Entries by leadersinlaw

White & Case and Weil lead on $2.3bn Sony acquisition

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 […]

Linklaters secures Chinese law capability

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 […]

Eversheds Sutherland PEP jumps 12% to break £800,000

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 […]

DLA Piper confirms Dublin launch plan

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 […]

Pinsent Masons advises BBC over ‘Paradise Papers’ leaks

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 carries out secretarial review with 80 jobs at risk

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 […]