US firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has opened its first affiliated office in Africa’s Ivory Coast, operating under the name Orrick RCI.
Linklaters’ South African ally Webber Wentzel has split its senior partner role into two as incumbent David Lancaster steps down after nine years in the position.
Orrick Rambaud Martel has strengthened its Paris banking group and Africa expertise with the hire of a partner from Heenan Paris, the French successor firm to collapsed Canadian outfit Heenan Blaikie.
Allen & Overy has become the latest firm to move into South Africa, hiring a finance team from Bowman Gilfillan - but just how significant is the move?
Allen & Overy (A&O) has become the first magic circle firm to establish its own presence on the ground in South Africa, hiring a team from local heavyweight Bowman Gifillan led by partner Lionel Shawe.
Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group members Coulson Harney and East African Law Chambers (EALC) have expanded their teams with a total of five lateral partner hires.
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East Africa is a buoyant and increasingly integrated region, with oil and gas driving its future. Meanwhile, a liberalised legal market is emerging
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