Eversheds loses nine real estate and commerce partners and associates to KWM

23-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Eversheds has lost a team of nine lawyers, including four partners, who all depart for King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) on Thursday (23 April).

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Paul Hastings takes two partners from Fried Frank’s closing HK base

22-Apr-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Two more Fried Frank Hong Kong partners have found a home, with corporate specialists Douglas Freeman and Victor Chen set to join Paul Hastings.


Bird & Bird adds BLP partner to Singapore corporate team

20-Apr-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Bird & Bird has added a Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) corporate partner to its Singapore team with the aim of upping its expertise across the Southeast Asian region.


KWM corporate co-head Lever quits to launch Goodwin Procter PE practice

16-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) co-head of corporate Richard Lever is joining Goodwin Procter’s London office following the firm’s decision to launch a private equity practice.

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A&O, Linklaters and Slaughters win roles on sale of Virgin Active

16-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Allen & Overy (A&O), Linklaters and Slaughter and May have picked up the leading roles in Virgin Group and CVC Capital Partners’ sale of 80 per cent of its stake in Virgin Active to South Africa’s Brait for £682m. 

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Mishcon hires Proskauer Rose London lynchpin for corporate practice

16-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Mishcon de Reya has hired Proskauer Rose London heavyweight Michael Nouril as a corporate partner in a reverse of the current trend for US firms to hire private equity partners. 


Skadden and SullCrom brought in as Nokia agrees €15.6bn Alcatel-Lucent takeover

15-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Sullivan & Cromwell have taken the lead roles on Nokia’s €15.6bn (£11.2bn) acquisition of French telecoms company Alcatel-Lucent, announced this morning.

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Publicis appoints Sapient’s LaSala to general counsel role following £2.3bn merger

14-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Publicis Groupe has appointed Joe LaSala, general counsel of recent takeover target Sapient, as its new general counsel to replace Eric Antoine Fredette. 

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Dechert, Hogan Lovells and Simpson Thacher advise on $26.5bn sale of GE Real Estate Capital

13-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

General Electric (GE) has called on Hogan Lovells to advise on the $26.5bn (£18.07bn) sale of its real estate business GE Capital Real Estate to Blackstone Group, advised by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, and Wells Fargo, advised by Dechert.

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Reputation Resilience Report: how the people who value companies value reputation download subscription

Schillings 24-Apr-2015

The most indisputable finding in this report is that reputation is now seen as an essential part of a company’s corporate potency and, therefore, its corporate valuation.

French dawn raids violated fundamental rights, ECHR rules download subscription

Eversheds 24-Apr-2015

Ruling has significant consequences on dawn raids by French competition authorities, who must now be sure to exclude privileged and unrelated documents.

The Small Business Act: abolition of bearer shares download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 23-Apr-2015

FAQs and action points for companies that have issued bearer shares 

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Clifford Chance and Skadden latest winners in wave of food deals


Nomad Food’s move for Birds Eye owner Iglo is the latest in a spate of food deals, mostly taking place in the US, that include the multi-million dollar acquisition of Kraft Foods in March.

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Africa Elite executive summary: firm profiles

30-Mar-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Our essential guide to the top legal outfits south of the Sahara advising on private equity 

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Portugal – Less pain, more gain

9-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Early repayment of its bailout and solid M&A interest from foreign investors have brought optimism to Portugal’s lawyers.

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