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.
Clifford Chance, DLA Piper and Lovells have landed key roles on a £817m recommended offer for Matalan. Clifford Chance advised Matalan's independent board of directors on the recommended offer by Missouri Bidco, a company formed at the direction of Matalan chairman John Hargreaves and his family. The magic circle firm's team was led by corporate partner Joel Ziff, while employee benefits partner Robin Tremaine advised on share scheme issues. DLA Piper, led by Manchester corporate partner Stephen Devlin, acted for Missouri Bidco. Devlin was assisted by Birmingham corporate partner John Campion. The bid was financed by £408m worth of facilities provided by Icelandic-based bank Kaupthing. Lovells, led by acquisition finance partner Gary Hamp, advised Kaupthing.