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.
Dechert has advised on the first biotech IPO to get away in the UK this year. London partner David Vogel led the team that advised Yesterday BioProgress plc on its admission to AIM. The companys subsidiary BioProgress Technology International Inc was previously listed on the USs Over the Counter Bulletin Board, but as part of the deal all its existing shareholders swapped their US shares for shares in the new UK company. Vogel said: "Although BioProgress knew what they wanted to do bring the company home to the UK and its capital markets this simple idea required creative thinking to solve the complex cross-border and novel legal and accounting issues which were raised."