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.
Chicagos Winston & Strawn has finally made the leap into London after taking on two partners from Morgan Lewis & Bockius to open a local office. As predicted by The Lawyer (October 21, 2002), the firms UK base will focus on corporate and transactional work. US-qualified partner Thomas Benz has experience in securities, while UK-qualified partner Zoe Ashcroft hails from a business transactional background. According to Peter Wallace, head of Morgan Lewiss London office and a partner in the business transaction department, Benz and Ashcroft left the firm yesterday (27 May). He said: "We have parted on excellent terms. We value the many contributions that both have made to the firm over the years and we wish them every success in the future." Benz is parting company with the firm after 16 years and Ashcroft was with Morgan Lewis for nine years. The London office which The Lawyer reported was going to open around the end of last year will give the Chicago firm its third European base, adding to Geneva and Paris.