You be the judge: which mergers will we see in ’23?

Can you believe it has been a whole five years since the last major transatlantic merger – that of Bryan Cave and Berwin Leighton Paisner? Major tie-ups have been thin on the ground since… but rumours are now swirling that big weddings are on the cards between some famous old firms. Three of the four […]


Magic circle partner swiped by KPMG Law

Nick Roome, who has led KPMG Law’s UK legal practice since 2014, is passing the baton to Linklaters partner Stuart Bedford. Bedford has been a corporate partner at the magic circle firm for over 20 years. Prior to which, he had experience in-house as counsel for BAE Systems, as a senior consultant for Grosvenor, and […]

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Shearman and Hogan Lovells issue statements as rumour mergers mount

Shearman & Sterling and Hogan Lovells have failed to deny speculation that the two firms are in early-stage merger talks after The Lawyer revealed market rumours about how negotiations have begun to emerge. If such talks were successful, the newly-merged firm would have a combined annual revenue of $3.6bn and a London office generating more […]

The Lawyer European Awards 2022: who’s made the shortlist?

The Lawyer European Awards is back and ready to crown the crème de la crème of the European legal market next month. Here is the shortlist. This year, 24 prizes are up for grabs as law firms, in-house teams and networks battle for regional accolades, the best initiatives and teams of the year across several practice […]

Ex-CC partner to make formal complaint over Osborne Clarke letters

Clifford Chance’s former UK tax head has revealed he intends to make a formal complaint over letters he received while scrutinising the financial affairs of the ex-Chancellor of the Exchequer.  In July, Neidle made headlines for a series of posts on the alleged tax arrangements of leading Conservative politicians, including Nadhim Zahawi.  He claimed that […]