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Kem Ihenacho

CC and Linklaters lead as Carlyle and StanChart make Tanzanian investment

Clifford Chance has advised private equity outfit the Carlyle Group on its $210m (£132m) investment in Tanzania-based agricultural company Export Trading Group (ETG), with Linklaters and South African firm Webber Wentzel also acting for investors. Clifford Chance won the role for Carlyle with a team led by London private equity partner and Africa practice co-head […]

Lawrence Abramson

Position: Fladgate partner; formerly managing partner at Harbottle & Lewis The former Harbottle & Lewis managing partner and litigator, who moved to Fladgate last month (17 June), has worked on a range of high-profile media cases, including acting for Gary Brooker, the singer who wrote A Whiter Shade of Pale, on a copyright dispute with […]

Jane Keir

Kingsley Napley names family head as next senior partner

Kingsley Napley’s senior partner Christopher Murray has announced that he will retire from the firm next year, to be replaced by the firm’s family head. Murray will step down as senior partner and retire from the partnership on 1 May 2013, making way for family head Jane Keir, who also used to be managing partner […]

Gideon Benaim

Independence day

Lord Justice Leveson should recommend a regulator that has teeth under a system that preserves freedom of expression, which will be no small task, says Gideon Benaim It is crystal clear to everyone, including the leaders of the three main political parties, that self-regulation hasn’t worked; so Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations should be for independent […]

Vicarious liability

Kari Hansen takes a look at dual vicarious liability in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Catholic Child Welfare Society case The Supreme Court handed down its unanimous judgment in the case of The Catholic Child Welfare Society (‘the Middlesbrough defendants’) and others v Various Claimants and The Institute of the Brothers of […]

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