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Eileen Roberts

A&L Goodbody appoints second female chair

A&L Goodbody has appointed a new chair, Eileen Roberts, as the firm’s second successive woman in the leadership role. Roberts, based in Dublin, is the former head of the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution department and has particular expertise in large scale commercial disputes, insurance, pensions, financial services and property-related disputes and health care law. […]

Saudi Arabia

Clifford Chance and Bakers act on Saudi retail IPO

Clifford Chance and Baker McKenzie are advising Saudi shopping mall giant Arabian Centres Company, as it seeks to raise $1.2bn in what would be the Kingdom’s largest IPO in five years. Bakers’ EMEA head of capital markets Adam Farlow and senior associate George Marshall are acting for Arabian Centres in the UK, alongside partners Robert […]

Hong Kong

K&L Gates’ Hong Kong headache continues in battle over ex-partner fraud

A deputy judge in Hong Kong’s Court of First Instance has slammed K&L Gates’s request for documents as “vague”, “inconsistent” and “convoluted” in an ongoing fraud dispute involving a former partner. A judgment dated 29 March shows that the US firm requested a number of documents, including some protected by confidentiality agreements, in a bid […]

Paris

Fidal brings in the big guns for fight with KPMG over mass Paris raid

France’s largest firm Fidal has instructed lawyers to advise it on its ongoing dispute with KPMG, as the row over the accountant’s raid of a 145-strong team earlier this year continues apace. Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier has been brought in to advise Fidal. A mediation period to resolve the dispute between Fidal and KPMG ended yesterday […]

Saudi Arabia

Clifford Chance and White & Case seal $70bn Saudi oil deal

A quartet of firms, including Clifford Chance and White & Case are acting on petroleum and natural gas company Saudi Aramco’s purchase of a stake worth nearly $70bn (£53bn) in Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC). Clifford Chance is working alongside Saudi firm Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani (AS&H) and is representing the Public Investment Fund (PIF), Saudi Arabia’s […]

Andrzej Mikosz

K&L Gates’ Warsaw corporate team exit for Taylor Wessing

As many of the US firms look to pull out of the CEE region or shrink their practices, Taylor Wessing has taken the opposite approach with a team hire from K&L Gates’ Warsaw office. The UK-headquartered firm has hired partner Andrzej Mikosz in Poland, a corporate and capital markets lawyer who joined K&L Gates in […]

The Lawyer European Awards: the winners

German titan Noerr carried off the title European Law Firm of the Year last night at a sparkling ceremony in London’s Grosvenor House in an evening that shone the spotlight on emerging talent across the Continent. Noerr, which was the clear winner in the German category, carried off the European accolade after judges praised its […]

New York

Willkie Farr chief embroiled in US college admissions scandal

Willkie Farr & Gallagher’s co-chairman has been named by the US Department of Justice as one of 50 individuals charged in relation to an alleged conspiracy over cheating in college entrance exams. Gordon Caplan, who is based in New York, is listed as having been charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit mail […]

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