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.
Herbert Smith's real estate department has a longstanding relationship with Deutsche Bank, but this is the first time it has advised the bank on a major new building, rather than one it has historic knowledge of. Led by partner Brian Curwen, this deal means Deutsche Bank will use DigiPlex's 104,000sq ft site as part of its global data centre strategy, freeing up space in its central London offices. The bank will provide its own IT equipment and staff. Mandeep Ubbey (real estate) and Olivia Bateman (construction) assisted. The lease was based on the standard institutional 20-year lease, but was negotiated in order to give Deutsche Bank flexibility if it wanted to install high-specification mechanical and electrical equipment. Deutsche Bank uses a number of firms for real estate. Herbert Smith recently acted opposite the bank for Hammerson, when it granted a lease at 99 Bishopsgate. Linklaters & Alliance advised the bank.