Taking the Eurozone crisis to court

24-Jul-2014

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

26-Jun-2014

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

12-Jun-2014

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

European 100: which firms are thriving and which merely surviving?

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

After months of research, chasing firms for figures and crunching numbers, The Lawyer European 100 2014 was published this week

Europe’s legal market climbs slowly back to health

1-May-2014

As you read this, the finishing touches are being put on the 2014 edition of The Lawyer European 100

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’ ...

European Briefings

European Commission fines Servier and five generic companies for curbing entry of cheaper versions of cardiovascular medicine download subscription

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The European Commission has imposed fines totalling €427.7m on the French pharmaceutical company Servier and five producers of generic medicines.

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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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Cuatrecasas sees change at the top as succession plan completes

31-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira name partner Emilio Cuatrecasas has stepped down as president of the firm, to be replaced by CEO Rafael Fontana.

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White & Case Paris partner faces harassment case from former associate

29-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

A partner in White & Case’s Paris office is facing a ‘moral harassment’ case brought by a former associate.

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Special report: Germany – Crossing borders

28-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

As international work grows the DAX30 are expanding in-house legal teams, but Germany’s biggest companies remain critical to the country’s law firms 

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Special report: Luxembourg – Money plus

14-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

As Fiat, Apple and Starbucks earn the Duchy a rap on the knuckles for its tax rules, will the government’s efforts to diversify the economy take firmer root?

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Special report: Romania – In a good place

14-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Geographically and economically, Romania is well-placed to attract foreign investment – so long as imminent elections don’t scupper its stability

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