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10 stumbling blocks in a business exit

Every business exit is different and a seller’s requirements will vary depending on the nature of their target business, the parties involved and the wider commercial climate. Even so, common issues crop up regularly.



Retail giant Pepco appoints new general counsel

Retail brand group Pepco has appointed a new general counsel in London. Jacqueline Knox has joined the company this month as its new general counsel and company secretary. She was previously general counsel and company secretary at RHI Magneista – a listed supplier in high-grade refractory products. Before that Knox was in various in-house roles, […]


KPMG Legal hires Charles Russell Speechlys team for Luxembourg foray

Days after Debevoise & Plimpton revealed its new office in Luxembourg, KPMG Legal is to make the same move with a team hire from Charles Russell Speechlys. The accountancy firm’s legal arm has opened a local office under the banner of “KPMG Law Luxembourg” and has hired David Louis, the head of Charles Russell Speechlys’ […]

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Simmons staff to vote on pay cuts and reduced working hours

Simmons & Simmons‘ staff have been asked to take a 20 per cent pay cut for up to six months, as the firm ushers in further measures to tackle the effects of Covid-19. The Lawyer understands that staff have been asked to vote online later this month for a 20 per cent reduction in hours with […]


Ten firms secure places on HS1 panel

Ten firms have secured a place on High Speed 1 (HS1)’s £15m legal panel. Linklaters, DLA Piper, Addleshaw Goddard and Herbert Smith Freehills are among the firms that have been appointed to the rail operator’s new panel, worth between £10m and £15m. The framework is divided into eight lots with Linklaters appointed to two lots, […]

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