Jomati Consultants

Services & Credentials

Jomati Consultants LLP is the leading UK-based international management consultancy specialising in the legal profession. Its consultants have held worldwide level senior roles in law firm management, as general counsel and as providers of financial analysis for law firms. Our advice is exclusive, tailored and discrete.

Jomati is able to provide a service around the world and has worked for clients in the UK, the Americas, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australasia. Our clients range from major international law firms to small, often first generation, independent firms and with legal departments ranging from hundreds of lawyers across multiple locations to a small team in one location. We also advise barristers' chambers including leading commercial sets and primarily publicly funded sets. Jomati works in association with Altman Weil, Inc. the leading US legal consultancy, and regularly collaborates with them on client engagements. We have a permanent research team. In addition, Tony Williams acts as a mediator in relation to partnership disputes and provides expert evidence in relation to law firms and partnership matters.

Jomati’s approach is to utilise consultants with extensive, senior experience in law firms and in-house. Accordingly, we quickly understand the issues and provide clear and comprehensive advice that can be implemented. We know how to involve lawyers in any change process and to achieve their positive endorsement for action in what can be a profession resistant to change. By using senior consultants we are able to address the issues clearly and authoritatively. We focus on the key issues and practical solutions and tend to avoid voluminous reports just telling you what you told us. We have a strong research team so our advice is evidence based and tailored to the specific circumstances of the client.

By using small teams of experienced consultants we provide a cost effective and focussed service to our clients. Discretion is assured and we adopt lawyers' standards in relation to conflicts of interest and client confidentiality.

Typically, we work with senior and managing partners, leaders of chambers, heads of legal, practice area heads and support services directors.

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Credentials

All of Jomati's work is confidential. However, in relation to transactions in which we have been involved, clients occasionally consent to us mentioning our role alongside a copy of their announcement of the transaction. Below are details of some such transactions.

Gowlings to Join Forces with WLG

July 2015
Jomati Consultants advised Gowlings on this combination

Fulbright & Jaworski and Norton Rose Join Forces Combination Creates Top 10 Global Legal Practice

November 2012
Jomati Consultants advised Fulbright & Jaworski on the global legal market for top tier legal services and on their strategic options but did not specifically advise on the terms of the transaction with Norton Rose

Herbert Smith and Freehills vote in favour of merging to create new firm, Herbert Smith Freehills

June 2012
Jomati Consultants advised Herbert Smith on this transaction

Pinsent Masons and McGrigors agree to merge

February 2012
Jomati Consultants advised McGrigors on this transaction

Baker & McKenzie announces affiliation with leading Turkish firm Esin

October 2011
Jomati Consultants advised Baker & McKenzie on the Turkish legal market

Ashurst and Blake Dawson announce plans to combine their businesses in Asia and merge their global operations.

September 2011
Jomati Consultants advised Ashurst and Blake Dawson on certain aspects of the proposed transaction

Davies Arnold Cooper and Beachcroft approve Merger

July 2011
Jomati Consultants advised Davies Arnold Cooper throughout the transaction

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey and Hammonds to merge

November 2010
Jomati Consultants acted for Squire, Sanders & Dempsey and introduced them to Hammonds

K&L Gates Furthers International Presence with Launch of Tokyo, Moscow Offices

January 2010
Jomati Consultants advised K&L Gates in relation to the establishment of their Moscow office

Lovells/Hogan Merger

November 2009
After discussions with Lovells commenced, Hogan & Hartson instructed Jomati Consultants to advise on the strategic aspects of the merger in the UK and international markets

Deacons Australia and Norton Rose to Merge

June 2009
Jomati Consultants advised Deacons Australia on its strategic options, introduced them to Norton Rose and provided advice

KSB Law joins Davies Arnold Cooper

January 2008
Jomati Consultants advised Davies Arnold Cooper on various aspects of the KSB Law LLP and DAC merger

K&L Gates to Open In Berlin

January 2007
Jomati Consultants introduced the parties and assisted throughout the negotiations

Partners vote to create K&L Gates

December 2006
Jomati Consultants advised K&LNG on aspects of this transaction

Pillsbury Winthrop and Shaw Pittman to merge

February 2005
Jomati Consultants advised Pillsbury Winthrop and Shaw Pittman on the strategic issues relating to the proposed merger and assisted the parties in the negotiations

Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Merger talks announced.

July 2004
Jomati Consultants acted for Kirkpatrick & Lockhart. Jomati advised them on the English legal market. Jomati also introduced Kirkpatrick & Lockhart to Nicholson Graham & Jones and acted for Kirkpatrick & Lockhart on the transaction

Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Kwok & Yih merger.

July 2004
Jomati Consultants introduced Mallesons Stephen Jaques and Kwok & Yih and acted for Mallesons Stephen Jaques throughout the transaction