Legal fees outstripped by bankers’ earnings on public takeovers By Joshua Freedman 23 July 2013 00:03 17 December 2015 12:01 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 23 July 2013 at 08:51 Bankers create (and do their best to befuddle execution); lawyers only execute. Why such surprise on the fee differentials? Reply Link Anonymous 23 July 2013 at 21:59 I suspect if you ask many institutional shareholders about M&A deals brought to the table by bankers, they will disagree with the comment that “Bankers create” (particularly from a shareholder value perspective). Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.