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 International Criminal Court's (ICC) States Parties, the decision-making body, has been debating recognising an International Criminal Bar as an official advisory body for maintaining a list of available defence counsel. The global bar was established at a Montreal conference in 2002 and has adopted its own constitution and organisation. Its application for ICC recognition was considered by the States Parties at its meeting last week in New York. Under the court's rules, its registry has to "consult with any independent representative body or legal associations" over the membership of its panel of defence lawyers. ICC registrar Bruno Cathala is assembling a list of counsel for approval at the next States Parties meeting, expected next September, along with the application for recognition. Cathala said he was "committed to ensuring that lawyers would represent different legal systems" and that training should be provided by the court.