Gabriella Kane

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


Jones Day bulks up in London with Ashurst and Dentons hires

Jones Day has snared two finance partners from Ashurst and Dentons following a raft of exits from its London office since the start of the year. Partner Ewen Scott left Ashurt’s global loans group last week and will join Jones Day’s banking, finance and securities practice at the end of August. He will be joined by Dentons finance partner Lee […]


Dentons deepens South American presence with Chilean tie-up

Dentons has encroached further into South America through a merger with Chilean firm Larrain Rencoret Urzua (LRU). The latest tie-up comes three months after Dentons became the first global firm to enter Hawaii, following a merger with independent player Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing, which saw it add almost 50 lawyers to the firm’s US platform. […]


Trio of firms lead on latest Wembley development

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang and Womble Bond Dickinson are acting on a joint venture between Boxpark and Quintain to create a sprawling 50,000sq ft food, beverage and events complex in Wembley Park. CMS advised property investment and development company Quintain, led by real estate partner Marie Scott and associate Richard Cameron. Quintain is leading the Wembley […]


The battle for Sky: A&O to reap £20m in 21st Century Fox offer

Legal advisers working on the high-stakes bidding war for Sky are set to pick up fees of around £65m, according to documents published by competing bidders 21st Century Fox and Comcast. Allen & Overy (A&O) is set to pick up £20m in fees for its work advising 21st Century Fox in the high-stakes bidding war with […]


Heathrow to unveil new panel as battle looms over third runway

A host of firms are awaiting Heathrow Airport’s decision on its panel firms, with the construction of its controversial £14bn third runway set to reel in rich pickings for the chosen providers. Heathrow is currently in the early stages of a review of its core legal panel, which will cover general commercial work relating to contracts, […]


Clifford Chance and Freshfields clients go head-to-head in Arsenal FC bid

Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Slaughter and May are advising on the £600m takeover tussle for full control of Arsenal FC. The deal is between majority shareholder Stan Kroenke and Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov. Kroenke currently owns 67 per cent of the Premier League club through his company Kroenke Sports Enterprises (KSE). A team at Clifford Chance, […]


GVC legal head makes post-merger move to Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle has appointed a new general counsel as current GC Robert Gibber steps down after nearly 30 years at the helm of the prominent British ingredients brand. Lindsay Beardsell will take on the role of executive vice president and general counsel at Tate & Lyle from 17 September 2018. Consisting of a team of […]

Paul Rawlinson

Bakers back on track but revenue falls short of $3bn

Baker McKenzie‘s global revenue has come just shy of $3bn, as it bumps up 8 per cent from $2.67bn (£2.02bn) to $2.9bn in the financial year 2017/2018. This follows a modest 2.1 per cent rise in the 2016/17 financial year, when revenue inched up from $2.62bn to $2.67bn, and a steady return to form from 2014/2015 when revenue […]


Travers and Osborne Clarke lead as Exponent snaps up owner of The Week

Travers Smith and Osborne Clarke have advised on the £166m buyout of Dennis Publishing to private equity firm Exponent. Travers corporate partners Ian Shawyer amd Lucy Cawood, who both specialise in M&A, led for Exponent, alongside private equity senior counsel Alex Dixon and senior associate Victoria Bramall. London-based boutique firm and media-specialists Simons Muirhead & Burton […]

Trio of firms step in to salvage Countrywide in emergency funding

Slaughter and May, Ashurst and Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison have advised in Countrywide’s emergency £111.4m equity raising, as the crisis-hit estate agency group seeks to reduce its colossal debt figures. Corporate partner Richard Smith and finance partner Ed Fife led the Slaughters team acting for Countrywide. Smith is the firm’s client relationship partner for Countrywide, […]

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