European moves: 2 October 2014

2-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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

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Competition boutique Hausfeld launches in Brussels with hire of Michelin GC Geelhand

1-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Claimant litigation firm Hausfeld has hired Michelin Group Europe general counsel Laurent Geelhand to launch a Brussels office.

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Antonio Garrigues retires from firm after sixty years

1-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Antonio Garrigues has stepped down from the firm his father founded after sixty years, including over fifty in management roles at Europe’s largest independent practice.

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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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Malaysia’s Zicolaw eyes Asean dominance with Hanoi launch

2-Oct-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Malaysia’s Zicolaw has continued its march across the countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) with the launch of a second office in Vietnam.

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Debevoise to convert Hong Kong office into local practice

29-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Debevoise & Plimpton is set to operate its Hong Kong office as a local firm from 1 October, after bulking up its team in the last 12 months.


Linklaters trumps Clifford Chance to advise Carlyle on RAC sale

29-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer took the key roles on Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC’s acquisition of a stake in RAC.


Why Alibaba's switch to a New York listing left Freshfields out in the cold

23-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Alibaba landed on the New York Stock Exchange with an almighty thump last Friday (19 September), becoming the largest initial public offering (IPO) of all time.

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Magic circle firms lose ground in brand rankings to Norton Rose Fulbright and DLA Piper

30-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Magic circle firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters have lost valuable brand equity over the past year, according to the latest research by Acritas.

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Akin's Kim Koopersmith: 'Now’s the time to roll up our sleeves'

26-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld chair Kim Koopersmith has just secured what is likely to become one of London’s most memorable mass lateral hires. 


Slaughters and Hogan Lovells lead on Mothercare rights issue

24-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Slaughter and May and Hogan Lovells were key advisers on Mothercare’s £100m rights issue which was announced yesterday (23 September). 


Why Alibaba's switch to a New York listing left Freshfields out in the cold

23-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Alibaba landed on the New York Stock Exchange with an almighty thump last Friday (19 September), becoming the largest initial public offering (IPO) of all time.

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Tesco boss tells GC and legal team to work on the shop floor

2-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Tesco general counsel Adrian Morris and 25 other lawyers based at the supermarket’s headquarters will be sent onto the shop floor over the next three months in a campaign launched by chief executive Dave Lewis.


DLA Piper triumphs for Natwest and RBS in mis-selling case

2-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

DLA Piper has fought off a derivatives mis-selling case for Natwest and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) which were found to have given “negligent but not actionable” advice to family property company Crestsign.


Shoosmiths elects employment partner Duff as new chair

1-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Shoosmiths has elected employment partner Peter Duff as the firm’s new chairman for a three-year tenure with effect from 1 May 2015.

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Exclusive: Former Ashurst boss Geffen quits for Gibson Dunn

1-Oct-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Former Ashurst senior partner Charlie Geffen has resigned from the firm to join Los Angeles-headquartered Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.

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Funds boutique MJ Hudson launches in Hong Kong amidst three-strong promos round

28-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Asset management and funds boutique MJ Hudson has launched in Hong Kong, creating the firm’s third office alongside London and Jersey.


BLP and Taylor Wessing advise on sale of Heron Plaza

15-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Taylor Wessing have advised on the £97m sale of Heron Plaza by Heron International to Singaporean UOL Group.

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Pinsents reigns over Aim listings as Stephenson Harwood and DLA make gains

4-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Pinsent Masons has continued to dominate legal advice to the Aim market, increasing its yield of clients from 53 to 57.

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Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group builds in Kenya and Tanzania with lateral hires

30-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group members Coulson Harney and East African Law Chambers (EALC) have expanded their teams with a total of five lateral partner hires.

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Allen & Overy set to launch in South Africa with senior Bowmans hires

1-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Allen & Overy (A&O) is understood to be preparing for a launch in South Africa, with the hire of a team from local firm Bowman Gilfillan led by banking head Lionel Shawe.


Clydes settles whistleblowing claim with former partner Bates van Winkelhof

19-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clyde & Co has settled a long-running whistleblowing dispute with former partner Krista Bates van Winkelhof out of court after successive cases sought to establish the validity of the claim.

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Baker & McKenzie bolsters Jo'burg with competition bolt-on

5-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Baker & McKenzie has kickstarted a South African competition practice with the acquisition of local firm Vani Chetty Competition Law.

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Squire Patton Boggs plumps for legacy Patton Boggs associate in Saudi

19-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Squire Patton Boggs has chosen legacy Patton Boggs’ Saudi associate firm Khalid Al-Thebity as its local representative, leaving legacy Squire Sanders’ affiliate to pursue independence.


Lawyers tough it out in a troubled world

4-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Stoic lawyers who keep the wheels of business turning in conflict zones

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