Full Disclosure:

Practice Area News

By Jaysen Sutton
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Hi Reader 👋🏽,

It's the second week of April, 2024. Here are the most relevant stories for you to be aware of as an aspiring lawyer, from all of the main practice areas:

Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Majestic buys Vagabond Wines out of administration (Morning Advertiser)
  • Private equity firm Silverlake to take Endeavour private for $13bn (IBC)
  • Authentic Brands Group to buy athletic apparel label Champions (WWD) - (PS: I wrote about ABG in the downfall of Ted Baker here.)
Competition
  • Ofgem raises concerns over AI collusion in energy sector (City AM)
Capital Markets
  • Cornell issues bonds to raise money for university projects (Bloomberg)
Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Thames Water owner defaults on its debt (Reuters)
  • WeWork plans to emerge from bankruptcy (WSJ)
  • Administrators plan CVA to save The Body Shop (Sky News)
  • Shares in Superdry plunge after CEO rules out takeover (Guardian)
  • Revolution Bars suspended from trading over emergency fundraising (Telegraph)
Economy
  • Eurozone inflation falls to 2.4% in March (FT)
  • Oil rises more than $90 a barrel amid higher demand (Yahoo)
Law Firms as a Business
  • Listed UK law firm Knights makes layoffs (LawFuel)
  • Travers Smith faces subject access request from Nigel Farage (Sky News)
  • More partners leave ahead of A&O Shearman merger (Financial News London)
  • Bird & Bird hires new head of responsible business (Bird & Bird)


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