There are five reasons why Mishcon is likely to opt for an IPO, and while it would certainly shift the firm away from its reliance on partner capital and bank debt, none of those reasons is actually about the availability of cash.
The Lawyer Asia Pacific 100 market report has revealed a number of firms that have invested in cross-border practices in order to take advantage of rising M&A opportunities in China and the ASEAN regions. Chinese firms have piled on weight in their domestic practices, with the fastest-growing firms taking advantages of near opportunities including Belt […]
At the end of May, 20 leading managing partners gathered at 1 Lombard Street in the City of London, with the future of law playing a key part of the conversation. LexisNexis, which ran the debate with The Lawyer, coincidentally has as its tagline, “The Future of Law. Since 1818”, with the landscape drastically changing […]
The finalists for the category of in-house TMT team of the year at The Lawyer Awards, in association with Travelers, have deployed cutting-edge legal thinking and operational canniness in response to a fast-moving regulatory and technological environment.
London is rich in talent at the specialist bar, and the sets shortlisted for the new category of Specialist Chambers of the Year have shown considerable acumen in growing their businesses. Residential property specialists Tanfield Chambers has seen significant financial growth over the past five years, with a particularly strong performance in 2018 when it […]
One of my biggest bugbears is the prediction that the City mid-tier is doomed. That opinion is simply not rooted in evidence; these firms with revenues in the £100m-£250m band constitute a perfectly healthy and unconsolidated market. Rather, the problems lie elsewhere. The Lawyer UK 200 data shows that the most vulnerable group of firms […]
Legal functions at listed companies are under the spotlight like never before. This year’s shortlist for the FTSE commerce and industry in-house legal team of the year at The Lawyer Awards, in association with Travelers, spans a variety of sectors. All present their own unique challenges.
Lawyers in the banking and financial services sector have been at the forefront of tackling the regulatory challenges posed by Brexit and GDPR. Creative responses to that shifting climate are evident in this year’s shortlisted entries in The Lawyer Awards, sponsored by Travelers, which are marked by a laser-sharp focus on execution excellence. Two of […]