LMI analysis – Company in the spotlight: Wm Morrison


Morrisons is the fourth-largest supermarket chain in the UK and is a wholly domestic-focused retailer, although the company has a number of subsidiaries outside the UK as part of its supply chain.

In-house counsel as business partner conference: from adviser to decision-maker

30-Nov-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Giving legal counsel is not enough for today’s in-house lawyers was the conclusion of The Lawyer’s In-house Counsel as Business Partner event, where well-known GCs and business leaders shared their experiences about current issues

Special report: Offshore deals, Q3 2015


Insurance mergers, chunky financings and several capital markets deals characterised offshore corporate work in the last quarter.

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Relationship capital: The FTSE 250’s favourite law firms video

9-Nov-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Slaughter and May is the law firm with the closest relationship with the FTSE250, advising 44 constituent companies, research gathered from new relationship management tool The Lawyer Market Intelligence has shown.


Finland firms find pick-me-up in healthcare and energy

19-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Privatised healthcare and the push for energy diversity are likely to be big generators of legal work as Finland slowly recovers after the global crash.

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Why LivaNova's merger was 2015's most complex life sciences deal


Last week, The Lawyer reported on Pfizer’s $160bn merger with Allergan, in which over 10 firms are acting on one of the largest healthcare transactions in history.

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Wragges merger sees gain of 23 listed clients as Slaughters leads rankings

30-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has jumped six places in the corporate client rankings following its upcoming merger with Gowlings, while Slaughter and May continues to lead with 114 clients. 


Capita completes panel review with Addleshaws, DWF and Pinsents winning spots

27-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

A raft of national firms including Addleshaw Goddard, DWF and Pinsent Masons are both understood to have won roles on Capita’s commercial panel review, which concluded this month. 

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Freshfields and Sullivan take the lead on £1.2bn Wincor Nixdorf and Diebold tie-up

26-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Cross-border teams from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Sullivan & Cromwell are advising on the €1.7bn (£1.2bn) tie-up between banking technology companies Wincor Nixdorf and Diebold in Germany and the US. 

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Pemberton Asset Management hires Dechert's Mitchell as first GC

15-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Dechert partner Corinna Mitchell has joined Pemberton Asset Management as its first general counsel.

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