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Negotiating the middle ground

24-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

It wasn’t easy. When The Lawyer set out to research the top independent law firms operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) we were confronted with a whole series of problems. 

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Simmons enters South Africa with Fasken Martineau alliance

1-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Simmons & Simmons has gained a South African presence by allying with Canadian firm Fasken Martineau’s recently-acquired Johannesburg operation.


Eversheds posts 2 per cent revenue rise to £384m, PEP up 13.6 per cent to £729k

3-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

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 continues management overhaul with Gulf and Asia heads

23-Jun-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

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 expands in South Africa with Durban launch

2-Jun-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds has today secured its eighth office in Africa through an affiliation with Durban-based Knight Turner, which is now known as Eversheds KZN.

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Clyde & Co focuses on UK with nine-strong promotions round

28-Apr-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

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).

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Special report: North Africa – Into Africa

23-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.

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Limber up for the Africa play-offs

31-Mar-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

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

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