The Lawyer’s Christmas Carol

On the first day of Christmas
Freshfields gave to me
A 50-point consultancy…

For your Christmas delectation:

On the first day of Christmas
Freshfields gave to me
A 50-point consultancy.

On the second day of Christmas
Dewey gave to me
Two merger talks
And a 50-point consultancy.

On the third day of Christmas
BLP gave to me
Three French best friends,
Two merger talks
And a 50-point consultancy.

On the fourth day of Christmas
Mayer Brown gave to me
Four enthralling years,
Three French best friends
Two merger talks
And a 50-point consultancy.

On the fifth day of Christmas
Herbert Smith gave to me
Five DAVID GOLDs.
Four enthralling years,
Three French best friends,
Two merger talks
And a 50-point consultancy.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
Slaughters gave to me:
Six PLCs a-paying,
Five DAVID GOLDs.
Four enthralling years,
Three French best friends,
Two merger talks
And a 50-point consultancy.

On the seventh day of Christmas
Keith Schilling gave to me:
Seven stars a-suing,
Six PLCs a-paying,
Five DAVID GOLDS.
Four enthralling years,
Three French best friends,
Two merger talks
And a 50-point consultancy.

On the eighth day of Christmas
A&O gave to me:
Eight Milanese migrations,
Seven stars a-suing,
Six PLCs a-paying
Five DAVID GOLDs.
Four enthralling years,
Three French best friends,
Two merger talks
And a 50-point consultancy.

On the ninth day of Christmas
Watson Burton gave to me:
Nine miners’ pay-outs,
Eight Milanese migrations,
Seven stars a-suing,
Six PLCs a-paying,
Five DAVID GOLDs.
Four enthralling years,
Three French best friends,
Two merger talks
And a 50-point consultancy.

On the tenth day of Christmas
Eversheds gave to me:
Ten panel places,
Nine miners’ pay-outs,
Eight Milanese migrations,
Seven stars a-suing,
Six PLCs a-paying,
Five DAVID GOLDs
Four enthralling years,
Three French best friends,
Two merger talks
And a 50-point consultancy.

On the eleventh day of Christmas
Nigel Knowles gave to me:
Eleven new (DLA) Piper partners,
Ten panel places
Nine miners’ pay-outs,
Eight Mianese migrations,
Seven stars a-suing,
Six PLCs a-paying,
Five DAVID GOLDs.
Four enthralling years,
Three French best friends,
Two merger talks
And a 50-point consultancy.

On the twelfth day of Christmas
Linklaters gave to me:
Twelve Angels aligning,
Eleven new (DLA) Piper partners,
Ten panel places,
Nine miners’ pay-outs,
Eight Milanese migrations,
Seven stars a-suing,
Six PLCs a-paying
Five DAVID GOLDs.
Four enthralling years,
Three French best friends,
Two merger talks
… AND A 50-POINT CONSULTANCY!!!

Merry Christmas.