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Kirkland sees second London partner loss in two weeks

Kirkland & Ellis has lost its second partner in a matter of weeks, this time to US rival Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. The US firm has hired finance partner Ben Myers from the London outpost of the rival. He spent a number of years at Kirkland, where he had moved from the magic circle. As […]

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Orrick Hong Kong chief joins K&L Gates as office closes

Five funds and corporate lawyers have joined K&L Gates’ Hong Kong office as Orrick’s Hong Kong base shuts its doors. The team moving to K&L Gates is led by Orrick Hong Kong funds partners Sook Young Yeu and Scott Peterman. Of counsel William Ho has also joined K&L Gates as a partner, along with two […]

Paul Hastings lawyer joins Kirkland after Hogan Lovells defections

Kirkland & Ellis has brought a Paul Hastings lawyer into its London ranks, after the private equity team he was a part of returned to Hogan Lovells after a year. The US firm has taken on senior associate Tarsis Goncalves, who will become a partner in its investment funds team. Goncalves had joined Paul Hastings […]

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KPMG Legal hires Charles Russell Speechlys team for Luxembourg foray

Days after Debevoise & Plimpton revealed its new office in Luxembourg, KPMG Legal is to make the same move with a team hire from Charles Russell Speechlys. The accountancy firm’s legal arm has opened a local office under the banner of “KPMG Law Luxembourg” and has hired David Louis, the head of Charles Russell Speechlys’ […]

Four firms secure places on Lombard International’s inaugural panel

Wealth solutions provider Lombard International has finalised its panel process, with two magic circle firms making it onto the roster. Baker McKenzie, DLA Piper, Linklaters and Allen & Overy have all landed places on the panel, which will be overseen by Lombard’s general counsel Monica Risam. She joined Lombard from Aviva at the start of 2018, […]

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The New Look deal is a watershed moment for Latham

New Look’s long-rumbling restructuring journey is emblematic of a shifting order of restructuring advisers in the City. A decade of financial engineering at the hands of private equity has left the retailer fighting and shifting between magic circle and US legal advisers. Latham’s prescient poaching of star talent has paid off, having sealed the sole […]

The ‘New How’: How Shoosmiths’ lockdown project took shape

In early 2020, Shoosmiths engaged a design agency to build a promotional campaign around a suite of technology platforms. The idea focused on doing things differently, informed by Prof Richard Susskind’s idea of the ‘lawyer of the future’. The campaign revolved around three platforms the firm had developed over the previous year. They were meant […]

Leaving Fleet Street is an emotional wrench for Freshfields

On a London map, the distance that separates 65 Fleet Street from 100 Bishopsgate amounts to almost three kilometres. But the path that led Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer from its longstanding institutional home to the shiny skyscraper feels much longer. The firm first signed a lease for the new building four years ago, marking a new […]

Barrister of the week: 5RB’s Adrienne Page QC

Adrienne Page QC has represented newspapers, politicians and barristers in the most sensitive of cases during a sterling 46-year career; however, life hasn’t been without its challenges for 5RB‘s libel doyenne. During her early years as a junior, Page struggled immensely with the stressful experience of going to court, at a time when anxiety in […]

Funds Briefings

Tale of three funds

This article explores the collapse of three funds across three different jurisdictions and then sets out some of the lessons to be learnt by directors and fund managers.

Guernsey’s Funds Regime – Why Guernsey?

Guernsey is a premier jurisdiction for investment funds and private equity business. The island’s reputation, location, tax neutral status and innovative approach continues to attract leading investment managers.

Asset yield podcast – August 2020

Welcome to Asset Yield, the podcast series of Kinstellar C/SEE Asset Solutions, where we interview principal investors, originators, advisors, and funders in the world of non-performing and non-core assets of all classes, bringing you front line market insights.