Charlotte Lear

Charles Russell Speechlys records double-digit profit growth

Charles Russell Speechlys (CRS) achieved double-digit growth in revenue and net profit for the financial year ending 30 April, with firmwide revenue reaching £218.3m. The firm saw revenue grow by 13 per cent on the previous year with revenue in the UK increasing by 12 per cent to £174.4m. Firmwide net profit increased by 20.5 […]

Kirkland, Gherkin

Clifford Chance’s City tech head to join Kirkland

Kirkland & Ellis is hiring a new partner from Clifford Chance, in a move that will grow its outsourcing and technology expertise in London. André Duminy joins Kirkland after nearly 25 years at Clifford Chance, where he is head of its London tech and digital group and co-head of the strategic sourcing and complex contracting […]

Alexandra Chauvin, White & Case

White & Case hires again from Ropes

White & Case has continued its expansion of its investment funds practice in the UK, with another hire from Ropes & Gray. Alexandra Chauvin joins White & Case as a partner in its investment funds practice and global private equity industry group from Ropes where she spent just over two years. Chauvin specialises in secondaries […]

Skadden and Macfarlanes lead on Preqin’s £2.5bn sale

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom took the lead role for BlackRock on its acquisition of private markets data solutions provider Preqin for £2.55bn. The deal sees BlackRock acquire Preqin to expand Aladdin, the private equity giant’s portfolio management software. The deal will bring Preqin’s data and research tools together with Aladdin’s workflow capabilities to […]

Slaughters and Kirkland cash in on Royal Mail’s £25m takeover fees

Slaughter and May, Kirkland & Ellis and Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison have together banked nearly £25m on EP Group’s (EP) takeover of Royal Mail’s parent company, IDS. EP, owned by Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky, announced its intention to acquire IDS just over a month ago in May. The bid valued the distribution company […]

wine glasses

Pinsents acts for Chapel Down on potential sale

Pinsent Masons is acting for England’s largest winemaker on a potential sale that could see the company de-list from the alternative investment market (AIM) less than a year after its float. Chapel Down Group, the official English sparkling wine sponsor of Ascot Racecourse, is conducting a strategic review of its funding options including a potential […]