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Eversheds Sutherland completes Singapore merger

Eversheds Sutherland has completed its merger with Singaporean firm Harry Elias Partnership, a year after the talks started. It marks the first major international expansion for the newly combined global firm and allows it to offer Singaporean law advice through the local partnership. The Singapore merger was initiated by legacy Eversheds, which started discussions with […]

Walker Morris acts on planning appeal for site near Leeds airport

Planning specialists at Walker Morris have acted for The Learmouth Property Investment Company in a successful planning appeal against a planning condition imposed by Leeds City Council.  The site involved is an existing car park within the boundaries of Leeds Bradford Airport Industrial Estate at Yeadon, West Yorkshire. In November 2014, the Council granted permission to allow […]

Walder Wyss helps gategroup on bond issue

Gategroup successfully raised CHF300m through the issuance of a fixed rate five-year senior bond with a final maturity on February 28, 2022. The bond with a coupon of 3% pa has been issued by gategroup Finance (Luxembourg) and is guaranteed by its parent company gategroup Holding AG. gategroup will apply for the listing of the […]

Collas Crill associate named Jersey’s ‘Junior Lawyer of the Year’

Collas Crill associate Julie Harrigan has been named ‘Junior Lawyer of the Year’ by The Law Society of Jersey, chosen from a very strong list of candidates that showcased the bright future of Jersey’s legal industry. Julie joined the firm nine years ago as a legal assistant and has day to day responsibility for the Jersey arm of […]

First post-housing white paper planning appeal granted

Shoosmiths has advised IM Land on securing a successful planning appeal for a major residential and mixed-use scheme, the first to be approved since the publishing of the government’s housing white paper. Plans to build 750 new homes at Curborough, near Lichfield, have been approved by Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid […]

Cooley London growth continues as firm nears $1bn

Cooley has posted a 7 per cent rise in total revenue for 2016, a drop on the previous year’s 14 per cent hike and also down on 2014’s 19 per cent increase. Despite the slower rate of growth the West Coast US firm is nearing the $1bn revenue mark, posting a total turnover for 2016 […]

White & Case City revenue rises to $290m as global turnover jumps 7 per cent

White & Case’s London revenue has grown 3.5 per cent to $290m (£231m) amid a global turnover hike of nearly 7 per cent to $1.6bn. Last year White & Case dislodged Latham & Watkins in The Lawyer’s annual International Top 30 ranking, having posted an 18 per cent rise in UK revenue from $240m to […]

City law firms could witness ‘100% overnight increase’ in business rates

Some City law firms could see an overnight increase in their business rates bills of more than 100 per cent come April, thanks to a revaluation of the tax this week. Businesses across the City will pay an extra £1.4bn – 33 per cent more than current rates – over the next five years in accordance […]

JLL looks to expand specialist business with GC hire

Jones Lang LaSalle is set to grow its specialist business Tétris Design and Build with the recruitment of a new head of legal. Tétris specialises in office, hotel and retail fit-out projects with a turnover of around €500m and over 500 staff delivering projects in 15 countries. A spokesperson on behalf of Tétris said: “The growth of Tétris combined with […]

Sidley raids Kirkland again for seven-partner Munich team

Sidley Austin has tapped Kirkland & Ellis again to boost its German office, hiring a seven-partner team in Munich. The team is led by lead Munich partner Volker Kullmann, who represents private equity houses on M&A transactions and corporate finance. He will be joined by corporate partners Björn Holland, Marcus Klie, Christian Zuleger and Nicole Schlatter. Finance […]