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.
King & Spalding has continued growing its US-based IP practice, hiring partner Richard Pettus from McDermott Will & Emery in New York. Pettus, a patent litigator specialising in the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer products sectors, is the seventh lateral hire in the past four months and the third in New York. Pettus's hire follows that of IP litigators Tony Askew, Steve Schaetzel, Jim Johnson and John Harbin to the Atlanta office, while patent lawyers Ken Sonnenfeld and Peg Brivanlou joined New York. The hires established a patent prosecution practice in New York, which now boasts an IP capability of more than 30 lawyers. Firmwide, the IP group now comprises more than 100 lawyers and patent agents.