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.

london

King & Wood Mallesons corporate partner leaves for Paul Hastings

28-May-2015 10:22 am | By Rachel Moloney

Paul Hastings has hired King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) corporate partner Duncan Woollard to lead the firm’s private funds practice in London.

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Manchester

Cartwright King moves North West through Garstangs merger

28-May-2015 11:12 am | By Jonathon Manning

Cartwright King has announced it has merged with Garstangs Burrows Bussin as the firm looks to gain a presence in the North West.

Europe

European moves: 28 May 2015

28-May-2015 11:00 am | By Joanne Harris

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

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Exclusive: Tesco appoints Diageo M&A GC as first UK legal director amid restructure

28-May-2015 0:04 am | By Tabby Kinder

Tesco has appointed Diageo M&A general counsel and ex-Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer lawyer David Berry as its first UK legal director.

Addleshaws

Exclusive: Olswang GC Callander to take on new general counsel role at Addleshaws

28-May-2015 0:02 am | By Natasha Bernal

Olswang general counsel Simon Callander is set to take on a partnership secretary and newly created general counsel role at Addleshaw Goddard, The Lawyer can reveal.

Dentons

Dentons strengthens trade finance pratice with Watson Farley partner Gardiner

28-May-2015 0:01 am | By Natasha Bernal

Dentons has hired Watson Farley & Williams finance partner Celia Gardiner to build its trade finance practice in London.

Stock exchange

DLA Piper and Latham take lead on PureTech's $160m IPO

27-May-2015 4:42 pm | By Rachel Moloney

DLA Piper and Latham & Watkins are understood to be advising US company PureTech on its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange.

Test

Ashurst pay rises across the board as NQ salaries hit £65,000

27-May-2015 4:30 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Ashurst has raised its junior workforce salaries at every level, concentrating its resources on its 3 PQE associates.

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London

Fried Frank poised for major UK funds boost with K&E partner trio

27-May-2015 2:05 pm | By Rachel Moloney

Kirkland & Ellis is understood to have lost three private funds partners to Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, less than a year after the firm’s London head Graham White made the same move.

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London

Shearman freezes associate pay but hikes trainee salaries by 15 per cent

27-May-2015 10:53 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Shearman & Sterling has revealed its pay rises for 2015/16, giving its first-year trainees a 15.4 per cent pay rise.

Lloyd's of London

Foran Glennon gains SRA approval for London launch under ABS licence

27-May-2015 10:38 am | By Natasha Bernal

US firm Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff has received approval from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to launch a London office operating under an ABS licence.  

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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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London

Greenberg Traurig CEO: "Our days of London growth aren't over"

22-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Some six years after launching in London, Greenberg Traurig’s CEO Richard Rosenbaum is convinced that the City is the key to making the firm the world’s top legal real estate brand.

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The Lawyer GC Strategy Summit: GCs need to realise their power

26-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Term ‘lawyer’ no longer describes the GC role in business, says top CEO

The Lawyer Eats

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The Wild Rabbit, Kingham

“Can I have some of the vegetable curry”, said the man next to me at the Farmers’ Market. The voice sounded familiar. “Oh and some of the rice too, please”. I looked sideways. It was David Cameron.

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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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European firms report record turnover as Continent bounces back

25-May-2015

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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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.

Dentons

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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Europe

European moves: 28 May 2015

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

Lloyd's of London

Foran Glennon gains SRA approval for London launch under ABS licence

US firm Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff has received approval from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to launch a London office operating under an ABS licence.  

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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: 15-21 May

22-May-2015

International firms in London, the magic circle and big litigation were the key themes in last week’s top 10 stories on TheLawyer.com.

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