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Finers acquires Nathan Silman

West end merger to boost Finers’ property client base: Our Price and Virgin Retail poised to sign up. West End firm Finers Stephens Innocent is taking over niche retail property practice Nathan Silman, scooping clients that include Our Price, Virgin Retail and Adecco. Finers Stephens carried out a strategic review last year and identified retail […]

European employment alliance chooses Rowe & Maw

Rowe & Maw is set to become the UK member of the European alliance of employment law firms Ius Laboris (Labour Law). The alliance, which was set up at the start of this year, now has nine member firms across Europe. While there is no sharing of fees, the member firms do joint marketing, training […]

Wessing seeks consultancy remedy as merger splits firm

German firm Wessing is bringing in a UK consultancy to rescue it from crisis as partner dissent threatens to split the firm. Disagreement over whether to merge with a UK firm has caused division within the firm and forced a group of partners from the Munich and Hamburg offices into secret negotiations with Bird & […]

The price of luxury

Corporate battles often make the headlines, but in the case of LVMH and Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR), it got personal. LVMH is owned by Bernard Arnault, whose empire includes Givenchy, Krug and perfume giants Chaumet and Christian Dior. His arch rival Francois Pinault owns PPR, which comprises the Printemps store group and the La Redoute mail order […]

Taylor steps over Mudd to make Walker Morris managing partner

Leeds stalwart Walker Morris is radically overhauling its management team. Current managing partner Philip Mudd, who has held the position for the last three years, is stepping down at the end of the month. Only one person, banking and insolvency partner Michael Taylor, was nominated for the role. He was voted in on Friday (30 […]

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