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.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati landed instruction on the landmark acquisition of YouTube by Google for $1.65bn (£880m).Doubt surrounded which side the firm would choose to fall on, given that both YouTube and Google are longstanding Wilson Sonsini clients. Most signifcantly, Wilson Sonsini represented Google on its $2.7bn (£1.44bn) IPO two years ago. This time, rather than act for the behemoth, the firm decided to plump for the underdog and is representing video-sharing website YouTube. Corporate partners Michael Ringler and John Sheridan are leading the team. Palo Alto partner Cathy Kirkman is advising on the IP aspects. That left Google looking around. Simpson Thacher & Barlett was the firm lucky enough to win Google's affections, with Palo Alto-based corporate partners Richard Capelouto and Kirsten Jensen leading.