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The old saying goes that necessity is the mother of invention, and this has perhaps never been better demonstrated than throughout 2020. ‘Necessity’ here is the lockdown resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. ‘Invention’ is demonstrated by the rapid pace with which we have all had to pivot our approach to day-to-day business, strategy and technology in response to the pandemic.
International law firm Paul Hastings, in collaboration with The Lawyer, conducted research seeking to determine trends in the rapidly evolving world of transatlantic acquisition finance. Insights for the project were gained through interviews and two roundtable discussions involving partners, heads of leveraged finance, in-house legal counsel and deal execution professionals from a diverse range of financial services, PPLs and corporate organisations. Download now to discover the findings’
Paul Hastings has scored a mandate acting for PE sponsor Abry on its buy-out of legal intelligence provider Chambers & Partners from Inflexion. The Lawyer has learnt that Abry Partners was spearheaded by London private equity head Anu Balasubramanian, with help from partners Jamie Holdoway and Arun Birla on tax, as well as Michael Wise for antitrust and Peter Hayes on finance. It is understood that Slaughter and May acted as legal counsel to Inflexion, Taylor Wessing acted for the […]
Paul Hastings continues to aggressively expand in London, swiping investment giant KKR’s restructuring guru, The Lawyer has learnt. It is understood that William Needham, managing director on the KKR credit team and head of European restructuring, is to make the move after having spent nearly 10 years at the firm. He previously spent three years as an associate at Weil Gotshal & Manges and trained at Jones Day. KKR is a marquee client for many City law firms. Indeed, Kirkland & […]
Firms are on the lookout for ESG talent, as Paul Hastings recruits a partner from Kirkland & Ellis’s London team. Ruth Knox has spent over two years at Kirkland as a partner in its ESG and impact practice. She previously spent 11 years at Linklaters before leaving for the US giant. The departure comes after Kirkland was targeted by a team raid by US rival Paul Weiss over summer, losing debt finance partners Neel Sachdev, Kanesh Balasubramaniam, Stefan Arnold-Soulby, capital markets […]
Eversheds Sutherland, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Paul Hastings are among a group of firms advising on the £465.4m purchase by Canada-headquartered car dealer group Alpha Auto Group (AAG) of British car dealership chain Lookers. The bidding vehicle for AAG, Global Auto Holdings, was advised by Skadden with M&A partner Simon Toms and banking partner Pete Coulton taking the lead alongside New York-based capital markets partner Ryan Dzierniejko. Rounding out the team were counsel Craig Kelly, corporate associates […]
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has bolstered its restructuring and insolvency offering in Paris with the hire of a partner from a US firm. Paul Hastings partner Guilhem Bremond will join the firm’s transactions practice, of which the restructuring team is a part, with almost three decades of experience on the debtor side of insolvency matters. Freshfields already boasted a creditor side team on these matters and was keen to bolster its work with Bremond’s practice. Freshfields has made a string of […]
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