The Lawyer Africa Elite 2014 features an in-depth look at 46 leading independent firms’ strategies in 15 key sub-Saharan jurisdictions, as well as the views of in-house counsel from some of Africa’s largest companies... Read more
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.
Allen & Overy (Brian Harrison) and Masons (Hugh Bruce-Watt) acted for Wembley National Stadium on its new £425m incarnation. Clifford Chance (Tim Steadman, David Metzger) acted for Multiplex, the company that will build the new stadium. Shearman & Sterling (Kenneth MacRitchie) advised WestLB, which arranged the £425m senior debt for the construction of the stadium. Bird & Bird (Tristan Tether) advised the Football Association. Law-rence Graham advised the Football League. Addleshaw Booth & Co acted for the Rugby Football League. CMS Cam-eron McKenna (Peter Smith) advised Delaware North, which will provide events and catering for the new stadium over the next 25 years.
Lovells (Nicholas Cheffings, Gillian Thomas, Frances Le Grys) acted for Consignia on the outsourcing of its facilities management business Romec to Balfour Beatty subsidiary Haden Business Management. Lovells worked alongside Pricewater-houseCoopers on the deal.
Nicholson Graham & Jones (Piers Coleman) advised Heron International on its £107m purchase of British Land's leisure park joint venture with Rank Group. Tods Murray (Elaine Todd) advised on Scottish law. SJ Berwin (Jeff Smith) advised the vendor, Allen & Overy (Eleni Skordaki, Jonathan Wolinsky) advised the funder, and Richards Butler (Emma Hammond) acted for Rank.
Berwin Leighton Paisner (Rachel Philips) is acting for Le Meridien Group on its ongoing £40m disposal of six hotels, part of the Principal Hotels Group. The firm is currently negotiating contracts with potential buyers for the hotels.
Wragge & Co (Julian Henwood) represented William Hill on its £20m acquisition of bookmaker chain H&K Commissions and its £9.4m acquisition of greyhound stadium Regal Sunderland Stadium. Tarlo Lyons (John Hargreaves) acted for H&K. Eversheds (Mike Spetch, Anna McCulloch) advised the stadium.
SJ Berwin (Jonathan Metliss, Delphine Currie) acted for British Land subsidiary UPH on its £13.4m offer for unquoted residential property fund FRP Group. Ronaldsons (Stephen Ronaldson) advised FRP.