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The Lawyer European Awards to honour Ukrainian firms

The Lawyer European Awards has become a unique fixture in the events calendar, recognising firms from 13 jurisdictions and with 12 further categories showcasing excellence in transactional work and service delivery. However, this year it takes place against a backdrop of war. The Awards will therefore celebrate the community of lawyers across Europe and highlight […]

Netherlands

Arnold & Porter launches Amsterdam office with two-strong hire

US firm Arnold & Porter has launched an office in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam as it bids to take advantage of the city’s life sciences market. The firm has hired Hoyng Rokh Monegier (HRM) partner Carla Schoonderbeek to lead the office, with HRM counsel Bart Jong also joining as a partner. It is understood […]

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Goodwin continues Munich growth with finance lateral

Goodwin has followed up on the launch of its Munich office with the hire of a leveraged finance partner from rival US firm Shearman & Sterling. Winfried Carli was a long-term Shearman lawyer, spending 22 years at his previous firm before joining Goodwin’s Munich outpost. Much of Carli’s work focuses on both domestic and cross-border […]

“We press a button daily to let everyone know we’re safe” – CMS Ukraine managing partner on how it feels to be uprooted during war

Every day, employees of CMS’ Kyiv office receive a phone alert urging them to press a button to let the rest of the displaced office know they are safe.  With operational hubs in Budapest and Western Ukraine, the office has faced unquestionable challenges as it continuously works to monitor the safety of all 65 staff […]

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Kirkland leads as cryptocurrency company files for bankruptcy

Kirkland & Ellis has won a transatlantic mandate to advise cryptocurrency loan company Celsius Network as it enters Chapter 11 proceedings in the US. London partners Kon Asimacopoulos and Hannah Crawford are leading the charge in the City, while the US deal team is helmed by New York partner Josh Sussberg, and Patrick Nash and […]

Cooley completes merger with HK associate firm

US firm Cooley will operate as a single entity in Hong Kong having completed the required three-year association period with local firm CYL & Partners. The combined entity will operate as Cooley HK and will be led by former Skadden corporate partner Will Cai. Cooley said the move was completed on 30 June and had […]

Baker McKenzie

Bakers gives the nod to three in London

A total of 75 lawyers globally have been given the nod to partner by Baker McKenzie, with three lawyers making the grade in its London office. Eight were elevated in its London office last year. While this year’s City cohort is smaller the firm made up a larger round globally of 75. This compares to […]

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A postcard from Warsaw: Big-ticket deals, but worries for the future

On a June day in 2022, The Lawyer visited several of Warsaw’s top international firms to see how this apparently thriving market is holding up four months after the launch of a war on its neighbour, Ukraine. What impact has the dramatic events of the past few months had on the city, its legal services […]

Linklaters puts financial sponsors at core of revamped APAC strategy

Magic circle firm Linklaters is to put financial sponsors at the heart of its Asia-Pacific operation after a strategy refresh led by regional managing partner William Liu. As part of the strategy, Linklaters is aiming to increase revenue by 10 per cent each year as well as making commitments to flesh out what the firm […]

US firms set to cover abortion costs for employees

Firms in the US, with workforces impacted by last week’s Supreme Court decision on abortion rights, are entering discussions with their medical insurers to determine whether they can cover out-of-state travel costs. The US Supreme Court last week overturned Roe v Wade, meaning it will be up to individual states to make decisions on abortions. […]

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European 100: Combined revenue reaches all-time high of €12.2bn

The record growth seen among swathes of US firms last year was echoed across Continental Europe, as 2021 saw the largest jump in combined revenue in the history of The Lawyer’s Euro 100 report. The combined revenue of all 100 firms for the 2021 financial year grew by roughly €1bn between 2020 and 2021, rising […]

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Ashurst unveils third US office in Texas

Ashurst has expanded further in the United States, announcing the launch of an office in Texas. The base in Austin will be its third office in the US, after New York and Los Angeles. It is expected to focus predominantly on infrastructure investment, development and finance matters in transport, social infrastructure and water. The new […]