2 July 2007

Flint Bishop strikes blow to Tesco’s nascent property site

Flint Bishop Solicitors has scored a victory against Tesco, forcing the retail giant to pull hundreds of housing adverts from its fledgling home-selling site. The East Midlands firm threatened the supermarket chain with an injunction after its client, Derbyshire estate agent Hannells, complained about its properties appearing on the site. Last weekend Tesco launched Tesco […]

MBRM beefs up Cologne with CC hires

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (MBRM) is to boost its German insurance practice with the addition of Clifford Chance counsel Ulrike Monnich and associate Michael Marx. Monnich and Marx, who currently work in Clifford Chance’s Düsseldorf office, are set to join MBRM’s Cologne office on 1 August as counsel and associate respectively. At MBRM the […]

Alright Dave…

It’s official: Davids rule the legal profession. Davids Cheyne, Childs and Morley (of Linklaters, Clifford Chance and A&O respectively) are just three namesakes of 259 littering the market (or the database of recruiter Badenoch & Clark), which rather usefully went and counted them all up. Lawyers and accountants basically have the same names, the poll […]

Barclays adds 10 new firms to panel

Barclays Bank has appointed 10 new firms to its panel after announcing the completion of its panel review. New firms include, Addleshaw Goddard, Denton Wilde Sapte, Eversheds, Hammonds, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, Macfarlanes, Magrath & Co, Pinsent Masons,and SJ Berwin. Chief operating officer of legal compliance at Barclays, Richard Daniel, commented: “We look at […]

Cultured Muckles undergoes arty rebrand

Newcastle’s Robert Muckle Solicitors has rebranded as ‘Muckle LLP’. The rebrand, unveiled at Newcastle’s Baltic Gallery on Wednesday 4 July, also includes a change of logo from the firm’s traditional blue lower-case letters on a white background to a white, title-case ‘Muckle’ on black above a rainbow strip. Managing partner Stephen McNicol said: “Brand development […]

Lovells, CC play key roles in German private equity deal

Lovells’ German practice has acted for longstanding private equity client Advent International in its €770m (£520m) acquisition of Permira’s majority position in discount retailer Takko. The fashion chain, which has 1,059 stores worldwide, with 836 in Germany, was bought by Advent in partnership with Takko’s management, led by its managing director Arnold Mattschull. The management […]

DLA Piper sees Pakistan Airways’ EU ban lifted

DLA Piper‘s regulatory team has succeeded in having an EU ban on Pakistan International Airways (PIA) partially lifted after just three months. Miriam Gonzalez, the firm’s head of trade, led a team that included head of aviation Mark Franklin and litigation associate Waseem Khokar. PIA can now relaunch 19 of its 43 aircraft to fly […]

Bakers lands top deal in booming Saudi market

Baker & McKenzie has bagged a lead role on a market-shaping deal in the Saudi mineral and mining industry. With the Saudi market entering a boom phase, the firm, led by partner Mike Webster, is advising government-owned Saudi Arabian Mining Co on its $1.5bn (£740m) development of three mining plants. The project is expected to […]

Links’ silver lining

Clifford Chance can breathe again. Linklaters hasn’t caught up. Clifford Chance can breathe again. Linklaters hasn’t caught up. After scrutiny by the firm’s audit committee on Monday 2 July, Linklaters was finally ready to reveal its year-end figures. See story. And they’re good, of course. Profit per equity partner is up by nearly 22 per […]

White & Case taps Bakers for emerging markets push

White & Case has expanded further its capital markets London team with a partner hire from Baker & McKenzie. The appointment of merging markets specialist Carter Brod furthers White & Case’s strategic plan to develop its capital markets team in the UK. White & Case capital markets partner Tim Jeveons said: “The emerging markets continue […]

Mourant raids Guernsey rival following split

Jersey-headquartered Mourant du Feu & Jeune has bolstered its growing Guernsey office with the hire of equity partner John Lewis from local rival Collas Day following its split earlier this year. Lewis has been with Mourant for two weeks, bolstering the firm’s Guernsey office, which opened in January 2006, to three partners. Guernsey’s Collas Day […]

Linklaters revenues smash a billion; PEP hits £1.29m

Linklaters has announced record figures for this financial year, with revenues overtaking a billion for the first time and average profit per equity partner (PEP) rising 21.5 per cent to £1.29m. Top partners at Linklaters will earn £1.62m, up 22.7 per cent from last year’s figure of £1.32m. First-year full equity partners will earn £647,000. […]

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