London

Patient to succeed Lilley as Travers’ managing partner in January 2015

17-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Travers Smith’s Paris chief David Patient is set to become firm-wide managing partner when incumbent Andrew Lilley steps down from the role at the end of 2014.

Locked up

Is Bonelli's lock-in a solution to the European succession planning question?

17-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Partner lock-ins normally come at a time of turmoil or change for a firm – following a merger, or to stem a slew of partner departures.

Europe

European moves: 17 April 2014

17-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.

SuperGroup

KWMSJB wins spot on SuperGroup panel as part of ongoing review

15-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWMSJB) has been appointed by SuperGroup, the corporate group behind the Superdry brand, to handle its continental European real estate matters, as part of a wider review of the fashion group’s external advisers.

London

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.

Linklaters

Linklaters expands female leadership scheme across global offices

14-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Linklaters has rolled out its female leadership initiative across its global offices in a bid to maintain the increase in the number of women making partner at the firm.

London

Dutch firm Van Doorne relaunches in London with Boekel hires

11-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Dutch firm Van Doorne is reopening its London office, six years after pulling out from the City, and is hiring three partners from rival Boekel de Nerée.

Amsterdam

Freshfields, Linklaters, Stibbe lawyers team up for Dutch boutique launch

9-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Dutch legal market has gained yet another boutique with the launch of Biesheuvel Jansen Advocaten by a team of four senior associates from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters and Stibbe.

hamburg 317

Taylor Wessing anoints Hamburg IP partner Meissner as new Germany chief

8-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Taylor Wessing has elected Hamburg IP partner Andreas Meissner as its new German managing partner, following the sudden decision of Florian Ranft to step down after just one year in the job.

Milan

Bonelli partners agree three-year 'loyalty' lock-in

8-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The partners of Italian firm Slaughter and May best friend Bonelli Erede Pappalardo have agreed to a three-year lock-in, as the firm continues its partnership restructuring.

Dentons

Dentons adds Baker Botts arbitrator to London, Moscow offices

7-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Dentons has hired Baker Botts partner Dominic Pellew into its international arbitration group in Russia and London.

Paris

Morgan Lewis hires 2Birds partner to double City headcount in 18 months

7-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Morgan Lewis has hired Bird & Bird corporate partner Stephen Walters, adding to a string of recent hires from mid-tier firms.

Europe News

London

Patient to succeed Lilley as Travers’ managing partner in January 2015

17-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Travers Smith’s Paris chief David Patient is set to become firm-wide managing partner when incumbent Andrew Lilley steps down from the role at the end of 2014.

Locked up

Is Bonelli's lock-in a solution to the European succession planning question?

17-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Partner lock-ins normally come at a time of turmoil or change for a firm – following a merger, or to stem a slew of partner departures.

Europe

European moves: 17 April 2014

17-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.

SuperGroup

KWMSJB wins spot on SuperGroup panel as part of ongoing review

15-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWMSJB) has been appointed by SuperGroup, the corporate group behind the Superdry brand, to handle its continental European real estate matters, as part of a wider review of the fashion group’s external advisers.

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Cansun

Europe roundtable: Turkey energy – Elements of success

7-Apr-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

It can be an adventure in bureaucracy but the energy sector in turbulent Turkey offers lucrative and varied opportunities for investors

Ukraine

Ukraine: Lawyers on the edge

7-Apr-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Everyday legal work is at a halt and the country’s lawyers stand ready to do their bit in the army if the Russians move in

Austria

Austria: Hypo-activity

24-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

The sale of the ‘good’ assets of crisis-torn Hypo bank is a welcome stimulant for local firms, but the lack of young blood in the profession is a persistent problem

Spain

Spain: Ghost villa busters

24-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Forget the ‘pain in Spain’ and those deserted villa newsfeeds, say Spanish lawyers – reforms are paying off and investors are showing their faces again 

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