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Paul Hastings snares transatlantic Hogan Lovells trio

Paul Hastings has targeted Hogan Lovells’ corporate department for the second time this year, bringing in a team of three that includes London head of private equity Ed Harris. Harris is joining alongside Hogan Lovells counsel Leanne Moezi in London, who will become a partner. Partner Adam Brown is also moving across from Northern Virginia […]

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Addleshaws and Weil Gotshal lead on Abraaj funds sale

A raft of firms including Addleshaw Goddard, DLA Piper, Weil Gotshal & Manges and Debevoise & Plimpton have scored roles on Actis’s acquisition of stakes in the Middle East’s former biggest buyout firm, Abraaj. Following Albraaj’s filing for provisional liquidation in the Cayman Islands in June 2018, it underwent a complicated unwinding process after a […]

Latham names new Madrid leader following death of Picón

A former partner of DLA Piper has been appointed as the new head of Latham & Watkins’ Madrid office, following the passing of Juan Picón last month.  Ignacio Gómez-Sancha, who joined Latham as a corporate partner in the Spanish capital’s office in early 2018, will take on the managing role effective immediately.  Prior to that, […]

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Magic circle and US firms win roles on Thomas Cook rescue bid

Clifford Chance is among the firms advising as Chinese conglomerate Fosun confirms its proposed rescue bid for airline Thomas Cook. The deal would see investment company Fosun inject £750m into Thomas Cook as part of a proposed recapitalisation and separation of the group. Corporate partner Tim Lewis and finance partner David Towers led from Clifford Chance […]

Corporate trio sweep in on WPP’s latest billion-dollar sale

Allen & Overy, Paul Hastings and Weil Gotshal & Manges have scored lead roles on the latest private equity acquisition of a UK company, advising on the sale of data research business Kantar to private equity group Bain Capital. The US private equity group has bought 60 percent of shares in the market research company, […]

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Three partners to exit Greenberg’s London office

Two partners from Greenberg Traurig’s real estate group are leaving the firm for a rival US player, The Lawyer can reveal, while another member of its corporate team is also exiting for a new role. Real estate-focused private equity partner Tim Webb and colleague Emma Maher are to join K&L Gates, while corporate finance partner […]

US corporate powerhouses lead as Virgin Galactic nears IPO

Latham & Watkins is representing Virgin Galactic on its merger deal that will see it become the first publically traded spaceflight company. US-based partners at Latham have been advising the Virgin Group on the tie-up with Social Capital Hedosophia. The deal has been led by New York corporate partner Justin Hamill, partner Josh Dubofsky, who […]

Paul Weiss ramps up NY corporate with Kirkland hire

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison is growing out its corporate team in New York, recruiting a partner from Kirkland & Ellis’ Manhattan office. Sarah Stasny is joining Paul Weiss, having started her legal career at Weil Gotshal & Manges in 2004. She made partner 10 years later and joined Kirkland in 2016. Stasny’s practice […]

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