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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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Weightmans launches redundancy consultation in latest restructuring exercise

Weightmans is to carry out a redundancy consultation as part of a long-term strategy to restructure its business. The consultation will affect both a small number of fee-earners and support staff, with the hope that some individuals can be redeployed elsewhere, while others will take voluntary redundancy. The cuts are not related to the coronavirus […]

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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 […]

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Cum-ex saga: German minister casts doubt over future government contracts for Freshfields

Germany’s finance minister today suggested that Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is unlikely to receive any new contracts from the country’s government, as he addressed concerns over the ongoing cum-ex saga. Olaf Scholz was questioned in the country’s Bundestag over a range of matters related to cum-ex trading, a controversial practice that was prohibited in Germany in […]

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