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Norton Rose Fulbright to close Prague office for second time due to “difficult” market conditions

23-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Norton Rose Fulbright is set to close its Prague office on 1 May 2014, following a review of the Czech market.

Munich

Noerr co-speaker Alexander Ritvay: We’re outgrowing the market

23-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

German heavyweight Noerr’s co-leaders reveal the secret of their firm’s success.

Novartis

Freshfields and Links partners among 500 lawyers drafted in on GSK JV with Novartis

22-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Partners at Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are among the 500 lawyers to have cashed in on the billion-dollar joint venture between Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

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Fidal sets sights on international expansion as turnover rises 1.5%

22-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

French giant Fidal is focusing on building up its cross-border capabilities in a bid to change clients’ perception of the former accountancy-tied firm.

London

Patient to succeed Lilley as Travers’ managing partner in January 2015

17-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Travers Smith’s Paris chief David Patient is set to become firm-wide managing partner when incumbent Andrew Lilley steps down from the role at the end of 2014.

Locked up

Is Bonelli's lock-in a solution to the European succession planning question?

17-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Partner lock-ins normally come at a time of turmoil or change for a firm – following a merger, or to stem a slew of partner departures.

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Bonelli locks partners in as institutionalisation beckons

17-Apr-2014

Partner lock-ins normally come at a time of turmoil or change for a firm – following a merger or to stem a slew of partner departures .Bonelli Erede Pappalardo’s three-year ‘loyalty’ ...

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Switzerland: You can dodge, but you can’t hide

21-Apr-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

As Swiss banks wait for the US authorities’ tax evasion spotlight to fall on them, law firms are drafting in extra staff to cope

Turkey Briefing Live: Plane speaking

21-Apr-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

The IMF has slashed its 2014 growth forecast for Turkey from 3.5 to 2.3 per cent. Investors are now hoping the aviation and energy markets will provide some comfort

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Emerging Markets: non-EU investment funds eligible for withholding tax refund download subscription

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The ECJ has confirmed that investment funds based outside the EU should benefit from the EU free movement of capital rule regarding investments in Europe

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Crimea and contract sanctions: a major step backwards?

25-Mar-2014

How enforceable are the EU sanctions against Russians involved in the Crimea crisis?

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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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High Court smoothes out Greek yoghurt food fight

3-Apr-2013 | By Katy Dowell

When is Greek yoghurt legally Greek yoghurt? That was the question put to Mr Justice Briggs in a major IP battle.

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Cleary, Linklaters and Sullivan advise as Coca-Cola bottler exits Greece

15-Oct-2012 | By Ruth Green

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Linklaters and Sullivan & Cromwell have gained the lead roles as Coca-Cola Hellenic (CCH) moves to switch its main listing from Athens to London following the Greek-based Coca-Cola bottler’s credit downgrading by agencies in the wake of the country’s economic crisis.

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Dutch firm Van Doorne relaunches in London with Boekel hires

11-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Dutch firm Van Doorne is reopening its London office, six years after pulling out from the City, and is hiring three partners from rival Boekel de Nerée.

Amsterdam

Freshfields, Linklaters, Stibbe lawyers team up for Dutch boutique launch

9-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Dutch legal market has gained yet another boutique with the launch of Biesheuvel Jansen Advocaten by a team of four senior associates from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters and Stibbe.

Amsterdam

Magic circle quartet split off to launch Dutch boutique

2-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

A group of four former Allen & Overy (A&O) and Linklaters lawyers have teamed up to launch the latest in a string of Dutch boutiques.

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Moscow

Russia's Egorov Puginsky takes top prize at The Lawyer European Awards 2014

21-Feb-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Russian powerhouse Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners triumphed at The Lawyer’s fifth European Awards last night, taking home the title of European Firm of the Year.

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Net debt drops 32 per cent at DLA Piper International

4-Feb-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DLA Piper International’s net debt dropped by 32 per cent in 2012/13, according to the firm’s latest LLP filings.

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Schoenherr turns Brussels rep office into fully-fledged operation

30-Jan-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Austrian firm Schoenherr is moving to staff its Brussels office full-time, after 20 years with a representative presence in Belgium.

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Fidal sets sights on international expansion as turnover rises 1.5%

22-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

French giant Fidal is focusing on building up its cross-border capabilities in a bid to change clients’ perception of the former accountancy-tied firm.

London

Cuatrecasas joins European allies in Gide London offices

15-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Iberian firm Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira has moved into empty London office space rented by French ally Gide Loyrette Nouel, as the development of the firms’ non-exclusive alliance progresses.

SFR

A&O, Ropes and Latham advise on Altice’s €17bn acquisition of SFR

9-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Allen & Overy, Ropes & Gray and Latham & Watkins have scored instructions on Altice’s acquisition of France’s second-biggest telecom operator SFR.

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Locked up

Is Bonelli's lock-in a solution to the European succession planning question?

17-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Partner lock-ins normally come at a time of turmoil or change for a firm – following a merger, or to stem a slew of partner departures.

Milan

Bonelli partners agree three-year 'loyalty' lock-in

8-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The partners of Italian firm Slaughter and May best friend Bonelli Erede Pappalardo have agreed to a three-year lock-in, as the firm continues its partnership restructuring.

Milan

Germany's Rödl takes Milan team from corporate boutique

13-Jan-2014 | By Joanne Harris

German multi-disciplinary firm Rödl & Partner has strengthened its presence in Italy with the hire of the Milan office of local M&A firm BLF Studio Legale.

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Munich

Noerr co-speaker Alexander Ritvay: We’re outgrowing the market

23-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

German heavyweight Noerr’s co-leaders reveal the secret of their firm’s success.

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Taylor Wessing anoints Hamburg IP partner Meissner as new Germany chief

8-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Taylor Wessing has elected Hamburg IP partner Andreas Meissner as its new German managing partner, following the sudden decision of Florian Ranft to step down after just one year in the job.

Berlin Germany

Eversheds' German ally launches in Berlin as full merger mooted

2-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Eversheds’ German arm Heisse Kursawe Eversheds has launched a Berlin office, ahead of a possible full merger between the firms.

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Withers turns to Appleby for pan-Europe investment push

21-Feb-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Withers has appointed a partner from offshore firm Appleby to set up a pan-European investment funds practice.

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European moves: 7 February 2013

7-Feb-2013 | By Joanne Harris

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

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European moves: 20 December 2012

20-Dec-2012 | By Joanne Harris

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

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Is Bonelli's lock-in a solution to the European succession planning question?

17-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Partner lock-ins normally come at a time of turmoil or change for a firm – following a merger, or to stem a slew of partner departures.

London

Cuatrecasas joins European allies in Gide London offices

15-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Iberian firm Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira has moved into empty London office space rented by French ally Gide Loyrette Nouel, as the development of the firms’ non-exclusive alliance progresses.

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Vieira de Almeida finds new Mozambican ally

26-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Portuguese firm Vieira de Almeida (VdA) has forged a new alliance in Mozambique, teaming up with local firm SCAN – Advogados e Consultores.

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A&L Goodbody weathers media storm after partner's baby born on NY street

27-Feb-2014 | By Joanne Harris

What do you do when one of your partners finds himself at the centre of a media storm?

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Rocket Lawyer plans further UK expansion as founder slams "slow and lazy" rival

19-Dec-2013 | By Matt Byrne

Rocket Lawyer, the US West Coast online legal services start-up that launched in the UK a year ago, is planning to expand its offering into Northern Ireland and Scotland next year.

Dublin

Mason Hayes elects new managing partner

12-Dec-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Irish firm Mason Hayes & Curran has elected litigator Declan Black as its new managing partner, replacing Emer Gilvarry.

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Sweden's Magnusson launches in St Petersburg through local merger

26-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Fast-growing Swedish firm Magnusson is merging with Russian outfit Kachkin & Partners, gifting it an office in St Petersburg - its second in Russia.

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Bird & Bird team quit Stockholm office to launch boutique

18-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

A quartet of partners from Bird & Bird in Sweden have left the firm along with six other lawyers to launch a boutique focused on emerging companies.

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Mannheimer sees turnover dip on back of sluggish M&A market

11-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Scandinavia’s biggest firm, Mannheimer Swartling, has recorded a decrease in revenue for the 2013 year following a sluggish corporate market in its home jurisdiction of Sweden.

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Freshfields hires former Cleary US capital markets partner Qureshi

9-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Freshfields has made a landmark lateral hire in the form of former Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton capital markets and US corporate partner Ash Qureshi.

Dentons

Dentons adds Baker Botts arbitrator to London, Moscow offices

7-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Dentons has hired Baker Botts partner Dominic Pellew into its international arbitration group in Russia and London.

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Rusal secures judicial review victory over London Metal Exchange

28-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Macfarlanes has helped steer Russian metals giant Rusal to a judicial review victory in the High Court over the London Metal Exchange (LME).

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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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CMS launches in Istanbul

7-Nov-2013 | By Joanne Harris

CMS has launched an office in Istanbul, becoming the latest Western firm to establish a footprint in one of Europe’s fastest-growing economies.

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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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Employment network L&E Global adds Switzerland to roster

29-Jan-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Swiss employment boutique Schmid Heinzen Humbert Lerch (SHHL) has become the sixteenth firm to join international labour law network L&E Global.

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Gide picks up Ukraine team from Beiten Burkhardt

2-Dec-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Gide Loyrette Nouel is adding a team of nine lawyers from German firm Beiten Burkhardt in Ukraine, as the latter closes down its presence in the country.

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CMS, Morgan Lewis lead as Shell signs $10bn shale gas deal with Ukraine

28-Jan-2013 | By Ruth Green

CMS Cameron McKenna, Morgan Lewis & Bockius and local firm Asters have been retained as legal advisers on the Ukrainian side of several aspects of a 50-year production sharing agreement (PSA) deal between Royal Dutch Shell and the Ukrainian government to develop the country’s untapped shale gas resources in a bid to put an end to its dependence on Russian gas supplies.

Magisters’ founding partner leaves firm for public office

7-Sep-2009 | By Tom Phillips

The co-founding partner of CIS firm Magisters has left to launch a political career in Ukraine.

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