TL 31 March 2014

The Lawyer

  • Overview: The business case

    31-Mar-2014

    A dynamic new generation of sub-Saharan lawyers is helping to guide the continent towards economic expansion

  • South Africa: Down and clout

    31-Mar-2014

    South Africa’s status as the biggest and most developed legal market in the continent means it is still the destination of choice for foreign tie-ups

  • Southern Africa: Neighbourhood watch

    31-Mar-2014

    Often overshadowed by their bigger and more affluent neighbour South Africa, the southern states of the continent are starting to show their mettle

  • Lusophone Africa: Sweet talk

    31-Mar-2014

    Despite restrictions on foreign lawyers setting up shop in Mozambique, the region’s historical and linguistic links with Portugal offer a host of international benefits

  • West Africa: West win

    31-Mar-2014

    Dominated by the energy and natural resources sector, West African firms are being courted by the world’s top players. But the locals are keeping their options open with loose networks of referral firms

  • East Africa: Eastern time

    31-Mar-2014

    East Africa is one of the more developed legal markets in the continent, with a significant amount of work flowing between jurisdictions. Kenya leads the way, with several large and well-established firms which are now embroiled in a war for talent.

  • Silverbird Group legal chief: Media wave

    31-Mar-2014

    Nigeria’s middle class boom is driving the entertainment sector and its legal development, says Adefunke Adeyeye, legal boss at media group Silverbird

  • DWF’s ever-changing moods

    31-Mar-2014

    Now it is a bigshot firm, the nature of DWF’s trainees has to change 

  • Limber up for the Africa play-offs

    31-Mar-2014

    When The Lawyer was researching The Africa Elite, one of the questions we asked the continent’s top independent practices was which international firms they worked with or they would like to work with

  • Red giant

    31-Mar-2014

    If merger goes ahead, this Chinese superfirm will be a global game-changer