Funds

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Cadwalader ramps up in London with Norton Rose Fulbright hire

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has recruited its third London lateral in as many months, with the firm now set to bring on board a funds partner from Norton Rose Fulbright. This time the firm has picked Michael Newell, who specialises in funds and has been at Norton Rose Fulbright for a decade. As part of […]

O’Melveny funds veteran resurfaces at HSF

One of O’Melveny & Myers’ last remaining London funds lawyers has emerged at Herbert Smith Freehills, continuing an exodus that began last year. Private equity veteran Jonathan Blake has joined Herbert Smith Freehills as head of its international private funds strategy. Blake’s departure leaves the US firm’s Paternoster Square office with just four remaining partners. […]

Slater & Gordon targets Hargreaves Lansdown after Woodford implosion

Following the high-profile collapse of Woodford Investment Management and its Equity Income Fund this month, it was only a matter of time before the claims came flooding in, with Slater & Gordon now leading the way on any potential legal action. It was confirmed this week that the Australian-based firm is investigating claims against Hargreaves […]

Goodwin expands in Continental Europe with Luxembourg launch

Three years after opening its last office in Continental Europe, Goodwin Procter has continued to expand in the region with a new funds-focused office in Luxembourg. Goodwin’s latest outpost, which will be led by partner Alexandrine Armstrong-Cerfontaine, is an addition to its already existing London-based desk for the region. Armstrong-Cerfontaine will split her time between […]

Akin Gump brings in fifth O’Melveny lawyer this year

O’Melveny & Myers have lost two lawyers in London today, as merger negotiations with Allen & Overy continue to provide uncertainty for those still at the US firm. Jonathan Blake, a senior funds consultant, and Karen Ireland, a finance and capital markets counsel, have resigned from the firm and are the most recent in a […]

Hyundai Heavy Industries new international general counsel

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 […]

Offices

Ex-Kirkland partner takes on funds role at Sidley Austin

Sidley Austin has rejuvenated its funds department with a new partner hire, following the exit of three of its members to Dechert in quick succession. The general counsel of Campbell Lutyens, Mateja Maher, is to join Sidley Austin’s investment funds group having moved in-house four years ago. Campbell Lutyens is a private equity advisory firm […]

O’Melveny duo reunited with Akin funds team

Two O’Melveny & Myers lawyers, including partner John Daghlian, have moved across to join their former colleagues at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Funds veteran Daghlian and counsel Mary Lavelle, who joins Akin Gump as a partner, have been reunited with Aleksander Bakic and Daniel Quinn, who joined Akin Gump in March this year. […]

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