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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.

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While many commentators will now be disparaging Allen & Overy’s US practice, the firm with the bigger overseas headache is O’Melveny & Myers (OMM). Just this year Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld made several swoops on OMM’s London ranks, sending the latter’s partnership headcount to just three. O’Melveny has had plenty of time to […]

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A&O and O’Melveny: At last some realism about global mergers

Oh, this is cute. A&O’s overture to O’Melveny & Myers yet again underlines the magic circle firm’s reputation for lateral thinking. For the last five years A&O has been consistently rumoured to be on the verge of doing a deal with Shearman & Sterling. Bypassing New York in favour of a West Coast play – […]

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O’Melveny & Myers outgoing London head Solomon Wifa is set to join Willkie Farr & Gallagher today (15 June 2015), as the firm works to build its private equity and funds practices in London. O’Melveny named European regional transactions head and tax partner Jan Birtwell as its London office head last week, as Wifa stepped […]

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