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Lee Ranson

Eversheds prepares ground for imminent Beijing launch

Eversheds is gearing up to launch an office in Beijing later this year as it awaits the “imminent” approval of its licence application. Eversheds first announced that it was going to open an office in Beijing in September 2010 (13 September 2010), after dispatching company commercial head Peter Halpin (now client service director) and head […]


Maclays employee gets community service for embezzlement

A former Maclay Murray & Spens employee been ordered to perform 166 hours of community service for embezzling more than £5,000 while working at the firm. Karen Ward, understood to have been an events manager at Maclays’ Edinburgh office, had earlier pleaded guilty to embezzling £5505.09 between 10 March 2010 and 19 July 2011, according […]

Solomon Wifa

O’Melveny and SJ Berwin join Burness on Lloyds’ £1bn private equity sell-off

O’Melveny & Myers and SJ Berwin led alongside Scottish firm Burness on Lloyds Banking Group’s sale of £1.05bn of private-equity assets to secondary specialist Coller Capital. Coller, the UK private equity group run by Jeremy Coller, acquired the investment portfolio for a fee of approximately £1.03bn, in one of the largest European secondary transactions to […]


Slaughters’ Boardman leads on Standard Chartered settlement

Slaughter and May partners Nigel Boardman and Richard Swallow have advised Standard Chartered in its $340m settlement over allegations of hidden Iranian transactions. Corporate partner Boardman and dispute resolution partner Swallow are instructed on the UK side, with Sullivan & Cromwell financial regulatory partner and senior chairman Rodgin Cohen and dispute resolution partner Samuel Seymour […]

Dundas appointed sole legal adviser to Anesco

Dundas & Wilson has been appointed sole legal adviser to energy efficiency solutions company Anesco. Dundas will work with Anesco – which is based in Reading and helps individuals, businesses and other bodies reduce reduce their energy usage – primarily on more complex projects. Thecompany’s head of legal Jeremy Cross, who joined the firm from […]

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