King & Wood Mallesons (London)
SJ Berwin, which merged with KWM in 2013, was a really decent City firm. Albeit one with a disproportionately large number of particularly aggressive. money-grubbing partners.
Sadly the rapacity of those partners (and management incompetence) saw the firm go into a death spiral within a couple of years of the merger, and the majority of them then decided to jump ship and feather their own nests rather then hang around and try and fix things. In November 2016 the firm announced that it had been unable to fund its recapitalisation plan and it's now looking for a white knight to save it. If that doesn't happen hundreds of staff will lose their jobs.
Still, in the meantime the firm still advertises with RollOnFriday, so whilst it's still around if anyone wants more information on KWM feel free to click here