Capital Markets

  • May 30, 2008

    Lawyers Fear Layoffs

    Struck by a declining demand for legal work in structured finance, real estate development, private equity and even bankruptcy, some of the country's most prominent firms have resorted to laying off attorneys and staff.

  • April 17, 2008

    Middle Eastern Capital Fuels Boom In Islamic Finance

    Law firms are bolstering their Islamic finance practices as they look to help clients into the estimated $1 trillion in investment capital up for grabs in the natural-resource-rich Middle East. But experts say the skills of some attorneys being drawn to the burgeoning field lag behind their enthusiasm.

  • April 28, 2008

    Islamic Finance Upstarts Challenge London

    As factors including high liquidity and a demand for infrastructure in the Middle East spur a surge in Islamic finance, places like Dubai and Singapore are positioning themselves to draw business away from more established Islamic finance centers like London, attorneys say.

  • February 28, 2008

    DLA Piper Snags Heller Ehrman Life Sciences Chair

    DLA Piper is continuing to work toward establishing itself as a leader in the global life sciences marketplace, most recently by hiring experienced corporate attorney Bruce W. Jenett, former co-chair of the life sciences practice at Heller Ehrman LLP.

  • February 3, 2008

    Test article on Microsoft


  • January 30, 2008

    With Merger, Mayer Brown Breaks Into China

    Leaping forward in the race to open law offices in Asia, Mayer Brown LLP has acquired one of the region's biggest local firms, adding hundreds of new attorneys to its ranks just as China prepares to introduce new competition laws.

  • January 11, 2008

    BSkyB Gets More Time To Appeal ITV Ruling

    The U.K. Competition Appeal Tribunal has extended the deadline for British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc to file an appeal of a recent U.K. Competition Commission ruling on its contentious stake in ITV Plc, allowing the broadcaster to wait for a ruling from another lawmaker later this month.