15 November 2010
Allen & Overy (A&O) has lined up alongside US firms Bingham McCutchen and White & Case on the e1.9bn (£1.64bn) debt restructuring of Greek mobile phone operator Wind Hellas.
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has continued its international expansion, doubling its Singapore office through the hire of a team from Holman Fenwick & Willan.
More than two-thirds of the prospective Halliwells trainees who signed up to a scheme run by Burges Salmon to find them new firms have now landed training contracts.
Advisers gear up for roles with new entrants.
The London office of Latham & Watkins has completed its first mandate for private equity giant CVC Capital Partners.
DLA Piper’s Abu Dhabi office managing partner Stephen Webb has moved to the firm’s Australian alliance partner DLA Phillips Fox.
Dewey & LeBoeuf has boosted its Frankfurt office, hiring the head of Weil Gotshal & Manges’ German antitrust and regulatory practice, as the firm looks to become a force in European competition and antitrust.
A group of former Halliwells partners is facing a High Court showdown after the landlord of the failed firm’s former headquarters filed a claim for £224,000.
A quintet of firms led by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have landed the prize mandates on the sale of the Vue cinema chain - the third largest in the UK - to private equity house Doughty Hanson.
There’s still some energy left in Norway’s restricted hydroelectric power sector.
Linklaters’ German partners must have rubbed their hands with glee when the firm broke its lockstep to effect the 2007 hire of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer stars Ralph Wollburg and Achim Kirchfeld.
Greenberg Traurig Maher is turning its back on the iconic environs of the City’s Gherkin in favour of a move to Clerkenwell.
As reported by The Lawyer today on the cover, four former Halliwells partners are being sued by St James’s Court (Manchester), the landlord of its former office on Brown Street in the city.
Hammonds and US firm Squire Sanders & Dempsey are on course to complete the latest transatlantic tie-up after the proposed merger last week (5 November) received the overwhelming backing of both partnerships.
Those of us who visit the gymnasium regularly like to use various stimuli to push for the burn.
Firm’s all-equity push places UK and overseas partners’ remuneration disparity under scrutiny
City firms Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) and Macfarlanes are advising on the proposed restructuring of Kent Reliance Building Society (KRBS).
Maxwell Winward has recruited Matthew Arnold & Baldwin (MAB) employment head Adam Fuge as a partner in its employment team.
Darren Drabble, GC at online comparison website Moneysupermarket.com, jumped in feet first when he learnt the company was on the verge of becoming a plc.
SJ Berwin and Proskauer Rose have called off their protracted merger talks almost nine months after they began.
It was not too long ago that City firms threatened to cut themselves off from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) in favour of a more robust regulatory regime
How did you spend your last bonus? Mojitos.
Lord Young’s recent interview on Radio 4’s Today programme (1 November) sparked a great deal of debate.
A serene transfer of power and the goodwill towards Lawes belies a harder edge at the top of Freshfields
DC powerhouse wants steady ship as first senior succession looms.
What was your first-ever job? Outdoor clerk for a high street law firm, being paid £50 a week.
In 2006 Zhonglun W&D Law Firm became the first Chinese firm to launch in London, and it is thought to be still the only Chinese firm with English-qualified lawyers working in the City.