Ogier advises FESCO on note restructuring

Ogier has advised shipping and logistics firm FESCO on the restructuring of their US$875 million notes. An Ogier team led by partner Michael Killourhy and managing associate Christian Burns-Di Lauro advised on the BVI law elements of the deal, and in particular, the restructuring of the US$875 million of notes issued by a FESCO subsidiary. […]

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Software giant Mozilla hires new GC from Twitter

Software company Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser, has brought in a new general counsel from social media giant Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters.  Amy Keating will join Mozilla in early September after six years as Twitter’s deputy general counsel. She replaces Jishnu Menon, who left for Netflix in May.  The move will be Keating’s latest […]

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Burges Salmon picks new tech providers after two-year innovation project

Burges Salmon is making technology a priority with a new raft of appointments and investments aimed at revolutionising legal service delivery. The firm’s Business Solutions team is set to welcome former senior associate Emma Sorrell as legal innovation specialist and former integration specialist Ian Huddart as technology innovation specialist. It has also subscribed to powerhouse […]

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RPC hit with professional negligence claim over client costs

Lawyers from RPC have had their actions described as falling “someway short of what competent solicitors would have done” as a district court judge in Leeds declined the firm’s application to throw out a professional negligence claim against it. RPC had been advising the founder of tech company Stayput Solutions Deborah Forster during her protracted legal […]

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Homebase hands first-time mandate to Kirkland on restructuring bid

Kirkland & Ellis has won a first-time mandate from struggling DIY chain Homebase, which earlier today confirmed it was planning a company voluntary arrangement (CVA). Homebase is the latest retailer to announce such a move and follows in the wake of similar CVAs entered into by New Look, Prezzo and Mothercare. A CVA can be used by […]

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Ashurst client Royal Mail hit with £50m fine for competition breaches

Royal Mail, advised by a team from Ashurst, has been unable to fend off a £50m fine from Ofcom, after an investigation into the business’s practices in 2014 found the delivery giant had “abused its dominant position in bulk mail delivery”. Three-partner firm Towerhouse advised Whistl, then known as TNT, which was trying to break into […]

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Slaughters and Weil lead on £1.2bn bid for Sheilas’ Wheels owner

Weil Gotshal & Manges and Slaughter and May have advised on the £1.2bn buyout of esure to Bain Capital in one of the largest insurance deals of the year so far. Slaughters led for esure, the owner of insurance brand Sheilas’ Wheels and former owner of price comparison website Gocompare.com. The deal team was led by corporate […]

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Clifford Chance’s Perth head decamps for Norton Rose Fulbright

Clifford Chance’s Perth managing partner has left the firm for Norton Rose Fulbright in the latest high-profile exit from the magic circle firm’s Australian office. Paul Lingard, a partner in Clifford Chance’s mining group, is moving over to Norton Rose Fulbright, alongside Herbert Smith Freehills executive counsel Miriam D’Souza. She too is joining Norton Rose’s corporate […]

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TLT acts on £4.4m cancer screening investment

TLT has advised Micrima, the Bristol-based cancer screening company, on a £4.4m equity funding round to support the further development and commercial launch of its breast imaging system, MARIA. The funding was led by Technology Venture Partners, The Angel CoFund (ACF), Venture Founders and several individual investors, bringing the total amount raised by Micrima to […]

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