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.
Although some commentators are beginning to question the status of South Africa as a gateway for sub-Saharan Africa, the fact remains that for international firms the continent’s most-developed economy is still the easiest place to set up shop.
Hogan Lovells is following several other global players into the country. Baker & McKenzie has had a Johannesburg office for over 30 years, White & Case has been there for almost two decades, and DLA Piper tied up with Cliffe Dekker in 2005.
Hogan Lovells will be hoping that having its nameplate on a door in Johannesburg will help boost its existing Africa practice. Let’s just hope its relationship with Routledge has a happier ending than Eversheds’.