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.
Lovells has joined forces with Peking University to develop new legal training courses for Chinese lawyers.
The courses are intended to help Chinese legal practitioners, in-house lawyers and government legal officials become more acquainted with how business is conducted internationally.
Lovells Beijing managing partner Robert Lewis said: "Peking University is obviously the leading law school in China and they came to us with the idea of wanting to team up with a leading international law firm to work on the practical aspects of legal training."
Full details of the joint venture have not yet been finalised, but courses are expected to cover areas such as issue-spotting in foreign jurisdictions' laws, which are important to Chinese multinationals.
Lovells ;has ;focused heavily on China, recently announcing the addition of Chengdu-based Tahota Law Firm to take the total number of its Chinese alliance firm partners to 10 (TheLawyer.com, 22 May).