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.
DLA Piper has moved into permanent offices in Abu Dhabi, having opened in the city earlier in the year. The Abu Dhabi team comprises eight lawyers and four partners. It is set to rise to five when real estate partner Duncan Pickering relocates from the London office in September. Office managing partner Stephen Webb said: “We now have a strong construction and project finance team in place and we’re replicating this in other areas, including real estate and corporate.” The office, in Al Bateen, is DLA Piper’s second in the United Arab Emirates. The other is a 14-partner outlet in Dubai. Chief executive Nigel Knowles has pledged to expand the firm’s presence in the Gulf.