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.
Finers Stephens Innocent has advised Virgin Entertain-ment on the property aspects of its disposal of 77 Our Price shops to a UK subsidiary of Australian company Brazin. Around a further 20 Our Price shops are being sold elsewhere or rebranded as Virgin's V shops. Of the 207 shops, all bar 97 have been rebranded. The sale enables Virgin to focus exclusively on its V shops and megastores. Finers property partners Stephen Lewis and Nicola Kravitz advised Virgin on property matters. The process also involved granting a Virgin trademark licence to Brazin to use the Virgin name for retail purposes in Australia. In turn, Virgin has been issued with one and a half million warrants to subscribe for shares in Brazin. Field Fisher Waterhouse property partner Simon Gibbs advised Brazin, and Ashurst Morris Crisp corporate partner Jeremy Sheldon and tax partner Patricia Allen acted for Virgin Entertainment.