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 is continuing its drive into Asia after striking a deal to take over Singapore firm J Koh & Co. The corporate and commercial practice, which has been part of the DLA Group, an exclusive association of law firms, since 2000, will see its seven Singapore-based lawyers transfer to DLAs local office. In Thailand the Bangkok office of J Koh & Co, which contains five lawyers, will be subsumed into DLA and will be headed up by partner Chulapong Yukate. Commenting on the takeover, DLA managing partner Nigel Knowles said that the move ties in with the firms stated vision "to be a top five European full service law firm with a significant presence in Asia". DLA also recently took on 19 lawyers from CMS Cameron McKennas Hong Kong office. J Koh & Cos managing partner Desmond Ong will become the firms new office managing partner of DLA in South East Asia.