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What Makes a Good Litigator?

Geoffrey Timms - Group Head of Legal Legal & General Group plc.

Geoffrey Timms, Group Head of Legal, Legal & General Group plc.

The invitation to write the introductory article has allowed the opportunity to reflect with colleagues as to what makes a good litigator. Below is a selection of the qualities that I believe are seen in the best litigators that I have come across both acting for Legal & General and against it.

The Most Controversial Lawyer in United States M&A

Richard Hall

In 2005, I boldly awarded the title of “The Most Significant M&A Lawyer in the United States” to Delaware vicechancellor Leo Strine. On this occasion, I will pursue a more controversial title: “The MostControversial M&A Lawyer in the United States”, and I bestow it on Professor Lucian A Bebchuk, from the Harvard Law School.

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