Cansun

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

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

Austria

Austria: Hypo-activity

24-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

The sale of the ‘good’ assets of crisis-torn Hypo bank is a welcome stimulant for local firms, but the lack of young blood in the profession is a persistent problem

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 

Russia Roundtable

Russia: Mind the bear traps

17-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

The surge of oligarchs heading to London for their court battles is slacking off. But Russia still holds potential for those advisers ready to tread carefully

Warsaw

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

Roundtable

Roundtable on south-east Europe: Edge funds

10-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

‘Exotic’ investors and opportunities for legal work beyond M&A feature in The Lawyer’s high-level roundtable debate on south-east Europe 

Portugal

Portugal: First rays of the new rising sun

10-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

A more confident economy is raising expectations among Portugal’s lawyers, who had turned their gaze overseas

athens greece acropolis

Greece: Survival of the leanest

17-Feb-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

 The Greek crisis is continuing, and while privatisation work is providing some business for lawyers, it comes at rock-bottom rates

istanbul turkey

​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

Read all Europe Analysis

Europe Briefings

Brands Update — April 2014: Kornspitz — with or against the grain? download subscription

Taylor Wessing 16-Apr-2014

The KORNSPITZ revocation case reminds brand owners that marks must act as badges of origin for the ultimate consumer of the goods, rather than intermediaries

The Lawyer Europe

German strength draws firms in

3-Apr-2014

Over the past few years Germany has consistently outperformed the rest of Europe’s legal market, with domestic firms reporting successive turnover rises and international players keeping on hiring and merging in the country

More from The Lawyer Europe

Europe Opinion

Hugh Mercer QC

Crimea and contract sanctions: a major step backwards?

25-Mar-2014

How enforceable are the EU sanctions against Russians involved in the Crimea crisis?

More from Europe Opinion

Europe News

SuperGroup

KWMSJB wins spot on SuperGroup panel as part of ongoing review

15-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWMSJB) has been appointed by SuperGroup, the corporate group behind the Superdry brand, to handle its continental European real estate matters, as part of a wider review of the fashion group’s external advisers.

London

Cuatrecasas joins European allies in Gide London offices

15-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Iberian firm Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira has moved into empty London office space rented by French ally Gide Loyrette Nouel, as the development of the firms’ non-exclusive alliance progresses.

Read more

Roundtable

Roundtable on south-east Europe: Edge funds

10-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

‘Exotic’ investors and opportunities for legal work beyond M&A feature in The Lawyer’s high-level roundtable debate on south-east Europe 

champagne

The cheers, champagne and celebration at the European Awards

21-Feb-2014 | Updated: 21-Feb-2014 | By Joanne Harris

What do you get when you put 250 lawyers from some 20 countries in a room together? The Lawyer European Awards, is the answer.

athens greece acropolis

Greece: Survival of the leanest

17-Feb-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

 The Greek crisis is continuing, and while privatisation work is providing some business for lawyers, it comes at rock-bottom rates

Luxembourg

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

Neth

Netherlands: Small and strong

9-Dec-2013 | By Burhan Khadbai

Boutiques bloom as the legal market adapts to a sluggish economy

Luxembourg

Luxembourg: Centre point

8-Jul-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Luxembourg’s core funds industry is serving the country and its lawyers well

More from Benelux

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

French stick

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

arc de triomphe paris france

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

More from France

Austria

Austria: Hypo-activity

24-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

The sale of the ‘good’ assets of crisis-torn Hypo bank is a welcome stimulant for local firms, but the lack of young blood in the profession is a persistent problem

Warsaw

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

Moscow

Russia's Egorov Puginsky takes top prize at The Lawyer European Awards 2014

21-Feb-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Russian powerhouse Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners triumphed at The Lawyer’s fifth European Awards last night, taking home the title of European Firm of the Year.

More from CEE

Frankfurt

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

Germany

Germany: All-aktion

15-Jul-2013 | By Joanne Harris

New entrants plus a mix of up and downsizing equals an active legal market in Europe’s strongest jurisdiction

More from Germany

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

Italy flag

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

More from Italy

Ayres

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

malta

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

luxembourg_150.gif

Island of calm on a storm-lashed continent

26-Nov-2012 | By Lucy Burton

Lawyers gathered in London last week to hear why Luxembourg offers such big potential for investors. In association with Wildgen

More from Malta

case

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 

Portugal

Portugal: First rays of the new rising sun

10-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

A more confident economy is raising expectations among Portugal’s lawyers, who had turned their gaze overseas

More from Iberian Peninsula

DublinIndex

Ireland: The American connection

20-Jan-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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

pharmaceuticals

Ireland: Pharma’s market

23-Sep-2013 | By Joanne Harris

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

Dublin

Ireland special report: Rebuilding site

24-Jun-2013 | By Joanne Harris

The spectacular collapse of the Irish property market dragged the whole economy down with it, but real estate is now back, spearheading a revival

More from Republic of Ireland

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

Warsaw

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

Russia Roundtable

Russia: Mind the bear traps

17-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

The surge of oligarchs heading to London for their court battles is slacking off. But Russia still holds potential for those advisers ready to tread carefully

More from Russia and the CIS

Baltics

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

Sweden

Norway and Sweden: Fresh perspectives

28-Oct-2013

For more Scandinavia market analisis go to Thelawyer/scandinavia

Nokia

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

More from Scandinavia

Understanding Forex manipulation download subscription

Collyer Bristow 15-Apr-2014

Stephen Critchley and Robert Andrews describe in simple terms: what the alleged manipulation is; who may have suffered from it; and the ongoing investigations into it.

Comparing countries — more on spousal maintenance download subscription

Withers 10-Apr-2014

In a two-part analysis, Withers compared how different jurisdictions dealt with spousal maintenance.

Switzerland-UK Budget 2014 analysis download subscription

Withers 20-Mar-2014

Despite the usual rumours, the UK Budget was, at least in tax terms, one of the more uneventful Budgets in recent years.

More from Switzerland

Cansun

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

istanbul turkey

​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

Turkey protest2

Turkey: Rage of reason

30-Sep-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Lawyers say investors remain resolute despite a summer of demonstrations in Istanbul and the impact of the Syrian conflict on Turkey’s border regions

More from Turkey

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

Index

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

russia 150

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

More from Ukraine