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.
Big Five accountants Ernst & Young has established an associate Washington DC law firm by luring two tax partners from Atlanta's King & Spalding. The new firm - McKee Nelson Ernst & Young - is backed by a loan from Ernst & Young and will be housed in the accountants' Washington DC offices. The American Bar Association (ABA) prohibits law firms from sharing fees, and the new firm will not be owned by Ernst & Young. But the arrangement will allow Ernst & Young to offer legal and other professional services to clients.
McKee says the firm will have about 20 lawyers by the end of this year, increasing to 50 the end of 2000.
In August the ABA indefinitely postponed a divisive vote on whether to permit multidisciplinary practices, in which lawyers could share fees with other professions.