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  • LONDON, Oct 1- Tesco said Britain's financial watchdog had started a full investigation into the company in the wake of an accounting scandal which wiped 3 billion pounds from the British grocer's stock market value last month.

  • Sept 26- Lawyers who persuaded seven private equity firms to pay $590.5 million to settle lawsuits accusing them of conspiring to depress the prices of corporate buyouts before the financial crisis are seeking fees of about $195 million for their work.

  • LONDON, Sept 24- Britain's accounting regulator will study the outcome of retailer Tesco's probe into book-keeping mistakes before deciding whether to take enforcement action, it said on Wednesday.

  • LONDON, Sept 23- Tesco Plc's disclosure of huge accounting mistakes over contracts with its suppliers shocked industry analysts and executives, but not because they didn't realise the potential for disaster.

  • EXCLUSIVE-LAW FIRMS BINGHAM, MORGAN LEWIS, AGREE TO MERGE. Sept 20- Leaders of two of the United States' largest law firms, Boston- based Bingham McCutchen and Philadelphia's Morgan Lewis& Bockius, have agreed to merge, according to three people familiar with the matter.

  • Frank Tamayo, 41, was the middleman in what prosecutors called a three-man scheme that generated $5.6 million in illegal profits over five years, based on tips about a dozen transactions being negotiated by a prestigious New York law firm. The defendant also agreed to forfeit more than $1 million, the contents of two brokerage accounts, and a 2008 Audi Q7.

  • Exodus hits U.S. law firm Bingham amid merger talks Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    Sept 17- Twenty-two partners have jumped ship en masse from Bingham McCutchen's marquee restructuring practice, raising questions about the fate of the law firm's closely watched merger talks with the larger Morgan Lewis& Bockius.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- Houston- based logistic firm Buckeye Partners has spent more than $3.5 billion buying assets since 2010, transforming itself from a quiet regional pipeline utility into an emerging energy powerhouse.

  • Sept 15- The London- based international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired a veteran M&A lawyer from New York- based Shearman& Sterling, according to two people familiar with the matter.

  • BEIJING, Sept 16- A signboard at the top of a staircase in the ageing Beijing offices of the National Development and Reform Commission directs lawyers and company officials to numbered conference rooms for antitrust meetings.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- Two Mexican companies have sued Yahoo Inc and law firm Baker& McKenzie in New York federal court, accusing them of engineering a conspiracy to avoid a $2.7 billion judgment issued by a Mexican court in 2012..

  • UPDATE 1-RadioShack restructuring begins to takes shape Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:26 PM ET

    Sept 10- Troubled electronics retailer RadioShack Corp, whose shares swung wildly on Wednesday, is being advised by a restructuring attorney at law firm Jones Day as it tries to strike a deal with creditors to close stores while averting bankruptcy, two people close to the matter told Reuters.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 10- Accounting firms PricewaterhouseCoopers and Crowe Horwath must face a lawsuit accusing them of professional malpractice and breach of contract for not catching a fraud that led to the 2009 collapse of Colonial Bank, a federal judge has ruled.

  • The supplemental report adds $3 million in fees and nearly $83,000 in expenses billed in March by Jones Day, the former law firm of Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager, Kevyn Orr. The addition of the March numbers brings Jones Day's total billing from July 2013 to March 2014 to $25.1 million in fees and $1 million in expenses.

  • Alibaba IPO legal fees dwarf Facebook's Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 8:09 PM ET

    Sept 5- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd disclosed on Friday that it would pay $15.8 million in legal fees to law firm Simpson Thacher and other attorneys who advised the Chinese e-commerce giant on its upcoming IPO, six times what Facebook paid its counsel two years ago.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 4- U.S. lawyers spearheading an antitrust lawsuit accusing Wall Street banks and commodity merchants of manipulating aluminum prices will continue to fight the case even though it was dismissed last week by a U.S. judge.

  • Attorney takes on objections to Detroit bankruptcy plan Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    DETROIT, Sept 3- Detroit's plan to adjust its debt is feasible and fair to creditors, while trying to fix city finances outside of U.S. Bankruptcy Court would lead to a blizzard of litigation, an attorney for the city said Wednesday as he completed an opening argument in the landmark bankruptcy case.

  • Bankers and lawyers providing takeover advice said on Monday that Burger King Worldwide Inc's intention to move its tax domicile overseas through a so-called inversion deal- in this case the purchase of Canada's Tim Hortons- shouldn't be seen as a sign of a lot more deals to come.

  • ARGENTINE LAWYER BOCCUZZI SAYS LAW FIRM CLEARY DID NOT KNOW ABOUT ARGENTINA'S PLANS FOR LEGISLATION TO MOVE DEBT DOMICILE TO ARGENTINA.

  • LONDON, Aug 20- Junior bondholders of Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo have selected law firm Shearman& Sterling to represent them in a challenge to the terms of the bank's rescue and will open discussions with the Bank of Portugal later this week, a source familiar with the situation said.