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.
Billiton agrees on $28bn (£19.57bn) dual-listed company merger with BHP to form BHP Billiton. Billiton advised by Linklaters & Alliance (Charlie Jacobs) and Freehills. BHP advised by Slaughter and May and Allens Arthur Robinson.
Vattenfall, the Swedish power company, agrees a three-year contract to handle Electricity Direct's trading and risk management services with an estimated total turnover of SKr3bn (£207m). Vattenfall advised by Baker & McKenzie (Mark Henrick). Electricity Direct advised by Hammond Suddards Edge.
Legal & General Ventures acquires a 44 per cent shareholding in Young's Bluecrest Seafood Holdings from United Biscuits. Young's advised by Pinsent Curtis Biddle (Martin Shaw, Helena Jones). United Biscuits advised by Allen & Overy. Legal & General advised by CMS Cameron McKenna.
Alchemy Partners makes a £161.4m recommended cash offer for Anglian Group. Alchemy advised by Macfarlanes (Charles Martin). Anglian advised by Herbert Smith (Michael Waters). The Anglian management team advised by Mills & Reeve (Byony Falkus).