Stock exchange

Gateley IPO: firm valued at £100m, senior management set to hold £3.2m stakes

29-May-2015 1:33 pm | By Jonathon Manning

Gateley will be valued at £100m following its 8 June IPO on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), according to regulatory filings, with its senior management team each holding shares worth at least £2.4m.

Justice

Judicial appointments: 11KBW and 7KBW silks replace Eder and MacDuff in High Court

29-May-2015 2:49 pm | By Tabby Kinder

11KBW’s Tim Kerr QC has been elevated to the High Court bench to replace Mr Justice Eder, who took early retirement to return to private practice in April.

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Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields and Slaughters lead on Equinix's £2.3bn acquisition of Telecity

29-May-2015 4:04 pm | By Rachel Moloney

Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Slaughter and May have all taken lead roles in data centre operator Equinix’s £2.3bn offer for London-based rival TelecityGroup. 

Scotland

Blackstone Lockerbie QC appointed Advocate General for Scotland

29-May-2015 11:10 am | By Tabby Kinder

Blackstone Chambers’ silk Richard Keen QC has been appointed advocate general for Scotland by Prime Minister David Cameron in a continuation of his cabinet reshuffle.

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Freshfields loses Australia country lead to Ashurst

29-May-2015 9:55 am | By Rachel Moloney

Ashurst has appointed London corporate partner James Wood from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was the partner in charge of the firm’s Australian relationships and a key player in the firm’s energy and mining team.

Pro bono

Arnold & Porter tops Thomson Reuters' pro bono index - but only 26 firms in England provided data

29-May-2015 9:30 am | By Richard Simmons

US firm Arnold & Porter has come out best in the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s 2015 index of pro bono, with its lawyers averaging nearly 80 hours each per year.

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Osborne Clarke's Berg: "It's all about continuity"

29-May-2015 0:05 am | By Rachel Moloney

At the beginning of this year, Osborne Clarke welcomed in a new UK managing partner after Simon Beswick stepped down after a 12-year run. Now entering his sixth month in the role, Ray Berg explains how he intends to continue Beswick’s legacy. 

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Olswang: trouble at the top as management shakeup continues

29-May-2015 0:04 am | By Natasha Bernal

Olswang may have ended its search for a new CEO with the appointment of IP head Paul Stevens, but changes in senior management continue at the firm with the imminent departure of general counsel Simon Callander.

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Law firms lag behind accountants in office space efficiency plans

29-May-2015 0:03 am | By Natasha Bernal

Accountancy firms have outstripped law firms in space management strategies, new research from real estate company CBRE shows. 

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WM Housing appoints seven to socially-responsible legal panel

29-May-2015 0:02 am | By Jonathon Manning

WM Housing Group has appointed seven firms to its legal panel in an attempt to incorporate social values into its legal activities.

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Arthur Cox and Kerman & Co advise on Applegreen's €70m IPO

29-May-2015 0:01 am | By Rachel Moloney

Arthur Cox and Kerman & Co are working with Dublin-based Applegreen, as the petrol forecourt retailer set out its intention to float on Aim and its Irish equivalent, the Enterprise Securities Market (ESM).

Stock exchange

Gateley listing date set for 8 June with share price of 95p

28-May-2015 12:20 pm | By Jonathon Manning

Gateley has announced the date of its initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) will be 8 June.

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McGuireWoods and Scott & Scott to take on Tesco in multibillion pound shareholder claim

28-May-2015 11:26 am | By Tabby Kinder

US firm Scott & Scott has officially partnered with McGuire Woods in the UK and instructed Serle Court’s Philip Marshall QC to take on Tesco in a group action on behalf of the supermarket giant’s shareholders.

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Editor's Picks

Catrin Griffiths

Floating your boat

Everyone thought Irwin Mitchell would be doing it soon, but it looks as if Gateley will beat the national firm to the punch. Gateley is actively preparing an IPO. It’s notable not least because Gateley – unlike Irwin Mitchell and Slater & Gordon, the Aussie-listed company that took over RJW three years ago – is not a personal injury outfit. Will Gateley genuinely be the pathfinder for commercial law firms?

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Getting to grips with corporate contracts

26-May-2015

Contractual blind spots affect not only general counsel, but whole companies too.

Hot 100 alumni

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Hot 100 alumni: Andrew Edge, Stephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood partner Andrew Edge was featured in 2012’s Hot 100 after a string of deals in the pharmaceutical sector. While many of these client relationships still stand, the situation has changed slightly, with Edge now in charge of the firm’s 76-strong corporate team.

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Osborne Clarke's Berg: "It's all about continuity"

29-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

At the beginning of this year, Osborne Clarke welcomed in a new UK managing partner after Simon Beswick stepped down after a 12-year run. Now entering his sixth month in the role, Ray Berg explains how he intends to continue Beswick’s legacy. 

London Norton Rose LG Shard South_Bank

Olswang: trouble at the top as management shakeup continues

29-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Olswang may have ended its search for a new CEO with the appointment of IP head Paul Stevens, but changes in senior management continue at the firm with the imminent departure of general counsel Simon Callander.

The Lawyer Eats

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Antidote, W1

Nicky Richmond finds the perfect antidote for a booking disappointment at the tiny, but excellent, Antidote.

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ATE insurance roundtable: the group litigators are gathering

29-May-2015

Demand for ATE cover shows no sign of dwindling as clients continue to use it as a way to spread costs risk, while some experts predict a rise from group litigators

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Star legal writers in the employment sector

26-May-2015

This week’s most-read briefings writers from TheLawyer.com are drawn from the employment sector. 

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Money

Weightmans turnover rises 2.5 per cent to record £89m

26-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Weightmans has announced a continued rise in turnover of 2.5 per cent, from £87m to £89.2m for the 2014/15 financial year.

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Dentons posts UKMEA PEP rise of 23 per cent to £502,000

20-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons is reporting a rise in both revenue and profit for its UK, Middle East and Africa (UKMEA) operations for the 2014/15 financial year, with average profit per equity partner (PEP) up 23 per cent to £502,000.

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In-house interview: Bjarne Tellmann, Pearson

26-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Bjarne Tellmann has rebooted publisher Pearson’s in-house legal team, redesigned the entire legal function and reduced the legal team’s budget, and he shows no sign of slowing down yet…

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In-house interview: Chris Newby, AIG

18-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

He’s been AIG EMEA general counsel for only three years, but Chris Newby’s already overseen one sponsorship deal, two rebrands and three panel reviews.

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In-house interview: Nick Maltby, Genomics England

11-May-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Genomics England relies on its GC to build the support systems so it can revolutionise patient care

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Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields and Slaughters lead on Equinix's £2.3bn acquisition of Telecity

Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Slaughter and May have all taken lead roles in data centre operator Equinix’s £2.3bn offer for London-based rival TelecityGroup. 

Europe

European moves: 28 May 2015

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.

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European firms report record turnover as Continent bounces back

Revenue and profits were up across much of the Continent last year as the European 100 gained a new top-ranked firm, France’s Fidal.

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International Top 30 Firms in London 2015: the executive summary

This year’s International Top 30 reveals a market in excellent health. As this executive summary of the report shows, taking just revenues alone, these firms’ finances have gone through the roof.

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Top 10 stories: 22-28 May 2015

29-May-2015

This week’s top 10 stories have a heavy focus on money, with Linklaters looking at modifying its lockstep as well as reviewing salaries, Ashurst boosting pay and turnover rising across Europe.

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