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.
Scandinavia’s biggest firm, Mannheimer Swartling, has recorded a decrease in revenue for the 2013 year following a sluggish corporate market in its home jurisdiction of Sweden.
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy is understood to be considering winding up its Hong Kong law practice, just three years after its launch in 2011.
Dentons has unveiled a mass restructure for its UKMEA LLP following its 2013 tripartite merger, bringing its list of practice and sector groups under five new divisional heads.
Hong Kong IPO activity is hotting up again, but UK legal stalwarts are looking over their shoulders as US rivals make up ground fast
Why has Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) decided to walk away from the Singapore qualifying foreign law practice (QFLP) scheme?
Clifford Chance’s private equity team is looking depleted and with the global corporate chief role still wide open, it looks like it could use a half time pep talk.
Field Fisher Waterhouse has further bulked up its finance group with the hire of Simmons & Simmons partner Philip Abbott.
Offshore firm Ogier has sold its fiduciary business in a management buy-out backed by private equity company Electra Partners, which values the business at £180m.
Investment management company CBRE Global Investors has promoted its deputy EMEA general counsel Anja Ijlstra to the position of general counsel for the EMEA region.