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Paul Hastings takes on 12-strong team from Paris boutique

Paul Hastings’ Paris office is set for a major boost in its white collar practice, with the arrival of a team from a local firm. The firm has taken on specialist boutique firm Antonin Lévy & Associés. Its team will join Paul Hastings from September 2024, comprised of three partners and nine associates. Partners Antonin […]


Mishcon leads for cab companies in second Uber clash

Uber has been hit with a new claim in the Commercial Court from some of London’s biggest taxi companies, according to the public filing system. Filed yesterday (24 June), Mishcon de Reya leads for Addison Lee, Green Tomato Cars, Brunel Carriage and Comcab (London) in a part 7 ‘Other’ claim filed against Uber London, Dutch […]


Coldplay settles multimillion-pound case with former manager

Coldplay has settled its multimillion-pound dispute with former manager David Holmes, The Lawyer can reveal. Holmes, who managed the band for 17 years from 2005 to 2022, initially sued band members Chris Martin, Will Champion, Jonny Buckland and Guy Berryman for £10m in August last year. Engaging Bird & Bird’s London office head Phil Sherrell, […]

Reena Gogna

Weil Gotshal partner set to join Paul Hastings

Paul Hastings is boosting its finance stocks with a new partner hire from Weil Gotshal & Manges. Reena Gogna is moving to Paul Hastings after a decade at Weil Gotshal. Prior to Weil, she worked at Latham & Watkins for 11 years, with this move therefore reuniting her with fellow finance partners Ross Anderson and […]

Jesus and the Mary Chain

Claim Spotter: Shein, Qatar and a battle of the bands

The Jesus and Mary Chain and King Crimson file against rights management company One of the largest rights management companies in the UK, Performing Right Society (PRS), has been hit with a new competition claim filed on 20 June. The part 7 claim has been brought by smaller management company PACE Rights Management alongside members […]

Carter-Ruck instructed by Farage in Mail on Sunday-Kremlin spat

Carter-Ruck has been instructed by Reform UK leader Nigel Farage following a Mail on Sunday story published yesterday (23 June). The story was headlined “Zelensky: Farage is infected with ‘virus of Putin’” and quoted the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, condemning him. A source in the Ukrainian presidential office is understood to have told the BBC […]

Bech-Bruun loses three partners to Nordic rivals

Bech-Bruun has lost a handful partners to rival firms, with Norwegian-headquartered firm Schjødt and big five rival Gorrissen Federspiel both profiting from the exits. Litigation partners Søren Lundsgaard and Arianne Svardal-Stelmer will join Schjødt in the firm’s most substantial disputes expansion of its 18-month old Copenhagen office. The pair joined Bech-Bruun in a merger between […]


In court this week: the Holy See, Wirecard and Virgin Media

The Holy See appears in the English courts for the first time The Vatican, Harrods, a mafia-hunting judge, and an alleged multimillion-pound fraud feature in this case. This Commercial Court dispute, starting Wednesday (26 June) for 14 days, sees the Holy See (the Catholic Church’s universal government) square off against management companies Athena Capital, WRM […]

Salmon fish

Simmons takes on salmon producers in £382m class action

Some of the world’s largest salmon producers are being hit with a new class action, alleging unlawful collusion to increase salmon prices for consumers. Simmons & Simmons is representing class representative Waterside, a special purpose vehicle represented by Anne Heal, former OpenReach managing director of strategy and regulatory affairs group director at BT. The claim […]

HS2 route

Judge slams Environment Agency and HS2 over litigation

Mrs Justice Joanna Smith has rebuked the Environment Agency (EA) and High Speed Two (HS2) for their taxpayer-funded litigation in judgment handed down today (21 June) at the Technology and Construction Court. In the conclusion to her judgment, she said: “By way of postscript, I observe that it is extremely unfortunate that these two bodies, […]

Sainsbury's Bank

Linklaters and A&O Shearman lead on Sainsbury’s Bank sale

Linklaters and A&O Shearman have capitalised on longstanding client relationships, acting on a deal in which Sainsbury’s banking business is sold to NatWest Group. Linklaters is acting for Sainsbury’s Bank with the team led by corporate partner Charles Turner, TMT partner Richard Cumbley and corporate managing associate Matthew Halliday. A&O Shearman is acting for NatWest, […]