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Looking above and beyond – what independent Iberian law firms are doing to survive in a post-crisis legal world

Spain and Portugal have both been in the doldrums for several years as a result of the global financial and eurozone crises, and law firms are quick to admit that they have felt their ill-effects.

26 Nov 2014 | 00:41 | secure

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Enthusiasm and perseverance – Hengeler Mueller's Georg Seyfarth on increasing competition and his firm's global strategy

The German economy may look sluggish but Hengeler Mueller co-managing partner Georg Seyfarth remains upbeat, he tells Dominic Carman

24 Nov 2014 | 00:12 | secure

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Linklaters and Freshfields top tables for UK and Europe M&A as total deal value soars

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters have topped the UK and European M&A rankings by deal volume and value for the first three quarters of 2014.

08 Oct 2014 | 00:26 | secure

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Oil and troubled waters - analysing Strasbourg’s €1.8bn award against Russia

Last week was a good week, to say the least, for Mikhail Khodorkovsky, recently released from a Russian jail. A complex story of punitive tax assessments on his former company, Yukos, has led to a judgment of €1.9bn (£1.5bn) in Strasbourg against R...

11 Aug 2014 | 12:19

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Russia under sanctions: no longer business as usual

These are dark days for businesses - and their lawyers - who have been working for many years to develop trade and investment flows between Russia and other countries, as Morgan Lewis Moscow chief Brian Zimbler reports

01 Aug 2014 | 11:13

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Let the right ones in – what impact will Switzerland's new immigration rules have on the country's legal profession?

"Wonderful news for national sovereignty and freedom lovers throughout Europe."

17 Jun 2014 | 13:09 | secure

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Dealmaker: Leah Dunlop

Hogan Lovells' Italy corporate head on saving a press party from disaster, amusing language translations and a football-related moral dilemma

04 Jun 2014 | 09:53 | secure

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Strength to strength – the law firms benefitting from Ireland's recovering economy

A report from Forbes magazine in December placed Ireland at the top of its 'The Best Countries for Business 2013' list after finishing sixth the previous year

22 May 2014 | 13:45 | secure

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The Italian job – why Snam's legal department is embarking on a 'cultural transformation'

In 2012 Italy's domestic natural gas market leader, Snam, became a public company independent from Eni, its parent company.

09 May 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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The deep freeze – how are the Russia and Ukraine sanctions affecting offshore law firms?

Risk, uncertainty and more than a whiff of political sensitivities – hardly the stuff of lawyers' dreams.

25 Apr 2014 | 11:00 | secure

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