Mishcon loses co-head of funds and financial services to O’Melveny

28-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Mishcon de Reya co-head of funds and financial services group Eve Ellis is set to join O’Melveny & Myers in London.


Morgan Lewis takes DLA Piper funds head in London

16-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has hired DLA Piper’s London head of investment funds Gawain Hughes, as the firm continues to grow in London.

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Norton Rose Fulbright and Carey Olsen represent solar investment fund Bluefield on planned flotation

14-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Norton Rose Fulbright and Carey Olsen have advised Bluefield European Solar Fund (BESF) on its intention to raise €200m on its flotation on the London Stock Exchange. 


KWM exits mount as regulatory partner Beechey exits for Fried Frank

3-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) regulatory partner Gregg Beechey has become the latest lawyer to exit the firm this week, set to join Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson in London.

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Harneys picks up funds team from Appleby Cayman

26-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firm Harneys has hired a three-strong funds team from rival Appleby in the Cayman Islands, including former funds head Ian Gobin.


Fried Frank poised for major UK funds boost with K&E partner trio

27-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

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.


Funds giant BlackRock scoops up former Barclays EMEA investment GC Handling

27-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Barclays’ former general counsel for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) investment has joined alternative fund management company BlackRock.


Land Securities hires new GC from Mothercare

6-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Mothercare’s general counsel Tim Ashby is leaving the company in September for FTSE 100 real estate investment trust Land Securities. 

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US trio advise on Dell's $67bn takeover of EMC

12-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz have won roles on the biggest technology deal of all time between Dell and EMC.


Carey Olsen launches in Singapore with hire of former A&O partner

9-Oct-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Carey Olsen has joined the increasing number of offshore firms with a Singapore presence by launching in the city-state with the hire of former Allen & Overy (A&O) partner Linda Lee.

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Ashurst trials "blind allocation" of work to corporate associates in attempt to ensure fairness

7-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Ashurst is piloting “blind allocation” of work in its corporate department after hiring a management consultant to lead on doling out mandates.

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GSK, Novartis and Crédit Suisse put Switzerland on a high

12-Oct-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Swiss firms have bagged major business from global brands such as GSK, Novartis and Crédit Suisse this year, while their Asia ventures have come good.

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The Lawyer UK 200 2015: which firms are getting the most out of their property?

14-Sep-2015 | By Kim Tasso

New UK 200 data shows early signs of momentous change at UK legal offices, as firms seek out real estate strategies that ease the pressure of soaring rents, promote flexible working and attract high-quality staff and clients


Major transactions put Balkans on the deals map

7-Sep-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Corporate work is booming in the Balkans, with many deals, including BAT’s purchase of a Croatian tobacco business, punching above €200m.

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