Clifford Chance and Kirkland lead in fresh bid for Inmarsat

Clifford Chance and Kirkland & Ellis are acting in a fresh takeover approach of British satellite company Inmarsat by a private equity-led consortium, in a deal that would value it at about $3.3bn (£2.5bn) and take it private. The magic circle firm has rallied a team in London and Washington, led by corporate partners Lee […]


Two corporate giants on call for Deutsche Bank’s proposed banking tie-up

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Hengeler Mueller are the lead firms advising Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank on their proposed merger. The Lawyer understands that Freshfields is working with Deutsche Bank, a longstanding client of the firm. City-based Sundeep Kapila is the firm’s global relationship partner for the bank, while partner Gunnar Schuster is believed to hold […]

Shoosmiths boosts technology capabilities with strategic hire

UK law firm Shoosmiths has appointed corporate partner James Klein, who is expected to significantly rack up Shoosmiths’ presence in the tech and digital space. James has been brought in to head the London corporate team at Shoosmiths. His areas of expertise include domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, corporate restructuring and reorganisations and joint ventures. […]

At a glance guide to Jersey schemes of arrangement

Increasing numbers of complex and high-value cross-border M&A deals are being effected by way of scheme of arrangement in Jersey. Ogier’s Jersey team has worked on the two highest value schemes on record – our combined corporate and dispute resolution teams have significant experience and expertise in this area. Onshore counsel will be familiar with […]

Ogier advises Scotiabank on Dominican Republic bank acquisition

By Simon Schilder, Christian Burns-Di Lauro Ogier has advised Scotiabank on its acquisition of 97.4% of Banco Dominicano del Progreso in the Dominican Republic. The acquisition, which received regulatory approval by the Superintendency of Banks and the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, doubles Scotiabank’s customer base in the Dominican Republic. […]

DLA Piper grabs mandate on LK Bennett administration

DLA Piper has earned a first time instruction from ailing upmarket clothing brand LK Bennett, which yesterday confirmed it had called in the administrators. The firm is understood to have pipped Taylor Wessing and Mishcon de Reya to the post, which have both previously represented the retailer and its founder Linda Bennett in the past. […]


Paul Hastings targets infrastructure with key Hogan Lovells hire

US firms are ramping up their efforts to secure infrastructure talent in the City, with Paul Hastings the latest outfit to recruit a corporate partner with a focus on the energy and natural resources sector. The Lawyer can reveal that Hogan Lovells partner Steven Bryan is leaving Hogan Lovells for Paul Hastings’ City office. It […]


Cleary joins City duo on sale of Times Higher Education

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has bagged the lead mandate for TPG in its sale of university rankings guide Times Higher Education. The deal sees TPG sell Times Higher Education to a vehicle owned by Inflexion Private Equity. Times Higher Education gathers data, rankings and content on universities around the world, and has clients including […]

Latham capital markets partner defects to Cooley

Cooley has hired a capital markets partner from Latham & Watkins to boost one of the office’s most profitable practice areas. The firm has recruited partner Claire Keast-Butler, marking Cooley’s second corporate hire globally from another US player in a matter of days. Keast-Butler has spent over fourteen years within the London capital markets practice […]

Conyers advises Nuance Communications on sale of document imaging division to Kofax

Conyers recently advised Nuance Communications, Inc. (“Nuance”) on the US$400 million sale of its Document Imaging Division to Kofax, Inc., which closed on 1 February 2019. Nuance is a multinational software technology corporation listed on NASDAQ (NASDAQ:NUAN) and a leading innovator in conversational artificial intelligence. David Cooke and William Cooper of Conyers’ Bermuda office advised […]

Conyers advises on $300m sale of Six Senses to Intercontinental Hotels

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised funds managed by Pegasus Capital Advisors on the sale of Six Senses Resorts and Hotels to the Intercontinental Hotels Group. Six Senses currently manages 16 hotels and resorts, with properties in the Maldives, the Seychelles, Thailand, Oman and Portugal amongst others. Partner Anton Goldstein, Counsel Nicholas Kuria and Associate […]

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