Dentons powers on with European expansion through Luxembourg merger


The ongoing expansion of the world’s largest law firm, Dentons, continued this week with its fifth merger in a year. However unlike the firm’s previous 2015 tie-ups in the US and Asia-Pacific, the latest bolt-on adds just 34 lawyers to Dentons’ global empire.

European firms spearhead global collaboration initiatives


In these days of increasing globalisation ways to retain your independence while boosting your appeal to international clients are key.

BLP becomes second firm to boost Berlin real estate this year


Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has strengthened its Berlin real estate team with the hire of six lawyers from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. The move follows Orrick’s decision to shut down in both ...

Taylor Wessing breaks into the Netherlands with local merger


It has been a busy summer in the Benelux legal market with a number of moves to and from firms in Belgium and the Netherlands.

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

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Serbia: post-privatisation law changes could put off investors download

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Burden of restitution of confiscated property is being transferred from the state to the investors.

Europe News


European moves: 25 November 2015

25-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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


Dentons expansion continues with Luxembourg tie-up

25-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons has announced its fifth merger of 2015, confirming a tie-up with Luxembourg firm OPF Partners.


Gleiss Lutz replaces Loges with duo of managing partners

25-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

German firm Gleiss Lutz has elected Alexander Schwarz and Michael Arnold as co-managing partners to replace outgoing chief Rainer Loges, who is stepping down after eight years in the role.

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Capital gains: European firms in London

9-Nov-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

New arrival Macchi di Cellere Gangemi takes the total of European firms in London to nearly 40. Why do they come and why do they stay, even through an economic crisis?


Special report: CIS – power change

6-Nov-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

With a traditionally strong energy market hit by political instability, CIS nations are diversifying into green energy. Will law firms do the same?

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Motor drive: Bulgaria special report

2-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Bulgaria is a vibrant car components and business process outsourcing centre, while its IT and telecoms sectors are catching the eye of investors too.

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