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M&A specialist promoted to partner at Schoenherr

Thomas Kulnigg has been made a partner at Schoenherr. A specialist for M&A transactions and corporate law, Kulnigg has worked at the Vienna head office since 2006, advising clients primarily from the IT, technology, industrial and financial sectors on their national and international transactions.

Ogier managing associates called to the Guernsey bar

Bryon Rees and Christopher Jones, managing associates of Ogier, were called to the Guernsey Bar on Monday 2 February 2015.  Rees and Jones have successfully completed the Guernsey Bar exams and the Certificat d’Études Juridiques Françaises et Normandes, which requires three months’ study at Caen University in Normandy. 
 Rees joined Ogier in 2005 and […]

Gateley appoints new partners Rattray and Raize to London team

Gateley has expanded its London team with the appointment of two new partners. Craig Rattray joins the firm’s commercial, technology and media team and Steven Raize has been appointed to the firm’s corporate team. New Zealand-born Rattray is a technology, commercial and payment services specialist and joins the firm from Olswang, where he was a partner […]

Bank of England

Travers earns £2m for key role on Bank of England’s forex investigation

Travers Smith was paid £2.2m for its work on an independent inquiry into the Bank of England’s alleged foreign exchange (forex) fixing claims. In total, the inquiry cost the bank £2.93m, of which 68 per cent was paid to Travers.  One Essex Court’s Tony Grabiner QC, who was appointed in March 2014 to oversee the […]


The in-house interview: Competition and Markets Authority GC Sarah Cardell

Taking on big banks and energy giants means the new competition watchdog needs a strong legal team, and GC Sarah Cardell is the one designing it. The newly formed Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) general counsel Sarah Cardell has had the privileged role of designing its legal structure from scratch. On taking up the role […]

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