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

28-May-2015

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

LND: Olswang general counsel Callander departs following CEO appointment

27-May-2015

Olswang general counsel Simon Callandar is leaving the firm following a series of management changes, The Lawyer can reveal

Linklaters in talks to introduce gated equity in lockstep overhaul

26-May-2015

Linklaters is once again mulling a shake-up of its lockstep with plans to introduce gates to equity “discussed widely” at the firm’s partner conference in Edinburgh in April, according to insiders

Shell hires pricing analyst to manage fees ahead of panel review

22-May-2015

Royal Dutch Shell has appointed a global sourcing officer from Reed Smith to manage its pricing arrangements with external counsel in a bid to reign in costs and ensure greater value from panel firms

LND: Linklaters breaks Slaughters' stranglehold on Unilever relationship with principal adviser role

21-May-2015

Linklaters’ ambition to be part of the “global elite” has taken a significant step in the right direction as the firm succeeded in winning the role of principal adviser to Unilever from Slaughter and May.

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Stock exchange

Gateley listing date set for 8 June with share price of 95p

28-May-2015 | 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 | 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.

Manchester

Cartwright King moves North West through Garstangs merger

28-May-2015 | 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 | By Joanne Harris

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

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Culture, challenge and change

26-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Cultural change in the legal market is often slow - but usually critical.

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Editor's Picks

Catrin Griffiths

Floating your boat

21-May-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

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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