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Success for Hogan Lovells, CMS and Linklaters as Bulb challenge fails

The High Court has refused the judicial review application sought by British Gas Trading (BGT), ScottishPower and E.ON regarding Octopus Energy’s acquisition of Bulb Energy. After a year-long tender process, Bulb was sold to fellow provider Octopus last October and thereby rescued out of special administration. CMS advised Octopus, while Linklaters had been on call for Teneo […]


Another exit for Shearman as finance partner departs

Shearman & Sterling has taken another hit in the City, with a member of its leveraged finance team set to leave the firm. Rahul Chatterji has spent nearly two years at the firm. He previously spent more than two years at Milbank as a special counsel and spent nearly 11 years at Allen & Overy. […]


Linklaters unveils 41-strong promotions round

Linklaters has promoted another bumper round of lawyers to partner, including 16 in its City office. The 41-strong global round matches the number of new partners in 2022. There was one less promotion in London compared to last year when 17 were made up. Corporate is the major beneficiary of London promotions this year, with […]

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Latham snatches competition partner from Linklaters

Latham & Watkins has bolstered its antitrust and competition practice by hiring a partner from Linklaters. Simon Pritchard makes the move, having spent more than 10 years at the magic circle firm. Before that, he was a partner in Allen & Overy’s antitrust practice. Pritchard has also served as the UK’s first senior director for […]

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