On-demand webinar: Transforming public procurement

The recently published Green Paper on transforming public procurement sets out how the government aims to speed up and simplify procurement processes in the UK.

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Allen & Overy is among the firms advising as embattled financial company Greensill Capital files for administration. The magic circle firm is understood to have picked up the mandate for the company, with partners Katrina Buckley, Joel Ferguson and Ian Field at the helm of the team. They are working opposite their former A&O colleague […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has appointed its next senior partner following a contested election for the position. The election comes as incumbent James Palmer prepares to step down after more than six years in the role. The partnership’s vote has gone to Sydney-based corporate partner Rebecca Maslen-Stannage, who in May will become senior partner and […]

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Two partners in two days: Simpson Thacher lands Kirkland hire

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has added a funds partner to its London office, a day after announcing the hire of Blackstone’s EMEA general counsel Geoffrey Bailhache. The US firm has taken on Kirkland & Ellis’ James Board, a member of its funds practice. He joined as a partner in 2017 from Ropes & Gray, where […]

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New Look general counsel Laura Battley has moved across to Watches of Switzerland, less than two years after the latter’s listing on the London Stock Exchange. Battley joins the FTSE 250 British watch retailer after five years as GC and company secretary at New Look. She began her legal training at Slaughter and May in […]

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