Wonga’s first-ever general counsel Lucy Vernall has left the company for internet lender Funding Circle, months after Wonga was forced to pay £2.6m in compensation for sending debt collection letters from fake law firms.
Alibaba landed on the New York Stock Exchange with an almighty thump last Friday (19 September), becoming the largest initial public offering (IPO) of all time.
Baker & McKenzie has appointed Gillian Coyle as its London HR director, bringing it closer to its diversity targets and handing it a 50 per cent female board.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson head of capital markets Valerie Ford Jacob along with two corporate partners in New York.
Global M&A has picked up over the first nine months of 2014, with deal value growing to $2,567bn from just $1,659bn at the same point last year - and elite firms have reaped the benefits.
Last week Ropes & Gray chief Mike Goetz said UK firms needed to be worried about their private equity finance “vulnerability”. Now the magic circle is hitting back.
Addleshaw Goddard private equity partner Ben Rodham has quit the firm for Shearman & Sterling, less than two years after joining from Linklaters.
Freshfields has continued its dramatic US hiring spree, adding Shearman & Sterling M&A lawyer Peter Lyons as co-head of its public M&A group.
Linklaters has named London litigation head Michael Bennett as its new global litigation head and put him in charge of a new standalone litigation team, condensing two executive committee roles into one.
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Corporate lawyers will tell you that the global M&A market has been cranking up in recent months. And the latest preliminary figures from Thomson Reuters confirm that it is very much back to business.
Magic circle player splashes out as it aims for the New York corporate heights
Italian M&A activity has hit a rough patch, forcing law firms to look for alternative sources of revenue
Can City firms close the door on line of PE staff heading out for US practices?
The much anticipated tie-up between Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Bingham McCutcheon’s London office closes only one chapter of speculation over the fate of the US firm.
Asset management and funds boutique MJ Hudson has launched in Hong Kong, creating the firm’s third office alongside London and Jersey.