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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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What challenges are those in the in-house banking sector facing in the current lockdown? On a late May afternoon, and from the comfort of their homes, a number of senior in-house counsel from the banking world got together with The Lawyer and BCLP for an online discussion about the anxieties and issues to be faced […]

BDO’s general counsel switches back to private practice

After spending 12 years as general counsel at accountancy firm BDO, Adam Culy is now going back to private practice as a partner at Stephenson Harwood. Having focused on accountancy claims and investigations in his previous role, which also included heading up the practice protection department, Culy will now be joining up with the professional […]

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Pity the junior lawyers up before the SDT

Baker McKenzie will be hoping that the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal’s (SDT) dismissal of allegations of professional misconduct against it, a former partner and former HR director over what the SRA contended was a botched investigation into the sexual misconduct of its former London managing partner, Gary Senior, will draw a line under the sorry episode. […]

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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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