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  • Slaughters and Ashurst team up on Interserve’s rescue plan
    Slaughter and May and Ashurst are leading for embattled contractor Interserve, which has revealed that it is seeking a recovery plan amid fears of a Carillion-style collapse. The rescue plan, which aims to scale back its £500m debt pile, will see the Reading-based outsourcer convert much of its debt into new shares, potentially handing control of the […]
    Gabriella Kane
  • Kirkland prepares for leadership handover as firm names next chair
    A Chicago corporate partner is to take the reins of Kirkland & Ellis, as the US firm preps for chairman Jeff Hammes’ leadership handover in February 2020. Private equity specialist Jon Ballis will step into the shoes of Hammes in two years time, bringing his 10-year tenure as chairman to an end. Ballis’ practice focuses on leveraged […]
    Lucy Harley-McKeown
  • Ogier advises Transocean in the acquisition of Ocean Rig UDW
    By Bradley Kruger, Cynthia Anandajayasekeram, Ross Wilding Ogier has advised Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) on the Cayman law aspects of its successful acquisition of Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ: ORIG) valued at approximately $2.7 billion, inclusive of Ocean Rig UDW Inc.’s net debt. The transaction completed on 5 December 2018. Transocean Ltd. is a leading international provider of […]
    The Lawyer
  • TLT’s legal tech kit that can advise not just triage
    An innovative solution from TLT and US tech group LegalSifter can slash lawyers’ BAU admin burden, but it can also do so much more The post TLT’s legal tech kit that can advise not just triage appeared first on The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs.
    Alex Taylor
  • Live blog: crunch time for the Brexit deal
    The latest reaction as Theresa May fights to get her Brexit deal through Parliament. The post Live blog: crunch time for the Brexit deal appeared first on The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs.
    Richard Simmons
  • Whatever happened to… the last KWM trainees?
    Two years on from the collapse of KWM's UK arm, The Lawyer has tracked down the trainees who were working for the firm at the time to see what became of them. The post Whatever happened to… the last KWM trainees? appeared first on The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs.
    Richard Simmons
  • University of Law to go head to head with Nottingham Trent with new campus launch
    The University of Law has announced plans to open a tenth campus, in Nottingham. Based at One Royal Standard Place, it will open to students next September. It will offer the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) – at least until those courses are phased out with the introduction of the new […]
    Richard Simmons
  • The speed read: transparency shenanigans and the battle in the insurance market
    The Solicitors Regulation Authority rarely makes for gripping reading, but this week was an exception, as The Lawyer also reported on mid-market mergers and expansive insurance players. The post The speed read: transparency shenanigans and the battle in the insurance market appeared first on The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs.
    Richard Simmons
  • Ince’s London head to step down in favour of Gordon Dadds’ Biles
    Ince & Co’s London head is to leave the firm after the completion of its merger with Gordon Dadds, just over a year after he was appointed to the leadership role. Formerly Ince’s director of HR, Andrew Jameson will leave the firm following its tie-up with AIM-listed Gordon Dadds. It is understood that the newly-merged […]
    Lucy Harley-McKeown
  • Ashurst and Freshfields face off in battle for British oil company
    Ashurst, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and K&L Gates are advising on the £608m hostile takeover offer of British oil and gas company Faroe Petroleum by a Norwegian rival. At the end of November, Norwegian company DNO ASA swooped in amid the slide in the price of oil to announce its firm intention to make an offer for Faroe Petroleum, […]
    Gabriella Kane