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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.
Herbert Smith Freehills dominates this week’s headlines. First, the merged firm sent Sydney-based global corporate head Mike Ferraro to London on a mission to revamp legacy Herbies’ corporate department.
Most recently, The Lawyer revealed that legacy Herbert Smith issued a cash call of up to £20m to all equity partners aiming to boost its capital structure to bring it into line with its Australian merger partner Freehills.
Undoubtedly, both sides need to sort out a few challenges ahead of their full financial integration but both are moving toward that unified goal.
Looks like the tie-up between the firms is having the desired effect.