Archive for July, 2016

New PII option for small firms unveiled

The Law Society has today unveiled a new direct route to professional indemnity insurance cover for small solicitor firms.   Chancery Pii, a joint venture between the Society and Miller Insurance Services LLP, will provide PII cover for firms with between one and four partners.   Chancery Pii provides direct access to insurers with at least A- (Standard & Poor’s) or equivalent financial secur...

30 Aug 12:51 PM 0 Read More...

Gide Loyrette Nouel and Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier advise Casino on their purchase of Galeries Lafayette¹s shares in Monoprix

Gide Loyrette Nouel and Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier have advised Casino on their purchase of a 50% stake in Monoprix from Galeries Lafayette, in accordance with a settlement agreement signed on 26 July 2012.   This transaction led to the implementation of a temporary holding arrangement by a subsidiary of Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank SA.   Further to the approval of the French Co...

30 Aug 12:03 PM 0 Read More...

Winston & Strawn Announces New Silicon Valley Office

Winston & Strawn LLP this week announced the opening of its Silicon Valley office. Scheduled to officially open its doors September 9, 2013, Winston & Strawn Silicon Valley is the seventeenth global office, and ninth U.S. office for the firm. The Silicon Valley office is a key step in expanding Winston & Strawn's intellectual property litigation practice and presence on the West Coast. More than 200 attor...

29 Aug 4:01 PM 0 Read More...

CMS advises Statoil on US$2.65 billion sale to OMV

CMS has advised Norwegian oil & gas giant Statoil on the UK aspects of its US$2.65 billion sale of interests in a number of its UK and Norwegian Continental Shelf assets to Austria’s OMV. Statoil’s in-house legal team had overall responsibility for the transaction and advised on all aspects of the Norwegian part of the deal. The deal, which ranks among the largest by value in the North Sea over the la...

29 Aug 3:03 PM 0 Read More...

Investment Funds Specialist Dawn Howe joins Walkers as Partner

Walkers is delighted to announce that Dawn Howe has joined the firm as a Partner in the Global Investment Funds Group.  Dawn, a highly regarded offshore investment funds specialist, was previously a Partner at Maples and Calder in their Cayman Islands and London offices.   Dawn advises upon the structuring, launch and ongoing transactions for both hedge funds and private equity funds and has advised many le...

29 Aug 2:36 PM 0 Read More...