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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…

Magic Circle firms assist with advertising takeover

13th July 2012

Five legal firms have been asked to give advice on one of the most high-profile advertising takeovers of recent times, with two Magic Circle practices amongst those receiving instruction.   With representatives…

Barclays decides on Libor probe legal team

13th July 2012

Barclays Bank have announced that they have hired one of the most powerful legal practices in the City to represent them in their internal investigation into the Libor rate-fixing scandal. The Magic Circle firm, whose…

Wood Group create chief compliance role for new hire

12th July 2012

Elaine Mays, the Legal and Compliance Director for Europe at multinational oilfield service company Baker Hughes, is to switch allegiances after being hired to take on a new role at the Wood Group. The expanding oil and…

Yahoo! and Facebook settle patent battle

11th July 2012

The internet giants Yahoo! and Facebook have reached a truce in their bitter patent dispute, after mediation from a number of solicitors with senior legal jobs in US-headquartered litigation firms. Competing lawsuits…