Burges Salmon rides out Covid crisis to break £100m revenue threshold

Burges Salmon rides out Covid crisis to break £100m revenue threshold

Burges Salmon has become the latest firm to defy market uncertainty in the face of the coronavirus pandemic as it posted double-digit revenue growth to pass the £100m turnover milestone for the first time. A strong set of 2019/20 results for the Bristol-based firm saw revenue grow 11% from £94.6m to £104.9m as operating profit increased by …

Skadden doubles down on City recruitment drive with hire of Freshfields star Embley

Skadden doubles down on City recruitment drive with hire of Freshfields star Embley

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has hired one of the most well-known M&A partners in the City, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer veteran Bruce Embley.  The move is a major fillip for Skadden, which has long been accused of being too conservative in its City hiring policy as well as underweight in its M&A offering since …

Glass ceiling finally shattered for Magic Circle as Freshfields elects female senior partner

Glass ceiling finally shattered for Magic Circle as Freshfields elects female senior partner

While the upper echelon of City law has seen senior female leaders before in Penelope Warne at CMS, Sonya Leydecker at Herbert Smith and Lovells’ Lesley McDonagh before them, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has beaten Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and Linklaters to the punch by electing the first-ever woman to a top leadership role in …

‘An easy decision’: Sidley London private equity team lands at Goodwin 

‘An easy decision’: Sidley London private equity team lands at Goodwin 

Goodwin’s already eye-catching City office has pulled off another coup, attracting the storied Sidley Austin private equity team led by Erik Dahl and Christian Iwasko. Dahl and Iwasko, who joined Sidley from Kirkland & Ellis in 2016, were most recently co-leaders of Sidley’s private equity practice and co-heads of the European corporate and private equity group respectively.  

Legal Business Awards 2020 – CSR Programme of the Year

Legal Business Awards 2020 – CSR Programme of the Year

After reviewing dozens of highly impressive entries, we are now delighted to reveal the winner of CSR Programme of the Year at the 2020 Legal Business Awards. In recognition of either a single law firm, in-house team or chambers, or even a wider association, this award is given to those in the industry that have …

Australia yields two new board members for Ashurst as Davies gets re-elected in London

Australia yields two new board members for Ashurst as Davies gets re-elected in London

Ashurst has elected two new board members from its corporate partner ranks in Sydney and Melbourne while respected dealmaker Karen Davies has been reappointed in London. The move, which takes effect on 1 November, sees Sydney corporate partner Phil Breden and Melbourne corporate partner Kylie Lane elevated as Davies, who has been on the board since 2017, …

Dealwatch: Tech going gangbusters as elite firms line up $40bn SoftBank buyout and Klarna equity raise

Dealwatch: Tech going gangbusters as elite firms line up $40bn SoftBank buyout and Klarna equity raise

Standing out as one of the biggest mandates for external advisers in recent weeks, NVIDIA’s $40bn acquisition of Arm Limited from SoftBank kept transatlantic teams from Latham & Watkins and Morrison & Foerster on their toes in the artificial intelligence arena. The deal sees California-based tech multinational NVIDIA acquire the Cambridge-headquartered AI company Arm from …

Legal Business Awards 2020 – Corporate Team of the Year

Legal Business Awards 2020 – Corporate Team of the Year

The entries have been assessed, the shortlists have been drawn up and our panel of general counsel judges have had their say: we are now delighted to reveal the winner of Corporate Team of the Year for the 2020 Legal Business Awards. The successful firm in this category demonstrated excellence during 2019 in M&A or …

Legal Business Awards 2020 – Private Equity Team of the Year

Legal Business Awards 2020 – Private Equity Team of the Year

After much back-and-forth between the judges in a keenly contested category, we are now delighted to reveal the winner of Private Equity Team of the Year for the 2020 Legal Business Awards. The winner in this category demonstrated an ability to land the most significant mandates in an incredibly competitive market for private equity-backed deals. …

Legal Business Awards 2020 – Finance Team of the Year

Legal Business Awards 2020 – Finance Team of the Year

After much back-and-forth between the judges in this keenly contested category, we are now delighted to reveal the winner of Finance Team of the Year for the 2020 Legal Business Awards. The winner of this award operates at the cutting edge of the finance industry and has provided one standout example of work taken from …