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HSBC sell Ping An Insurance Group stake with help of Magic Circle

6th December 2012

A great deal of work has been given to those with high ranking corporate legal jobs in the City recently, with the news that HSBC and the two other parties involved have asked three Magic Circle firms to help with the…

Serious Fraud Office prepares to defend Tchenguiz damages claim

5th December 2012

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is preparing to defend themselves against claims from the Tchenguiz Family Trust, which could result in huge losses for the independent Government department. Vincent Tchenguiz, along with…

London firm advises on Abramovich metal production investment

5th December 2012

One London firm and a US counterpart have led the way in securing Roman Abramovich a stake in the Russian metal producers Norilsk Nickel. The Chelsea FC owner used his investment company, Millhouse Capital, to acquire…

London organisations to lead review of cycling's governing body

4th December 2012

The strength of the UK's legal recruitment sector, and that of the wider law industry as a whole, has been reinforced by the news that two London groups are to lead the way in a review into the practices of cycling's…

Birmingham comedy club and Fox TV series prepare for High Court battle

4th December 2012

An unusual High Court battle is looming between Rupert Murdoch's Fox TV and a Birmingham comedy club over the use of the term 'Glee club', which will be played out next year by Intellectual Property experts with London…

EDF review drawing to close as company decide on panel

3rd December 2012

A panel review ordered by EDF Energy is reportedly moving into its final stages, with several leading private practices rumoured to have secured positions on the revamped advisory body. Of the firms which are believed…

Facebook loses privacy battle in Northern Ireland case

3rd December 2012

The social networking giants Facebook have lost a privacy case in Northern Ireland, with a senior judge in Belfast ordering a page on the website which publicly named convicted sex offenders to be taken down within 72…

Kazakh mobile operator calls on several London firms for IPO help

30th November 2012

Holders of some of the top corporate London legal jobs are in the process of giving legal advice to the Kazakhstan-based company Kcell after the mobile operators instructed three of the City's leading firms to help them…