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Exclusive: Quinn to defend Steve Bannon in Fire and Fury claims

Steve Bannon has turned to Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan following the explosive allegations made in journalist Michael Wolff’s exposé on the White House, The Lawyer understands. The embattled former adviser to Donald Trump is understood to have instructed the firm’s co-managing partner in Washington DC Michael Burck, who has been drafted in to defend […]

Walder Wyss tops M&A ranking

Walder Wyss AG tops the ranking by number of M&A Deals in 2017 among Swiss law firms, according to the final full-year league tables released by MergerMarket. We successfully handled 49 reportable M&A transactions, and a significant number of additional transactions could not have been reported for confidentiality reasons. Walder Wyss ranked 9 (out of […]

Vischer advises Oculis on CHF20m financing round

Oculis, a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of non-invasive topical treatment for back-of-the-eye diseases, announced the completion of a CHF 20m Series B financing. The round involved a syndicate of leading transatlantic life sciences investors composed of Novartis Venture Fund, Pivotal bioVenture Partners and Bay City Capital as well as existing investors including […]

Appointment strengthens trusts and probate expertise

Shoosmiths continues to expand its expertise in contentious trusts and probate with the recruitment of Tara McInnes, who will be based at the firm’s Thames Valley office. Senior associate Tara (previously a partner at Gardner Leader Solicitors) is a full member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and brings a wealth […]

Ogier shortlisted for High Yield Deal of the Year at IFLR Asia Awards 2018

Ogier has been shortlisted for the high yield deal of the year category for the 2018 IFLR Asia Awards. The firm is listed alongside King & Wood Mallesons, Linklaters and Grandall Law Firm,  for its work on the Xinhu Zhongbao US$700 million senior notes issue. Ogier acted as BVI legal counsel to Xinhu (BVI) Holding […]

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners promotes five new partners

The international law firm Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners announces the promotion of five new partners: Gabriele Arcuri, Emanuele Bosia, Mariasole Conticelli, Eva Cruellas Sada and Andrea Gritti. Gabriele Arcuri (Corporate/M&A, Rome) is an expert in corporate and commercial law, corporate governance of private companies, mergers and acquisitions, divestment and acquisition of share packages and […]

Conyers appoints new chief operating officer

Conyers has named Paul Naylor as Chief Operating Officer. Paul will assume the role on 1 April, succeeding Stephen DeSilva who is set to retire on 31 March, after more than 25 years with the firm. “Conyers is a leading international law firm and I am delighted to be joining the management team and working […]

Khaitan & Co advises Reliance Brands on acquisition of stake in Genesis Luxury Fashion

Khaitan & Co advised Reliance Brands Limited in relation to acquisition of significant minority in Genesis Luxury Fashion Private Limited from Splendor Distributions Ltd (formerly L Capital GLF Ltd). The core transaction team included Rahul Dutt (Partner), Aakash Choubey (Partner), Pavi Jain (Senior Associate), Siddharth Anand (Associate) and Anish Mohanty (Associate) with assistance from the […]

Khaitan & Co advises Spectro Analytical Labs on sale of 60% stake

Khaitan & Co advised Spectro Analytical Labs Limited (Spectro) and its promoters on the sale of 60% stake in Spectro to Eurofins Environment Testing Lux Holding SARL (Eurofins) and allotment of 100% preference share capital of Spectro to Eurofins. The consideration for the sale and allotment of shares to Eurofins. Anand Mehta (Partner), Aayush Misra […]

Khaitan advises Tata Power on debentures issuance

Khaitan & Co advised Tata Power Company Limited on the issuance and subscription of unsecured, non-cumulative, redeemable, taxable, listed, rated, non-convertible debentures aggregating to INR 1500 Crores. The Debentures were listed on the wholesale debt market segment of BSE Limited. Manisha Shroff (Partner), Madhuparna Dasgupta (Principal Associate), Rolwine Alva (Senior Associate) and Ankit Chavan (Associate) […]