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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. 

Fidal seals exclusive alliance with Mills & Reeve


France’s largest law firm Fidal formalised its two-year ‘best friends’ relationship with Mills & Reeve with an ...

DLA Piper’s Prague merger bucks downsizing trend


At a time when several international firms are reconsidering their European presence – witness the closure of Chadbourne & Parke’s Kiev office, Sidley Austin’s Frankfurt office, and both Hogan ...

Taking the Eurozone crisis to court


Last year Cypriot investors were horrified to learn that their government had agreed to a “haircut” on bank savings in order to bail the country out of the economic crisis it found itself in

Deals pick-up keeps European firms busy


It has been a surprisingly quiet fortnight in Europe when it comes to recruitment, with only a handful of appointments to report in today’s moves round-up

Sidley Austin shuts its doors in Germany after eight years


After a couple of years of exits from its Frankfurt office, US firm Sidley Austin has decided to call it a day in Germany. The firm confirmed this week that it was shutting down in Frankfurt, a few months after launching a review of the ...

Focusing on Europe’s special situations

29-May-2014 | Updated: 5-Jun-2014

Every week in The Lawyer we focus our attention on a different jurisdiction – often European – in our regular special reports

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MiFID II and the trading and reporting of derivatives: implications for the buy-side download subscription

Eversheds 30-Sep-2014

The Level 2 process for MiFID 2 and MiFIR (together MiFID II), which are expected to come into force by the beginning of 2017, is under way. 

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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.


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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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


Ireland: Lawyers wanted

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

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Special Report: Environment – Air pressure

1-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A fight to take the UK to task for breaching air pollution limits has reached Europe’s highest court, but such action could be harder to achieve in future

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