9 October 2000

Baker & McKenzie adds US tax partner to its London office

Baker & McKenzie (B&M) is adding a US tax partner to its London office from accountants Deloitte & Touche. The move is thought to make the firm only the second in the City to offer both UK and US tax advice – after Allen & Overy nabbed US partner Stephen Fiamma from the London office […]

Bird & Bird in "first" Anglo-Swedish merger

Gedda, a nine partner firm with a strong commercial practice and growing communications, IT and media practice, will assume Bird & BIrd’s name from the beginning of December. It is believed to be the first ever merger between a UK and Swedish law firm.

Olswang takes on Biddle's head of media

Olswang has recruited a new partner to its IP practice. Kim Walker joins the firm from Biddle, where he was head of the media department. Andrew Inglis, head of Olswang’s IP practice which currently employs 22 lawyers, including 4 partners, explains that the appointment is to meet current market demands. He says: “The commercial IP […]

A&O takes Nauta Dutilh IP partner

Sven Klos concentrates largely on litigation in respect to patents, copyright law, trade mark law and advertising and media. Commenting on the appointment, Sietze Hepkema, senior partner of Allen & Overy Amsterdam says”The appointment of Sven is not only a testament to A&O’s ability to attract reputed specialists with established reputations, but also a measure […]

Financing

Issuer: British TelecommunicationsAdviser to issuer: Linklaters & Alliance on UK law

Fusion Oil and Gas

Fusion Oil and Gas admitted to AIM. Fusion Oil and Gas, advised by Norton Rose (Simon FT Cox). Nominated broker is Old Mutual Securities, advised by Ashurst Morris Crisp (Jeffrey Sultoon).

Wilson

Wilson Bowden sells Nottingham leisure scheme to BP Pension Fund for £50m. Wilson Bowden advised by Linklaters (Martin Elliot), BP Pension Fund advised by Maxwell Batley.

World Online

World Online may be doing battle with its investors, but that has not stopped it hooking up with Italian internet operator Tiscali. The £5.9bn deal comes only months after World Online’s much-hyped IPO on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. Investors are claiming that the company did not present all the evidence it should have in its […]

Barracuda

Barracuda and PPM Ventures buy Ambishus Pub Company for £38.2m. Barracuda and PPM Ventures advised by Clifford Chance (Simon Tinkler). Ambishus represented by CMS Cameron McKenna (Andrew Sheach). The Bank of Scotland provided senior debt, advised by DLA (Philip Butler).

CORPORATE

World Online merges with Tiscali in £5.9bn share offer. World Online advised by Linklaters & Alliance (Jeremy Parr), De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek (Jan Willem de Boer) and Gianni Origoni & Partners (Francesco Gianni). Tiscali advised by Allen & Overy (Alan Paul) and Brosio Casati e Associati (Roberto Casati).

REAL ESTATE

Morgan Stanley completes $462m (£317.3m) loan for six limited partnerships part-owned by MEPC and Westfield. Morgan Stanley advised by Denton Wilde Sapte (Mark Menhennet), MEPC advised by Linklaters, Westfield advised by Nabarro Nathanson.

The path to enlightenment

The law is attracting increasing amounts of students. There are a huge number of potential recruits working their way through undergraduate degrees, vocational courses, traineeships and pupillages. At the same time, law firms have become increasingly aware of the value of young lawyers, and they now plan the nurturing of trainees with care. From the […]

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