Global Legal News


Blakes grows Middle East practice
Posted 23 July 2014

Graham McLeod has moved from Blake, Cassels & Graydon’s Toronto office to its affiliate office in Bahrain. McLeod is recognised by Chambers Global for his expertise in Projects and Public Procurement in Canada.  Read more here  

Dentons announces new Ghana association
Posted 18 July 2014

Dentons has formed a new association with Accra-based firm JLD & MB Legal Consultancy. This follows the termination of its previous agreement with Bentsi-Enchill Letsa & Ankomah.  Read more here

Torys LLP to launch Legal Services Centre in Halifax
Posted 16 July 2014

Toronto-based Torys LLP has announced it will provide corporate services from an outpost in Halifax from the fall of 2014. Christopher Fowles will move to Halifax to lead the office. Read more here

Clyde & Co makes Middle East hire
Posted 15 July 2014

Clyde & Co has hired Chris Jobson from Eversheds, where he was Middle East regional chairman. Previously based in Qatar, Jobson will join Clyde & Co’s Abu Dhabi office.  Chambers Global recognises his expertise in Qatar.  Read more here

Bill Voge elected as Latham’s new Managing Partner
Posted 15 July 2014

Latham & Watkins has announced that London-based partner William Voge has been elected as the firm’s new managing partner and global chair.  He will assume the position on 1 January 2015.  Voge is recognised in both Chambers UK and Chambers Global for his projects and energy expertise.  Read more here

Fasken Martineau grows its global mining group
Posted 10 July 2014

Fasken Martineau continues to build its strength in global mining with the addition of Allison Lacy to its Toronto mining team.  Ms. Lacy focuses on mining transactions in Latin America. Read more here

Bennett Jones to open Vancouver Office
Posted 13 June 2014

Canadian firm Bennett Jones has announced that it is to open an office in Vancouver.  The Vancouver office will be the firm’s fifth in Canada, and its ninth globally.  Read more here

Eversheds to open in Durban, South Africa
Posted 2 June 2014

International firm Eversheds has announced that it is to open an office in Durban, taking over the office of local firm Knight Turner.  The Durban office will be the firm’s third in South Africa, and eighth in Africa.  Read more here

Top-tier projects lawyer joins Osler
Posted 24 April 2014

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt has announced the arrival of top-ranked practitioner Chris Bennett to the firm.  Formerly of McMillan LLP, Bennett will lead the project finance practice in Toronto.  Read more here.

Leading environment lawyer joins McCarthy Tétrault
Posted 14 April 2014

Paul Cassidy has joined the Vancouver office of McCarthy Tétrault from Blake, Cassels & Graydon.  Cassidy is recognised by Chambers Global in the Canada: Environment section.  Read more here.

Dentons expands South Africa footprint
Posted 10 April 2014

Dentons has announced that it will launch in South Africa in partnership with Cape Town-based associate firm KapdiTwala.  The firm also plans to open an office in Johannesburg later this year.  Read more here.

Baker & McKenzie hires leading Saudi lawyer
Posted 10 April 2014

High-profile Saudi lawyer Basel Barakat has joined Baker & McKenzie from the Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni. Chambers Global ranks Barakat for his expertise in Banking & Finance and Corporate/Commercial work in Saudi Arabia.  Read more here.

Eversheds grows Africa presence
Posted 4 April 2014

Eversheds has announced that it is to open two offices in Casablanca and Tangier, Morocco after agreeing a partnership with CWA Morocco.  The new offices will be known as Eversheds CWA Morocco. Read more here.

Clifford Chance announces new Middle East Managing Partner
Posted 1 April 2014

Clifford Chance Banking & Finance partner Robin Abraham has been elected as the firm's new Managing Partner for the Middle East. Chambers-ranked Abraham replaces Graham Lovett who is required to step down after serving the maximum-permitted two consecutive terms in the role. Read more here

 Chambers Global Awards 2014 results

The Chambers Global Awards 2014 winners have been revealed. See the full list of results here 

Chambers Global covers over 190 countries across the world. 
It also includes Region-wide and Global-wide sections.

Areas of Law   Each jurisdiction features one or more practice areas. Where there
is one practice area, it will usually be called ‘General Business Law’. The most complex jurisdictions may cover over ten practice areas. 

Law Firm Networks   Chambers ranks leading law firm networks around the world, by region and practice area.

Date of Publication   Chambers Global is published annually in March. However, factual information, such as mergers or lawyer-moves, is kept up-to-date on the website throughout the year.