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Berezovsky's UK legal fight scaled back

14th September 2012

Controversial exiled Russian businessman Boris Berezovsky has reduced the scale of the legal battle he is currently fighting in the UK after withdrawing certain aspects of his Chancery Court claims. Berezovsky had hired…

Firm advises on MegaFon Stock Exchange listing

13th September 2012

Two leading multinational legal practices, one London-based and one headquartered in New York, have been advising MegaFon on their plans to undertake an Initial Public Offering on the London Stock Exchange within the…

BP seek counsel on Gulf of Mexico field sale

13th September 2012

Oil giants BP are close to completing the sale of a number of lucrative Gulf of Mexico oil and gas fields after seeking advice from a major private practice. If the transaction goes ahead as expected, the US-based…

Takeover deals yield £80m in fees for UK legal firms

12th September 2012

Research has revealed that, thanks to the roles they have played in helping to complete company takeovers, private practices working in the UK legal industry have earned £80 million in transaction fees over the…

High Court role granted to Sarah Asplin QC

11th September 2012

The High Court has announced the appointment of three new judges, with Sarah Asplin QC increasing the Chancery Division’s hitherto underrepresented female influence.   It is hoped that Asplin, who became a…

New head of legal for NSPCC charity announced

10th September 2012

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), one of Britain’s most prominent charitable organisations, has announced that it has hired Alexis Burnetts as the permanent head of its legal…

London firm closes Israel's largest ever finance deal

10th September 2012

A multinational law firm based in London has helped to successfully complete a $900 million finance deal which it is believed is the largest of its kind to have ever been signed off in Israel. Several projects experts…

Leveson leads to changes in privacy law landscape

6th September 2012

Legal experts believe that the highly publicised Leveson Inquiry, as well as a number of other factors, will lead to lasting changes in the frequency of privacy law cases and the manner in which they are carried out in…