International

Spotlight: How Mishcon overturned an $11bn arbitration award

At The Lawyer Awards this week, seven teams were shortlisted for the Litigation team of the year prize. They were Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Mayer Brown, Lewis Silkin, Mishcon de Reya, TLT, and joint entries from Browne Jacobson and Bevan Brittan, and Addleshaw Goddard and McDermott Will & Emery. While Addleshaws and McDermott, and […]

Stockholm

Linklaters team defects in Stockholm

A seven-lawyer real estate team led by one of Linklaters’ longest-serving partners in Stockholm has left the firm to join a local player. Longstanding real estate partner Magnus Lidman retired from the Linklaters partnership earlier this year, but has re-emerged as the star name among this group leaving to join Sweden’s Gernandt & Danielsson (G&D). […]

TV show triggers partner dismissal and internal review at Euro 100 firm

Danish firm Horten is undertaking a thorough internal review following the release of a TV documentary series that engulfed the firm in scandal and resulted in the dismissal of a key partner. The firm published a statement last week saying that insolvency partner Nicolai Dyhr had left the firm with immediate effect and that it […]

Stranded planes

$300m Ukrainian aircraft claim thrown out by Commercial Court

As the mammoth Russian aircraft claim make its way to trial in October, a similar case involving jets stranded in Ukraine has been struck out. The smaller Ukrainian aircraft claim has been stayed by the Commercial Court in a judgment handed down today. Aircraft lessor claimants represented by Herbert Smith Freehills, Hausfeld and McGuireWoods have […]

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The Passport: Latham’s City office is steaming ahead of Germany

Welcome to The Passport, your regular round-up of the most important stories to come from the European legal market. In this edition we compare and contrast Latham’s City performance and how it’s faring in Germany; and why A&O Shearman associates in Central and Eastern Europe might be better off looking for partnership elsewhere. Latham’s German […]

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De Brauw faces further challenge over Royal Imtech claim

Dutch firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is hoping that the latest claim it faces from the trustees of a bankrupt engineering client will be its last, as a dispute between the pair continues to run after almost a decade. De Brauw’s annual report showed that a Rotterdam court had permitted an appeal to a decision […]

Amsterdam, Holland

De Brauw’s investment costs hit €19.3m after office kit-out

Dutch firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek grew by 9 per cent in the 2023 financial year, recording a record revenue of €192.7m (£164m). The result sees it fall desperately short of double-digit growth from the previous year’s €176.8m (£150.5m). The firm saw a series of significant outlays to its cash position over the course of […]

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Latham set for double blow as German teams exit for US rivals

Latham & Watkins is set to lose two teams in Germany, hitting the firm’s restructuring and equity capital markets capabilities in Hamburg and Frankfurt. The Lawyer understands that a two-partner restructuring team will leave to join Willkie, while a separate two-partner team is joining White & Case strengthening the latter’s equity capital markets practice. White & […]

Berlin

Eversheds set to close Berlin office

Eversheds Sutherland is set to close in Berlin after a thorough review of its German business. Berlin is a relatively small office for Eversheds, housing 14 lawyers and business services staff in total. Of those, two are partners in Carsten Brüninghaus (tax) and Christian Hilpert (restructuring, and banking and finance). Hilpert is not a full-time […]