Exclusive: Shearman global private equity head Soundy exits firm

Shearman private equity head Mark Soundy is leaving alongside one other Europe partner just days after the firm overhauled its partnership.

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Allen Overy

City talk: A&O’s Access win captures levfin lawyers’ attention

Few deals last year got the market talking as much as Access Group’s private debt refinancing, a bumper transaction involving 16 credit funds. In the past month, it emerged the software group had called in advisers again for a follow-on deal. The Lawyer understands that this time it was Allen & Overy that got the […]

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, BCLP

BCLP makes global cuts in business services

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) is cutting roles in its business services teams globally after an internal audit. The firm is making 47 of its business services positions redundant. The majority of the roles are based in the US with 34 people being made redundant across 17 of its offices in the country. A further […]

Bristows to open in Dublin

Bristows is set to open a hub in Dublin this summer to assist its quest to be the first firm through the doors of the new Unified Patent Court (UPC), opening 1 June 2023. The UPC will be a new patent court common to 17 European Union (EU) member states with exclusive jurisdiction over European […]

Solicitors Regulation Authority

Former DLA partner set for SDT hearing

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is taking its case against an ex-DLA Piper partner to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT). In February 2020, real estate lawyer Robert Arnison is alleged to have added the signature of a witness for a property deal ongoing at the time without their knowledge or consent.  He is then understood […]

AI in Action: Real-Life examples of how law firms and individuals are using AI today

  Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the legal industry, from contract analysis to legal research. But how are law firms and individuals actually using AI today? What are the benefits and challenges of implementing AI in legal practice? Join Everlaw for an engaging conversation about AI in action and its potential for transforming the legal […]

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