Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Norton Rose are advising as Genesis Energy, which was founded by the Israeli billionaire who also owns almost half of Playtech, looks to float on AIM.
Huntingdon MP Jonathan Djanogly has returned to the back benches after losing his role as justice minister to lawyers Jeremy Wright and Helen Grant following yesterday’s cabinet reshuffle.
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has hired a leveraged finance partner from Mayer Brown in London.
Pinsent Masons has completed its post-merger redundancy consultation among support staff, with 47 losing their jobs.
US firms Latham & Watkins, Skadden Arps Meagher & Flom, Sullivan & Cromwell and Weil Gotshal & Manges have all won roles advising on Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ $2.6bn (£1.6bn) acquisition of dermatology drugmaker Medicis Pharmaceutical.