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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.
Baker & McKenzie Düsseldorf (Benedikt von Schorlemer) acted for E-Plus on the sale of its call centres to operator SNT. Linklaters Oppenhoff & Rädler (Wolfgang Krauel) represented SNT. Luther Menold (Mark Kersting) and Nauta Dutilh (Reinhoud Bredius) both acted for D Logistics in the sale of its holdings in the Cargo Service Centre and the Gateway Service Centre to Swissport, represented by Zurich firm Prager Dreifuss (Andreas Moll). Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Dieter Neumann) represented the German Federal Government on the procurement of a nationwide toll system for articulated trucks to bidding consortium Toll Collect. Wilmer Cutler & Pickering-Quack (Natalie Lübben) acted for Toll Collect in its successful bid. Shearman & Sterling (Hanno Berger, Roger Kiem) advised Dutch bank ABN Amro on its purchase of one of Germany's oldest private banks Delbrück-Bank. Delbrück represented by Linklaters Oppenhoff & Rädler (Thomas Niessen). Ashurst Morris Crisp (Jörg Kirchner) advised Boston private equity company Bain Capital on its purchase of the German outdoor clothing specialist Jack Wolfskin from Wisconsin-based US Johnson Outdoors. Financing bank LBBW instructed Gleiss Lutz (Andreas Wölfle). The Jack Wolfskin management instructed Luther Menold (Eberhardt Kalbfleisch, Jörg Leissner). Shearman & Sterling (Thomas König) represented Johnson. Listed US food packaging company Ball Corporation was advised by Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom (Charles Mulaney) on its takeover of Germany's Schmalbach-Lubeca from AV Packaging, which used Shearman & Sterling (Georg Thoma) on the sale. Lawyers representing the crisis-stricken Kirch Media Group and Friede Springer came to blows at the recent EGM of Axel Springer Publishing House, accusing each other of not acting in shareholders' interests. Nörr Stiefenhofer Lutz (Ronald Frohne) acted for Kirch, with Friede instructing Bezzenberger (Gerold Bezzenberger). Information provided by Anne Boden at Juve