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.
A Slaughter and May conflict has gifted Allen & Overy (A&O) a mandate to advise Swedish telecoms equipment company Ericsson on its £1.2bn cash deal to buy the bulk of Marconi's assets. Slaughters, which is retained as corporate legal adviser to both Ericsson and Marconi, is acting for the latter company on the deal. The magic circle firm had to vet lawyers on the Ericsson deal to ensure they were not involved in the high-profile Marconi restructuring. Marconi will use £700m of the sale proceeds to cover pension liabilities and return the rest to shareholders.