HSF recruits in-house veteran from Deutsche Bank

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has brought in a former Deutsche Bank general counsel as a senior adviser in its Perth office. Joseph Longo is joining the firm’s financial services regulatory practice in Australia, with responsibility for clients across the country, as well as more broadly Asia and the UK. He will tap into his longtime […]

Walder Wyss advises Deutsche Private Equity on acquisition of AWK Group stake

Deutsche Private Equity (DPE) acquires majority interest in AWK Group, one of the largest independent Swiss consulting companies for information technology and digitalization. Walder Wyss advised DPE on the transaction. The team was led by Florian Gunz Niedermann (corporate/M&A, partner) and further included Fabienne Anner, Michael Kündig, Alice Vorburger and Christoph Zaugg (corporate/M&A, associates), Lukas Wyss (banking & finance, partner), Julia Lehner (banking & finance, associate), Maurus Winzap (tax, […]

Ogier advises Deutsche Bank on sale of corporate services business

Ogier has advised long standing client Deutsche Bank on the sale of the corporate services business of Deutsche Bank’s Global Transaction Banking division to Vistra. Ogier provided Jersey and Cayman Islands corporate, regulatory and employment law advice to the seller as part of the acquisition. The team was led by partner Matthew Shaxson, based in […]


Linklaters debuts new tech to trawl through historical data

Linklaters has developed new technology to reduce the amount of time taken to search through the firm’s massive amounts of historical legal documents. The tool, called MatterExplorer, is an artificial intelligence solution conceived as a knowledge management system. During the development process, consultants from iManage RAVN collaborated with the firm’s technology team. MatterExplorer digs out and […]