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.
Hire of former president of US Chamber of Commerces Institute for Legal Reform bolsters government relations practice
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw has bolstered its Government Relations Practice with the appointment of the president of the US Chamber of Commerces Institute for Legal Reform (ILR).Before joining the US Chamber, Wootton held positions in both the Reagan and Bush administrations.At MBRW Wootton will undertake public-policy initiatives, and continue his fight against the vast quantity of litigation that burdens the nations civil justice system.The legal and transaction costs of civil litigation are beginning to dwarf the awards to victims, Mr Wootton said. Mayer Browns world-class appellate group and government practice have proved to be powerful advocates for its clients concerns about mass and class actions and non-compensatory awards, such as punitive damages.