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.
Allen & Overy (A&O), Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) and US firm Thompson & Knight have advised on a Sino-Indian $850m (£448.24m) energy joint venture. The venture, between China's Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration, Production Corporation of China (SIPC) and India's ONGC Videsh, involved the purchase of Colombian oil producer Omimex de Colombia. A&O advised Sinopec, led by Mitchell Silk, head of the firm's new New York-based China practice group. Sinopec was advised on local law by Colombian firm Zuleta Acosta Suarez Ibarra Araque & Jaramillo Abogados and on off-shoring issues by Conyers Dill Pearman. DWS advised ONGC Videsh, led by Dubai-based energy and infrastructure partner Sean Korney. Colombian firm Brigard & Urrutia and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman advised ONGC Videsh on Colombian and US law respectively. Thompson & Knight advised Omimex, led by Houston partner Jerry Metcalf.