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.
Royal Dutch Shell has hired a new legal director to take over from incumbent Beat Hess, who retires in January.
Peter Rees QC joins from the London office of US firm Debevoise & Plimpton, where he was a partner in the dispute resolution group. The news comes as managing counsel, exploration and production for Shell UK David Isenegger leaves the company’s Aberdeen office to become general counsel at Centrica Energy (The Lawyer, 13 September). Isenegger takes over from Peter Roberts, who left to join Ashurst earlier this year.