Professional and business services
Services for service providers.
This diverse sector provides high-level, innovative services to other businesses – enabling them to thrive. Firms within this sector face a range of unique challenges and opportunities that require multifaceted advice.
Audit firms, for example, faced pressure to toughen up processes in the wake of the financial crisis. And professional services firms more generally are focussed on staying ahead of the technology game if they want to maintain a competitive advantage.
With a broad client base of organisations that provide services to other businesses, we are well-placed to advise you on these issues, as well as matters involving M&A, professional liability, competition law, disputes, regulation and capital markets.
Acting for Accenture for over five years in a dispute over a project agreement to implement a new IT system for Centrica's British Gas business.
Settled on confidential terms in August 2011, the dispute was one of The Lawyer’s top 20 cases of 2011.
Acting for EY in a range of issues arising from the collapse of its former audit client, Lehman Brothers, in September 2008.
The work involved handling investigations and enquiries by multiple regulators, administrators and liquidators of numerous Lehman Brothers entities across a range of jurisdictions.
Advising Deloitte on the partnership aspects of the creation of a limited liability partnership for northwest Europe.
Encompassing the nine Deloitte firms in the UK, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland, the LLP launched on 1 June 2017.
Advising EY, as joint administrators, on all aspects of the administration of Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander, the English subsidiary of the Icelandic bank Kaupthing.
The work included dealing with its subsidiaries and employment, pensions, property and litigation issues, as well as advising on the winding-down of the loan book and business.