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.
DLA (Mark Crichard) advised the Department of Health on its £530m IT and telecommunications procurement ‘N3’ contract. Under the deal, BT will provide networking services to the NHS. Bird & Bird advised BT.
Herbert Smith (David Paterson) acted for lastminute.com on its recommended offer for the AIM-listed Online Travel Corporation. The offer, announced on 3 March, values the Online Travel Corporation at approximately £55m. Marriott Harrison advised the target.
Hammonds (Clare Joyner) advised Felix Group on its acquisition of Felix Corporation and its subsequent admission to AIM. The interactive sales promotion company was listed with a market capitalisation of £24.7m. Kuit Steinart Levy (Kirsti Pinnell) advised Felix Corporation and Seymour Pierce acted as nominated adviser.
Teacher Stern Selby advised Cable Telecom on its acquisition by Telstra Europe, the UK subsidiary of the Australian telecommunications giant. Taylor Wessing (Tony Ghee) represented Telstra Europe.
Taylor Wessing (Simon Walker) acted for video game software developer Eidos on its £23m acquisition of IO Interactive. Danish firm Delacour advised IO Interactive.
Baker & McKenzie (Rory Graham) advised Fujitsu Services on its successful bid to run the NHS Care Records Service in the Southern Region. The contract is worth £896m and is due to run until 2013.
Laytons (Stuart Scott-Goldstone) advised the RisingStars Growth Fund on its recent investments into four technology start-up companies. Halliwell Landau (James Sheridan) advised the four companies. They included Nutren Technology, Biofutures, eXmL, and Platform Diagnostics.
Halliwell Landau (Frank Shephard) advised North West company Cyprotex on its £3.8m placing on AIM. The broker was Durlacher.