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 Slaughter and May acted on the £351.4m sale of House of Fraser. The company agreed to be taken over by a consortium led by Baugur, marking the conclusion of a lengthy takeover war. The deal consolidates A&O's relationship with Baugur, which it reclaimed in December 2004 after losing it to Heatons in November 2003. The sale follows the collapse of an earlier bid by private equity house Apax Partners in March 2006, represented by Weil Gotshal & Manges. The A&O team was led by corporate partners Chris Thornes and Alan Paul. Slaughters acted for House of Fraser, led by partner Roland Turnill. DLA Piper advised the lenders Bank of Scotland and Glitnir Banki, led by partner Simon Woolley.