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This week’s hits were dominated by interest in the news that Kirkland & Ellis’ London head Graham White had quit the firm to become Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson’s first-ever London managing partner. This will mark the first time the firm has bowed down to a leader other than New York-based chairman David Greenwald. […]

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What do fancy gentlemen’s outfitter Thomas Pink and ladies underwear retailer Victoria’s Secret have in common? According to Walker Morris, it is the pair’s shared use of the trademark PINK on their products. The firm outlines the recent court battle between the two, in which Thomas Pink brought a trademark infringement claim against Victoria’s Secret […]

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Pinsents set for managing partner election as Ryan steps down

Pinsent Masons managing partner David Ryan has decided not to seek re-election at the end of his current term in April 2015. There has not been a contested managing partner election at the firm since Ryan first took on the role in 1999. A statement released by the firm said that Ryan would remain heavily […]

Shoosmiths advises Court Collaboration on former Cadbury office building purchase

In the last two months, Shoosmiths has advised developer Court Collaboration on two Chinese-backed real-estate deals in Birmingham. The latest deal concerns the 1960s former Cadbury office building, Franklin House in Bournville, which is now being lined up for a high-quality residential scheme with up to 96 units. It has been purchased by Court Collaboration […]

DLA Piper advises Dignity Group on exchange offer and secured note issue

DLA Piper has advised Dignity Group on its exchange offer and further issue of secured notes, which was completed on 17 October 2014. The bond issue will be followed by a return of circa £64m to shareholders, equating to £1.20 per ordinary share. Following the transaction, the group’s annual debt service costs are expected to […]

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