Stop knocking Ashurst. Going global made sense – and it’s changed the mid-tier

What became of the silver circle? It shrunk. Back in 2005 we created the term silver circle as a shorthand for firms that were UK domestic-focused with a strong UK client base, often private equity, and high profits. Twelve years on, just two firms have stuck to the same model.

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The hosting of COP26 in Glasgow this year shines a spotlight on the UK in relation to sustainability performance, applying more pressure on organisations to demonstrate their green credentials and to encourage the development and usage of sustainable technologies in the race to net zero.


KWM’s new European boss: We’re back

King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) new EUME managing partner Wang Rongkang has vowed to grow the firm’s recently-launched European platform and is searching for a new City base with up to 20,000 sq ft office space.

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