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.
Luxembourg has delayed the implementation of the European Rights of Establishment Directive, adopted by the Council of Ministers in December and due to come into force in the year 2000, by filing an action to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in an attempt to annul the directive. Patrick Oliver, spokesperson at the joint office of the Law Societies of England, Wales and Scotland in Brussels, said the motion for annulment was made on the grounds that the directive should have been adopted by a unanimous vote rather than by qualified majority. But he added that the overwhelming view in Brussels held that the qualified majority vote was the right interpretation of European law. The ECJ will make a decision within a year.