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.
Barclays Bank has finally secured its new general counsel after a year-long search. It has appointed Clifford Chance banking partner Mark Harding, who will join at the end of June. Harding, who replaces former general counsel Howard Trust, told The Lawyer: "I can't think of a better English bank to work for." However, Harding will not have a seat on the board - a vexed issue that had hampered the bank's search to fill the position. He said: "The position doesn't have a seat on the board, nor should it, in my view." Harding has spent much of his career at Clifford Chance apart from a four-year stint as general counsel at UBS Warburg.