Scandinavia

Denmark’s Kromann Reumert strengthens London office

Danish firm Kromann Reumert has moved to strengthen its London base, relocating a partner and two associates to the City and refreshing its strategy for the office. Partner Søren Skibsted relocated to London at the beginning of the year amid a change of focus for the London representative office, which will increasingly seek to build […]

IT technology

Independent trio act on $1.2bn Chinese bid for Opera Software

Chinese firm Fangda Partners is working alongside Norway’s Thommessen on Qihoo 360’s $1.2bn acquisition of Norwegian software company Opera. The offer has been made by a consortium of Chinese companies led by Chinese internet security company Qihoo 360. Fangda, led by Beijing corporate partner Tan Peng, is acting for existing client Qihoo 360 and the […]

DLA merges with Finnish firm to create pan-Nordic practice

DLA Piper has opened its third office in the Nordic region after merging with Finnish firm Peltonen LMR. The merger means that DLA now has over 200 lawyers in the region and has offices in Finland, Norway and Sweden. As part of efforts to boosts DLA’s presence in the region the new office will “integrate […]

denmark copenhagen

Kennedys increases Nordic presence with trio of deals

Kennedys has added to its presence in the Nordics by merging with its Danish associated firm Erritzøe and signing up firms in Norway and Sweden as new associates. Erritzøe will become a full Kennedys office, led by senior partner Morten Erritzøe Christensen. The four-partner firm became a Kennedys associated office in 2012. The new associated offices […]

Pal Wien Espen

Telenor suspends GC as corruption probe into VimpelCom deepens

Norwegian telecoms operator Telenor has suspended its general counsel and chief financial officer amidst a corruption investigation into VimpelCom, in which it owns a large stake. Telenor, which is 54 per cent owned by the Norweigian state, revealed on Wednesday night (11 November) it had “temporarily relieved CFO Richard Olav Aa and general counsel Paal […]

Helsinki

Former Akin Gump Geneva head confirmed as US Ambassador to Finland

The former head of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s Geneva office, Charles Adams, has been confirmed as the next US Ambassador to Finland. Adams’ nomination by president Barack Obama was confirmed by the US Senate on Wednesday (24 June) and he will take up his new duties at the end of July. Arbitration partner […]

Stockholm

Modern Times Group general counsel to depart following Sweden relocation

Modern Times Group (MTG) general counsel Jonny Searle is leaving the company following a relocation of the legal function to Sweden. The media company, which owns broadcasting group Viasat, has appointed Susan Gustafsson as its new general counsel based in its Stockholm headquarters. Searle joined the company in 2002 from Ashurst and led the legal function […]

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