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 litigation team that recently left Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw for US giant Hunton & Williams has scored a key victory in a Kenyan court. Partners Marie Kidwell and John Miles, who joined Mayer Brown last year, have successfully judicially reviewed a decision by the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) to impose concessionary tariff rates on their clients' rival cargo-handling facilities. With assistant Llyr Rowlands, the partners will now be seeking to reverse the new tariff rates, which favour the rivals of their client Grain Bulk Handlers Limited (GBHL). Some $35m (£21.7m) has been invested in GBHL by four companies, which represents one of the largest private investments in sub-Saharan Africa.