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Eversheds bags jewels, then client

National firm Ever-sheds has won Icelandic retail company Baugur Group as a new client after advising on its acquisition of luxury jeweller Mappin & Webb Group (M&W). Traditionally, Baugur has instructed Allen & Overy and Stoke-on-Trent firm Heatons on corporate deals and used them both on the £326m takeover bid of Big Food Group. However, […]

Hays the new Driver at King & Spalding

King & Spalding has elected product liability lawyer Robert Hays as the firm’s new chairman. Hay will take over the helm of the Altanta-headquartered firm from 1 January 2006, when outgoing chairman Walter Driver’s second three-year term ends. During Diver’s reign, King & Spalding has nearly tripled in size to more than 800 lawyers, expanded […]

A bevvy of Brits

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SJ Berwin bags Morano for Italian launch

SJ Berwin has confirmed its launch into the Italian market, first reported in The Lawyer (11 July), with the hire of private equity and acquisition finance heavyweight Alberto Morano and a team of three partners. Morano will head up the silver circle firm’s Italian operations, which will officially launch on Monday (5 December) with offices […]

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