Europe News


RTPR Allen & Overy expands competition team in Romania
Posted 24 July 2014

Valentin Berea has joined RTPR Allen & Overy in Bucharest as a partner in the competition, dispute resolution and IP practices. He is recognised by Chambers Europe for his expertise in the Romania: Competition/Antitrust section. Read more here

Hogan Lovells adds Spanish employment expertise
Posted 23 July 2014

Silvia Bauzá Hernández will join Hogan Lovells' Madrid employment practice from Gomez-Acebo & Pombo on 4th August 2014. She recognised by Chambers Europe for her expertise in the Spain: Employment section.  Read more here

Menold Bezler makes IP hire
Posted 21 July 2014

Andreas Schabenberger will leave Gleiss Lutz to join Menold Bezler in August 2014.  Schabenberger is recognised by Chambers Europe for his expertise in the Intellectual Property: Germany section.  Read more here

Dentons strengthens Romania banking and finance offering
Posted 18 July 2014

Perry Zizzi has joined Dentons in Bucharest from Clifford Chance. Zizzi, who will head the banking and finance group, is recognised by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global for his expertise in real estate and banking & finance. Read more here

PLMJ expands to Madeira
Posted 17 July 2014

Portuguese firm PLMJ has expanded its National Partners Network after signing an agreement with Madeira firm Mendes Londral & Associados. Read more here.

Fieldfisher grows Paris competition offering
Posted 14 July 2014

Co-founder of YGMA, Anne-Laure-Hélène des Ylouses has joined Fieldfisher in Paris. Chambers Europe recognises Hélène for her expertise in Competition/European Law in France.  Read more here

Morrison & Foerster announces first Europe Managing Partner
Posted 10 July 2014

Paul Friedman has been named as Morrison & Foerster’s first Europe managing partner, and will be responsible for developing the firm’s presence in London, Brussels and Berlin. See more here

Herbert Smith Freehills grows German competition offering
Posted 7 July 2014

Michael Dietrich has joined Herbert Smith Freehills in Frankfurt from Taylor Wessing.  Dietrich is recognised by Chambers Europe for his expertise in the Germany: Competition/European Law section.  Read more here

Preu Bohlig makes Munich  IP Hire
Posted 7 July 2014

Alexander Harguth has joined Preu Bohlig’s Munich office from McDermott, Will & Emery.  Harguth is recognised by Chambers Europe in the Intellectual Property: Germany section.  Read more here

Dispute Resolution Boutique,, established
Posted 4 July 2014

Hans-Georg Laimer, Martin Huger and Gerold Zeiler have left Schoenherr to form new dispute resolution firm,, in Vienna.  Chambers Europe recognises Laimer and Huger for their employment expertise, and Zeiler for his international arbitration expertise.  Read more here

Bird & Bird signs cooperation agreement in Turkey
Posted 3 July 2014

Bird & Bird has confirmed a cooperation agreement with BTS & Partners in Turkey. The announcement comes after a number of previous collaborations between the two firms. Read more here

White & Case Italy strengthens its Italy Capital Markets team
Posted 18 June 2014

Paul Alexander has joined White & Case from Linklaters. Alexander joins the firm as a local partner in Milan, and is highly regarded in debt capital markets. Read more here

Streenstrup Stordrange strengthens its tax team
Posted 16 June 2014

Ernst Ravnaas has joined Streenstrup Stordrange from Wikborg Rein. Ravnaas is recognised by Chambers Europe for his tax expertise in Norway.  Read more here.

Sidley Austin to exit Germany
Posted 9 June 2014

Sidley Austin has announced that it is to close its office in Frankfurt, marking the firm’s complete exit from Germany.  Read The Lawyer’s coverage here

Deloitte Abogados grows Employment team
Posted 6 June 2014

Fernando Bazán has joined Deloitte Abogados in Spain from CMS Albiñana.  Chambers Europe recognises Bazàn for his employment expertise in Spain. Read Expansión's coverage of Deloitte's growing team of partners here (in Spanish)

EY to hire Norbruis from Freshfields
Posted 4 June 2014 

Richard Norbruis will join EY in September, to head its global transaction law practice.  Currently at Freshfields in Amsterdam, Norbruis is recognised by Chambers Europe in the Netherlands: Corporate/M&A section.  Read The Lawyer’s commentary here

PLMJ makes tax hire
Posted 3 June 2014

Miguel C. Reis has joined PLMJ from Garrigues.  Reis is recognised by Chambers Europe  in both the  Portugal: Tax, and General Business Law: Porto sections. Read more here


Ughi e Nunziante makes tax hire
Posted 2 June 2014

Antonello Lupo has left Portolano Cavallo to join Ughi e Nunziante - Studio Legale in Rome. He is recognised by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global for his tax expertise in Italy. Read more here (in Italian)  

Gianni Origoni adds real estate finance expertise
Posted on 30 May 2014

Alessandro Stoppa has joined Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners from Paul Hastings’ Milan office.  Stoppa is recognised by Chambers Europe for his expertise in real estate and banking & finance in Italy.  Read Il Sole 24’s commentary here (in Italian)   

Norton Rose Fulbright makes Dutch corporate hire
Posted 29 May 2014

Heimon Smits has joined Norton Rose Fulbright’s Amsterdam office from Dutch firm AKD.  Smits is recognised by Chambers Europe for his Corporate/M&A expertise in The Netherlands.  Read more here  

Allen & Overy makes banking hire
Posted 29 May 2014

Attila Csongrady has joined Allen & Overy’s Bratislava office from DLA Piper’s Vienna office. Chambers Europe recognises his expertise in the Austria: Banking & Finance section.  Read more here.

Osborne Clarke makes Spain tax hire
Posted 28 May 2014

Miguel Lorán has joined Osborne Clarke’s Barcelona office from Freshfields. Chambers Europe and Chambers Global recognise Lorán for his expertise in tax in Spain. Read more here:

Pedersoli e Associati makes restructuring/insolvency hire
Posted 22 May 2014  

Alessandra Giovetti has joined Pedersoli e Associati from Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners. Giovetti is recognised by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global  for her restructuring and insolvency expertise in Italy.  Read Diritto 24's coverage of the move here (in Italian).

Public law star joins Eubelius
Posted 20 May 2014

Belgian public law heavyweight Barteld Schutyser has moved from DLA Piper to Eubelius.  Schutyser is recognised by Chambers Europe in the Belgium: Public Law section.  Read more here

Asters grows IP practice
Posted 20 May 2014

Julia Semeniy has joined Asters from Konnov & Sozanovsky.  Semeniy is recognised by Chambers Europe for her expertise in intellectual property in Ukraine.  Read more here .

Hogan Lovells makes hire in Moscow
Posted 16 May 2014

Alexander Dolgov has joined Hogan Lovells from Gide Loyrette Nouel in Moscow.  Chambers Europe recognises Dolgov for his expertise in PPP matters in Russia.  Read more here

Luther grows Düsseldorf office
Posted 16 May 2014

Luther has recruited the entire Düsseldorf team of GSK Stockmann + Kollegen.  The team, including two partners, has a corporate focus.  Read more here (in German).  

Hogan Lovells to close Prague office
Posted 14 May 2014

After a strategic review, Hogan Lovells has announced that it is to close its Prague office. This follows the closure of Norton Rose Fulbright's office at the beginning of May.  Read The Lawyer's commentary here.

Grimaldi Studio Legale adds London office
Posted 14 May 2014

Italian firm Grimaldi Studio Legale is set to open an office London.  The office will be led by Fabiou Pizzocheri, who joins the firm from Ashurst.  Read more here.

Arntzen de Besche makes employment hire
Posted 12 May 2014

Employment specialist Håvard Sandnes has joined Arntzen de Besche from Thommessen. Sandnes' expertise is highlighted by Chambers Europe in the Norway: Employment section. Read more here.

Antwerp-based boutique, Cresco Advocaten, is launched
Posted 9 May 2014

Belgian lawyer David Dessers has left AMBOS NBGO to form new firm Cresco Advocaten.  Chambers Europe recognises Dessers for his Corporate/M&A expertise.  Read more here.

Ex-Freshfields lawyer launches arbitration boutique in Germany
Posted 9 May 2014

Chambers Europe-ranked disputes lawyer Christian Borris had founded arbitration boutique Borris Hennecke Kneisel.  Borris was previously based in Freshfields' Cologne office.  Read more here.

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