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John Whittle, Keoghs

Keoghs prepares for private equity investment after gaining ABS approval

North West insurance firm Keoghs is on the cusp of receiving a cash injection from private equity house LDC after gaining approval for its ABS conversion. Keoghs” src=”/Pictures/web/n/d/m/John-Whittle-Keoghs-15_150.jpg” /> John Whittle, Keoghs The firm announced this morning that the SRA has cleared its ABS application, with LDC, which is part of the Lloyds Banking Group, […]


Work Life Quiz: Steven Martin, Antony Hodari & Co

What do you do at weekends? Spend time with my family, play golf, coach U9s rugby. What was your first-ever job? Labouring on a building site. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Doing a seat in conveyancing. Where’s the best place to go if you want to find out what’s really going on […]


Linklaters heads to CoA on Commerzbank bonus fight

Matrix Chambers’ Tom Linden QC will tomorrow (6 November) attempt to persuade the Court of Appeal (CoA) to give Germany’s Commerzbank permission to appeal the bankers’ bonus case it lost earlier this year. Linklaters managing associate Jillian Naylor has instructed Linden for the CoA oral hearing after the bank was refused permission to appeal on […]

Wolfgang Grobecker

Magic circle trio joins Latham on €1.5bn private equity bid for German retailer

Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance and Linklaters are among the firms winning advisory roles on a joint €1.5bn (£1.2bn) bid for Germany’s Douglas Holding by private equity group Advent International and the high-street retailer’s founding family. Latham & Watkins and German firm P+P Pöllath & Partners also advised on the buyout, which follows months […]

Donald Trump

Donald Trump – handle with care

Renewables work-loving Dundas advises wind farm-hating billionaire. Awkward Dundas & Wilson has been advising Donald Trump on his controversial Aberdeenshire golf resort since day one. Real estate partner Allan Wernham – now co-managing partner – won the instruction to advise the Trump Organisation on its site purchase seven years ago and his firm has enjoyed […]

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