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Regional firm gains role as Thomas Cook stores find buyer

A Newcastle-based firm has gained a role in the latest Thomas Cook development, as 555 stores previously owned by the company look set to be acquired by a Sunderland-based travel agent. Muckle has advised Hays Travel on the acquisition of the stores around the UK, which will also include the incorporation of previous Thomas Cook […]

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Huge cast of firms claim mandates on Thomas Cook fallout

Ashurst has joined the throng of firms advising on the collapse of holiday group Thomas Cook, taking on the key role for the official receiver, KPMG and AlixPartners. Attempts to rescue Thomas Cook from insolvency failed overnight. Ashurst, which is advising the official receiver and special managers, has fielded a team led by restructuring head […]

Ince hires from shipping rival to fill senior partner vacancy

Ince has hired the former head of Hill Dickinson’s global shipping practice as its new senior partner, marking the first person to take on the role since Ince’s pre-pack administration deal  with Gordon Dadds last year. Julian Clark will take the position, over a year after Ince’s former senior partner Jan Heuvels stood down. Heuvels’ […]

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Clydes marine team hit by partner defections to new boutique

A group of partners have resigned from Clyde & Co’s marine practice as they set out plans to go it alone and form a new boutique law firm, The Lawyer understands. The five partners include Ed Mills-Webb, who became a partner in 2010 at the firm. A Clydes spokesperson said: “We can confirm that Ed […]

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Greenberg reels in new partner from Stephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood is to lose another partner to a US outfit in the City, over a month after it was revealed that corporate finance partner Warren Allan is leaving for Proskauer Rose. Aircraft and rail finance partner Graeme McLellan is to join Greenberg Traurig. McLellan has been a partner in Stephenson Harwood’s asset finance team since […]

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Magic circle and US firms win roles on Thomas Cook rescue bid

Clifford Chance is among the firms advising as Chinese conglomerate Fosun confirms its proposed rescue bid for airline Thomas Cook. The deal would see investment company Fosun inject £750m into Thomas Cook as part of a proposed recapitalisation and separation of the group. Corporate partner Tim Lewis and finance partner David Towers led from Clifford Chance […]

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Ashurst usurps Norton Rose Fulbright as McLaren’s key adviser

Norton Rose Fulbright has lost its role as McLaren Group’s global legal adviser as the automotive manufacturer forms a new relationship with Ashurst. After a tender process, Ashurst will now work closely alongside McLaren’s in-house counsel on all aspects of its legal requirements. The company does not have a formal legal panel, instead opting to […]

Three firms win roles on Mercedes-Benz’s panel refresh

Mercedes-Benz has appointed a trio of firms to its new panel after a drawn-out review which saw it delayed by over a year. Lewis Silkin has been added to the refreshed panel, alongside Shoosmiths and Blake Morgan. Shoosmiths was added back onto the panel in 2015, after it was dropped off the roster in 2009. […]

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Norton Rose Fulbright reels in Hogan Lovells rail partner

Norton Rose Fulbright has snapped up Hogan Lovells‘ former co-head of rail and shipping, making him the firm’s second City partner hire in a week. Simon Gwynne focuses on asset finance and structured finance involving aircraft, rolling stock, telecoms equipment and shipping. He joined Hogan Lovells from Linklaters in May 2011, alongside the magic circle […]

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