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.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has won the battle to take over UK airports operator BAA. Spanish construction group Ferrovial, advised by Freshfields, emerged as the winning bidder last week after the BAA board recommended its 950p-per-share cash offer. The offer values BAA at £10.11bn. The Goldman Sachs-led consortium, which includes AIG, Canada's Borealis and Australia's Commonwealth Bank, pulled out of the race last Thursday (8 June). The consortium was advised by Ashurst corporate partner Adrian Clark. The move is a blow to Ashurst because the Goldman Sachs mandate is the firm's biggest instruction since its role advising entrepreneur Philip Green on his failed bid for Marks & Spencer. BAA is being advised by Herbert Smith corporate partner Gareth Roberts and on debt finance issues by Allen & Overy. Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy advised the lenders to the Goldman Sachs consortium.