The other day we were in a meeting with the head of strategy and marketing and the chair of an AmLaw 100 firm, and the chair mentioned an extremely promising introductory meeting he'd had a few days earlier with the General Counsel of a well-recognised company.
Magic Circle firms Allen & Overy (A&O) and Clifford Chance have advised on the UK’s renminbi debut bond issue, the first for a non-Chinese sovereign and signalling the first steps of China’s currency internationalising.
Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg are suing trans-Atlantic firm DLA Piper for its role in bringing a case which they allege was ‘based on fabricated evidence, for the purpose of extorting a lucrative and unwarranted settlement’.
Electricity and gas regulator Ofgem has renewed its E-serve panel until October 2016, securing the positions of eleven firms. The Ofgem E-serve Legal Services Framework Agreement, first established in October 2012 following a procurement process, was initially established for a period of two years until October 2014 with an option to extend.