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  • Lewis Silkin advises Publicis on acquisition of digital agency,Outside Line, boosting Saatchi & Saatchi


    13 December 2012

    Lewis Silkin's Corporate team, led by Paul Rajput, has advised its client Publicis Groupe on its acquisition of award-winning British digital agency Outside Line.

  • Lewis Silkin advises London Advertising on initiative launched by Prime Minister


    04 December 2012

    Corporate Partner Paul Rajput is leading the Lewis Silkin team supporting London Advertising, whose competition has attracted interest from over 1,500 people in 60 countries.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Claranet on acquisition of Star


    27 November 2012

    Lewis Silkin has advised long-standing client Claranet on its acquisition of STH Limited and its subsidiary Star Technology Services, in a deal valued at £55 million.The acquisition creates the largest mid-market provider of integrated hosting and network services in the UK and continental Europe.

  • Lewis Silkin acts for the first company operating in Kosovo to list on AIM


    03 September 2012

    Lewis Silkin LLP has acted for Fox-Davies Capital Limited (“Fox-Davies”) in its role as nominated adviser and joint broker, and Merchant Securities Limited (“Merchant Securities”) in its role as joint broker, to Fox Marble Holdings plc (“Fox Marble”) in connection with Fox Marble’s successful fundraising and admission to AIM.

  • A difficult few weeks in the City of London

    25 August 2012

    Owen Watkins is interviewed by L'Echo on the recent problems many of London's financial institutions have faced.

  • Secret Libor Committee Clings to Anonymity After Rigging Scandal


    21 August 2012

    Owen Watkins comments in the Bloomberg article about the annonymous British Bankers’ Association’s Foreign Exchange and Money Markets Committee.

  • Lewis Silkin and Osborne Clarke lead as Publicis buys out Levi Strauss ad agency


    06 July 2012

    Coverage on The Lawyer of Lewis Silkin's involvement as lead counsel to Publicis Groupe on its acquisition of the remaining 51 per cent stake of Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH), the advertising agency famous for the Levi Strauss and Johnnie Walker adverts.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Publicis Groupe on acquisition of Bartle Bogle Hegarty


    05 July 2012

    Lewis Silkin advises Publicis Groupe on acquisition of Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH), one of world’s most famous advertising agencies.

  • Diamond Pays Penalty for Being First Mover in Libor Probe


    04 July 2012

    Owen Watkins comments on Bloomberg's article regarding Barclays losing three top executives, $5 billion of market value, sparking a government inquiry and saving itself £25.5 million in fines by being the first to settle a probe over the rigging of global interest rates.

  • Catching the Next 'London Whale': New Rules Could Push Derivatives Markets East


    21 June 2012

    Owen Watkins comments on the International Business Times article regarding the US, UK and European regulation chiefs pledge to crackdown on risk management within derivatives trading, and tighter cross-border trading regulations in order to prevent a repeat of JP Morgan's major "London Whale" event loss, but which could inadvertently cause regulatory arbitrage.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Havas on acquisition of Creative Lynx, top digital health and wellness communications agency


    15 June 2012

    Lewis Silkin has advised leading global advertising and communications services group Havas on the acquisition of a majority stake in the leading European digital health and wellness communications agency, Creative Lynx.

  • Insider Trading Risk Surrounds Facebook Stock Debut as Morgan Stanley Hits Back at Subpoena


    23 May 2012

    A state subpoena issued to Morgan Stanley, the lead underwriter on the Facebook IPO, and a class-action lawsuit filed against Morgan Stanley, its IPO banking team, the Nasdaq OMX Group and Facebook itself could land certain investors and analysts in deeper legal difficultly, Owen Watkins told the IBTimes UK.

  • LLPs 10 years on


    08 May 2012

    Fergus Payne discusses the last 10 years of the limitied liability partnerships (LLPs) which were introduced in April 2001, in his article for the Law Society Gazette.

  • Pakistan: Frontier challenges


    27 January 2012

    Investors are constantly trying to identify the next country that will offer access to world-class, untapped, mining opportunities. Often this means operating in challenging conflict or post-conflict environments.

  • The Bribery Act 2010 – a corporate perspective


    26 January 2012

    This guide summarises the main provisions and practical issues arising from the new UK anti-corruption law effected by the Bribery Act 2010 (the “Act”) in the context of a corporate body (the “Company”) or group (the “Group”) that carries on business in the UK or overseas, from 1 July 2011, the Act’s implementation date.

  • The Need For Seed


    04 January 2012

    Abandoned by the venture capital industry in the era of cheap debt and easy returns, early-stage finance is making a comeback. GrowthBusiness talks to investors active in the space, and some of the exciting ventures that have succeeded in raising funds. The full article can be read on

  • Lewis Silkin bolsters corporate team with two hires


    03 November 2011

    City law firm Lewis Silkin LLP today announced that Graham Reid has joined as partner in the firm’s corporate practice as of 31 October.

  • UK Trade Mission works towards doubling trade with Pakistan


    13 September 2011

    Nadim Khan is one of the lead coordinators with a UK trade mission representing the financial and mining sectors, which began their weeklong visit programme to Pakistan today.

  • Raising finance in London


    09 February 2009

    Initial public offerings are not the only way to raise money in London writes Nadim Khan in the Mining Journal article.

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