The Lawyer’s new China Elite report contains the most detailed research available on the PRC legal market and contains unparalleled insight into the country's leading law firms. They vary in size, practice focus and geographic coverage, but they all share one common quality – ambition... 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.
After what has been one of the most tempestuous courtships of recent times, Mittal Steel has finally succumbed to Arcelor. The deal has been an epic battle for the companies and, of course, their law firms. Mittal, advised by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, first approached Arcelor at the end of January. Arcelor, advised by a Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom team, led by partner Scott Simpson, then set about fending off Mittal's unwanted advances, including finding an alternative suitor in the form of Russia's Severstal, advised by Allen & Overy. But last week, Arcelor finally agreed to Mittal's E26.9bn (£18.58bn) offer. But the saga is not over yet. With shareholders still to vote in favour of the bid and questions over what happens to Arcelor subsidiary Dofasco, more firms look set to be dragged into this affair.