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.
Any dispute over the influence of US firms on UK-based deals has been quashed following the sale of UK company The Stationary Office, the publisher of Hansard and The Highway Code, to Williams Lea Group. A swathe of US firms was instructed on the deal, which is expected to complete within seven weeks and which saw UK company Williams Lea, a unit of Deutsche Post, acquire The Stationary Office from Apax Partners for £130m. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advised Williams Lee, New York rival Weil Gotshal & Manges, led by London partner Mark Soundy, advised Apax, while McDermott Will & Emery, led by London corporate head William Charnley, was instructed by The Stationary Office.