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.
Imagine the scene: you’ve just won one of the main prizes at a glittering awards bash; your celebrations are in full flight; your mates are congratulating you; your future is secure and life is sweet. Then BAM! You turn around and the worst has happened – someone’s nicked your gong.
This was the drama that unfolded last week at the prestigious Juve awards in Frankfurt after Hengeler Mueller was awarded M&A Team of the Year. Corporate partner Oleg de Lousanoff was reportedly incandescent with rage as the realisation dawned that his precious prize had been filched. Taking to the stage, the partner boomed: “Who’s stolen our award?” at the quivering throng. At which point a trembling Christof Jäckle, Hengeler managing partner, raised his hand.