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 new general counsel of the Walt Disney Company has announced a shake-up of his legal department, which has led to the appointment of four deputies. As reported on www.the lawyer.com/lawyernews (9 July), the deputies will oversee corporate, litigation and employment, media networks and intellectual property (IP). "This new structure will enhance the ability of the department to focus on key strategic initiatives," said general counsel Alan Braverman, who joined Disney in January 2003. The deputies include new hire Terri Southwick, a former sole practitioner who joins the company as senior vice-president and deputy general counsel for IP. David Thompson will oversee corporate, Edward Nowak litigation and Brett Chapman media networks.