Hogan Lovells invests in FinTech start-up Fygo

Hogan Lovells is supporting the launch of an innovative free automatic student rewards app from COVID-19 start-up Fygo, one of the firm’s FinTech Mentor and Momentum Program 2020 cohort. Launched in April 2017, through the Program, FinTech organisations in Asia, the EU and UK at any stage of development, from start-ups to established momentum players […]

Kim Askew named a Leader in Diversity by the Dallas Business Journal

DLA Piper is pleased to announce that Kim Askew, a partner in the firm’s Employment practice, was named to the Dallas Business Journal’s inaugural Leaders in Diversity list honouring “organisations and individuals who have shown exceptional commitment to promoting practices that advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.” Askew has received numerous awards throughout her […]

Kuehne+Nagel acquires Asian logistics provider Apex

Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has advised global transport and logistics group Kuehne+Nagel on its acquisition of Apex International Corporation (Apex) from private equity firm MBK Partners and management, its largest acquisition to date. Apex is one of Asia’s leading freight forwarders, especially in the transpacific and intra-Asia. The company was founded in China […]

Latham & Watkins Advises on DKK 37 Billion Tryg Rights Issue

Latham & Watkins advised the underwriting syndicate consisting of Danske Bank and Morgan Stanley, Citi, HSBC and Nordea in connection with a rights issue by Tryg A/S to raise gross proceeds of DKK 37 billion (£4.3 billion). The offering comprises 352,505,989 new shares at DKK 105 per new share. The rights issue is the largest […]

Kirkland Represents Bluescape in $115M Equity Investment in Evergy

Kirkland & Ellis represented Bluescape Energy Partners LLC in a common equity investment of approximately $115 million in Evergy Inc. Additionally, C. John Wilder, Executive Chairman of Bluescape, and former U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, will join the Evergy board effective March 1. As part of the transaction, Evergy’s Finance Committee charter has been amended […]

PwC appoints Ron Chopoorian as Global Leader, Health Industries

PwC has appointed Ron Chopoorian (PwC United States) as the Global Leader of its Health Industries practice. Ron has extensive client experience and deep industry knowledge across health industries, including payer, provider and pharmaceutical and life sciences. He brings more than 24 years of experience assisting private equity and corporate clients with a broad range […]

Deloitte chief economist comments on inflation figures from the ONS

Commenting on the latest inflation figures, published by the ONS today, Ian Stewart, chief economist at Deloitte, said: “Inflation hit a low last year and, while still less than half its target rate, is likely to rise gradually over the next year as activity snaps back. Rising unemployment and slack in the economy will limit […]

Chambers Global 2021 highlights our cross-border strengths

Norton Rose Fulbright ranked first among all law firms with 18 ranked lawyers in the Chambers Global 2021 global-wide practice rankings, as well as standing in the top 10 for total number of global-wide departmental practice rankings, practice rankings across all categories and lawyers ranked overall. The firm earned 22 global-wide practice rankings, and was […]

Eversheds Represents CCI in Sale of NorTex Midstream Partners

Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that it is representing client Castleton Commodities International LLC (CCI) in its sale of NorTex Midstream Partners (NorTex or the Company), a Houston-based natural gas storage and transportation company, to private equity firm Tailwater Capital (Tailwater). Founded in 2007, NorTex provides revenue optimisation and asset reliability solutions for utilities […]

Duane Morris Opens Dallas Office with Addition of Four New Partners

Duane Morris LLP has opened a new office in Dallas, Texas, with the addition of Trial partners Robert M. Castle III, Randy D. Gordon, Jamie R. Welton and Lucas “Luke” Wohlford. The group joins Duane Morris from Barnes & Thornburg LLP. The move further aligns Duane Morris’ domestic operations with the robust high-technology and energy […]