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A&O, Slaughters and Weil Gotshal among winners on GE European panel

27-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

GE has reviewed its finance and M&A European legal panel and it is understood that Allen & Overy (A&O), Slaughter and May and Weil Gotshal & Manges are among the firms winning a place.

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Deutsche Bank reappoints host of firms to global panel

24-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Deutsche Bank has carried out its biennial legal review and is understood to have appointed Allen & Overy (A&O), Hogan Lovells and White & Case to its roster. 

Europe

European moves: 23 July 2015

23-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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

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McDermott targets Cuba opening with full-service offering venture

22-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

McDermott Will & Emery has announced intentions to target the Cuban market with a full-service venture in La Habana, set up through an agreement with independent Spanish firm Olleros Abogados.

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Winston & Strawn to close Geneva office

16-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Winston & Strawn is to shut its Geneva office at the end of September, putting London and Paris at the heart of its international arbitration practice.  

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Bird & Bird reports 6 per cent rise in turnover for 2014/15

15-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Bird & Bird has become the latest firm to announce its 2014/15 financial results, confirming a 6.4 per cent rise in turnover from €305.6m to €325.5m.

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Olswang Berlin team decamps for Greenberg Traurig

23-Jul-2015

A month after Olswang announced it was splitting off its Berlin office, the firm’s team of 50 lawyers and staff have found a new home at US firm Greenberg Traurig.

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Ins and outs of law firms in Germany

27-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Germany’s crowded and fiercely competitive market has sparked a flurry of comings and goings by international firms.

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Germany peer panel: the power balance

27-Jul-2015

Local firms in Germany are working in an increasingly competitve market with good dealflow.

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​Legal implications arising from a Grexit

15-Jul-2015

While the chances of Greece leaving the eurozone have diminished a Grexit still remains possible.

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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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Pinsents Masons opens Brussels office to capitalise on EU uncertainty

10-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Pinsent Masons has announced it is launching an office in Brussels before the UK votes on whether to leave the EU.

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Strelia adds insolvency team with Taylor Wessing hire

1-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Belgian boutique Strelia has added an insolvency specialist to its ranks with the hire of Taylor Wessing partner Bart de Moor and two senior associates.

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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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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Ashurst and Linklaters act on Schneider's £1.3bn reverse takeover of Aveva

20-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Ashurst and Linklaters have won top roles on the £1.3bn reverse takeover of engineering software company Aveva Group by French-based Schneider Electric. 

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Cleary and Linklaters act as Anglo American sells £992m stake in Lafarge Tarmac

17-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Linklaters have acted on the £992m sale of Anglo American’s 50 per cent interest in Lafarge Tarmac.  

Paris

Gide loses finance partner Arsanios to Reed Smith in Paris

2-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Gide Loyrette Nouel is set to lose another lawyer in Paris as finance partner Fernand Arsanios departs to join Reed Smith’s financial industry group.

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Greenberg Traurig launches in Germany with Olswang team

14-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

US firm Greenberg Traurig has picked up Olswang’s Berlin team to launch in Germany, its fourth European office.

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Jones Day and Skadden lead on $12.5bn beauty merger between P&G and Coty

9-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Jones Day and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have won top roles advising on the $12.5bn (£8.13bn) merger of Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) beauty business into Coty.

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Kirkland picks up Latham Munich founder Kirchner

2-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Kirkland & Ellis has recruited Latham & Watkins’ Munich founding partner Jörg Kirchner in a continuation of high-profile partner hires by US firms in Europe.

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Giambrone claimants win case but face fight for damages payout

13-Jul-2015 | By Katy Dowell

Claimants in the group action against Giambrone & Law scored a High Court victory this week. The outcome might be bittersweet however, after the firm’s indemnity insurers said there was no money left to claim.

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Withers make up five to partnership in slightly reduced promotions round

9-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Withers has promoted five lawyers to partnership across its London, Milan and San Francisco offices, including two special counsel and heads of department. 

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Italy's Portolano Cavallo launches in New York

7-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Italian TMT-focused firm Portolano Cavallo has launched in New York, hiring former DLA Piper partner Emily Maxwell to support its new offering.

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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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Latham and Sullivan act on Teva's $40.5bn purchase of pharma rival Allergan

27-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Latham & Watkins and Sullivan & Cromwell have won top roles on one the largest pharma M&A transactions of 2015, as Teva Pharmaceutical Industries agrees to buy Dublin-based Allergan for $40.5bn (£26bn). 

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Belfast firm Tughans under fire over £7m 'earmarked for politician' as Nama row escalates

6-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

An Irish MP has alleged that £7m in an account controlled by Ian Coulter, the former managing partner of Belfast firm Tughans, may have been intended to facilitate payments to a Northern Irish politician in connection to the sale of assets by the Irish National Asset Management Agency (Nama).

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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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High Court orders Berezovsky trustees to pay £12.6m legal fee to Addleshaws

28-Jul-2015 | By Katy Dowell

The High Court has ordered the trustees of Boris Berezovsky’s estate to hand over more than £12m in unpaid legal fees to Addleshaw Goddard.

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Costs called into question as Supreme Court calls on amicus curiae for Ablyazov battle

22-Jul-2015 | By Katy Dowell

4 Stone Buildings’ Jonathan Crow QC has been instructed by the Attorney General’s Office as an amicus curiae to assist the Supreme Court in the next stage of the long-running battle between JSC BTA Bank and its former chairman Mukhtar Ablyazov.

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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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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Winston & Strawn to close Geneva office

16-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Winston & Strawn is to shut its Geneva office at the end of September, putting London and Paris at the heart of its international arbitration practice.  

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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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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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