France proves busiest recruitment market for lateral hires in 2014


Earlier this week Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom announced that it was making a rare European lateral hire – and it was a big one. Skadden has recruited Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier’s co-managing partner Olivier Diaz in a boost to its French corporate practice.

European firms put the focus on diversity


Diversity has been on the radar of several firms in the UK recently, with a number announcing that they are aiming for 30 per cent of their partners to be female within the next few years.

Russian firms turn their focus to the East in the wake of sanctions


Our upcoming special report on Russia, which will appear on 24 November, will focus on the impact of the sanctions imposed against and by the country in the wake of the Ukrainian crisis.

Garrigues’ 0.2 per cent growth signals Spanish recovery


Garrigues, Europe’s largest firm, announced this morning that it had added €600,000 to its turnover last year – growth of 0.2 per cent. The firm’s €332.5m revenue might only be slightly up on 2012/13, but it marks a return to growth after two years of decline.

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 ...

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Hamburg Bird & Bird lawyer under fire for alleged involvement in €137m embezzlement charge

17-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

A Hamburg-based Bird & Bird lawyer, and a former partner from the same office, have been drawn into a corruption trial involving one of their clients.

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Life in life sciences: Is the boom in legal services set to last?

15-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

The life sciences sector is generating millions of pounds of revenue for lawyers despite the worldwide decline in healthcare budgets and stringent regulation worldwide. With regulators closing in and costs climbing higher – is the bubble set to burst? 


European moves: 11 December 2014

11-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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

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Special report: Cyprus – Bounceback island

8-Dec-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Cyprus is still in recession, but it looks as though Russia’s favourite island will revive more quickly than was thought likely.

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Special report: Ukraine – No place for lawyers?

8-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

The Ukraine crisis has raised questions over which rule of law to follow, but the flight of international investors is giving local firms an advantage.

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Special report: European firms in London – Why London is still Lawyertown

10-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

With ever-more European firms opening in London, could the market be heading towards saturation?

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