Addleshaws and Ashurst picked as favourites as GVC pitches in for Ladbrokes takeover

Addleshaws and Ashurst picked as favourites as GVC pitches in for Ladbrokes takeover

Addleshaw Goddard and Ashurst are acting as gaming and betting company GVC Holdings launches a proposed £3.9bn takeover of rival Ladbrokes Coral. The proposed deal, announced today (7 December), would create a global online gambling group that the boards of the two companies claim would have strong growth prospects and an enhanced position in some …

In-house: TSB brings in GE legal head to replace retiring Crichton

In-house: TSB brings in GE legal head to replace retiring Crichton

TSB Bank has hired a new general counsel (GC) from GE Renewable Energy to replace retiring GC Susan Crichton, who guided it through both an initial public offer (IPO) and subsequent takeover. The Edinburgh-based bank has appointed Lorna Curry, GC at the Hydro arm of multinational conglomerate GE, to replace Crichton (pictured), who is set …

Eversheds Sutherland elects Thompson chair in second female C-suite move in City Law this week

Eversheds Sutherland elects Thompson chair in second female C-suite move in City Law this week

Eversheds Sutherland has elected the first-ever female chair of its UK-based international business, with financial services product head Pamela Thompson chosen today (5 December) over ‘a number of very strong candidates’. Thompson will take the position of chair of the Eversheds Sutherland International LLP for a term of four years from next May, after incumbent …

In-house: Aviva appoints new UK insurance head as RBS ends search for legal operations chief

In-house: Aviva appoints new UK insurance head as RBS ends search for legal operations chief

FTSE 100 insurer Aviva has appointed former Bupa UK legal director Alison Gammon as its UK Insurance general counsel (GC) following the departures of Aviva UK Life GC and company secretary Monica Risam and Tim Vickers, who led Aviva’s General Insurance legal team. Aviva recently brought its UK Life Assurance and UK General Insurance businesses …