Legal Business

Punch above weight – the finance teams aiming to take on the City’s heavyweights

As confidence begins to re-emerge at City finance teams, Legal Business profiles the mid-market players intent on challenging the Square Mile’s banking heavyweights

Bernard Sharp, global chair of the banking and finance group at Baker & McKenzie, may be tempting fate when he says: ‘The market has a lot in common now with the market in 2007.’ Still, his comment certainly reflects a more bullish mood among a cadre of players operating just below the largest six or seven banking practices in the City.