LND: Webber Wentzel's Sally Hutton: We want to be the dominant South African law firm


Ahead of that the first-ever managing partner of Webber Wentzel, one of South Africa’s oldest and largest firms, unveils her plans for the future. Africa is the target for many firms’ and clients’ investment and South Africa’s biggest firms are gearing up to meet the need

LND: Cooley wins Amazon UK from Edwards Wildman following London launch


Cooley has replaced Edwards Wildman as Amazon’s primary trademark and competition panel firm in Europe following the latter’s merger with Locke Lord

LND: North London legal services consolidate as head takes on additional in-house role in Buckinghamshire


HB Public Law founder and head of legal for Harrow, Hugh Peart, has taken on an additional role as head of legal for Buckinghamshire County Council, effective from 1 April

LND: Jenner & Block chief pledges "steady" growth for new London office


Jenner & Block managing partner Terrence Truax has revealed that the firm is in discussions with lateral hire candidates in the UK ahead of its launch in the City this spring. The firm’s initial focus will be on litigation, which is the Chicago-headquartered outfit’s headline practice area

Olswang seeks non-lawyer CEO as hunt continues for Stewart replacement


Olswang has widened its search for a permanent CEO to include non-lawyers, with the firm engaging a consultancy to look at candidates from the business world

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Africa Elite 2015: The new face of private equity in Africa

30-Mar-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

This year’s Africa Elite reveals the domestic firms and international lawyers leading the continent’s rise. As this executive summary shows, private equity is a growing force

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KWM replaces Clifford Chance as AA's principal legal adviser following panel review

30-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has replaced Clifford Chance as principal legal adviser to the AA following a corporate panel review that took effect on 1 January.

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RB rolls out in-house platform i-Legal to create "one-stop homepage for legal services"

30-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

RB (formerly Reckitt Benckiser) is set to roll out its in-house compliance platform across the company in a bid to cut the time the in-house team spends on routine legal work.

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DWF reveals record levels of client tender wins as bid manager role grows

30-Mar-2015 | By Matt Byrne

DWF has reported that its success ratios on client tenders has dramatically improved over the past three years and are now at their highest point in the firm’s history.

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Africa has arrived – the signs are in private equity


Much of the existing analysis of Africa as a legal market has centred on infrastructure projects and natural resources.

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Upwards trajectory

27-Mar-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Spring brings welcome news for some. Across the UK, it’s partner promotion season. National firms are adding plenty to their partnerships, but magic circle firms are being more circumspect. At Freshfields, for example, only three made the grade in London out of 17 worldwide

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