Wednesday, 17 July 2019 11:53

Top 10 M&A deals of 2019

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Mergers and acquisitions occur when one company takes control of another. The internationally agreed definition is when one company gains more than 50% of the ordinary shares (or voting rights) of the acquired company.

Baker McKenzie has become the latest law firm to put its newly-qualified (NQ) solicitors in line for a six-digit pay package with an eye-catching 23% increase to its starting rates.

Taylor Wessing has confirmed its newly-qualified (NQ) solicitors will now earn £77,000, a £6,000 uplift from the previous £71,000 offering. The tech-focused firm also announced that this figure could rise to £92,400 when taking into account bonuses.

In a muted week for lateral recruitment, Baker McKenzie and Eversheds Sutherland made hires in the City, while Eversheds also grew on the continent.

Monday, 15 July 2019 09:44

Mishcon de Reya Demo Day 2019

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For the third year running, Mishcon de Reya has welcomed a group of businesses to the firm’s MDR LAB: an incubator programme for tech start-ups in the legal space.