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Flotation

Cobbetts and Clifford Chance acted for clothing retailer Matalan on its £200m flotation on the London Stock Exchange. Ashurst Morris Crisp advised underwriter SBC Warburg Dillon Read.

Moscow specialist

US firm LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & Macrae has appointed Russian corporate and financial transaction specialist Mark Borghesani to its 20-lawyer Moscow office as senior counsel. He moves from French/US firm Salans Hertzfeld & Heilbronn.

Year of the specialist lawyer

The recruitment of specialists is seen as crucial for long-term success in a transformed Irish market. How much longer can the Celtic Tiger roar? This question is increasingly being asked as Ireland continues to beat all economic predictions. But, with the top 25 law firms reporting activity up by an average of 20-30 per cent […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson was born in Staffordshire in 1973. She works as a trainee solicitor at Hammond Suddards, and spends time in its Leeds, London and Manchester offices. What was your first job? Pears baby. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £15,500 and a nice little house in Leeds. What would you have […]

Ashursts banking star quits in mystery move

Stephen Mostyn-Williams, the high-profile head of banking at Ashurst Morris Crisp, mysteriously resigned from the firm last week and went home immediately without working any notice. Ashursts issued a terse agreed statement saying that he had “resigned to pursue other interests”. In the statement, Mostyn-Williams hinted that he may be either going in-house, setting up […]

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