recently released from a Russian jail. A complex story of punitive tax assessments on his former company, Yukos, has led to a judgment of €1.9bn (£1.5bn) in Strasbourg against R...

11 Aug 2014 | 12:19

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Russia under sanctions: no longer business as usual

These are dark days for businesses - and their lawyers - who have been working for many years to develop trade and investment flows between Russia and other countries, as Morgan Lewis Moscow chief Brian Zimbler reports

01 Aug 2014 | 11:13

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Let the right ones in – what impact will Switzerland's new immigration rules have on the country's legal profession?

"Wonderful news for national sovereignty and freedom lovers throughout Europe."

17 Jun 2014 | 13:09 | secure

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Dealmaker: Leah Dunlop

Hogan Lovells' Italy corporate head on saving a press party from disaster, amusing language translations and a football-related moral dilemma

04 Jun 2014 | 09:53 | secure

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Strength to strength – the law firms benefitting from Ireland's recovering economy

A report from Forbes magazine in December placed Ireland at the top of its 'The Best Countries for Business 2013' list after finishing sixth the previous year

22 May 2014 | 13:45 | secure

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The Italian job – why Snam's legal department is embarking on a 'cultural transformation'

In 2012 Italy's domestic natural gas market leader, Snam, became a public company independent from Eni, its parent company.

09 May 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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The deep freeze – how are the Russia and Ukraine sanctions affecting offshore law firms?

Risk, uncertainty and more than a whiff of political sensitivities – hardly the stuff of lawyers' dreams.

25 Apr 2014 | 11:00 | secure

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The Crimean crisis – is it still business as usual for Russia?

As the EU and US threaten tougher sanctions and Russia remains defiant, trading conditions are still secure – for now

04 Apr 2014 | 00:10 | secure

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With KWM set to close in Berlin, is German strategy still a sticking point for global firms?

On 14 March King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWM) announced that it is to close its Berlin office by May, following a strategic review of its presence in Germany.

20 Mar 2014 | 13:25 | secure

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