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.
Feuds of the year: Withers v Forsters; Nixon Peabody v Taylor Wessing; sponsor v lender lawyers on debt buybacks; Ian Rosenblatt v opera star Erwin Schrott; DLA v Kennedys; former Hammonds partners v Hammonds; Paul Dacre v Eady J.
Walkouts of the year: Allen and Goetz from White & Case; Audley and co from Faegre & Benson; Pierre Tercier from the International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration; O’Melveny partners from London.
Management muscularity trophy: Eversheds red-carding its partners; Clifford Chance putting a stop to taxis and its obsession with offshoring to India.
Firms wanting a better 2009: Bevan Brittan; Cadwalader; Halliwells; Hammonds (again); Howard Kennedy.
Stories we wished were true: Eversheds’ sheep on the roof; A&O and Shearman; Norton Rose and Garrigues.
Reprimand of the year: Peter Smith J for his non-recusal.
Scottish law firms telling us they’re not actually Scottish: Dundas; Maclays; McGrigors; Shepherd and Wedderburn.