The UK Bar has been through an extremely turbulent period in recent years, the repercussions of which are likely to be felt for a significant time to come. Some areas have been hit harder than others, leading one lawyer to suggest that it is “the beginning of the demise of the bar as we know it”. What is clear is that in order to thrive, the bar will have to rise to the challenge of ever-increasing competition, modernisation and internationalisation. It is with this in mind that we take a look at recent developments in our inaugural UK Bar publication. To read more please click here.
In our second edition of Who's Who Legal: Ghana, we pick out six firms in Ghana that have delivered standout performances in our research. Bentsi-Enchill Letsa & Ankomah fields the strongest contingent of lawyers, featuring in six practice areas. AB & David performs especially well in relation to energy and procurement contracts, while Reindorf Chambers is most notable for its corporate and finance departments. Sam Okudzeto & Associates, Minkah-Premo & Co and Oxford & Beaumont Solicitors also feature in multiple practice areas. To view the full results of our research, please click here.
Our analysis of the Ghanaian market covers 10 distinct practice areas, featuring 102 individual listings. Corporate lawyers in Ghana are in the highest demand as global and national enterprises seek effective structures to help them survive a challenging business climate. The finance area follows closely behind with its lawyers expecting an uptick in activity next year. Energy and mining remain key markets for the country’s economy and its lawyers. Meanwhile, telecommunications is the most promising legal sector in the country. Labour and immigration is another notable chapter in our research, with an increase in corporate immigration and stricter legislation reportedly driving legal work. Click here to view the results of our research.
The past year has shown low rates of economic growth in Ghana, with Bloomberg rating the cedi as one of the worst-performing currencies in the world. Concerns over the country’s short-to-medium-term economic prospects have prompted its recent outreach to the International Monetary Fund and listing its third Eurobond on the Ghana Stock Exchange to shore up its finances. To read more please click here.
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Greenberg Traurig has absorbed the Mexican law firm Raz Guzmán Abogados – including corporate and finance specialist José Raz Guzmán; a fellow partner; and a team of four associates and four clerks.
K&L Gates has bolstered its global labour, employment and workplace safety practice, as well as its newly created global employer solutions practice, with the addition of Donald C Dowling, Jr. He joins from White & Case.
Swedish lawyers Olle Rislund and Carl Bokwall have launched specialist boutique Bokwall Rislund in Stockholm.
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