14 December 2009

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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.

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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.

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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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