14 December 2009


Africa rising

As Africa’s economies continue to grow, opportunities for collaboration have never been greater. By Nankunda Katangaza

Litigation wave finally arrives to usher in the New Year

A clear trend is emerging in litigation markets: the global recession has spawned a wave of high-value ­multijurisdictional disputes. It took months for the upswing to take hold, but in August – typically a quiet month for ­litigators – the instructions started to roll in.

Early kick-off

While the World Cup is still several months away, firms in South Africa have already begun to tackle the legal issues surrounding the tournament. Tom Phillips reports

Tulkinghorn: Abs heard


On 19 January 2010, the great and the good will roll up for The Lawyer’s annual Hot 100 party.


Good counsel

With the recession biting law firms right from the start of the year, 2009 has in many ways been the year of the general counsel.


Back to the brink

In January 2009 the downsizing began in earnest. Many of the biggest ­commercial firms had held off until the New Year, but Clifford Chance’s decision to make up to 80 lawyers redundant in London helped trigger a wave of layoffs around the City.

People moves

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) has bolstered its banking litigation team with the hire of partner Tom Hibbert (left).

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