Strategic Research Partner of the American Bar Association's Section of International LawThe Queen's Award for Enterpise 2012

Community News RSS

An Introduction to the German Legal Marketplace

Germany possesses one of the leading but most complex legal markets in Europe, which is spread across large and small cities alike. Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich and Düsseldorf are centres of great and highly competitive legal activity; however, with regards to the development of various law firms, the country has seen many expand and others shut down operations entirely over the past year. Olswang, for example, has ceased business in Berlin, having lost 13 equity partners in June 2015. This leaves the firm with just one German base: Munich. Other firms have opted to strengthen their Frankfurt office and close down others, as exemplified by Hogan Lovells and Shearman & Sterling back in 2013. Clifford Chance has also suffered the departure of multiple partners to competitors.

Sorainen in Vilnius strengthens competition practice with rapid growth surge

Daivis Švirinas, former managing partner and head of competition at Borenius, has joined Sorainen in Vilnius. He joins with three competition associates and nine lawyers.

Froriep in Geneva acquires the expertise of top dispute resolution lawyer

Franz X Stirnimann Fuentes

Leading arbitrator Franz X Stirnimann Fuentes has joined the partnership of Froriep in Geneva. He arrived at the beginning of November from Winston & Strawn.

Leading Mexican law firm strengthens M&A and tax practices with strategic hires

Ramón Bravo and Manuel Tron

SMPS Legal in Mexico has expanded its services with the hire of former Hogan Lovells partner Ramon Bravo Herrera and independent practitioner Manuel E Tron.

Cecil Abraham & Partners opens for business in Malaysia

Cecil Abraham, one of Malaysia’s most highly regarded arbitrators, has launched his own boutique in Kuala Lumpur after eight years’ heading the dispute resolution team at Zul Rafique & Partners. 

White & Case announces its first white-collar partner in London

Jonathan Pickworth has joined White & Case becoming their first white-collar partner in London. 

Taylor Wessing boosts investigations practice with key hire

Taylor Wessing has announced the appointment of David McCluskey as partner in the firm’s disputes and investigations practice in London. 

David Went exchanges partnership for the independent bar

David Went

Former Sidley Austin partner David Went has joined the barristers’ set Exchange Chambers in Leeds. 

Back to top

Follow us on LinkedIn

News & Features

Community News

Analysis

Features

Pro Bono

Corporate Counsel

Women in Law

Business and Human Rights

The UK Bar

Practice Areas

Firms

The Who's Who Legal 100

Awards

Special Reports

Events

Shop

About Us

It is not possible to buy entry into any Who's Who Legal publication

Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

Copyright © 2016 Law Business Research Ltd. All rights reserved. | http://www.lbresearch.com

87 Lancaster Road, London, W11 1QQ, UK | Tel: +44 20 7908 1180 / Fax: +44 207 229 6910

http://www.whoswholegal.com | editorial@whoswholegal.com

Law Business Research Ltd

87 Lancaster Road, London
W11 1QQ, UK