Juan García Montúfar, head of legal, Peru, at Anglo American, foresees “reduced earnings for outside counsel” yet an “increase in M&A work” due to asset divestment, as global mining companies set about redesigning their structures in 2016 to face the current economic challenges impacting the industry.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton has welcomed Jacques Derenne, a globally recognised competition expert, to its newly launched EU competition and regulatory practice in Brussels.
The 5th edition of Who’s Who Legal: Germany recognises 930 listings from across 40 practice areas, resulting in one of the most in-depth guides to the country’s legal marketplace.
The edition features a unique combination of 40 distinct practice area chapters for Canada, with each chapter providing an overview of the respective legal market and the leading lawyers and experts featured within it.
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.
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.
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