This is the third in a series of pieces exploring what the Labour Centre might offer to the electorate. The first, sketching out some of the broader ideas, can be seen here. The second, which advances some specific policies to reshape the labour market to support self-employment and improve competition, can be seen here.
US firm Cooley continues to recruit major lateral hires into its year-old London office as it has announced today (11 February) the appointment of senior finance partner John Clark (pictured) from Mayer Brown.
Classicists holding to the maxim 'first, do no harm' will be looking in dismay at the debate on the UK leaving the EU. Because – perhaps less than six months ahead of the historic vote over the UK quitting the EU – it is still entirely unclear what the public will be voting for as the exit option.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has confirmed it is closing its Sydney office – the US firm's only base in Australia. The six-staff office will shut down in the first half of this year with all staff understood to be departing from the firm aside from co-head of Skadden Arps corporate finance group Adrian Deitz who will remain based in Sydney and operate as part of the firm's Singapore and Hong Kong team.
Allen & Overy (A&O) has advised as Japanese beer giant Asahi has made a bid to acquire Anheuser-Busch InBev's well-known European beer brands including Peroni and Grolsch as the European beer giant moves to complete its mega-merger with SABMiller.