The Lawyer Africa Elite 2014 features an in-depth look at 46 leading independent firms’ strategies in 15 key sub-Saharan jurisdictions, as well as the views of in-house counsel from some of Africa’s largest companies... Read more
This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
ABN's employment law panel, which comprises Olswang, Simmons & Simmons and SJ Berwin, is being reviewed as part of the bank's broader plans to overhaul its law firm roster.
The appointment is also part of a major trend over the past couple of years of banks bolstering their in-house employment capabilities after increased concerns about being sued for unfair dismissal and/or sex discrimination (as first reported on Lawyer News Weekly, 11 January).
In recent weeks, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (DKW) and HBOS have been hit with sex discrimination cases. DKW is being sued for $1.4bn (£790m) by six female bankers. Meanwhile, HBOS is defending itself against an £11m claim brought by fomer asset and liability management head Claire Bright. The case is the largest sex discrimination case to ever hit the City (click here).