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.
The four-year fight for sex.com, the web's hottest domain name, rumbles on as internet domain registry Network Solutions is accused of mistakenly transferring the ownership of sex.com to con artist Stephen Cohen, who has been on the run since being ordered to return the domain name and pay $65m (£40.5m) costs.
The case now looks to be heading to California's highest court, after a panel of judges asked the California Supreme Court to rule on the question of whether traditional property conversion laws should apply to the internet. In California, sex and dotcoms are very serious issues indeed. A saucy opinion from the judges stated: "We should not grab the question in the first instance simply because the case involves a novel and 'sexy' issue."