Lucy Harley-McKeown

Lucy is a reporter at The Lawyer with a focus on US firms in London.

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White & Case pursues London capital markets growth with Kirkland hire

White & Case has snagged yet another partner for its London practice, this time from the global capital markets team at Kirkland & Ellis. Gilles Teerlinck joins the firm’s capital markets practice after almost six years at Kirkland, where he made partner in 2016. He previously spent three years at Linklaters, where he was a […]

Post Office

Post Office begins search for new legal panel

The Post Office has set out its stall for a new legal panel, adding that it plans to reduce its existing legal offering to seven firms. In a previous interview with The Lawyer, the Post Office’s legal director Ben Foat revealed that the company had an extensive roster of firms, including CMS Cameron McKenna and Womble Bond […]

White & Case brought in for Coast as retailer collapses

Three firms have been called in to advise on the restructuring of fashion retailer Coast, the latest in a long line of high street brands to fall into administration. The chain’s collapse will lead to the immediate closure of 24 stores and concessions across the UK, while around 600 staff will decamp to Karen Millen, […]

London

White & Case responds to Latham’s infra push with HSF hire

White & Case’s hiring spree in the City continues, with the US firm picking up Herbert Smith Freehills infrastructure finance partner Simon Caridia. Caridia joins from HSF, where he has been a partner since May 2015. He is the 13th partner to join White & Case laterally in London in 2018. Prior to HSF, Caridia was […]

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Dentons grows London real estate with BCLP hire

London-based real estate partner Deepa Deb is swapping one merged firm for another, leaving Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner for Dentons. Deb, who was featured in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 in 2015 was at legacy BLP for 15 years before the merger with Bryan Cave this year. During her time there she acted as chair of the India group and led the BLP […]

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Weil Gotshal profits skyrocket 40 per cent in first audited accounts

In its first set of audited accounts as a London LLP, Weil Gotshal & Manges‘ UK arm has revealed that both net profit and turnover saw double-digit growth in the last financial year. The US firm’s London operations converted to a limited liability partnership in 2015 meaning these are the first figures to be published by […]

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Latham to lose corporate partner to Baker Botts

Baker Botts is set to snag a partner from Latham & Watkins‘ corporate finance practice, in the latest lateral move to be made by the US firm in the City. Latham partner Richard Brown is the second corporate partner that Baker Botts has set its sights on in the last few months, with David Ramm joining in September […]

London

Morgan Lewis continues City hiring spree with two new joiners

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has added two new technology partners to its London office, as its hiring spree in the capital continues. The US firm has brought on Pillsbury partner Mike Pierides and counsel Simon Lightman, who joins as a partner. Pierides will be a member of Morgan Lewis’ corporate practice, specialising in IT and […]

London

Paul Hastings revamps City management after O’Sullivan’s global promotion

Paul Hastings has reshuffled its London leadership after it was revealed that the firm’s longstanding City head Ronan O’Sullivan would be stepping up to a new global position. Tax partner Arun Birla will take on the post previously occupied by O’Sullivan as head of Paul Hastings’ London operations. O’Sullivan now serves as global co-managing partner of […]

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Four things the Comcast deal tells us about City M&A

Over the weekend, nearly two years of tussling for UK media giant Sky came to an end when Comcast’s £30bn bid trumped 21st Century Fox.

But while magic circle firms maintain only they can act on big-ticket M&A, the variety of advisers on call was striking. Here’s what we learned.

Cleary and Wachtell close Versace sale to Michael Kors

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, Gianni Origoni, Chiomenti and Orsingher Ortu have advised on the $2.13bn sale of Versace to Michael Kors Holdings, which will be renamed Capri Holdings Ltd. Cleary took the lead for Versace, representing GiVi Holding (the Versace Family holding company of Gianni Versace S.p.A.), Donatella Versace and […]

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