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Kirkland & Ellis’s City chief quits for private equity role

The head of Kirkland & Ellis’s London office Jim Learner is leaving the firm to join a US private equity house. London managing partner Learner resigned yesterday. One Kirkland partner described Learner’s resignation as having come, “out of the blue”. “We’ll try to persuade him to stay,” added the partner. “He’s a great guy, this […]

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In-house heads of legal are facing real-terms pay cuts for the second year running as salary increases lag behind inflation. According to figures published by employment researcher IDS, in-house heads of legal have seen their salaries increase by an average of 2.5 per cent in the last year with average compensation standing at £132,310. However, […]

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Occupy LSX to appeal court’s eviction decision

Occupy London Stock Exchange (LSX) protestors are to appeal a High Court judgment handed down yesterday that ruled that the group must leave their camping ground outside St Paul’s Cathedral. It is understood that the group will seek leave to appeal in the Court of Appeal today (19 January). Mr Justice Lindblomrefused the protestors permission […]

DLA, Freshfields and Travers advise on Cinven’s CPA Global buyout

DLA Piper, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Travers Smith have all won roles on the proposed sale of legal process outsourcer CPA Global (CPA) to London-based private equity house Cinven.  Private equity house Intermediate Capital Group (ICG), which acquired a minority $440m stake in CPA in 2010 (1 February 2010), agreed to sell its holding to Cinven […]

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