The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 is the only research report to provide a ranking of the top 100 independent local firms and top 50 global firms in the region. The report offers critical review of some of the fastest growing firms and their strategies, a country-by-country guide to leading legal advisers and legal services market trends, plus exclusive insight into the current business development opportunities in the Asia Pacific. 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.
Shepherd & Wedderburn has won a competitive tender to advise the Water Industry Commission for Scotland (WICS) on a three-year licensing project, which should reap fees of more than £2m.
The Scottish firm will act for the WICS as it implements a licensing regime for retail competition in the water and sewerage industry. The WICS was launched in July 2005 to replace the office of the Water Industry Commissioner as the regulator for Scottish Water.
The work comes on the back of recent projects for Scottish Power, where Shepherd & Wedderburn advised on the establishment of the British Electricity Trading and Transmission Arrangements as well as the WICS's Strategic Review of Changes.
The beauty parade was led by competition and regulatory partner Gordon Downie, alongside utilities specialists, partners James Saunders and Liz McRobb. They worked alongside Ernst & Young and consultancy firm Atkins to win the pitch.
Downie said: "It's a milestone for us in having the appointment, as it's the kind of work where we feel we can demonstrate we've got an international capability to the practice."