We don't have armies of lawyers, waiting to be deployed on each and every matter.
We are not a law factory. We are boutique, which means that you are an integral part of the team. You'll get high levels of responsibility and client contact, quickly; you’ll go to relevant meetings and find yourself corresponding with clients and other advisers; you’ll be treated very much like a qualified lawyer; and you’ll often find that your opposite number on a matter is more senior than you.
Our Corporate M&A & ECM and Private Equity & Financial Sponsors departments frequently appear at the top of UK and European M&A tables. Our Tax team advised Micro Focus in relation to the tax aspects of its $US 8.8 billion merger with HP, creating one of the world's largest infrastructure software companies. Our Pensions and Risk Management team has just completed a £3.4bn buy-in of a pension fund’s liabilities, the 3rd largest ever in the UK. Our Financial Services and Markets department won the Private Funds Regulatory Firm of the Year award, voted for by clients and peers, for the 4th year in a row. And our Dispute Resolution team is in the midst of the UK’s largest ever fraud trial.
Whichever department you are in, you will find yourself working with people who are recognised as the leaders in their chosen field. And that’s the case whether you are advising on the sale of Pret A Manger, the restructuring of Cath Kidston, a brewing tie-up for Shepherd Neame, day-to-day matters for Jimmy Choo or CVC’s investment in Premiership Rugby.