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10 stumbling blocks in a business exit

Every business exit is different and a seller’s requirements will vary depending on the nature of their target business, the parties involved and the wider commercial climate. Even so, common issues crop up regularly.



Clydes lures Irwin Mitchell real estate trio

A real estate team from Irwin Mitchell has defected to Clyde & Co, as the latter looks to expand its practice further in the north. Head of Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield real estate team Andrew Wallis, fellow real estate partner Kevin Fox and real estate finance partner Dean Gormley will join Clydes. In its Guildford office the […]

“The unplanned work-from-home revolution is here to stay”

Ahead of the In-house Financial Services Virtual Conference, Axiom’s Lewis Bowman and Nicola Dyke talk to The Lawyer about resilience, finding a different way of working in legal and how to successfully disrupt processes in a change-resistant sector like legal. What positives can you see emerging from this current crisis? We believe the current crisis is […]

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City trio win mandates as Warburg Pincus revives wealth manager tie-up

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Kirkland & Ellis and Macfarlanes have taken lead roles on the revised merger between wealth managers Tilney and Smith & Wiliamson. The original deal, struck last September, came under pressure in March when the Financial Conduct Authority reported concerns over the level of debt that the combined businesses would carry. The transaction […]


Reading the runes on reshuffles at Bakers, Hogan Lovells and HSF

In the final quarter of last year, three of the world’s largest law firms picked new CEOs from their comparatively small Hong Kong offices. Of the three – Baker McKenzie, Herbert Smith Freehills and Hogan Lovells – it’s just the latter that hasn’t officially ushered in its new leaders, with Miguel Zaldivar set to replace […]

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