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Dolman heads to Latham amid surge in City hires

Dolman heads to Latham amid surge in City hires

The City hiring push scarcely abated during the holiday season, with a host of laterals announced just before and just after the break. The most significant was the announced departure of Travers Smith veteran and private equity star Paul Dolman ...

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Life During Law: Samantha Mobley

Life During Law: Samantha Mobley

My family story is not one of generations of lawyers. My great grandfather was a coal miner in Wales. I went to school in South Africa and grew up in the apartheid era. My parents moved there when I was ...

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The Global 100: Analysis – What’s the deal with DLA?

The Global 100: Analysis – What’s the deal with DLA?

‘The whole place didn’t collapse, did it?’ So quips Simon Levine, almost six years since he took on the leviathan challenge of succeeding Sir Nigel Knowles as global co-chief executive and managing partner of DLA Piper. Nevertheless Levine, characteristically self-deprecating ...

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Global 100 European M&A focus: Riding a black swan

Global 100 European M&A focus: Riding a black swan

‘What has happened to us?’ An M&A veteran shakes his head incredulously, having uttered the now ubiquitous phrase: ‘stay safe’ to conclude a Zoom call with Legal Business. This time last year, rainmakers could hardly have imagined being forced into ...

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$39bn AstraZeneca deal caps off pharma boom year

$39bn AstraZeneca deal caps off pharma boom year

News over the weekend of AstraZeneca’s $39bn deal to acquire Alexion Pharmaceuticals has capped off the 2020 pharma boom in style with what has been touted as the largest acquisition of a US target company and the largest acquisition financing of ...

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