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This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 31 May 2015

The race is on to make online shopping easier for consumers, and this week Eversheds looks at the increased use of ‘digital wallets’, a discussion that stems from the news that Visa Europe is expanding its digital wallet service. Digital wallet services allow consumers to store multiple card details online and select quickly which they […]

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Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields and Slaughters lead on Equinix’s £2.3bn acquisition of Telecity

Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Slaughter and May have all taken lead roles in data centre operator Equinix’s £2.3bn offer for London-based rival TelecityGroup.  Slaughter and May partners Richard Smith and John Papanichola advised Equinix on UK public company aspects of the acquisition, along with partners Mathew Tobin, Philippe Chappatte, Jonathan Fenn and […]

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Top 10 stories: 22-28 May 2015

This week’s top 10 stories have a heavy focus on money, with Linklaters looking at modifying its lockstep as well as reviewing salaries, Ashurst boosting pay and turnover rising across Europe. The news that Linklaters is mooting an overhaul of its lockstep was the most-read story of the week and came hot on the heels […]

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Gateley IPO: firm valued at £100m, senior management set to hold £3.2m stakes

Gateley will be valued at £100m following its 8 June IPO on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), according to regulatory filings, with its senior management team each holding shares worth at least £2.4m. The news follows yesterday’s announcement that the firm’s IPO on AIM will take place on 8 June (28 May 2015). Gateley is […]

Carey Olsen appoints Martin Jones to litigation and dispute resolution practice

Carey Olsen continues to grow its litigation and dispute resolution practice with the appointment of highly qualified offshore litigator, Martin Jones, who has joined the team in Guernsey as of counsel. Advocate Jones specialises in complex international and commercial financial litigation including trust and regulatory matters, cross-border fraud claims, multi-jurisdictional insolvency matters, asset tracing and […]

Serjeants’ Inn’s Elliot Gold wins internal discrimination and whistleblowing claim

Elliot Gold of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers has won the biggest internal discrimination and whistleblowing claim in Avon and Somerset constabulary’s history. Gold represented the force in this case involving allegations of harassment, victimisation and sex discrimination. Three women dog handlers brought combined claims against the constabulary involving 95 allegations of sex and whistleblowing discrimination and […]

Eversheds and PwC launch guide on developing renewables in Egypt

Eversheds has launched ‘Developing renewable energy projects – a guide to achieving success in the Middle East (Egypt)’ with PwC’s Middle East Sustainability and Renewable Centre of Excellence and Egyptian firm Shahid Law. The guide focuses on Egypt’s current opportunities in renewable energy after the announcement of the new feed-in-tariff scheme by the Egyptian government […]

Scotland

Blackstone Lockerbie QC appointed Advocate General for Scotland

Blackstone Chambers’ silk Richard Keen QC has been appointed advocate general for Scotland by Prime Minister David Cameron in a continuation of his cabinet reshuffle. The role positions Keen at the top of the UK Government’s Scottish legal team and as one of the most senior lawyers in Westminster. He will provide legal advice and […]

Osborne Clarke’s Berg: “It’s all about continuity”

At the beginning of this year, Osborne Clarke welcomed in a new UK managing partner after Simon Beswick stepped down after a 12-year run. Now entering his sixth month in the role, Ray Berg explains how he intends to continue Beswick’s legacy. “One of my main aims in my first year is for a smooth […]

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Freshfields loses Australia country lead to Ashurst

Ashurst has appointed London corporate partner James Wood from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was the partner in charge of the firm’s Australian relationships and a key player in the firm’s energy and mining team. Wood originally trained and qualified in his native Australia before joining Freshfields as an associate in 1996. He was made […]

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