Barry Brooks, a partner in the corporate department of law firm Paul Hastings LLP, shares his
positive outlook on the 2012 financing markets with The Deal Pipeline. The change and clarity in the financial services industry could also lead to a boost in M&A activity in it next year, Brooks adds, looking to upcoming market readjustments as a result of Dodd-Frank. - Sarah Hashim-Waris
Commercial law firm Arqis Rechtsanwälte announced that Christoph von Einem joined the firm as an equity partner and leader of the Munich office. For other updates launch today's Movers & shakers slideshow.
After offloading its bank division, the tax preparation company is likely to attract takeover interest from buyout firms. As a pure-play business, H&R has the established brand name, widespread branch network and predictable earnings that financial players crave. More video