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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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Unilever calls in Linklaters on structural shake-up

Linklaters has guided Unilever through a major restructure that will see the consumer goods giant ditch its legal entity in the Netherlands for a single PLC structure in the UK. The firm’s global co-head of consumer Paul McNicholl and corporate partner Charlie Turner led on the deal for the conglomerate, which is scrapping its 90-year […]

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Less than two per cent of law firm C-suite are Black

Boardrooms at the UK’s top 20 law firms are still struggling with ethnic diversity, data compiled by The Lawyer shows, with almost 95 per cent of firms’ most senior leadership roles filled by white members of staff. As firms pledge their support to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement following protests sparked by the death of […]

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EY targets DLA again for latest energy joiner

DLA Piper has lost another member of its energy team to EY, following the latter’s hire of longtime partner Charles Morrison only a few weeks ago. The legal arm of the accountancy firm has brought in Simon Collier as an associate partner, working to grow its newly-created energy practice alongside Morrison, who joined in early […]

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