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Eversheds promotions down a quarter on 2013

Eversheds has made up 12 lawyers in the UK and nine internationally, adding a total of 21 to its partnership with effect from tomorrow (1 May). Last year Eversheds made up 28 lawyers, with more than 60 per cent of the new partners based outside the UK (30 April 2013). This year the firm’s company […]

Support staff cut ahead of May Day mergers

This year’s May Day will mark the launch of various mergers, notably the £277m tie-up of CMS Cameron McKenna and Dundas & Wilson. But the traditional spring holiday will bring bad news to some, with the two firms together axing 60 support roles ahead of their merger deadline. The cuts include 40 support roles at […]

Argentum exits the Association of Litigation Funders

It isn’t so long since the litigation funding market felt the shockwaves reverberating from Mr Justice Christopher Clarke’s judgment in the Excalibur v (1)Texas Keystone; (2) Gulf Keystone ruling. The case was thrown out and two of the three funders behind Excalibur’s case were exposed as being insolvent. All this raised some serious questions about […]


Dundas makes up one partner ahead of CMS merger, CMS promotes 30

CMS Cameron Mckenna has made up 30 partners in its latest promotions round but Dundas & Wilson has only promoted one ahead of the merger between both firms this week (1 May). CMS included Dundas’ only new partner, real estate consultant Margaret McLean, as part of its own announcement today in anticipation of the tie-up […]

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Pharma and biotech M&A market in full health

Telecoms and tech have been at the top of the M&A tree so far this year. Who would have thought that the trendy duo would be temporarily eclipsed by a sector trading in Botox and zimmer frames? But, over the past week, global healthcare has well and truly emerged as the sector of the moment. […]

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