South Africa provides low-cost back office facilities Michael Jung
The new base will be managed by the global firms COO, Nick Cray, although he will remain in London. Managing partner Susan Bright, in charge of UK and Africa strategy, said: 'We have concluded that a significant number of the business services we receive need to remain close to our lawyers. However, it is also clear that we have a number of roles that can be easily performed from a remote location but that in order to provide high-quality support we need to continue to provide it from locations in time zones on both sides of the Atlantic.'
She continued: 'We chose Johannesburg as it has an excellent supply of talented people, is well placed in terms of time zones and offers good opportunities for cost savings when compared to London and a number of our other existing office locations.' Source: The Lawyer