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Macfarlanes has continued to invest in its funds group with the hire of Akin Gump partner Simon Thomas...
Macfarlanes has made a rare lateral partner hire by re-recruiting Speechly Bircham international tax and wealth structuring head Charles Gothard.
Macfarlanes has hired Shearman & Sterling partner Ian Nisse to head its commercial real estate practice.
Mayer Brown wins pitch to guide courier group’s management as UK and US firms clinch advisory roles...
Macfarlanes has made an addition to its corporate practice with the hire of Addleshaw Goddard partner James Dawson.
Macfarlanes is set to second a partner to Slaughter and May’s Chinese best friend as part of a move to strengthen its relationship with the firm.
Macfarlanes has made a significant addition to its funds practice with the hire of a nine-strong team from a West End hedge fund boutique.
Macfarlanes successfully pitched to win a role advising Trafigura opposite Norton Rose on the disposal of a stake in Puma Energy International.
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), LG, Macfarlanes and Wedlake Bell have all landed roles on the £139m sale of prime-location skyscraper 30 Crown Place - the site of Pinsent Masons’ London headquarters.
Bingham McCutchen and Mayer Brown are advising the administrators of electricals chain Comet, which filed for administration last Friday (2 November).
A former MacFarlanes partner who resigned from the firm last year has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment and ordered to pay £4,200 after being found guilty of drink-driving, perverting the course of justice and two further charges.
Former Macfarlanes partner Francis Bridgeman is alleged to have lied to police that he had been kidnapped in order to get out of a drink-driving charge, a court has heard.
Macfarlanes is to reposition its practice by increasing the firm’s focus on advisory work, disputes and investigations, after being over-exposed to the deal market during the downturn.
Macfarlanes and 20 Essex Street have secured lead roles on a review of cycling’s governing body in the wake of the Lance Armstrong scandal.
Macfarlanes, Paul Weiss and Slaughter and May have advised on a deal that has seen New York billionaire Leon Black buy London-based art publishing house Phaidon Press.
Macfarlanes has posted an 8 per cent increase in turnover and a 20 per cent hike in average profit per equity partner (PEP) for the 2011-12 financial year, with fee income exceeding £100m for the first time since 2008.
Macfarlanes and Slaughter and May have won key roles advising on Anglo-French electrical goods retailer Kesa’s sale of its 250 Comet stores to private equity house OpCapita.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom is launching a City funds practice with the hire of partner Stephen Sims from Macfarlanes.
BLP and SJ Berwin shine; Stephenson Harwood in new leap forward.
Slaughter and May won a competitive tender to advise alongside Macfarlanes on the acquisition of equity exchange Chi-X Europe by BATS Global Markets.
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