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
In Germany’s decentralised legal market, different cities have their own attractions for local and international firms looking to open an office
With a focus on internationalisation and a determination to forge bonds with clients, European firms are finding their City bases increasingly important
New entrants plus a mix of up and downsizing equals an active legal market in Europe’s strongest jurisdiction
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is understood to be negotiating to take the seventh floor at 41 Lothbury having taken over Bingham McCutchen’s lease on the fifth and sixth floors with immediate effect.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has chosen German partner Rick van Aerssen as the firm’s new corporate head to replace Edward Braham and litigation partner David Scott to succeed Christopher Pugh in a “radical” reshuffle.
German firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek has picked up the Stuttgart office of Nabarro alliance partner GSK Stockmann & Kollegen, adding eight partners to its ranks.
German firm Luther has reported a 12.4 per cent rise in revenue for the 2013/14 financial year, with domestic turnover breaking through the €100m barrier for the first time.
European Employment Law Update — September 2014: Germany download subscription
Addleshaw Goddard has released the September 2014 edition of its European Employment Law Update. This section focuses on Germany.
A Hamburg court has upheld findings that the distribution of certain models of jeans would infringe Levi Strauss’s trademark rights in the stitching pattern on the back pockets of its jeans.
Global criminal risk: trends and strategies to mitigate vulnerabilities download subscription
Current trends show that more and more US lawyers and compliance personnel will find that their work increasingly concentrates on cross-border or foreign conduct.
Restrictive covenants in English law: one slip can be fatal download subscription
Wherever in the world they may be situated, most employers like the idea of being able to prevent ex-employees from competing with them.
Alliance Associates Weekend — Berlin 2014 download subscription
The Alliance Associates Weekend is now an annual event focused on growing the international prospects of aspiring associates and senior associates.
Trademarks — ECJ: the shape of Stokke’s chair is not a valid trademark registration download subscription
On 18 September 2014, the European Court of Justice handed down an interesting decision on the validity as a trademark of the shape of products.
Be Global — September 2014: employment newsletter download subscription
Be Global is DLA Piper’s snapshot of key global employment law developments designed to help you identify legal hotspots across your global operations.
Apple’s blueprint for a new type of trademark download subscription
Apple has turned its eye to the internal layout of all its shops and is pursuing trademark protection for this in the EU.