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.
Davis Polk & Wardwell has continued its English-law hiring spree by snaring a corporate partner from Herbert Smith Freehills.
Corporate partner Will Pearce has resigned from Herbert Smith Freehills and is set to join Davis Polk’s burgeoning English-law practice in London. No date has been given for Pearce’s departure. Pearce specialises in advising on takeovers, M&A and restructuring deals for listed companies. He acted for Temenos on its proposed $3.3bn merger with Mysis, and the sponsors and underwriters on Rio Tinto’s $15.2bn rights issues.