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.
Everyone, including lawyers and legal journalists, has difficulty with foreign-sounding names from time to time. They don't always admit it, but they do. And God knows it's only getting worse as firms continue to open in ever-more exotic places (thanks a bunch Clyde & Co for your Iraq exploits). But it's refreshing to discover that the problem is also much the same for lawyers working closer to home. Recently, while working on a deal in the Emerald Isle, the exotic moniker of Lovells' Marco Compangoni confused a number of his Irish clients. During the deal the private equity star received a letter addressed not to him, but to his close friend Mark O'Compangoni. Sources say Compangoni is sure to be delighted with his new tag.