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Vischer acts for Immer AG in appeal against cartel fine

On November 14, the Swiss Federal Administrative Court decided that Immer AG, a distributor of door parts, has not participated in a cartel formed by six of its competitors to fix prices. Hence, the court annulled the cartel fine imposed against Immer by the Swiss Competition Commission . Immer was ...

LK Shield acts for Dwellworks on acquisition of Irish Relocation group

LK Shields acted for Dwellworks LLC, a business to business provider of services to the global corporate mobility/relocation industry, in the purchase of, Irish based, Irish Relocation group. Dwellworks already has operations in Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Mexico and the ...

Goodman Derrick nominated for pro bono award

Goodman Derrick lawyers received two nominations at the LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Awards and Lecture which took place on 5 December 2017 at the Law Society. Five firms received nominations for the best contribution by a firm with a London head office, with Goodman Derrick receiving recognition for ...

HSF loses top spot as firm with the most FTSE 100 clients

Herbert Smith Freehills has lost its first place ranking on The Lawyer's list of advisers with the most FTSE 100 clients.   The post HSF loses top spot as firm with the most FTSE 100 clients appeared first on The Lawyer | Legal News and Jobs | Advancing the business of law.

Lo♥︎ing legal life: why you should hug for happiness

This week, systemic coach Zita Tulyahikayo and barrister and NLP Master Practitioner James Pereira QC discuss the benefits of physical touch and hugging. The post Lo♥︎ing legal life: why you should hug for happiness appeared first on The Lawyer | Legal News and Jobs | Advancing the business of ...

European firms in London spot the opportunities of Brexit

As 2016 was hailed the year of disruptive political change at the heart of the Anglo-Saxon world, many expected the political storm to sweep the European continent in 2017 due to the elections in several key countries. But election results in The Netherlands, Germany and France provided a certain ...

Sidley Austin chair to step down after four years in charge

Sidley Austin executive committee chair Carter Phillips will step down in the New Year, The Lawyer can reveal. Veteran US Supreme Court litigator Phillips, who took on the role from former chair Thomas Cole, will step down after four years at the helm of the firm.   The post Sidley Austin chair to ...

The Lawyer Awards

This unique professional event is designed to optimise the skills of in-house counsel as business forecasters and strategic advisers, enabling them to support their businesses in an increasingly fast-paced and ever-changing world. The post The Lawyer Awards appeared first on The Lawyer | Legal News ...

Shoosmiths helps leading automotive innovator step up a gear with MBO  

A team led by Manchester-based corporate partner Tim Jackson-Smith has advised on a major private equity investment deal at one of the UK's leading automotive technology firms. Working against a tight deadline, the Shoosmiths team supported the shareholders of Xtrac, a world leader in the design and ...

Margarida Saragoça speaks at European Pricing Platform event

Margarida Saragoça, Clients & Practice director, is guest speaker at the creditation programme held by European Pricing Platform , taking place from 4 to 8 December in Barcelona. The purpose is to share good practice and experience in pricing with  attendees from several sectors. The post Margarida ...

John Butterfield QC defends in Charlie Dunn water park tragedy

The step father of five-year-old Charlie Dunn, who drowned in a pool at a water park, pleaded guilty to manslaughter by gross negligence. Paul Smith, 36, had denied any wrongdoing in relation to the death of Charlie, but changed his plea part way through the trial at Birmingham Crown Court. The post ...

Mark Anderson QC and S Chelvan in Supreme Court victory for barrister

Today's landmark judgment in O'Connor v Bar Standards Board, heralds a victory for a practising barrister, Ms Portia O'Connor. Ms O'Connor is claiming damages against the Bar Standards Board alleging discrimination against her on grounds of race, contrary to Articles 6 and 14 of the ECHR and section ...

Conyers advises China Hongqiao Group on bonds issue

Conyers Dill & Pearman acted as special legal counsel in the Cayman Islands to China Hongqiao Group Limited , in connection with its issue of $320m 5% Convertible Bonds due 2022. China Hongqiao Group, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells aluminum products primarily in China. ...

Conyers advises Agile Group on HK$300m term loan facility

Conyers Dill & Pearman provided BVI and Cayman Islands law advice to Agile Group Holdings Limited in connection with its ICBC HK$300m term loan facility, secured by guarantees and share charges over BVI and Hong Kong subsidiaries and governed by an existing intercreditor agreement. The post ...

Bär & Karrer advises the sellers of AWK Group

The owners of AWK Group AG sold the company to Deutsche Private Equity GmbH, an independent German investment company. AWK Group is one of the largest independent Swiss consulting firms for information technology and digitalization. Bär & Karrer acts as legal advisor to the sellers in this ...

Boies Schiller and K&L Gates brought into Weinstein class action fray

US firms Boies Schiller and K&L Gates have been embroiled in a class action claim alongside corporate executives and entertainment industry individuals as part of a so-called Weinstein Sexual Enterprise'. A new class action was filed yesterday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of ...

BLM cuts 21 legal and support roles after latest consultation round

BLM has cut 21 roles in the firm after the conclusion of its consultation finished in October, affecting 13 lawyers and eight business services staff. The post BLM cuts 21 legal and support roles after latest consultation round appeared first on The Lawyer | Legal News and Jobs | Advancing the ...

Sedgwick London office empties as two exit for DAC Beachcroft

DAC Beachcroft has made a seven-lawyer hire from US firm Sedgwick's London office, including insurance partner Mark Kendall. Kendall and insurance partner Duncan Strachan, along with four lawyers and a legal and language support person, will join the firm's London office in January 2018 after ...

Linklaters and HSF advise on Hammerson's £3bn bid for rival Intu

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised longstanding client Hammerson on its $3.4bn purchase of shopping centre giant Intu. The post Linklaters and HSF advise on Hammerson's £3bn bid for rival Intu appeared first on The Lawyer | Legal News and Jobs | Advancing the business of law.

Clyde & Co mulls Sedgwick hires to bolster West Coast footprint

Clyde & Co is set to hire several partners and lawyers from Sedgwick ahead of the beleaguered US firm's closure early next year. The post Clyde & Co mulls Sedgwick hires to bolster West Coast footprint appeared first on The Lawyer | Legal News and Jobs | Advancing the business of law.

Schoenherr advises Deutsche Private Equity on acquisition of Euro-Druckservice

Schoenherr advised Deutsche Private Equity Management III on its acquisition of leaflet printing business Euro-Druckservice from a consortium of three company shareholders. The parties have agreed not to disclose the financial details of the transaction. The post Schoenherr advises Deutsche Private ...

Chelvan provides LGBT and asylum training to Swedish Migration Board

No5 Chambers' Barrister S Chelvan has returned from Stockholm, having been invited as a guest speaker to deliver specialist LGBT+ asylum refresher training to decision-makers of the Migrationsverket . The post Chelvan provides LGBT and asylum training to Swedish Migration Board appeared first on The ...

No 5 barristers act on behalf of life-sentenced prisoner with cancer

The claimant in this case v Secretary of State for Justice EWHC 2822) was a discretionary, life sentenced prisoner who was sentenced in 2006. His tariff expired in 2009. The claimant suffered from bowel cancer in 2009. He has a number of chronic physical disabilities, including nerve damage. He has ...

By hiring foreign lawyers Switzerland's firms are playing the long game for cross-border deals

Switzerland's law firms are not known for their overseas forays. Yet a quiet revolution is emerging in the market as the country's lawyers look to target new sources of work. Compared with many of their neighbours, Swiss lawyers are not known for their overseas forays. Not for them representative ...

Kinstellar advises Genesis on its investment in D2G

Kinstellar has successfully advised Genesis Private Equity Fund III on its investment and establishment of D2G holding, an industrial automation and robotics group with turnover of more than CZK450m. The post Kinstellar advises Genesis on its investment in D2G appeared first on The Lawyer | Legal ...

Conyers advises Wharf Real Estate on its spin-off and listing

Conyers Dill & Pearman provided BVI and Cayman Islands legal advice to Wharf Real Estate Investment Company Limited in connection with its entire issued share capital listing, by way of introduction on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong . The transaction was valued at US$19.5 ...

Awards success for Shoosmiths' Asset Finance team

National law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating after being named 'Asset Finance Legal Provider of the Year' at the European Leasing Life Awards. Representatives from Shoosmiths' asset finance team included partner and national head of asset finance, Melanie Chell and asset finance partners Stephen ...

Hogan Lovells and HSF pair exit to Clifford Chance in Australia

Clifford Chance has hired a partner each from Hogan Lovells and Herbert Smith Freehills to strengthen its corporate and private equity practices in Sydney. Andrew Crook joins the magic circle firm from Hogan Lovells, where he practised for under two years after joining from Australian independent ...

Walker Morris advises on the sale of Melett to Wabtec

A multidisciplinary team of lawyers from Walker Morris has advised the Sellers of Melett, the trade supplier of precision engineered parts to the turbo repair industry, on the sale of its entire issued share capital to the UK arm of the US headquartered, Wabtec Corporation. The post Walker Morris ...

VdA's João Carmona Lobita and Matilde Paulo Barroso win tax award

João Carmona Lobita and Matilde Paulo Barroso, Tax practice trainees, have won the Young Tax Professional of The Year 2017 competition, created by EY. The post VdA's João Carmona Lobita and Matilde Paulo Barroso win tax award appeared first on The Lawyer | Legal News and Jobs | Advancing the ...

VdA participates in the organisation of the XXVIII FIDE Congress 2018

VdA is a member of the organising team of the XXVIII FIDE Congress 2018, which is set to be held from 23 to 26 May 2018 at the Estoril Congress Centre in Lisbon. About 500 participants are expected at the upcoming Congress, which will gather leading figures of the legal community, including judges ...

Shoosmiths advises ComponentSource on relocation

Shoosmiths has advised leading software component provider ComponentSource on its move to new premises in Reading. ComponentSource will take up a new 10-year lease from 1 January 2018 at the innovative office development, The White Building. The post Shoosmiths advises ComponentSource on relocation ...

John Beggs QC and Aaron Rathmell in High Court win for Police and Crime Commissioner

John Beggs QC and Aaron Rathmell appeared for the Defendant in the recent case of R. v Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire EWHC 2867 , before Mr Justice Supperstone. The case dealt with a question of statutory interpretation: whether the “appropriate authority” in the police ...

Bär & Karrer Elects Daniel Flühmann to partner

Daniel Flühmann joined the firm in 2009 as a trainee and has since successively built an impressive track record of advising clients mainly in the areas of banking, insurance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and financial products. In his new role, he will co-lead Bär & Karrer's fintech ...

Exclusive: Mayer Brown insurance duo exit for Kennedys

Mayer Brown London insurance partners Ingrid Hobbs and Andy Westlake are set to join Kennedys, The Lawyer can reveal. These exits follow that of Mayer Brown insurance head David Chadwick, who is also set to join Kennedys alongside partner Andrew McGahey, as reported by The Lawyer last month. These ...

TSB appoints GE lawyer to general counsel as Crichton steps down

TSB has appointed a new general counsel from GE, following the decision of current legal boss Susan Crichton to retire at the end of January 2018. Former GE Capital Bank general counsel and company secretary Lorna Curry will take on the role, reporting to chief financial officer Ralph Coates. The ...

Ogier's Edward Mackereth named in UK's 50 most influential list

Ogier Global Managing Partner Edward Mackereth is one of the UK's top 50 most influential private client practitioners according to leading industry commentator eprivateclient. The 50 Most Influential list recognises and celebrates the most prominent and talented individuals in the private client ...

Three new members of Chambers

We are delighted to announce the addition of three new members of chambers. Samantha Crabb, 1996 call, and Timothy Harrington, 1997 call, have joined the Crime Group. They will be based in Birmingham.  Formerly members of Citadel Chambers they both bring strength to the Group with established ...

NKF advises on issuance of asset-backed notes by First Swiss Mobility

Niederer Kraft & Frey advised UBS AG as Joint Arranger, lead Joint Bookrunner and Joint Lead Manager, StormHarbour Securities LLP as Joint Arranger and Co-Manager and Credit Suisse AG and Zürcher Kantonalbank each as Joint Lead Manager and Joint Bookrunner in connection with the issuance by First ...

LK Shields advises on sale of Swan Plant Hire

LK Shields acted for the Vendors in the sale of Swan Plant Hire, the Irish construction equipment rental company, to the Loxam Group. The transaction was led by Gerry Halpenny, Partner of our Corporate Department, with the assistance of James Byrne, Solicitor, John Campbell and Shane O'Donohoe. The ...

Karanović & Nikolić advises OTP Bank on purchase of Vojvođanska Banka

Hungary's OTP Bank bought Vojvođanska Banka, as well as NGB Leasing and the National Bank of Greece's corporate loan portfolio in Serbia. This is one of the biggest recent banking transactions in the region and it was closed on Friday, the 1st of December in Belgrade. Karanović & ...

Magic circle firm bags first CDPQ mandate in UK

Linklaters and Weil Gotshal & Manges have won the top roles on Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec's first major foray into UK M&A. The deal sees CDPQ acquire a minority stake in Hyperion Insurance Group, investing more than $400m to provide new growth equity and liquidity to existing ...

The 60 second interview: Compliance should watch uncontrolled data growth

FTI Consulting's European Information Governance leader Sonia Cheng talks to The Lawyer about using Information Governance as a proactive tool as well as the main challenges companies face when implementing their governance framework, ahead of her session at Managing Risk and Litigation today. How ...

Reed Smith Asia managing partner to step down

Reed Smith has appointed a new Asia managing partner to succeed Roger Parker, who is stepping down after 18 months. Hong Kong-based global corporate practice co-chair Denise Jong has been appointed as the firm's new Asia managing partner. The post Reed Smith Asia managing partner to step down ...

Simmons posts 12 per cent jump in half-year revenue

Turnover at Simmons & Simmons has increased by 12 per cent in the firm's half year results for 2017/18. The firm posted a revenue figure of £167.3m, up from the previous year's first half figure of £149.4m. The post Simmons posts 12 per cent jump in half-year revenue appeared first on The Lawyer | ...

Live blog: Managing risk and litigation conference

17.45: The last session of the day is on litigation, business and ethics, with three human rights experts: Deok Joo Rhee QC of 39 Essex Chambers; Peter Frankental, Economic Relations and Programme Director at Amnesty International; and Mustafa Qadri, the founder of Equidem Research and Consulting. ...

DAC continues Latin American expansion with Argentinian tie-up

DAC Beachcroft has announced its latest Latin American expansion as the firm has agreed a new Argentian association. The post DAC continues Latin American expansion with Argentinian tie-up appeared first on The Lawyer | Legal News and Jobs | Advancing the business of law.

Norton Rose boosts crime team with white collar hire

Norton Rose Fulbright has hired partner Pamela Reddy to join its corporate and white collar crime team. Reddy joins from West End firm Simons Muirhead & Burton, where she worked for over two and a half years handling complex fraud, corruption and money laundering cases.   The post Norton Rose boosts ...

In-house lawyers: Are scorecards the answer for law firm collaboration?

In-house lawyers have put collaboration, communication and clarification with partner firms at the top of their to-do list.   The post In-house lawyers: Are scorecards the answer for law firm collaboration? appeared first on The Lawyer | Legal News and Jobs | Advancing the business of law.