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Lauren Luscombe and Luke Addison, Burges Salmon

Working on a project that tests the commercial viability of a new energy source was among the most appealing factors of Burges Salmon senior associate Lauren Luscombe’s experience working on the Eden Project’s geothermal energy project. That, and she got to meet the clients’ Jack Russell puppies over zoom! “It is exciting to have led […]

Conyers advises Fantasia Holdings in connection with $100m 15.0% Senior Notes

Conyers Dill & Pearman acted as special legal counsel in the Cayman Islands to Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Limited (the “Company”) and to its British Virgin Islands subsidiary guarantors, Fantastic Victory Limited, Wisdom Regal Limited and Fantasia Financial Community Group Co., Ltd. in connection with the Company’s issue of US$100 million 15.0% Senior Notes due […]

Liesl Fichardt, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

In her first full calendar year as a Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan partner, Liesl Fichardt has proven her considerable worth to the decade-old London outpost. The former Clifford Chance head of tax investigations and disputes arrived at Quinn Emanuel (QE) as the first dedicated tax partner in the London office in late 2017, handling […]

Jacqueline McGuigan, TMP Solicitors

TMP Solicitors’ Jacqueline McGuigan wanted to be a social worker, took a legal secretary job to pay the bills and became a lawyer after she kept correcting her bosses’ work. In other words, she is not your conventional solicitor. She took on the case of Gary Smith in Pimlico Plumbers v Smith in 2011, at […]

Ben Allgrove, Baker McKenzie

Ben Allgrove makes a return to the Hot 100 after a first appearance in 2012. Back then, he was listed for his top-tier IP work and The Lawyer made no mention of his reputation in artificial intelligence – but it has been an interest of his for the past 15 years, since he was an […]

EY’s Matthew Kellett on the legal department of the future

In this video interview, EY partner and UK law leader for financial services, Matthew Kellett tells The Lawyer what he thinks is holding legal departments back from exploring new technologies, how the law department of the future will operate and the skills that will be valued most.