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.
Jones Day has suffered another massive blow to its worldwide bankruptcy ambitions after losing the chair of its practice to Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. Richard Cieri, the highly-rated chairman of Jones Days entire bankruptcy group, has already taken up an equivalent role at Gibson Dunns New York office, where he will oversee the business restructuring and reorganisation department. Cieris move is an untimely development for Jones Day, which last week lost John Rapisardi, co-chair of its New York restructuring group, back to Weil Gotshal & Manges, which he had quit just a year and a half earlier. In London, however, Jones Day Gouldens recruited Adam Plainer from SJ Berwin to build up a restructuring group, while the highly-rated Corinne Ball, who was the first of three Weil Gotshal partners to move to Jones Days New York office, will continue to grow the firms practice.