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.
Jeremy Marriage, the Linklaters lawyer advising SmithKline Beecham, said the collapse of his client's merger talks with Glaxo Wellcome last week came 'as a bit of a shock'. SmithKline is understood to have broken off the talks because it could not get some of the people it wanted in management. Speculation mounted last week that Glaxo would mount a hostile bid for its rival. Slaughters May partner Glen James, advising Glaxo, said he 'had no instructions to talk to the press'. Marriage said a lot of legal work had been done to ensure the deal would get regulatory approval.