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.
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.