DLA Piper’s Prague merger bucks downsizing trend


At a time when several international firms are reconsidering their European presence – witness the closure of Chadbourne & Parke’s Kiev office, Sidley Austin’s Frankfurt office, and both Hogan ...

Taking the Eurozone crisis to court


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


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


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


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

European Briefings

Fixed overheads under Capital Requirements Regulation clarified: impact on AIFMs and UCITS managers download subscription

Eversheds 16-Sep-2014

The European Commission has published a draft regulatory technical standard on own-funds requirements for firms based on fixed overheads under article 97 of the CRR. 

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Fidal formalises best friends alliance with Mills & Reeve

15-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

French giant Fidal has chosen to formalise its ‘best friends’ arrangement with Mills & Reeve through an exclusive affiliation just months after setting out its ambitions to build its cross-border profile.


Northrop Grumman appoints BAE's Wiltshire as new European legal chief

9-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

American aerospace and defence technology company Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed a new European head of legal effective as from 1 September.


European IP group Murgitroyd's profit drops by 11 per cent as US client base grows

8-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Aim-listed European IP group Murgitroyd saw its pre-tax profits drop by 10.9 per cent during the course of the 2013/14 financial year.

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Italy: Diversity strategy

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Italian M&A activity has hit a rough patch, forcing law firms to look for alternative sources of revenue


Ireland: Lawyers wanted

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

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Special Report: Environment – Air pressure

1-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A fight to take the UK to task for breaching air pollution limits has reached Europe’s highest court, but such action could be harder to achieve in future

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