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.


Revealed: The largest funds practices in the City

Kirkland & Ellis has the largest investment funds practice in the City and has expanded the group’s headcount more significantly than any of its competitors over the past 12 months, new data from The Lawyer has revealed. The report, which will be released on The Lawyer’s Signal channel next week, shows that Kirkland has a […]

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Kirkland targets funds rival Simpson Thacher for new hire

Kirkland & Ellis has raided rival private equity giant Simpson Thacher for funds specialist counsel Amy Fox. Fox, who joins as a partner, is now the fourth lawyer at senior associate or counsel level to join Kirkland as a partner so far this year and the sixth in less than 12 months. Fox’s clients include […]

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Kirkland expands funds group with associate-to-partner hire

Kirkland & Ellis has boosted its London investment funds group with the hire of a new partner from Goodwin. Alan Skerritt, an associate at Goodwin who trained at Clifford Chance, will join Kirkland as a partner. His hire closely follows that of Macfarlanes senior associate Ed Prestwich, a lawyer who is understood to have been […]

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US Top 50: Are you a have or a have-not?

This month’s publication of The Lawyer’s new US 50 ranking confirms that 2020 was yet another record year for US law firms in the UK. But while 23 firms saw a double digit rise in revenue and seven grew their turnover by 20 per cent or more, not every firm enjoyed such a barnstorming performance […]

Three US firms grew City revenue by a third last year

Three US firms boosted their UK revenue by more than 30 per cent during 2020, The Lawyer can reveal, as the total turnover generated by the 50 largest US firms rose by 10 per cent, from $6.04bn to $6.67bn. Overall, 23 US firms posted a UK revenue increase in excess of 10 per cent while […]