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.
The Higher Regional Court in Frankfurt has declined to make a preliminary ruling in the high-profile Wella case. US hedge fund Elliot Associates, represented by Decherts fledgling Frankfurt office, is contesting financial regulator BaFins decision on the share price in Procter & Gambles Wella takeover. Elliot Associates, which holds non-voting preference shares, claims that it has illegally been awarded significantly less money per share than the Wella family, which owns most of the voting shares in the company. The court declined to deal with the issue at a preliminary stage and said it will make a final decision in the principal proceedings. Dechert may also bring a case before the German Constitutional Court and the European