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SJ Berwin has launched an office in Luxembourg with a double partner hire from local firms in the jurisdiction.
Real estate survives potentially devastating 16-person exodus.
SJ Berwin has moved to bulk up its contentious competition practice with the hire of Ofcom head of legal Sarah Turnbull and Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) partner Elaine Whiteford.
SJ Berwin has held talks with King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) over a transformational tie-up with the Asia-Pacific giant.
O’Melveny & Myers and SJ Berwin led alongside Scottish firm Burness on Lloyds Banking Group’s sale of £1.05bn of private-equity assets to secondary specialist Coller Capital.
Proskauer has continued its raid on SJ Berwin’s funds talent with the recruitment of six associates, who are set to join funds partners Nigel van Zyl and Oliver Rochman who defected to the US firm’s London office in July.
Partners at SJ Berwin are set to vote this month on whether to bring in a new remuneration system designed to promote client sharing at the firm.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hogan Lovells and SJ Berwin won mandates on Westfield’s sale of its share of three non-core shopping centres to Hermes Real Estate, in which the property fund manager acquired Westfield’s half share in the £400m portfolio covering complexes in Belfast, Guildford and Tunbridge Wells.
SJ Berwin is gearing up for a vote on a global merger with Asia-Pacific firm King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) that would see the UK outfit’s name disappear.
Firm sends senior figures to Australia to seek a combination with a local firm as it aims to become the latest foreign outfit to enter the market.
SJ Berwin has relocated the founder and former managing partner of its Paris office to Hong Kong to head its office there.
SJ Berwin is set to lose disputes partners Tim Beale and Justin Michaelson in a double London raid by two US firms.
SJ Berwin has held exploratory talks with US firm Mayer Brown with a view to joining forces to create a £900m business.
Macfarlanes and SJ Berwin have claimed the leading mandates for rival private equity houses on the £215m sale of noodle bar Wagamama.
Pinsent Masons has boosted its partnership with the addition of a lawyer from SJ Berwin’s fund formation team.
SJ Berwin’s former head of real estate Jon Vivian has not taken the firm’s biggest-billing property clients with him to Irwin Mitchell.
Ashurst, SJ Berwin and Travers Smith secured the key mandates on the spinning off of Candover Investments’ private equity investment management division Candover Partners Ltd (CPL) and the subsequent investment into the new vehicle by private equity fund Pantheon.
King & Wood Mallesons’ plan to spread across the world like some kind of Sino-Australian juggernaut show no signs of abating. Following earlier reports that global managing partner Stuart Fuller had cryptically commented that his firm was talking to either Nixon Peabody or SJ Berwin about a tie-up, The Lawyer today reveals that SJ Berwin’s partnership is ...
SJ Berwin has added to its City corporate practice with the hire of Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) CIS specialist Alex Woodfield.
SJ Berwin, Mayer Brown and Travers Smith have led the work on the sale of iconic London toy shop Hamleys by Icelandic bank Landsbanki to French company Groupe Ludendo.