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Slaughters and Shoosmiths lead in rescue deal for Joules

Slaughter and May has advised FTSE 100 giant Next, as it buys fashion retailer Joules out of administration. A team led by partner duo Ian Johnson and Claire Jackson worked with Next on its bid for Joules. Johnson leads Slaughters’ restructuring group, while Jackson was promoted to partner in the corporate team in 2020. Meanwhile, […]

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The Lawyer Podcast: Leveraged finance lawyers just aren’t hot any more

We’re back with the latest episode of The Lawyer podcast. This week, has the music stopped for leveraged finance? Deputy editor Rachel Moloney joins editor Catrin Griffiths to assess what the recession is doing to all those expensive hires. Litigation editor Christian Smith talks about lawyers’ obligations and the SRA’s new guidance on SLAPPs – […]

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Fried Frank builds up PE team with Kirkland hire

A Kirkland & Ellis partner is joining Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson as the latter’s private equity rebuild continues. Rachel Wolfenden is making the move, having been at Kirkland for seven years. She joined in 2015 as an associate and made partner in 2020. Prior to switching to Kirkland, Wolfenden worked at Taylor Wessing, […]

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TotalEnergies appoints six firms to reduced roster

TotalEnergies (formerly known as Total) has reduced its global panel by 25 per cent, appointing six firms instead of eight to the new list. The firms that have gained places on the panel are Clifford Chance, Gide Loyrette Nouel (itself and with the Lex Mundi network), Jones Day, Latham & Watkins, Norton Rose Fulbright and […]

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