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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.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer corporate partner Barry O’Brien has scooped the City’s hottest deal with a mandate to act for retail entrepreneur Philip Green on his £8bn-plus bid for Marks & Spencer (M&S), displacing usual adviser Allen & Overy.
Shadowing O’Brien’s team is his former partner Tim Emmerson, now at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy. Emmerson is advising investment banks Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. M&S has hired favoured counsel Slaughter and May corporate partner Nigel Boardman.
Green’s highly leveraged bid will require one of the biggest financing packages in City history. Clifford Chance is advising a consortium of banks, including Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs, HBOS and Royal Bank of Scotland.