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.

Dentons dubs Warsaw partner its ‘chief mindfulness officer’

Dentons has appointed a ‘chief mindfulness officer’ for Europe in an attempt to develop its lawyers’ emotional intelligence. Warsaw-based partner Karina Furga-Dabrowska has been handed the role as an acknowledgement of her role in the launch of NextMind, Dentons’ wellbeing programme. Furga-Dabrowska has been with the firm since 2006 and is co-head of its tax advisory […]

Exigent launches ‘evergreen’ fund for legal tech

Exigent is launching what it describes as “the first evergreen fund specialising in early-stage investments in legal and data technology” as the alternative legal services provider continues to branch out from its LPO roots. The fund, Bright Minds Capital Partners, is focusing in particular on AI, blockchain and big data management applications. Exigent is the […]

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Eversheds Sutherland takes on the Big Four with high-stakes New Law launch

Eversheds Sutherland is launching a new business built on its existing consulting platform to go head-to-head with alternative legal services providers and the Big Four accountants operating in the contract lawyer, managed legal services and consulting markets. Called Konexo, the firm’s own version of an ALSP will take on the growing challenge of rivals such […]

The Lawyer Business Leadership Summit 2019: in search of #LegalTechTruths

The agenda for this year’s Business Leadership Summit has now been finalised thanks to an advisory board chock-full of some of the market’s leading thinkers, doers and future-market specialists. This year’s theme is literally simple: back to basics. With the level of noise in the market today around new technology and the latest supposedly time-saving […]

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US Top 50: How firms cracked the secret code to success

This year’s The Lawyer US Top 50 report has not only revealed the largest US-headquartered firms in the UK, it also includes pointers as to how firms can best achieve growth in the extraordinarily competitive London market. Certainly, this year’s ranking provides ample evidence that a number of US firms in the UK at least […]

The Lawyer’s Top 50 US law firms in the UK revealed

The 50 largest US law firms ranked by revenue have been revealed with the publication of The Lawyer US Top 50 report. Last year was a record for US firms in the UK in terms of the total revenue they generated, with the combined turnover of the 50 largest rising by 13 per cent over […]

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Kirkland topples White & Case to take number one spot in UK

Kirkland & Ellis is now the largest US firm in the UK by revenue, The Lawyer can confirm, with the $380m turnover it generated in 2018 putting it at the number one position for the first time ever. The new data is included in the latest US Top 50 2019 report, which ranks US firms […]

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