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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

Financial Conduct Authority

Court sides with HSF and Mishcon in landmark insurance test case

The High Court has ruled in favour of the Financial Conduct Authority, arguing on behalf of a group of policyholders, in a dispute over whether coronavirus-induced shutdowns should be covered by insurance policies. The FCA, instructing Herbert Smith Freehills, brought a series of test cases on an expedited basis to resolve uncertainty as to whether […]

Covid-19 procurement battle pits Dentons against two firms

Dentons is taking on Eversheds Sutherland and Hill Dickinson in a Covid-19-related procurement spat that is being rushed through the High Court after proceedings kicked off in May. The dispute is pitting UK-based testing company Diagnostics.ai, represented by Dentons, up against UK Biocentre Limited, Medicines Catapult Discovery Limited (MDC) and the Secretary of State for […]

Chris Kangis

Be good to yourself, back yourself and be open to opportunities

Chris Kangis, consultant and former VP & general counsel at AEG Europe explains that the best way for lawyers to see the bigger picture, improve emotional intelligence and understand the business is to gain experience from outside the legal microclimate in which a lot of the industry spends their entire working lives. How did you get […]