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Law Society shakeup announced

23rd July 2012

The association that represents solicitors throughout England and Wales, the Law Society, has announced both a revamp of its Holborn offices and a rise in its practising certificate fees. The historic association, which…

Magic Circle duo instructed on Co-op banking expansion

20th July 2012

Two of the biggest law firms in the country have been instructed to provide counsel on the takeover of hundreds of Lloyds TSB retail branches by the Co-operative Group. It was confirmed recently that the move, which…

Samsung secure CSR mobile development takeover

20th July 2012

A raft of private practices have won roles advising on the partial takeover of Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) by electronics giant Samsung. The South Korean business will reportedly be putting $310m (£198m) into…

Legal heavyweights to investigate Fifa corruption

19th July 2012

It has been announced that a former US Attorney with one of the senior legal jobs in the country will join a German judge in leading a corruption investigation into Fifa, football’s governing body. Sepp Blatter,…

Firms tasked with securing Petra Energia credit deal

18th July 2012

Two leading western legal practices have helped to successfully negotiate a complicated credit deal between the Brazilian oil and gas giants Petra Energia and Citibank. Under the agreement, Stein SP Participacoes, a…

Dragon's Den star completes Robert Dyas acquisition

18th July 2012

Theo Paphitis, star of the BBC’s Dragons’ Den programme, has completed his acquisition of hardware firm Robert Dyas, with two London and one US-headquartered firms acting as intermediaries in the case. …

Boris Johnson victorious in libel case

17th July 2012

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has won his libel case against Bob Crow, General Secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT). Johnson called on the services of a partner holding…

Student accommodation deal overseen by two practices

16th July 2012

The sale of the university accommodation group Nido Student Living has been completed, with two international firms providing counsel.   A raft of solicitors with high-powered commercial legal jobs were given…