Going your own way can pay off big time - just ask The Lawyer’s European Firm of the Year, Noerr
Small boutique firms spun out of larger outfits are fast becoming big business in Germany.
The past two decades have seen enormous transformations within the German legal system, not least with the ever-changing appetite for mergers. James Swift examines a market on the verge of its latest mutation
A German presence will enable Bingham to focus on major financial centres.
The Hogan Lovells team which recently jumped ship to launch a German office for Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has won its first M&A instruction since moving, advising Axel Springer on the acquisition of 24-hour news station N24 Media.
Allen & Overy (A&O), Ashurst and Clifford Chance have advised on German drugs and chemicals group Merck’s £1.6bn acquisition of AZ Electronic Materials.
McDermott Will & Emery (MWE) has picked up Ashurst partner Nikolaus von Jacobs to lead its private equity practice in Germany.
Slaughter and May’s German best friend Hengeler Mueller is launching an office in Shanghai, relocating four partners to the office when it opens towards the end of next year.
Referral to the CJEU on third-party supply under the Bolar exemption download subscription
The Düsseldorf Court of Appeal has referred questions to the CJEU on whether the supply of patent-protected substances by a third party to a generic company is covered by the Bolar exemption.
Global Data Protection Index download subscription
This is only the second time that the Data Protection Index has featured in Global Intellectual Property Index, yet a number of trends are already apparent from the results.
LIBOR litigation: customers win on appeal download subscription
This is an important interlocutory decision in what some commentators have dubbed the litigation of the decade.
International law at work: termination of employment senior executives download subscription
In this briefing, Taylor Wessing looks at the termination process for senior executives in various countries.
What next for Iran and sanctions? download subscription
Talks took place in Geneva between Iran and high level delegates from the US, the UK, France, Germany, Russia and China, facilitated by the European Union.
Claim for cease and desist against sending unrequested ‘tell a friend’ recommendation emails via a recommendation function download subscription
The Federal Supreme Court has found that a claim for cease and desist can be asserted against the company that provides a recommendation function at its webpage.
Interim deal on Iran sanctions policy involves limited changes download subscription
Despite confusing media reports, the interim nuclear deal reached by Iran and the P5+1 would change very little in US and multilateral sanctions policy.
Iran sanctions — November 2013 agreement subscription
Over recent weeks, the P5 1 have been engaged in discussions with Iran with the aim of reaching an agreement over Iran’s nuclear programme.