Nabarro ends hunt for French ally with Lefèvre Pelletier


After six months, Nabarro’s hunt for a French firm to join its European alliance is over. On Monday the firm announced that it was signing up with Lefèvre Pelletier & Associés to fill the hole left when August ...

Heuking grows while GSK refocuses on strategy


German firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek has been one of the fastest growers in Europe in the past few years, adding lawyers and increasing turnover steadily between 2009 and 2013.

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 ...

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European moves: 16 October 2014

16-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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


Freshfields Italian arbitrator leaves for boutique

15-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Italian arbitration boutique Arblit has hired its third partner, bringing on board Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Massimo Benedettelli.


Pérez-Llorca to open London office to tap into European finance work

15-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Spanish firm Pérez- Llorca has announced the opening of a new office in London, led by corporate and finance partner Fernando Quicios.

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Special report: Finland – Triumph in adversity

20-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Finland’s economy might be struggling but firms are thriving from a stream of acquisitions, restructures and start-ups emerging in Nokia’s wake


Briefing live: Romania

20-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Panellists at The Lawyer ’s recent Romania briefing heard much to encourage them to get involved in the country


Switzerland: Peaked performance?

13-Oct-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

An innovative labour market and sophisticated business sector make Switzerland inviting to investors, but developments could diminish its appeal

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