So the College of Law has announced it is to be sold to a Company managed by Montagu Private Equity. We do not know the price but the proceeds of sale will be in excess of £200million which will go to a charity -The Legal Education Foundation.
Pinsent Masons, Bird & Bird and Ogier have landed roles on the AIM listing of China sportswear group Naibu, in the first flotation of a Chinese consumer brand on the junior London market. Corporate finance partner Sean Page led the Pinsents team on the £68m listing, which raised £6m in new money for Naibu's expansion plans.
Analysts warn them to adapt or die Law firm Pinsent Masons has warned telecoms outfits that they are going to have to adapt to modern trends or die. In a new report, the law firm said that in an increasingly competitive and 'always on' world, telecoms carriers need to focused on their key strengths and adopt more service-based business models if they are to survive.
Pinsent Masons, Gateley and Bates Wells & Braithwaite are among a host of firms appointed to a new panel designed to offer sports and recreation organisations easier access to legal services. The Legal Panel Framework comprises ten firms which will offer services across 19 areas of law, including advice on athlete selection, EU sports policy and child protection.
Sarah Veale, head of equality and employment rights for the TUC, has warned that the practice is likely to start happening more and more in the UK. "Once something like this starts happening in the US, it is likely to come over here - especially in American businesses which have outposts in UK.