The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 is the only research report to provide a ranking of the top 100 independent local firms and top 50 global firms in the region. The report offers critical review of some of the fastest growing firms and their strategies, a country-by-country guide to leading legal advisers and legal services market trends, plus exclusive insight into the current business development opportunities in the Asia Pacific. Read more
This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Allen & Overy (A&O) and Macfarlanes advised on the E550m (£380m) sale of Italian publisher Arnoldo Mondadori Editore to the French arm of magazine publisher Emap. The deal is conditional upon EU regulatory clearance. Emap France has a portfolio of more than 40 consumer titles, including TV listings, lifestyle and special-interest magazines. A&O advised Emap, led by Paris M&A partner Jean-Claude Rivalland. Norton Rose acted for Emap and Emap France on employment, led by Paris head of corporate finance Jean-François Mercardier. Macfarlanes advised Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, led by London corporate partners Robert Sutton and Graham Gibb. Italian firm D'Urso Munari Gatti also advised on the deal, led by name partner Francesco Gatti, as did Paris M&A boutique Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, led by international group partner David Scemla.