Linklaters’ Stockholm outpost closed two deals last week being selected by Microsoft to handle its $2.5bn acquisition of Mojang, which was advised by Mannheimer Swartling, and TDC’s $2.2bn acquisition of Get AS.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's spate of hiring continues with the Magic Circle firm hiring senior partner Valerie Ford Jacob, and corporate partners Michael Levitt and Paul Tropp from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson’s New York office.
This is the third edition of our new review of the week, which I am now bitterly regretting as we are going to press today on an 80-page report. But I can't let the kids down, so here's a recap and a dash of commentary on the interesting legal things that happened in the last five days.
Accountancy giant Deloitte has recorded reduced fee income for the top 10 UK law firms in the first quarter of 2014/15, with a 2.7% fall as a result of a 2.1% decrease in fee earner headcount alongside a decline in sterling rates as a consequence of the strong pound.