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E&Y hire maintains TwoBirds’ Italy growth

Bird & Bird has raided Ernst & Young’s (E&Y) Italian corporate practice as it continues its European hiring spree. The departure of M&A partner Edoardo Courir is the second this year for E&Y’s corporate practice in Italy, after department head Paolo Tanoni left earlier in the year for Lovells. In the past few months, Bird […]

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Leeds firm Watson Burton has scored a multi-million pound Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision for miners against Britain’s largest producer of coal UK Coal. The firm, acting for the British Association of Colliery Management (BACM), which brought the original claim with the National Union of Mineworkers, is expecting the decision could cost UK Coal £2.5m […]

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Brick Court silk takes top CAT job

The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has finally announced its new president, more than eight months after Sir Christopher Bellamy retired from the post. Landing the top job is Gerald Barling QC of Brick Court Chambers, whose promotion to the Queen’s Bench was announced earlier this month. Barling, who took silk in 1991, represented the successful […]

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Olswang has advised new client Czech Property Investment (CPI) on a Eu89m (£62m) hypermarket portfolio refinancing in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Olswang clinched the instruction through the deal manager, Bridge Capital Partners, which it previously assisted with a German deal. The Thames Valley office advised on all aspects of English law and was led […]

Shacklocks builds Derbyshire presence

East Midlands firm Shacklocks has acquired Don Partridge’s sole practitioner firm Partridge’s in Allestree, Derby. Shacklocks has eight offices spread across the East Midlands and Partridge’s move is aimed to strengthen itslegal and financial services expertise in rural and suburban Derbyshire , where the firm now has five offices.

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