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Mayer Brown boosts revenue by 7 per cent to $1.2bn in 2014

US firm Mayer Brown has posted a 7 per cent increase from $1.14bn to $1.2bn (£785m) in its year-end financial results. The firm’s PEP also increased by 12.8 per cent, rising from $1.3m to $1.44m in 2014. This result follows the growth trend demonstrated last year, when the firm bucked the general trend and showed […]

Wonga plumps for Capquest legal head Flynn as new general counsel

This week we learnt that Wonga has appointed debt management company Capquest Group legal boss Bill Flynn as its new general counsel. Flynn’s appointment follows two senior departures from the pay-day loan company’s in-house team. In June 2014 general counsel Lucy Vernall quit to join internet lender Funding Circle. Vernall is understood to have reported […]

Eversheds appoints three new partners in banking, international trade and transport

Eversheds has expanded its Switzerland team with the appointment of three new partners in the areas of banking, international trade, transport and insurance. Patrick Eberhardt is an expert in international trade finance and advises banks, commodities traders, inspection agencies, logistic companies and insurers in contentious and non-contentious matters. As in-house counsel at the leading investment bank BNP […]

Shoosmiths helps Consilia Investments seal Allied Textiles deal

Shoosmiths has advised Consilia Investments on its co-investment with members of the target’s management, into a newco and the company’s subsequent acquisition of Allied Textiles from Chamonix Private Equity. Allied Textiles is a group of four textile manufacturing companies, situated in Rawtenstall and Nelson in Lancashire, Barnsley in South Yorkshire and Ashbourne in Derbyshire. They manufacture […]

Shoosmiths directs GBR Phoenix Beard over purchase of niche property business

Shoosmiths has advised property consultants GBR Phoenix Beard on the acquisition of Optic Asset Management, a niche property management company based in London and Leeds. Shoosmiths corporate partner Ben Turner led the deal with assistance from corporate solicitor Georgina Gurnhill, tax partner Kate Featherstone and employment solicitor Liz Parkin.

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