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.
Baker & McKenzie has signed up a three-partner team from collapsed firm Brobeck Phleger & Harrison. Partners Shane Byrne, Phillip Bush and Jason Kuhns and four associates will join the corporate and securities practice at the firms San Francisco office. With Byrnes team, Baker & McKenzie now has 92 lawyers, including 28 partners, in its Bay Area offices. San Francisco and Palo Alto managing partner Peter Engstrom said: "We're thrilled to have attracted an industry leader of Shane's caliber. He's an accomplished practitioner, to whom clients and colleagues naturally gravitate, and is an ideal fit with Baker & McKenzies strategic practice and culture." Baker & McKenzie joins a long list of firms to profit from Brobecks collapse. Brobecks one-time suitor Morgan Lewis & Bockius has taken the largest swathe of partners, hiring 50 out of a total 150. Others have gone to firms including Weil Gotshal & Manges, Morrison & Foerster and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.