Legal Business

The new boy – can Ryde & co keep Slaughters’ deal team on top?

The City’s top deal shop has a new corporate head. Legal Business meets Andy Ryde and asks if Slaughters can keep the M&A magic going.

For a state school lad from Nottinghamshire who self-mockingly confesses to still having the tiniest chip on his shoulder, it has been quite a journey. Slaughter and May partner Andy Ryde in March was named as the firm’s new head of corporate, leading what most neutral observers would see as, by some margin, the City’s top deal practice.