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Withers scores KWM financial markets chief Luciano as Italian push continues

Withers has signed its fourth new Italian practice group head in the space of five months, taking King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin's (KWM) Andrea Luciano on to lead the financial services...

30 Sep 2014 | 00:07 | secure

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Skadden, A&O, Sidley and Hengeler grab roles on $17bn Merck acquisition

Skadden, Allen & Overy and Sidley Austin are among the firms acting on German pharmaceutical company Merck's $17bn (£10.5bn) acqui...

29 Sep 2014 | 13:15 | secure

Latham loses six-lawyer Milan finance group to corporate boutique

Latham & Watkins has lost a team of six finance lawyers from its Milan office, including banking and finance group chair Riccardo A...

18 Sep 2014 | 11:09 | secure



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


The Crimean crisis – is it still business as usual for Russia?

As the EU and US threaten tougher sanctions and Russia remains defiant, trading conditions are still secure – for now

04 Apr 2014 | 00:10 | secure


With KWM set to close in Berlin, is German strategy still a sticking point for global firms?

On 14 March King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWM) announced that it is to close its Berlin office by May, following a strategic review of its presence in Germany.

20 Mar 2014 | 13:25 | secure


Making sense of the next move in banking reform

In-house counsel sitting in financial institutions across the City could not be blamed for thinking that trying to make sense of the banking reform agenda at the moment is like trying to solve the Rubik's Cube in the dark. With competing priorities...

10 Mar 2014 | 15:30 | secure

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