Amar Mehta

Amar Mehta is a reporter working on Litigation Tracker news and analyses. He joined The Lawyer in March 2019. He tweets @TheLawyerAmar

Pinsents targets life sciences and tech with Taylor Wessing hire

Pinsent Masons has bolstered its competition team with the hire of the former UK head of competition, EU and trade at Taylor Wessing. Robert Vidal will join the team at Pinsents, advising on competition law, specialising in life sciences, pharmaceuticals and technology sectors. Vidal’s hire comes one month after a bumper round of promotions at […]

Shard

Cohen & Gresser bolsters M&A practice in London

Cohen & Gresser has added to its London team, hiring an M&A and restructuring partner from DAC Beachcroft. Graeme Bell is the firm’s third London partner and he will focus his efforts on growing the M&A and restructuring team in London. He has been named as the firm’s head of PE in London. He was […]

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

SRA reveals full list of allegations against Freshfields partner

Following a hearing before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) last week, a full list of allegations have been published against Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Ryan Beckwith, including claims that his conduct “was an abuse of his position of seniority”. There a total of two, as yet unproven, allegations brought against Beckwith. On both counts, he […]

Slaughters on call for EY after audit reform backlash

Slaughter and May has been brought in to advise Big Four accountant EY as it seeks to fight back against audit reforms announced by the Competition and Markets Authority last month. The firm is advising EY on whether it can challenge recommendations made by the CMA, which suggested an overhaul of the audit sector following […]

Heathrow has a back-up plan to extend an existing runway if the new one is not approved

BCLP and Leigh Day in action as High Court blocks Heathrow runway challenge

Lawyers representing claimants in the long-running dispute over the proposed third runway at Heathrow Airport have just over a week to apply for permission to appeal the decision. A judgment for the ‘rolled-up’ case was handed down this morning and the High Court rejected all challenges to the £14bn scheme to expand the UK’s largest […]

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