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.
Andersen Legal has survived a vote by Airtours shareholders and will retain its position on the company's panel of legal advisers
The shareholders also voted in favour of retaining Andersens as the company's auditors, despite some shareholders objecting to the firm's continued appointment after the Enron scandal. Airtours chairman David Crossland said: "I will not stand by and see such appalling statements made, whether it is about Andersens or any of the other professionals we use." The company, which is changing its name to MyTravel, mainly uses Andersen Legal for tax-related legal advice and overseas work. The firm also advised on the $63m (£44.7m) development and launch of MyTravel.com last year (alongside Eversheds) and has also advised on some due diligence issues. Compared with the other firms on the panel, Andersen Legal receives a minimal amount of legal work from Airtours - it advises on around 5 per cent of Airtours' outsourced work, which represents around 70 per cent of the total legal work. Airtours plans to bring more work in-house in the near future. Airtours' main company and commercial law firm is Addleshaw Booth & Co, which it also uses for employment law advice. The company also uses Norton Rose for asset finance work; Slaughter and May for competition and regulatory matters; Beachcroft Wansboroughs for property work; Vizards Wyeth for personal injury and litigation; and Beaumont and Son for aviation law.