Europe

European moves: 2 October 2014

2-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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

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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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Antonio Garrigues retires from firm after sixty years

1-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Antonio Garrigues has stepped down from the firm his father founded after sixty years, including over fifty in management roles at Europe’s largest independent practice.

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Heuking snares GSK team for Stuttgart launch

26-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

German firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek has picked up the Stuttgart office of Nabarro alliance partner GSK Stockmann & Kollegen, adding eight partners to its ranks.

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'Russia's Facebook' $1.5bn deal ends long-running litigation

26-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Four firms have played lead roles in a $1.47bn (£900m) transaction between two Russian online giants which brought to an end years of complex litigation.

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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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Latham & Watkins loses six-lawyer finance team in Italy to Gattai Minoli

18-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Italian firm Gattai Minoli & Partners has hired a finance team of six from Latham & Watkins in one of the biggest team moves in Italy this year. 

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Italy: Diversity strategy

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Italian M&A activity has hit a rough patch, forcing law firms to look for alternative sources of revenue

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Ireland: Lawyers wanted

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

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Europe Opinion

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Is the Bernie Ecclestone ruling a formula for injustice?

19-Aug-2014

The reaction to Bernie Ecclestone’s German settlement ignored the mechanics of the law.

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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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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.

Amsterdam

Dutch boutique Rutgers & Posch picks up Freshfields' former Amsterdam head

26-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Dutch corporate boutique Rutgers & Posch has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Robert ten Have to boost its capital markets practice.

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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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DLA Piper bulks up in Prague with local merger

1-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper has bucked the recent trend of slimming down in Eastern Europe by expanding its Prague offering through a merger with local firm Haškovcová & Co.

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Dentons appoints White & Case EMEA strategic head as European COO

31-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons has hired White & Case’s EMEA director of strategic projects Richard Singer as its new European chief operating officer (COO).

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Geneva

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.

Paris

Dentons picks up KWMSJB Paris restructuring team

24-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons has hired a partner and four associates from King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWMSJB)’s Paris office in an effort to strengthen its restructuring team, following the departure of two partners earlier this year.

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Clifford Chance scoops corporate team from Willkie Farr in Paris

3-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Clifford Chance has hired a team of three lawyers, including partner Fabrice Cohen, from Willkie Farr & Gallagher’s Paris office.

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Heuking snares GSK team for Stuttgart launch

26-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

German firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek has picked up the Stuttgart office of Nabarro alliance partner GSK Stockmann & Kollegen, adding eight partners to its ranks.

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Luther's global turnover up 12 per cent as German revenue breaks through €100m

24-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

German firm Luther has reported a 12.4 per cent rise in revenue for the 2013/14 financial year, with domestic turnover breaking through the €100m barrier for the first time.

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Morgan Lewis misses out as Akin Gump scores Bingham’s entire London office

17-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Akin Gump is to merge with Bingham McCutchen’s $52.3m (£32.1m)-turnover London office in a deal that will add 22 partners in London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong.

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Latham & Watkins loses six-lawyer finance team in Italy to Gattai Minoli

18-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Italian firm Gattai Minoli & Partners has hired a finance team of six from Latham & Watkins in one of the biggest team moves in Italy this year. 

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Reed Smith and Lindahl among firms advising on Meda’s £1.8bn acquisition of Rottapharm

5-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Reed Smith has advised alongside a raft of European firms on Swedish pharmaceuticals company Meda’s acquisition of its Italian rival Rottapharm for £1.8bn.

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DLA Piper Italy partner caught up in corruption probe

25-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

A partner in DLA Piper’s Milan office is facing trial on corruption charges related to Milan’s hosting of next year’s ‘Expo 2015’ world fair.

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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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Chadbourne pulls out of Kiev citing market turmoil

6-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Chadbourne & Parke is in the process of closing its Kiev office, citing a “problematic long-term outlook” among its reasons for pulling out of Ukraine.

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Antonio Garrigues retires from firm after sixty years

1-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Antonio Garrigues has stepped down from the firm his father founded after sixty years, including over fifty in management roles at Europe’s largest independent practice.

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Slaughters best friend Uría takes stake in Latin America's merging Prietocarrizosa and Phillipi

11-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Chilean firm Philippi and Colombian firm Prietocarrizosa are set to merge, with Spanish firm Uría Menéndez stepping up for a 30 per cent involvement in the newly created firm, Philippi Prietocarrizosa & Uría.

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Mishcon revamps international strategy following Jardim's exit

29-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Mishcon de Reya has named partner Adam Rose as its new international development head following the departure of international development director Rita Jardim.

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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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Cleary and Wachtell lead as Medtronic buys Covidien for $43bn

16-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, alongside Irish heavyweights A&L Goodbody and Arthur Cox, are leading on the mammoth $42.9bn (£25.3bn) merger of medical technology giants Medtronic and Covidien.

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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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'Russia's Facebook' $1.5bn deal ends long-running litigation

26-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Four firms have played lead roles in a $1.47bn (£900m) transaction between two Russian online giants which brought to an end years of complex litigation.

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High Court orders disclosure of documents covered by privilege in long-running Ablyazov case

8-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The High Court has ordered the disclosure of documents held by Addleshaw Goddard, Clyde & Co and Stephenson Harwood in the ongoing battle between Kazakhstan’s JSC BTA Bank and its former chair Mukhtar Ablyazov.

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Sweden's Trelleborg appoints Dometic Group’s legal head as GC

28-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Swedish polymer solutions company Trelleborg today announced that former Dometic Group general counsel Charlotta Grähs will replace Ulf Gradén as the company’s general counsel from 1 October.

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Borenius and Lawin lead as Ask.com owner IAC acquires Ask.fm

18-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Baltic firms Borenius and Lawin have taken the lead roles on the acquisition of social media site Ask.fm by questions and answers site Ask.com.

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Reed Smith and Lindahl among firms advising on Meda’s £1.8bn acquisition of Rottapharm

5-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Reed Smith has advised alongside a raft of European firms on Swedish pharmaceuticals company Meda’s acquisition of its Italian rival Rottapharm for £1.8bn.

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Geneva

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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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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Dentons hires nine-strong competition team in Turkey

20-Nov-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons has boosted its presence in Istanbul with the hire of six lawyers and three economists specialising in competition.

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