Africa

Gateley and Fidal target African disputes with senior arbitration hires

Perenami Momodu joins Gateley from Aelex Legal, while Manuel Tomas joins Fidal from Foley Hoag

China decoupling will continue for Western law firms in year ahead

WarwickPlace Legal’s Robert Bata wraps ups his predictions for 2024 with a look at how legal industry trends will pan out in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America

Bowmans secures restructuring team from rival Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr in Johannesburg

Practice head Tobie Jordaan moves over alongside three more partners and a pair of associates

Norton Rose Fulbright unveils 49-strong partner class

Canada and US arms account for lion’s share of promotions with seven made up in London

  • 2mos
UK

Pinsent Masons bolsters South Africa bench with local boutique team

Team brings experience in areas including employment, commercial and regulatory as firm builds full service offering across Africa

Will judge’s ‘withering attack’ on $11bn arbitration award against Nigeria lead to more interventionist tribunals?

Mr Justice Knowles’ ‘forensic examination’ of case welcomed, but reforming rules for high-value investor state disputes may be hard

  • 4mos

‘We have to be as creative as counterfeiters’ – seven takeaways from the Anti-Counterfeiting World Law Summit

Delegates heard lively debate on how to tackle counterfeiters who are creative, resilient and constantly evolving

White & Case is fastest-growing law firm in Africa since 2019, study finds

US firm grew African headcount 177% between 2019 and 2022, according to Africa Legal

  • 4mos
News | UK

‘Local footprint’ is key to success tackling anti-counterfeiting in Africa

Forward Global’s head of illicit trade risk management on the unique challenges of combatting counterfeiters on the African continent

Lalive and Boies Schiller secure $109m arbitration award against Tanzania

Tanzania loses ICSID minining arbitration as tribunal finds expropriation claims proven

  • 7mos

IBA Human Rights Institute condemns Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act

Leading human rights body joins US president and others in criticising harsh new law that could see people face death penalty for consensual same-sex acts

The Global Legal Post launches international comparative guide to Family Asset Protection

Edited by Marcus Dearle, online resource explores how key jurisdictions approach divorce, finance and the media

‘Every reason for optimism’ – new Law Over Borders guide charts arbitration’s growing popularity across the world

Practical online comparative Global Legal Post guide is co-edited by Three Crowns partners Carmen Martinez Lopez and Liz Snodgrass

  • 10mos

Allen & Overy elevates 36 to partnership

Proportion of women in latest round rises to 42% from 36% last year as overall number of promotions dips

US and UK retain top spots in global IP index amid claims global drive to improve protection may be stagnating

The scores of 28 countries remain unchanged in International Intellectual Property (IP) index from the US Chamber of Commerce

IP firm Petošević merges with Middle Eastern service provider CWB Group

Two leading IP companies with roots in Eastern Europe and the Middle East combine to create

Baker McKenzie bolsters South Africa transactional practice with three partner hires from local rivals

Senior practitioners from Webber Wentzel, ENSAfrica and Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr join following Bakers' leadership revamp in Johannesburg

Nigeria’s TEMPLARS marks international expansion with Ghana joint venture

Growing demand for services across West Africa sees TEMPLARS add team from Accra-based AMPEM Chambers to launch new firm

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