Matt Byrne

Matt is The Lawyer’s deputy editor. He has a particular focus on the US legal market. He also leads many of The Lawyer’s market reports, including the UK 200.

Warsaw Poland

A postcard from Warsaw: Big-ticket deals, but worries for the future

On a June day in 2022, The Lawyer visited several of Warsaw’s top international firms to see how this apparently thriving market is holding up four months after the launch of a war on its neighbour, Ukraine. What impact has the dramatic events of the past few months had on the city, its legal services […]


Clifford Chance partner joins Proskauer’s London office

Proskauer Rose has recruited a partner from Clifford Chance to its restructuring and bankruptcy group. Adrian Cohen joins the US firm after 32 years at the magic circle outfit. He left the partnership last month having been promoted in 1998. During his career, Cohen has picked up a swathe of high-profile mandates for the likes […]

Gherkin Kirkland

US firms in London: Kirkland loses London top spot to Latham

Latham & Watkins has dethroned Kirkland & Ellis as London’s largest US firm by revenue after overtaking its closest rival over 2021. Latham’s broad City practice, powered by consistent investment over recent years, sees it reclaim the number one spot in The Lawyer’s exclusive ranking of US firms in the UK by revenue it last […]