SDT kickstarts misconduct hearing into Leigh Day Iraq war claims

Leigh Day co-founder Martyn Day is one of three lawyers facing allegations of misconduct before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT), as the seven-week hearing begins today. The allegations have been made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) in relation to “the endorsement” of allegations that “the British Army had unlawfully killed, tortured and mistreated Iraqi […]

Ropes finance partner leaves for White & Case

White & Case’s London hiring spree has continued with the hire of Ropes & Gray finance partner Chris McGarry. McGarry was a comparatively new partner at Ropes, joining in 2015 from Weil Gotshal & Manges. Clifford Chance-trained McGarry was an associate at Weil, having moved back into private practice after spending four years in-house at RBS. […]

The Ambition issue: Allen & Overy’s bet on IP

Allen & Overy’s bit to dominate in IP litigation is outlined in the cover feature of The Lawyer’s first-ever monthly edition, which coalesces reporting, insight and data around the core idea of ambition. That ambition can be inward-facing, where legal teams or law firms set themselves goals to improve their own processes, and outward-facing, where it’s all […]

Khaitan advises First Gulf Bank on merger

Khaitan & Co advised First Gulf Bank (FGB) in relation to its merger with National Bank of Abu Dhabi including the compliances under the Indian regulations that would need to be completed prior to the merger for enforcement of the existing Indian law governed securities created in favour of FGB by Indian borrowers/Indian parent companies, […]

är & Karrer advises EQT and Kuoni on Hotelbeds combination

Kuoni Travel Holding Ltd, owned by EQT VII, a fund of the private equity group EQT, and the Kuoni and Hugentobler Foundation, has entered into a binding agreement on the sale of its GTD business division (GTA) to Hotelbeds Group, owned by a consortium led by Cinven und Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). Bär […]

Two Luxembourg partners recognised in Chambers Europe guide

Ogier partners Daniel Richards and Fabien Debroise have been listed as “notable practitioners” in the firm’s growing Luxembourg office in the latest Chambers Europe guide. The guide lists Ogier’s banking and finance practice as one of the top 18 teams in the Duchy of Luxembourg – noting that it is a recent entrant to the […]

Schoenherr wins IFLR award

Schoenherr was named “Austrian Law Firm of the Year” by Financial Law Review at the IFLR European Awards Ceremony held in London on 20 April. Additionally, Schoenherr was honoured for its leading role in the restructuring of HETA’s governmental liabilities by receiving the “European Restructuring Deal of the Year” award. The post Schoenherr wins IFLR award […]

How to move from in-house back to private practice

DAC Beachcroft partner Rachel Cropper-Mawer spent time in-house at Willis International and BP before returning to private practice. Here are her tips on how to go back… Rachel Cropper-Mawer It used to be that going in house was regarded as a one-way ticket, but nothing could be more different today. This publication has spoken often […]

Gateley Hamer expands team with two appointments

Specialist property consultancy, Gateley Hamer, has expanded its team in Birmingham with the appointment of Edward Jones, new Head of Easements & Wayleaves and Surveyor Camilla Horsfall. Edward joins from Carter Jonas where he was an associate partner for two years. Prior to that he worked for Dalcour Maclaren and Savills, specialising in utilities and […]

Walker Morris advises on Flagship Extra Care Development

Specialist advisers at Walker Morris have supported Harrogate Neighbours Housing Association and regeneration specialist, Keepmoat, on a £7.8m extra care development for older people in Harrogate. Work is now underway on The Cuttings development, which received a £3.275m contribution from the Homes and Communities Agency and is being built on a former depot site gifted by North […]