Austrian boutique RAUTNER announced the hire of its second
partner in February. Meera Ramakrishnan, who
joined from the Law Office of Dr F Schwank, will advise on
banking and finance, corporate and M&A and real-estate
In the Czech Republic DLA PIPER announced a new managing
partner, confirming it has recruited corporate transactional
lawyer Miroslav Dubovsky who formerly held the
same position at Hogan Lovells' now closed office in Prague,
from Weinhold Legal.
One of the bigger northern Europe stories was the entry of
global law firm DLA PIPER into the Nordic legal market. It
completed a merger with Finnish firm PELTONEN LMR and fully
integrated its Swedish operation, DLA NORDIC, into its global
network. Both will rebrand, with the Stockholm office going by
DLA Piper and the new Helsinki office by DLA Piper Finland.
Finnish firm WASELIUS & WIST announced the arrival of