After much speculation, a raft of firms including Clifford Chance, Ashurst, Eversheds, Mayer Brown, Reed Smith, Simmons & Simmons, Hogan Lovells, Pinsent Masons, DWF and Bond Dickinson have won places on banking giant Barclays' reduced legal roster, however DLA Piper has lost its spot following the global panel review.
Forget about the online petition. We do not have government by petition, particularly not when we don't know how many of the online signatories are even British, or are duplicates, or computerised bots or in some other way bogus. No matter how many signatures the petition garners it will not result in a re-run of the referendum, and nor should it.
With most US law firms experiencing something of a slowdown in the London market following the instability around the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU, and subsequent Leave victory, questions remain around whether investment will keep coming or be held back to focus on other markets.
The 'in-out' referendum on the question of the UK's membership of the European Union (EU) which has dominated the political and business agenda in the UK for the last six months, has resulted in a majority of voters (on a turnout of approximately 72%) preferring the UK to leave the EU.