The Lawyer in Europe
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.
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
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 has become the latest firm to emphasise the strategic importance of Germany, through a merger with its local outfit Heisse Kursawe Eversheds.
This week saw the publication of The Lawyer European 100 2015, the only annual ranking of independent firms across Continental Europe by turnover figures.
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Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe this week became the latest in a string of mainly US-headquartered firms to slim down its German offering. The firm announced it was closing in Frankfurt and Berlin, leaving the future of five partners and several other lawyers in doubt.
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GE has reviewed its finance and M&A European legal panel and it is understood that Allen & Overy (A&O), Slaughter and May and Weil Gotshal & Manges are among the firms winning a place.
Deutsche Bank has carried out its biennial legal review and is understood to have appointed Allen & Overy (A&O), Hogan Lovells and White & Case to its roster.
All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.
Germany’s crowded and fiercely competitive market has sparked a flurry of comings and goings by international firms.
Local firms in Germany are working in an increasingly competitve market with good dealflow.
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.