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US trio scoop lead roles on Harrah’s bid

Latham & Watkins, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton have secured key mandates advising on the $15bn (£7.9bn) private equity bid for US casino operator Harrah’s Entertainment. If successful, private equity houses’ Apollo Management and Texas Pacific’s joint offer for the casino operator would be one of the largest leveraged […]

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Allen & Overy (A&O) and Simmons & Simmons lead the revenue per lawyer (RPL) table off the back of combined increases in turnover and reductions in lawyer numbers. Simmons boosted its RPL to £375,000 by reducing lawyers by more than 150 and hiking revenue to £227m. Now employing few more than 500 lawyers, Simmons has […]

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The first new set of Scottish advocates’ chambers to be founded for more than 50 years has been launched by two advocates setting out to provide a more innovative service. John Campbell QC, a member of Hastie Stable, and John Carruthers of Murray Stable say that the overly traditional nature of the Scottish bar has […]

Mayer Brown confirms three-partner chairmanship

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (MBRM) has confirmed that three partners will assume the duties of chairman when incumbent Ty Fahner steps down next May, as first reported on www.thelawyer.com (18 August). The firm’s policy committee voted that general counsel James Holzhauer, UK managing partner Paul Maher and head of the Washington DC office Ken […]

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