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.
CMS Cameron McKenna (Michael Draper) is advising UK-based biopharmaceutical company Antisoma on a £24m rights issue on the London Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Europe. The underwriters SG Cowen and ING Barings are being represented by Brobeck Hale and Dorr.
Pinsent Curtis Biddle (Gareth Edwards) advised PizzaExpress on its £2m acquisition of niche London pizza chain Gourmet Pizza. Gourmet Pizza was advised by Davenport Lyons (Alan Domb).
Clyde & Co (Tim Matthews, Russell Alexander) has advised Microgen on its £19.6m acquisition of OST Business Rules. OST shareholders represented by Laytons and Osborne Clarke. Jones Day advised Microgen on US issues and financial adviser UBS Warburg advised by Linklaters.
Hammond Suddards Edge (David Armitage) advised US company the Curtiss-Wright on its $60m (£42.24m) offer for Spirent's aerospace component business. Spirent advised by DLA.
Charles Russell (Clive Hopewell) has acted for Williams de Broe on its £2.5m AIM listing of Campus Media. Campus Media was represented by Wragge & Co (Julian Henwood).