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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Government 2009 (2)

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InnovationReshaping the rules around European Union state aid
Originality6
Rationale7
Impact7
Total20
DescriptionHelping to accelerate the European Commission’s previously sluggish processes of approval for state aid, Freshfields combined legal expertise with commercial and political negotiating skills

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InnovationStrategic adviser to the German government in the credit crisis
Originality8
Rationale9
Impact8
Total25
DescriptionThe firm drafted the initial legislative solution to the crisis in one weekend. Later, it developed a unique expropriation act to deal with non-cooperative shareholders of Hypo Real Estate Bank and a new twist on the good bank / bad bank concept