The Lawyer’s Africa Elite report is published on Monday (30 March). Ahead of that the first-ever managing partner of Webber Wentzel, one of South Africa’s oldest and largest firms, unveils her plans for the future.
Berwin Leighton Paisner managing partner Neville Eisenberg has been appointed in an uncontested election to a four-year term as the firm’s senior partner, effective from 1 May.
German firm Noerr has announced another strong year with turnover rising by 7 per cent to €197.2m (£145.2m) for 2014, up from €184.5m the previous year.
Taylor Wessing has opted for an all-equity partnership in the UK following a review of its merit-based equity structure, while maintaining a two-tier system outside of the country.
39 Essex Street Chambers has dropped the ‘street’ from its name ahead of its move to 81 Chancery Lane in September.
The Lawyer will put the seismic changes currently ongoing in the legal market firmly in the spotlight later this year with the launch of a two-day summit and associated awards.
Jenner & Block managing partner Terrence Truax has revealed that the firm is in discussions with lateral hire candidates in the UK ahead of its launch in the City this spring.
Chicago-headquartered Jenner & Block has announced it is to launch a London office later this year, becoming the latest in a growing number of US firms to establish a City base.
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Slaughter and May have both expanded and re-launched their flexible working schemes targeting fee-earners in their London offices.
Litigation finance company Burford Capital has reported a 35 per cent increase in income for 2014, to $82m up from $60.7m.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has promoted 17 lawyers to partner, as part of a firm-wide promotions round, three of whom are UK based.
Eversheds has appointed head of litigation Ian Gray to the newly-created role of international managing partner to boost its strategic development outside the UK.
Axiom seems to be on a roll, with UK turnover hitting £30m. But will it be enough?
At least eight Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s partners in the US have quit to join Winston & Strawn’s corporate, finance and private equity practice, with a handful more expected to follow in London and the Middle East.
Eversheds has been reappointed as sole legal adviser to FTSE 100 water company Severn Trent for an extended five-year term, beating competition from 13 international and niche firms.
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Blackstone Chambers is looking to recruit junior tenants this year after losing a number of its mid-level commercial barristers.
Generation Y law students have distinct career priorities and progressive values. They aren’t seduced by traditional recruitment campaigns, which has prompted a flurry of firm branding overhauls – with varying success.
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