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Slaughter and May has advised FTSE 100 giant Next, as it buys fashion retailer Joules out of administration. A team led by partner duo Ian Johnson and Claire Jackson worked with Next on its bid for Joules. Johnson leads Slaughters’ restructuring group, while Jackson was promoted to partner in the corporate team in 2020. Meanwhile, […]
We’re back with the latest episode of The Lawyer podcast. This week, has the music stopped for leveraged finance? Deputy editor Rachel Moloney joins editor Catrin Griffiths to assess what the recession is doing to all those expensive hires. Litigation editor Christian Smith talks about lawyers’ obligations and the SRA’s new guidance on SLAPPs – […]
A Kirkland & Ellis partner is joining Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson as the latter’s private equity rebuild continues. Rachel Wolfenden is making the move, having been at Kirkland for seven years. She joined in 2015 as an associate and made partner in 2020. Prior to switching to Kirkland, Wolfenden worked at Taylor Wessing, […]
TotalEnergies (formerly known as Total) has reduced its global panel by 25 per cent, appointing six firms instead of eight to the new list. The firms that have gained places on the panel are Clifford Chance, Gide Loyrette Nouel (itself and with the Lex Mundi network), Jones Day, Latham & Watkins, Norton Rose Fulbright and […]
Gowling WLG has created an innovation and legal tech seat for trainees across its UK offices, The Lawyer has learnt. The optional programme sees trainees split their six-month seat between the firm’s innovation team and on secondment to Avail – an artificial intelligence (AI) start-up with a focus on transactional real estate teams, with which […]
Herbert Smith Freehills is set to defend Google and its parent company Alphabet in a £13.6bn opt-out class action filed today in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). The claim against Google is being brought on behalf of 130,000 businesses publishing around 1,750,000 websites and applications in the UK, all of which claim Google’s alleged anti-competitive […]
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