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Jason Raeburn, Paul Hastings

Paul Hastings lands IP hire from Bakers

Paul Hastings has hired its latest London partner from Baker McKenzie, expanding its intellectual property team. Jason Raeburn joins the ranks of the firm after 12 years at Baker McKenzie. He specialises in intellectual property disputes relating to software development and licensing, cloud, and AI-related implementations. Raeburn also has experience intechnology litigation and product counseling […]

London bishopsgate

Paul Hastings finance duo to exit firm

Two members of Paul Hastings’ finance team are to leave the firm in London, a month after the hire of four partners from Latham & Watkins. Duo Richard Kitchen and Amin Doulai are making the move. Kitchen was promoted to partner in 2017 and acts for both borrowers and lenders, while Doulai was promoted to […]

Charlotte Davies, Evelyn Partners

Evelyn Partners hires new GC

Evelyn Partners has hired Charlotte Davies of Provident Financial Group as its next GC. Having spent three years as group GC and company secretary at Provident, she replaces Evelyn’s current GC Nicola Mitford-Slade who is retiring from the role. Davies will begin her new position on 1 September 2022. Davies trained at magic circle firm […]

Cryptocurrency

Former heads of competition watchdog line up on £9.9bn crypto class action

Two former heads of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) are involved in bringing a £9.9bn anti-trust class action against four major crypto currency exchanges. An estimated 240,000 UK investors of cryptocurrency Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) are claimed to have suffered £9.9bn in losses after trading platforms Binance, Kraken, ShapeShift and Bittylicious delisted the BSV […]

Mediclinic

Corporate quartet win roles of £3.7bn Mediclinic deal

Ashurst, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters and Slaughter and May are the law firms that have scored roles on a public bid for hospital group Mediclinic, at a deal valued at £3.7bn to two buyers. Mediclinic is a private hospital group headquartered in Stellenbosch, South Africa, but also has offices in Namibia, the UAE and Switzerland. […]

Carolyn D'Souza

The six biggest moves at the Bar in July

Some of the biggest moves across the Bar this month include Hailsham Chambers gaining a silk who has been practising law for nearly 50 years, and Enterprise Chambers snapping up four new barristers from 1 Chancery Lane. Nicholas Davidson QC (Call: 1974) Hailsham Chambers Hailsham gained commercial litigator Nicholas Davidson QC from 4 New Square, […]

Clifford Chance’s former tax head is having the time of his life

Dan Neidle is enjoying his new role as a gadfly “All communications sent to me will be held in strict confidence and only disclosed with your explicit permission”, reads the legal notice on Dan Neidle’s website Tax Policy Associates (TPA). “Unless you are threatening to sue me for libel, in which case absolutely no duty […]

Netherlands

Arnold & Porter launches Amsterdam office with two-strong hire

US firm Arnold & Porter has launched an office in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam as it bids to take advantage of the city’s life sciences market. The firm has hired Hoyng Rokh Monegier (HRM) partner Carla Schoonderbeek to lead the office, with HRM counsel Bart Jong also joining as a partner. It is understood […]

LOL surprise dolls

Fieldfisher and toy giant client criticised over e-disclosure failure

A £170m patent case has been delayed after an e-disclosure failure by Fieldfisher and its client that prompted the judge to award over half a million pounds in wasted legal costs. Cabo Concepts, a British toy start-up, brought a claim against toy giant MGA Entertainment, creator of LOL Surprise Dolls for using its market dominant […]