Mishcon de Reya co-head of funds and financial services group Eve Ellis is set to join O’Melveny & Myers in London.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius has hired DLA Piper’s London head of investment funds Gawain Hughes, as the firm continues to grow in London.
Norton Rose Fulbright and Carey Olsen represent solar investment fund Bluefield on planned flotation
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.
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.
Offshore firm Harneys has hired a three-strong funds team from rival Appleby in the Cayman Islands, including former funds head Ian Gobin.
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.
Barclays’ former general counsel for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) investment has joined alternative fund management company BlackRock.
Mothercare’s general counsel Tim Ashby is leaving the company in September for FTSE 100 real estate investment trust Land Securities.
AIFMD – ESMA recommends third country passport for Jersey and Guernsey download subscription
ESMA has concluded that ‘no obstacles exist to the extension of the passport to Guernsey and Jersey’.
Extension of the AIFMD passport download subscription
ESMA delivered advice to the Commission, Parliament and Council of the EU on the extension of Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) passports to non-EU jurisdictions.
Private fund limited partnerships – a turning point for the UK? download subscription
The Treasury has issued a consultation document that clearly signals its recognition of the value to the UK economy of the private funds sector (including private equity and real estate funds).
Weil Gotshal & Manges and DLA Piper have won top roles on the £1.8bn sale of baggage handling company Swissport from private equity firm PAI Partners to China’s HNA Group.
Linklaters is advising technology company Delphi Automotive on its £1.07bn acquisition of HellermannTyton Group, represented by Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.
Kerman & Co and Harneys are advising Coinsilium on its intention to float on Aim, as it looks to become the first UK blockchain company to go public.
Firms had a strong and interesting start to 2015.
Fees are on the rise in public M&A work, but the gap is widening between the billion-pound transactions and those of under £500m.
The country’s domestic economy is now in steady recovery.