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.
Cobbetts has hired two partners from City firm Wedlake Bell to head its London corporate finance practice.
As first revealed on thelawyer.com (19 February), Cobbetts is to launch in London and expects to be fully operational by next month. The firm’s London corporate finance team will be led by Stuart Robertson and Simon Jones, who are set to join Cobbetts later this year from Wedlake Bell.
Cobbetts managing partner Michael Shaw said: “This is an exciting milestone for the firm and a natural progression for the continued expansion of our corporate finance practice.”
Cobbetts, which already has offices in Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, will focus on public markets, M&A and private equity work in London. Shaw said the firm is aiming to have around 10-12 corporate lawyers working out of the London office.