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.
Given his vast wealth and love of football, Slaughter and May’s tax department is the last place you would expect to find Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. After all, if he was to make the somewhat bizarre career change to become a lawyer, then surely he would have been better placed to work under the tutelage of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom European supremo and Chelsea Village chairman Bruce Buck. But it is at Slaughters that The Lawyer’s sleuths have found Abramovich, going by the pseudonym Graham Earles. This revelation, though, is likely to cause some friction with corporate bigwig Nigel Boardman, a devoted fan of Arsenal – the very club Chelsea defeated to progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League.