Haking back

The revelation that corporate legends Nigel Boardman and Barry O’Brien played on the Slaughter and May rugby team together (before O’Brien moved to his current home, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) was just too beautiful an image for Tulkinghorn to pass up. So, he is delighted to present, for the first time ever, Tulkinghorn’s rugby XV.

The wings: fast, pretty boys prepared to take all the glory Compagnoni, M (partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges) Stephens, M (partner, Finers Stephens Innocent)

The centres: will get their hands dirty when the going gets tough O’Brien, B (head of corporate finance, Freshfields) Jones, T (London head of corporate, Freshfields)

Hooker: bit of a bulldog Pullen, M (Europe, the Middle East and Africa (Emea) head of competition, DLA Piper)

The props: big – don’t mess with them Cheyne, D (senior partner, Linklaters) Charlton, P (global head of corporate, Clifford Chance)

The flankers: mega big-hitters Boardman, N (partner, Slaughter and May) Ryde, A (partner, Slaughter and May)

The second rows: so tall they’re on another level Childs, D (managing partner, Clifford Chance) Young, J (senior partner, Lovells)

No 8: no one could come up with a better title Bloxham, P (ex-partner, but not an ex-consultant, Freshfields)

Scrum half: keep your eyes open – pretty nippy Geffen, C (head of private equity, Ashurst)

Fly half: the only one on the team who needs a brain Knowles, N (Emea CEO, DLA Piper)

Fullback: a little more committed than the wings to hard work Jacobs, C (head of private equity, Linklaters)