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Trends in transatlantic acquisition finance

Contents A transatlantic future The US influence on the European market The rise of the non-bank lenders The patchwork of Europe The political impact Case Study: Financing Bain’s Acquisition of Kantar from WPP Team structure Conclusion: what next? Key takeaways The convergence of documentary terms, investors and commercial approaches across the European and US loan […]

MLD5 update and new EU AML action plan

The European Commission has issued a recent update on the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (MLD5). We examine what the MLD5 entails and outline the next steps to be taken.

High Court analyses compensation order regime under the CDDA accounting

The compensation order regime Compensation orders aim to make directors financially accountable for the consequences of their unfit conduct. They were introduced in October 2015 by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 which amended the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (CDDA). Under the new regime, the Insolvency Service can apply to court (on […]


Birkett Long Solicitors – Rising 50 – 2005

Turnover: £5.7m Revenue per partner: £316,700 Revenue per lawyer: £126,700 Total number of partners: 18 Total number of fee-earners: 63 Total number of fee-earners (excluding consultants, paralegals, trainees etc): 45 Total number of support staff: 80 Offices: Chelmsford, Colchester, Halstead Equity structure: Modified lockstep Core business: Full service Clients: Allied Irish Bank, Bank Of Ireland, […]

Jones Day – UK 100

UK/global turnover: £50m/£631m UK/global PEP: £516,000/£387,000 UK/global revenue per lawyer: £413,000/£320,000 UK revenue per partner/equity partner: £1m/£1.6m Global revenue per equity partner: £1.5m UK/global number of partners: 32(52)/427 UK/global number of lawyers: 121/1,970 UK number of staff: 363 UK/global leverage ratio: 1:2.7/1:3.6 UK equity partner to staff ratio: 1:11.3 Equity structure: Merit-based. Billable hours targets: […]

Wilberforce Chambers – UK 100

Turnover: £20.2m Head of chambers: Edward Nugee QC. Total tenants (silks): 39 (16) Door tenants: None Chambers contributions: 17.5 per cent Revenue per barrister: £518,000 Top cases last year: Equitable Life v The former directors of Equitable Life; Wickes v Arthur Andersen; Oracle v Fortis; VTL v Easynet; Al Bassam v Al Bassam. No of […]

Court on camera

Here’s one for any budding stars in legal market land. Here’s one for any budding stars in legal market land. A new TV courtroom programme is to be produced by Scottish Media Group (SMG). The show, to be transmitted on ITV1 in April, features real disputes and yes, real people, although not a real court. […]

Field Fisher Waterhouse – UK 100

Turnover: £47m Profit per equity partner: £324,000 Equity spread: £206,000-£481,000 Net profit: £12.3m Profit margin: 26 per cent Salaried partner remuneration: £110,000-£180,000 Revenue per lawyer: £242,000 Revenue per partner: £627,000 Revenue per equity partner: £1,237,000 Cost per lawyer: £179,000 Profit per lawyer: £63,000 No of partners: 75 No of equity partners: 38 No of female […]

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