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Private equity bidder Energy Capital Partners has swooped in to acquire London-listed Biffa in a deal valued at £1.3bn. Latham & Watkins advised the PE house, which focuses on acquiring assets in the energy transition space and spans electrification, decarbonisation and renewables. Latham’s team was led by London corporate partners David Walker and Douglas Abernethy, […]
Bristol-headquartered Burges Salmon has reported a revenue growth of 10 per cent from £108.7m to £119.2m for the financial year 2021/2022. The firm also saw an uptick of 5 per cent in operating profits and an increase in 1 per cent in profits per equity partner (PEP) from £512,000 to £517,000. The previous year, the […]
Squire Patton Boggs has fended off an unfair dismissal claim by a former associate, who was made redundant in 2020 after low levels of work in its disputes team. A judgment released by the Employment Tribunal noted how Maria Davies was a level one associate in the law firm’s London office along with four others. […]
Reg Dhanjal has been appointed as the new general counsel at Aldermore Bank. Dhanjal moves from global payment company WorldFirst, where he has been group general counsel for over four years. Dhanjal started his legal career as a trainee solicitor at Simmons & Simmons, after which he qualified into the technology team at Bird & […]
Amid a swathe of lateral hires in April, The Lawyer observed how a certain magic circle firm had stayed out of the party. Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and Linklaters had all dipped their toes in the City partner recruitment market more than once over 2021/22, while Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer had been absent from the […]
Davis Polk & Wardwell, which guided Made.com on its London listing last year, is now advising the furniture retailer as it undertakes a strategic review of the business. The US firm’s London office was brought in to work with Made.com in May 2021, with partner Will Pearce leading on the float. The Lawyer understands that […]
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