Once again, Slaughter and May has topped the charts in terms of the number of stock market clients on its books, according to the latest stats from Adviser Rankings.
That said, Pinsent Masons, which lagged behind the leader to the tune of 27 clients during the last financial quarter, did manage to close the gap by four to just 23.
Slaughters also slipped back in the rankings in terms of total stock market client cap, dropping back into the fourth spot with a total of £603.9bn to front-runner Allen & Overy’s (A&O) £722bn.
Don’t expect to find any Slaughters partners sitting about twiddling their thumbs, though. The firm has just scored a big mandate – advising North Atlantic Drilling and Seadrill on its agreement with Rosneft to break into the Russian drilling market.
Meanwhile, Russian energy giant Rosneft has turned to Baker Botts on the deal in a significant move away from its traditionally favoured magic circle advisers Linklaters, Freshfields and A&O.
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