A safe bet – charting the rise of private equity in Africa

A safe bet – charting the rise of private equity in Africa

Africa’s economic transformation has made it a key target for globe-trotting private equity houses. Can the continent pay out for the lengthening queue of investors? For the private equity (PE) community, where risk and return are uneasy bedfellows, Africa represents less of a gamble. Given the continent’s increasing political stability and steady economic growth, the …

Undisputed – the next generation of partners setting the disputes agenda

Undisputed – the next generation of partners setting the disputes agenda

As contentious work increasingly drives revenues at major City firms, Legal Business canvasses the leading teams to find the new partners setting the disputes agenda. Over the last decade, an undeniable emphasis on contentious skills has occurred among the elite City firms. While seasoned litigators and arbitration specialists still dominate the landscape, firms are working …

Gateways – the lawyer’s view on gaining access to North Africa

Gateways – the lawyer’s view on gaining access to North Africa

While Morocco stands apart as a portal into Africa for foreign investors, neighbour Algeria starts to open up. We ask international law firms to share their experiences of working in the region. In the globalisation race, Casablanca has established an early lead as one of the primary entry points into Africa, along with Johannesburg. It …

Trading Places – Israel’s tech-heavy legal market widens its global reach

Trading Places – Israel’s tech-heavy legal market widens its global reach

Shimon Peres, the 91-year-old former Israeli president, may not be the most obvious social media fanatic. Yet in 2014 he opened an account on Weibo, China’s equivalent of Facebook, expressing his desire to interact directly with the Chinese people, including its younger generation. The nonagenarian quickly received over 50 million ‘likes’ on his Weibo page. …

Insight report on cyber security – Anatomy of a breach

Insight report on cyber security – Anatomy of a breach

With breaches impossible to stop, companies are focusing on managing the huge risks of a major cyber incident. We teamed up with PwC to gauge the client response. In cyber security circles, it has already become a hoary cliché to claim that there are two types of companies: those that have been breached and those that …