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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.
Nasdaq looks to be the dark horse in the race for the London Stock Exchange (LSE), with arch rival the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) trailing behind. The US technology stock exchange upped its stake in the LSE last week, purchasing two packages of shares to give it a 24.1 per cent overall stake. Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has taken the lead advisory role for Nasdaq, which has successfully created a large stumbling block for the NYSE. The Skadden team, consisting of lawyers from the New York and London offices, is being led by New York corporate partner Eric Friedman and London-based corporate partner Michael Hatchard. The NYSE, represented by Watchtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, has long been touted as a potential bidder for the LSE, but that is now looking increasingly unlikely.