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Tina Williams

How to navigate your merger

Mergers in the legal world are not rare and they may yet become commonplace. So says a recent report into consolidation in the legal marketplace*. Ninety-five per cent of more than 100 of The Lawyer’s UK 200 that responded to a recent survey forecast further consolidation in the top tier over the next two years. […]

Ogier discusses how to divorce-proof structures and succession arrangements

Ogier’s head of private client and trusts, Sally Edwards, discussed ways to ‘divorce-proof’ a new structure with an audience of private client practitioners at a London conference on 25 February, 2015. The IBCCross-Border Wealth Planning for Divorce event, described as the ‘go to’ conference for trust and family practitioners,covers the practical impact of divorce on structures […]


It’s a Ball for Skadden and Slaughters in revived public M&A market

Insurance and drinks cans aren’t usually the most scintillating of topics. But they’ve certainly had tongues wagging among public M&A lawyers over the past couple of weeks. First up, insurance. Last week saw Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings’ offered £1.22bn for UK insurance company Brit. That deal handed mandates to a whole raft of law firms, […]

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Baker Botts scores Trowers big-hitters for Dubai office

Baker Botts has announced the hire of Trowers & Hamlins’ United Arab Emirates (UAE) head Abdullah Mutawai and head of international disputes Lucas Pitts in a boost to its Dubai offering. Mutawi joins the US firm’s corporate team, while Pitts will be a member of the firm’s international litigation practice, both in Dubai. The hires […]

$500m Aircastle senior notes offering smoothed by Conyers Dill & Pearman

Conyers Dill & Pearman provided Bermuda law advice to Aircastle Ltd on the offering of $500m of its 5.5% senior notes, due 2022, which completed on 15 January. JP Morgan Securities, BNP Paribas Securities, Citigroup Global Markets, Credit Agricole Securities (USA), Deutsche Bank Securities, Goldman, Sachs, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA) and RBC Capital Markets  acted […]

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