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In court this week: Conspiracy and enforcement with Clifford Chance, Sidley Austin and Ashurst

Clifford Chance, Fieldfisher and CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang are just some of the high-profile names appearing in court this week, as another Top 20 case hits the High Court. CMS partner Bernard O’Sullivan will be battling a claim against defendants represented by Fieldfisher partners Colin Gibson and Dan Hayward, Clifford Chance partner Julian Acratopulo […]

Ashurst signs up with alternative provider to boost NewLaw unit

Ashurst has struck a partnership with an alternative managed services provider to support its global NewLaw team Ashurst Advance. The firm has teamed up with provider Cognia Law to scale up its delivery of legal services across its network, with the opportunity of increasing the number of projects at hand. The demand for more cost […]

Ashurst’s managing partner reappointed a year early

Ashurst managing partner Paul Jenkins has been reappointed to the role, a year before his first term in charge was due to come to an end. Jenkins became the firm’s first Australian-based managing partner in 2016, replacing former managing partner James Collis who stepped down from the role to return to the finance practice. As […]

Partner promotions 2019: Ashurst advances towards diversity targets

Ashurst has announced its latest round of promotions, as the firm edges towards its goal for 2022 of 33 per cent female representation in its global partnership.  In total, Ashurst has appointed 21 lawyers across nine offices to partnership. Eight new partners have been added in the UK, nine in Australia and one in each of […]

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Ashurst continues support service squeeze with further job cuts

Ashurst has continued to slim down its support function, cutting more back office roles following a redundancy consultation last year which saw 54 secretarial roles axed. It is understood that five to ten London-based back office finance staff have been affected. Their roles are to be undertaken by a secretarial pool in London (what the […]

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King & Spalding hires three-lawyer Ashurst team for Paris rebuild

King & Spalding has re-established its Paris real estate practice with the hire of a three-lawyer team from Ashurst led by partner Guillaume Aubatier. Aubatier has joined King & Spalding with counsel Dorian Scemama and associate Malvina Dahan in its corporate, finance and investments practice in Paris. He was promoted to partner at Ashurst in […]

Tom Mercer, Ashurst

Under Tom Mercer’s leadership, Ashurst’s London corporate practice has been a sizzling hotbed of big deals. In 2018, he secured a run of three deals for resources powerhouse Vedanta, including its $813m (£642m) acquisition of Electrosteel Steels under India’s new Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. This culminated in Mercer advising the company’s chairman, Indian billionaire businessman […]

Ashurst and Freshfields face off in battle for British oil company

Ashurst, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and K&L Gates are advising on the £608m hostile takeover offer of British oil and gas company Faroe Petroleum by a Norwegian rival. At the end of November, Norwegian company DNO ASA swooped in amid the slide in the price of oil to announce its firm intention to make an offer for Faroe Petroleum, […]

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