The Lawyer Africa Elite 2014 features an in-depth look at 46 leading independent firms’ strategies in 15 key sub-Saharan jurisdictions, as well as the views of in-house counsel from some of Africa’s largest companies... 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.
SJ Berwin won the work on Collins Stewart's £326m IPO because of a previous deal - thanks to corporate partner Graham White, who joined the firm from Dickson Minto last year. Earlier this year, SJ Berwin was invited by the chief executive and chairman (White already had existing relationships with both) to pitch for the work on its £122m management buyout. It won the job, completing the deal in May, and on the strength of that was brought in to advise on the IPO.
SJ Berwin has worked with Collins Stewart for several years. But to get on the inside track for its corporate work is a real bonus - the corporate finance house is a leading AIM nominated adviser and broker and works on a sizeable number of main list flotations as well.