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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.
The mood in public M&A has been cautious over the summer, with boards reticent to sign up for big new investments, but the threat of a rise in interest rates and the end of cheap borrowing has led to a recent surge in deals.
The weighty sell-offs churned up a flurry of activity for a number of firms, with Macfarlanes, Slaughter and May and Wachtell Lipton all involved in the Vodafone/Verizon deal while Covington & Burling and Skadden were involved in Microsoft’s Nokia purchase, the company’s second largest acquisition to date.
The ‘size matters’ attitude was also reflected in the football transfer window, which generated more excitement than usual following Gareth Bale’s record £85.3m transfer to Real Madrid. Berwin Leighton Paisner and Fladgate were closest to the action, both advising Bale.