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.
Benfield Greig Group, the London reinsurance broker, buys US rival EW Blanch Holdings for £123m. Benfield Greig advised by Debevoise & Plimpton (Andrew Sommer) and Ashurst Morris Crisp (Jeremy Hill). EW Blanch advised by Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson.
Following the provisional liquidation of Daewoo in the UK, TWR Group acquires Daewoo's technical centre in Worthing for an undisclosed amount. TWR advised by Simmons & Simmons (Mark Dewar). KPMG, the provisional liquidator of Daewoo, advised by Norton Rose.
Royal Bank Private Equity completes management buyout of Queensborough Holdings for £40m. Royal Bank Private Equity advised by Macfarlanes (Stephen Drewitt). Barclays Acquisition Finance advised by DLA. Management advised by Herbert Smith. Queensborough Holdings advised by Richard Saleh & Co.
PepsiCo offers $535m (£371.6m) of SEC-registered stock. PepsiCo advised by Davis Polk & Wardwell (Winthrop Conrad, Avishai Shachar). Merrill Lynch advised by Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom (Matthew Mallow).