LLP latest: Dentons European and African business turns over £169m as top-earning member pockets 60% more

LLP latest: Dentons European and African business turns over £169m as top-earning member pockets 60% more

Dentons‘ UK, Middle East and Africa business has seen turnover increase 7% to £169m for the financial year ending 2015/16, up from £157m the previous year, according to the firm’s LLP accounts. Continue reading “LLP latest: Dentons European and African business turns over £169m as top-earning member pockets 60% more”

Comment: The Legal 500 perspective on EMEA – more ways than ever to skin a cat

Comment: The Legal 500 perspective on EMEA – more ways than ever to skin a cat

The shifting interests of international business are echoed in recent law firm moves across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and reflected in the recently published 2016 The Legal 500 EMEA, which added 15 countries to its coverage over the past two years to address growing interest in Africa, as well as the return of international work to jurisdictions such as Iran and Iraq.

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The Legal 500 view on EMEA – more ways than ever to skin a cat

The Legal 500 view on EMEA – more ways than ever to skin a cat

The shifting interests of international business are echoed in recent law firm moves across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and reflected in the recently published 2016 The Legal 500 EMEA, which added 15 countries to its coverage over the past two years to address growing interest in Africa, as well as the return of international work to jurisdictions such as Iran and Iraq.

Looking at EMEA results, two core themes emerge: a realignment of priorities among international practices and an emergence of firms positioned as the go-to contender for regional work.

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Clyde & Co ramps up South African offering with Norton Rose, ENS hires

Clyde & Co ramps up South African offering with Norton Rose, ENS hires

Clyde & Co has continued its seemingly relentless international push of the last 18 months, this time recruiting ten new lawyers including five partners in South Africa, bringing the total number of legal staff across its Johannesburg and Cape Town offices to 30.

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Clause and effect – The arbitration backing Africa’s investment boom

Clause and effect – The arbitration backing Africa’s investment boom

As foreign investment into Africa grows, so does the demand for dispute resolution. We team up with Simmons & Simmons to assess how clients can get the best out of that crunch arbitration clause.

The attraction of Africa, and its abundance of natural resources, is undeniable. In 20 years, foreign direct investment (FDI) rose by 853% from just over $6bn in 1994 to $57.2bn in 2013, compared to a global average of 466% growth. It is unsurprising then that the increase in African-related arbitration has been robust. Where international investment goes, disputes invariably follow.

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