Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Paul Hastings have taken lead roles on the secondary listing of Japanese clothing company Fasting Retailing in Hong Kong. The retailer, whose primary listing is in Tokyo, has not issued shares or raised funds from...
11 Mar 2014 | 04:15 |
CMS has added a second Middle East office to its international network with the launch of a base in Oman yesterday. The office adds to its presence in the region after it opened its first Middle Eastern base in Dubai in September 2012.
10 Mar 2014 | 12:34 |
Four additional Hong Kong lawyers have been given the go-ahead to appear in the city's courts following training and assessment, out of a total of 30 who took part in the scheme. The lawyers were named in a Law Society circular, and inlcude Allen & Ov...
10 Mar 2014 | 09:02 |
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has boosted its asset finance capability in Hong Kong with the hire of Beijing-based partner Nigel Ward from Norton Rose Fulbright. Ward, who joins this month, will be the fifth partner to join BLP in Hong Kong since it o...
10 Mar 2014 | 06:51 |
Hill Dickinson, King & Spalding and Minter Ellison have advised on the Stobart Group's £280.8m sale of its transport and infrastructure arm Eddie Stobart Logistics (ESL) to a management team backed by private equity firm DouglasBay Capital (DBAY).
07 Mar 2014 | 17:24 |
Reed Smith's London office revenue increased 13% in 2013, the second successive year of double-digit growth for the Pittsburgh-founded firm's UK outpost. The City office hit its revenue target of $190m (£113.6m) last year, up from $168m (£100.5m) in...
07 Mar 2014 | 12:00 |
Eversheds has grown its African referral network with the addition of 10 independent firms. The Eversheds African Law Institute (EALI) network, which launched last October with 14 members, now numbers 33 firms.
07 Mar 2014 | 11:55 |
Slaughter and May is extending its career advice and tutorial programme with a North London school as part of the PRIME social mobility initiative. The magic circle firm will fund its programme of weekly one-to-one tutorials, workshops and career eve...
07 Mar 2014 | 11:45 |
Greenberg Traurig Maher (GTM) and Ashurst have taken the lead roles on the sale of pest control giant Rentokil's sale of its facilities management business to Interserve for £250m. The deal, which is subject to shareholder approval, Interserve acq...
07 Mar 2014 | 00:45 |
Improved confidence and increased market activity has pushed up rates and fee earner income at the UK's top 100 law firms, according to the latest legal sector survey by auditor Deloitte. The study, which looked at the quarter ended 31 January 2014, ...
07 Mar 2014 | 00:22 |
Reed Smith has hired Emirati partner and former general counsel at the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) Maher Al Mannaee, as it looks to increase the number of government mandate wins. Corporate and projects specialist Al Mannaee joined the firm'...
06 Mar 2014 | 05:03 |
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has made up two lawyers in London and one in Hong Kong out of five partner promotions globally. Effective March 1, the promotions round also includes nine special counsel appointments, with lawyers located across ...
06 Mar 2014 | 03:31 |
Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) and Baker & McKenzie have become the latest firms to ask junior partners to contribute capital in response to upcoming changes to how partnerships will be taxed.
06 Mar 2014 | 00:20 |
Slaughter and May has voted in two new practice heads in its latest leadership reshuffle. Andy Ryde is set to take over as head of corporate from Frances Murphy, while Andrew McClean will replace Paul Stacey in as head of financing. Andy Ryde is set ...
05 Mar 2014 | 11:48 |
Litigation powerhouse Quinn Emanuel has posted a mixed set of financial results for 2013, despite firm-wide earnings rocketing to within touching distance of the $1bn mark. However, the firm's 11-partner City office recorded its first annual declin...
05 Mar 2014 | 10:49 |
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