London

Slaughters and Wragges lead host of firms on Legal & General property sell-off

22-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Slaughter and May and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co have taken key roles among a large group of UK and Irish firms advising on Legal & General’s (L&G) sale of eight properties from its Hyperion portfolio to separate purchasers.

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Borenius and Lawin lead as Ask.com owner IAC acquires Ask.fm

18-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Baltic firms Borenius and Lawin have taken the lead roles on the acquisition of social media site Ask.fm by questions and answers site Ask.com.

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VimpelCom replaces general counsel Jeffrey McGhie with former Virgin Media GC Scott Dresser

15-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Amsterdam-headquartered telecoms giant VimpelCom has appointed Scott Dresser, formerly at Virgin Media, as its new group general counsel.

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Ukraine's Vasil Kisil splits in two as five partners launch new firm

8-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Ukrainian firm Vasil Kisil & Partners has split in two, after five of its 11 partners quit to launch a new firm.

Court

High Court orders disclosure of documents covered by privilege in long-running Ablyazov case

8-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The High Court has ordered the disclosure of documents held by Addleshaw Goddard, Clyde & Co and Stephenson Harwood in the ongoing battle between Kazakhstan’s JSC BTA Bank and its former chair Mukhtar Ablyazov.

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A&O, Linklaters and VdA help secure rescue of Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo

8-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Allen & Overy (A&O), Linklaters and Portuguese firm Vieira de Almeida (VdA) have been instructed on the restructuring and rescue of Portuguese Banco Espírito Santo (BES).

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The Lawyer in Europe

Taking the Eurozone crisis to court

24-Jul-2014

Last year Cypriot investors were horrified to learn that their government had agreed to a “haircut” on bank savings in order to bail the country out of the economic crisis it found itself in

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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 

Luxembourg

Special report: Luxembourg – Money plus

14-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

As Fiat, Apple and Starbucks earn the Duchy a rap on the knuckles for its tax rules, will the government’s efforts to diversify the economy take firmer root?

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LK Shields’ Marco Hickey takes a look at recent developments in European football governance from a competition law perspective.

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Is the Bernie Ecclestone ruling a formula for injustice?

19-Aug-2014

The reaction to Bernie Ecclestone’s German settlement ignored the mechanics of the law.

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The in-house lawyers' view from the Balkans

22-Jul-2014

Earlier this year South East European firm Karanovic & Nikolic carried out a survey of in-house counsel in its region.

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BLP and King & Spalding scoop lead roles as Greece opens up oil sector

20-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and King & Spalding have taken the main legal advisory roles on the awarding of Greece’s first oil and gas exploration leases for two decades.

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The cheers, champagne and celebration at the European Awards

21-Feb-2014 | Updated: 21-Feb-2014 | By Joanne Harris

What do you get when you put 250 lawyers from some 20 countries in a room together? The Lawyer European Awards, is the answer.

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High Court smoothes out Greek yoghurt food fight

3-Apr-2013 | By Katy Dowell

When is Greek yoghurt legally Greek yoghurt? That was the question put to Mr Justice Briggs in a major IP battle.

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NautaDutilh mourns loss of partner killed in Malaysia Airlines crash

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Benelux firm NautaDutilh has paid tribute to IP partner John Allen, who was killed with his family in the flight MH17 plane crash last week.

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Covington tempts Fipra director with new public policy role

12-Jun-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Covington & Burling has introduced a European head of public policy and government affairs role to the firm as it looks to beef up its offering in Brussels. 

London

EY Law continues growth spurt with Freshfields partner hire

3-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Accountancy and consulting giant EY has made another foray into the legal sector, hiring Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Richard Norbruis to lead its global transaction law practice.

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Dentons appoints White & Case EMEA strategic head as European COO

31-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons has hired White & Case’s EMEA director of strategic projects Richard Singer as its new European chief operating officer (COO).

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Dentons tempts Zizzi back from Clifford Chance for Bucharest boost

17-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Clifford Chance Bucharest partner Perry Zizzi has rejoined Dentons, almost seven years after quitting legacy Salans for the magic circle firm.

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Dentons names Debowski as sole European real estate chief

18-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons has named Warsaw partner Pawel Debowski as the sole chair of its European real estate group in the wake of co-chair Eric Rosedale’s departure to Greenberg Traurig.

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White & Case Paris partner faces harassment case from former associate

29-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

A partner in White & Case’s Paris office is facing a ‘moral harassment’ case brought by a former associate.

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Shearman secures record $50bn arbitration award against Russia

28-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Shearman & Sterling has secured the largest award ever handed out by an arbitration tribunal, with the Russian Federation asked to pay out $50bn (£29.bn) in damages to shareholders of oil company Yukos.

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French corporate boutique BDGS picks up Linklaters M&A team

14-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

French corporate boutique BDGS Associés has made its first lateral hire since setting up 18 months ago, appointing Linklaters M&A partner Marc Loy.

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Reed Smith and Lindahl among firms advising on Meda’s £1.8bn acquisition of Rottapharm

5-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Reed Smith has advised alongside a raft of European firms on Swedish pharmaceuticals company Meda’s acquisition of its Italian rival Rottapharm for £1.8bn.

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DLA Piper Italy partner caught up in corruption probe

25-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

A partner in DLA Piper’s Milan office is facing trial on corruption charges related to Milan’s hosting of next year’s ‘Expo 2015’ world fair.

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Italy's NCTM bolts on Rome TMT and finance boutique

6-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Italian firm NCTM has increased its privacy, TMT and finance strength by merging with Rome firm Panetta & Associati.

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HSF continues German growth with Freshfields' Hamann

7-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has made its seventh German partner hire, recruiting Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s former energy co-head Dirk Hamann.

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HSF recruits from Taylor Wessing for sixth German partner

7-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has picked up Taylor Wessing competition partner Michael Dietrich to bring the number of partners in Germany to six.

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A&O and Herbies advise as Tui merges with Tui

30-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Allen & Overy and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) are advising German-headquartered travel group Tui AG and its UK subsidiary Tui Travel respectively on their £4.8bn merger.

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Withers turns to Appleby for pan-Europe investment push

21-Feb-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Withers has appointed a partner from offshore firm Appleby to set up a pan-European investment funds practice.

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European moves: 7 February 2013

7-Feb-2013 | By Joanne Harris

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

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European moves: 20 December 2012

20-Dec-2012 | By Joanne Harris

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

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A&O, Linklaters and VdA help secure rescue of Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo

8-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Allen & Overy (A&O), Linklaters and Portuguese firm Vieira de Almeida (VdA) have been instructed on the restructuring and rescue of Portuguese Banco Espírito Santo (BES).

Barcelona

Freshfields spins off Barcelona office into IP boutique

7-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has confirmed the closure of its Barcelona corporate practice and the spin-out of its IP/IT team in the city into new boutique, Intangibles Legal.

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Cuatrecasas sees change at the top as succession plan completes

31-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira name partner Emilio Cuatrecasas has stepped down as president of the firm, to be replaced by CEO Rafael Fontana.

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BLM sets sights on £100m turnover for current financial year

22-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

BLM will be nudging the £100m turnover mark at the financial year-end, according to a “conservative” estimate by managing partner Mike Brown.

London

Slaughters and Wragges lead host of firms on Legal & General property sell-off

22-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Slaughter and May and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co have taken key roles among a large group of UK and Irish firms advising on Legal & General’s (L&G) sale of eight properties from its Hyperion portfolio to separate purchasers.

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Cleary and Wachtell lead as Medtronic buys Covidien for $43bn

16-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, alongside Irish heavyweights A&L Goodbody and Arthur Cox, are leading on the mammoth $42.9bn (£25.3bn) merger of medical technology giants Medtronic and Covidien.

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Borenius and Lawin lead as Ask.com owner IAC acquires Ask.fm

18-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Baltic firms Borenius and Lawin have taken the lead roles on the acquisition of social media site Ask.fm by questions and answers site Ask.com.

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Reed Smith and Lindahl among firms advising on Meda’s £1.8bn acquisition of Rottapharm

5-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Reed Smith has advised alongside a raft of European firms on Swedish pharmaceuticals company Meda’s acquisition of its Italian rival Rottapharm for £1.8bn.

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Wikborg Rein applies for second China licence in Beijing

9-May-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Norwegian firm Wikborg Rein will soon expand its China presence to Beijing on the back of increasing revenues from the jurisdiction.

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High Court orders disclosure of documents covered by privilege in long-running Ablyazov case

8-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The High Court has ordered the disclosure of documents held by Addleshaw Goddard, Clyde & Co and Stephenson Harwood in the ongoing battle between Kazakhstan’s JSC BTA Bank and its former chair Mukhtar Ablyazov.

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ECHR orders Russia to pay €1.9bn in Yukos compensation

1-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Russia has been ordered to pay €1.9bn (£1.5bn) in compensation to shareholders of Yukos by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the largest ever award for pecuniary loss.

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Shearman's Yukos case and the $1,065 per hour lawyers

28-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Shearman & Sterling has triumphed in a decade-long arbitration battle for Yukos shareholders against the Russian state - but at what cost?

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Bird & Bird allies with Turkish firm BTS

3-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Bird & Bird has further expanded its horizons with the announcement of a cooperation agreement with Turkish firm BTS & Partners.

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Turkey's Bener adds three to partnership

5-Feb-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Turkish firm Bener Law Office has recruited two partners and promoted a third, boosting its partnership from eight to 11.

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Dentons hires nine-strong competition team in Turkey

20-Nov-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons has boosted its presence in Istanbul with the hire of six lawyers and three economists specialising in competition.

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PLMJ sets up Swiss presence to target HNWI work

17-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Portuguese firm PLMJ has set up a Swiss desk and opened an office in Lausanne in response to increasing amounts of work involving private clients with assets in Switzerland.

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Darrois and Orrick are worth it as L'Oréal buys back shares from Nestlé

12-Feb-2014 | By Joanne Harris

French firms Bredin Prat and Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, alongside Switzerland’s Homburger and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, have taken lead roles on L’Oréal’s buyback of €6.5bn in shares from Nestlé.

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Employment network L&E Global adds Switzerland to roster

29-Jan-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Swiss employment boutique Schmid Heinzen Humbert Lerch (SHHL) has become the sixteenth firm to join international labour law network L&E Global.

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Ukraine's Vasil Kisil splits in two as five partners launch new firm

8-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Ukrainian firm Vasil Kisil & Partners has split in two, after five of its 11 partners quit to launch a new firm.

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Dentons benefits from Chadbourne's Kiev closure with corporate partner hire

6-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons has become the first firm to snap up one of the lawyers at Chadbourne & Parke’s Kiev office, which is closing in the next few months.

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Chadbourne pulls out of Kiev citing market turmoil

6-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Chadbourne & Parke is in the process of closing its Kiev office, citing a “problematic long-term outlook” among its reasons for pulling out of Ukraine.

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