Gabriella Kane

Gabriella is a reporter at The Lawyer. She covers corporate and real estate.

London skyline

Kirkland lures another Linklaters partner to the Gherkin

Kirkland & Ellis has taken another partner from Linklaters, as a second member of the magic circle firm’s tax team leaves for the US firm in London. Mavnick Nerwal will make the move to the Gherkin two years after Kirkland picked up former Linklaters partner Tim Lowe, who co-heads the US firm’s tax practice. Lowe joined […]

ExCeL London appoints first-ever legal head

ExCeL London has established an in-house legal function with the appointment of its first ever general counsel. Caroline Grange joins ExCeL as GC after four years as head of legal at real estate tech platform LabTech, which owns and manages 20-acres of real estate across Camden Market and the West End. At LabTech, Grange established […]

Schjødt and Hamilton merge to create Nordic powerhouse

Norway’s Schjødt and Sweden’s Hamilton have merged to create a €108m firm, in what is one of the first Norwegian-Swedish tie-ups. Following a partnership vote this week, Schjødt will commence a full integration with Hamilton. The combined firm’s revenue will be around €108.4m; in 2018, Schjødt’s revenue was €87.4m while Hamilton’s was €21m. The firms […]

Paris

Winston & Strawn raids K&L Gates in 12-lawyer Paris hire

K&L Gates has lost a dozen lawyers in Paris to Winston & Strawn, five months after its Warsaw office was taken over by DWF. The K&L Gates team is made up of four partners and eight associates, who are understood to be bringing across with them €8m to €10m of business. They include tax partner […]

Allen & Overy

A&O kicks off gender pay gap reporting season early

Allen & Overy has declared that its gender diversity strategy is working, as the firm reports its next set of pay gap results months ahead of the deadline. The average pay gap in terms of the partnership has stayed the same, with male partners receiving 16 per cent more than their female peers, though the […]

Abokado

Shoosmiths sees through Abokado’s CVA

Shoosmiths has seen through the company voluntary arrangement (CVA) of London healthy eating chain Abokado. Abokado suffered a sharp reduction in sales over 2019 and also blamed a sophisticated “bank fraud” that robbed it of much of its working capital, forcing it to launch a CVA earlier in September. Restructuring and insolvency partner James Keates […]

Wheatly MacNamara, Simpson Thacher & Bartlet

Simpson Thacher scores new €8bn logistics venture for Blackstone

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has advised Blackstone on the launch of a £7.1bn (€8bn) pan-European last mile logistics company called Mileway. Corporate partner and The Lawyer Hot 100 2018 Wheatly Macnamara led for longstanding client Blackstone, alongside partner Tom Lloyd on the financing side. Headquartered in Amsterdam, Mileway is the largest owner of last mile […]

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