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    • Nadyn Saleh - Al Markaz Law Firm

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ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners has a comprehensive practice that spans advising on the structure of transactions, drafting finance documents, and assisting with negotiations. Highlights included acting as counsel to the National Bank of Kuwait, Kuwait Finance House and a range of other international financial institutions and export credit agencies on the KWD3.1bn financing of Kuwait National Petroleum Company’s clean fuel project. Sam Habbas continues to be particularly active in this area.

Al Markaz Law Firm acts for Islamic as well as conventional commercial banks and investment companies, both domestic and international, and is known in particular for its Islamic finance expertise. The firm recently advised Adeem Investment and Wealth Management on its restructuring project, including the repayment of debt totalling approximately KWD70m. Fawwaz Al Saeed and Ayman Nada are the names to note. Senior associate Nadyn Saleh is also recommended.

Alex Saleh and Philip Kotsis lead Al Tamimi & Company’s Kuwait practice, which has a longstanding reputation for acting on behalf of domestic and international lenders, such as the Commercial Bank of Kuwait and HSBC Bank Middle East. Highlights included advising Standard Chartered Bank and First Abu Dhabi Bank on the financing of the $2.4bn acquisition of Kuwait Food Company.

The banking and finance team at DLA Piper Kuwait in Association with (NEN) Al-Wagayan, Al Awadhi and Al-Saif works with international, regional and domestic clients and has particular expertise in restructuring matters as well as advising on shari’ah compliance. The firm continues to advise the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority on the establishment of three special economic zones in Kuwait. Terry O’Regan and Nader Al Awadhi head the practice alongside Dubai-based Peter Somekh.

Fayez Al Dosari leads the banking and finance team at Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners), with strong support from firm managing partner Adel Abdulhadi. Recently, the firm advised the Commercial Bank of Kuwait in a dispute concerning the unlawful sale of shares as part of the restructuring of a major Kuwaiti company.

Abdul Rahman R Al Haroun leads the team at the International Counsel Bureau, which regularly advises corporate clients and government entities on a range of financial matters, including lending transactions, capital structures, contingency planning and restructuring. The firm counts Equate Petrochemical Company, the Arab Banking Corporation, and ABC Islamic Bank as clients.

The team at Meshari Al Osaimi Attorneys and Legal Consultants is experienced in all areas of finance and regularly acts as local counsel to international financial institutions. Adel Botrous and Hassan Al Musawi are key names.

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  • Bär & Karrer Advises CEVA Logistics on its IPO, the anchor investment by CMA CGM and its migration

    CEVA Logistics, one of the world's leading third-party logistics companies, successfully priced its IPO and listed its shares on the SIX Swiss Exchange, where trading commenced on 4 May 2018. With a market capitalization of CHF 1.6 billion and generating gross proceeds of CHF 821 million, this is so far considered as the largest IPO on the SIX Swiss Exchange for 2018. In addition, CMA CGM, the third largest container shipping group in the world, has committed to make a strategic cornerstone investment in CEVA Logistics by purchasing CHF 379 million of mandatory convertible securities which will convert into shares of CEVA Logistics once certain regulatory approvals have been obtained. Simultaneously with the IPO, CEVA Holdings, the former holding company of the CEVA group, migrated from the Marshall Islands to Switzerland by way of a cross-border merger with CEVA Logistic as the surviving company.
  • BAG: Employer not liable for harm caused by vaccine

    Employers who have flu vaccines administered within their company are not liable for any harm that might occur as a result of the vaccine. That was the verdict of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany’s Federal Labour Court, in a recent ruling.
  • Tax Update

    Cyprus Tax Department has announced that, as of June 1 st 2018 , the following taxes, not bearing interest and charges, can ONLY be paid via JCCsmart (website www.jccsmart.com.cy ) . JCCsmart is a Cyprus portal used to contact payments to various organizations including the Government. This measure follows the successful implementation of the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax withheld from employees through JCCsmart.
  • Bär & Karrer Advises on the Financing of the Largest Thermoelectric Plant in Latin America

    Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe S.A. (CELSE) has successfully issued bonds for approx. USD 1 billion equivalent in local currency at a fixed, long-term rate in international capital markets. The innovative bond issue is guaranteed by the Swiss Export Risk Insurance (SERV), the export credit agency of Switzerland. The bonds are part of a financial package to finance the development, design, construction, operation and maintenance of a thermoelectric power plant by CELSE in the state of Sergipe in the northeast region of Brazil. Besides the bond issue for approx. USD 1 billion, the transaction includes a USD 200 million loan from the International Finance Corporation and a financial package of the Inter-American Development Bank in the amount of approx. USD 300 million. Once operational expected for in 2020, CELSE will sell electricity to 26 distribution companies in Brazil, becoming the largest and most efficient thermoelectric plant in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • BAG: Threats made by employee can justify dismissal with immediate effect

    Employers do not have to accept threats made by employees. These can constitute good cause justifying extraordinary notice of dismissal with immediate effect, as demonstrated by a ruling of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany’s Federal Labour Court.
  • SyCipLaw is Tier 1 Firm in IP STARS 2018 Rankings

    SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) was once again ranked by Managing IP’s IP STARS 2018 as a Tier 1 firm in Patent and Trademarks/Copyright in the Philippines. In addition, SyCipLaw partners Enrique T. Manuel and Vida M. Panganiban-Alindogan are ranked as Trade mark star – Philippines . Mr. Manuel is also ranked as Patent star – Philippines .
  • Bär & Karrer Advises lastminute.com on Partial Self-Tender Offer

    On 21 September 2017, an extraordinary shareholders' meeting of the SIX Swiss Exchange listed lastminute.com N.V. authorized the board of directors to repurchase up to 33 1/3% of the company's share capital by means of a partial self-tender offer. The resolution adopted under Dutch law contained detailed information, among others regarding the period for which the authorization is granted, the manner in which the shares are repurchased and the price range within which the offer price must be set.
  • New Serbian Law on Foreigners Adopted

    In March 2018, the new Serbian Law on Foreigners was adopted, replacing the 2008 version of this law- in force until recently without any amendments. The new law will enter into force on 3 October 2018.
  • The Serbian Law on Foreign Exchange Amended

    On 20 April 2018, the amendments to the Law on Foreign Exchange (the “Law ”) were adopted and will enter into force on 28 April 2018 . Exceptionally, the application of certain provisions related to the assuming of competencies over foreign exchange control by the National Bank of Serbia is delayed until 1 January 2019.
  • Bär & Karrer Advises Vyaire Medical on its Acquisition of Acutronic Medical Systems

    Vyaire Medical, Inc., a global leader in respiratory care, acquired all shares in the Acutronic Medical Systems group, a Switzerland and Germany-based leader in the design and manufacture of neonatal ventilation equipment.