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.
Clifford Chance has secured a valuable introduction to Orange and Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) by winning instructions from the Mobile Alliance. The alliance is a partnership between Orange, TIM and existing Clifford Chance clients T-Mobile and Telefonica, which aims to launch a seamless mobile service across Western Europe. "It will consolidate our relationships with existing clients and, hopefully, build relationships with new ones," said Clifford Chance partner and chairman of the firm's global communications, media and technology group Joachim Fleury. Düsseldorf partner Joachim Schütze and Madrid-based senior associate Miguel Odriozola originally won the instructions in a pitch for the competition work on the project. Schütze's relationship with T-Mobile goes back to the pre-merger Pünder days, while Odriozola already had a relationship with Telefonica in Spain. The competition mandate was quickly expanded to include all corporate, intellectual property and tax issues, which now involves a Clifford Chance team of around 20 lawyers in Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, London, Madrid, Paris and Rome. The four members of the alliance all signed a cooperation agreement and have announced the launch of a number of services for their European territories, with the eventual aim of rolling these out to their global operations.