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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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DLA Piper has hired former Taylor Wessing chief operating officer Rachel Reid in a newly-created position, The Lawyer has learned. As part of her new role as business management specialist, Reid will be responsible for geographic areas including Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, alongside partner and managing director for the regions Charles Severs. Her […]

Court sides with McDermott in Taylor Wessing privilege spat

An Essex Court silk has ordered Taylor Wessing to review a slew of documents relating to a family’s personal data in the latest development in a six-year long lawsuit. The firm will now be required to review a host of paper documents linked to a dispute over several trusts in the Bahamas, as well as […]

Pinsents targets life sciences and tech with Taylor Wessing hire

Pinsent Masons has bolstered its competition team with the hire of the former UK head of competition, EU and trade at Taylor Wessing. Robert Vidal will join the team at Pinsents, advising on competition law, specialising in life sciences, pharmaceuticals and technology sectors. Vidal’s hire comes one month after a bumper round of promotions at […]

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Former Taylor Wessing chief resurfaces in new leadership role

Tim Eyles, who was managing partner of Taylor Wessing for nine years, has been named chair of The Risk Advisory Group. In his role, Eyles will be responsible for guiding the expansion of the group with provides corporates and governments with intelligence, investigations and security services. It was set up over 20 years ago and […]

Partner promotions: Taylor Wessing makes good on promise to improve gender diversity

Taylor Wessing has made up five lawyers to partner in its latest UK promotions round, with 60 per cent of the promotions targeting female lawyers. The five new partners in London are Alexander Erskine, Lauren Fendick, Amy Patterson, Adam Rendle and Alexandra Richardson. Private client lawyer Erskine trained at Herbert Smith Freehills, while real estate’s […]

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