2 July 2001

P&O stena line

Norton Rose has adivised Stena Line for more than 25 years and was asked in March 1998 to deal with investigations by the EC, UK and French competition authorites into a merger of Stena Line and P&O’s short sea operations. This joint venture for operative cross-Channel ferries was first approved by the EC in January […]


Typical – no juicy merger rumours for a while, and all of a sudden they all come along at once. Two particularly splendid stories are doing the rounds at the moment, so in keeping with the public-spirited ethos of The Lawyer, we feel we should share them with you.The first story, which has been circulating […]

Cocktails and cream, saucy

You might be surprised to hear the latest Tulkinghorn exclusive: securitisation lawyers have the most fun. Yes, it’s true, as evidenced by their recent jaunt to Barcelona for the Global Asset Securitisation Conference 2001. It was clear that the four-day trip was not going to be all hard work when it was discovered that the […]

Legal Widow

“Daddy, would you want to live in the Big Brother house?” asked Deminimus, who is far too good with buttons and has learned that E4 broadcasts free during the day.“As one who already spends his life with people I have to pretend to like, I’d rather stick pins in my eyes,” said the Lawyer, cheerfully. […]

Real Estate Team of the Year

Linklaters & Alliance 2nd place: Allen & Overy3rd place: LovellsShortlisted: Eversheds, Birmingham; Herbert Smith; Nabarro NathansonThe winner of the Real Estate Team of the Year Award, sponsored by Countrywide Legal Indemnities, goes to the Linklaters & Alliance team, led by Simon Clark, for a year that has seen a spectacular show of strength, from pure […]

Assistant Solicitor of the Year

Tom Cassels, Baker & McKenzie 2nd place: Michael Young, Richards Butler3rd place: Lucy McCullagh, White & CaseShortlisted: Mark Cranwell, Coudert Brothers; Rosali Pretorius, Denton Wilde Sapte; Alethea Siow, DechertThe winner of the Assistant Solicitor of the Year Award, sponsored by deaconwinehouse, is Tom Cassels of Baker & McKenzie, a rising star in commercial litigation and […]

Other Awards

Public Sector Team of the Year North Yorkshire Legal Services2nd place Kent County Council Legal Services3rd place Lewisham Legal ServicesLitigation Team of the Year Richards Butler2nd Place Freethcartright3rd place Clifford ChanceBarrister of the Year Rabinder Singh, Matrix chambers2nd Place Laurence Rabinowitz, One Essex Court 3rd Place Philip Sales, 11 King’s Bench WalkFinance Team of the […]

Move with the times

An increase in M&A activity and the desire for a better working life mean that more are relocating to pastures new. Richard Cree discovers how to help with the move More people than ever are being moved around the UK by their employers. This is partly because of the sort of frenetic M&A activity that […]

Legal eyes

Hats, chickens, genitals and profanity – these are the things that occupy the mind of a Channel 4 lawyer. Fiona Callister reports on the ten-week legal damage limitation exercise that is Big Brother It is only fair to warn you that if you continue to read this article – and it is highly recommended that […]


Susan Hall, head of property at DJ Freeman You published the Fiona Callister Interview with me in your 25 June edition, which was very positive about the multidisciplinary approach of DJ Freeman’s property department and the way in which we are moving the department forward. However, it does draw inferences from what I said about […]

Projects/PFI Team of the Year

Norton Rose 2nd place: White & Case3rd place: Trowers & HamlinsShortlisted: Allen & Overy, Baker & McKenzie, Clifford ChanceThe winner of the Projects/PFI Team of the Year Award, sponsored by Taylor Root, is Norton Rose. The firm’s involvement, led in both instances by partner Jeff Barratt, in the massive Taweelah A1 power project and the […]

M&A Team of the Year

Lovells 2nd place: Eversheds, Manchester3rd place: Allens Arthur RobinsonShortlisted: Burges Salmon, Herbert Smith, Slaughter and MayThe winner of the M&A Team of the Year Award, sponsored by ICC Information, is Lovells for its role in the highly complex reorganisation of the Granada Group and subsequent consolidation of ITV, led by head of corporate Hugh Nineham […]

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