Gowling WLG grows in Germany with quartet of senior hires

Recruits join as partners from firms including Norton Rose Fulbright and DLA Piper to bolster recently-launched Frankfurt office

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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White & Case announces 42-lawyer partner promotion class

Cohort edges down from 46 last year with proportion of women slipping from 52% to 36%

‘It is key that the legal function is an enabler rather than an inhibitor of ideas’: luxury executive Daniel Feith

Oracle Solicitors’ Tim Fongern talks with REAWAKE co-CEO Daniel Feith about the company’s move into second-hand luxury, sustainability concerns, the challenges of counterfeiting and plans for growth

Addleshaw Goddard adds energy team in Germany from EY law

UK firm continues European expansion push with hire of seven-strong team led by EY Law’s German energy practice head

Freshfields, Skadden lead on Deutsche Bahn’s Arriva sale to I Squared Capital

Freshfields acts for Deutsche Bahn in deal valuing Arriva at reported €1.6bn

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Pinsent Masons adds partner trio in Germany from Dentons in Europe growth push

Public sector and EU law duo join in Dusseldorf alongside corporate partner and team of associates

Digital piracy increases by 3.3% in 2022, says EUIPO report

For the first time in years, piracy levels rose in 2022, largely driven by TV shows, series, films and manga publications

Hogan Lovells adds corporate infrastructure and energy team in Berlin from Dentons

M&A specialists Dr Thomas Dörmer and Dr Tim Heitling join alongside team of counsel and associates

Pfizer and BioNTech seek to cancel Moderna patents at PTAB

Move marks latest round in Covid-19 mRNA vaccine patent litigation battle

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Hengeler Mueller investigation refutes money laundering allegations against Deutsche ReGas

Investigation went beyond company’s obligations under money laundering law, firm said

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Patent platform Avanci launches single licence as carmakers gear up for 5G connected cars

Mercedes Benz becomes first car maker to sign up to 5G connected vehicle licensing programme

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Around the house: Citadel lands top Goldman legal duo, Merck promotes auditing head to GC

This week’s roundup of top in-house moves also includes appointments at LPL Financial, CBRE, MUFG and Mashreq Bank

Unitary patent dashboard shows ‘encouraging demand’

Nine weeks in and figures reveal the UP is proving popular with roughly 700 requests a week

‘Robot wars’ ceasefire as AutoStore agrees to pay Ocado $250m

Success for Ocado’s global litigation strategy advisers Powell Gilbert as agreement reached over robotic technology patent dispute

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Eversheds Sutherland and King & Wood Mallesons forge exclusive alliance

KWM will close six offices across Europe and the Middle East with the teams expected to transfer to Eversheds Sutherland

Around the house: Daimler Truck replaces outgoing CLO, Ex-Latham partner to head Teleperformance legal team

This week’s roundup of top in-house moves also includes appointments at BlueLinx, Nacha, MSA Safety and T5 Data Centers

Cheesemakers refused trademark for ‘emmentaler’ by EU court

German public see it as a type of cheese as opposed to its geographical origin

Top German independent Hengeler Mueller introduces salaried partner tier

Move set to help firm retain emerging talent in face of competition from international rivals