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Germany peer panel: the power balance

27-Jul-2015

Local firms in Germany are working in an increasingly competitve market with good dealflow.

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Ins and outs of law firms in Germany

27-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Germany’s crowded and fiercely competitive market has sparked a flurry of comings and goings by international firms.

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Anti-corruption measures are beginning to benefit Romania

13-Jul-2015

Anti-corruption measures are beginning to bite but for now lawyers are pinning their hopes on work in areas such as banking, pharma and agriculture.

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Luxembourg’s reputation remains untainted from the corporate tax uproar

13-Jul-2015

Despite attacks on its tax system, Luxembourg is enjoying a solid reputation at the moment

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Crisis tax drains work for Hungary’s lawyers but new opportunities emerge

6-Jul-2015

Crisis taxes and regulatory changes have doused foreign investor interest but firms are gaining opportunities elsewhere as a result of the global crash.

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Ireland’s lawyers tell a tale of two economies

15-Jun-2015

The country’s domestic economy is now in steady recovery.

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Sunny side up: legal work picks up in Cyprus

8-Jun-2015

It’s not been always plain sailing for Cyprus, but economic improvements and an increase in work have left lawyers feeling more positive.

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Crossing the divide: cross-border work and the Finance Team of the Year award

8-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Cross-border work and political tensions are dominating this year’s entries for Finance Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards.

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Breath of fresh air: Malta's firms diversify thanks to the Legal Services Act

1-Jun-2015

Malta’s reputation as a reputable international finance centre is embedded and now firms are diversifying, helped by the anticipated Legal Services Act.

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A cross-border future: Serbia looks towards EU accession

1-Jun-2015

Life is still tough but regional ties are strengthening among law firms and businesses as Serbia keeps one eye on EU accession.

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Cyprus IP Box regime: incentives for investment download subscription

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Cyprus offers an advantageous regime for businesses investing in IP rights. 

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Vieira de Almeida boosts Africa and oil and gas offering with Miranda team

6-Aug-2015

Over the last few years all of Portugal’s largest firms have been focusing on diversifying their practices into the lusophone countries of Africa, principally Angola and Mozambique but also other developing jurisdictions.

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​Legal implications arising from a Grexit

15-Jul-2015

While the chances of Greece leaving the eurozone have diminished a Grexit still remains possible.

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Taylor Wessing merges with Dutch firm Deterink for Netherlands foothold

1-Sep-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Taylor Wessing has announced a merger with Dutch firm Deterink, which will give the firm two new offices in Amsterdam and Eindhoven.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb names new French general counsel

27-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb has promoted Betty Edery to the post of general counsel for France, just over a year after making its last local head of legal appointment.

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Christian Leathley

​Legal implications arising from a Grexit

15-Jul-2015

While the chances of Greece leaving the eurozone have diminished a Grexit still remains possible.

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Sunny side up: legal work picks up in Cyprus

8-Jun-2015

It’s not been always plain sailing for Cyprus, but economic improvements and an increase in work have left lawyers feeling more positive.

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A cross-border future: Serbia looks towards EU accession

1-Jun-2015

Life is still tough but regional ties are strengthening among law firms and businesses as Serbia keeps one eye on EU accession.

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Luxembourg’s reputation remains untainted from the corporate tax uproar

13-Jul-2015

Despite attacks on its tax system, Luxembourg is enjoying a solid reputation at the moment

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Luxembourg – on the IP offensive

26-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Intellectual property is the next weapon in Luxembourg’s armoury of business offerings – but first it must past the EC ‘state aid’ test

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Luxembourg – Money plus

14-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

As Fiat, Apple and Starbucks earn the Duchy a rap on the knuckles for its tax rules, will the government’s efforts to diversify the economy take firmer root?

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London

European firms in London: City of dreams

4-Nov-2013 | By Joanne Harris

With a focus on internationalisation and a determination to forge bonds with clients, European firms are finding their City bases increasingly important

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France: Comme ci, comme ça

14-Oct-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Those chic Parisian boutiques keep making bread, but international firms are finding the French market has passed its best

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Plafond de verre

8-Oct-2012 | By Joanne Harris

The glass ceiling is still in place in the French legal profession as, although there are far more young women than men involved, they are not making partner

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Munich

CMS and Squire Patton Boggs win top roles on Coats' crafts sale to Aurelius

18-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

A cross-border team from CMS has acted for Munich-based Aurelius Group on its acquisition of Coats’ European crafts business, represented by Squire Patton Boggs. 

Musndex

Anti-corruption measures are beginning to benefit Romania

13-Jul-2015

Anti-corruption measures are beginning to bite but for now lawyers are pinning their hopes on work in areas such as banking, pharma and agriculture.

index

Crisis tax drains work for Hungary’s lawyers but new opportunities emerge

6-Jul-2015

Crisis taxes and regulatory changes have doused foreign investor interest but firms are gaining opportunities elsewhere as a result of the global crash.

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Ins and outs of law firms in Germany

27-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Germany’s crowded and fiercely competitive market has sparked a flurry of comings and goings by international firms.

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Germany peer panel: the power balance

27-Jul-2015

Local firms in Germany are working in an increasingly competitve market with good dealflow.

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Clifford Chance’s growing critical list

9-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Loss of PE star Oliver Felsenstein must surely force firm’s hand over lockstep reform.

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The Lawyer European Awards – Italy’s contenders

2-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

It’s been a difficult few years for many Italian firms, but as this year’s shortlist for The Lawyer European awards demonstrates, they’ve risen to the challenge

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Italy: Diversity strategy

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Italian M&A activity has hit a rough patch, forcing law firms to look for alternative sources of revenue

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Italy: Via Dolorosa

3-Feb-2014 | By Burhan Khadbai

Employment and political reforms, and a programme of privatisation could ease Italy’s and its legal market’s way through these punishing times

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Breath of fresh air: Malta's firms diversify thanks to the Legal Services Act

1-Jun-2015

Malta’s reputation as a reputable international finance centre is embedded and now firms are diversifying, helped by the anticipated Legal Services Act.

Malta

Malta – Fund-loving Europhiles

9-Jun-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

A responsive stance to EU legislation has led to a thriving Maltese funds market. Is it enough to make rumours of a global firm’s move there come true?

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Roundtable: The Lawyer Awards shortlist – Funderstorm

17-Jun-2013

Representatives of The Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year shortlist gathered in London recently to debate the hottest topics in the sector

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Portugal – Less pain, more gain

9-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Early repayment of its bailout and solid M&A interest from foreign investors have brought optimism to Portugal’s lawyers.

Julio Veloso Broseta

The Lawyer Briefings Live: Latin America – The new, new world

7-Jul-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Brazil may be hogging the limelight right now, but its neighbours should not be ignored. The rest of Latin America deserves investors’ attention too

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Lusophone Africa: Sweet talk

31-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Despite restrictions on foreign lawyers setting up shop in Mozambique, the region’s historical and linguistic links with Portugal offer a host of international benefits

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Ireland’s lawyers tell a tale of two economies

15-Jun-2015

The country’s domestic economy is now in steady recovery.

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Republic of Ireland – Firms see green for go

19-Jan-2015

How was 2014 for Irish firms? And how is 2015 shaping up?

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Ireland: Lawyers wanted

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

For more from Ireland go to thelawyer.com/Ireland

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Staying afloat: Russian law firms and the EU sanctions

18-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Sanctions imposed by the EU after Crimea’s annexation have caused upheaval in the Russian market, but law firms remain optimistic.

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Russia: Look the other way

24-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Western sanctions are making life tough for Russia’s companies and lawyers, so they are forging new links in the East 

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Kazakhstan – a safe haven in the CIS

10-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Far from being hindered by the sanctions on Russia, Kazakhstan is benefiting

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Finland – Triumph in adversity

20-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Finland’s economy might be struggling but firms are thriving from a stream of acquisitions, restructures and start-ups emerging in Nokia’s wake

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Norway - After the oil

29-Sep-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Slow growth in the eurozone along with crises in the Middle East and Ukraine are beginning to be a drag on Norway’s richest sector – energy

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The Baltics: Three cheers

27-Jan-2014 | By Burhan Khadbai

The legal market in the three Baltic states is getting back on track after a turbulent few years

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New EU estate planning rules: how will Switzerland be affected? download subscription

Bär & Karrer 6-Aug-2015

Choice of law, assets in EU states, ’last habitual residence’ and other factors to be considered.

RBS told to disclose confidential documents download subscription

Collyer Bristow 31-Jul-2015

…but bank likely to ask to re-word its defence.

Litigation and enforcement in Switzerland: an overview download subscription

Prager Dreifuss 27-Jul-2015

Including proposals for dispute resolution reform.

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Turkey – Striking out

9-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Tough international competition means that diversification is the watchword in the Turkish legal market.

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Turkey - Upgrade nation

29-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

The rise of the Turkish aviation sector reflects a wider trend of prosperity

Turkey Briefing Live: Plane speaking

21-Apr-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

The IMF has slashed its 2014 growth forecast for Turkey from 3.5 to 2.3 per cent. Investors are now hoping the aviation and energy markets will provide some comfort

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Asters took Law Firm of the Year: Ukraine and Cis 2015

Ukraine – Toughing it out

20-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Be strong and think fast are the rules if you want to succeed in this troubled region. The shortlisted firms for our European awards show the way.

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Ukraine – No place for lawyers?

8-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

The Ukraine crisis has raised questions over which rule of law to follow, but the flight of international investors is giving local firms an advantage.

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Ukraine: Lawyers on the edge

7-Apr-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Everyday legal work is at a halt and the country’s lawyers stand ready to do their bit in the army if the Russians move in

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