Africa/South Africa

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

‘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

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News | UK

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

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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

Baker McKenzie turns to rising star to revamp Johannesburg leadership

Appointment follows last summer’s controversy over ‘management issues’ at office

Norton Rose Fulbright hires partner from Cliffe Dekker to lead Cape Town banking and finance team

Izak Lessing joins NRF in Cape Town two days after it appointed Michelle David as regional chair

Allen & Overy adds transactional offering in South Africa with double partner hire from Werksmans

Brian Price and Ze’ev Blieden join the UK firm in Johannesburg as it bets on booming global M&A landscape

Norton Rose Fulbright appoints 54 partners in North America-focused round

Global giant achieves 40% target for women lawyers for third year running; Reed Smith promotes 31

Pinsent Masons secures corporate investigations specialist from ENSafrica in Johannesburg

Hire follows loss of South Africa transactional practice head to Hogan Lovells in November

Hogan Lovells appoints energy partner duo as Africa practice co-leaders

UK firm recently made first partner-level lateral hire in South Africa since high-profile Johannesburg office relaunch in 2019

Baker McKenzie turns to Paris-based global projects head as it rebuilds Africa leadership team

Global firm appoints new Africa chief following controversy over leadership of Johannesburg arm

Hogan Lovells secures first partner lateral in Johannesburg since 2019 office relaunch

Senior corporate hire from Pinsent Masons helps rebuild presence following split with Routledge Modise

Lawyers from Trussardi and Loro Piana to debate influencer marketing’s impact on luxury sector

Webinar hosted by Luxury Law Alliance and Bird & Bird will explore ‘trends, tips and opportunities’

Elite South African firm Bowmans signs agreement with France’s Gide to extend Africa reach

Firms to work closely together to offer legal services across continent’s anglophone and francophone countries

Bowmans picks leading M&A lawyer as new chair and senior partner

Ezra Davids takes over the leadership role from Robert Legh, who passed away earlier this year

Court of Appeal rejects AI inventor claims in Dabus patent ruling

Decision clarifies that AI systems can’t own patent rights under current UK law, putting it at odds with South Africa and Australia