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The firms leading on the Candy Crush IPO

25th February 2014

King. com, the firm behind the immensely popular Candy Crush Saga, has been advised by leading firms DLA Piper, Fenwick & West and William Fry on the game’s proposed IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. The IPO…

Former Shell legal chief to return to private practice

24th February 2014

Former in-house leader for Shell’s legal team, Peter Rees QC, has opted to return to private practice rather than go for another in-house role. The former chief is currently on a month’s leave after his…

US firms advise as Facebook buys WhatsApp

21st February 2014

As the high profile acquisition of social messaging service WhatsApp takes place, Facebook is advised by American firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and WhatsApp receives counsel from technology firm Fenwick & West. As…

Counselling comes in-house at Hogan Lovells

21st February 2014

As UK law firms look to improve the state of their mental health support, Hogan Lovells has brought its counselling service in-house in order to make the service more accessible to its staff. With the move, staff at…

Poundland IPO led by Freshfields

20th February 2014

London-headquartered, international firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has won the high-profile mandate to advise retail chain Poundland on their hotly anticipated IPO. The IPO will consist of the partial selling of…

Confidence grows for London legal recruitment

19th February 2014

According to the latest findings, for the first time in six years there is a substantial increase in optimism across the legal recruitment sector in London. Results have found that lawyers of City firms have received…

Ruling on life sentences revealed

18th February 2014

A ruling that life prison sentences are legal and not in breach of a person’s human rights has been made at a court of appeal hearing in London.   The ruling was determined by a panel of five judges led by…

Pizza Hut and KFC legal panel announced

18th February 2014

Yum! Brands, the company behind the restaurant chains KFC and Pizza Hut, has announced Clyde & Co and Eversheds as advisors on their new legal panel.   The two firms form a quarter of the UK panel, which also…