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W&C London banking team gains five new partners

White & Case’s London office has bolstered its banking and capital markets capabilities with the promotion of five lawyers as part of its wave of partnership promotions for the year. The London-based office promoted Brian Conway, Peter Epp, Shawna Miller, Josh Parbhu and Jay Sadanandan from its banking and capital teams out of a total […]

Lawrence Graham, Sidley bag TV programmes sale

Lawrence Graham and Sidley Austin have advised Entertainment Rights on a mandate to take over the US-based owner of cult classics Lassie and The Lone Ranger. The firms advised Entertainment Rights, a UK-based independent media group specialising in the ownership of children’s programmes and characters, including Postman Pat and Basil Brush, on the $305m (£157.65m) […]

DLA Piper tie-up signals Africa push

DLA Piper has signalled its intention to spread throughout Africa in 2007 by extending its network of associated firms in a link-up with a Ghana-based firm. The exclusive agreement with Reindorf Chambers, effective from 15 January, makes the firm based in Ghana’s capital Accra the fifth African firm to join the DLA Piper Group. Six-lawyer […]

Salans takes 14 lawyers off Haarmann for Shanghai

Salans last week continued its programme of ramping up internationally with a 14-lawyer raid on Haarmann Hemmelrath in Shanghai. The group hire follows the firm’s acquisition of Travers Smith‘s entire Berlin office, including partner Karl Pilny, which joined on 1 January. Salans’ Shanghai office now comprises four partners and 18 associates and other legal staff. […]

Bond Pearce lands White & Case finance whizz

Bond Pearce has appointed White & Case London chief operating officer (COO) Chris Schulten as its new finance director. Schulten joins the Bristol-based firm after two years at New York-headquartered firm’s London office. But his role at White & Case is believed to have been in conflict with that of global COO Jim Latchford, who […]

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