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.
German firm Haarmann Hemmelrath has strengthened its Shanghai office by recruiting Bruno Lefebure, a partner of Paris-based firm Thieffry & Associates. Lefebure, 38, managed Thieffrys Shanghai office for two years until 2002. He specialises in French and European investment in China and joined Haarmann as an associated partner on 1 January. Lefebure said the move appealed to him “because the network of the firm in Asia, with further offices in Singapore and Tokyo, provides ideal conditions to advise clients [on] the top three competitive markets in Asia”. Haarmann now has 12 lawyers based in its Shanghai office, which provides an all-round corporate service.