In the Baltics, the Levin law firm alliance secured a replacement for its former Lithuania member, Dominas Levin, which merged with Walless last year. Local firm Wint combined with Glikman Akin Levin and Latvia's Kronbergs Cukste Levin to reestablish a pan-Baltic alliance.
In German firm news, Lawyers On Demand (LOD) launched its second office, adding a base in Dusseldorf. Meanwhile a new entry to the market is Japanese firm Nishimura & Asahi which launched its first European offices in Frankfurt and Düsseldorf.
In Ireland, Dentons announced it would be launching in Dublin after hiring corporate partner Eavan Saunders from William Fry as country managing partner, and banking and finance partner Peter O'Brien from Matheson.
In Italy, US firm Squire Patton Boggs opened a Milan branch after recruiting a team from Curtis Mallet-Prevost.
There were several notable developments in Russia. Castrén & Snellman announced it will close its Moscow and St Petersburg offices. The Finnish firm's Russian teams, which comprise 10 lawyers including one partner across the two offices, will join local firm Capital Legal Services. Meanwhile Nazali Legal and Tax Services opened an office in Moscow led by partner Altinay Sheralieva.
In Spain, DAC Beachcroft added 20 lawyers to its Madrid office through a combination with local firm Asjusa.
In the UK, Finnish firm Borenius opened a representative office in London.
|Name||Country||Moved from||Moved to||Practice area|
|Christian Sauer||France||Franklin||Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner||M&A|
|Alison Goldthorp||Germany||Addleshaw Goddard||Norton Rose Fulbright||Restructuring and insolvency|
|Regina Rath||Germany||Simmons & Simmons||Norton Rose Fulbright||Restructuring and insolvency|
|Naeem Hirani||Kenya||Hirani Law||Oraro & Co Advocates||Corporate and M&A, Private equity|
|Marcel Enrich||Spain||Baker McKenzie||Pérez-Llorca||M&A|
|Alastair Goldrein||UK||Shearman & Sterling||Dechert||Restructuring and insolvency|
|Justin Cornelius||UK||Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner||Goodwin||Investment funds|
|Sam Newhouse||UK||Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer||Latham & Watkins||M&A|
|Matthew Daffurn||UK||Linklaters||Locke Lord||Project development, Project finance|
|Matthew Dunlap||UK||Latham & Watkins||Morrison & Foerster||Banking, Capital markets: Debt|
|Sarah Fitzpatrick||UK||Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner||Norton Rose Fulbright||Project development|
|Rachel Orton||UK||Squire Patton Boggs||Addleshaw Goddard||Real estate|
|Stuart Blythe||UK||CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang||Baker Botts||Corporate and M&A|
|James Salford||UK||Addleshaw Goddard||Bird & Bird||Banking and finance|
|Tim Davison||UK||Baker Botts||Brown Rudnick||Corporate and M&A|
|Neil Foster||UK||Baker Botts||Brown Rudnick||Corporate and M&A|
|Sarah Melaney||UK||Baker Botts||Brown Rudnick||Corporate and M&A|
|David Boles||UK||Latham & Watkins||Cooley||Capital markets|
|Solomon Noh||UK||Shearman & Sterling||Dechert||Banking and finance, Restructuring and insolvency|
|James Grimwood||UK||CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang||Goodwin Procter||Private equity|
|Colin Chang||UK||White & Case||Linklaters||Capital markets|
|Meredith Campanale||UK||White & Case||Mayer Brown||Banking and finance|
|Kirsti Massie||UK||White & Case||Mayer Brown||Banking and finance|
|Finella Fogarty||UK||DWF||RPC||Restructuring and insolvency|
|Peter Newman||UK||Milbank||Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom||Banking and finance|
|Stephen Ball||UK||KPMG||Squire Patton Boggs||Private equity|
|Finella Fogarty||David Boles|