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Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields and Slaughters lead on Equinix's £2.3bn acquisition of Telecity

29-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Slaughter and May have all taken lead roles in data centre operator Equinix’s £2.3bn offer for London-based rival TelecityGroup. 

Europe

European moves: 28 May 2015

28-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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

London

Greenberg Traurig CEO: "Our days of London growth aren't over"

22-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Some six years after launching in London, Greenberg Traurig’s CEO Richard Rosenbaum is convinced that the City is the key to making the firm the world’s top legal real estate brand.

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Reed Smith celebrates 10 years in Germany with Frankfurt launch

21-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Reed Smith has picked up a team of seven partners from rival international firms to launch in Frankfurt, its second office in Germany.

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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Covington, Latham, Mayer Brown lead on Altice’s acquisition of Suddenlink

21-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Covington & Burling, Latham & Watkins, Mayer Brown and French firm Franklin are among the firms advising in Altice’s acquisition of US rival Suddenlink, in a deal valued at $9.1bn (£5.86m)

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European firms report record turnover as Continent bounces back

28-May-2015

This week saw the publication of The Lawyer European 100 2015, the only annual ranking of independent firms across Continental Europe by turnover figures.

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Europe Analysis

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European firms report record turnover as Continent bounces back

25-May-2015

Revenue and profits were up across much of the Continent last year as the European 100 gained a new top-ranked firm, France’s Fidal.

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Staying afloat: Russian law firms and the EU sanctions

18-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Sanctions imposed by the EU after Crimea’s annexation have caused upheaval in the Russian market, but law firms remain optimistic.

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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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Independent firms can still be global

6-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Independence does not rule a firm out of top-level cross-border mandates.

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Slovenia

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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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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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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Covington, Latham, Mayer Brown lead on Altice’s acquisition of Suddenlink

21-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Covington & Burling, Latham & Watkins, Mayer Brown and French firm Franklin are among the firms advising in Altice’s acquisition of US rival Suddenlink, in a deal valued at $9.1bn (£5.86m)

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Dentons hit with €60,000 damages in French employment case

12-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

A Paris employment tribunal has landed Dentons with a €60,000 damages bill after finding that the firm unlawfully made a secretary redundant immediately prior to the 2013 merger between legacy Salans and SNR Denton.

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French boutique Villey Giraud Grolleaud makes first lateral from HSF

1-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

French boutique Villey Giraud Grolleaud has made its first lateral hire since launching two years ago, picking up Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) corporate partner Frédéric Grillier.

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Reed Smith celebrates 10 years in Germany with Frankfurt launch

21-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Reed Smith has picked up a team of seven partners from rival international firms to launch in Frankfurt, its second office in Germany.

Munich

Fieldfisher hires first M&A partner to new Munich team

7-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Fieldfisher has launched a Munich corporate practice with the hire of its first M&A partner in the city.

Berlin

Orrick shuts down Berlin and Frankfurt offices leaving future of five partners unclear

28-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

US firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is shutting down its Frankfurt and Berlin offices to concentrate its German presence on Düsseldorf and Munich.

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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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Slaughters and Bonelli advise on Dufry’s €1.3bn World Duty Free acquisition

31-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Best friends Bonelli Erede Pappalardo and Slaughter and May have advised on opposite sides of Dufry’s €1.3bn (£950m) acquisition of shares in rival World Duty Free from the Benetton family, in a deal that creates the world’s biggest travel retailer.

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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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Santander

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. 

London

PLMJ opens representative office in London to boost inbound instructions

16-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Portuguese firm PLMJ is set to open its doors in London this year with a representative office led by Hugo Rosa Ferreira to capture a greater volume of work from the London legal market.

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Cuatrecasas appoints litigation head Jorge Badía as firmwide managing partner

27-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira has appointed litigation and arbitration head Jorge Badía as its new managing partner, the firm announced today. 

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Arthur Cox and Kerman & Co advise on Applegreen's €70m IPO

29-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Arthur Cox and Kerman & Co are working with Dublin-based Applegreen, as the petrol forecourt retailer set out its intention to float on Aim and its Irish equivalent, the Enterprise Securities Market (ESM).

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Skadden and Ropes pick up lead roles on Endo's $8bn acquisition of rival Par

19-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Ropes & Gray have advised Endo International on its $8.05bn acquisition of rival Par Pharmaceutical Holdings. 

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A&L Goodbody's Julian Yarr: betting on the future video

8-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

A&L Goodbody was the first Irish firm to win The Lawyer’s European Law Firm of the Year award. Managing partner Julian Yarr reveals how the firm’s attitude to innovation has led it to success.

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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.

Moscow

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.

Moscow

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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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.

Nokia

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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SAPA group GC to take top role at BG Group as Vinter retires

9-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

BG Group general counsel Graham Vinter is stepping down after seven years in the role following his company’s announced merger with energy company Shell, and will be replaced by Sapa group general counsel Tom Melbye.

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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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Novartis animal health GC moves to pharma supplier Lonza after Eli Lilly sale

9-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Novartis’s animal health division general counsel Andreas Bohrer has joined pharmaceuticals supplier Lonza as group general counsel and company secretary, after the branch was sold to Eli Lilly.

HSBC

HSBC turns to BLP in a bid to dispel tax evasion allegations

10-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

HSBC has instructed Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) for legal advice, following the leak of client accounts by whistleblower Hervé Falciani.

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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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