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‘Fortunate’ Macfarlanes adds 10% to top line

‘Fortunate’ Macfarlanes adds 10% to top line

Firms ranked 26-50 in the Legal Business 100 – Macfarlanes, TLT and Watson Farley & Williams – have posted a mixed bag of financials for 2020/21. Macfarlanes has enjoyed its eleventh consecutive year of revenue growth amid a double-digit profit ...

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Global 100 firms bank on €1.8bn Visa deal

Global 100 firms bank on €1.8bn Visa deal

As Euro 2020 fever well and truly takes hold, the London deal team of Skadden has scored four times in recent days, not least advising Visa on its €1.8bn acquisition of European open banking platform Tink opposite an international team from White & ...

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Advisers get KKR infrastructure play on the road

Advisers get KKR infrastructure play on the road

As market activity continues to branch out into diverse sectors, some of the biggest deals have had an energy and infrastructure flavour recently, with KKR’s £2bn takeover of John Laing Group and SoftBank’s disposal of its renewables venture SB Energy ...

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Elite firms drill into $7.1bn Valaris restructuring

Elite firms drill into $7.1bn Valaris restructuring

In what has been called an ‘extraordinary case’, Valaris’ $7bn financial restructuring made sizeable waves this week, as firms including Kirkland & Ellis, Slaughter and May and Akin Gump steered it to a successful conclusion. The transaction sees offshore drilling service ...

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privilege confusion in UBS rape probe another jolt for City law

privilege confusion in UBS rape probe another jolt for City law

Legal hacks frequently stand accused of making sensationalist statements once the dust has settled when it comes to lawyer conduct in emotive matters, especially where the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is involved. In our defence, we largely base initial treatment of ...

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