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 advised key client SABMiller on a trio of deals with a combined value of more than $2bn (£1.09bn) in just one week. Relationship partner John Davidson advised the brewer on a $1.75bn (£950m) Rule 144A bond issue. He also led the team that acted for SAB's Columbian subsidiary Bavaria on the disposal of its fruit juice business to Postobon for $55.3m (£30.01m). Finally, a team led by corporate partner Stephen Jones advised SAB on the acquisition of Sparks and Steel Reserve Brands from McKenzie River Corporation for $215m (£116.67m). New York-based Hughes Hubbard & Reed advised SAB on US law. Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe advised Sparks and Steel Reserve.