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.
Fifa's rulebook has been put to the test by the sports groups at Brabners Chaffe Street and Hammonds. Hammonds advised Scottish football club Heart of Midlothian (Hearts) on its landmark dispute with Wigan Athletic over former player Andy Webster's contract, with Brabners advising Wigan. Webster left Hearts to play for Wigan last season, taking advantage of a Fifa rule known as Article 17, which allows players to break their contracts after three years. Fifa's dispute resolution chamber accepted that Webster was free to leave the club, but ordered him to pay Hearts £625,000 as compensation. The ruling will ensure that players think twice before relying on Article 17 to move clubs.