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


Paris matches

31-Oct-2011 | By Joanne Harris

Partners in Paris are moving around like never before. Joanne Harris scrutinises the French capital’s recruitment market

Franco-Belgian bank Dexia: broken up

Corp value

31 October 2011 | By Joanne Harris

Mega-mergers and restructuring work are keeping French lawyers happy for now.

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French corporate boutique BDGS picks up Linklaters M&A team

14-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

French corporate boutique BDGS Associés has made its first lateral hire since setting up 18 months ago, appointing Linklaters M&A partner Marc Loy.


Fieldfisher hires three to grow its Paris partner tally to 16

11-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Fieldfisher has added a trio of partners to its Parisian office, bulking up its competition, corporate and tax practices.

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Foley Hoag bolsters Paris with White & Case hire

2-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

US firm Foley Hoag has added its sixth partner in Paris with the hire of White & Case arbitrator Philippe Sarrailhe´.

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Iran Sanctions Update — July 2014 weblink subscription

Ince & Co 23-Jul-2014

At the end of November 2013, the P5+1 reached an agreement with Iran to suspend certain EU and US sanctions against Iran in return for a curb on Iran’s nuclear programme.

The risks posed by insider threats download subscription

Control Risks 22-Jul-2014

With the vast tranches of information stored on organisations’ internal networks, the impact of a data breach can be critical for the company involved.

Kazakhstan introduces visa-free regime for citizens of 10 countries from 15 July download subscription

Dentons 16-Jul-2014

The Republic of Kazakhstan has unilaterally introduced a visa-free regime for the period from 15 July 2014 to 15 July 2015 for the citizens of 10 countries.

French law techniques serving Islamic finance download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 8-Jul-2014

Islamic finance is booming. Sharia law essentially prohibits investments in certain sectors considered as illicit (‘haram’) and the payment and receipt of interest (‘ribha’).

The Paris Court of Appeal raps the French Competition Authority’s knuckles and annuls the sanctions against endive producers download subscription

Dentons 27-Jun-2014

The Paris Court of Appeal has overturned all the provisions of the French Competition Authority’s decision in the matter of endive producers.

French merger control: an exclusive distribution agreement can confer power of control requiring notification download subscription

Dentons 27-Jun-2014

The French Competition Authority’s decision of 17 April 2014 authorised Orlait to take control of Terra Lacta’s UHT milk business.

The end of the road for ‘one-way’ jurisdiction and arbitration clauses? download subscription

Allen & Overy 20-Jun-2014

Following the 2008 financial crisis, there has been greater focus by commercial parties on dispute resolution provisions in transaction documents.  

European Court of Human Rights upholds appeal against France by Paris-Match download subscription

Schillings 13-Jun-2014

The ECHR has upheld an appeal brought against France in respect of the French courts decisions in favour of Prince Albert of Monaco, against Paris-Match.

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