Legal Business

The M&A Report: To have and to have not

A frenetic 2015 has given way to a subdued deal market. LB assesses the outlook and asks which of the City’s deal teams have the individuals to win lucrative top-end work… and escape the squeezed mid-market

Amid a global economy experiencing considerable turbulence, 2015 was still a fantastic time to be an M&A partner at one of the City’s top law firms. A run of record-breaking deals. Check. Easy finance. Check. London strongly positioned as a finance hub, the UK economy moving back into recovery and a newly-elected pro-business Conservative government. Check, check and check.