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Baker McKenzie

Baker & McKenzie acted for CA IB and Lehman Brothers on a $509m (£340m) international offering made by Polish oil company Nafta Polska for a 25 per cent stake in Polski Koncern Naftowy ORLEN (PKN ORLEN). The offering was the second stage in the privatisation of Polish refining and petrochemicals company PKN ORLEN. Securities partner […]

Perrin’s View

So Michael Napier won the election for Law Society president by a margin of two votes to one. Two to one, eh? Frankly, I’m surprised that as many as three members voted. Surely no profession can possibly have so many major grievances against its regulatory body? I don’t know about you, but for a while […]


Clifford Chance has hired nine partners in property, competition, finance and tax. They include property partners Robert Porter and Arthur Dyson from CMS Cameron McKenna, property partner Jonathan Solomon from Norton Rose and anti-trust litigator Elizabeth Morony from Linklaters. In New York, CC Rogers & Wells is taking on Donald Carden from O’Melveny & Myers, […]

Equitable Life legal bill reaches £2.5m

Equitable Life has had to pay out £2.5m in legal fees for the recent pensions test case which ended its mutuality. The legal battle has spanned 18 months and was advised by Denton Hall, now Denton Wilde Sapte. The test case, brought against Equitable Life when policyholders challenged its decision to lower guaranteed annuity rate […]

Morgan Lewis loses partner to e-company

Morgan Lewis & Bockius partner John Parker has left the business and finance department to join a new management team at new media and e-commerce company AirClic. Parker joins as executive vice president of business development and legal at the company. He says: “I was working with AirClic as its outside counsel. It is a […]

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