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10 stumbling blocks in a business exit

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.

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BCLP’s post-merger strategic review hampered by Covid-19 pressures

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is facing delays around its strategic review exercise, following the impact of the pandemic on its business. Sources close to the firm told The Lawyer that the time frame of the review, which is known internally as Project Advance, has been extended due to the challenges faced by the firm during […]

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Deals round-up: significant transactions of last week

Slaughter and May, Kirkland & Ellis, Ashurst and Akin Gump are advising on the restructuring of Valaris, the world’s largest offshore drilling rig operator, which filed for bankruptcy in Houston last week. London headquartered Valaris became the latest casualty of the global slump in oil prices, filing for bankruptcy as it seeks to restructure a […]

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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 […]

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