The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 is the only research report to provide a ranking of the top 100 independent local firms and top 50 global firms in the region. The report offers critical review of some of the fastest growing firms and their strategies, a country-by-country guide to leading legal advisers and legal services market trends, plus exclusive insight into the current business development opportunities in the Asia Pacific. 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.
Lewis Silkin's corporate team is advising on a placing and open offer proposal to save internet auctioneers iCollector from liquidation. iCollector, a directory of art, antiques and collectables for auction houses, dealers and galleries, has given 40 per cent acceptance to a bid from AbleAuctions. AbleAuctions, which operates and broadcasts liquidation auctions on the internet, made a placing and open offer of 98 million new equity shares for iCollector, raising the target company's value by more than £2m to £9.8m. Lewis Silkin corporate partner Philip Lamb led the group, with corporate partner Keith Provins and assistant Elaine Pratt. "For the first time, the team worked on a transaction where the target company asked the acquirer for 90 per cent shareholder approval before the deal," said Lamb. Dorsey & Whitney corporate partner John Byrne advised AbleAuctions.