The Lawyer’s newest product is the most comprehensive overview of the Asia-Pacific legal market yet produced. With rankings of the top 100 local law firms by lawyer headcount as well as analysis of the leading 50 international players in the region, it is essential reading for anyone interested in the strategic future of the world’s fastest growing legal market
David Raff has jumped ship as head of corporate and commercial at West End firm Winward Fearon and joined the management buy-out team at Alsop Wilkinson under the command of Peter Wayte.
Recruiting Raff is a major coup for Alsops, which has been looking to strengthen its MBO team whose triumphs include the buy-outs of Golden Wonder Crisps, Great Western Railways and Millets Leisure.
Raff, who joins the London office, said: "The opportunity of joining one of the leading MBO firms was difficult to resist. I look forward to being part of a well-established team focused on venture capital."
Alsops' MBO department boasts six partners and 12 assistants and acts in a range of deals for both management, venture capitalists and lending institutions.
The firm is currently undergoing an operational review put in place by new chief executive Christopher Honeyman Brown, previously a partner at accountancy firm Binder Hamlyn.
Brown is eager for the practice to concentrate on the areas where it has already built up a reputation, such as banking, corporate finance and insolvency.