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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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Germany – independent nation

19-Jan-2015 | By Joshua Freedman

German firms are hanging on to their independence despite continued international competition

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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

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Orrick shuts down Berlin and Frankfurt offices leaving future of five partners unclear

28-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

US firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is shutting down its Frankfurt and Berlin offices to concentrate its German presence on Düsseldorf and Munich.

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K&L Gates adds German IP partner from Clifford Chance

15-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

K&L Gates has become the latest firm to pick up a partner from Clifford Chance in Germany, recruiting the magic circle firm’s German trademark head Thorsten Vormann.

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Noerr continues run of growth with 7 per cent turnover rise in 2014 to €197.2m

26-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

German firm Noerr has announced another strong year with turnover rising by 7 per cent to €197.2m (£145.2m) for 2014, up from €184.5m the previous year.

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CMS becomes latest firm to hire from Clifford Chance in Germany

18-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

CMS Hasche Sigle has become the fourth firm to hire a partner from Clifford Chance in Germany, picking up capital markets partner Wolfgang Richter.

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Building a yacht in Germany: your choice of law may not be as simple as you think weblink subscription

Ince & Co 23-Apr-2015

English law is a popular and a practical option for newbuild contracts but even if German law is not agreed, some of its provisions may still apply.

Data Issues Roundup, 20 April; AT&T's $25m privacy settlement; Facebook case in Austria; Google loses out in Germany; and more download

Addleshaw Goddard 22-Apr-2015

Also, UCAS gives data protection undertaking’.

Franco-German tax treaty amended download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 14-Apr-2015

After the amendment to the Franco-Luxembourg tax treaty of September 2014 it is the turn of the Franco-German tax treaty, with an amendment concluded on 31 March. 

Negative market value reloaded: German Supreme Court clarifies its (in)famous Spread Ladder Swap judgment download subscription

Schoenherr 20-Mar-2015

For the first time since its 2011 Spread Ladder Swap judgment the German Supreme Court has been dealing with the disclosure duties of banks in connection with derivatives.

Public procurement guide 2015 – Germany download subscription

Dentons 20-Mar-2015

A practical cross-border insight into public procurement. 

Italy: which law applies in a clawback action? download subscription

NCTM 2-Mar-2015

A clawback action based on Italian insolvency laws in a procedure opened in Italy can have wider limits when the transaction is governed by a foreign law.

Is Germany’s Renewable Energy Sources Act undergoing a fundamental change? download subscription

Dentons 26-Feb-2015

Constitutional concerns and uncertainties.

Austria: ‘Fair procurement’ – initiative requires MEAT as sole award criterion for construction contracts download subscription

Schoenherr 17-Feb-2015

three new EU Directives on public procurement law (“new Directives”) entered into force, introducing significant adjustments to the current regime such as new procedures, new provisions on award criteria, and new exclusion grounds. 

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