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Special report: 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 


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


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


Germany: All-aktion

15-Jul-2013 | By Joanne Harris

New entrants plus a mix of up and downsizing equals an active legal market in Europe’s strongest jurisdiction

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Akin negotiates more space at Bingham's 41 Lothbury office

21-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

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 makes "radical" global corporate and litigation head appointments

13-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

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. 

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Heuking snares GSK team for Stuttgart launch

26-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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.

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Luther's global turnover up 12 per cent as German revenue breaks through €100m

24-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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.

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European Employment Law Update — September 2014: Germany download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 14-Oct-2014

Addleshaw Goddard has released the September 2014 edition of its European Employment Law Update. This section focuses on Germany.

A stitch in time... Stitching patterns and trademarks weblink subscription

Walker Morris 13-Oct-2014

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

Dentons 9-Oct-2014

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

Dentons 3-Oct-2014

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

Nabarro 2-Oct-2014

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

NCTM 1-Oct-2014

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

DLA Piper 22-Sep-2014

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

Shepherd and Wedderburn 11-Sep-2014

Apple has turned its eye to the internal layout of all its shops and is pursuing trademark protection for this in the EU.

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