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Peru continues to enjoy an impressive economic boom, experiencing growth in the 6-9% range for the last three years. As this might suggest, the country remains an attractive destination for international companies and foreign investment, particularly in the extractive sectors, which account for more than 60% of Peru’s total exports. However, issues with local communities are a continuing difficulty for the country and have had an impact on the continuation of a number of mining projects. Poor infrastructure is also a problem of growing relevance, although the government plans to combat this deficit with a $20.5bn investment in infrastructure between 2011 and 2016. Interest from companies in the Asia-Pacific region has also persisted, and Peru has witnessed an influx of European companies looking for alternative investment possibilities. In addition, out-bound investment is emerging as a new tendency, and while it is currently focused on the Latin American region, its scope and extent may broaden if, as forecast, growth continues.

Regulatory reform and consolidation also continues, in an attempt to keep pace with the growing economy and its increasingly sophisticated and complex demands. Law firms have also noted an increase in contentious matters related to this growth, not least with the increased popularity of arbitration as a method of dispute resolution. With a number of Peruvian companies looking for alternative methods of financing, capital markets transactions have also been on the increase; it remains to be seen how the development of MILA, the integrated Latin American stock market, will modify this scenario.

The biggest change within the legal market occurred in October 2012, when Baker & McKenzie formed an alliance with Peruvian firm Estudio Echecopar, marking the first entrance of an international player into the Peruvian legal market. The market continues to be dominated by several large full-service firms: Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano, Abogados, Miranda & Amado Abogados, Rubio Leguía Normand and Muñiz, Ramírez, Pérez-Taiman & Olaya Abogados all have large, multi-disciplinary service offerings that address the full array of corporate legal needs. Alongside these firms, there are a number of noteworthy boutiques including Bullard Falla Ezcurra Abogados, which specialises in regulatory and public law, competition and arbitration, IP boutique Barreda Moller, and environmental experts Delapuente, among others.

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    Schoenherr, a leading corporate law firm in Central and Eastern Europe, advised Österreichische Volksbanken-AG (OeVAG) on the sale of its fully-owned subsidiary Volksbank Malta Limited to Malta-based Mediterranean Bank plc. On 11 April 2014, OeVAG and Mediterranean Bank signed a Share Purchase Agreement for 100% of the shares in Volksbank Malta. Closing shall take place after the required approvals of the relevant regulatory bodies are received. read more...
  • Austria: Stefan Kuehteubl new head of Employment practice at Schoenherr

    Stefan Kuehteubl will join Schoenherr, a leading corporate law firm in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), as a partner and the head of the firm's Employment practice as of July 2014. A highly-regarded employment law practitioner, Kuehteubl will be returning to Schoenherr, where he previously worked as a member of its employment team between 1999 and 2004. During the past ten years, he worked in a well-known Vienna-based employment law boutique, in which he was a partner since 2008. read more...
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  • New Swiss Law on Product Safety

    The Swiss law on product safety ( Produktesicherheitsgesetz, PrSG) is currently scheduled to enter into force on July 1, 2010. This new law aligns Swiss product safety requirements with EU law. It applies not only to manufacturers, but to anyone who commercially or professionally markets products in Switzerland, and it introduces substantial new obligations before and after the sale of a product.
  • Chambers Global has once again recognised Pepeliaev Group's tax practice as the best in Russia

    The Chambers Global 2014 international ratings have hailed Pepeliaev Group's tax practice and the firm's managing partner Sergey Pepeliaev as Russia's best in the area of taxation (band 1 and Star Individuals). Commentators describe Mr Pepeliaev as "the father of Russian taxation." He has an outstanding reputation in tax litigation, for which he is said to be "absolutely brilliant." In addition, Chambers Global  lavishes praise on Rustem Ahmetshin (band 2), one of the firm's senior partners, who has considerable expertise in areas such as VAT and audit advice. Chambers Global sources commend Pepeliaev Group partner Valentina Akimova (band 3) as a "smart tax specialist." She has significant experience in a wide range of tax matters such as VAT, income tax and excise duties. Sources recommend Andrey Nikonov (band 3), another senior partner in the firm, as an authority on VAT, mineral extraction tax and unified social tax.  Chambers Global also rates Mr Nikonov highly for his experience in resolving tax disputes advising on the tax aspects of M&A transactions.
  • DHIR & DHIR ASSOCIATES ADVISES NATIONAL HOUSING BANK ON THE TRANCHE- II OF PUBLIC ISSUE OF TAX FREE

    Dhir & Dhir Associates advised National Housing Bank, wholly owned by Reserve Bank of India, on the Tranche- II of public issue of tax free bonds in the nature of secured, redeemable, non-convertible debentures with benefits under Section 10(15)(iv)(h) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, aggregating upto Rs. 1,000 Crore.
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    In a recent landmark judgment of the Hon'ble Andhra Pradesh High Court in the matter of Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd. (DCHL) & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors ., the Hon'ble Court has laid down an important principal of law to the effect that SARFAESI Action can be taken by an assignee/ successor in interest only if the original lender had SARFAESI power.
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    Dhir & Dhir Associates advised National Housing Bank, wholly owned by Reserve Bank of India, on the public issue of tax free bonds in the nature of secured, redeemable, non-convertible debentures with benefits under Section 10(15)(iv)(h) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, aggregating upto Rs. 2,100 Crore.
  • Angel Buzalov from “Popov & Partners” has participated in “Legal Day 2014”of GBICC

    On 20.03.2014 was carried the first part of the annually organized forum "Legal Day" of German-Bulgarian Industrial Commercial Chamber. Representatives of the leading legal companies in Bulgaria and industry representatives also took part in the event.
  • “Popov & Partners” took part in the consultations organized by the German-Bulgarian Industrial C

    On 24.03.2014 a meeting of the Advisory Board "Law" of the German-Bulgarian Industrial Commercial Chamber (GBICC) was held. The event was attended by representatives of the business as well as lawyers from major law firms in Bulgaria, including the law firm "Popov & Partners."