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Leveraging your firm’s knowledge for a greater share of voice and market

By Samuel Page, Adam Elgar The “Excess Share of Voice” (ESOV) rule is as close to a law of marketing as we are likely to ever have. Across tens of thousands of marketing cases covering hundreds of markets and economic conditions, this rule is continually proved to be true. Brands that maintain a higher share […]

Reaching your market on LinkedIn (Best practice content campaigns – part 5)

By Samuel Page Reaching your target audience with content has always been a challenge. If you’ve been tuning into this post series you’ve already seen our best practice advice for planning a content campaign, defining your topics, and creating your content. Here we’re looking at how to reach an audience on LinkedIn through advertising.

Black Lives Matter: A call to action to dismantle institutional racism in the UK

By Desmond Brady The impact of eight minutes and 46 seconds in the murder of George Floyd watched by millions around the world sparked a new reckoning in the chapter of institutional racism—for not only in law enforcement but in society at large. Thousands of people marched in the streets around the globe and many […]

Debt for equity swaps – A possible solution to rising levels of debt?

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman, Jo Stephenson, Oliver Duke The Financial Times recently reported that UK business faces a potential debt burden of up to £105 billion with small and medium sized companies under most pressure. Such levels of corporate debt are likely to be unsustainable and create obvious issues for […]

Technology trends lawyers should follow considering COVID-19—Part two

By Nayeem Syed In the previous article, we discussed how Covid-19 will accelerate existing technology trends and innovation. Here we will continue to discuss some of the implications which lawyers will need to consider and help manage their clients. As new technology is deployed at pace, technology-related risk-spotting becomes more important Many industries may see […]


US round-up

It would have been understandable if US firms had begun to rethink their European strategy

WorldCom pleads with US courts for extra law firms

Weil Gotshal to be joined by a host of extra US firms as bankrupt telecoms giant fights for rebirth Bankrupt telecommunications giant WorldCom has mounted a plea to the US courts to have five more law firms help it out of bankruptcy. Weil Gotshal & Manges is currently advising the telecoms company on its bankruptcy […]

Deals summary

SJ Berwin (Jonathan Djanogly) advised ukbetting on its £13.7m offer for the shares of TEAMtalk Media Group. Ukbetting represented by Beeson Gregory. Linklaters acted for financiers UBS Warburg. Berwin Leighton Paisner (Ian Brent) advised Experian on its £1.8m acquisition of Business Strategies Holdings, an economic and forecasting consultancy. Business Strategies represented by Ronaldsons. Ashurst Morris […]

Gibson Dunn scores Lehman triple

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has started work on its third European property take-private for Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners. All three deals have been valued at almost £1bn.Partner Wayne McArdle is advising the bank on a £1.1bn joint public takeover of Dutch property fund Uni-Invest with real estate developer Merwede.McArdle handled Lehman Brothers’ efforts to […]

Eversheds Newcastle head joins UK Land Estates

The senior partner of Eversheds’ Newcastle office has left to join property investment and development client UK Land Estates Corporate specialist Michael Spriggs will join the company in September this year as its managing director. First revealed on 24 July

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