Ana De Liz

Ana is a reporter at The Lawyer with a focus on US firms in London. She joined in June 2019.

Talk

CMS, DLA and Osborne Clarke lead on CityFibre’s £200m acquisition

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, DLA Piper and Osborne Clarke have all bagged roles in CityFibre’s latest acquisition in the network infrastructure sector. CMS advised the buyer on the acquisition of FibreNation from telecoms and network provider TalkTalk Group, which was in turn counselled by teams from DLA and Osborne Clarke. Corporate partner Katie Nagy […]

DLA Piper leads on restructuring of department store Beales

DLA Piper has taken a lead role in the administration of the latest retail company in the UK to fall into administration. Partner Barney Smedley from the firm’s Leeds office is leading a team acting for KPMG, which was appointed as administrators for Beales following a court hearing yesterday. The Bournemouth-based department store started facing […]

Brussels

Mayer Brown’s Brussels head departs for Noerr

The head of Mayer Brown’s Brussels office is to join German firm Noerr next month. Jens Peter Schmidt has been the managing partner of Mayer Brown’s Brussels office since 2014, and a partner at the firm since 2001 when he joined from Shearman & Sterling. He will join Noerr’s partnership on 15 February. The partner’s […]

oil well energy

Slaughters clears first hurdle for Premier Oil’s North Sea expansion

Slaughter and May represented Premier Oil as the Scottish company cleared the first hurdle on a scheme of arrangement related to its expansion in the North Sea. Premier Oil, advised by Slaughters restructuring partner Tom Vickers, faced opposition from its largest creditor Asia Research & Capital Management (ARCM) on the implementation of the company’s scheme […]

Fried Frank brings in first European COO

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has hired its first European chief operations officer to support the firm’s growth. Ed Enzor, who was previously a director of administration at Paul Weiss’ London office, has joined Fried Frank as the firm’s first dedicated COO. He had also previously been at Baker McKenzie and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer […]

moves, lateral hires and exits

RPC hires DWF quartet to bolster restructuring group

RPC has hired a four-lawyer restructuring team to boost its restructuring and insolvency practice in the City. Finella Fogarty, the former head of business restructuring at DWF, will join RPC to lead the practice at her new firm. She brings with her three new joiners; counsel William Beck, senior associate Danielle Bennett and associate James […]

promotion

Willkie promotes London duo in 2020 round

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has promoted two partners in its London office, as part of its mostly US-focused 2020 round. Kirsty Maclean, in the corporate department, and Rahul Saha, the London’s office new competition partner, were the two senior associates made up in the City. Maclean started out her legal career with South African firm […]

Linklaters takes the lead on Anglo American bid for Sirius

Linklaters has taken the lead role on the potential takeover and rescue of Yorkshire-based fertiliser development company Sirius Minerals. Corporate partners Aisling Zarraga and Nick Rees are taking the lead for the FTSE 100 multinational Anglo American on its £386m bid to buy Sirius, while Allen & Overy is acting for the ailing Sirius. Norton […]

Dentons bucks merger approach in favour of organic Dublin growth

Dentons has hired two partners to launch its new Dublin office, as the firm becomes the latest global player to open in the Republic of Ireland. Eavan Saunders, previously at William Fry, will be joined at Dentons by Peter O’Brien, currently a senior finance and capital markets partner at Matheson, in the coming weeks. Prior […]

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