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Claire Wilkinson

PE teacher: Claire Wilkinson, MVision

MVision GC Claire Wilkinson lives and breathes private equity, so much so that she is the industry guru on ethics.  Unusually for a general counsel, when Claire Wilkinson joined private equity adviser MVision 16 months ago it was to replace the company’s outgoing chief financial officer. This helps explain why less than half her workload […]

Flexible friends

Flexible working: one of those fabulous phrases that really can mean something unique for every person. It implies something different for, say, a gymnast or pole dancer than, one would hope, a magic circle corporate associate, for whom the ability to put one’s ankles behind one’s head probably comes in the non-essential skills category. Still, […]


Chadbourne sets sights on Istanbul practice

US firm Chadbourne & Parke is planning to launch an office in Istanbul later this year. The firm has built up an impressive roster of Turkish clients since hiring partner Ayse Yüksel from Debevoise & Plimpton’s New York office in 2004. They include Koza Altin, Koç Holding and Koza Gold. Yüksel, who is currently based […]

Latham promotes one City lawyer in latest round

Latham & Watkins has promoted six counsel to partner including London-based restructuring specialist  Holly Neavill. The other promotions are Benjamin Su in Beijing, Craig Stoehr in Doha, Thomas Vogel in Paris, Robert  Phillips in Silicon Valley and Sarah Nappi in Washington DC. Chairman and managing partner Robert Dell said: “These new partners bring their diverse […]

Keeping up with the Joneses

It is not in the public interest for expert witnesses who appear in court to be immune from law suits, the Supreme Court ruled today. The ruling has been welcomed by litigators who say the seven Supreme Court justices who decided the outcome of Jones v Kaney have in one ruling professionalised the expert witness […]

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