Europe News


Bird & Bird makes Denmark IT hire
Posted 18 August 2014

Anders Wernblad has joined Bird & Bird's Copenhagen office from Lett Law Firm. Wernblad is recognised by Chambers Europe for his expertise in the Denmark, TMT: IT & IT Outsourcing section.  Read more here.

VimpelCom announces new GC
Posted 15 August 2014

Telecoms group VimpelCom has announced that  Scott Dresser is to become its new group general counsel.  Dresser, formerly GC at Virgin Media, replaces outgoing GC Jeffrey McGhie.  Read more here 

New firm Aequo launches in Ukraine after Vasil Kisil split
Posted 11 August 2014

Ukrainian firm Vasil Kisil has split in two, with five of its partners leaving to set up new firm Aequo. The new firm is led by managing partner Denis Lysenko, who is joined by Anna Babych, Yulia Kyrpa, Mariya Nizhnik and Oleksandr Mamunya, all of whom are recognised by Chambers Europe. Read The Lawyer’s commentary here

 Dentons increases Ukraine capabilities
Posted 7 August 2014

Kiev-based Adam Mycyk has joined Dentons from Chadborne & Parke, following the closure of its Kiev office. Mycyk is recognised by Chambers Europe for his Corporate and Banking expertise in Ukraine.  Read more here

SORAINEN boosts its real estate department in Latvia
Posted 4 August 2014

Laine Skopina, and a team of associates, is set to join SORAINEN from Attorneys at Law Borenius.  Skopina is recognised by Chambers Europe  and Chambers Global for her expertise in the Latvia Corporate/Commercial and Real Estate sections. Read more here

Weinhold Legal strengthens dispute resolution and corporate teams
Posted 29 July 2014

Former Hogan Lovells managing partner Miroslav Dubovský has joined Weinhold Legal, following Hogan Lovells’ departure from the Czech Republic. Dubovský is recognised by Chambers Europe in the Czech Republic Dispute Resolution and Corporate/M&A sections. Read more here

Sérvulo & Associados elects new Managing Partner
Posted 29 July 2014

Paulo Câmara has been elected Managing Partner of Sérvulo & Associados in Portugal.  Câmara is recognised by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global for his expertise in Banking & Finance and Capital Markets in Portugal.  Read more here

Employment boutique SOTRA established in Belgium
Posted 29 July 2014

Olivier Rijckaert has left Belgian firm Younity to co-found employment boutique SOTRA. Rijckaert is recognised by Chambers Europe in the Belgium Employment section.  Read more here

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

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