Europe/Norway

Freshfields and Skadden shepherd eBay-backed Adevinta’s €14bn take private

Wachtell, Clifford Chance and Cleary also among firms called in for one of Europe’s biggest buyouts this year

  • 6mos

Gibson Dunn, Selmer and Wikborg Rein advise on KKR’s purchase of minority stake in Norwegian fibre business

KKR-led consortium acquires 30% of Telenor Fiber, a spin-off from Norwegian telecoms company Telenor

  • 1yr

'A natural step' - CMS adds latest base with Norwegian tie-up

Kluge is set to join the firm in October as it looks to develop its Nordic platform

  • 2yrs

Schjodt expands in Nordic combo

Time is ripe for Nordic consolidation says firm's head as Norway's Schjodt and Sweden's Hamilton merged to create a €108m firm.

  • 4yrs

Brexit and environment on the agenda in busy week for maritime lawyers

European Maritime lawyers meet in London Brexit, hot on the heels of IMO approving GHG programme and rejecting US last minute pitch.

  • 5yrs

The UK & Europe cryptocurrency race is on

Race is on but compariable regulatory extensions suggests UK regulation of the cryptocurrency market would take two years, says legal director.

  • 5yrs

ICOs not working as expected say regulators

EU financial markets regulator to examines ICOs to determine road aged for regulation.

  • 5yrs

ACC Europe elects new president

Hans Albers of Juniper Networks is to lead the European in-house network, aims for growth.

Balancing competitiveness and environment tops the maritime agenda

Global Legal Post is at the Malta Maritime Summit 2018, officially opened by the Malta transport minister, who also held tripartite meeting.

  • 5yrs

Norway's $1 trillion fund sets stricter environmental guidelines

Wealth fund undertaking greater scrutiny of sustainability and ocean pollution impacts of corporates in which they invest

CJEU takes the biscuit!

Following a CJEU order, the EU intellectual property office (EUIPO) needs to revisit a 16-year-old decision on the shape of KitKat bars.

  • 5yrs

Digital age copyright reform stalls as MEPs vote down changes

Despite celebrity endorsement, reform of EU copyright reform voted down giving campaigning internet companies a big win.

  • 5yrs

EU asked for GDPR exemptions by regulators

Regulators are concerned cross-border investigations could be placed in jeopardy by GDPR requirements.

  • 5yrs

EC to remove 'unwarranted' regulatory barriers for SBBS

The European Commission (EC) is proposing new rules to remove regulatory barriers and offer market-led solutions for sovereign bond-backed securities (SBBS).

  • 6yrs

Oslo court orders Statoil to pay $490m to COSL for cancelling rig contract

A court has ruled in favour of China Oilfield Services, finding Statoil's termination of drilling contract was unlawful.

  • 6yrs

Telenor loses GC following VimpelCom bribery investigation

The Norwegian telecom's general counsel has resigned after an investigation uncovered 'weaknesses in organizational structure, communication and leadership.'

Breivik wins human rights case against Norwegian government

The Oslo District Court ruled in favour of white supremacist and mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik this week, who claimed he had been subjected to degrading and inhumane treatment in prison.

  • 8yrs

Top lawyer under fire in Longleat Estate trustee row

One of the UK's most esteemed family lawyers, Richard Parry, may be forced by a High Court judge to step down from his trusteeship of the Longleat Estate.

  • 8yrs
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