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Czech and Slovak firms launch CEE network to expand regional offering

Czech firm Tomicek Legal and Slovak firm Fox Martens have teamed up to launch a regional referral network, CEE Attorneys, with the aim of expansion throughout the region. The two founding firms are planning to expand the network to the other ‘Visegrad Group’ countries – Hungary and Poland – as well as surrounding Central and […]

Eversheds helps Impetus clean up in T Shea waste management deal

Eversheds has advised waste management company Impetus on its acquisition of UK waste transfer station operator T Shea. Impetus, which was backed by private equity house Agilitas in 2013, is one of the largest waste management companies in the North-east of England. Impetus has built Europe’s largest commercial and industrial waste processing facility at its site […]


Franklin adds four-strong Paris competition team from Bird & Bird

French firm Franklin has hired a partner from Bird & Bird’s Paris office to develop a new competition and distribution practice. Julie Catala Marty joins Franklin to head up the team, alongside one associate and two trainees from Bird & Bird. Another associate is joining from Vogel & Vogel. Catala Marty was previously a partner […]

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Susskind: Law firms should borrow from the auditors and diversify

The accountants’ reaction to the volatile market of the 1980s is a valuable exercise in change strategy for today’s legal sector. In the mid-1980s, Ernst & Whinney (now EY), ran an ad campaign, with the following slogan: ‘We don’t just add up. We also help you multiply’. This pithily captured the mood of the then […]


A&O, HSF and Linklaters advise on TSB £1.7bn takeover by Spain’s Banco Sabadell

Allen & Overy (A&O), Linklaters and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) were drafted in to advise on the £1.7bn sale of TSB, Britain’s seventh-biggest bank, to Spanish bank Banco Sabadell, which was accepted this morning (20 March 2015). A cross-border team from A&O’s UK and Spanish offices acted for Banco Sabadell. Corporate partner Richard Browne led […]

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