The Barreau de Paris (Paris Bar Association) has split from France’s national bar association in a public row over the future direction of the organisation.
A Baker & McKenzie lawyer has been expelled from Russia amid claims that he turned down attempts by the country’s intelligence service to recruit him as a spy.
Bonelli Erede Pappalardo, Slaughter and May’s Italian best friend, has overhauled its governance and structure and elected two new managing partners in a bid to ensure its future.
Iberian firm Garrigues has retained the top spot in The Lawyer’s European 100 2013, but firms from Germany and Norway have produced the strongest financial results in an increasingly divided European market.
Garrigues looks to South America for relief from home market gloom
Russia is an attractive proposition for institutional investors at the moment, with a boom in bond issuances
Deals are on the up in Switzerland, while measures to shed light on the country’s mysterious banking system also herald work for lawyers
Spain’s big four law firms are serious players on the European scene, but tough times have called for tough coping strategies
Prospects of domestic shale gas supplies and a steady stream of EU regulatory changes mean Polish lawyers should see even more work flowing in
As Portuguese firms face liberalisation in a post-bailout world and the home market remains tough, many are setting their sights overseas