Here's mergermarket's global league table of M&A legal advisers for the first half of 2009:
Staff at Royal Bank of Scotland's corporate and investment banking unit (which now includes thousands of former ABN AMRO staff) have been warned that job losses are likely to come over the next 2 years, and that current market conditions will likely result in more casualties.
The New York Times reports that Morgan Stanley's decision to cut back on risk may well come back to bite the firm on the rear-end when it posts its second-quarter earnings later this month. Whilst rivals like Goldman are expected to have generated strong revenues from trading activities, Morgan Stanley's more cautious approach has meant that it has missed the boat during a golden period for canny traders, and the firm is thought likely to post a second-quarter loss.
Here's something silly sent in by one of our readers. An oldie, but goodie.
Dealbreaker reports that a member of staff at Citi in New York looks to have gone down with the H1N1 virus. Here's the memo the firm sent to staff:
Remember state-owned German lender KfW Bankengruppe ?
During these difficult times (financially and politically), executives at firms like Goldman Sachs are understandably keen to downplay what bonuses may look like come this year-end.
Here's a list of which firms have done well (and where) in the first half of 2009 according to Thomson Reuters data.
Here's a few interesting Thomson Reuters Global & and Equity league tables for the first-half of 2009.
Here's the Thomson Reuters Worldwide M&A league table for the first-half of 2009.