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Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish firm cuts roles amid real estate downturn

Danish big five firm Accura has made a handful of redundancies in its real estate team, citing sustained macroeconomic pressures that have supressed deal flow. The firm declined to specify how many lawyers in its team had left the firm, instead calling the move a “minor adjustment of the real estate organisation to the current […]

Skadden and Macfarlanes lead on Preqin’s £2.5bn sale

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom took the lead role for BlackRock on its acquisition of private markets data solutions provider Preqin for £2.55bn. The deal sees BlackRock acquire Preqin to expand Aladdin, the private equity giant’s portfolio management software. The deal will bring Preqin’s data and research tools together with Aladdin’s workflow capabilities to […]

Spotlight: Meet the litigation boutique paying the Cravath scale

This week on Spotlight, we’re looking at the inner workings and strategy of disputes boutique Pallas Partners, which won Litigation Boutique of the Year at The Lawyer Awards earlier this month. Origin: Pallas was launched in 2022 following a high-profile split-off from Boies Schiller Flexner’s London office when Natasha Harrison, ex-deputy chair of the US […]

Slaughters and Kirkland cash in on Royal Mail’s £25m takeover fees

Slaughter and May, Kirkland & Ellis and Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison have together banked nearly £25m on EP Group’s (EP) takeover of Royal Mail’s parent company, IDS. EP, owned by Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky, announced its intention to acquire IDS just over a month ago in May. The bid valued the distribution company […]

Vatican conspiracy dispute kicks off as claimants make their case

The universal government of the Catholic Church, the Holy See, appeared in an English court for the first time in history today before Mr Justice Knowles, in a sweltering courtroom on the hottest day of the year so far. This case is one of The Lawyer‘s Top 20 of 2024. From the halls of the Vatican […]

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Kirkland and White & Case lead on KKR’s €1.3bn festival purchase

Kirkland & Ellis and White & Case have taken leading roles on KKR’s €1.3bn (£1.1bn) purchase of Superstruct Entertainment from Providence Equity Partners. The Kirkland team leading for KKR was steered by corporate partners Alvaro Membrillera and Pelin Demirdere Eski, with the support of associates Jef Dupont, Sophie Thomas and Bonian Wu. Debt finance aspects […]

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Pinsents acts for Chapel Down on potential sale

Pinsent Masons is acting for England’s largest winemaker on a potential sale that could see the company de-list from the alternative investment market (AIM) less than a year after its float. Chapel Down Group, the official English sparkling wine sponsor of Ascot Racecourse, is conducting a strategic review of its funding options including a potential […]

Lawyers Are Responsible

“Climate arsonist or protector of life?” Activists take aim at Linklaters over fossil fuel ties

Climate activists rallied outside Linklaters’ London office yesterday to put pressure on the firm for its involvement in enabling fossil fuel transactions. The group, known as Lawyers Are Responsible, created placards highlighting the billions of dollars in fossil fuel transactions that Linklaters had allegedly facilitated since 2019 until 2023, questioning the firm about its role […]

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The Hearing: Securities is the new competition

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Hearing, your weekly insider’s guide to the UK litigation market. This week, McDermott Will & Emery is making inroads into London’s litigation market, and arbitration numbers continue to rise. But first, are securities cases the new competition class actions? The wait goes on: Last week’s development that Serco […]