Firms

  • Europe

    A Big Day For Big Law Mergers

    By Chris Johnson

    News of no fewer than three transatlantic mergers broke on Tuesday. Eversheds and Holman Fenwick Willan both ended their long-running search for a U.S. combination, while Dentons emerged as a possible savior for the struggling European arm of King & Wood Mallesons.

  • Europe

    Why A&O Won’t Be The Only U.K. Firm To Post Record H1 Results

    By Chris Johnson

    Among all the excitement of transatlantic law firm mergers and the ongoing saga at King & Wood Mallesons, news that Allen & Overy’s revenue increased by an impressive 13 percent in the first six months of the fiscal year got somewhat lost in the mix.

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Deals

  • Europe

    U.K. Central Bank Chief Plans Secret Brexit Deal, Transition Could Take Seven Years

    By Chris Johnson

    The head of the U.K.’s central bank is working on a secret deal that would see British businesses retain access to the European single market for at least two years after the country leaves the EU, according to The Sunday Times.

  • Asian Lawyer

    Skadden Leads Ctrip's $1.7B Skyscanner Buy

    By Anna Zhang

    The Chinese online travel agency is buying the U.K. competitor to boost global offering.

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Disputes

  • Europe

    Leaked Emails Show Russian Lawyers Manipulated Yukos Court Rulings

    By Chris Johnson

    Lawyers for Russia’s state-controlled oil giant Rosneft manipulated court rulings in order to help it seize hundreds of millions of dollars in assets belonging to the now-defunct private oil major Yukos, the Financial Times reports.

  • Latin America

    Judge Won't Order NYS to Release Cuban Funds to Woman Duped by Spying Spouse

    By Joel Stashenko

    A federal judge in Albany ruled Nov. 21 that a woman who unknowingly married a Cuban spy cannot collect a Florida default judgment of $7.17 million against the Cuban government and the former spouse from accounts held as abandoned property by New York state using the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

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People

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