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 joint venture between Australian firm Freehills and Singapore firm Alban Tay Mahtani & de Silva has been terminated by mutual consent. Alban Tay partner Alban Kang said: "Each firm had its own reasons for wanting to end the joint venture. Our reasons for wanting to join with a large international firm have not changed. If the right party comes along, we'll consider it." Freehills was one of the first law firms and the only Australian firm to form a joint venture. Other joint ventures have been fraught with problems. The partnership between White & Case and Colin Ng & Partners has collapsed (The Lawyer, 11 March) and Norton Rose has cooled on the idea of a Singaporean joint venture.