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Kirkland, Wachtell called up as Zebra buys Motorola’s enterprise arm for $3.45bn

Kirkland & Ellis is among a trio of law firms advising on barcode printer maker Zebra Technologies’ $3.45bn (£2.06bn) purchase of Motorola Solutions’ enterprise unit.

16 Apr 2014 | 09:55 | secure

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Citigroup faces mounting legal costs as expenses increase by a third in Q1 2014

US banking giant Citigroup's legal spend rose by 33% in the first quarter of 2014.

15 Apr 2014 | 00:48 | secure

Visa appoints PepsiCo lawyer as part of general counsel succession plan

Visa has revealed succession plans for its top legal role with the hire of PepsiCo senior vice president and deputy general counsel...

15 Apr 2014 | 00:44 | secure



New York GC forum launch

Carl Bernstein will join leading general counsel at the inaugural Legal Week Global Corporate Counsel Forum


Costs and the client

DWF chief Andrew Leaitherland on the challenge for all firms - delivering good client service at a decent profit...






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


US firms advising on UK M&A deals – three-year overview

A three-year round-up of the top UK M&A transactions advised on by US firms, featuring mandates for Weil Gotshal & Manges, Linklaters and Davis Polk & Wardwell

28 Mar 2014 | 00:00 | secure


Taking stock – partner hiring is down but acquisitive US firms remain a scourge for UK rivals

"They take our work and our partners and now they want our associates" – is how one senior partner at a leading City firm recently described the continued efforts by US law firms to make their mark in the London legal market

27 Mar 2014 | 11:40 | secure


The wealth of nations – the LatAm opportunities opening up for private client lawyers

Katten's Joshua Rubenstein on how lawyers are responding to the growth of cross-border Americas private client work

27 Mar 2014 | 11:25 | secure


With London's private equity market in its sights, will Willkie sever ties with Dickson Minto?

An alliance quickly loses its purpose when one party feels its ambitions are being blocked. So news this week that Willkie Farr & Gallagher is considering a push into UK private equity work in London may suggest that the US firm has designs beyond its...

13 Mar 2014 | 12:30 | secure


A job half done – has DLA's much-lauded hire of Tony Angel delivered on its promise?

Expectations were high when DLA Piper brought in former Linklaters managing partner Tony Angel in late 2011. With a reputation as someone unafraid of making difficult and unpopular decisions, and tasked with reinventing DLA's UK practice and better in...

13 Feb 2014 | 09:10 | secure


TTIP of the iceberg – what the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership means for lawyers on both sides of the Pond

It has been billed as the largest free trade agreement in history, yet many trade lawyers are still in the dark when it comes to the details of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal. TTIP, which was announced last summer a...

12 Feb 2014 | 10:00 | secure


Best friends forever? Slaughters' international strategy comes under scrutiny

One can't, so the old saying goes, choose one's family. Friends, on the other hand, are a different matter. The maxim has clearly resonated over the years with Slaughter and May. When it comes to its foreign policy, the City's most profitable – n...

06 Feb 2014 | 10:00 | secure


How Simpson Thacher and Paul Hastings brought home the bacon on $7.1bn Smithfield takeover

The acquisition of American pork producer Smithfield Foods by Hong Kong-based meat manufacturer Shuanghui International Holdings came at a good time for Hong Kong's corporate lawyers. Last year's $7.1bn (£4.2bn) deal was the largest ever takeover...

31 Jan 2014 | 00:00 | secure


Should cyber security standards be imposed by regulation or left to discretion?

Late last year London's largest financial institutions stress-tested their cyber security resilience with a series of 'war games' co-ordinated by financial regulators and Government officials. Bank staff had to respond to several simulated cyber incid...

29 Jan 2014 | 11:25 | secure

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