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Fieldfisher reports 9 per cent revenue rise at half year as it eyes Dutch launch

21-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Fieldfisher has recorded a revenue of £54.3m for the first six months of the 2014/15 financial year.

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Squire Patton Boggs and Bonelli collaborate on Rai Way €280m Italian IPO

21-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Squire Patton Boggs and Italian firm Bonelli Erede Pappalardo have advised Italian transmission tower operator Rai Way on its €280m (£222m) IPO this week on the Italian stock exchange.

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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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Pérez-Llorca wins Spanish airport IPO deal with €1 fee

21-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Spanish firm Pérez-Llorca has secured the instruction to advise the Spanish airport operator Aena (Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea) on its upcoming flotation for a fee of just €1.

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ClientEarth wins EU court ruling on UK air quality case

19-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Not-for-profit legal group ClientEarth has won a ruling at Europe’s highest court, enabling it to pursue the UK Government for breaches of EU air quality standards in the Supreme Court.

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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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Russian firms turn their focus to the East in the wake of sanctions

13-Nov-2014

Our upcoming special report on Russia, which will appear on 24 November, will focus on the impact of the sanctions imposed against and by the country in the wake of the Ukrainian crisis.

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Special report: European firms in London – Why London is still Lawyertown

10-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

With ever-more European firms opening in London, could the market be heading towards saturation?

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Special report: Kazakhstan – a safe haven in the CIS

10-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Far from being hindered by the sanctions on Russia, Kazakhstan is benefiting

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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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Dentons adds former Brodies competition head to Brussels team

3-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons has hired the former head of EU competition law at Scottish firm Brodies, Mark Clough QC, to its Brussels office as senior counsel.

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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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Osborne Clarke's former ally De Wolf sets out independence stall

5-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Osborne Clarke’s former Belgian ally De Wolf & Partners has set out a new growth strategy, with plans to expand its work in Africa as well as Europe.

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Kinstellar joins tiny band of international firms in Bulgaria as it launches in Sofia

3-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Emerging markets specialist Kinstellar has announced the launch of its eighth office, opening in Bulgaria with the hire of a lawyer from Wolf Theiss.

London

Mid Europa Partners turns to White & Case for first legal hire

15-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Private equity house Mid Europa Partners has appointed its first legal counsel, hiring White & Case senior associate Jana Philip.

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DLA Piper demonstrates commitment to CEE with Prague expansion

4-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper’s Central & Eastern European managing partner Krzysztof Wiater has pledged his firm’s committment to the region in the wake of its Czech bolt-on.

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The long, hard road to Morocco

10-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

A diverse range of law firms are now battling for work in the former French bastion

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Wachtell, Cravath and Bredin Prat drafted to advise on Publicis-Sapient £2.3bn deal

5-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz advised French advertising company Publicis Groupe in a £2.3bn deal to buy US digital specialist Sapient which was represented by Cravath Swaine & Moore and Bredin Prat.

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Dentons launches permanent Casablanca base with raid on UGGC

5-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons has put a permanent team on the ground in Morocco for the first time with the hire of two partners from French firm UGGC & Associés.

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Pinsents moots international real estate ambitions

5-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Pinsent Masons’ blossoming overseas real estate teams reveal a hint of what direction the firm will take as a new generation of leaders arrive at the helm.

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Mayer Brown client UBS loses complex derivatives case in High Court

4-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The High Court has today thrown out claims brought by UBS against a German water company over $340m of complex derivatives issued by the bank which defaulted during the financial crisis.

London

Akin negotiates more space at Bingham's 41 Lothbury office

21-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is understood to be negotiating to take the seventh floor at 41 Lothbury having taken over Bingham McCutchen’s lease on the fifth and sixth floors with immediate effect.

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Squire Patton Boggs and Bonelli collaborate on Rai Way €280m Italian IPO

21-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Squire Patton Boggs and Italian firm Bonelli Erede Pappalardo have advised Italian transmission tower operator Rai Way on its €280m (£222m) IPO this week on the Italian stock exchange.

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Italian boutique expands with three partner hires

3-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Italian corporate boutique Giovannelli e Associati, which was launched last year by a team from Ashurst, has expanded with the addition of another three partners.

Milan

Freshfields Italian arbitrator leaves for boutique

15-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Italian arbitration boutique Arblit has hired its third partner, bringing on board Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Massimo Benedettelli.

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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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Pérez-Llorca wins Spanish airport IPO deal with €1 fee

21-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Spanish firm Pérez-Llorca has secured the instruction to advise the Spanish airport operator Aena (Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea) on its upcoming flotation for a fee of just €1.

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Garrigues returns to growth with marginal revenue rise to €332.5m

30-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Europe’s largest firm, Iberian giant Garrigues, has announced a marginal rise of 0.2 per cent in its 2013/14 turnover along with the promotion of seven to its partnership.

London

Pérez-Llorca to open London office to tap into European finance work

15-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Spanish firm Pérez- Llorca has announced the opening of a new office in London, led by corporate and finance partner Fernando Quicios.

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BLM and Keoghs and Simpson Marwick win spots on new Hastings Direct panel

30-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

BLM, Keoghs and Simpson Marwick have been appointed to insurance broker Hastings Direct’s new slimline claims defendant panel.

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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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Pepeliaev Group to open two offices in Russia to target Asian market

13-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Russian firm Pepeliaev Group is set to launch two new offices in Russia’s far east to home in on Asian markets following a reduction in Western investment.

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Latham triumphs in London Metal Exchange Court of Appeal hearing

8-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Latham & Watkins has won a Court of Appeal hearing for the London Metal Exchange (LME) against Marcfarlanes client Rusal, finding that the exchange had acted fairly and lawfully in imposing new requirements for warehouses.

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Fried Frank picks up Stephenson Harwood role on oligarch battle

30-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Russian tycoon Sergei Pugachev has switched counsel from Stephenson Harwood partner John Fordham to Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson for the latest stage of his $2bn injunction battle at the High Court. 

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Eversheds eyes Nordic economies as it merges with Helsinki firm

3-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds has merged with Finnish full-service firm Juridia Bützow to form JB Eversheds.

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CVC turns to Freshfields for €700m Paroc acquisition

27-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

CVC has turned to long-standing adviser Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has for its €700m (£551m) acquisition of Helsinki-based Paroc.

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Kromann Reumert and Reed Smith advise on exclusive licence for Ebola vaccine

24-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Reed Smith and Danish firm Kromann Reumert advised Bavarian Nordic on a licence and supply agreement for approximately $187m to grant its Ebola vaccine exclusively to Johnson & Johnson company Crucell Holland.

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France's Jeantet launches in Switzerland with DLA Piper hire

25-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

French firm Jeantet Associés has launched an office in Geneva, its third office outside Paris, in a bid to meet client demand from Swiss clients and those wanting to invest in the country.

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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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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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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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