Edin Imsirovic

Edin covers corporate and the City at The Lawyer. He tweets at @TheLawyerEdin.

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“The work is drying up”: City associates to miss out on bonuses

City associates at many of the most profitable law firms will likely miss out on their bonuses this year, leading partners have told The Lawyer, as the economic realities of 2023 continue to bite at all ends of the market. Senior partners at a handful of top US law firms expressed concerns to The Lawyer […]

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The $20m man: Kirkland offers record package to star signing

Kirkland & Ellis is understood to be offering star lateral partner Ian Barratt a package that could be worth up to $20m in part to compensate for the loss of his Simpson Thacher pension, according to sources familiar with both firms. Barratt, whose arrival at Kirkland was first revealed in The Lawyer last week, arrives […]

Charles Russell Speechlys re-elects managing partner

Charles Russell Speechlys has re-elected managing partner Simon Ridpath, The Lawyer can reveal, while Stephenson Harwood appoints CEO Eifion Morris for another five years. Charles Russell Speechlys has granted Ridpath another four years, with The Lawyer understanding that this is the second and final time that Ridpath can serve as managing partner. In a statement […]

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After Sachdev: Kirkland set to hire Simpson Thacher finance stars

Following the departure of a finance team to Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison over the summer, Kirkland & Ellis is building up again by lining up a new hire from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Sources close to Kirkland confirm that leveraged finance duo Ian Barratt and Sinead O’Shea are understood to be making the […]

Axiom Ince exits mount as firm teeters on the brink

A team from Axiom Ince has exited its Birmingham office as concerns mount over the firm’s future after a string of scandals. The moves come as Axiom Ince is understood to have told clients that it will soon cease to trade, according to RollonFriday. Acuity Law, has hired three immigration lawyers from Axiom Ince. The […]

City talk: Slaughters and MoFo cash in on longstanding Arm ties

Lengthy discussions over Arm’s multibillion-dollar listing proved fruitful for its advisers as the legal fees wracked up ahead of its Nasdaq float. Since Arm’s parent company SoftBank announced in February 2022 that plans to sell to NVIDIA had fallen through, all eyes were on Arm to complete its IPO now valued at $54.5bn (£44bn). For the […]

City talk: Canary Wharf snubs Clifford Chance in latest deal

Canary Wharf Group (CWG) recently closed a multimillion-pound development loan deal, but its long-standing legal adviser Clifford Chance was nowhere to be seen.  The Lawyer has widely reported Clifford Chance to have been CWG’s go-to firm for both contentious and non-contentious transactions for well over three decades. In 2003, the company stuck with CC on […]

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Kirkland hires trio for Saudi launch

Kirkland & Ellis is set to plant the flag in the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with three partners spearheading the launch. The Lawyer has learnt that Kirkland has hired corporate partner Noor Al-Fawzan from Latham & Watkins. She is set to join the firm alongside two local partners from White & Case: […]

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Two hires in a day: Freshfields adds finance partner from Shearman

Shearman & Sterling has taken another hit in the City, losing a structured finance partner to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.   James Duncan has spent over a decade at Shearman. He advises on cross-border deals including buy-side and sell-side equity solutions and financing.   Upon joining the magic circle firm, Duncan is expected to work closely […]

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Five make the grade in Travers promotions

Travers Smith is making up five lawyers to partner this year, with two joining the firm’s financial services and markets team. The lawyers who have made the cut include financial services and markets lawyers Sam Brewer and Henriika Hara. The firm has also made up corporate partner Ben Lowen, employment lawyer Allie Murray and finance […]

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CMS corporate partner exits for A&O

Allen & Overy is set to replenish its infrastructure and private equity ranks with the hire of a partner from CMS. Edward Holmes has spent a year and a half at CMS and joined in January 2022 as a partner. He previously spent nearly 12 years at Clifford Chance, where he was a senior associate. His […]