The Lawyer’s new China Elite report contains the most detailed research available on the PRC legal market and contains unparalleled insight into the country's leading law firms. They vary in size, practice focus and geographic coverage, but they all share one common quality – ambition... 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's new private equity partner Derek Baird had a lot to celebrate last week. Within three weeks of arriving at One New Change, Baird has completed a follow-on deal for key client Charterhouse Capital Partners. The private equity house, which instructed Baird regularly during his time at his former firm Lovells, turned to him on its disposal of baby care products business Avent. Baird advised Charterhouse when it bought Avent last year. Avent, which manufactures bottle, breast and toddler feeding products, will be sold to Royal Philips Electronics for £460m. Philips was advised by Sullivan & Cromwell London-based partner Craig Jones. The deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close in the third quarter of 2006.