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’
Slaughter and May, Cravath Swaine & Moore and Paul Hastings have acted on The Daily Mail and General Trust’s (DMGT) £1.4bn sale of its insurance risk business RMS to Moody’s Corporation. Slaughters corporate partner David Watkins is leading for DMGT, with associates Max Schofield and Daniel Bell. Partner William Turtle is acting on competition matters while partner Gareth Miles is on tax. The firm is working as part of an integrated team with Cravath Swaine & Moore corporate partners Richard […]
Kirkland & Ellis has sought to develop its relationship with Starwood Capital Group in London through the hire of a Paul Hastings real estate finance lawyer. Usman Khan will join Kirkland as a partner at the end of September. He is an associate in the finance practice at Paul Hastings, where he began his legal training in 2012. He spent a short spell in Hogan Lovells’ Dubai office between May 2016 and January 2017, before returning to Paul Hastings in […]
Paul Hastings is to bring in a leveraged finance partner from Latham & Watkins’ City office, The Lawyer can reveal. Partner Adrian Chiodo has been a member of Latham’s finance department since 2011. He was previously a partner at Australian outfit Gilbert + Tobin, and prior to that an associate at Milbank and legacy Allens Arthur Robinson. As part of his practice, he advises on cross-border leveraged finance across the capital structure including US and European banking and corporate financings. His […]
Paul Hastings has taken on the UK head of Dentons’ private funds practice, the latest lateral joiner for the US firm’s London office. Paul Hastings has hired investment funds lawyer Ted Craig, who spent about two years at Dentons. He previously spent more than five years at funds-focused outfit MJ Hudson; he was also a senior associate for seven years at legacy SJ Berwin. Craig advises fund sponsors on the structuring and establishment of private funds and their related investment […]
White & Case has seen a further set of exits from its London white-collar practice to Paul Hastings, after the arrival of two investigations partners earlier this year. The US firm has taken on a four-strong team led by counsel Rebecca Copcutt, who will join as a partner. The firm is also taking on two associates from the same practice, including Tom Hickey and Fred Kelly, and professional support lawyer Adina Ezekiel. Copcutt spent six years at White & Case; […]
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