Inflexion’s acquisition of legal rankings business Chambers and Partners


Slaughter and May advised Michael Chambers / Orbach & Chambers Holdings Limited on the sale of Chambers & Partners to the global private equity firm Inflexion.

Founded by Michael Chambers in 1990, Chambers & Partners provides rankings of and research on over 80,000 lawyers and law firms in 185 jurisdictions worldwide, and is considered a definitive guide to the legal profession used by clients and law firms.

As part of the transaction, Mark Wyatt will re-join Chambers as Chief Executive Officer and Steve Halbert, current Chairman of Alcumus, an Inflexion portfolio company, and former head of UK M&A at KPMG, will become Chairman.

The Slaughter and May team was led by Nigel Boardman (partner, in picture), assisted by Krishna Omkar (associate) and Alice Boughton (trainee solicitor); on Tax matters advised Dominic Robertson (partner) and Orlaith Kane (associate); and on Real Estate law provided assistance John Nevin (partner) and Gemma Goddard (associate).

Involved fees earner: Nigel Boardman – Slaughter and May; Krishna Omkar – Slaughter and May; Alice Boughton – Slaughter and May; Dominic Robertson – Slaughter and May; Orlaith Kane – Slaughter and May; John Nevin – Slaughter and May; Gemma Goddard – Slaughter and May;

Law Firms: Slaughter and May;

Clients: Michael Chambers; Orbach & Chambers Holdings Limited;