Ana De Liz

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

GC2B: The in-house banking sector during lockdown

What challenges are those in the in-house banking sector facing in the current lockdown? On a late May afternoon, and from the comfort of their homes, a number of senior in-house counsel from the banking world got together with The Lawyer and BCLP for an online discussion about the anxieties and issues to be faced […]

María González

The Virus Diaries: how Spanish lawyers are tackling lockdown

Spain, one of the worst-hit European nations, is now gearing up for the next phase of its fight against Covid-19, with the government proclaiming its state of emergency will come to end on 21 June. For IP partners Albert Agustinoy and María González from Cuatrecasas and Ecija respectively, this state has been the norm now […]

Charlotte Tilbury

Freshfields and Bakers lead on Spanish acquisition of Charlotte Tilbury

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Baker McKenzie have led on the acquisition of make-up brand Charlotte Tilbury by Spanish fashion group Puig in a transaction that saw Withers and Pinsent Masons also win roles. Freshfields corporate partners Alison Smith and Piers Prichard Jones led for the UK-based makeup company from the magic circle firm. Charlotte Tilbury […]

Madrid

Dentons Madrid managing partner exits to Pérez-Llorca

Dentons has lost its Madrid managing partner, together with two other partners, to local firm Pérez-Llorca. Jesús Varela was the firm’s managing partner for a little over a year, joining Dentons in 2011. A real estate finance partner, he was also the head of its Spanish real estate practice. Varela had been a partner with […]

holiday calendar

Dechert hands out extra day of leave to all staff

Dechert has started the process of opening some of its offices in Europe, while also giving its staff globally an extra day of annual leave. The extra day off has been billed by the firm as a “day to thrive”, with many firms and businesses impressing it upon their staff to use up holiday now […]

London city

Kirkland restructuring partner moves to Ropes

In a rare loss for one of the busiest restructuring teams in the City, Ropes & Gray has picked up a Kirkland & Ellis London partner to revive its restructuring offering. Matthew Czyzyk will join the US firm after two years and a half at Kirkland. Before joining the firm at the Gherkin, Czyzyk had […]