Ana De Liz

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

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DLA bulks up in restructuring with Paul Hastings hire

DLA Piper has hired one of Paul Hastings’ restructuring partners to bolster its offering in the City. David Manson will jump ship to DLA after just over two years at Paul Hastings, which he joined in 2017 from White & Case. He was a senior associate at White & Case from 2006 to 2012 and […]

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London lawyer gets the nod in Skadden promotions round

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has promoted one London partner in its round of 13, bolstering its white-collar crime practice in the City. Andrew Good has been made up in the Canary Wharf office, effectively immediately, following on what may be the start of a trend for the US firm after it made one London […]

Covington replenishes competition ranks with BCLP hire

Covington & Burling has made its first London lateral hire in two years, bringing in a new partner from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner to boost its competition capabilities in the City. James Marshall joins the Washington DC-based firm after more than 10 years at BCLP, having spent nine of those years at Berwin Leighton Paisner […]

Ex-Superdry GC lands new role at betting giant William Hill

The former general counsel of retailer Superdry had landed a new role at betting company William Hill. Simon Callander, who had been at Superdry for just over two years and departed the company in early 2020, started at William Hill on the 16 March. Upon his departure from Superdry, Ruth Daniels joined the retailer as […]

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Macfarlanes and Weil Gotshal lead on Ritz Hotel sale

Macfarlanes and Weil Gotshal & Manges were the two firms leading on the sale of the iconic Ritz Hotel completed late on Friday evening. The acquisition means an unnamed Qatari investor now owns the Ritz hotel on the same night that the property closed its doors for the first time in more than 100 years […]

Turning corporate lawyers into restructuring specialists won’t be easy

As companies continue to look to the government for survival in the coming weeks, restructuring practices across the City, which had been kept arguably lean until now, are sure to need extra hands in the coming months. Across law firms, corporate associates are poised to be drafted onto restructurings and workouts. The mass redeployment of […]

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Kirkland reaches $4bn turnover for first time

Kirkland & Ellis has crossed the $4bn revenue mark, becoming the first global law firm to do so. The US firm has grown its revenues by just over 10 per cent to hit $4.1bn from last year’s $3.76bn figure. While Kirkland does not release its financial figures for London, The Lawyer understands the office expanded […]

US financials: Fried Frank PEP soars to nearly $3.8m

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has reported a double-digit increase in both revenue and average profit per equity partner over 2019, as the latter increased to nearly $3.8m. PEP soared by 16 per cent from $3.27m, while profits overall rose to $393m. Its revenue worldwide was up by 13 per cent, increasing from $684m […]

Teleworking: Cuatrecasas tells staff across the world to work from home

Cuatrecasas has become the first Spanish firm to impose mandatory working from home policies for all of its staff worldwide due to the spread of the coronavirus. The Spanish firm activated its contingency plan last week, and it became effective on Friday across all of its 27 offices until at least 23 March. Cuatrecasas requested […]

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CMS and Proskauer lead on Moss Bros takeover

CMS Cameron Mckenna Nabarro Olswang and Proskauer Rose have landed the lead roles on the take-private of Moss Bros. The UK menswear retailer, represented by CMS, was sold for £22.6m to a consortium called Brigadier Acquisition Company, controlled in part by Menoshi Shina, a US-based investor which acquired Crew Clothing in 2017. The consortium was […]

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