16 December 2002

The Leader Column

According to our highly scientific poll of 200 lawyers last week, the year’s champion law firms, in order, are: 1. Allen & Overy; 2. Herbert Smith; 3. Freshfields; 4. Latham & Watkins; and 5. DLA. It was a nice snapshot of current market perception. Interest-ingly, what all those firms have in common is forward momentum […]

The Leader Column

According to our highly scientific poll of 200 lawyers last week, the year’s champion law firms, in order, are: 1. Allen & Overy; 2. Herbert Smith; 3. Freshfields; 4. Latham & Watkins; and 5. DLA. It was a nice snapshot of current market perception. Interest-ingly, what all those firms have in common is forward momentum […]

Top real estate deals in 2002

The Lawyer team picks ten of the best deals of 2002 Millennium Dome sale English Partnerships: Berwin Leighton Paisner (Simon Allan)Meridian Delta consortium: Clifford Chance (Iain Morpeth)Anschutz Entertainment: Denton Wilde Sapte (Simon Levine), Herbert Smith (Patrick Robinson), Holme Roberts & Owen (Kevin Conwick)Lend Lease: Freehills (Mark Crean)Quintain: Nabarro Nathanson (Graham Lust)The Minister of State: Linklaters […]

Top corporate deals in 2002

The Lawyer team picks ten of the best deals of 2002 Royal Caribbean/ P&O Princess/Carnival Carnival: Herbert Smith (Anthony Macaulay, Henry Raine, Stephen Kinsella, Craig Pouncey), Shearman & Sterling for US law and competition support (Alberto Luzzaraga, Adrian Knight, Chris Bright)P&O Princess: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Mark Rawlinson, Rachel Brandenburger, Alan Ryan)Royal Caribbean: Slaughter and May […]

William Fry kingpin denies impropriety

O’Connell claims vital information did not come from Lowry The managing partner of top Irish corporate boutique William Fry has denied allegations that he acted improperly in his client’s involvement in a 1995 mobile phone licence auction. In written evidence to the Moriarty tribunal last week, Owen O’Connell denied any impropriety while acting for Irish […]

Top ten venues 2002

We asked 200 City lawyers about their favourite eateries and venues. Here’s what they said… Amazing how many people would prefer to host a party at their homes (“good atmosphere, good food and comfy sofas”) rather than any one of the amazing venues around London – and as for the partner who suggested his bed […]

Top ten restaurants 2002

We asked 200 City lawyers about their favourite eateries and venues. Here’s what they said… The Lawyer’s survey of London’s finest eateries came up with an amazing array of choices. Some of the top 10 were perhaps a little predictable, having as much to do with convenience as quality, but still a fine hitlist. There […]

Top finance deals in 2002

The Lawyer team picks the best deals of 2002 Marconi’s debt restructuring Marconi: Allen & Overy (David Morley, David Frauman, Randal Weeks, Gordon Stewart)Bondholders: Bingham McCutchen (James Roome)Barclays Capital and HSBC: Clifford Chance (Mark Campbell, Nick Frome) The complex, high-profile process of sorting out Marconi’s huge debt problems defined the year for hundreds of lawyers. […]

QC joins both St Philips and Selborn

St Philips’ commercial silk barrister Jeremy Cousins QC has joined Romie Tager QC’s new London set Selborne. Cousins now has full membership at both chambers and will pay chambers contributions to both sets based on the level of work he does out of each.

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