It took a while, but it was worth it. Cooley’s launch in London had been awaited for over a year, but it didn’t diminish the impact. Indeed, The Lawyer’s revelation ten days ago that the firm was opening in the UK with 19 partners dominated our most-read stories list.
For both SJ Berwin and Ashurst the lure of an Asia deal was irresistible.
Citibank Global Markets Inc was recently saved, by the skin of its teeth, from being permanently barred from acting as a placement agent.
Gibson Dunn’s hire of former Ashurst senior partner Charlie Geffen is one of the biggest corporate stories of the season.
Following the record-setting IPO of Alibaba, Jack Ma is now a global business icon.
The self-belief of Freshfields managing partner and corporate head is remarkable.
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.
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.
Paul Hastings has hired King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) corporate partner Duncan Woollard to lead the firm’s private funds practice in London.
Tesco has appointed Diageo M&A general counsel and ex-Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer lawyer David Berry as its first UK legal director.
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.
Barclays’ former general counsel for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) investment has joined alternative fund management company BlackRock.
Mothercare’s general counsel Tim Ashby is leaving the company in September for FTSE 100 real estate investment trust Land Securities.