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 general counsel at L'Oréal UK Graeme Akhurst has quit the company to pursue 'personal projects'.
Akhurst has been general counsel for three years after taking over from Karen Jackson, who left the company in 2004 to join consulting group Inclusive Diversity as its head of business development.
Akhurst is staying on at the cosmetics giant until a replacement is found. He declined to elaborate on what his personal projects are. His replacement will head a team of four, reporting in to L'Oréal's UK finance director and will also be part of the company's UK senior management team.
The general counsel role involves liaising with the management committees of all L'Oréal's divisions, as well as with marketing, commercial, financial, communications and scientific teams across the business in providing advice for L'Oréal's UK and Ireland operations.
L'Oréal UK is a subsidiary of the French company L'Oréal. The global general counsel sits in Paris.