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.
Liverpool-based Produce Records are taking BMG Entertainment International UK to court, claiming that BMG's release of the dance record Macarena by Los del Rio breaches copyright of a record called Higher and Higher by The Farm, and released by Produce. In its argument to have the claim struck out, BMG contended that under copyright law, no judge could hold that even parts of Macarena were similar to parts of Higher and Higher. However, early High Court moves to have the claim struck out have failed, and Mr Justice Jonathan Parker - who listened to both records during the hearing - ruled that the case should go to a full High Court hearing. The case is expected to take place later this year.