UK 200 position: 138
City firm Rosenblatt posted a turnover of £14.7m for the 2011–12 financial year, an impressive 13 per cent rise on the previous year.
Litigation contributed 45 per cent of the overall turnover, with the firm handling its usual haul of high-profile disputes along with additional matters arising from derivative products and financial services. The rising demand for regulatory advice also kept the firm busy on the non-contentious side of financial services.
Rosenblatt acts for a number of overseas banks and financial institutions, including Japanese bank Sumitomo.
Corporate was also 'on its way back up', according to senior partner Ian Rosenblatt, with the firm handling several large restructurings and mergers and acquisitions transactions on behalf of private companies in 2012. Corporate contributed 35 per cent of 2011–12's turnover and property 15 per cent.
The firm lost corporate partner Wayne O’Neil to the London office of Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens, but hired corporate finance partner David Sachs from Squire Sanders (formerly Hammonds).
In contrast to 2010–11, headcount went up, with the total number of staff rising to 73, the number of fee earners increasing from 41 to 52 and the number of qualified lawyers rising from 31 to 35.
Overview9–13 St Andrew Street
Turnover (£m): 14.7
Total lawyers: 35