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CLIFFORD CHANCE ADVISES MITSUBISHI CORPORATION ON ITS ACQUISITION OF CERMAQ ASA

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has advised Mitsubishi Corporation on its voluntary cash offer for the entire issued share capital of Cermaq ASA, a multinational fish farming group listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The acquisition, which is valued at approximately NOK8,880million (£838million) completed earlier in November. An international Clifford Chance team advised on…

Irwin Mitchell Appoints Head Of Pensions To Growing Business Team

Leading law firm, Irwin Mitchell, has announced that it has appointed DWF’s UK Head of Pensions, Martin Jenkins, to its fast-growing London office. Moving to Irwin Mitchell as Head of Pensions, Martin is the ninth Partner to join the firm’s Business Legal Services (BLS) division since the start of the year and joins London Partners…

CLIFFORD CHANCE ADVISES LEGAL & GENERAL ON RECORD £2.5 BILLION BUYOUT WITH THE TRW PENSION SCHEME

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has advised Legal & General’s Retirement, (LGR) business on a £2.5 billion partial buyout with automotive supplier TRW Pension Scheme, (“the Scheme”). The transaction, the UK’s largest pension buyout, will remove these liabilities from TRW Automotive’s balance sheet and insure over 22,000 of the Scheme’s pensioners. This is the…

Desai Diwanji, JSA on $72m Japanese chemical M&A

Desai & Diwanji acted for Hyderabad Chemicals and its shareholders in its Rs 450 crore sale of 74 per cent stake to Japanese listed company Nihon Nohyaku which was advised by J Sagar Associates (JSA). D&D Mumbai partner Vihang Virkar and senior associate Ayesha Rai acted for Hyderabad Chemicals. Virkar said in an email: “The…

Clifford Chance boosts Washington office with Bingham structured finance team

Clifford Chance has recruited a five-strong team from beleaguered US firm Bingham McCutchen to its Washington DC office, led by partners Robert Gross and William Cejudo, in a bid to enhance its US structured finance and real estate finance offering. Gross advises investment banks, hedge funds, issuers, sellers and investors on structured and asset-based financings,…

Reed Smith Expands Japan Business Team With Addition of Shigehito Onimura

Reed Smith today announced the addition of Shigehito (Shig) Onimura as counsel in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Onimura joins the firm from Lamb & Kawakami LLP, where he was a partner. “Shig has substantial experience in international business and compliance, further strengthening the firm’s corporate capabilities for its Japanese contacts and clients,” said John…

Morgan Lewis Enhances Middle East Dispute Resolution and Regulatory Capabilities with the Addition of Rebecca Kelly

DUBAI, December 1, 2014: Morgan Lewis has enhanced its dispute resolution and regulatory services out of its Dubai office with the addition of partner Rebecca Kelly, an accomplished lawyer with nearly a decade of experience handling dispute resolution and regulatory matters in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and across the Middle East region. Formerly a…

Partner Mark Dunster appointed Head of the Guernsey Bar

Advocate Mark Dunster has been appointed Bâtonnier of the Guernsey Bar. A partner at Carey Olsen Guernsey, Mr Dunster was elected by his fellow members of the Bar and took over from Advocate Mark Helyar at the end of October. The Bâtonnier is the head of the Guernsey Bar and is appointed for a period…

STEPHENSON HARWOOD FURTHER STRENGTHENS CORPORATE PRACTICE WITH TWO NEW PARTNER HIRES

International law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has appointed Geoff Gouriet and Sam Gray as partners to its London corporate practice. Both join on 11 November 2014 from Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, where Geoff was head of the corporate team. Geoff specialises in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and equity capital markets-related work….

India’s TMT Law Practice takes over Chennai IP firm APR Associates

India’s TMT Law Practice has established a foothold in the southern part of the country after merging with APR Associates in the city of Chennai. The Chennai office of the New Delhi-headquartered law firm has a 13-member team, and is headed by partner Rajesh Ramanathan. “We are very excited about this merger. TMT Law Practice…