25 May 2009

Former Linklaters lawyer joins Romanian spin-off

Linklaters’ Eastern European spin-off firm ­Kinstellar has expanded its Romania practice by hiring a former Linklaters lawyer. Jason Mogg Bogdan Bibicu, who was a banking associate in Linklaters’ London office between 2005 and 2006, joins as a partner and head of banking and finance in Bucharest. Immediately prior to ­taking the post at Kinstellar, Bibicu […]

Jason Mogg

Former Linklaters lawyer joins Romanian spin-off

Linklaters’ Eastern European spin-off firm ­Kinstellar has expanded its Romania practice by hiring a former Linklaters lawyer. Jason Mogg Bogdan Bibicu, who was a banking associate in Linklaters’ London office between 2005 and 2006, joins as a partner and head of banking and finance in Bucharest. Immediately prior to ­taking the post at Kinstellar, Bibicu […]

Spain: Green with energy

Spain has led the way in renewable energy, but the financial crisis coupled with regulatory change is having an impact. Will Spain’s ‘green’ commitment hold firm? asks Luke McLeod-Roberts One of the more romantic images of Spain is the figure of Don Quixote astride a trusty steed against a backdrop of windmills bleached by the […]

LLST chief calls for advice centre funding overhaul

With an increasing number of people joining job queues and getting their houses repossessed, the demand for free social welfare legal advice has never been greater. So it is reassuring to know that donations from the 5th London Legal Sponsored walk, which raises money for the capital’s legal advice centres, made £380,000 – the highest-ever […]

SJ Berwin builds up Gazeley ties with £1.8bn letting

SJ Berwin and Maxwell Winward have advised Gazeley and the UK Logistics Fund (UKLF) on a £1.8m-a-year let to a European Airbus manufacturer. SJ Berwin real estate partner Darren Rogers led a team advising long-standing client Gazeley on the 15-year let of 380,000sq ft of space to GKN Aerospace Services at Western Approach Distribution Park in Bristol. […]

Linklaters tipped to win mandate for AIG’s float of AIA in Asia

Linklaters is emerging as a frontrunner to win the mandate advising on the IPO of AIG’s Asian life assurance arm. The magic circle firm will take part in a beauty parade to advise on the deal, which AIG hopes will raise between $5bn (£3.27bn) and $10bn through the IPO of American International Assurance (AIA) in […]

Simpson Thacher, Links land Alliance Boots roles

Linklaters and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have won instructions on Alliance Boots’ £400m debt buyback. Simpson Thacher London partner Ian Barratt and New York partner Mark Pflug advised Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) on the deal, which will see the private equity house buy back a portion of the debt used to finance its 2007 buyout […]

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Setanta: Dentons restructures while Olswang renegotiates

Denton Wilde Sapte and Olswang have won roles advising troubled sports broadcaster Setanta as it attempts to renegotiate broadcast rights and restructure its business. The company is reported to be in the midst of a major restructuring programme to raise £100m, and has called on Dentons head of restructuring and insolvency Mark Andrews. Setanta is also trying […]

Camerons: turnover rises but profit drops

CMS Cameron McKenna has kicked off the financial reporting season by announcing a slight rise in turnover alongside a 15 per cent drop in its average profit per equity partner (PEP) figure. Camerons, the first top-20 firm to release its figures for the 2008-09 financial year, saw its revenues increase from £235.5m to £240m. However, […]

Irwin Mitchell maintains stable promotions

Irwin Mitchell has made up four new partners, the same number as last year. Two of the promotions were in the personal injury division with the remaining two in the family law group. The firm has also promoted accountant Jon Raettig to associate director in the asset management team, where he has responsibility for the […]

Addleshaws reviews jobs, hours and pay

Addleshaw Goddard has launched a firm-wide restructuring, which is expected to see 85 non-fee-earners lose their jobs, fee-earners offered reduced hours, and salaries cut. The consultation with 85 members of support staff, which was launched last week, will affect all offices and business services teams. It is expected that broadly equal numbers of secretarial and […]

Burges Salmon seals Lloyds TSB funding

Burges Salmon has reached an agreement with Lloyds TSB to continue funding its move into new headquarters in Bristol, following the collapse of property developer Castlemore. The agreement means that the firm will be able to move into its new home at One Glass Wharf as planned in the summer of 2010. Castlemore fell into […]

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