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10 stumbling blocks in a business exit

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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City broker Oneglobal appoints new GC

London broker Oneglobal has appointed a new general counsel (GC) as part of a wider business shake-up. Christopher Galyer joins Oneglobal as GC after nearly ten years as group head of legal at insurance broker and risk consultant Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT). At JLT, he advised senior management on various regulatory, contentious and contractual issues […]

The JLD blog: Advice to my younger self

Coming into this year, none of us could have expected the chaos and disruption which pursued. With many of us in a transitional phase as a result, now seems to be an ideal opportunity to evaluate past choices and use that knowledge to make future plans. Here are my top five pieces of advice to […]

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Withers’ PEP soars after years of international expansion

Withers’ average profit per equity partner has soared by nearly 40 per cent, with the firm attributing the rise to the last few years of international expansion finally bearing fruit. Its PEP figure has risen from £359,000 to £501,000, after falling nearly 11 per cent over 2018/19. The drop meant it has taken the firm […]

Osborne Clarke growth stalls after seven years of double-digit expansion

Osborne Clarke’s UK average profit per equity partner dropped 12 per cent over 2019/20, as turnover crept up by 5 per cent. The results are markedly different to the last seven results posted since 2012/13, in which the firm has recorded double-digit percentage growth in turnover each year. Over 2018/19, turnover increased by 11 per […]

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DWF hires former Prudential CEO as its new chair

DWF has hired the former CEO of Prudential and current chair of Morgan Stanley’s international board, just two months after the exit of its longtime leader Andrew Leaitherland. Jonathan Bloomer will take on the role of DWF’s chairman, after Leaitherland’s departure saw Nigel Knowles assume his responsibilities as CEO. Bloomer’s tenure begins in earnest from […]

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