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CC’s Popham joins Citigroup as vice-chair of EMEA banking

Clifford Chance’s former senior partner Stuart Popham is joining Citigroup as vice-chairman of EMEA banking at the end of April. One of the best known figures in the City, Popham was senior partner at the magic circle firm from 2002 until he stepped down at the end of last year to make way for Malcolm […]

A&O and Links steer Schaeffler and banks through refinancing

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Linklaters both landed roles on Schaeffler Group’s debt financing, which saw the company cut its debt by e2.8bn (£2.46bn). A&O, led by banking partners Walter Uebelhoer in Munich and Oliver Waldburg in Frankfurt, advised ball bearing manufacturer Schaeffler. For Linklaters banking partners Stephen Lucas in London and Marc Trinkaus in […]

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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 […]

Fried Frank ‘lifer’ swells Milbank City partnership

Fried Frank has lost the head of its European capital markets and finance ­practice to Milbank. Tim Peterson, a corporate partner since 1992 and ­resident in Fried Frank’s London office, joined Milbank today (28 March). He specialises in international debt and equity securities offerings, leveraged finance and debt restructurings. Peterson’s clients include Virgin Media, which he advised […]

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Employment Tribunal unequivocal on discrimination stance as gay lawyer wins action

A gay lawyer who discovered a note from one of his firm’s partners that accused him of giving work to his “batty boy mate” has won a discrimination fight against the firm. The decision comes amid a rise in claims of homophobic discrimination. Figures from the Employment Tribunal show an increase of almost 20 per […]

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