Walker Morris advises Fulcrum on second acquisition in two months

Walker Morris has advised Fulcrum Utility Services Limited, the UK’s market leading independent multi‐utility infrastructure and services provider, on its acquisition of CDS Pipe Services Limited for a total consideration of £1.4m. CDS is a utility business that provides a range of specialised engineering services. Fulcrum has previously subcontracted such specialist elements of its projects […]

Wolf Theiss strengthens data protection practice with new hires

After the addition of Partner Maria Maxim who joined Wolf Theiss in September 2017 as the coordinator of the Data Protection and TMT (Telecommunication, Media & Technology) practices in Bucharest, Wolf Theiss has recently strengthened its local team with the following new hires. Bogdan Arsene, an associate attorney with almost 10 years of experience, Bogdan […]

Vischer advises Lundbeck on acquisition of Prexton Therapeutics

Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck) and Prexton Therapeutics BV (Prexton) announced the signing of a definitive agreement in which Lundbeck will acquire Prexton. Under terms of the agreement, Lundbeck will pay €100m upfront and is furthermore required to later pay up to €805m in development and sales milestones to the group of current owners. VISCHER advised Lundbeck […]

TLT bolsters UK employment group with partner hire

TLT is expanding its employment, pensions and incentives group with the appointment of partner Paula Cole to its Manchester office. Paula joins TLT from Squire Patton Boggs. Paula advises on all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment law, with particular expertise in large-scale restructuring and reorganisation projects, employment tribunal claims, harassment cases and equal pay issues. […]

Germany office

Linklaters raids Freshfields for German employment partner

Linklaters has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Timon Grau to join its German practice. Grau will join the firm in March and split his time between its Düsseldorf and Frankfurt offices. He began his career in 2006 with Freshfields in Cologne before moving to Frankfurt. He made partner in 2014. Meanwhile, Frankfurt-based British partner Matthew Devey […]

Elliot Gold’s fifth successful employment action where claimant withdraws claim

Elliot Gold represented Avon and Somerset constabulary in a major whistleblowing and sex-discrimination claim. A police officer claimed that he had been subjected to 27 detriments over nearly three years. After his cross-examination by Elliot, and on the third day of the nine-day hearing, the Claimant withdrew his claim. Elliot went on to secure a costs order […]

UK and Germany – A new post-Brexit partnership

For decades, Germany has been one of the biggest foreign investors in the UK. While the British love to talk about their ‘special relationship’ with the United States, there is now every chance that, in a post-Brexit world, Germany will become the UK’s new priority…

Angus Moon QC and Aaron Rathmell win costs award for Chief Constable of Northumbria Police

Angus Moon QC and Aaron Rathmell acted for the Chief Constable in successfully persuading the Employment Tribunal to make a very unusual costs award of £15,000 against the Claimant in this long running employment litigation. The order was made against the Claimant on 15th January long-running basis that she never had a reasonable prospect of succeeding in her […]

Adam Creme, Unison

Creme, Adam – Unison

Adam Creme, head of Unison Legal Services, is a tenacious man. In 2017 he led his team to victory on one of the most important employment cases in recent years. R (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor will change the face of employment tribunals after the Supreme Court ruled that the level of […]

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