Two White & Case lawyers, Sylvain Justier and Vincent Jaunet, have left the firm’s Paris office to establish their own boutique. The new boutique called Magenta will focus on competition law matters across the
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Clifford Chance is advising French energy company Electricite de France (EDF) on its joint venture agreement with the China Guangdong Nuclear Power Co (CGNPC) to construct, operate and maintain two third-generation
Baker & McKenzie has elected a new managing partner for its Paris office, with Regis Fabre stepping into the role from 1 July for a two-year term. The competition partner takes over from previous co-managing partners
Britain’s largest law firms are reducing the number of junior lawyers they are hiring amid concerns that debt finance and corporate takeover work both in London and overseas has largely dried up. A partner of one of
Clifford Chance is working for SFR, a Vivendi-owned company, on its improved €7.5bn-plus bid for telecoms group Neuf Cegetel in one of the largest French M&A deals in the last year...
Morgan Lewis & Bockius has strengthened its Paris arm with the hire of Debevoise & Plimpton local private equity and fund formation head Ann Baker. Baker, who was an international counsel at Debevoise, becomes the
Societe Generale has called in US giant Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom to battle a class action law suit brought by shareholders following recent heavy losses sustained by the French lender. The class action has
US firm Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker has boosted its Paris projects team with a four-lawyer raid on Ashurst. Paul Hastings has made Ashurst senior lawyers Pascal Cuche and Marc Lordonnois partners in its Paris
Mayer Brown has boosted its international arbitration practice with the hire of a Shearman & Sterling partner in Paris. Christophe Dugué, who joined Shearman in 1990 becoming European counsel in 1997 and partner in
Denton Wilde Sapte has lost two of its Paris partners after corporate duo François Serres and Lionel Koehler-Magne moved to DLA Piper; the latest in a string of partner hires for the firm.
Eversheds has bolstered its UK finance and banking practice with the hire of two partners. Alistair Hardie joined the top 10 UK law firm’s Birmingham office earlier this week from Martineau Johnson. He becomes a
DLA Piper has boosted its Paris arm with the hire of a three-partner team from Proskauer Rose, taking seven lawyers in total. The departures from Proskauaer come just four months after the firm merged with Parisian
K&L Gates has continued its current expansionist momentum into the New Year with the launch of a new office in Paris today. The French outpost has been launched with two former partners of Paris firm Kahn and Associés,
Jones Day has hired corporate and finance partner Ted Kamman from the French practice of Clifford Chance. Kamman's practice focuses on investment banks and issuers in securities offerings in the US and European capital