The Private Equity Issue

Tech innovations in offshore law firms

What offshore firms are doing (and not doing) about legal tech

Last month The Lawyer published the first-ever Offshore Litigation Survey, which revealed the cases on which the top firms have been active as well as firms’ bench strengths. As part of the survey we also asked offshore firms about their technology-related innovations and how they project manage their litigation matters. Offshore firms have introduced a number of […]

Freshfields rules the PE space, but for how long?

Which firm has the best performing private equity practice in the City? It is the ultimate mark of virility for US firms, with Latham & Watkins and Kirkland & Ellis both standing out as having stellar practices. But despite the power of the dollar and propensity for US funds, virtually every PE head in London singles out Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for leading the way in the field.

European firms in London spot the opportunities of Brexit

As 2016 was hailed the year of disruptive political change at the heart of the Anglo-Saxon world, many expected the political storm to sweep the European continent in 2017 due to the elections in several key countries. But election results in The Netherlands, Germany and France provided a certain level of relief and continuity for the EU […]


Female private equity stars? It’s about time

Name 10 female private equity dealmakers in London. It is a stretch. But it’s not all doom and gloom. There are high-flying women in private equity and opportunities are opening up, but it is an area still unashamedly dominated by men. Few would argue that the legal profession has sufficiently tackled the diversity issue, so […]