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Peerpoint eyes overseas sites, with further Europe and Asia expansion topping the agenda

30-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Allen & Overy (A&O) contract lawyer service Peerpoint is continuing to focus on international expansion, with sites in Asia and Europe thought to be in the pipeline.

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Italian and French firms lead as Vivendi becomes Telecom Italia’s largest shareholder

29-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, Cabinet Bompoint and Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners have taken lead roles as multinational media company Vivendi spends around €1bn to increase its stake in Telecom Italia to 14.9 per cent. 

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CMS re-elects chairman Brandi to four-year term following partner strategy meeting

29-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

CMS has re-elected chairman Cornelius Brandi for a second four-year to June 2019 after an annual partners meeting last week.

Tech

Pernod Ricard legal team to launch contracts compliance app for drinks sellers

29-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

French wine and spirits company Pernod Ricard is set to launch a contracts compliance app devised by its legal team to cut time spent managing commercial paperwork.

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Cravath, Linklaters, Simpson and Sullivan scoop top roles on Ahold Delhaize merger

26-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Cravath Swaine & Moore, Linklaters, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Sullivan & Cromwell have advised retailers Ahold and Delhaize, as they merge to create a business with net sales of €54.1bn (£38.5bn).

Helsinki

Former Akin Gump Geneva head confirmed as US Ambassador to Finland

26-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The former head of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s Geneva office, Charles Adams, has been confirmed as the next US Ambassador to Finland.

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The Lawyer in Europe

Olswang and Magnusson close doors in Berlin

25-Jun-2015

The German legal market has seen more movement than most other European jurisdictions in the past couple of years – and the trend seems to be continuing.

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Europe Analysis

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Ireland’s lawyers tell a tale of two economies

15-Jun-2015

The country’s domestic economy is now in steady recovery.

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Crossing the divide: cross-border work and the Finance Team of the Year award

8-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Cross-border work and political tensions are dominating this year’s entries for Finance Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards.

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Europe Briefings

Evolving investment management regulation – navigating opposing forces download subscription

KPMG 30-Jun-2015

This edition of ‘Evolving investment management regulation’ focuses on the regulatory pulls and pushes that the industry is facing. 

Europe Opinion

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Culture, challenge and change

26-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Cultural change in the legal market is often slow - but usually critical.

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Balkan firm Karanovic & Nikolic expands to Slovenia with local hire

3-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Balkan firm Karanovic & Nikolic has opened an office in Slovenia, extending its coverage across the states of the former Yugoslavia.

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Luxembourg

Bird & Bird announces plans to open patent-focused Luxembourg office

21-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Bird & Bird has announced that it has applied to the Luxembourg bar for approval to launch in the Grand Duchy, its 28th office worldwide.

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Osborne Clarke's real estate team recruits Taylor Wessing's Brussels managing partner

18-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Osborne Clarke has hired Taylor Wessing’s Brussels managing partner to join its real estate team in the Belgian capital. 

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Fieldfisher makes up four in London and Brussels

12-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Fieldfisher has promoted four lawyers to partnership in its 2015 round marking the lowest number of promotions at the firm in recent years. 

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Baltics

Pan-Baltic firms Lawin and Raidla Lejins split to form new alliances

19-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Pan-Baltic firms Lawin and Raidla Lejins & Norcous have both split up, with the two reforming to establish new alliances spanning the region.

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Greenberg Traurig expands Europe real estate with A&O and Norton Rose hires

15-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Greenberg Traurig has added 12 new lawyers to its Warsaw office through hires from Allen & Overy (A&O) and Norton Rose Fulbright, as part of a strategy to expand its real estate presence in Central Europe.

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Dentons takes on White & Case's Budapest office in major CEE boost

15-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

White & Case’s Budapest office is joining Dentons next month in a major boost for the expanding firm’s Central & Eastern European (CEE) operations.

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Blake Cassels, Cravath and Weil Gotshal advise as GE sells fleet business for $6.9bn

30-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Blake Cassels & Graydon, Cravath Swaine & Moore and Weil Gotshal & Manges have all won top roles as General Electric (GE) sells its fleet businesses in the US, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand to Element Financial Corporation for $6.9bn (£4.4bn). 

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Italian and French firms lead as Vivendi becomes Telecom Italia’s largest shareholder

29-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, Cabinet Bompoint and Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners have taken lead roles as multinational media company Vivendi spends around €1bn to increase its stake in Telecom Italia to 14.9 per cent. 

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French and Brazilian law firms on call for Telefónica's €7.5bn acquisition of Vivendi division

10-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

A host of French and Brazilian firms have advised on the €7.5bn sale of Vivendi’s Brazilian telecommunications company Global Village Telecom (GVT) to Telefónica Brasil. 

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Magnusson Berlin office spins off into boutique

24-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The Berlin office of Swedish firm Magnusson has split off into an independent boutique, just two years after forming.

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German firms Arnecke Siebold and Sibeth set for September merger

19-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

German-based firms Arnecke Siebold and Sibeth have announced they are to merge and form Arnecke Sibeth on 1 September.

Berlin

Olswang to lose 13 equity partners in Germany as firm "decouples" Berlin office

18-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Olswang has confirmed that 13 equity partners, mainly in corporate and finance, will be leaving the firm by agreement later in the year, along with their colleagues in the Berlin office, who are set to spin off into a “different brand”.

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Italian and French firms lead as Vivendi becomes Telecom Italia’s largest shareholder

29-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, Cabinet Bompoint and Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners have taken lead roles as multinational media company Vivendi spends around €1bn to increase its stake in Telecom Italia to 14.9 per cent. 

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Gianni Origoni signs formal alliance with China's Han Kun

28-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Italian firm Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners has signed a formal alliance agreement with Chinese firm Han Kun Law Offices.

London

Grimaldi hires former Clifford Chance CEO Bray in London push

14-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Grimaldi Studio Legale has announced the hire of two prominent banking partners for its London office, former Clifford Chance CEO Michael Bray and Bonelli Erede Pappalardo’s Riccardo Sallustio.

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Clifford Chance advises bondholders pursuing unpaid Ukrainian bond coupon

21-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance partner Jared Grubb is advising a group of bondholders seeking $2m from Ukrainian bank VAB Bank after it failed to pay out a coupon due to new Ukrainian foreign currency restrictions.

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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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Portugal's Miranda sees defection of six partners including chairman

16-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

A team of six partners led by chairman Rui Amendoeira are quitting Portuguese firm Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados, the firm has announced.

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Pérez-Llorca to launch office in New York as US hub and gateway to Latin America

2-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Spanish firm Pérez-Llorca has confirmed plans to open a foreign office in New York in the fourth quarter of this year, in a bid to gain more US related work and expand its presence in Latin America.

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Cleary and Slaughters advise as Santander Asset Management merges with Pioneer

29-Apr-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Slaughter and May have taken the lead roles on Santander Asset Management’s multi-billion euro merger with Pioneer Investments. 

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Sullivan & Cromwell replaces Kirkland as Teva's adviser for proposed $43bn acquisition of Mylan

22-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Sullivan & Cromwell, along with a host of US, Dutch and Israeli firms, is representing Teva Pharmaceuticals as it seeks to acquire rival Mylan for $43bn, having replaced Kirkland & Ellis as the company’s adviser. 

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A&O, Freshfields, Arthur Cox and Mason Hayes advise on ENOC's £3.7bn Dragon Oil deal

16-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Allen & Overy, Arthur Cox and Mason Hayes & Curran have won top roles advising on Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC)’s acquisition of the remaining shares in Dragon Oil.

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Ashurst and Pinsents advise as Cairn Homes reveals its IPO intentions

4-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Ashurst, Mason Hayes & Curran and Pinsent Masons have all won top roles on the planned London IPO of Irish homebuilder Cairn Homes, as it intends to raise proceeds of around €350m to €400m. 

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Moscow

Kennedys launches in Russia through association with former Clydes lawyer

7-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Kennedys has announced the launch of an office in Moscow, operating under the name Kennedys CIS Advocates.

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Egorov Puginsky's Dimitry Afanasiev: making our countries better and stronger video

17-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

This year’s European Managing Partner of the Year, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ chairman Dimitry Afanasiev, opens up about the challenges affecting Russia and Ukraine.

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Chadbourne turns to BLP for new Moscow managing partner

7-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Chadbourne & Parke has recruited corporate partner Andrei Baev from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) as its new Moscow managing partner.

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Helsinki

Former Akin Gump Geneva head confirmed as US Ambassador to Finland

26-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The former head of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s Geneva office, Charles Adams, has been confirmed as the next US Ambassador to Finland.

Baltics

Pan-Baltic firms Lawin and Raidla Lejins split to form new alliances

19-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Pan-Baltic firms Lawin and Raidla Lejins & Norcous have both split up, with the two reforming to establish new alliances spanning the region.

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Skadden and SullCrom brought in as Nokia agrees €15.6bn Alcatel-Lucent takeover

15-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Sullivan & Cromwell have taken the lead roles on Nokia’s €15.6bn (£11.2bn) acquisition of French telecoms company Alcatel-Lucent, announced this morning.

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Helsinki

Former Akin Gump Geneva head confirmed as US Ambassador to Finland

26-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The former head of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s Geneva office, Charles Adams, has been confirmed as the next US Ambassador to Finland.

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Orrick joins handful of international firms with Geneva office

2-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has become one of only a few international firms to open in Geneva with the hire of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partner Vanessa Liborio Garrido de Sousa.

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Quinn Emanuel and Niederer Kraft & Frey seal first US settlement for Swiss bank BSI

31-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and Swiss firm Niederer Kraft & Frey have advised BSI, the first Swiss bank to reach a deal with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) over allegations of helping clients evade tax.

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DLA Piper's Turkish office demerges from firm but retains relationship

18-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper’s Turkish office has demerged financially from the firm, but the two are remaining linked with Istanbul’s Yüksel Karkin Küçük (YKK) now a ‘DLA Piper relationship firm’.

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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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