For some reason the politics of King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin’s corporate department attracts extraordinary attention online from our readers.
Dangerous things, mergers. I’m not talking about Penningtons’ takeover of zombie firm Manches, although that deal is tricky enough in itself – as we expose in considerable detail this week.
Mergers can boost profitability, but only if the negotiating teams stay calm and stick to the plan
To become a senior partner, you need to be a highly skilled politician who appears to shun politics
An interesting paper put out recently by Laura Empson, professor at Cass Business School is doing the rounds. It focuses on the ambiguities of law firm leadership.
Blame Kraft-Cadbury again. Since that politically controversial deal the Takeover Code has required that bids for UK-listed companies have to include estimates of legal fees on both the buy and sell sides.
Proposed changes to the Takeover Code could see the Takeover Panel expand its jurisdiction
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has re-shuffled its corporate leadership following the appointment of Ed Braham as global head of corporate in July.
This year the private equity industry has been delivering a clear message to governments around the world: far from being a cause of the current crisis, it is an important part of the solution. In the UK at least, that message has not fallen on deaf ears.
In recent months attention has focused on the potential demise of private equity resulting from the lack of leverage available to finance transactions.
Dundas & Wilson will exit its Aberdeen and London bases early in preparation for the launch of its merger with CMS Cameron McKenna next week (1 May).
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and White & Case are advising on the £7.9bn ($13.4bn) acquisition of orthopaedic manufacturing company Biomet by Zimmer, the manufacturer of the ‘zimmer frame’.
Ashurst has added 15 new members to its global partnership, in its first integrated promotions round since its formal tie-up with Ashurst Australia went live on 1 November 2013.
Why well-connected PE partners are worth their weight in gold
Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn have finally decided that three’s a crowd and, after months of flirting with Boyes Turner, gone ahead with a traditional two-way merger.
The surge of oligarchs heading to London for their court battles is slacking off. But Russia still holds potential for those advisers ready to tread carefully
The liquidators of Bernard L. Madoff feeder fund Fairfield Sentry, represented by British Virgin Islands (BVI) firm Forbes Hare and Macfarlanes, have lost two key points before the Privy Council in an important judgment.
Field Fisher Waterhouse has further bulked up its finance group with the hire of Simmons & Simmons partner Philip Abbott.