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CME picks exec to run global currency trading unit

CME Group Inc. has hired foreign exchange market veteran Roger Rutherford to head its global currency trading unit from London, according to a person familiar with the situation. Get the full story »

Playboy Club to return to London

From the Yorkshire Evening Post | Almost 30 years since its original club closed in London, Playboy Enterprises said it return to London next year in Mayfair. The new Playboy Club will include a restaurant, cocktail bar and casino, spread over two floors. The return has been discussed for at least a decade but now Playboy and its partner London Clubs International say they will open the venue in the first half of 2011. Get the full story>>

Mayer Brown calls off courtship in London

Mayer Brown, in response to recent published reports that it was discussing a possible merger in London, acknowledged Tuesday that it has had preliminary talks with English firm Simmons & Simmons. But the Chicago law firm said the discussions have ended without any agreement.

In a joint statement, the two firms said, “Mergers are complex and present a number of issues which need to be resolved before discussions can proceed.  We have concluded that a combination between our firms is not the right option.” Get the full story »