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Taylor Wessing merges with Dutch firm Deterink for Netherlands foothold

1-Sep-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Taylor Wessing has announced a merger with Dutch firm Deterink, which will give the firm two new offices in Amsterdam and Eindhoven.

Pharmaceutical

Bristol-Myers Squibb names new French general counsel

27-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb has promoted Betty Edery to the post of general counsel for France, just over a year after making its last local head of legal appointment.

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ICL Holding GC Schwab jumps to Squire Patton Boggs after asset divestment

20-Aug-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

ICL Holding general counsel Rouven Schwab has joined Squire Patton Boggs as a partner in its chemicals industry group in Frankfurt after he oversaw a large-scale divestment process for the special chemistry group. 

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Osborne Clarke's former Belgian ally De Wolf votes to dissolve

18-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Osborne Clarke’s former Belgian ally De Wolf & Partners has voted to dissolve, with its partners departing in four main groups to join other firms or set up alone.

Munich

CMS and Squire Patton Boggs win top roles on Coats' crafts sale to Aurelius

18-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

A cross-border team from CMS has acted for Munich-based Aurelius Group on its acquisition of Coats’ European crafts business, represented by Squire Patton Boggs. 

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Latham picks up third partner from CC Germany with hire of banking head

17-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Latham & Watkins has hired Clifford Chance’s Germany banking and capital markets head Alexandra Hagelüken in its third appointment from the magic circle firm’s German offices.

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Vieira de Almeida boosts Africa and oil and gas offering with Miranda team

6-Aug-2015

Over the last few years all of Portugal’s largest firms have been focusing on diversifying their practices into the lusophone countries of Africa, principally Angola and Mozambique but also other developing jurisdictions.

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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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…on transactions with Cyprus, Bulgaria and Ireland, to the relief of businesses.

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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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Amsterdam

Taylor Wessing merges with Dutch firm Deterink for Netherlands foothold

1-Sep-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Taylor Wessing has announced a merger with Dutch firm Deterink, which will give the firm two new offices in Amsterdam and Eindhoven.

brussels

Osborne Clarke's former Belgian ally De Wolf votes to dissolve

18-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Osborne Clarke’s former Belgian ally De Wolf & Partners has voted to dissolve, with its partners departing in four main groups to join other firms or set up alone.

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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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Munich

CMS and Squire Patton Boggs win top roles on Coats' crafts sale to Aurelius

18-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

A cross-border team from CMS has acted for Munich-based Aurelius Group on its acquisition of Coats’ European crafts business, represented by Squire Patton Boggs. 

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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Pharmaceutical

Bristol-Myers Squibb names new French general counsel

27-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb has promoted Betty Edery to the post of general counsel for France, just over a year after making its last local head of legal appointment.

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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. 

Construction

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.  

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ICL Holding GC Schwab jumps to Squire Patton Boggs after asset divestment

20-Aug-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

ICL Holding general counsel Rouven Schwab has joined Squire Patton Boggs as a partner in its chemicals industry group in Frankfurt after he oversaw a large-scale divestment process for the special chemistry group. 

Munich

CMS and Squire Patton Boggs win top roles on Coats' crafts sale to Aurelius

18-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

A cross-border team from CMS has acted for Munich-based Aurelius Group on its acquisition of Coats’ European crafts business, represented by Squire Patton Boggs. 

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Latham picks up third partner from CC Germany with hire of banking head

17-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Latham & Watkins has hired Clifford Chance’s Germany banking and capital markets head Alexandra Hagelüken in its third appointment from the magic circle firm’s German offices.

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Freshfields, Macfarlanes and Pedersoli lead on Pearson's £469m sale of The Economist

12-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters, Macfarlanes and Italian firm Pedersoli have scooped top roles on Pearson’s £469m sale of a stake in the Economist Group, less than a month after the publisher sold the Financial Times. 

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VimpelCom and CK Hutchison turn to magic circle in €21.8bn Italian telecoms deal

11-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have advised CK Hutchison Holdings and VimpelCom in their €21.8bn (£15.4bn) agreement to form one of Italy’s largest telecommunications companies. 

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Simmons & Simmons to close Rome office

3-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Simmons & Simmons is set to close its office in Rome and move all of its Italian operations to its office in Milan.

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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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Portugal's Vieira de Almeida picks up 20-strong team from rival Miranda

5-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Portuguese firm Vieira de Almeida (VdA) has hired around 20 lawyers, including six partners, from rival Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados, boosting its strength in oil and gas and African work.

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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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Arthur Cox, A&O and Freshfields lead on Betfair and Paddy Power's proposed £5bn merger

26-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Arthur Cox, Allen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have won top roles on the latest proposed online betting merger between Betfair and Paddy Power. 

Pharmaceutical

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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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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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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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.  

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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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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