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Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek to open in Stuttgart
Posted 29 September 2014

German firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek has announced the opening of a new office in Stuttgart, formed principally of lawyers hired from GSK Stockmann. The GSK Stockmann team will join on 1 January 2015.  Read more here.

Six-lawyer banking team joins Gattai Minoli & Partners
Posted 22 September

A six-lawyer team, including Riccardo Agostinelli and Lorenzo Vernetti, have joined Gattai Minoli & Partners from Latham & Watkins in Milan, with the firm rebranding to Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners.  Agostinelli  and Vernetti are both recognised by Chambers Europe in the Italy Banking & Finance section.  Read more here (in Italian).

Dentons adds expertise in Prague
Posted 18 September 2014

Ladislav Smejkal and Jiří Tomola have joined Dentons from White & Case in Prague. Chambers Europe recognises Mr Smejkal as a leading Czech employment lawyer, and Mr Tomola as a rising star of the Restructuring & Insolvency market. Read more here.

Mills & Reeve and FIDAL announce alliance
Posted 16 September 2014

UK firm Mills & Reeve and French firm FIDAL have signed a new memorandum which will enhance both firms' international reach. Read more in English here and French here.

Bilgiç Avukatlık Ortaklığı makes finance hire
Posted 16 September 2014

Haluk Bilgiç has joined Bilgiç Avukatlık Ortaklığı, the rebranded associated office of Chadbourne & Parke from Gide Loyrette Nouel's affiliated Turkish office Özdirekcan Bilgiç Dündar Attorney Partnership in Istanbul.  Bligiç is recognised by Chambers Europe for his expertise in the Turkey: Banking & Finance section.  Read more here.

Heenan Paris established
Posted 10 September 2014

Following the dissolution of Canadian firm Heenan Blaikie, the firm's Paris office has established an independent firm, Heenan Paris.  Its partners include Sophie Scemla, who is recognised by Chambers Europe in the France Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime section.  Read more here.

Liedekerke makes environment hire
Posted 8 September 2014

Dominique Devos has joined Liedekerke from DLA Piper in Brussels.  Devos is recognised by Chambers Europe for his expertise in the Belgium: Environment section.  Read more here.

Tark Grunte Sutkiene to merge with Baltic Legal Solutions
Posted 8 September 2014 

Lithuanian law firms Tark Grunte Sutkiene and Baltic Legal Solutions are set to merge.  The new firm, operating under Tark Grunte Sutkiene’s name, will house more than 90 lawyers in Villinius and over 150 across the Baltic.  Read more here.

Germany office adds Capital Markets expert
Posted 5 September 2014

White & Case strengthen its Frankfurt office with the addition of partner Gernot Wagner from Allen & Overy. Wagner is recognised in Chambers Europe in Capital Markets. Read more here. 

Turkish firms announce merger
Posted 4 September 2014

Turkish firms, Davutoglu Attorneys At Law and Bener Law Firm are to merge on 1 September 2014.  Both firms are recognised in Chambers Europe’s Turkey: Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A sections.  Read CEE Legal Matters’ commentary here. 

Clifford Chance makes Paris private equity hire
Posted 3 September 2014

Fabrice Cohen has joined Clifford Chance's Paris office from Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Cohen is recognised by Chambers Europe in the France Private Equity: High-end Capability section.   Read more here.

Squire Patton Boggs makes adds structured finance expertise
Posted 2 September 2014

Jens Rinze has joined Squire Patton Boggs from Sidley Austin in Frankfurt.  Rinze is recognised by Chambers Europe in the Germany Capital Markets: Structured Finance section.  Read The Lawyer’s coverage here.

DLA Piper merges with Haskovcova&Co in Czech Republic
Posted 01 September 2014

DLA Piper has merged with Haskovcova&Co, with two partners and seven lawyers joining the firm. Haskovcova&Co’s former managing partner, Thu Nga Haškovcová, will also become country managing partner of the Prague office. Read more here.

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