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.
Sidley Austin Brown & Wood has fired the controversial head of its tax shelter practice for breaches of fiduciary duty and violations of the partnership agreement. The dismissed partner, RJ Ruble, was among the nation's leading providers of opinion letters blessing tax shelters for corporations and wealthy individuals, some of whom have since sued the firm. The Internal Revenue Service sued Sidley on 14 October seeking information on clients that have used tax shelters. In a statement, the firm said it was firing Ruble, 58, for misconduct unrelated "to the substance of opinions at issue in current litigation or to any ongoing tax work for existing clients". It said its actions were based on activities by Ruble that it only became aware of on 23 October. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com 29 October