White & Case and Weil Gotshal & Manges have taken lead roles on Sony’s $2.3bn acquisition of a majority stake in EMI Music Publishing, which owns songs by artists like Sam Smith, Queen and Kanye West. Sony has bought Mubadala Investment Company’s 60% stake in EMI to take its total share of the company up to […]
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Linklaters has become the first magic circle firm to secure Chinese law capability after receiving government approval for its joint operations in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ). The firm has secured a long-awaited official tie-up with best friend firm Zhao Sheng, a Shanghai-based boutique led by former Linklaters consultant Eric Liu, after approval was granted by the Shanghai Bureau of […]
Firm’s non-US business sees PEP rebound on year as revenue rises 13% Eversheds Sutherland has posted double-digit increases in both revenue and profit per equity partner (PEP) for its non-US business during the 2017-18 financial year. The firm has boosted its PEP by 12% from £726,000 to £812,000, reaching a record high. Last year, the […]
Partner exits from the US firm’s City office rise to five this year Jones Day real estate partner Alex Millar is set to leave the firm to join Travers Smith, Leaders-in-Law understands, in the latest exit from the US firm’s London arm.
DLA Piper is set to open an office in Dublin with the hire of corporate partner David Carthy from Irish firm William Fry. The move, which has been in the works for at least 18 months, will see the firm launch a new base in the Irish capital that will initially focus on the financial services, technology and life […]
A cursory exploration of the hiring strategies of American firms in 2017 leads straight to Kirkland or Latham. Yet The Lawyer’s Top 50 US firms in London report shows the brouhaha around David Higgins eclipses other, equally targeted talent acquisitions. And arguably one of the most significant hires in the last few years has been […]
With just three weeks until the 25 May deadline, global firms are still grappling with the challenges presented by the new General Data Protection Regulation For privacy and data security lawyers at global law firms, there’s never been a busier time.
Pinsent Masons is advising the BBC as the broadcaster and the Guardian newspaper reach a settlement with offshore law firm Appleby over the ‘Paradise Papers’ data hack. The litigation, which was settled Friday afternoon (4 May), comes after Appleby took legal action against both news outlets, citing breach of confidence following the data hack in May 2016. In an […]
Ashurst is carrying out a review of its business services function, scrapping the position of executive assistants to bringing in a new business services role of “practice executive”. This move puts 80 secretarial roles in London at risk. There will be 35 practice executives in London, covering a broader line of work than traditional secretaries […]
Slaughter and May, Linklaters and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher are all advising on the proposed merger of supermarket giants Asda and Sainsbury’s, a deal which is set to reshape the UK’s grocery industry. The merger discussions between the UK’s second and third largest food retailers were revealed this weekend, with an announcement to the London Stock Exchange […]