Simmons & Simmons has gained a South African presence by allying with Canadian firm Fasken Martineau’s recently-acquired Johannesburg operation.
Eversheds’ revenue rose by 2 per cent at the end of 2013/14 from £376m to £384m, while net profit increased just 1 per cent from £85.4m to £86.2m.
Addleshaw Goddard managing partner John Joyce has installed Gulf and Asia regional office heads in the latest stage of ongoing management reform at the firm.
Eversheds has today secured its eighth office in Africa through an affiliation with Durban-based Knight Turner, which is now known as Eversheds KZN.
Clyde & Co has made up five UK-based lawyers to partner as part of a nine-strong promotions round to take effect on Thursday (1 May).
An explosion in investor interest has international firms lining up for a share of the African market, but legal systems are straining to keep pace with change.
When The Lawyer was researching The Africa Elite, one of the questions we asked the continent’s top independent practices was which international firms they worked with or they would like to work with