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Moves: 23 February 2015

Move of the week Gateley has hired Craig Rattray to join the firm’s commercial, technology and media team in London. Rattray joins from Olswang where he was a commercial partner, advising clients across a number of practice areas including commercial, regulatory, corporate finance and tax. His new role will focus on growing the Gateley’s presence […]


Change, diversity and boardroom struggles on the agenda at the Global Law Summit

Lawyers from all walks of the profession and all around the world are gathering in London this week to debate the key trends affecting the industry – including the role of government in preserving access to justice and how the rule of law affects the world of business. The first day of the Global Law […]

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Linklaters and HSF advise on revived Aldermore IPO

Linklaters and Herbert Smith Freehills are among the firms to win a spot advising on the initial public offering of challenger bank Aldermore. It is the second time that the lender has announced its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange, after its first attempt was pulled in October 2014.  Last year, the bank […]

Royal Mail GC delivers as change sweeps through the postal service

Royal Mail general counsel Neil Harnby has navigated a controversial IPO, negotiated an agreement with the industry’s union and made the legal team central to Royal Mail’s decision-making, and led a major shake up of its external advisers. In this week’s in-house interview Harnby reveals the complexity of the £3.3bn IPO , which was the […]

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