Three firms lead on Made.com’s London listing

Davis Polk & Wardwell has won the mandate to advise furniture retailer Made.com on its imminent London listing. Partner Will Pearce is the lead partner advising from Davis Polk, as Made.com plans to raise £100m for the float. Meanwhile Latham & Watkins partner Chris Horton is at the helm for the banks, which include JP […]

Addleshaws injects £4m into innovation arm

Addleshaw Goddard has restructured its innovation function in light of a £4m investment into new products and services. The firm’s innovation and technology team, led by partner Kerry Westland, has been overhauled to better deploy its growing headcount of 36 people in specific client and internal activities in its alternative offerings space. It comes as […]

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CMS and Clydes jump on special bonus bandwagon

CMS and Clyde & Co are to dish out bonuses to their workforces, mirroring similar reward measures in other firms. The Lawyer has learned that CMS has made the internal announcement as a ‘thank you’ to its headcount for their work during the pandemic. The bonus – which equates to 5 per cent of an […]

Dechert issues robust defence against ENRC “conspiracy” claims

Dechert today described allegations made against former partner Neil Gerrard and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) as “stuff of conspiracy”, as it launched its defence against a £70m claim from ENRC. Dechert’s response came on day two of proceedings in the 11-week trial in the High Court, as it argued that the ENRC has skilfully […]