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Sweden's Magnusson opens ninth office in three years with Hong Kong launch

26-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Swedish firm Magnusson has added a Hong Kong office through a tie-up with two-partner Hong Kong firm Odebjer Fohlin - its ninth new base in three years.

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The Lawyer European Awards unveils best referral firms on the Continent

25-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

A total of seven European firms have been named on the inaugural European Referral Firm of the Year shortlist, unveiled today ahead of The Lawyer’s European Awards next month.

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Latham & Watkins’ revenue grows by 14 per cent to reach $2.61bn

24-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Latham & Watkins’ revenue has rocketed by 14.3 per cent between 2013 and 2014, from $2.28bn to $2.61bn (£1.69bn).

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McCann FitzGerald secures AIB mandate ahead of capital restructuring

24-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

McCann FitzGerald has been appointed as the adviser to Allied Irish Banks (AIB) on its proposed capital restructuring by the Irish government.

Europe

European moves: 19 February 2015

19-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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

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Germany's Heuking reports 12 per cent revenue rise to €121m

18-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

German firm Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek has reported record revenues for 2014, with turnover hitting €121m (£89.3m) - up 12 per cent from 2013 and a rise of 66 per cent in six years.

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The Lawyer in Europe

Europe’s independent firms focus on referral networks as cross-border M&A booms

19-Feb-2015

In a world where the biggest global firms are just getting bigger – witness the recent formation of 6,500-lawyer behemoth Dacheng Dentons – it can be increasingly hard for independent firms to compete.

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Europe Analysis

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Special report: Turkey – Striking out

9-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Tough international competition means that diversification is the watchword in the Turkish legal market.

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Special report: European M&A – Mergers rising

9-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

While deal numbers were up last year, their value rocketed – and this time it’s not the US firms taking the lion’s share.

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Europe Briefings

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Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 November 2014 regards key information documents for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products.

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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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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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Berlin

MoFo boosts Berlin with data protection hires from De Brauw

2-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has turned to De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek for the hire of two data protection lawyers, including the Dutch firm’s global data privacy chair Lokke Moerel.

Amsterdam

Bakers hires seven-strong Linklaters and Houthoff Buruma corporate team in Amsterdam

30-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Baker & McKenzie has hired a seven-strong team from Houthoff Buruma and Linklaters to boost its M&A, capital markets and private equity offering in Amsterdam.  

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De Brauw notary team splits away as Dutch boutique trend gains momentum

19-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

A team of corporate law notaries from Benelux firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek have used the growth of the boutique market in the Netherlands as the catalyst to establish their own spin-off practice.

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Linklaters moves 10 financial processes staff to Warsaw after outsourcing contract ends

17-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Linklaters is relocating 10 back office staff from its London and Colchester offices to a low-cost business services centre in Warsaw.

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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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Paris

Olswang Paris office founding partner decamps for France's UGGC

16-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The former managing partner of Olswang’s Paris office has quit the firm with a team of lawyers to become banking head at French firm UGGC.

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Gide turns to Baker & McKenzie for senior operational hire

5-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Gide Loyrette Nouel has hired Baker & McKenzie’s Paris general director as its first secretary-general, responsible for implementing the firm’s corporate strategy.

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Looking to Europe: A closer look at Fieldfisher's flurry of lateral hires

4-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Fieldfisher has cast a wide net to snare lateral hires in Europe, but what is its strategy on the continent?

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Germany's Heuking reports 12 per cent revenue rise to €121m

18-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

German firm Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek has reported record revenues for 2014, with turnover hitting €121m (£89.3m) - up 12 per cent from 2013 and a rise of 66 per cent in six years.

London

Clifford Chance's Guy Norman: “If we don’t become more efficient, we will be in difficulties.”

18-Feb-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

There is a tangible air of determination around Clifford Chance these days; a sense that change is not just preferable, but vital.

Berlin

MoFo boosts Berlin with data protection hires from De Brauw

2-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has turned to De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek for the hire of two data protection lawyers, including the Dutch firm’s global data privacy chair Lokke Moerel.

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Grimaldi makes trio of lateral hires from local rivals

27-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Italian firm Grimaldi Studio Legale has added three partners to its roster, including former Allen & Overy (A&O) partner Davide D’Angelo.

Milan

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.

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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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Uría Menéndez posts record results with 3.6 per cent revenue increase to €192.1m

16-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Slaughter and May’s Iberian best friend firm Uría Menéndez has posted a 3.6 per cent increase in turnover to €192.1m (£142.4m) in 2014, thanks to an improvement in the Spanish and Portuguese economy.

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DAC Beachcroft departures stack up in Madrid

6-Feb-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Longstanding DAC Beachcroft (DACB) Madrid lead partner Pablo Wesolowski has left the firm to join 11 former colleagues at Rousaud Costas Duran (RCD).

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DAC Beachcroft insurance head Pollitt on the firm's push into Latin America

16-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Earlier this week DAC Beachcroft (DACB) announced it had signed an exclusive alliance with Madrid-based Muñoz Arribas Abogados in a further bid to boost its insurance and health practices in Spain and Latin America. 

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McCann FitzGerald secures AIB mandate ahead of capital restructuring

24-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

McCann FitzGerald has been appointed as the adviser to Allied Irish Banks (AIB) on its proposed capital restructuring by the Irish government.

Dublin

William Fry wins Irish government tender for restructuring of AIB

13-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

William Fry has emerged as the winner of the Irish Department of Finance’s tender to appoint a legal adviser to work on the potential capital restructuring of Ireland’s investments in Allied Irish Banks (AIB).

London

Ireland's Arthur Cox hires Source general counsel for London office

4-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Irish firm Arthur Cox has appointed the general counsel of exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider Source, Adrian Mulryan, as a partner in its London funds team.

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Hogan Lovells secures Court of Appeal victory in 'Putin's banker' case

27-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Hogan Lovells and Erskine Chambers have secured a Court of Appeal (CoA) judgment requiring Russian tycoon Sergei Pugachev to disclose information about discretionary trusts established in New Zealand, setting a precedent in cases involving freezing orders.

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Divisional court refers Rosneft sanctions case to EU courts of justice

9-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

A case brought by Russian oil giant Rosneft against the UK Government, challenging the legality of the EU sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis, is to go to Europe following a High Court ruling.

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Fried Frank loses 'Putin's banker' Pugachev claim to lift $2bn asset freeze

19-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has lost a first round for Russian tycoon Sergei Pugachev in the High Court after the billionaire failed in his attempt to lift a $2bn freezing order imposed in July.

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Hong Kong

Sweden's Magnusson opens ninth office in three years with Hong Kong launch

26-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Swedish firm Magnusson has added a Hong Kong office through a tie-up with two-partner Hong Kong firm Odebjer Fohlin - its ninth new base in three years.

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Finland's Roschier tempts Latham capital markets partner home from London

28-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Finnish firm Roschier has announced the hire of Latham & Watkins capital markets partner Antti Ihamuotila, bringing him back home to Helsinki after 15 years in London.

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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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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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Another arbitration boutique is born as HFW Geneva partner quits with team

6-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) Geneva partner Matthew Parish has left the firm with a team of four lawyers to establish arbitration boutique Gentium Law.

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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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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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