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

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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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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.


A&O, Ropes and Latham advise on Altice’s €17bn acquisition of SFR

9-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Allen & Overy, Ropes & Gray and Latham & Watkins have scored instructions on Altice’s acquisition of France’s second-biggest telecom operator SFR.


Britvic launches hunt for new advisers in the US

3-Apr-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Beverage giant Britvic is looking to build an informal panel of advisers in the US off the back the beverage company’s recent 15-year exclusive distribution deal with PepsiCo.

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Data & Information E-Alerts ​— nuisance calls action plan; £50,000 fine for unlawful calls; simpler security classifications; and more download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 11-Apr-2014

Addleshaw Goddard has released the 4 April 2014 edition of its Data & Information E-Alerts publication.

Changes to French takeover rules download subscription

Allen & Overy 10-Apr-2014

A new French law, the ‘Law to recapture the real economy’ (‘Loi visant à reconquérir l’économie réelle’ or ‘Loi Florange’), was made on 1 April 2014.

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.

Object restrictions on the menu download subscription

Bristows 28-Mar-2014

The central subject of AG Wahl’s opinion is whether the tariff arrangements of Cartes Bancaires in relation to credit cards is an agreement that restricts competition by ‘object’.

European Employment Law Update — women on boards: France download subscription

Hogan Lovells 13-Mar-2014

France has adopted a law compelling French companies to aim for a balanced representation of men and women on boards.

CCTV in the workplace ― France download subscription

Taylor Wessing 11-Mar-2014

CCTV cameras can be installed in the French workplace for safety reasons and to prevent and investigate crime, theft or misconduct.

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence — March 2014 weblink subscription

DLA Piper 6-Mar-2014

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence is the global monthly publication from DLA Piper’s sports, media and entertainment group.

Prize promotions across the world download

DLA Piper 5-Mar-2014

This handbook is designed to equip clients with a useful tool to assist them with the management of the early development stages of a promotion.

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