Europe News


Abreu Advogados appoints new managing partner
Posted 07 November 2014

Duarte de Athayde has been appointed as Managing Partner of Abreu Advogados, where he has been a partner since 2006. De Athayde is recognised by Chambers Europe for his tax expertise in Portugal. Read more here.

August & Debouzy adds Environment expert
Posted 07 November 2014

Vincent Brenot has joined August & Debouzy from Willkie Farr & Gallagher in Paris.  Brenot is recognised by Chambers Europe for his expertise in Environment and Public Law in France.  Read more here.

Kinstellar opens in Bulgaria
Posted 05 November 2014

Wolf Theiss’ Diana Dimova is one of several lawyers set to join Kinstellar to open the firm’s new office in Sofia, Bulgaria.  Dimova is recognised by Chambers Europe in the Bulgaria: corporate/commercial section. Read more here.

Tax boutique Gonçalo Leite de Campos Associados established in Portugal
Posted 29 October 2014

Gonçalo Leite de Campos has left Sérvulo & Associados to establish tax boutique Gonçalo Leite de Campos & Associados in Portugal.  Leite de Campos is recognised by Chambers Europe for his tax expertise in Portugal.  Read Advocatus’ covereage here (in Portuguese).

Jones Day makes Madrid banking hire
Posted 22 October 2014

Andrés Lorrio has joined Jones Day from Bird & Bird in Madrid.  Lorrio is recognised by Chambers Europe for his banking and finance expertise in Spain.  Read more here. 

Linklaters hires Frankfurt patent litigation specialist
Posted 22 October

Julia Schönbohm is set to join Linklaters from DLA Piper in Frankfurt. Schönbohm is recognised by Chambers Europe for her expertise in the Germany: Intellectual Property section. Read more here.

Pérez Llorca to open in London
Posted 15 October 2014

Pérez Llorca is set to open an office in London in December 2014. The new office will be led by partner Fernando Quicios who is recognised by Chambers Europe for his corporate and M&A expertise in Spain.  Read more here.

Linklaters grows Dutch tax practice
Posted 14 October 2014

Dick Hofland has joined Linklaters from De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in Amsterdam. Hofland is recognised by Chambers Europe in the Netherlands Tax section.  Read more here.

Havel, Holásek & Partners hires IP expert
Posted 09 October 2014

American TMT and IP lawyer Peter Valert has joined the Prague office of Czech-Slovak firm Havel, Holásek & Partners, vacating his previous position as Managing Partner of DLA Piper's Czech office. He is recognised in Chambers Europe as an Eminent Practitioner in the Czech Republic TMT section. Read more here.

Hogan Lovells expands finance team
Posted 08 October 2014

Dietmar Helms joins Hogan Lovells in Frankfurt from Baker & McKenzie. Helms is recognised by Chambers Europe for his expertise in structured finance. Read more here.

Thomas Cooper hires Madrid shipping team
Posted 07 October 2014

Bernado Ruiz Lima and Victor Mata have joined Thomas Cooper from KPMG in Madrid. Both are recognised by Chambers Europe for their expertise in Shipping in Spain.  Read more here.

Antonio Garrigues announces retirement
Posted 03 October 2014

Antonio Garrigues has retired from Garrigues and been named honorary chairman of the firm. Fernando Vives, has been named as the firm’s new executive chairman whilst Ricardo Gómez-Barreda has been elected as the firm's senior partner for another four year term.  Read more here.

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.

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