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.
The Competition Commission has given the green light for Euronext and Deutsche Börse to bid for the London Stock Exchange (LSE), but imposed some tough conditions that many believe are potential deal-breakers. Following a seven-month inquiry, the commission found that both bids would "substantially lessen competition" and ruled that the deals would only get the go-ahead if the buyers agreed to reduce their control over the LSE's clearing house after a merger. The commission believes the bidders' control over share clearing would make it difficult for rival exchanges to compete with the LSE. Euronext, advised by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Slaughter and May, will decide whether to proceed within two months. Several sources close to the deal expect Euronext to withdraw. Deutsche Börse, advised by Ashurst and Goldman Sachs, said it welcomed the commission's decisions and that the conditions would not impact on its business. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is advising the LSE.