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.
Simmons & Simmons has scored its second instruction on the float of a closed-end fund, working on the first to be listed on the LSE. Brevan Howard hopes to raise $1bn (£510m) as part of a flotation of closed-end investment vehicle BH Macro. Simmons advised Brevan Howard, led by investment funds partner Steven Whittaker and tax partner Paul Hale, while Freshfields advised BH Macro. Brevan Howard appointed Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Cazenove, with Linklaters advising the banks. Although other closed-end funds have floated, this is the LSE's first. It follows the flotation of MW Tops on Euronext. On that deal Herbert Smith and Stibbe advised MW Tops, while Simmons was instructed by Marshall Wace, the originating hedge fund manager. Allen & Overy advised the underwriting banks.