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.
Newly merged Japanese firm Nishimura & Asahi has scooped capital markets and securitisation specialist Mitsuhiro Yasuda from Linklaters' Japan operations. Yasuda had joined Linklaters' Tokyo office in 2005 when Linklaters teamed up with local firm Mitsui Yasuda Wani & Maeda, where Yasuda was a name partner. Yasuda's place at Linklaters is to be assumed by partner Sasaki Kozo, who also joined Linklaters from Mitsui. Yasuda is thought of as one of Japan's leading finance lawyers in the capital markets and securitisation arena, with experience of equity and debt securities in the domestic and international capital markets. Nishimura completed the integration of its firm with the international operations of Asahi Law Offices on 1 July, making it the largest firm in Japan with 325 lawyers.