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Bingham lawyers nervy as London partners mull exit

With his firm understood to be talking merger with Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Bingham McCutchen’s London managing partner James Roome could be set to quit, an exit that could have a major impact on Bingham’s future in the City. Indeed, so seismic is any potential departure of Roome & Co that a school of thought…

Top Scottish firm shifts cash to English banks ahead of referendum

A leading Scottish firm with offices north and south of the border has shifted its cash out of Scottish banks for fear that a vote in favour of independence could lead to a run on them. With just over a week to go until the people of Scotland vote on whether to remain part of…

Jones Day continues hiring spree with Paul Hastings securitisation partner Hamilton

Jones Day has raided Paul Hastings for capital markets partner Neil Hamilton, who has left the firm after just two years at the practice. Hamilton has a specific focus on securitisation and structured finance, with particular expertise in CLOs. The majority of his work has a cross-border element, and he works regularly with the US,…

Bingham lawyers nervy as London partners mull exit

With his firm understood to be talking merger with Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Bingham McCutchen’s London managing partner James Roome could be set to quit, an exit that could have a major impact on Bingham’s future in the City. Indeed, so seismic is any potential departure of Roome & Co that a school of thought…

US litigation boutique BuckleySandler launches in London

Washington DC-headquartered BuckleySandler has opened in London, the firm’s first international office. The financial services and financial crime boutique has launched with a single partner, Jamie Parkinson, who joined the firm three years ago from Mayer Brown. Parkinson has relocated from Washington to become BuckleySandler’s partner-in-residence in the City. The firm’s chairman, former Skadden partner…

Jones Day continues hiring spree with Paul Hastings securitisation partner Hamilton

Jones Day has raided Paul Hastings for capital markets partner Neil Hamilton, who has left the firm after just two years at the practice. Hamilton has a specific focus on securitisation and structured finance, with particular expertise in CLOs. The majority of his work has a cross-border element, and he works regularly with the US,…

US litigation boutique BuckleySandler launches in London

Washington DC-headquartered BuckleySandler has opened in London, the firm’s first international office. The financial services and financial crime boutique has launched with a single partner, Jamie Parkinson, who joined the firm three years ago from Mayer Brown. Parkinson has relocated from Washington to become BuckleySandler’s partner-in-residence in the City. The firm’s chairman, former Skadden partner…

Görg and Noerr advise on Germany's largest shopping centre development

German firms Görg and Noerr have taken the lead roles on the financing and development of Europe’s largest shopping centre in the heart of Berlin. The €600m (£479m) Mall of Berlin is set to open later this month. The site straddles former East and West Berlin and is close to the iconic Brandenberg Gate. Noerr…

Garrigues turns to Peruvian firm Rubio Leguía Normand for Lima office

Rubio Leguía Normand partners Óscar Arrús, Sergio Amiel, Thomas Thorndike and José Francisco Meier have joined Garrigues’ office in Lima. Arrús is now leading the projects team that advises on M&A transactions, finance and infrastructures. He was formerly a partner specialising in corporate law and capital markets at Peruvian firm Rubio Leguía Normand. Amiel was…

Freshfields bolsters US M&A and finance practices with new group heads from Wachtell and Skadden

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has added two partners, fomerly of elite US firms, to the newly created roles of M&A and leveraged finance heads in the US. The firm has taken on former Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz partner and the co-founder of private equity firm Paine & Partners, Mitchell Presser, as well as former Skadden…