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Every business exit is different and a seller’s requirements will vary depending on the nature of their target business, the parties involved and the wider commercial climate. Even so, common issues crop up regularly.


PwC loses corporate partner to Forsters

PwC Legal has lost another partner from its London ranks, with a longtime corporate lawyer set to leave for Forsters. Starting in June, partner Stuart Hatcher will join the nine-strong corporate team of the West End firm. He joins after 13 years in the legal ranks of the accountancy firm, where he assisted startups and […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]


Law firm website usage down 15 per cent, claims new report

Audiences are spending less time reading law firm websites than before, according to a new report, despite the need for firms to disseminate information during the coronavirus pandemic. According to findings published in The Digital 100, engagement levels for the websites of the world’s largest firms dropped 15 per cent over the last quarter. Just […]

Ex-Leeds United director told to pay back millions to Middle East PE fund

A court ruling has ordered David Haigh, the former managing director of Leeds United FC, to repay millions to a Middle Eastern private equity fund. GFH Capital brought High Court proceedings against Haigh – who was also its former general counsel –  to enforce a decision made in 2018, which was upheld by Mr Justice […]

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