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Norton Rose disputes partner exits to lead Pillsbury global arbitration practice

US firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has taken on international disputes lawyer Deborah Ruff from Norton Rose Fulbright to launch a London dispute practice, The Lawyer can reveal. Ruff was a partner at Fulbright and Jaworski for just over a year before the firm merged with Norton Rose in June 2013. She was a partner […]

Asia moves: DLA Piper shakes up Asia leadership team

DLA Piper has named Shanghai corporate Qiang Li and Hong Kong disputes partner Satpal Gobindpuri as co-regional managing partners in Asia, as part of a series of regional leadership changes. MinterEllison has taken on property development lawyer Carla Deluca as a Melbourne-based partner. She was previously a senior associate of Herbert Smith Freehills, where she […]

Freshfields and Davis Polk lead on $7bn Total deal

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Davis Polk & Wardwell have been drafted in to advise Total on the $7.45 bn (£5.7bn) acquisition of Maersk Oil. The Freshfields team was led by Paris partner Hervé Pisani and oil and gas co-head Graham Watson. Simon Milthers and Martin Allan Christensen led the team from Danish law firm Bech-Bruun, […]

LK Shields advises on Oasis sale

LK Shields Solicitors advised the shareholders of Offsite Archive Storage and Integrated Services Holdings Limited (Oasis) on the sale of Oasis in a secondary buy-out backed by Montagu Private Equity (Montagu). Serving clients since 1999, Oasis is one of the largest and most diverse professional record and information management companies in Europe. The post LK […]

New partners for Ogier Cayman Investment Funds team

Ogier has promoted Joanne Huckle and Piers Dryden from the Cayman Investment Funds team to the firm’s partnership. Piers and Joanne take the firm’s global partnership to 54, and follow the arrival of partner Anthony Partridge in February, and the promotion of James Heinicke in the Cayman fund finance team to the partnership last year. […]

Maravela helps Standex in first Romanian investment

Maravela Asociații assisted the Amercan Group Standex International Corporation regarding its first investment on the Romanian market, namely the acquisition of the Romanian branch of laser specialist Piazza Rossa Group. Maravela’s team was co-ordinated by Gelu Maravela, Managing Partner, Felix Tapai, Tax Partner and the specialist Stelios Savva, Of counsel. Complex assistance consisted of all […]

Karanović & Nikolić advises on Telenor Banka acquisition

Karanović & Nikolić advised River Styxx Capital on the acquisition of Telenor Banka. The companies signed an agreement by which the Bulgaria-based investment fund will acquire 85% of Telenor’s shares in the Serbian online bank. The Karanović & Nikolić team – led by Darko Jovanović, Ivan Nonković and Mina Srecković – performed the due diligence of Telenor Banka, […]

Egorov advises on National Media company sale

A team of associates from the Corporate and M&A Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners provided legal advice on a transaction involving the sale of shares in one of the companies belonging to National Media Group. The project was unique in that the associates successfully used a new transactional mechanism for legal support that […]

Wrongly enforced cessation of sexual relations

Bridget Dolan QC secured HRA damages award for claimant after wrongly enforced cessation of sexual relations Bridget acted for the successful claimant in this unique claim for damages for breach of Article 8 ECHR brought against a local authority who wrongfully failed to provide sexual education to a learning disabled man for over a year. […]

The 60 second interview: EY UK legal boss on the revolution that will change everything

EY partner and head of law for UK and Ireland Philip Goodstone talks to The Lawyer ahead of this year’s Business Leadership Summit in association with Propero Partners, which focuses on the law firm of 2025. Philip Goodstone Will every lawyer be agile working/working remotely by 2025? No, but an increasing number will. There are huge […]