3 September 2007

Dewey hires property in-houser for US finance group

Dewey Ballantine has poached former deputy general counsel of US property developing company KB Home for its global finance group. Charles Carroll will join the firm as partner in New York to work alongside department head Richard Shutran. Shutran said: “Charlie is highly regarded in the institutional finance community. Clients as well as lawyers at […]

Freshfields, Norton Rose and Macfarlanes steer D&G take-private

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Norton Rose and Macfarlanes have secured the UK’s first major public-to-private takeover since a global credit crunch hit the debt markets last month. The firms all scored major roles in the £524m takeover of Domestic & General Group (D&G), a FTSE250 company up until now. The deal was announced this morning. Freshfields […]

Charles Russell seeks to bolster private client arm with West End office launch

Charles Russell will launch its West End-based office on Monday (10 September) in a bid to ramp up its private client practice. The office, located in London’s King Street, SW1, will initially house two partners and six to eight associates. The firm aims to increase that number to around 12 lawyers by the end of […]

It ain’t who you sue it’s the way that you do it

Charles Russell possibly feels as if it’s going through The Loco-motion as Kylie Minogue’s former record producer Mike Stock – of Stock Aitken & Waterman fame – looks set to drag it through the High Court. The firm may have said to Stock “Don’t say goodbye, we’re Never gonna give you up”, but alas, Stock, […]

Charles Russell faces negligence claim from former Kylie producer

Charles Russell is heading for a High Court showdown with one of its former clients, record producer Mike Stock, who is suing the firm for negligence. Stock, who produced Kylie Minogue’s hit I Should Be So Lucky as part of pop producing trio Stock, Aitken & Waterman, is taking Charles Russell to court for more […]

Squire Sanders raids LeBoeuf for Russian real estate push

Squire Sanders has raided fellow US firm LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae for a head for its Russian real estate practice, part of a continued growth strategy in Russia and Eastern Europe. Dmitry Kunitsa, who was counsel at his former firm, is the first high-profile departure for LeBoeuf since it announced its forthcoming merger with […]

Links scores key role on Kazakhmys acquisition

Linklaters got the nod on a key acquisition by FTSE100 mining client Kazakhmys, Kazakhstan’s biggest copper producer. Corporate partner and head of mining Charlie Jacobs said the magic circle firm got to know the client after working on its 2005 flotation. Norton Rose advised Kazakhmys on its London IPO, while Linklaters advised the underwriters. Although […]

Just like starting over

Following a lengthy process of deliberation, US firm Proskauer Rose is on the verge of launching its London office, pinching O’Melveny & Myers private equity head Matthew Hudson to lead its assault on the London market. (see story) Hudson said he was excited about taking on a fresh challenge when he spoke exclusively to The […]

4 Paper Buildings raids 9 Gough Square for nine-strong family team

Common law set 9 Gough Square has lost nine of its barristers to family chambers 4 Paper Buildings. All nine barristers, including Alex Verdan QC and John Tughan, are specialists in the law relating to children. Their appointments make 4 Paper Buildings the leader in that field, the set claims. Susan Baldock, James Shaw and […]

Davis Polk strengthens Paris with hire of Jeantet chief

Davis Polk & Wardwell has bolstered its corporate practice in Paris with the hire of Jeantet Associes managing partner Georges Terrier and corporate partner Christophe Perchet. Terrier was managing partner at French independent Jeantet for seven years prior to joining Davis Polk, while Perchet spent six years as partner there after joining from Freshfields Bruckhaus […]

Ashurst raids magic circle again for German hire

Ashurst has continued its strategy of poaching magic circle lawyers in Germany by taking on an Allen & Overy (A&O) international capital markets associate. Christoph Enderstein will join Ashurst in October as counsel in the Frankfurt office’s structured finance group. He pushes Ashurst’s banking and finance group in Germany to 15 lawyers, including three partners. […]

Links names Asian investment management group head

Linklaters has appointed Michael Guilday as head of its Asian investment management group (IMG) following the departure of Graham Turl in April. Guilday, who was senior managing associate in Linklaters’ London investment management group from 2002 to 2004, rejoins the firm following a three-year stint with Australian-based firm Allens Arthur Robinson, where he was senior […]

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