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National Power lawyers get snapped up

Companies in the South West have reaped the rewards of the in-house fallout that followed National Power’s decision to demerge to become International Power and Innogy. Only two lawyers from the original National Power international team chose to relocate from Swindon to London with International Power. Four took severance terms and have now taken up […]

CC advises Wates on £250m property sale to Prudential

Clifford Chance has advised Wates City of London Properties on one of the largest real estate investment sale transactions in the City this year. Prudential, advised by Berwin Leighton, paid around £250m for the multi-let buildings of City Tower, City Place House and 90 Queen Street, and Wates’ 45 per cent interest in Winchester House, […]

Anglo American

Anglo American sells 43 former Tarmac businesses for £75m on OFT recommendation. Anglo American advised by Eversheds (Helen Ridge) and Linklaters & Alliance acted on the undertakings given to the Secretary of State. McGrigor Donald advised on Scottish issues.

Throwing the book away

Publishers of the big two legal directories, Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500, would have us believe that all lawyers have one day a year marked in red in their collective diaries. This is the day when members of the legal world find out where they are ranked in the directories, and by implication […]

Trenité splits up Amsterdam and Rotterdam to hike merger appeal

TrenitÉ Van Doorne, The Netherlands’ fourth largest law firm, has announced that its Amsterdam and Rotterdam offices are demerging. The move will boost the appeal of the 27-partner Amsterdam unit to foreign merger partners. The Amsterdam office specialises in banking and securities law while the 25-partner Rotterdam office focuses on the less profitable areas of […]

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