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The latest movers in the legal market.
The latest movers in the legal market.
Nick Roome, who has led KPMG Law’s UK legal practice since 2014, is passing the baton to Linklaters partner Stuart Bedford. Bedford has been a corporate partner at the magic circle firm for over 20 years. Prior to which, he had experience in-house as counsel for BAE Systems, as a senior consultant for Grosvenor, and […]
After the row over Shearman’s perceived closeness to Kirkland on the Access refinancing, is the law firm designation model on private equity deals about to crumble?
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Total revenue in Proskauer’s City office rose by 6 per cent in 2022, with its work for the firm’s core asset manager client base taking turnover from last year’s peak of $124.5m to a new record of $132.2m. The rise is in line with a similar 6.1 per cent increase globally, with Proskauer’s firmwide revenue […]
One of the co-heads of Linklaters’ financial sponsor leveraged finance practice has left the firm for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Ed Aldred is a Linklaters lifer. He has spent nearly 21 years at the firm and was given the nod to partner in 2013. He joins Nick Rumsby, another former Linklaters partner, who moved […]
Deutsche Bank is the latest in-house outfit to take on its own trainees, starting with the launch of four training contracts in a few months’ time. The programme will be overseen by the bank’s general counsel for UK and Ireland, Simon Man. Man has worked at Deutsche Bank for over 20 years and is a […]
Weil Gotshal & Manges has expanded its infrastructure private equity practice, hiring a partner from Latham & Watkins. Brendan Moylan is joining the firm, having spent over four years at Latham & Watkins. He previously spent nearly 20 years at Clifford Chance and trained at Sydney-based Allens. The move comes after Weil Gotshal infra partners […]
Travers Smith has advised City stockbroking client finnCap Group on its all-share merger valued at £43m with Cenkos Securities. The tie-up between the two rivals creates a new full-service advisory firm for investment companies. Corporate M&A and ECM partner Adrian West led the Travers team representing finnCap. He was supported corporate M&A and ECM senior […]
This report includes: an overview of HMRC’s basis period reform and the new rules for the transition year the impact of this change on firms and their equity partners analysis of the extent to which a consensus has been reached on the most effective ways of preparing for the new rules.
This report contains: a stratification of the 26 UK Top 100 firms, plus three key Independents, present in Leeds a breakdown of headcount and growth data for all 29 firms commentary of the key challenges and opportunities for firms in the city
This report contains: ranking of the Nordic 50 firms on a headcount basis analysis of the four jurisdictions in the region gender diversity at firms in the Nordic region in focus.
This report contains An overview of cases heard at the courts in Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong Jurisdiction specific profiles
This report contains: an overview of Eversheds Sutherland’s litigation practice in the UK analysis of financial performance and headcount metrics a detailed look at the firm’s national approach a breakdown of the firm’s four core disputes practices.
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As the markets uneasily shook into 2023, much attention was given to the role of restructuring lawyers and the need for firms to bolster their teams. However, there’s an area that’s shown little sign of dwindling in a slowdown: competition. There are plenty of US firms with sizeable, or longstanding, competition practices in London, namely […]
Law firms are well-accustomed to a bit of friendly – and sometimes unfriendly – rivalry. How else are they to remain competitive in such a merciless market? The ongoing talent wars means firms must be sharp about talent retention, whether that means upping the cash stakes, hastening the track to partnership or getting vocal about […]
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The legal director of FTSE 100 energy giant Shell is to hand over the reins after nine years in the role. Donny Ching is stepping down as its legal director, having been in the role since 2014. His 33-year tenure at the business will come to an end in June, when he will be replaced […]
Defendant insurance firm Plexus is to receive further investment from its private equity backer, as the firm seeks to move past an 18-month-long investigation into financial irregularities. Since 2019, the firm’s backer has been Access Capital. Access provided an initial investment of £15m, of which £1m was put in by Origin Equity, to buy shares […]
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and Pallas Partners have made separate pitches to Credit Suisse investors in the hope of pursuing litigation against those allegedly responsible for making the Swiss bank’s Additional Tier 1 Bonds (AT1s) worthless. Credit Suisse’s AT1s were written down to zero last weekend after the Swiss Federal Department of Finance, the […]
Latham & Watkins has lost one of its infrastructure private equity partners to Linklaters. John Guccione has spent nearly three years as a partner at Latham. He was previously at OMERS Infrastructure between London and Toronto for over a deace. Training as an associate at Torys in Canada, he was also a managing associate at […]
Slaughter and May has given the nod to 10 lawyers this year in its London office. In London the lawyers who made the cut are Warwick Brennand, Hemita Sumanasuriya and Simon Tysoe, all in corporate and M&A, and with seven years’ PQE. David Hay has been made up in financing, while Tim Newey, Lorna Nsoatabe […]
Specialist sports boutique Rylands Garth has brought a claim on behalf of 54 former amateur rugby players against World Rugby, Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) and Rugby Football Union (RFU). The players are bringing a personal injury lawsuit against the governing bodies, claiming they failed to protect them from permanent brain injury. In January, it was […]
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