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.
Well everyone else is talking about it, so we might as well. To those of you who sleep with a Blackberry under your pillow and haven’t seen daylight since Christmas - the royal baby is on its way.
While the world speculates baby names, gender and Zodiac signs, Credit Agricole is humming over something of its own. Instead of talking baby, the French bank is busy deciding who should stay on its new panel, with firms on the hotlist understood to include Ashurst, Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Hogan Lovells.
If any Royals are reading, how’s this for a suggestion: perhaps you could use Credit Agricole’s ten-firm panel for some name inspiration? After all, the in-house legal team was a finalist at this year’s The Lawyer Awards, so they must be doing something right. The rest of you, cast your votes now over whether the next generation of babies will be named Clifford or Hogan.
If none of this tickles your tonsils, here’s what else has been happening in the world: Chris Froome rode to victory at Tour de France yesterday, and a woman in Manchester rode into McDonald’s on a horse.
Berwin Leighton Paisner is restructuring its Managed Legal Services (MLS) division after it emerged that Patrick Somers, who led the initiative, has left the firm along with fellow high-profile lateral Andrew Bamber, an acquisition finance specialist