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Mayer Brown loses real estate litigation head to RadcliffesLeBrasseur

The London office of US firm Mayer Brown has seen real estate litigation head Simon Hartley quit the firm to join Westminster firm RadcliffesLeBrasseur. Hartley, whose focuses include rent review and professional negligence claims, joins the firm’s property litigation and dispute resolution team as a partner having worked at Mayer Brown since 2008. His departure […]

RPC hires Asia COO from Goodwin Proctor to drive growth

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) has appointed a chief executive officer for its nascent Asia practice to lead the development of the regional base. Working alongside Asia senior partner David Smyth, Jennifer Fennerty will take responsibility for managing all of RPC’s non-legal operations in Asia, including strategy, business planning, finance, human resources and business development. The […]

Ted Cominos

Edwards Wildman wins Greek private equity mandate following CMS hire

Edwards Wildman and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have won roles advising on New York-based private equity group Paine & Partners’ investment into Greek-based irrigation company Eurodrip. The deal sees Paine, which invests in food and agriculture companies, acquire around 65.7 per cent of outstanding shares from Eurodrip’s owner Global Finance. The sale is valued at around […]

Kennedys in merger talks with Gates and Partners

Aviation firm Gates and Partners has entered into merger talks with Kennedys. It is understood that the talks are at an early stage but if a deal was to go ahead Kennedys would gain a foothold in the aerospace and aviation sector, a significant area for the Lloyd’s of London insurance market. Gates and Partners […]

Robert Davies

Dangers lurk in new contracts

How George Osborne’s employee-owner contracts could reduce workers’ engagement with businesses Chancellor George Osborne last week unveiled proposals to increase employee share ownership by enabling employers to offer a new kind of employment contract called an employee-owner. Under the proposals employees could be awarded £2,000 to £50,000 of shares that will not be subject to […]

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