Ashurst sets sights on funds and Brexit fallout work with new Luxembourg arm

Ashurst sets sights on funds and Brexit fallout work with new Luxembourg arm

Ashurst is targeting a significant uptick in its European funds offering, having received licence approval for a new Luxembourg office from the country’s Bar association.

Corporate partner Isabelle Lentz – currently head of its Luxembourg desk in London – will take the helm at the new outpost, which is set to open in October. Continue reading “Ashurst sets sights on funds and Brexit fallout work with new Luxembourg arm”

Ashurst targets funds and Brexit business with Luxembourg launch

Ashurst targets funds and Brexit business with Luxembourg launch

Ashurst is a step closer to building out its European funds offering having today (22 June) received licence approval for a new Luxembourg office from the country’s Bar association.

Corporate partner Isabelle Lentz – currently head of the firm’s Luxembourg desk in London -will take the helm at the new outpost, which is set to open in October. Continue reading “Ashurst targets funds and Brexit business with Luxembourg launch”

Europe’s elite continues robust performance as multi-site firms prosper

Europe’s elite continues robust performance as multi-site firms prosper

The mood among most managing partners at independent law firms from Lisbon to Moscow is certainly upbeat. And for good reason. Our third Euro Elite survey shows overall revenues of continental Europe’s 25 top independents had a strong year, reaching €4.04bn.

The number is only marginally up on last year’s €4.03bn, but with smaller outfits from Russia and the Baltics joining the elite club it still speaks of a robust performance among continental European players. The total number of lawyers in the group is marginally down to 10,753 from 10,867, while partner numbers have risen to 2,355 from 2,338. Continue reading “Europe’s elite continues robust performance as multi-site firms prosper”

DLA joins Brexit march to Dublin after finding the right kind of leader

DLA joins Brexit march to Dublin after finding the right kind of leader

William Fry’s David Carthy will join the firm to head new office

The decision of DLA Piper to join a handful of other City and international firms that have opened a Dublin office in the last year was partly to do with the UK’s move to leave the EU, and partly not. Continue reading “DLA joins Brexit march to Dublin after finding the right kind of leader”

Fieldfisher continues European push with Luxembourg and Frankfurt offices

Fieldfisher continues European push with Luxembourg and Frankfurt offices

Legal Business 100 pacesetter Fieldfisher has further extended its European reach with the opening of a new office in Luxembourg, which will be managed by country managing partner Ingrid Dubourdieu who joins from local firm D.Law.

Initially focusing on finance and funds work, the London-headquartered firm expects the office to grow into corporate M&A and international tax, and will complement existing offices in Brussels and Amsterdam. Continue reading “Fieldfisher continues European push with Luxembourg and Frankfurt offices”

The Euro Elite Overview: Ode to Joy

The Euro Elite Overview: Ode to Joy

The good times are back in Europe – at least for now – making growth the word on every managing partner’s lips. According to the International Monetary Fund, last year’s European recovery was an ‘engine of global trade and economic growth’. Across the EU27, annual GDP grew between 1.5% and 5% – the biggest figures being recorded among the smallest member states that experienced a severe post-crisis downturn, including Ireland and some CEE countries.

The corollary? Bullish stock markets and buoyant initial public offerings with Mergermarket data showing that European M&A hit a post-crisis high of $929.3bn across 7,235 deals in 2017 – Europe’s resurgence has unleashed a wealth of corporate dealmaking ambition. Continue reading “The Euro Elite Overview: Ode to Joy”

Client Intelligence Report: Data View – Euro Elite Focus

Client Intelligence Report: Data View – Euro Elite Focus

The European region of the Client Intelligence Report received feedback from just over 2,500 in-house lawyers and legal spend decision makers.

The following section offers a short overview of how clients ranked law firms in their region. Respondents were asked to score a list of key performance indicators (KPIs) on a scale of one to ten according to their perception of the law firm’s service in the last 12 months. Each client scored their chosen firms on 13 core KPIs covering client relationship skills, technical legal ability and efficiency in project management. The ranking of firms was vetted for seniority of respondent so that we are able to provide true representation of the firm’s performance in the region. Continue reading “Client Intelligence Report: Data View – Euro Elite Focus”