Vieira de Almeida boosts Africa and oil and gas offering with Miranda team


Over the last few years all of Portugal’s largest firms have been focusing on diversifying their practices into the lusophone countries of Africa, principally Angola and Mozambique but also other developing jurisdictions.

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

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Shepherd and Wedderburn 3-Sep-2015

Decision of relevance to international employers who have employees in EU member states.

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Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët taps Irish Distillers for GC replacement

4-Sep-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët has hired its sister company Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard’s legal head Carlton Greer as its new general counsel.


European moves: 3 September 2015

3-Sep-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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


Taylor Wessing merges with Dutch firm Deterink for Netherlands foothold

1-Sep-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Taylor Wessing has announced a merger with Dutch firm Deterink, which will give the firm two new offices in Amsterdam and Eindhoven.

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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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