Hot 100 Dealmakers 2018

Amie Norris, Pinsent Masons

Norris, Amie – Pinsent Masons

Pinsent Masons corporate senior associate Amie Norris’s 2017 began with a four-month secondment to the firm’s London office. Norris’s work on Lyceum Capital Partners takeover of Timico Technology took up the vast majority of those four months before she headed home to the North West. However, while in the capital Norris developed a range of […]

Amy Jacks, DLA Piper

Jacks, Amy – DLA Piper

Making partner six years ago, Amy Jacks has risen through the ranks to play a pivotal role in the development of DLA Piper’s core financial sector team, arguably one of the most strategically important areas to the firm. Key clients As head of DLA Piper’s City restructuring practice, Jacks was particularly busy during 2017 on […]

Picture of Charles Hayes, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to illustrate The Lawyer Hot 100 Career Quiz with Charlie Hayes, Freshfields career

Hayes, Charles – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Promoted to partner in 2016, Charles Hayes is a rising star in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s corporate department. CVC Hayes has developed a particularly strong relationship with CVC Capital Partners. He acted on a multitude of deals for the private equity giant in 2017, including closing CVC’s £3.6bn sale of Formula One in January 2017. Since […]

Emma Danks, partner, Taylor Wessing

Danks, Emma – Taylor Wessing

Emma Danks, who joined Taylor Wessing as a partner in 2010, may be one of the firm’s most successful ever laterals – a firm reason for including her in The Lawyer Hot 100 2018. And 2017 was quite a year for the Taylor Wessing corporate partner. She was appointed head of private equity, making her […]

James Kerrigan, DLA Piper

Kerrigan, James – DLA Piper

DLA Piper partner James Kerrigan is Manchester’s private equity king. Indeed, he is one of the most active private equity dealmakers in the UK, leading on cross-border transactions that involved both partners in the UK and the rest of the DLA network. Kerrigan has benefitted from a wave of private equity activity into Manchester over […]

Elizabeth Bradley, head of corporate tax group, BLP

Bradley, Elizabeth – Berwin Leighton Paisner

  Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) partner Elizabeth Bradley has elevated tax-related matters from a niche area to the top of her firm’s agenda. She has been at BLP for 18 years, and made her practice of critical strategic importance. Bradley leads a tax team of more than 138 practitioners internationally, with the firm expanding its […]

Charlie Tee, Withers, tax, high-net-worth, Hot 100

Tee, Charlie – Withers

Last year Charlie Tee successfully advised a former UK non-dom individual on obtaining the first resident non-dom status in Italy. It demonstrated the private client and tax partner’s expertise in the UK non-domicile tax area. The successful application came shortly after Italy introduced a new, favourable tax regime for non-domiciled residents in 2017. It provides […]

Olga Galazoula, Ashurst

Galazoula, Olga – Ashurst

Olga Galazoula is a dedicated member of Ashurst’s small but busy restructuring team. She won a role on one of the highest-profile restructurings of 2017 when PR firm Bell Pottinger went into administration. Her main focus, however, has extended to non-performing loan (NPL) deals in South East Europe, an area she has carved a niche […]

Daniel O'Gorman, Walker Morris, Hot 100

O’Gorman, Daniel – Walker Morris

Daniel O’Gorman joined Walker Morris a little over two years ago after previously working at  Travers Smith and DWF. Since then he has taken a leading role on some landmark matters. Simultaneously, he has made a significant contribution to the Yorkshire firm’s ambition of extending its corporate practice internationally. As the relationship partner to many […]

Picture of Victoria Gaskell, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang to illustrate The Lawyer Hot 100 Career Quiz Victoria Gaskell, CMS career

Gaskell, Victoria – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang media partner Victoria Gaskell is on a mission to put her media, technology and entertainment group on the map. After the tripartite merger with her former firm (legacy Olswang), Gaskell  scoped out the potential of CMS’s international network, and the options for  clients. She led efforts to encourage CMS and Nabarro associates […]

Susannah Macknay, Slaughter and May

Macknay, Susannah – Slaughter and May

Making partner in 2014, Slaughter and May’s Susannah Macknay has quickly made a name for herself working on the firm’s big-ticket international transactions as well as a raft of smaller deals in the private equity sphere. Taking control of the firm’s relationship with Palamon Capital Partners from practice lead David Wittmann, Macknay last year completed […]

Chris Sullivan, Clifford Chance

Sullivan, Chris – Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance corporate partner Chris Sullivan has had a bumper first year as a magic circle partner. Sullivan’s professional relationship with Clifford Chance heavyweight Jonny Myers has helped to close upwards of £10bn worth of deals for some of the firm’s core private equity clients. In particular, Sullivan’s relationship with the private equity firm Cinven […]