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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Anaerobic digestion can help UK reach renewable energy targets download subscription

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The energy derived from waste could help achieve the EU’s target of creating 20 per cent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb names new French general counsel

27-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb has promoted Betty Edery to the post of general counsel for France, just over a year after making its last local head of legal appointment.

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ICL Holding GC Schwab jumps to Squire Patton Boggs after asset divestment

20-Aug-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

ICL Holding general counsel Rouven Schwab has joined Squire Patton Boggs as a partner in its chemicals industry group in Frankfurt after he oversaw a large-scale divestment process for the special chemistry group. 


Osborne Clarke's former Belgian ally De Wolf votes to dissolve

18-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Osborne Clarke’s former Belgian ally De Wolf & Partners has voted to dissolve, with its partners departing in four main groups to join other firms or set up alone.

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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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