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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 […]

Shoosmiths partner wins national Client Choice Award for intellectual property

Shoosmiths is celebrating a national award win for client service after IP partner Gary Assim was named the UK’s ‘Intellectual Property – Copyright’ winner – for the second consecutive year – at the Client Choice Awards, 2015. Assim is national head of the intellectual property and creative industry group as well as leading the retail sector group […]


Quinn Emanuel reports 33 per cent increase in London revenue for 2014

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has reported a 33 per cent bounceback in London office revenue for 2014, with turnover rising to £26.2m from £19.8m in 2013. The increase in revenue follows a 28 per cent drop in turnover between 2012 and 2013 (5 March 2014). In 2012 Quinn Emanuel recorded London turnover of £27.5m […]

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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