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International focus: A Cypriot sea-change

A raft of new legislation that frees up investment opportunities while clamping down on corruption could be the tonic the country needs. Q: How important is it that Cyprus completes the privatisations it has planned, and why has the process been so slow? Pavlos Aristodemou, partner, Harneys: Privatisation has been the matter of a debate in Cyprus […]


A&O, Cleary, Skadden and Slaughters lead on billion-dollar Coca-Cola merger

A raft of UK, continental and US firms have advised on Coca-Cola Enterprises’ agreement to combine with Coca-Cola Iberian Partners and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke (CCEAG) to create the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler based on net revenues.  The company will be called Coca-Cola European Partners and will be incorporated in England and be publicly traded.  Cleary […]


Sunny side up: legal work picks up in Cyprus

It’s not been always plain sailing for Cyprus, but economic improvements and an increase in work have left lawyers feeling more positive. Q: The economy has picked up in the first quarter of 2015. How has this translated into legal work? Elias Neocleous, vice-chairman and head of the corporate and commercial department, Andreas Neocleous & Co: […]


Balkan firm Karanovic & Nikolic expands to Slovenia with local hire

Balkan firm Karanovic & Nikolic has opened an office in Slovenia, extending its coverage across the states of the former Yugoslavia. The firm has hired partner Marko Ketler from local firm ODI Law to head up the new venture, and is planning to increase the size of the office to around five lawyers over the […]

Last year’s European Law Firm of the Year, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

The Lawyer European Awards 2015: the shortlist

This year’s shortlisted firms, drawn from a record number of entries, stand out for their sharp and inventive strategic focus to overcome challenges Sponsored by       As the legal market around the world continues to evolve, this year’s European Awards will show how the right strategy can lead to success, even in some […]

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Kinstellar joins tiny band of international firms in Bulgaria as it launches in Sofia

Emerging markets specialist Kinstellar has announced the launch of its eighth office, opening in Bulgaria with the hire of a lawyer from Wolf Theiss. The firm has appointed Wolf Theiss senior associate Diana Dimova as a corporate partner in Sofia along with another 10 lawyers.  Kinstellar managing partner Jason Mogg said the firm would grow […]