22 Bishopsgate

Skadden prepares to leave Canary Wharf with 22 Bishopsgate signing

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has signed up for 65,000 square feet at 22 Bishopsgate, meaning it will leave its Canary Wharf base after 20 years. The firm will relocate its 250-strong London team to 22 Bishopsgate in late 2022, where it has agreed a 15-year lease. It will occupy the 38th to 40th […]

Mishcon de Reya

Tribunal fines Mishcon for SRA breach

Mishcon de Reya is facing a fine of £25,000 after the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) accepted an allegation regarding the firm’s client account failures, although a former partner has been cleared of wrongdoing. The result represented a partial success for the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), which failed to convince the tribunal that it was one of […]


Ashurst leads as Morrisons rejects £5.5bn takeover

Ashurst is in the driving seat for supermarket Morrisons, as it turns down a £5.5bn takeover bid from Clayton Dubilier & Rice. The supermarket giant turned down a conditional cash offer from CD&R of 230p per share, which it said “significantly undervalued” the business and its future prospects. Ashurst corporate lawyer Tom Mercer, and also […]

william hill

Linklaters and Latham seal £2.2bn sale of William Hill’s international operations

Linklaters and Latham & Watkins have acted on Caesars’ £2.2bn sale of William Hill’s non-US business to 888 Holdings, following a hotly-contested three horse race. Caesars Entertainment owns William Hill’s brand, its high street betting shops in the UK and online gambling operations throughout Europe by way a takeover of the British bookmaker just under […]