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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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Excellence in Distribution: Noerr Partner Karl Rauser wins ILO Client Choice Award 2013

February 2013. Press Releases by Noerr (view listing).

International Law Office (ILO) has selected Noerr partner Dr. Karl Rauser with the "Client Choice Award 2013" for his excellent performance in the franchising category for Germany. Already in October 2012, Germany's legal publisher JUVE selected Noerr winner in the "Law Firm of the Year for Distribution, Trade and Logistics" category at the prestigious JUVE Awards.

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November 2012. Press Releases by Noerr (view listing).

Noerr has been named European Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer’s fourth annual European Awards. The firm also won the category of Law Firm of the Year: Germany.

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Noerr shortlisted for British Legal Awards and The Lawyer European Awards

October 2012. Press Releases by Noerr (view listing).

For the second consecutive year, Noerr has been shortlisted for ‘European Law Firm of the Year’ at the 2012 British Legal Awards. Again, Noerr is the only German law firm that has been included in the selection, handed out every year by UK legal journal Legal Week.

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Noerr advises insolvency administrator on the sale of Q-Cell's Solibro to China's Hanergy

July 2012. Press Releases by Noerr (view listing).

The leading German photovoltaic company Q-Cells SE and the provisional insolvency administrator of its subsidiary Solibro GmbH, Henning Schorisch of hww wienberg Wilhelm, have sold the subsidiary to the Hanergy Holding Group, one of the largest Chinese renewable energy technology companies. Q-Cells SE was legally advised by a Noerr team led by the Dresden partner Sebastian Voigt.

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Noerr advises Andritz on takeover of Schuler

July 2012. Press Releases by Noerr (view listing).

The international technology group Andritz has signed an agreement with Germany's Schuler Beteiligungen GmbH to acquire the latter’s 38.5% in the SDAX listed Schuler AG.

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Noerr selected Best German Law Firm at the 2012 ILO Client Choice Awards

February 2012. Press Releases by Noerr (view listing).

For the second successive time and the third time overall, Noerr is awarded the ILO Client Choice Award as best German law firm. Both last year and in 2007, the law firm was the national winner in the international survey.

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Upturn in German M&A market to be expected

February 2012. Press Releases by Noerr (view listing).

Düsseldorf/Munich, 13 February 2012. “Following a downturn in the German M&A market at the end of the year, we are expecting increased activity in 2012.” This assessment was given by Dr Thomas Schulz, Co-Head of Corporate at the international law firm Noerr, at the mergermarket German M&A and Private Equity Forum in Düsseldorf. Noerr is one of the leading transactional services law firms and was able last year to reinforce its position amongst the top 10 law firms in the German market according to the latest mergermarket League Tables.

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  • New Top Level Domains – Noerr expert warns against trademark infringements

    On June 13, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published the names of those who have applied for a new top level domain the ending of which may be geographic, such as "munich", industry identification such as "insurance" and even all trademark names and company descriptions such as "canon" and "adidas".
    - Noerr

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