Posts Tagged ‘private equity’

Financing Law Firms: New Law versus Old Law: Good or Bad?

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 at 13:05

It seems to be the season of law firm/business surveys. We’re hearing a lot about New Law, pushback from clients, less for more and so on. Smith & Williamson, an accounting firm, have surveyed law firms about their future finance decisions. Law firms are facing increasing competition from other firms. This isn’t surprising as most […]






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The Law Firm Has Defaulted on Its Bonds?

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 at 10:00

Anthony E. Davis sent me details of the $125 million bond issue by Dewey & LeBoeuf, which is over-subscribed. Now in the US there is nothing like the Legal Services Act 2007 that enables external investment in law firms. In fact the professional rules expressly prohibit non-lawyers having an interest in a law firm. Anthony […]






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Who Actually Sells the Law Firm?

Monday, June 25th, 2007 at 20:22

Mid-market law firms in response to questions from The Lawyer are saying they would like to consider seriously an IPO or taking in external investment. This is all part of the post-Clementi maneuvering that is taking place as the Legal Services Bill travels its slow journey through parliament. I’ve indicated some of the potential pitfalls […]






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