Adding up the £1bn BLP-Greenberg Traurig merger talks

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is one of a number of UK firms – see also CMS and Eversheds – which have long been on the hunt for a US merger partner. This week’s news that BLP is in merger talks with US firm Greenberg Traurig puts the firm one step closer to that aim and to creating another global £1bn powerhouse.

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Who should pay for fire safety building remediation costs?

In December 2020, we reported on the vote by the House of Lords on amendments to the Fire Safety Bill relating to the remediation costs associated with the replacement of the dangerous cladding panels and other fire safety defects. Both the Fire Safety Bill and the Building Safety Bill are anticipated to come into effect early this year.

‘Diversity is a given, Inclusion is a choice’ – actionable ideas

In our 3rd blog in the series, ‘Diversity is given, Inclusion is a choice’, Annelieke Jense and Frouke Horstmann provide practical ways based on their experience working with clients on how organisations can create a true inclusive culture by installing processes that mitigate unconscious biases.


Vasslaw to attend CIS Wealth Moscow 2016 Conference

Christodoulos G Vassiliades Law Firm’s Representatives will be attending the upcoming CIS Wealth Moscow 2016 Conference, taking place on 17th to 18th of February in Russian capital. Over 400 delegates from more than 30 countries will attend the event. Leading professionals in International Corporate Law, Tax Analysis, private banking and business immigration from Europe, Americas, Middle […]

White & Case in limbo in Saudi Arabia

White & Case has ended its Saudi Arabian association with Waleed Al-Nuwaiser after five years. The US firm partnered with Al-Nuwaiser after Latham & Watkins poached its former associated partner Mohammed Al-Sheikh, but the alliance broke down late last year, The Lawyer can reveal. At the time Latham also picked up partner Christopher Langdon and the majority of […]

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Clifford Chance Saudi JV under threat

Clifford Chance’s Saudi Arabia office could be forced into a major restructure following a legal challenge concerning the validity of joint ventures in the country. It has emerged the Saudi Ministry of Justice has launched an appeal to overturn the decision that granted Clifford Chance its joint venture application after one of the Saudi partners and […]

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Shearman-associated Saudi lawyer fined for market manipulation

A lawyer working within Shearman & Sterling’s associated office in Saudi Arabia has been fined £103,000 by the Capital Market Authority for market manipulation. Abdulaziz Alassaf, a named partner at Abdulaziz Alassaf & Partners, was fined 560,000 riyals (£103,000) for manipulating the market after he and seven of his brothers sold a substantial amount of […]

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