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SFO ordered to pay £7m in legal costs for Guildhall Chambers silk trial

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has been ordered to pay £7m in legal costs for Guildhall Chambers’ Stephen Davies QC and four other defendants cleared of fraud last year. Mr Justice Hickinbottom made the costs order this morning after throwing out the SFO’s case, known as ‘Celtic Energy’ against Davies and his fellow defendants last […]

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Fried Frank wins CVC as private equity client thanks to hires of White and Oates

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has advised on a first-time mandate for private equity house CVC Capital Partners, following a number of strategic lateral hires. The firm advised the London-based private equity giant on its acquisition of software company Wireless Logic from ECI Partners.  The debut instruction for Fried Frank follows its hire of […]

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 15 February 2015

Do you blog? If your response to that is to turn your nose up and dismiss blogging as narcissists spewing out their ill-informed opinions to an uncaring internet, then you’re about a million years behind the times. Or five years anyway, which in web terms might as well be a million. Blogging has come a […]

London

HFW elects Marcus Bowman as managing partner

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) partners have elected Marcus Bowman as managing partner effective 1 April, replacing George Eddings after just two years in the role. The Lawyer revealed last week that Eddings was to face a challenge to his position, at which point the firm said an election would be held in March (2 February […]

Clean-air company that Walker Morris built wins innovation award

A pioneering technology developed by a spin-out company from the University of Salford has been recognised for its ingenuity at the Times Higher Education Awards. The Salford Valve Company was spun out from the university in 2013 and was assisted in its formation by a multidisciplinary team from Walker Morris comprising specialists from the  corporate, commercial […]

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