Reed Smith

Reed Smith M&A partner goes back in-house after a year

A corporate partner in Reed Smith‘s life sciences group has switched back to an in-house role, over a year after joining the firm’s London office. Partner Iqbal Hussain is joining newly-created company Centessa Pharmaceuticals as its general counsel. The business was founded by Medicxi and recently raised $250m in a Series A financing led by […]

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Met Police appoints nine firms to legal roster

The Metropolitan Police Service has assembled its new £65m panel, a year and a half after the review kicked off. Though the Met initially said it was looking for up to 15 firms, nine have scored a place including new appointments DAC Beachcroft, DWF and Blake Morgan. The other firms are: Capsticks, Gowling WLG, Michelmores, […]

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Weil Gotshal restructuring partner joins Dechert

The head of Weil Gotshal & Manges’ City restructuring practice is leaving the firm for Dechert. London partner Adam Plainer is departing after a decade. Plainer joined Weil from Jones Day in 2010. At the time, he had been given the remit of building up the practice when it comes to work across distressed M&A and […]


Mastercard settles interchange scrap with Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s has reached a confidential settlement with Mastercard which puts an end to the long-running interchange litigation between the two parties. The withdrawal of Sainsbury’s’ claim was confirmed by the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) on Friday, stating that an agreement between the parties was reached on 16 July. No further details of the settlement were […]

On-demand webinar: Where do you start? How to successfully integrate tech into your team

With such varied and prolific discussions around adopting tech in law, it can be difficult to understand how and where it fits into existing teams. Financial services companies are under great pressure to drive efficiencies and innovate but it’s not always clear as to how they can do this. This session explores the opportunities that tech and innovation can bring to legal teams through inspiring examples and real-life experiences shared by the panel.