The Lawyer in Europe
When is a merger not a merger? When it concerns Dentons in France, according to arguments in a recent employment case
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.
Of all the major European jurisdictions, Paris saw the greatest amount of lateral hiring last year – and the trend is continuing into 2015.
Germany has been a large part of Clifford Chance’s European operations for years, ever since 2000 when it merged with Pünder Volhard Weber & Axster. Some 15 years on from that merger, change is afoot
In a world where the biggest global firms are just getting bigger – witness the recent formation of 6,500-lawyer behemoth Dacheng Dentons – it can be increasingly hard for independent firms to compete.
The European legal market has been shaken by a flurry of lateral hires over the past week, with firms including Baker & McKenzie , Fieldfisher and Morrison ...
The annual M&A league tables are coming out and it’s good news. Globally, M&A activity was back to pre-crisis levels in 2014
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Some six years after launching in London, Greenberg Traurig’s CEO Richard Rosenbaum is convinced that the City is the key to making the firm the world’s top legal real estate brand.
Reed Smith has picked up a team of seven partners from rival international firms to launch in Frankfurt, its second office in Germany.
Bird & Bird has announced that it has applied to the Luxembourg bar for approval to launch in the Grand Duchy, its 28th office worldwide.
Sanctions imposed by the EU after Crimea’s annexation have caused upheaval in the Russian market, but law firms remain optimistic.
Czech and Slovakian firms are in high demand but the internationals have found the market
Be strong and think fast are the rules if you want to succeed in this troubled region. The shortlisted firms for our European awards show the way.