Taking the Eurozone crisis to court

24-Jul-2014

Last year Cypriot investors were horrified to learn that their government had agreed to a “haircut” on bank savings in order to bail the country out of the economic crisis it found itself in

Deals pick-up keeps European firms busy

26-Jun-2014

It has been a surprisingly quiet fortnight in Europe when it comes to recruitment, with only a handful of appointments to report in today’s moves round-up

Sidley Austin shuts its doors in Germany after eight years

12-Jun-2014

After a couple of years of exits from its Frankfurt office, US firm Sidley Austin has decided to call it a day in Germany. The firm confirmed this week that it was shutting down in Frankfurt, a few months after launching a review of the ...

Focusing on Europe’s special situations

29-May-2014 | Updated: 5-Jun-2014

Every week in The Lawyer we focus our attention on a different jurisdiction – often European – in our regular special reports

European 100: which firms are thriving and which merely surviving?

16-May-2014 | Updated: 5-Jun-2014

After months of research, chasing firms for figures and crunching numbers, The Lawyer European 100 2014 was published this week

Europe’s legal market climbs slowly back to health

1-May-2014

As you read this, the finishing touches are being put on the 2014 edition of The Lawyer European 100

Bonelli locks partners in as institutionalisation beckons

17-Apr-2014

Partner lock-ins normally come at a time of turmoil or change for a firm – following a merger or to stem a slew of partner departures. Bonelli Erede Pappalardo’s three-year ‘loyalty’ ...

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European moves: 24 July 2014

23-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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

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Cypriot firm launches legal action against EU over 'bail-in'

23-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Cypriot firm Dr K Chrysotomides & Co has filed a lawsuit against the EU on behalf of 51 claimants seeking compensation for losses suffered when Cyprus agreed to a ‘bail-in’ on two Cypriot banks.

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NautaDutilh mourns loss of partner killed in Malaysia Airlines crash

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Benelux firm NautaDutilh has paid tribute to IP partner John Allen, who was killed with his family in the flight MH17 plane crash last week.

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Luxembourg

Special report: Luxembourg – Money plus

14-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

As Fiat, Apple and Starbucks earn the Duchy a rap on the knuckles for its tax rules, will the government’s efforts to diversify the economy take firmer root?

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Special report: Romania – In a good place

14-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Geographically and economically, Romania is well-placed to attract foreign investment – so long as imminent elections don’t scupper its stability

Hungary

Hungary: autoboost

7-Jul-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

The government’s appetite for legislation is proving a headache for lawyers but a new civil code and an accelerating automotive industry are a great pick-me-up

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