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Dentons strengthens Qatar construction team with new hires

Bolstering our Construction capabilities in Qatar, Senior Associate Paul Prescott and Associate Gabriel Olufemi (both formerly of Pinsent Masons) joined Dentons’ Qatar Construction team in May 2019. Paul and Gabriel both have extensive experience of providing advice on projects for public and private sector clients in the Middle East, Africa and UK, including advice on…

Paul Hastings Hires Leading French Tax Partner Bruno Leroy

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm’s growth in Europe is continuing with the addition of tax partner Bruno Leroy to the Paris office. Bruno joins from Dechert, where he focused on M&A and private equity tax structuring, as well as general tax advice to corporate clients. – “Bruno’s reputation…

Paul Hastings’ London M&A Team Closes a Flurry of Deals

Amid market uncertainty and reports of lower transaction volumes, the M&A and PE team at Paul Hastings in London has been enjoying an exceptionally busy period of deal activity. – This week saw the firm, with a team led by private equity star Anu Balasubramanian and including recently promoted partner Matthew Poxon, advise Oakley Capital on…

Weil Advises Bain Capital on the Majority Acquisition of Kantar from WPP

Weil is advising Bain Capital on its acquisition and financing of a 60% stake in Kantar, valuing the global market research business at c.$4 billion. Founded in 1993, Kantar employs over 30,000 people operating in over a hundred countries worldwide. The deal is expected to close in 2020, subject to certain conditions, including shareholder and…

Weil to Add Banking Partner Paul Stewart in London Download Print

International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP today announced that Paul Stewart will join the Firm as a Banking & Finance partner in the London office. – Paul is currently a Banking partner at Ashurst. His expertise covers domestic and international finance transactions with significant expertise in leveraged acquisition finance and debt restructuring. Paul’s…

Saudi Arabia officially introduces first bespoke Maritime Law

The ambition and projects set out in Vision 2030 to make Saudi Arabia a logistics and maritime hub necessitated the expansion and regulation of the maritime industry. The issuance of the first bespoke Maritime Law indicates the importance of the maritime sector to Saudi Arabia’s economy and development plans, and is a significant development in…

Cooley Partner Named Distinguished Leader in NYC

The New York Law Journal has recognized Kathy Pakenham, partner-in-charge of Cooley’s New York office, as one of its Distinguished Leaders of the Year. – The awards recognize 23 lawyers in leadership roles who have achieved impressive results in the past year, demonstrating clear leadership skills leading to positive outcomes.  – Widely recognized as one…

Cooley’s London Office Heading to 22 Bishopsgate

Cooley is moving its London office from Dashwood House, where it opened in 2015, to a state-of-the-art new space, 22 Bishopsgate. Cooley is targeting a Q3 2020 move. More than 200 employees will occupy the 75,000-square-foot space across three floors. – 22 Bishopsgate will offer an art gallery, fresh food market, innovation hub, business club,…

Reed Smith continues Paris office expansion with hire of leading intellectual property partner

Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that Marianne Schaffner has joined as a partner in its IP, Technology & Data practice in the firm’s Paris office. – She joins as the head of the Intellectual Property team in Paris and of the Patent practice in Europe. Two associates will also be joining the firm. …

Charles Russell Speechlys appoints Simon Ridpath as new Managing Partner

Charles Russell Speechlys is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Ridpath as the firm’s next Managing Partner. – Simon joined the firm in 2007. As a restructuring and insolvency lawyer, he provides advisory, transactional and contentious advice, acting primarily for insolvency practitioners in corporate administrations, receiverships, liquidations and when appointed as trustees in bankruptcy….