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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.

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Forsters forces Dentons to turn over documents in ongoing fraud dispute

Forsters has triumphed in a recent contest over legal privilege on behalf of a group of 240 investors, as they tried to force Dentons to hand over documents linked to a controversial fraud scheme. Dentons has been dragged into the dispute due to one of its former clients, Anabus, which allegedly operated a fraudulent scheme […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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Dentons on the hunt for new City HQ

With its lease set to expire in five years time, Dentons has brought in real estate advisers as it considers whether to stay or move out of its current London headquarters. The firm has appointed the City office of real estate agency Knight Frank. The firm is understood to be eyeing a space of about 130-150,000 […]

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BCLP’s unexpected real estate compromise

London’s position as the coronary artery of the global real estate market is intact despite Brexit. The City is still strategically important to those firms wanting a slice of the pie. The fact that 100 partners at firms in The Lawyer’s new Global Real Estate 50 report have been promoted in London in the last […]

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