Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has announced it will be relocating nearly 500 staff from its current Finsbury Square and Exchange House sites to a new office in Canary Wharf in September 2018. The move will see the entirety of its staff in Finsbury Square and a handful from its head London office set up close […]
Eversheds Sutherland and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) have acted on the near £700m sale of British-owned engineering company, John Guest Holdings to Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC). Eversheds acted for John Guest’s shareholders, led by M&A partner Chris Halliday, with legal director Wyn Jones and senior associate Hannah Kaye. John Guest is one of Europe’s biggest suppliers of plastic fittings […]
Provider Elevate has purchased in-house consulting and tech company Yerra Solutions, the fourth acquisition to be made by the alternative legal services provider in under three months. The move allows Elevate to expand its offering for clients in the financial service sector. Founded in Basel, Switzerland, around the same time Elevate was first launched, Yerra Solutions […]
Slaughter and May has recorded its retention for spring 2019, keeping on 34 out of 35 qualifiers, or 97 per cent. In a statement, the firm said: “Our overall retention rate remains in line with previous years and we would like to congratulate all of our newly qualified associates.” It is the second firm to […]
Baker McKenzie is rolling out a compliance benchmarking tool to help clients improve their response to sharper regulation worldwide, as new research shows negligence in the attitude of the world’s biggest companies. Launched one year ago as a UK-focused product, Connected Compliance was originally born out of a survey of more than 500 British multinational companies. […]
The UK’s top law firms are pushing on with their preparation on the basis of a no-deal Brexit, including plans to change the legal structures of their EU offices – many of which are organised as an English LLP.
Dorsey & Whitney is strengthening its London finance and restructuring team with the hire of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) corporate trusts specialist Helena Nathanson and senior associate Paul Regan, both of whom have joined the firm as partners in the firm’s finance and restructuring group. Nathanson in particular is well known in the market, […]
Following his involvement as one of the 30+ speakers at our recent Managing Risk and Litigation conference, Jenner & Block’s co-chair of international arbitration Charlie Lightfoot talks to The Lawyer about amends to the UK’s Arbitration Act, the most common drafting error of arbitration clauses and trends emerging in international arbitration. Some commentators have suggested […]