Revolving doors: Mishcon loses City funds chief to OMM as firms bulk up in Asia

Revolving doors: Mishcon loses City funds chief to OMM as firms bulk up in Asia

O’Melveny & Myers (OMM) made a strategic move last week as it continues to ramp up its City office with the hire of Mishcon de Reya’s co-head of funds and financial services while Eversheds also looked to bolster its London presence. In Asia, Morrison & Foerster made a high-profile hire when it recruited Winston & Strawn’s Asia head of litigation.

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Eversheds merges with Heisse Kursawe after ‘a very long courtship’ as it plans greater German investment

Eversheds merges with Heisse Kursawe after ‘a very long courtship’ as it plans greater German investment

After a full year of advanced negotiations, Eversheds has merged with its German partner Heisse Kursawe Eversheds, allowing the duo to financially integrate and make investments in Munich, Berlin and Hamburg.

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Strike action: Network Rail turns to Eversheds for legal challenge over rail workers’ looming walkout

Strike action: Network Rail turns to Eversheds for legal challenge over rail workers’ looming walkout

Eversheds has been instructed by Network Rail on its legal challenge to the TSSA union in an attempt to limit disruption should talks regarding a planned rail strike this bank holiday weekend fail.

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Right to vote: Eversheds reforms fixed-share partner scheme to include voting and greater profit share

Right to vote: Eversheds reforms fixed-share partner scheme to include voting and greater profit share

In the wake of HMRC’s tax changes which have seen fixed-share partners (FSP) contribute capital at a slew of LB100 firms and many reassess their partnership model, Eversheds has reformed its fixed share scheme by allowing some FSPs to vote in firm elections and take home an increased profit share.

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‘A significant phase of renewal’: King & Wood Mallesons takes real estate team from Eversheds

‘A significant phase of renewal’: King & Wood Mallesons takes real estate team from Eversheds

Three months after persuading Eversheds‘ heavyweight real estate trio William Naunton, Clive Jones and Cornelius Medvei to stay in Big Law and not launch their own boutique, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has hired a team of Eversheds partners as it seeks to reshape its London office.

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Q&A: A long-term commitment – Severn Trent’s in-house team share the thinking behind the new five-year sole adviser mandate with Eversheds

Q&A: A long-term commitment – Severn Trent’s in-house team share the thinking behind the new five-year sole adviser mandate with Eversheds

FTSE 100 water company Severn Trent recently re-appointed Eversheds as its sole adviser for a five-year term, commencing 1 April. Deputy general counsel Stuart Kelly and legal counsel Kristin Garret talk to Kathryn McCann about the mandate, getting monthly updates and the key performance indicators (KPIs) the firm will be judged on.

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Severn Trent sticks by Eversheds as sole adviser until 2020

Severn Trent sticks by Eversheds as sole adviser until 2020

FTSE 100 water company Severn Trent has reappointed Eversheds as its sole adviser for a new five-year term, despite having strongly considered appointing at least two firms to its new roster.

The company’s review took proposals from a total of 13 firms across five different areas: debt recovery, employment, general quality regulation, property and combined competition/commercial economic regulation. The legal team at Severn Trent had originally planned to give the debt recovery mandate to a smaller, local firm because it didn’t have the volume of work to hand to a larger sole adviser. However several firms, including Eversheds, pitched for a single mandate.

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Revolving Doors: Management hires for K&L Gates and Eversheds plus a high-profile GC appointment

Revolving Doors: Management hires for K&L Gates and Eversheds plus a high-profile GC appointment

Last week’s laterals saw a focus on hiring management with K&L Gates bringing in a new finance head in Sydney, Eversheds hiring in London for a head of strategy for Hungary, and, in the US, General Motors (GM) appointing a new general counsel (GC).

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