In-house: what we look for when appointing M&A counsel

Author: Lizzie Meager | Published: 18 Sep 2019

In-house lawyers speaking at IFLR’s fifth European M&A forum in London yesterday revealed that when looking to appoint external counsel for a new M&A transaction, law firm fees are not the most important element of that decision.

"Project management skills are key – when I’m going through a transaction I do not want to be project managing it too," said Cecilia Ferreira, principal M&A counsel at Anglo American in London.

"Some law firms are...