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Macfarlanes, Travers Smith and Latham lead sale of Gorkana to US rival

Macfarlanes, Travers Smith and Latham & Watkins have scooped the lead roles on the sale of media intelligence website Gorkana to the owner of rival PR software provider Cision in a deal valued at up to £200m.

23 Oct 2014 | 11:19 | secure


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Simmons & Simmons has signed up former Olympus chief executive and whistleblower Michael Woodford as a non-executive director to sit on its board..

23 Oct 2014 | 09:30 | secure

inner image HSF down to six partners in Tokyo with exit of corporate chief

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is now down to six partners in Tokyo with the departure of its head of corporate for Japan, James Robinson.

23 Oct 2014 | 05:58 | secure

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Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy advise on government's £2.7bn 'bad bank' mortgage sale

Clifford Chance (CC) and Allen & Overy (A&O) have won the leading roles on the UK government’s disposal of £2.7bn of ‘bad bank’ mortgages to a consortium led by JP Morgan.

23 Oct 2014 | 00:23 | secure

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Irwin Mitchell triumphs in landmark asbestos case

Irwin Mitchell has won a landmark case in the Supreme Court on behalf of a deceased asbestos-related cancer victim, whose family will now receive compensation despite the fact that he was an employee at the factory where he worked with the toxic subst...

22 Oct 2014 | 16:00 | secure

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Linklaters streamlines management as Bennett keeps dual global and London litigation head role

Linklaters has chosen not to appoint a new London disputes head with recently appointed global litigation chief Michael Bennett to continue to fill both roles.

22 Oct 2014 | 12:31 | secure

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Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance help close debut UK renminbi bond issue

Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance have won prized mandates as the UK government completes its debut renmibi denominated bond offering worth RMB3bn (£300m).

22 Oct 2014 | 11:30 | secure

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Freshfields and Clifford Chance act as Westfield shopping centre refinances with CMBS

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Clifford Chance have advised on a £750m commercial mortgage-backed security refinancing package for Westfield's iconic Stratford City Shopping Centre.

22 Oct 2014 | 00:43 | secure

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Parabis winds up Croydon claimant offering with 24 fee earner redundancies

Parabis Group claimant arm Cogent Law is set to make 24 fee earners redundant at its Croydon office in a phased programme spanning five months.

22 Oct 2014 | 00:43 | secure

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Land Securities GC Adrian de Souza to leave next year

Adrian De Souza, the general counsel of Land Securities, is to leave the company after four years at the helm.

21 Oct 2014 | 17:04 | secure

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Ofgem renews 11 firm roster as regulator extends legal framework for two years

Electricity and gas regulator Ofgem has reappointed all 11 firms on its E-Serve panel after exercising an option to extend its legal services framework for a further two years.

21 Oct 2014 | 16:24 | secure

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Weil loses PE rainmaker to Kirkland & Ellis, hires high yield lawyer from GTM

Weil Gotshal & Manges private equity partner Douglas Ryder has left to join Kirkland & Ellis in New York, Legal Week has learned.

21 Oct 2014 | 15:03 | secure

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DLA Piper accuses Facebook of intimidation as firm responds to fraud allegations

DLA Piper has accused Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg of trying to "intimidate lawyers from bringing litigation against Facebook," in response to a suit filed against the firm in the US.

21 Oct 2014 | 11:19 | secure

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HK's Justice Secretary among those to hold talks with city's students as protests enter third week

Hong Kong's Justice Secretary Rimsky Yuen is among those to meet with the city's students in today in the hopes of resolving the pro-democracy protests that have rocked the city for the last three weeks.

21 Oct 2014 | 09:41 | secure

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Orrick opens affiliated office in Africa's Ivory Coast

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has launched an affiliate office on Africa's Ivory Coast as it looks to increase dealflow coming in and out of the continent.

21 Oct 2014 | 08:03 | secure