Gabriella Kane

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

Latham’s Barnett secures 888 mandate after A&O move

Latham & Watkins and Sidley Austin have advised on online casino operator 888 Holding’s £22m buyout of All American Poker Network (AAPN). Through the deal, London-listed 888 has acquired the remaining 53 per cent interest in AAPN that it does not own, from its joint venture partner Avenue OLG Entertainment. AAPN was established as a US-facing joint venture […]

Dublin

Pinsent Masons targets three firms for Dublin additions

Pinsent Masons has nearly doubled its partnership headcount in Dublin after taking on three new partners from a trio of firms in the city. Pinsents became the first international law firm to open in the Irish capital after the Brexit vote, when it announced its launch in June 2017. As strife continues over the UK’s […]

Interserve

Slaughters and Ashurst team up on Interserve’s rescue plan

Slaughter and May and Ashurst are leading for embattled contractor Interserve, which has revealed that it is seeking a recovery plan amid fears of a Carillion-style collapse. The rescue plan, which aims to scale back its £500m debt pile, will see the Reading-based outsourcer convert much of its debt into new shares, potentially handing control of the […]

Ashurst and Freshfields face off in battle for British oil company

Ashurst, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and K&L Gates are advising on the £608m hostile takeover offer of British oil and gas company Faroe Petroleum by a Norwegian rival. At the end of November, Norwegian company DNO ASA swooped in amid the slide in the price of oil to announce its firm intention to make an offer for Faroe Petroleum, […]

flag Ireland

McCann Fitzgerald re-elects chairman for a second term

Irish firm McCann Fitzgerald has re-elected managing partner Barry Devereux for a second term. Devereux was first elected in 2015, taking the reins from former managing partner John Cronin. He previously headed the firm’s corporate finance group. One of Devereux’s priorities for his next term, which will begin in May 2019, will be “Progressive Delivery” and […]

Arsenal

Slaughters leads Arsenal in UK’s first battery powered stadium

Slaughter and May, Burges Salmon and Foot Anstey have advised in the world’s first football stadium battery at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, which will power the whole ground from kick-off to full time. Tucked in the basement of the stadium, the battery storage system (BSS), follows three years of development between Arsenal, developer Pivot Power and investment company […]

Macfarlanes and DLA Piper lead on sale of Soho “film row” building

Macfarlanes and DLA Piper are acting in the sale of a £55m building in the heart of Soho’s filmland. 141 Wardour Street, which stands on the corner of Wardour Street and Broadwick Street and is fully let to the Moving Picture Company, has been sold to commercial property investment manager Orchard Street. Macfarlanes has advised […]

New York

A&O matches Clifford Chance in New York Christmas bonuses

Allen & Overy (A&O) has become the second magic circle firm to announced its 2018 bonuses for US associates, just months after a raft of firms revealed “one-off” summer bonuses ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. First year associates will scoop $15,000 while lawyers that have been at the firm from 2010 and before will take […]

City duo lead as second litigation funder braces for £29.4m IPO

Addleshaw Goddard and Stephenson Harwood are leading in litigation funder Manolete Partners’ listing on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, as it raises nearly £30m to become the second funder to go public. London-based Manolete Partners’ intention to float comes nearly two months after Vannin Capital halted its own efforts due to volatility experienced in the […]

Novartis

Macfarlanes leads as Novartis moves HQ to London

Macfarlanes is advising on Novartis’s HQ move to White City, as the Swiss drugs giant sets its sights on joining a cluster of life sciences companies in West London. Novartis’s 600 HQ staff will relocate from Frimley in Surrey to the WestWorks building on the White City Place campus within the UK’s “golden triangle” bioscience hub […]

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