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Trends in transatlantic acquisition finance

Contents A transatlantic future The US influence on the European market The rise of the non-bank lenders The patchwork of Europe The political impact Case Study: Financing Bain’s Acquisition of Kantar from WPP Team structure Conclusion: what next? Key takeaways The convergence of documentary terms, investors and commercial approaches across the European and US loan […]

MLD5 update and new EU AML action plan

The European Commission has issued a recent update on the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (MLD5). We examine what the MLD5 entails and outline the next steps to be taken.

High Court analyses compensation order regime under the CDDA accounting

The compensation order regime Compensation orders aim to make directors financially accountable for the consequences of their unfit conduct. They were introduced in October 2015 by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 which amended the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (CDDA). Under the new regime, the Insolvency Service can apply to court (on […]

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Turnover: £46.5m Profit per equity partner: £319,000 Equity spread: £167,000-£330,000 Net profit: £13.4m Profit margin: 29 per cent Salaried partner remuneration: £125,000 Revenue per lawyer: £310,000 Revenue per partner: £674,000 Revenue per equity partner: £1,107,000 Cost per lawyer: £221,000 Profit per lawyer: £89,000 No of partners: 69 No of equity partners: 42 No of female […]

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Outer Temple Chambers – UK 100

Turnover: £10m Head of chambers: Philip Mott QC Total tenants (silks): 55 (17) Door tenants: Four Chambers contributions: 17.5 per cent Revenue per barrister: £200,000 Top cases last year: Shipman Inquiry; organ retention group action; R v Imco Plastics; Cooke v United Bristol Healthcare Trust; McCabe & ors v Cornwall County Council. No of appearances […]

Wilberforce Chambers – UK 100

Turnover: £20.2m Head of chambers: Edward Nugee QC. Total tenants (silks): 39 (16) Door tenants: None Chambers contributions: 17.5 per cent Revenue per barrister: £518,000 Top cases last year: Equitable Life v The former directors of Equitable Life; Wickes v Arthur Andersen; Oracle v Fortis; VTL v Easynet; Al Bassam v Al Bassam. No of […]

Firm profile: New Media Law

The founding partners of media boutique New Media Law, Ian Penman and Paul Hosford, originally met at DLA (now DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary) before Hosford decamped to Steptoe & Johnson. Founding partners: Ian Penman and Paul HosfordTurnover: £1mTotal number of partners: TwoTotal number of lawyers: FourMain practice areas: Media and technologyKey clients: Sony Computer […]

DWF – UK 100

Turnover: £29.3m Profit per equity partner: £265,000 Equity spread: £180,000-£300,000 Net profit: £5.04m Profit margin: 17 per cent Salaried partner remuneration: £75,000 Revenue per lawyer: £146,000 Revenue per partner: £523,000 Revenue per equity partner: £1,542,000 Cost per lawyer: £121,000 Profit per lawyer: £25,000 No of partners: 56 No of equity partners: 19 No of female […]

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