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Weil European high yield star Gil Strauss to join Simpson Thacher

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has re-hired prominent high yield partner Gil Strauss less than two years after he joined Weil Gotshal & Manges in London, Legal Week can reveal.

20 Aug 2014 | 17:00 | secure


inner image Mishcons gears up for switch to all-equity LLP model

Mishcon de Reya is set to overhaul its partnership model to an all-equity structure and become a limited liability partnership (LLP) by the end of autumn next year.

19 Aug 2014 | 17:05 | secure

inner image Slaughters and HSF lead on $14bn BHP de-merger

Slaughter and May, Herbert Smith Freehills and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton have won the top mandates advising BHP Billiton on a transformative de-merger which is set to create a $14bn (£8.4bn) independent global metals and mining company.

19 Aug 2014 | 16:40 | secure

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Squire Patton Boggs cuts ties with legacy Middle East affiliate as part of post-merger integration

Squire Patton Boggs is to cut ties with legacy Squire Sanders' former Saudia Arabian alliance firm Al-Enezee in favour of a post-merger affiliation with legacy Patton Boggs' Middle Eastern partner.

19 Aug 2014 | 12:49 | secure

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Ashurst taps White & Case, O’Melveny in Asia finance push

Ashurst has raided White & Case and O'Melveny & Myers in a hiring spree aimed at filling perceived gaps in its Asian practice.

19 Aug 2014 | 09:58 | secure

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HSF down to one partner in Abu Dhabi after Clydes secures Islamic finance hire

Clyde & Co has sealed the hire of Islamic finance partner Adil Hussain from Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), leaving the firm with just one partner in Abu Dhabi.

19 Aug 2014 | 00:20 | secure

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Withers makes first West Coast partner hire as new San Francisco office takes root

Withers has continued its US expansion with the hire of its first partner for its newly established San Francisco office

18 Aug 2014 | 12:27 | secure

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Slaughter and May pilots working from home scheme

Slaughter and May is piloting a working from home initiative for associates and partners across its key practice areas.

18 Aug 2014 | 11:15 | secure

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Jones Day and Skadden lead on Coca-Cola's $2bn Monster deal

Jones Day, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have taken lead roles on the brand exchange deal between soft drink giant Coca-Cola and the Monster Beverage Corporation.

15 Aug 2014 | 11:10 | secure

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Allen and Overy tops capital market rankings for H1 2014 as total deal value grows

Allen and Overy (A&O) topped both the bank and issuer rankings for debt capital market transactions in the first six months of 2014, according to Thomson Reuters' latest global league tables.

15 Aug 2014 | 10:47 | secure

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Irwin Mitchell turnover nudges up as firm remains focused on expansion

Irwin Mitchell saw group income rise by 1.2% over the 2013-14 financial year, with turnover up to £202.7m from last year's mark of £200.3m.

15 Aug 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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Ex-KWM management duo to spearhead growth of PwC Asia legal arm

Former King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) Australia head Tony O'Malley and M&A and tax head Tim Blue are to join PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to spearhead the expansion of the accounting giant's legal services business across Asia-Pacific.

14 Aug 2014 | 16:00 | secure

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Linklaters diversity stats reveal 7% of EMEA partners outside London are women

Only 7% of Linklaters' EMEA partners outside London are female, according to its 2014 diversity statistics.

14 Aug 2014 | 11:50 | secure

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Skadden and Cravath secure advisory roles on $600m banana bid

Cravath Swaine & Moore and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have won roles on an unsolicited bid for US fruit giant Chiquita Brands International by Cutrale Group and the Safra Group.

13 Aug 2014 | 18:16 | secure

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Slater & Gordon UK smashes £100m mark as firm more than doubles revenue

Slater & Gordon is set to break into the top 50 UK firms after unveiling domestic revenue of A$182.5m (£100m).

12 Aug 2014 | 15:07 | secure