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.
Ashurst, DLA Piper, Eversheds, Norton Rose and Rosenblatt Solicitors have advised on the construction of the Shard, which is set to be unveiled today.
Eversheds real estate investment partner Nicholas Bartlett advised development consortium LBQ as owner of the new building, Europe’s tallest tower, with Ashurst partner Martin Wright advising on real estate and planning issues and DLA Piper partner Cecily Davis advising on construction matters.
Another stakeholder in the development, Sellar Property Group, hired Rosenblatt corporate partner David Fairfield, who is now a consultant at the firm, but it is understood that the firm is not involved in the project any more. Qatar Diar, which lent the money to fund the deal, originally turned to Norton Rose finance partner Lucy Wolley Dodd. Norton Rose is also not involved in the deal any more.
Ashurst, DLA Piper, Eversheds were set to gather at the latter’s office terrace today to watch the laser show inaugurating the building.
No law firms have confirmed plans to move in the Shard, but Trowers & Hamlins considered the tower before choosing 3 Bunhill Row for their new London base last year (21 July 2011).