Europe/Belgium

Paul Weiss adds antitrust partner from European Commission for Brussels launch

Henrik Morch joins recent antitrust recruits from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Macfarlanes in new office

Simpson Thacher partner exits ahead of reported Paul Weiss Brussels office launch

Simpson Thacher confirms antitrust partner Ross Ferguson’s departure as Paul Weiss reportedly gears up to open first base in continental Europe

Skadden elevates 21 to partnership in latest promotions round

US promotions dominate this year’s cohort, though overall numbers are lower than 2023’s round

Landmark EU corporate sustainability legislation on hold after U-turn by Germany

European Council fails to approve Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive over bureaucracy fears

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Van Bael & Bellis unveils new managing partner

Competition lawyer Andreas Reindl to take helm of leading Belgian firm 1 February

Sidley and Latham sew up Coupang’s $500m Farfetch rescue deal

Sidley advises South Korea’s Coupang on its acquisition of troubled luxury e-commerce platform, advised by Latham

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ESG in 2024: getting to grips with the new paradigm

Due diligence, stock exchange requirements, carbon markets and nature will be on next year's ESG agenda, write HSF’s Silke Goldberg, Ernst Muller and Tihomir Svilanovic

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European invasion – firms flood into the EU’s legal markets

US and UK firms have been seeking to expand their European footprints post-Brexit, writes Buchanan Law’s James Lavan

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McDermott snaps up White & Case’s former Brussels head

Axel Schulz adds depth to competition team following retirement of heavyweight Philip Bentley KC

Former WilmerHale Brussels partner rejoins Henderson Chambers

EU competition law specialist John Ratliff returns to the Bar after 24 years with US firm

Japanese heavyweight Anderson Mori debuts in Brussels

Tokyo-based firm follows up 2022’s London launch with new base offering Japanese law advice to clients across Europe

Clifford Chance elects 32 new partners in diverse round

Twelve women included in round that sees 39% of new US and UK partners come from minority ethnic backgrounds

Around the house: Cushman & Wakefield taps Univar for new GC, BDO promotes legal head to global GC

This week’s roundup of top in-house moves also includes appointments at Tui Group, Microvast, Eiger BioPharmaceuticals and Washington Spirit

HSF announces new antitrust leadership

Kyriakos Fountoukakos to serve as managing partner of global competition and trade team

Baker McKenzie's Belgium head departs as firm completes review into Brussels office discrimination claims

Global giant to assemble new management team after allegations surfaced in email from departing lawyer to colleagues

Baker McKenzie's Brussels head steps aside pending completion of review into office discrimination claims

Review follows allegations by former lawyer she was subject to multiple instances of discrimination

Davis Polk secures Allen & Overy partner duo to launch in Brussels

Wall Street leader joins ranks of US firms planting a flag in EU’s competition hub post-Brexit

Wilson Sonsini lands former Hong Kong Competition Commission director to boost Brussels arm

Jindrich Kloub joins as a partner following five-year spell in Hong Kong after more than a decade at EC's competition arm

Squire Patton Boggs hires data privacy and cyber team from Steptoe in Brussels

Team is led by partner Charles-Albert Helleputte, who will head firm’s EU data privacy practice

Van Bael & Bellis adds four more transactions lawyers from DLA Piper in Brussels

Former DLA Piper Brussels corporate lead Caroline Daout joins alongside team of associates

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