Olswang Berlin team decamps for Greenberg Traurig


A month after Olswang announced it was splitting off its Berlin office, the firm’s team of 50 lawyers and staff have found a new home at US firm Greenberg Traurig.

Italy's Portolano Cavallo launches in New York


Italian TMT firm Portolano Cavallo announced the launch of its first overseas office this week – opening in New York in a bid to better-serve its US clients

Olswang and Magnusson close doors in Berlin


The German legal market has seen more movement than most other European jurisdictions in the past couple of years – and the trend seems to be continuing.

Eversheds finalises German merger after a year of talks


Eversheds has become the latest firm to emphasise the strategic importance of Germany, through a merger with its local outfit Heisse Kursawe Eversheds.

European firms report record turnover as Continent bounces back


This week saw the publication of The Lawyer European 100 2015, the only annual ranking of independent firms across Continental Europe by turnover figures.

Dentons appeals €60,000 damages award in French employment case


When is a merger not a merger? When it concerns Dentons in France, according to arguments in a recent employment case

Orrick becomes latest international firm to slim down German presence


Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe this week became the latest in a string of mainly US-headquartered firms to slim down its German offering. The firm announced it was closing in Frankfurt and Berlin, leaving the future of five partners and several other lawyers in doubt.

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Portugal's Vieira de Almeida picks up 20-strong team from rival Miranda

5-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Portuguese firm Vieira de Almeida (VdA) has hired around 20 lawyers, including six partners, from rival Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados, boosting its strength in oil and gas and African work.


A&O, Slaughters and Weil Gotshal among winners on GE European panel

27-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

GE has reviewed its finance and M&A European legal panel and it is understood that Allen & Overy (A&O), Slaughter and May and Weil Gotshal & Manges are among the firms winning a place.

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Deutsche Bank reappoints host of firms to global panel

24-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Deutsche Bank has carried out its biennial legal review and is understood to have appointed Allen & Overy (A&O), Hogan Lovells and White & Case to its roster. 

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Ins and outs of law firms in Germany

27-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Germany’s crowded and fiercely competitive market has sparked a flurry of comings and goings by international firms.


Germany peer panel: the power balance


Local firms in Germany are working in an increasingly competitve market with good dealflow.


Anti-corruption measures are beginning to benefit Romania


Anti-corruption measures are beginning to bite but for now lawyers are pinning their hopes on work in areas such as banking, pharma and agriculture.

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