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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.
Looking back on 2006, Sidley Austin London managing partner Drew Scott picked out the structured finance practice as having had a “very strong year”, advising on some “cutting-edge deals”. One example was its work for US bank Washington Mutual, which saw the establishment of the first covered bond programme under US law.
Sidley also expanded its work for Deutsche Bank across mainland Europe. The firm’s burgeoning insurance practice was boosted by the arrival of former barrister Dorothy Cory-Wright from Kendall Freeman. Scott predicted that her presence could provide the catalyst for a litigation practice in London.