Africa rising – Foreign firms strive to cover the booming continent

Africa rising – Foreign firms strive to cover the booming continent

Joe Andrew, the architect of Dentons’ global strategy, is not known for pulling his punches. As such, his stance on staffing the African practices of international law firms is typical: ‘Why would you look to Europe or the US? It’s parochial, it’s a residue of colonialism, and it borders on racism.’ The firm’s chair warms …

Sponsored briefing: Punching above weight

Sponsored briefing: Punching above weight

You’ve both been at the firm for more than 25 years. What have been your highlights? Richard King (RK), managing partner, Stevens & Bolton: I’m in my third year as managing partner and speaking as a manager, rather than a litigator, the highlight is our ongoing evolution. There’s a real sense that we’ve never stood …