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Special Report: Environment – Air pressure

1-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A fight to take the UK to task for breaching air pollution limits has reached Europe’s highest court, but such action could be harder to achieve in future

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Special report: Germany – Crossing borders

28-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

As international work grows the DAX30 are expanding in-house legal teams, but Germany’s biggest companies remain critical to the country’s law firms 

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Special report: 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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Special report: Romania – In a good place

14-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Geographically and economically, Romania is well-placed to attract foreign investment – so long as imminent elections don’t scupper its stability

Hungary

Hungary: autoboost

7-Jul-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

The government’s appetite for legislation is proving a headache for lawyers but a new civil code and an accelerating automotive industry are a great pick-me-up

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

Cyprus

Cyprus: Our friends in the East

23-Jun-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Energy could shelter Cyprus from the worst headwinds coming from long-term partner Russia. Will a surge of global firms follow the power line?

Ireland

Ireland: Coming back strong

23-Jun-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Property prices are rising again and this time Ireland’s lawyers are confident it is no bubble, while talk of an early wind-up for Nama hints at austerity’s end

Serbia

Serbia: Tide of change

16-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Serbia has had a dramatic year, with landmark elections followed by devastating floods

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Let battle commence: Schulte Roth's shareholder activist launch in Europe

12-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Greedy corporate raiders, shareholder wrangling and bullyboy tactics - investor activism has long been seen as one of the more brutal parts of the corporate law landscape.

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Taking the Eurozone crisis to court

24-Jul-2014

Last year Cypriot investors were horrified to learn that their government had agreed to a “haircut” on bank savings in order to bail the country out of the economic crisis it found itself in

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Is the Bernie Ecclestone ruling a formula for injustice?

19-Aug-2014

The reaction to Bernie Ecclestone’s German settlement ignored the mechanics of the law.

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The in-house lawyers' view from the Balkans

22-Jul-2014

Earlier this year South East European firm Karanovic & Nikolic carried out a survey of in-house counsel in its region.

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DLA Piper bulks up in Prague with local merger

1-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper has bucked the recent trend of slimming down in Eastern Europe by expanding its Prague offering through a merger with local firm Haškovcová & Co.

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Mishcon revamps international strategy following Jardim's exit

29-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Mishcon de Reya has named partner Adam Rose as its new international development head following the departure of international development director Rita Jardim.

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The in-house lawyers' view from the Balkans

22-Jul-2014

Earlier this year South East European firm Karanovic & Nikolic carried out a survey of in-house counsel in its region.

Cyprus

Cyprus: Our friends in the East

23-Jun-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Energy could shelter Cyprus from the worst headwinds coming from long-term partner Russia. Will a surge of global firms follow the power line?

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BLP and King & Spalding scoop lead roles as Greece opens up oil sector

20-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and King & Spalding have taken the main legal advisory roles on the awarding of Greece’s first oil and gas exploration leases for two decades.

Luxembourg

Special report: 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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Luxembourg: International style

27-Jan-2014 | By Burhan Khadbai

Second-tier international law firms are joining the top players in Luxembourg as its stability and global outlook continue to attract big business

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Netherlands: Small and strong

9-Dec-2013 | By Burhan Khadbai

Boutiques bloom as the legal market adapts to a sluggish economy

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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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DLA Piper bulks up in Prague with local merger

1-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper has bucked the recent trend of slimming down in Eastern Europe by expanding its Prague offering through a merger with local firm Haškovcová & Co.

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Dentons appoints White & Case EMEA strategic head as European COO

31-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons has hired White & Case’s EMEA director of strategic projects Richard Singer as its new European chief operating officer (COO).

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Dentons tempts Zizzi back from Clifford Chance for Bucharest boost

17-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Clifford Chance Bucharest partner Perry Zizzi has rejoined Dentons, almost seven years after quitting legacy Salans for the magic circle firm.

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Special report: Germany – Crossing borders

28-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

As international work grows the DAX30 are expanding in-house legal teams, but Germany’s biggest companies remain critical to the country’s law firms 

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Germany: A sense of place

13-Jan-2014 | By Joanne Harris

In Germany’s decentralised legal market, different cities have their own attractions for local and international firms looking to open an office

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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Italy

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

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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Italy: Voter cycle

4-Feb-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Political instability in Italy has made foreign investors wary, slashing legal activity, but there is optimism that the coming elections could start a recovery

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Malta

Special report: 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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Malta: An island apart

3-Jun-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Malta does not want to be tarred with the same brush as Cyprus and is defending its credentials as an international business centre

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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

Spain

Spain: Ghost villa busters

24-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Forget the ‘pain in Spain’ and those deserted villa newsfeeds, say Spanish lawyers – reforms are paying off and investors are showing their faces again 

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Ireland

Ireland: Coming back strong

23-Jun-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Property prices are rising again and this time Ireland’s lawyers are confident it is no bubble, while talk of an early wind-up for Nama hints at austerity’s end

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Ireland: The American connection

20-Jan-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Inward investment to Ireland is rising, just the tonic for its law firms

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Ireland: Pharma’s market

23-Sep-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Two deals this year have propelled the Irish pharmaceuticals sector back into the spotlight

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Russia

Special report: Russia – Feeling the chill

19-May-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

It’s a nervous time for international law firms in Moscow, as Russia’s rift with the West threatens to throw their businesses off course – possibly for good

Ukraine

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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Poland: Golden goals

17-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Local and international firms are scrapping for work in Europe’s ‘golden boy’. But the market is not without its risks, including from neighbour Ukraine

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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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Norway and Sweden: Fresh perspectives

28-Oct-2013

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Finland: Upwardly mobile

7-Oct-2013 | By Christian Metcalfe

Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia has dominated the Finnish headlines. It signals a new chapter for the country’s business opportunities

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Enforcement of rights by investors consultation for FIDLEG and FINIG — part IV download subscription

Bär & Karrer 22-Aug-2014

In this fourth briefing on the draft bills, Bär & Karrer analyses the regulation FIDLEG provides in relation to the enforcement of rights by investors.

Scope and rules of conduct: consultation for FIDLEG and FINIG — part I download subscription

Bär & Karrer 22-Aug-2014

In this first briefing on the draft bills, Bär & Karrer examines the scope of FIDLEG and the proposed regulation for rules of conduct for financial intermediaries.

New rules on prospectus and basic information sheet consultation for FIDLEG and FINIG — part II download subscription

Bär & Karrer 22-Aug-2014

In this second briefing on the draft bills, Bär & Karrer examines the new rules on prospectuses and basic information sheets.

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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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Europe roundtable: Turkey energy – Elements of success

7-Apr-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

It can be an adventure in bureaucracy but the energy sector in turbulent Turkey offers lucrative and varied opportunities for investors

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​Turkey: Looking South

10-Feb-2014 | By Burhan Khadbai

Dogged by corruption and political instability, Turkey has seen a fall-off in its foreign M&A lifeblood. But there is potential in closer ties with Iran

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Ukraine

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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Ukraine: Look both ways

16-Dec-2013 | By Burhan Khadbai

Legal work is on hold as the country fights it out over whether its future lies with Russia or the EU

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New Russian front

5 December 2011 | By Dale McEwan

The merger between Magisters and Russia’s Egorov Puginsky is a sign of the growing interest being shown in Ukraine by its powerful neighbour, says Dale McEwan

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