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.
Olswang has advised PartyGaming on the acquisition of assets and businesses from Empire Online and Intercontinental Online Gaming (IOG). The firm's London office, led by corporate partner Paul Blackmore, advised PartyGaming on the purchase of Empire Online's gaming assets and all of IOG's business and assets in exchange for more than $66m (£33.21m) in shares. Empire Online was advised by Travers Smith, led by corporate finance partner Alasdair Steele. Granot Strauss Adar & Co partner Richard Naimer advised IOG on the Israeli law aspects. Although Empire Online and IOG are unrelated, the complementary nature of their activities resulted in the simultaneous sale. Empire Online is expected to invest the proceeds in private and public businesses.