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.
Travers Smith Braithwaite (Spencer Summerfield, Tom Purton) acted for NTL on the disposal of part of its indirect access telephoney business to npower for £17.7m. Osborne Clarke acted for npower.
Weil Gotshal & Manges (Geza Toth-Feher) advised US company Derby Cycle Corporation in its disposal of German subsidiaries as part of a management buyout (MBO). Weil Gotshal's London-based German practice acted on the DM250m (£79.33m) MBO.
Olswang (Tina Cowen) advised the shareholders, directors and employers of global communications company Merlin on its £95m acquisition by Vosper Thornycroft Holdings. Thornycroft advised by CMS Cameron McKenna.
Pinsent Curtis Biddle (Hugh Gardner, Peter McLoughlin, Rhodri Davies) advised NatWest Development Capital on its £4m investment in the MBO of Sargents, a commercial relocation and storage company. Sargents advised by Sussex firm ASB Law. Charles Russell advised the management.
Matheson Ormsby Prentice (Pauline O'Donovan) acted for Independent News & Media on company restructuring and the c690m (£487.34m) sale of Australasian subsidiary Wilson & Horton to APN News & Media. Independent News & Media represented by Chapman Tripp in New Zealand. APN represented by Blake Dawson Waldron in Sydney.
Nicholson Graham & Jones (Kevin McGuinness) acted for hotel operator Peel Hotels on its AIM listing. Brokers Peel Hunt were advised by Theodore Goddard.