The Lawyer in Europe
As Europe begins, slowly, to emerge from recession – with the latest statistics putting EU GDP growth at 0.4 per cent for the last three months of 2013 – the first turnover figures from Continental European firms are also coming out.
Tomorrow marks the start of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games, hosted by the Russian city of Sochi. The run-up to the Games has been marked by controversy
The general counsel The Lawyer talks to each week always wax lyrical about the improved work-life balance that can be found in-house. So it’s perhaps no surprise that those who move in-house often stay there, while big companies find it easy to recruit lawyers from the top private practice firms to fill positions
Happy New Year! Or maybe that should be a Gallic Bonne Année, because European legal news in this first week of 2014 has focused almost exclusively on the Paris market.
Chinese investment into Europe is continuing apace, and law firms are keen to make every effort to grab a piece of the action. While few have gone quite as far as SJ Berwin, merging with Sino-Australian firm King & Wood Mallesons last month, more and more are trying to get a foothold in the East.
A couple of weeks ago a group of senior in-house and private practice lawyers gathered around a table at Trowers & Hamlins in London and talked Europe. The group were in the final stages of judging The Lawyer’s European Awards 2014. After sifting through the entries and engaging in some serious debate about their merits, the judges made their decisions ...
The winter party season is kicking off in London, and this week two European firms cracked open the fizzy wine and invited their friends for a drink and canapés.
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Sports giant Nike sets out to be a trendsetter in the world of sport and fashion. In legal circles the global retailer, which generates global revenues of $25bn annually, is again helping to set new trends by choosing an alliance of independent firms to cover its European legal needs over a single international firm.
One of Portugal’s biggest law firms is to launch an office in the Asia-Pacific island of East Timor at the end of this month.
Nabarro’s French best friend August & Debouzy has abandoned its European alliance, leaving the firm on the hunt for a new Paris partner.
A more confident economy is raising expectations among Portugal’s lawyers, who had turned their gaze overseas
‘Exotic’ investors and opportunities for legal work beyond M&A feature in The Lawyer’s high-level roundtable debate on south-east Europe
The Greek crisis is continuing, and while privatisation work is providing some business for lawyers, it comes at rock-bottom rates