Immediate Partner – Corporate
This is a very well regarded UK law firm with good quality lawyer and a strong international client base. The firm has a number of practice areas which are recognised as market leading. And a number of lawyers are also directories listed. The corporate practice has been very busy in 2016 and apart from predictable cyclical fluctuations the fee revenue has been rising during the year. The team is well positioned to take advantage of the current market and the firms remains committed to growth and partner recruitment.
London Corporate Team and Client Summary:
There are currently 9 corporate partners in London, many of whom are directories listed. The practice covers a broad range; M&A, Capital Markets, private equity and venture capital.
The firm represents a number of leading fintech companies in London and Europe and this now a real focus for growth.
The firm also has a number of clients in following sectors; financial services, technology, real estate, natural resources, media and high end brands. The corporate clients tend to be mid-market corporates but there are also a number of major US head quartered corporates and household names.
For immediate partner promotion there would be strong interest in senior associates of 8 plus pqe from a well-regarded commercial law firms who are hungry to progress and build a practice. The following is modest but the firm would look for complementary clients which given a different platform and support have real potential.
The firm is very collegiate and the partners genuinely look to help each other elevate their own practices. There are two-tiers of partnership remuneration structure; fixed share partners with a transparent bonus and a small number of points and then full point equity. The firm looks to move fixed share partners into full equity relatively quickly.