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Cleary promotes London trio in global promos round

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has promoted two London-based lawyers to its partnership and one to counsel as part of a global promotions round that will see eight made up to partner and four to counsel. The new partners in the London office are corporate and financial transactions lawyers Gabriele Antonazzo and Polina Lyadnova, while […]

Charles Guan

Charles Guan, Grandall Law Firm, Shanghai

Due to rapid changes brought by market development and transition, legal service has to keep developing to adapt to such dramatic changes. Name: Charles GuanPosition: Managing partner, Grandall Law Firm (Shanghai) What was your first-ever job? (prior to becoming a lawyer)In-house counsel of a national commercial bank Where did you study? (give dates) East China […]

Alexander Griffith

DLA and Squire Sanders Leeds team lead on financing by GE and Ares

DLA Piper and a UK team from Squire Sanders landed roles on a deal by GE Capital and Ares Capital Europe to provide unitranche debt facilities to Callcredit Information Group. This is the first deal from GE and Ares’ joint venture for unitranche funding in Europe, to which the companies have committed €1.75bn. In this […]


SC Andrew chases stormtrooper client for £3.5m legal bill

A British engineer who won a Star Wars copyright row is being pursued by his own lawyers for £3.5m owed in court costs. SC Andrew partner Seamus Andrew represented Andrew Ainsworth and his business Shepperton Design Studios when they were sued by Lucasfilm in 2006 over the IP rights to the stormtrooper helmets for the […]


Local authority bodies moot merger as Law Society reviews grant

Solicitors in Local Government (SLG), the professional body representing the 4,000 local government lawyers in England and Wales, is proposing to merge with The Association of Council Secretaries and Solicitors (ACSeS) in a bid to provide a ‘single voice’ on local authority legal issues. The proposals, which will be put to SLG members at an […]

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