Five City lawyers make the grade in Hogan Lovells promotions

Hogan Lovells has unveiled its new partner class for 2021, with five lawyers in London attaining promotion. Of the five City members, Yasmin Waljee becomes Hogan Lovells’ first pro bono partner in Europe having been a longtime leader of the firm’s efforts outside the US. Other London lawyers reaching promotion are Francis Booth, Oliver Humphrey […]

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City firms called up as Paperchase teeters on the brink

Browne Jacobson is among the firms drafted in on the expected administration of Paperchase, as high street retail carnage continues into the New Year. The stationery chain has filed a notice to appoint administrators from PwC, instructing Browne Jacobson’s head of insolvency and dispute resolution John Adams and corporate finance partner Roger Birchall. It is understood […]

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Freshfields and Addleshaws called up on MGM’s £8.1bn bid for Entain

Addleshaw Goddard and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are among the firms acting on MGM Resorts’ £8.1bn blockbuster bid for Ladbrokes owner Entain. The firms are jointly acting for FTSE 100 listed betting and gaming group Entain, which has rebuffed the offer, stating that it “significantly undervalues the company and its prospects”. Entain, formerly known as GVC, […]

We should preserve the progress made towards truly working flexibly

VISA Europe’s deputy general counsel and company secretary Prini Pithouse talks to The Lawyer about reaching the right balance between work and home life, the advantages and disadvantages of online board meetings and promoting inclusion and diversity in a virtual environment. In your opinion, what are the benefits of working remotely that we just should […]

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Clydes’ senior partner steps down after a year

Clyde & Co is set for further management changes as its senior partner Peter Hirst prepares to leave the firm after just over a year in the role. Hirst was appointed to the top job last year, with his term starting in November 2019. The position had opened up after his predecessor Simon Konsta stepped […]