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Balfour Beatty reveal tender plans in cost-cutting drive

9th November 2012

Balfour Beatty have revealed plans to make big savings on the cost of its external legal advice, announcing a tendering process which will allow firms who put forward the lowest rates to represent them. The…

Figures reveal more law firm donations to Democrats in election

8th November 2012

It has been revealed that Barack Obama’s successful campaign, for a second term in the White House, received around double the amount of money in donations from US-based and international law firms than that of his…

Barristers prepare for BP and AAR arbitration case

8th November 2012

A barrister, who once received a fee of £3 million for advising on the liquidation of a bank, has been taken on to help with a high profile arbitration case between oil giants BP and AAR Petroleum. The legal…

Taxi company calls on London lawyers for administration advice

7th November 2012

Two London-based firms have been called upon, by the administrators of the automotive engineering company Manganese Bronze, to help oversee the process which has resulted in 156 redundancies.   The P. L. C. has run…

Watson acquire Artavis as general counsel steps down

6th November 2012

Watson Pharmaceuticals have completed one of the most high-profile takeovers of the year so far, acquiring the Swiss firm Actavis for €4. 25bn (£3. 4bn). And, in a move which is seemingly as a direct result of…

JPMorgan restructure sees general counsel moved

5th November 2012

The multinational, New York-based banking giant JPMorgan have confirmed the details of their recent in-house legal restructure, with news that their London investment banking general counsel is now to take on a broader…

Lloyds Banking Group completes panel review

2nd November 2012

Lloyds Banking Group has now completed its lengthy panel review, and has revealed the first details of a slimmed down panel which so far contains few surprises. The three major firms which have so far been confirmed as…

London firms advise on China’s new Heathrow stake

2nd November 2012

Three London firms have taken on roles helping an arm of the Chinese state to acquire a 10 per cent stake in Heathrow Airport. The China Investment Corporation (CIC) called on the expertise of solicitors with some of the…