The Lawyer Africa Elite 2014 features an in-depth look at 46 leading independent firms’ strategies in 15 key sub-Saharan jurisdictions, as well as the views of in-house counsel from some of Africa’s largest companies... 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.
There were no major surprises on Montagu Private Equity's acquisition of British Car Auctions (BCA) last week. Linklaters led for Montagu, while Allen & Overy (A&O) advised the target. Partners Richard Youle and Dominic Welham led the team at Linklaters, while Stephen Matthews led for A&O. Montagu, which acquired a 100 per cent share in BCA, also instructs Eversheds and DLA Piper. BCA chairman David Hammond went on record last week to support a Montagu-backed buyout worth £450m. CVC Capital Partners, which owns Kwik-Fit and the AA and which has instructed Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters in the past, is also understood to have been interested in BCA.