3 July 2006

The Lawyer

  • 8 New Square

    3-Jul-2006

    New Square, just off Chancery Lane, is a good place to find an IP barrister if you ever need one. The picturesque quad is home to specialist sets 3 New Square, Hogarth Chambers and 8 New Square.

  • A&O confirms 20 per cent PEP rise

    6-Jul-2006

    Magic circle firm Allen & Overy (A&O) has posted double digit growth in both its turnover and profit but it still lags behind its magic circle rivals.

  • A&O installs Freshfields man as Beijing partner

    3-Jul-2006

    Allen & Overy (A&O) has put a second partner into its Beijing operation after it emerged that the firm had poached Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's former ...

  • A&O set to reveal 20 per cent PEP increase

    3-Jul-2006

    Allen & Overy (A&O) is expected to reveal double-digit growth in both turnover and profit when the magic circle firm publishes its limited-liability partnership (LLP) accounts later this week.

  • A&O, DLA in £28.2m NHS IT fees windfall

    3-Jul-2006

    The NHS has received one of the biggest-ever bills for legal work in the public sector, breaking all records for a major project, with more to come as the National Programme for IT in the NHS has yet to complete.

  • Addleshaws creates client knowledge tool

    3-Jul-2006

    Addleshaw Goddard has linked with Cranfield School of Management to help the law firm develop a system of key accounts management similar to that used by major corporations.

  • Age case win threatens partnership structure

    3-Jul-2006

    Lawyers have warned that the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) long-running age discrimination lawsuit against Sidley Austin could signal the end of current partnership structures.

  • Arnie in bid to terminate Orrick licensing row

    3-Jul-2006

    It sounds like the plot for another bad Hollywood movie: Arnold Schwarzenegger on a mission to China, accompanied by, err, his lawyer.

  • Ashurst, Jones Day, Lovells win cat appeal

    3-Jul-2006

    There were celebrations at Ashurst, Jones Day and Lovells on 19 June after the Competion Appeal Tribunal (CAT) upheld their clients' appeals on interchange fee arrangements. The CAT set a September 2005 Office of Fair Trading (OFT) decision aside after the OFT had made the unprecedented move of withdrawing its decision ...

  • BAA takeover saga ends as Goldman Sachs bows out to victorious Ferrovial

    3-Jul-2006

    The battle for BAA has ended with Ferrovial - and Freshfields - as the winners. Husnara Begum reports

  • Balfour Beatty wins Hatfield crash appeal

    5-Jul-2006

    The Court of Appeal has this morning (5 July) reduced the fine imposed on railway company Balfour Beatty for health and safety breaches leading to the Hatfield rail crash.

  • Bar chiefs grilled over Legal Services Bill

    3-Jul-2006

    Bar chair Stephen Hockman QC and Desmond Browne QC, chair of the bar's Legal Services Bill Response Group, gave evidence to the joint committee scrutinising the draft bill last month.

  • Bar Council stats show women still lagging behind

    3-Jul-2006

    Women account for nearly half of all new barristers each year, but are still failing to make up ground in the profession as a whole. This sobering news comes courtesy of the Bar Council's annual statistical report, which is a more gloomy affair each year.

  • Battle plans

    3-Jul-2006

    A US influence is pervading Japanese business, opening up a whole new litigation market for the country's law firms. Dominic Roughton reports

  • Beijing-Hong Kong merger creates Chinese heavyweight

    5-Jul-2006

    Beijing-based Jun He Law Offices has become the third Mainland China-headquartered law firm to open in Hong Kong.

  • Blackstone QC scores Fifa role

    3-Jul-2006

    As the World Cup goes on, the winner for the bar is clearly Blackstone Chambers' Michael Beloff QC, appointed as the UK representative on Fifa's ad hoc arbitration panel. Beloff is there to advise teams with problems and disputes.

  • BLP faces £3m client refund

    7-Jul-2006

    Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) may be forced to pay back up to £3m to long-standing client Alpha Airports for damages claimed to have arisen from the firm's advice on a £7.5m catering contract with Icelandic charter airline Excel Airways.

  • Boodle Hatfield boosts private client team

    3-Jul-2006

    Boodle Hatfield has strengthened its private client and tax team with the appointment of litigator Sofie Hoffman. Hoffman joins the firm's contentious trusts and probate team from the legal services department of Lloyd's of London. Hoffman joined Lloyd's in 2001 from Allen & Overy's specialist trust, asset-tracing and fraud claims group, a part of the firm's banking and finance litigation team. ...

  • Brodies merges with Bishops to gain Glasgow base

    5-Jul-2006

    Edinburgh-based firm Brodies is to merge with fellow Scottish firm Bishops next month, creating a Caledonian big-hitter boasting 47 partners and over 200 fee-earners.

  • Bullers and Dawkins merge

    3-Jul-2006

    Birmingham firm Buller Jeffries has merged with commercial property and private client firm Dawkins & Grey. Judy Bonegal and Roger Williams join as partners. The merger coincides with the promotion to partner of Clive Vernon, head of Bullers' commercial property and private client department, who will head the newlyenlarged team.

  • Cadwalader embroiled in airline fiasco

    3-Jul-2006

    Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has been caught up in a shareholder dispute with Northwest Airlines after it was revealed the firm was paid $1m (£550,000) for bankruptcy advice before the airline even filed for Chapter 11 protection.

  • Cadwalader turns to A&O to fill tax gap

    7-Jul-2006

    Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has finally filled the vacancy in its tax group hiring a senior associate from Allen & Overy after the firm's last appointment was convinced to stay at Clifford Chance.

  • CC appoints 'people partner' to aid career development

    5-Jul-2006

    Clifford Chance has picked its first people partner to help drive forward the firm's HR policy as well having overall responsibility for career development.

  • CC ramps up in China with Mofo star

    3-Jul-2006

    Clifford Chance has hired rated China corporate partner Rupert Li from Morrison & Foerster, continuing the spate of high profile moves by the magic circle in Asia.

  • CC Wong guides Singapore's first MSCI India listing

    3-Jul-2006

    Clifford Chance Wong, the firm's Singapore partnership, set a new standard there last month when it advised on the world's first Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) India exchange-traded fund to be listed in the country.

  • Chen & Co granted Hong Kong licence

    3-Jul-2006

    Shanghai-headquartered firm Chen & Co has become the second People's Republic of China-based law firm to be granted a foreign law firm licence in Hong Kong. Managing partner Frank Chen will oversee the new office, which will only offer China advice. King & Wood is the only other China firm to have been approved by the Law Society of Hong Kong as a registered foreign firm.

  • Clydes sails into uncharted waters with expansion across the Atlantic

    3-Jul-2006

    Clyde & Co is making a play for the US litigation market with the hire of four partners from US firm Condon & Forsyth and with new offices in New York and Los Angeles (LA).

  • Competition Commission to investigate BLP and Tesco

    5-Jul-2006

    Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has potentially landed its largest client, Tesco, in hot water with the Competition Commission.

  • Councils appeal for barristers

    3-Jul-2006

    The bar is becoming increasingly commercial and clients are starting to take advantage of that, particularly in the public sector.

  • Crossley avoids red card

    3-Jul-2006

    Hammonds' victory over the Football League in the High Court was swiftly followed this week by its best results for some time. The firm does not yet know if it has to fight the Football League on appeal. The Football League, citing the World Cup as its excuse for needing more time, succeeded in obtaining six weeks to file its application.

  • Czech firm expands with Kiev opening

    3-Jul-2006

    Czech Republic firm Peterka & Partners has opened an office in Kiev, its second international office, as it looks to expand across Eastern Europe.

  • Domanski and MAQS Law Firm join forces

    3-Jul-2006

    Polish independent firm Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka and Scandinavian firm MAQS Law Firm have linked up to help service the increasing amount of cross-investment between the countries.

  • Don't Bank on China

    3-Jul-2006

    It's hoped that China's accession into the WTO should prove lucrative for foreign organisations

  • DWF makes up seven to partnership

    3-Jul-2006

    North West firm DWF has promoted seven associates to partner after a record year. Insurance litigation specialist Robert Gray and industrial disease specialist Daren Charlton are made up in Manchester. In Liverpool, insurance specialists Tim Hoy and Juliet Herzog are promoted alongside property lawyer Andrew Nichol, corporate expert Philip Whitehurst and resourcing sector head Emma Harvey. Managing partner Andrew Leaitherland said the promotions underlined the firm's continued growth ...

  • DWS partners fall in with Vinson's and Fulbright's expansion plans

    3-Jul-2006

    Two former Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) energy partners have joined Texas-based energy giants.

  • DWS snares French ally for insolvency push

    7-Jul-2006

    Denton Wilde Sapte has launched an association with French independent Poulain & Associés to strengthen its French insolvency expertise.

  • England v Portugal: The aftermath

    4-Jul-2006

    It has been a wonderful World Cup but for now, Tulkinghorn is sulking....

  • Eversheds bolsters planning practice with DWS partner

    3-Jul-2006

    Eversheds has taken on Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) planning partner Stephen Webb as the national giant aims to ramp up its planning offering.

  • France's Jeantet links up with Australia's Clayton Utz for reciprocal secondment programme

    3-Jul-2006

    French independent Jeantet Associés and Australian national firm Clayton Utz have joined forces in a unique secondment relationship.

  • French firms make presence felt in China

    3-Jul-2006

    French firm Gide Loyrette Nouel has continued its push into Asia by launching an office in Hong Kong.

  • Freshfields flies in Segal

    3-Jul-2006

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's latest lateral hire has raised a few eyebrows. As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com (28 June), Freshfields announced that insolvency star Nick Segal is flying back to the UK after a three-year stint in the New York office ...

  • Freshfields founds the stub club

    3-Jul-2006

    The stub equity structure used in Ferrovial Group's successful £12bn takeover of BAA appears to have become something of a trademark for the Spanish construction group's legal adviser Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

  • Freshfields puts brave face on loss of partner

    3-Jul-2006

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has sought to play down the departure of long-serving Cologne corporate partner Jürgen Sieger, who has left for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

  • Freshfields takes second huge IPO

    3-Jul-2006

    There isn't a bigger IPO in Asia this year than the estimated $12bn (£6.59bn) Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) flotation. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer ace corporate lawyer Teresa Ko features prominently on yet ...

  • Freshfields to ditch all-equity model

    3-Jul-2006

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's partners have voted in favour of ditching the magic circle firm's cherished all-equity partnership model.

  • Freshfields, Linklaters land LSE bond issue appointments

    3-Jul-2006

    Linklaters land LSE bond issue appointments" /Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters have bagged roles in the debut bond issue by the London Stock Exchange (LSE) as the bourse remains ...

  • Future-proof

    3-Jul-2006

    Technological developments are slowly permeating every aspect of business in Asia and law firms would be well advised to keep up, says Lindsay Esler

  • Garrigues re-elects management and opens in Andalucia

    3-Jul-2006

    Partners at Garrigues have unanimously re-elected managing partners José María Alonso Puig and Miguel Gordillo Moro to serve another four-year term.

  • Gazprom appoints new legal head in time for UK energy market drive

    3-Jul-2006

    Gazprom Market and Trading, the UK subsidiary of the Russian natural gas giant, has appointed a new head of legal.

  • General Motors brings in new GC

    3-Jul-2006

    General Motors (GM) has appointed Jenner & Block head of corporate Robert Osborne as its new general counsel. Osborne, who has advised the company for more than 20 years, will join in September. He replaces Tom Gottschalk, who will remain with the company as head of law and public policy. Osborne will report to Gottschalk and GM chairman and chief executive Rick Wagoner.

  • Getting the measure of young lawyers

    3-Jul-2006

    Today's younger lawyers need to feel their career has clear direction and that they are guaranteed support in their professional progression. Reputation and loyalty alone are no longer enough to attract or retain employees, and law firms need to make a recognisable commitment to employees' career development.

  • Going public

    3-Jul-2006

    Law firms could soon list on the stock exchange. The Lawyer assesses the prospects of five UK practices to see whether the move would make good financial sense

  • Hammonds enjoys massive PEP hike

    3-Jul-2006

    Hammonds has seen profit per equity partner (PEP) rise by 61 per cent to £328,000 after a year of tough management. Turnover rose by 4 per cent to £132.7m. Hammonds is now running with a profit margin of 23 per cent, up 7 per cent on last year's 16 per cent. Hammonds has also reduced its borrowings by 38 per cent and plans to continue to cut its overdraft, which in the past has been as high as £30m.

  • Herbies raids Lovells for Paris finance team

    7-Jul-2006

    Herbert Smith has raided Lovells' Paris office for a two-lawyer team to strengthen its acquisition finance offering.

  • Hextalls installs first non-executive chair

    3-Jul-2006

    Hextalls has appointed head of employment Jane Liddington as its first non-executive chair as part of a new management structure. Liddington will be responsible for mentoring Hextalls' staff, as well as for internal and external communications. Matthew Clark continues as the firm's chief executive - he is due to visitthe US later this year ...

  • Hogan swoops on Shearman London for M&A star

    6-Jul-2006

    Shearman & Sterling’s London office has been hit by the departure of highly rated M&A partner Jonathan Coppin for the UK arm of Hogan & Hartson.

  • Howard Kennedy, Brick Court face negligence accusation

    3-Jul-2006

    Howard Kennedy and Brick Court Chambers' Andrew Lydiard QC have found themselves the target of a claim brought by a former client who says he suffered loss of opportunity following their advice.

  • Hunton scoops the mandate for Gazprom's push into UK energy

    3-Jul-2006

    Hunton & Williams has vindicated its approach to domestic energy work with its role advising Gazprom on the Russian gas giant’s move into the UK market.

  • Insolvency

    3-Jul-2006

    Large-scale insolvencies and restructurings have been largely absent from the UK market over the past few years. However, lawyers working in this area are having to get to grips with a number of new factors that have changed the way they go about their work.

  • Irwin Mitchell assists BA class action

    3-Jul-2006

    Irwin Mitchell assists BA class action" /Irwin Mitchell is joining forces with US class action specialists Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll in its fight against airlines charging passengers fuel surchages.

  • Italian lawyers move to reassure investors

    3-Jul-2006

    Italian lawyers have taken part in an exercise designed to reassure investors and other market participants in the Italian capital markets following changes to securities law in the wake of scandals such as that involving Parmalat.

  • Landwell becomes PwC Legal as prospect of MDPs approaches

    4-Jul-2006

    PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) associated law firm Landwell has rebranded in an effort to ally itself more closely with the Big Four accountant.

  • Law Soc jumps to defence of DWS in Uganda treason case

    3-Jul-2006

    The Law Society has moved in to defend Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) against accusations that it was involved in the prosecution of a Ugandan opposition politician.

  • Law Society deficit swells to £8m

    3-Jul-2006

    The Law Society's annual deficit rose again last year to nearly £8m, its recently published accounts reveal.

  • LeBoeuf raises NQ salaries in London to match US peers

    5-Jul-2006

    LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae has matched other US firms in London by raising its newly qualified (NQs) salary to £75,000.

  • Linklaters and Freshfields top first half Thomson M&A tables

    5-Jul-2006

    Linklaters has topped the European M&A tables for the first half of 2006, advising on $259.3bn (£140.4bn) worth of deals in 136 transactions, according to data from Thomson Financial.

  • Linklaters Spain

    3-Jul-2006

    Linklaters set up in Madrid six years ago and since then it has pursued a strategy of cherry-picking leading corporate, banking and commercial lawyers from local firms.

  • Lovells steers Barclays to Lords 'duty of care' victory

    3-Jul-2006

    Lovells has won a major House of Lords victory for Barclays over the bank's duty of care in situations where a freezing order has been made.

  • Magic circle dominates 2006 Lawyer Awards

    3-Jul-2006

    Clifford Chance scooped the top prize at The Lawyer Awards last week, winning Law Firm of the Year after a stellar 12 months.

  • MBR&M hire boosts Paris corporate team

    3-Jul-2006

    Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw's (MBR&M) Paris office has bagged a partner from French independent Veil Jourde, boosting the firm's corporate team.

  • Microsoft efforts fail to prevent further EU fines

    3-Jul-2006

    An exasperated Microsoft is edging closer to fines of e2m (£1.4m) a day for breaking EU competition rules, despite following the European Commission's plan for compliance.

  • Milbank handed role on Macquarie takeover of Stagecoach London

    3-Jul-2006

    Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has scooped an instruction to advise Macquarie Bank on its acquisition of Stagecoach's London bus operations.

  • Mind the pre-pack

    3-Jul-2006

    Alternatives to pre-pack administrations are being sought in a bid to find a better solution for creditors of insolvent business. Carolyn Swain reports

  • Morgan Cole profit jumps 30 per cent despite turnover fall

    3-Jul-2006

    Wales-based law firm Morgan Cole has increased profit by an extraordinary 30 per cent, while recording a slump in turnover.

  • Norton Rose PEP and revenue inch up

    6-Jul-2006

    Norton Rose has recorded a sluggish year of growth, with turnover up just 3.5 per cent and average profit per equity partner (PEP) up by 4.7 per cent.

  • Nottingham joins London law schools' battle for supremacy

    3-Jul-2006

    London's legal education market has just got hotter than ever before. Not only will the College of Law and BPP Law School be opening second sites in London in September to house a further 1,500 students, but rival Nottingham Law School (NLS) is planning to launch in the capital in conjunction with US business training giant Kaplan ...

  • Orrick in NY Cadwalader raid

    3-Jul-2006

    Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has swooped on Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft for two structured finance partners, including the high-profile James Croke, for its New York office.

  • Orrick rolls out global secondment programme

    3-Jul-2006

    Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is set to introduce a formal pilot secondment programme in a bid to better integrate the firm's growing international network.

  • Pension power

    3-Jul-2006

    With the pensions issue back in the headlines, companies undergoing restructurings would do well to consider the latest legislative developments. Richard Tett and Catherine Derrick report

  • People

    3-Jul-2006

    Midlands firm Freeth Cartwright has appointed its 100th fee-earner. Adam Watson joins its Nottingham commercial property team from Warwickshire firm Lodders.Sheffield firm Wake Smith's trust, tax and probate partner Michael Tunbridge has repl...

  • Phil Whall: AOL UK

    3-Jul-2006

    AOL UK head of legal Phil Whall believes the internet has crossed a frontier and is just starting to fulfil its potential. Matt Byrne reports

  • Push on the Government breeds Islamic finance success

    3-Jul-2006

    At a time when the Government's desire to be tough on terrorism has witnessed a series of events that have increased tensions between it and the UK's Muslim community, it is heartening to see continued Government support for one success story: the growth of London as a centre of excellence for the development of the Islamic finance industry.

  • Richards Butler set for Dubai expansion

    3-Jul-2006

    Richards Butler is preparing to launch a new office in Dubai, The Lawyer can reveal, just days after the firm signed an association with Swiss firm Chabrier & Partners.

  • Royal Mail in management overhaul with new GC

    3-Jul-2006

    Royal Mail has transformed its in-house legal team, scooping former Exel legal chief Doug Evans to replace longstanding general counsel Catherine Churchard.

  • Salford Uni to open new law school

    3-Jul-2006

    The University of Salford is building a new law school to compete with local rivals BPP Law School's Manchester branch, the University of Manchester Law School and Manchester Metropolitan University Law School.

  • Scottish schools pfi provides rich pickings

    3-Jul-2006

    Pinsent Masons, Linklaters and Scottish firms Dundas & Wilson and Shepherd and Wedderburn advised on the £352.2m South Lanarkshire Schools PFI project. The scheme is the third-largest bond-financed schools project in ...

  • Simmons to rethink cross-selling rewards

    3-Jul-2006

    Simmons & Simmons is looking to overhaul its remuneration system to encourage cross-border team work and cross-selling across jurisdictions.

  • SJ Berwin strengthens TDR bond with billion-pound fund

    7-Jul-2006

    SJ Berwin has firmed up its relationship with private equity house TDR Capital following former corporate finance partner Blair Thompson’s appointment as the group’s chief cooperating officer (COO) in May.

  • Skadden, Cleary wrap up Mittal purchase

    3-Jul-2006

    After what has been one of the most tempestuous courtships of recent times, Mittal Steel has finally succumbed to Arcelor. The deal has been an epic battle for the companies and, of course, their law firms. Mittal, advised by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, first approached Arcelor at the end of January. Arcelor, advised by a

  • Spanish independents repel Anglo-Saxon competition with record year

    6-Jul-2006

    London’s magic circle has profited from a buoyant legal market in Spain, but is still a long way from challenging Madrid’s local elite.

  • The Far East

    3-Jul-2006

    The Far East has generated a swathe of newspaper headlines in recent months. While Japan maintains its status as Asia's largest and most sophisticated financial market, Allen & Overy is putting its Tokyo office under review and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton was forced to close its underperforming Tokyo office ...

  • The work-life quiz: Bankim Thanki QC

    3-Jul-2006

    What was your first-ever job?

  • Travers turnover up 25 per cent

    7-Jul-2006

    Travers Smith has posted significant increases in both total revenues and profits for the 2005-06 financial year.

  • Travers, Milbank bag clinphone ipo roles

    3-Jul-2006

    Travers Smith and New York-based Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy acted for ClinPhone's London Stock Exchange IPO. ClinPhone is a specialist supplier of technology solutions to the clinical trials industry. It will have a market capitalisation of £94m on listing. The IPO included a £60m placing of new and existing shares. Investec acted as sole sponsor, financial adviser and underwriter. Travers ...

  • Two mergers, two stories

    3-Jul-2006

    The mergers just keep coming. On the same day as 11 New Square and 11 Old Square joined to become Radcliffe Chambers, Two Field Court and 17 Bedford Row merged to form Field Court Chambers.

  • UK charity in fight to free Guantánamo's British residents

    3-Jul-2006

    George W Bush has sought to portray the US-led 'war on terror' as a struggle for democratic values, yet for the past four years the US has held 480 men in Guantánamo Bay without trial. Only 10 have even been charged with a crime. Nineteen-year-old Mohammed El Gharani, seized at age 14 from a Karachi mosque, is not one of those 10. Kept in solitary confinement, he languishes in jail with no hope of trial and has attempted suicide twice this year.

  • UK firms set their sights on Indian market

    3-Jul-2006

    MEANWHILE, India remains firmlyin the minds of the UK firms, witha range of mid-market operations now setting their sights on the lucrative work available in the country. Lawrence Graham set the tone when it closed a $25m (£13.7m) acquisition in India within the past month. The firm also featured on one of the highest-profile deals out of the country in recent times, advising nominated adviser ...

  • Walkers storms into Jersey with Crills merger

    3-Jul-2006

    The map of the offshore market will have to be redrawn again following the decision by Walkers to merge with Jersey-based Crills Advocates to create a 33-partner offshore powerhouse with offices in the Caribbean, the Channel Islands, the Middle East and Asia.

  • Warning signs

    3-Jul-2006

    The make-up of company creditors is ever-evolving and the legal implications must be considered carefully, say Swati Patel and Mark Fennessy

  • Watson snares FFW PFI team for London office

    3-Jul-2006

    Newcastle's Watson Burton has raided Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) for a construction and PFI team to boost its new London office.

  • Web week 03/07/06

    3-Jul-2006

    The Lawyer's Web Week is a weekly commentary on legal activity on the web. This includes an overview of the best of the week's blogs.

  • What would an IPO be worth?

    3-Jul-2006

    With that odd mixture of arrogance and insecurity, the most ambitious City partners are constantly comparing themselves with their rivals. It's par for the course in an industry stuffed with type-A overachievers, and it's at its most acute during the financial reporting season.

  • White & Case boosts corporate with Ashurst hire

    5-Jul-2006

    White & Case has raided Ashurst to hire M&A and corporate finance specialist Philip Broke as its new co-head of the UK corporate practice.

  • White & Case scoops Mittal Steel remit

    3-Jul-2006

    White & Case has won the instruction to advise the lead arrangers providing the financing of Mittal Steel's €26.9bn (£18.59bn) acquisition of rival Arcelor.

  • Wiggin lands Olswang sports specialist

    3-Jul-2006

    Media boutique Wiggin has recruited Olswang head of sports Michael Brader as head of corporate. Brader, who has been a corporate partner at Olswang since 1998, is set to join the firm in September. Brader advises clubs, rights holders and sports rights management and investment companies on all forms of fundraising, joint ...

  • Willkie Farr takes Freshfields antitrust head

    3-Jul-2006

    Willkie Farr & Gallagher has raided Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to take Paris antitrust and competition head Jacques-Philippe Gunther.