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.
Atsumi & Usui: a niche player; strong on securitisation.
Andersen Mori: long-established leader in M&A.
Mitsui Yasuda Wani & Maeda: grown very quickly since it was established in the late 1980s. It has a Western approach to partnership in regards to decision-making and profit-sharing.
Mori Sogo: strong reputation in M&A, although very domestically focused. Also strong in securitisation. Has a close relationship with Linklaters & Alliance - one of its partners spent a year on secondment in the mid-1990s at the UK firm.
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu: currently regarded as the market leader in M&A, it was formed in 2000 through the merger of niche capital markets firm Tsunematsu Yanase & Sekine and corporate player Nagashima & Ohno. Like Mitsui Yasuda Wani & Maeda, it also has a Western approach to partnership.