The Lawyer’s new China Elite report contains the most detailed research available on the PRC legal market and contains unparalleled insight into the country's leading law firms. They vary in size, practice focus and geographic coverage, but they all share one common quality – ambition... Read more
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.
Standard Chartered Bank and KPMG have emerged as the two major clients at the centre of the ongoing litigation between Deacons and White & Case. Deacons alleges that former insolvency partners Mark Fairbairn and Edward Cairns induced Standard Chartered, one of the firm's key clients, to transfer its work to White & Case. The Hong Kong firm also alleges that Fairbairn was "instrumental in persuading KPMG to approach White & Case" in connection with work in the People's Republic of China before he served notice to his old firm, the Hong Kong High Court heard last week. White & Case, Fairbairn and Cairns are vigorously defending the action. Deacons and White & Case became embroiled in the battle after White & Case poached an insolvency team from Deacons' Hong Kong office. Deacons alleges that White & Case breached a confidentiality and non-solicitation clause from a 1999 merger agreement between the two firms. The trial continues.