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 German legislator has seen a flurry of activity in recent months and in this Special Report The Lawyer examines the key issues and the practical implications that have arisen. In August the German General Equal Treatment Act came into force, kickstarting German employers into action, as employees can now claim damages and indemnification as a result of both direct and indirect discrimination.
In October the German government approved the long-awaited draft German Real Estate Investment Trusts (Reit) law, controversially excluding housing portfolios from its ambit. Meanwhile, last year, Germany was left stunned following the European Court of Justice’s decision to allow, for the first time in Germany, a cross-border merger between a Luxembourg and a German corporation.
The merger was initially refused registration by the commercial register for not conforming to the Transformation Act. As such, the report also examines the practical issues of obtaining registration of a cross-border merger and the forthcoming changes to legislation.