Focus: Gide Loyrette Nouel

Focus: Gide Loyrette Nouel

Lawyer headcount 503

Partners 104

Revenue €190m (-1%)

Offices Paris, Brussels, London, Warsaw, Moscow, Istanbul, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, New York, Algiers, Casablanca, and Tunis.

Key clients BNP Paribas, Eni, Crédit Agricole, Société Générale, LVMH

Managing partner Stéphane Puel (pictured)

Recent work highlights Advising DCNS on a €32bn programme for the design and construction of Australia’s future submarines; advising Veolia Environnement on the first issue of €2bn Panda bonds; and advising Agence des participations de l’État on the €2bn+ privatisation of Nice and Lyon airports. Continue reading “Focus: Gide Loyrette Nouel”

Focus: Hengeler Mueller

Focus: Hengeler Mueller

Lawyer headcount 264

Partners 90

Revenue €257m (+6%)

Offices Berlin, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Munich, Shanghai

Key clients General Electric, KKR, METRO, RWE, Siemens

Managing partners Dirk Bliesener, Georg Seyfarth

Recent work highlights Advising RWE on the €5bn IPO of innogy on the Frankfurt stock exchange – the largest IPO since 2000 and the fourth largest in German history; advising KKR on its acquisition of Airbus Defence Electronics Business Companies; Linde on its merger with Praxair.

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Focus: Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners

Focus: Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners

Lawyer headcount 425

Partners 87

Revenue €124m (+5%)

Offices Rome, Milan, Bologna, Padua, Turin, Abu Dhabi, Brussels, Hong Kong, London and New York

Key clients Hitachi, UniCredit, BNP Paribas, Gruppo COIMA, Leonardo

Managing partners Antonio Auricchio, Rosario Zaccà

Recent work highlights Advising the Italian state railway, Ferrovie dello Stato, in the privatisation of Grandi Stazioni – sold by auction for €953m; advising Leonardo-Finmeccanica in the agreement with Space2 in its acquisition of 81% in Avio – a space propulsion system provider – from Cinven.

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Focus: Wolf Theiss

Focus: Wolf Theiss

Lawyer headcount 307

Partners 64

Revenue €70m (-10%)

Offices Belgrade, Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Kiev, Ljubljana, Prague, Sarajevo, Sofia, Tirana, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb

Key clients REWE Group, PORR, Erste Group Bank, FACC, Advent International

Managing partners Erik Steger, Richard Wolf, Nikolaus Paul

Recent work highlights Advising Allianz Capital Partners and several insurance companies of the Allianz Group on the acquisition of a 49% stake in Gas Connect Austria from OMV; representing Total on the €3.2bn sale of its speciality chemicals business Atotech to The Carlyle Group; advising South African-listed healthcare brands company Ascendis Health on its acquisition of a 100% stake in Hungary-headquartered Scitec Nutrition for €170m.

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Focus: Garrigues

Focus: Garrigues

Lawyer headcount 1,408

Partners 297

Revenue €349.4m (+3%)

Offices Spain: A Coruña, Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Las Palmas, Madrid, Málaga, Murcia, Oviedo, Palma de Mallorca, Pamplona, San Sebastián, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Seville, Valencia, Valladolid, Vigo, Zaragoza. Portugal: Lisbon, Oporto. International: Beijing, Bogotá, Brussels, Casablanca, London, Lima, Mexico City, New York, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo, Shanghai, Warsaw

Key clients BBVA, Carrefour, Iberdrola, Santander, Telefónica

Managing partner Fernando Vives

Recent work highlights Advising Coca-Cola European Partners on its €16.9bn listing on multiple stock exchanges; advising Spanish hospital operator Quirónsalud during its €5.8bn takeover by German healthcare provider Fresenius; advising Global Infrastructure Partners on its €3.8bn purchase of 20% of Gas Natural from Repsol and Criteria Caixa.

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The Euro Elite Methodology

The Euro Elite Methodology

Legal Business‘ Euro Elite comprises independent law firms based in more than 40 European jurisdictions, rather than the local offices of international firms.

To compile the 100 firms featured in this report Legal Business analysed more than 150 of the largest law firms in Europe by the number of lawyers, as well as more than 150 of the top-ranking firms in the current edition of The Legal 500 EMEA. A combined score was given for the size of the firm and its The Legal 500 rankings, providing a qualitative as well as a quantitative analysis. The 100 firms with the highest combined score make The Euro Elite. Continue reading “The Euro Elite Methodology”

Market report: Germany – Wennschon, dennschon

Market report: Germany – Wennschon, dennschon

With Brexit dominating the EU agenda and causing widespread paralysis in the continent, Germany’s law firms are simply going about their business

Turbulence and trauma may have been the global hallmarks of 2016 – at least according to the headline writers – but not so in Germany. For the third year in a row, the German government did not borrow any money, unemployment fell to a 26-year low of 5.8% while GDP grew by 1.9%, the highest rate in five years. Meanwhile, Germany’s trade surplus has hit another record high.

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Market report: Italy – Bravissimo

Market report: Italy – Bravissimo

Despite a testing political backdrop to business, the Italian elite is still outperforming the domestic economy

‘Reforms are the major challenge for Italy. For many years, we didn’t have the political strength – Renzi had it,’ says Carlo Croff, senior partner at Chiomenti. Matteo Renzi was Italy’s prime minister until December 2016 when his constitutional reforms were rejected in a referendum. ‘Clients, particularly those with investments in Italy, have been disappointed,’ Croff observes.

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