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21-Apr-2004 Slaughters beats Clifford Chance to Permira’s WHSmith bid
21-Apr-2004 Latham scores fourth Skadden finance partner
20-Apr-2004 Baltic firms align in time for EU accession
20-Apr-2004 Salans goes live with former Altheimer & Gray Chinese office
20-Apr-2004 Wilmer Cutler and Hale and Dorr forge ahead with merger
20-Apr-2004 Linklaters appoints new Hong Kong head
19-Apr-2004 White & Case lawyer imprisoned for fraud
19-Apr-2004 HSBC takes BoA European legal head for Paris office
19-Apr-2004 Weil Gotshal withdraws from New York gun case over conflicts
19-Apr-2004 Nabarro's head of commercial IT sets up own firm
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National News
Freshfields Bangkok axed in Asia review
19-Apr-2004 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is set to pull out of Bangkok, shedding staff and possibly partners as part of a major review of Asia.  More>>
International News
Hale and Dorr, Wilmer Cutler on the verge of joining forces
19-Apr-2004 Boston’s Hale and Dorr and Washington DC-based Wilmer Cutler & Pickering are poised to finalise a merger.  More>>
A&O lands plum role for Stretto on Sicily to Italy bridge project    19-Apr-2004
DLA cements Blackstone ties with £750m Savoy sale    19-Apr-2004
White & Case NY link wins mining bonanza    19-Apr-2004
FSA faces court battle after funds reject mediation plans
13-Apr-2004 A staggering two years on and the Financial Services Authority (FSA) is still fighting to resolve the UK’s split-capital investment-trust scandal.

Already mired in delay and confusion, the FSA suffered yet another setback last week when the 21 compani...  More>>

The Leader
19-Apr-2004 By the time you read this, the three-day auction phase of the Canary Wharf battle will be over. The absolute deadline for revised bids was last Friday (16 April), and this week we might even know whether Brascan or Morgan Stanley has won out. On second thoughts, it’s a week late for an Easter miracle and the battle for Maggie Thatcher’s legacy will no doubt drag on until next month.

19-Apr-2004 There is just no holding those saucy Spaniards down. Amid the claims of sleazy senorita Rebecca Loos’ exploits with Becks, and less than a year after Rodrigo Uría’s spectacular speech at an awards ceremony, where he thanked his wife “for being an excellent sex partner”, it seems the Iberians are at it again.
In-Depth Analysis
Soldiers of fortunes
19-Apr-2004 What kind of madness is this?” demanded one suitably enraged columnist in The Sun this month, following the recent success of two Kosovan Albanians in suing the Ministry of Defence (MoD).  More>>
Fair to middling
19-Apr-2004 While commercial litigators are not quite extinct, there is no doubt that the litigation landscape has completely altered since the Woolf reforms and the introduction of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) in April 1999.  More>>
The Lawyer Interview
Ping when you're winning
19-Apr-2004 They call him ‘Ping’ on account of the braces he wears. And on the day I meet Linklaters’ Nick Eastwell, he lives up to his nickname, as the head of global capital markets breezes into the room sporting a handsome pair of navy suspenders.  More>>
Client Fle
Digging deep
19-Apr-2004 At 39, Benny Levene has run a marathon, made partner in one of South Africa’s leading firms, and as the head of legal at Xstrata, has structured some of the most radical transactions the mining industry has seen.  More>>

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