DWF’s Nigel Knowles: This is why we went private

As the first legal business to list on London’s Main Market, DWF became the first to de-list from it this month. CEO Nigel Knowles explains why private equity backing from Inflexion was the right choice.

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Victory for Quinn as Argentina loses €1.3bn appeal

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal brought by the Republic of Argentina over a €1.3bn payment sought by a group of bondholders, which bailed the country out in 2005. The matter featured in The Lawyer’s top 20 cases of 2022. An appeal was launched by Argentina, represented by Sullivan & Cromwell, which intended […]

Cadwalader loses five-strong team to King & Spalding

King & Spalding has raided US rival Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft for a four-strong partner team in London. Four partners are making the move, alongside one special counsel who will join as partner. On the funds finance side, partners Samantha Hutchinson, Mathan Navaratnam, Nathan Parker and special counsel James Hoggett will join. Partner Sukhvir Basran […]

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Post Office hit with new disclosure claim from SRA

Yesterday (11 June) the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s investigation into the Post Office took a new turn as it filed a part 8 claim before the Business List of the High Court. The Lawyer understands the filing is an application for a section 44BB order from the Court, which orders an entity not regulated by the […]

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City talk: The challenges for Royal Mail – and Slaughter and May

Concerns over Royal Mail’s £3.5bn takeover by Czech-owned business EP Group have bubbled up over the weeks since the agreement was announced, with each side’s legal team coming up against a range of issues.  Slaughter and May corporate partner Claire Jackson has been leading the transaction for Royal Mail’s parent company International Distribution Services (IDS) […]

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US 50 2024 – Financial results

This report contains: financial performance of the largest US firms in London analysis of five standout firms that achieved significant revenue growth, detailing key factors behind their success individual firm profiles highlighting financial performance, growth strategies and client base and matters  

New nationals

This report includes: an overview of seven firms that have expanded their footprints beyond their regional heartlands an efficiency analysis of the firms based on The Lawyer‘s Practice Analysis firm specific deep dives.

The new wave of litigation boutiques

This report contains: an overview of the litigation boutiques that have opened in the past six years a deep dive into the challenges that litigation boutiques face profiles for all firms shortlisted for this year’s The Lawyer Awards litigation boutique firm of the year.

Litigation Tracker: Q1 2024 (Claims)

This dashboard: contains an overview of the claims at a selection of courts in the UK. allows you to compare activity at the courts in Q1 2024 against Q1 2023.

Building Ukraine back better

This report outlines: different roles being played by the international and regional CEE firms in cases related to Ukraine how firms approach the tricky subject of pricing matters relating to Ukraine

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