Proskauer City partner joins flood of global exits to Kirkland

Kirkland & Ellis has taken on a funds partner from Proskauer Rose’s London office, a day after securing a 20-strong team hire from its rival’s Los Angeles operations. Andrew Shore, who is making the move to the Gherkin, has been a partner in Proskauer’s fund team since 2017 when he was promoted. News of the […]

O’Melveny loses City funds duo to Akin Gump

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is hiring two funds partners from O’Melveny & Myers ahead of the latter firm’s proposed tie-up with Allen & Overy. The Lawyer can reveal that Aleksander Bakic and Daniel Quinn are joining Akin Gump as its first dedicated UK-qualified private equity funds partners in the City. Akin Gump currently […]

Thiha Tun

Akin funds partner resurfaces at Dechert

Funds partner Thiha Tun has left Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld for Dechert’s City office, the latest in a number of lateral hires for the firm. Tun is a former Bingham McCutchen partner, and was previously at Herbert Smith Freehills where he made partner in 2005. When Bingham was on the cusp of its […]

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. […]

Swiss Life – CHF 250 mio. Senior Bond

Swiss Life Holding Ltd has successfully placed a CHF 250 million senior bond with final maturity in 2023. Walder Wyss acted as legal counsel to Swiss Life on this transaction. The team was led by Markus Pfenninger (Partner, Transaction Team) and included Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax), Ramona Wyss (Managing Associate, Transaction Team) and Christian Schmid (Trainee).

Kathryn Cecil

Fried Frank invests in fund finance with Linklaters hire

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has hired its latest new joiner in London, bringing on board its first dedicated fund finance lawyer in the City from Linklaters. The US firm has hired managing associate Kathryn Cecil, who will join as a partner. Her arrival on Monday coincides with that of Milbank Tweed Hadley & […]


Fieldfisher debuts stand-alone funds firm to skirt panel conflicts

Fieldfisher has debuted a new firm that will focus exclusively on the hedge fund market and work with businesses in the alternative investment management area. Located at 1 Mayfair Place, a hedge fund hub, specialist firm Cummings Fisher has been launched to deal with derivatives and investment funds and will be helmed by Claire Cummings, […]


Clifford Chance expands in Luxembourg with second hire in a month

Clifford Chance has ramped up recruitment efforts in Luxembourg with a second partner hire so far this year, taking on magic circle rival Linklaters’ funds partner Emmanuel-Frédéric Henrion this time. Henrion joins Clifford Chance as a partner in the investment funds practice in Luxembourg. This is the firm’s second lateral partner hire in the European […]

Kinstellar advises syndicate of banks on a EUR 175 million loan for the development of Nivy Station in Bratislava

Kinstellar has recently advised a syndicate of international banks led by UniCredit Bank and including Tatra banka, ČSOB and HYPO-BANK Burgenland in relation to a EUR 175 million club loan provided to HB Reavis for the construction of Nivy Station (Stanica Nivy)—a unique, multipurpose urban development project adjacent to Bratislava’s historic city centre. The loan represents […]


Dechert makes strategic pre-Brexit hires in Dublin and Luxembourg

Dechert has started off 2019 with two partner additions, recruiting funds expertise into both its Dublin and Luxembourg office. The US firm has hired Maples & Calder’s Carol Widger as its new managing partner of Dublin, a financial services lawyer that advises companies on services to investment funds. She replaces Declan O’Sullivan in the role, […]

Gowling WLG advises Kraken Robotics on bought deal financing

By R. Ian Mitchell, Marek Lorenc, Olivia Lifman On December 20, 2018, Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSXV: PNG) (OTCQB: KRKNF) announced that it had closed its previously announced bought deal short form prospectus offering of common shares of the company for gross proceeds of $6 million. The offering was completed by a syndicate of underwriters led […]

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