M&A Heats Up; Intrade Shuts Down; BigLaw Bonuses

Nov. 29 (Bloomberg Law) -- The search for life in the M&A universe has yielded some encouraging signs. Deals are back, Dechert M&A partner Bill Lawlor tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia in the Weekly Brief - especially as parties race to beat the scheduled expiration of the Bush tax cuts at year's end. Also in the lineup, US political junkies lament. You can no longer bet on presidential elections, the weather or anything else on Intrade's website. And last but not least, it's bonus time in BigLaw, with Cravath announcement on Monday of year-end associate bonuses ranging from $10,000 to $60,000.
Lotus Has a New Boss...and a New Car
22:36 - March 4 -- Lotus has a new boss and a new car at the Geneva Motor Show. Jean-Marc Gales has been in the top job for the past nine months and has a big task ahead of him. The British car maker has been struggling, and as Angus Bennett reports, the new CEO is pegging his hopes to their new supercar.
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