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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.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

El-Aref International Law Office has been chosen by Intercontinental Finance Magazine as winner of P

October 2012. Press Releases by El-Aref Law Office (view listing).

El Aref International Law Office have been successfully chosen as the winner of Premier Lebanese Corporate Law Firm in Asia by Intercontinental Finance Magazine for the Continent Awards 2012.

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El-Aref International Law Office advises Client on Compliance Matters regarding Distribution

October 2012. Press Releases by El-Aref Law Office (view listing).

The Firm advised Client in the distribution and services agreement on Antitrust Laws and other compliance matters including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"),  the U.K. Bribery Act 2010

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El-Aref International Law Office represented Medtronic, Inc. in the stock purchase agreement and acq

October 2012. Press Releases by El-Aref Law Office (view listing).

El‐Aref International Law Office represented Medtronic, Inc, in Lebanon in the stock purchase agreement, acquisition and divesture of Physio‐Control, Inc. by Bain Capital.

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El-Aref International Law Office represented Physio-Control, Inc. with Baker & McKenzie

October 2012. Press Releases by El-Aref Law Office (view listing).

El‐Aref International Law Office represented Physio‐Control, Inc. in cooperation with Baker & McKenzie LLP

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El-Aref International Law Office represented Client for CDS Backed Facility of $5 billion facility

March 2012. Press Releases by El-Aref Law Office (view listing).

El-Aref International Law Office represented Client for CDS Backed Facility by International Investment Bank proposing a $5 billion facility.

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Winner of Global Award for International Trade Law Firm of the Year

March 2012. Press Releases by El-Aref Law Office (view listing).

 

El Aref International Law Office have been successfully chosen as the winner of 2012 Global Award for “International Trade Law Firm of the Year in Lebanon”.

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El-Aref advised client in Facility of Goldman Sachs at the amount of $4 Billion US Dollars

November 2011. Press Releases by El-Aref Law Office (view listing).

El-Aref International Law Office represented Client for Debt Facility provided by Goldman Sachs International, at the amount of $4 Billion US Dollars.

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El-Aref International Law Office advises STX Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. in South Korea

October 2011. Press Releases by El-Aref Law Office (view listing).

El-Aref International Law Office advises STX Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. a Korean manufacturer for reciprocated Engines in Equipment Supply Agreement at 245 Million US Dollars.

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El-Aref International Law Office advises Client in Structured Finance, Syndicated Loan

October 2011. Press Releases by El-Aref Law Office (view listing).

El-Aref International Law Office advises Client in Structured Finance, Syndicated Loan and Term Sheet of Senior Secured Loan Facility of (785) Million US Dollars by Investment Bank in London and Dubai

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El-Aref International Law Office Winner of “Energy Law Firm of the Year in Lebanon”

October 2011. Press Releases by El-Aref Law Office (view listing).

El Aref International Law Office have been successfully chosen as the winner of the Corporate Intl 2011 Global Award for “Energy Law Firm of the Year in Lebanon”. 

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El-Aref Intl Law Office succesfully represents American Franchisors in Litigation

November 2010. Press Releases by El-Aref Law Office (view listing).

El-Aref Intl Law Office recently represented General Nutrition Center, Inc. American Franchisor in its claims against its Franchisees in Lebanon based on the grounds of unfair competition. 

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El-Aref Int’l Law Office successfully structured a triangular merger for its Client

November 2010. Press Releases by El-Aref Law Office (view listing).

El-Aref Int’l Law Office successfully structured a triangular merger for its Client. This is the first triangular Merger in Lebanon and is a significant mandate for the firm. It also further demonstrates the firm's existing regional Mergers, Acquisitions capability, and growing expertise. 

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El-Aref Int’l Law Office advised client on 20 Million USD in Private Equity

November 2010. Press Releases by El-Aref Law Office (view listing).

El-Aref International Law Office has advised its client a Saudi corporation as placement agent on a (20) Million US Dollars issue of secured convertible bonds 

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El-Aref Int’l Law Office acted as legal adviser on International Maritime Disputes

October 2010. Press Releases by El-Aref Law Office (view listing).

European International Law Firm asked El-Aref Int’l Law Office to act as legal advisors based upon its expertise in International Maritime Disputes. 

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El-Aref International Law Office July Newsletter

October 2010. Press Releases by El-Aref Law Office (view listing).

Continuing and developing the activity of the firm over last several months, El-Aref International Law Office has recently successfully advised and acted as counsel in the following matters in Europe and in the MENA Region.

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El-Aref International Law among leading Lebanon Law Firms

October 2010. Press Releases by El-Aref Law Office (view listing).

The El-Aref International Law Firm is a law firm with a long history in Lebanon law and also a very modern law firm that can handle any type of corporate and financial issues a business may have. They work with clients in Lebanon and around the world and make sure that every client is completely satisfied. They have a large staff with expertise and experience in many different types of law. If your business needs representation, you should look into working with the best Lebanon law firm, the El-Aref International Law Firm.

 

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El-Aref Law Office new Expansion in the MENA Region

April 2009. Press Releases by El-Aref Law Office (view listing).

El-Aref Law Office has recently opened a representative Office in Iraq, and successfully conducted some of the most leading projects in the Middle East.
 

During the last period, El-Aref Law Office has recently opened a representative offices in Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Belize, Shanghai, Nigeria, Taiwan and Costa Rica.

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Legal Developments worldwide

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  • Korean Financial Regulators Advance Legislation to Introduce Regulatory Sandbox to Spark FinTech

    The 2018 year in review in Korea was notable for the sluggish overall economy, uncertainty surrounding the geo-politics and impact on Korea due to the global trade wars, on-going concerns related to the lack of jobs and unemployment, increased taxes and burdens for businesses and families, and no meaningful improvement or clarity in the current situation for 2019. In response, the Korean National Assembly passed a legislation called the Financial Innovation Support Act (the “FinISA”) on December 7, 2018 to spark the financial services industry in conjunction with FinTech products and services. The FinISA, which will soon take effect in March 2019, is intended to lay the legal foundation to introduce a regulatory sandbox for innovative financial services, where FinTech firms test their new products and services without certain regulatory oversight pursuant to exemptions for a limited period of time (“Sandbox”). As the FinISA exempts or defers application of existing finance-related regulations for new financial technology, products or services with the purpose of fostering the creation of innovative and new financial products and services, it will also support the stabilization of such services in the financial services market at the end of the testing period and is expected that the FinISA will support a revitalization of the FinTech industry which experienced sluggish growth in recent times. In particular, as companies and investors become more interested in security tokens and Security Token Offerings (“STO”) which are regulated by the Financial Investment Services and Capital Markets Act (the “FSCMA”), there have been on-going discussions and debates as to whether the FinISA could lead to a breakthrough in the crypto-asset industry based on blockchain technology. Crypto assets encompasses those assets which utilize blockchain technology where the asset is digitalized by utilization of cryptography, peer-to-peer networks and a public ledger of verified transactions resulting in a ‘units’ of such a crypto asset without any involvement by middle-persons or brokers (e.g., cryptocurrency.
  • DISMISSAL AT NISSAN AND WORKPLACE CRIME PREVENTION

    The sacking of Nissan’s high-profile chairman may have beenproof that nobody is infallible. But Nicola Sharp argues that it should also beseen as an indicator that no company can be considered safe from wrongdoing.
  • 2018 FCPA Enforcement Actions and Highlights

    Overall, 2018 was a more active year in terms of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") enforcement actions compared to 2017.
  • Legality of advertising with statements on the effects of medical treatments

    Advertisements featuring statements on the effects of medical treatments are only permissible if they are supported by sound scientific evidence. This was reaffirmed by the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Frankfurt, the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt.
  • Sayenko Kharenko announces new partner promotion

    Sayenko Kharenko announces new partner promotion
  • ECJ – Distinctive character necessary for registration as EU trade mark

    For a sign to be capable of being registered as an EU trade mark, it must be distinctive across the entire European Union. This was confirmed by the Court of Justice of European Union (ECJ) in a ruling from 25 July 2018.
  • Supporting local and international charitable organizations

    As one of the leading law firms in Cyprus, we are active promoters and supporters of local economic growth by sponsoring local events, applying environmental-friendly practices, minimizing our ecological impact, and most importantly, by raising money for local charities and non-profit organizations.
  • BAG – Employers can claw back bonus payments

    The Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany’s Federal Labour Court, confirmed in a recent ruling that employers can claw back collectively agreed bonus payments from employees under certain circumstances.
  • Stricter supervision in relation to the Scheme for Naturalisation of Investors in Cyprus by Exceptio

    Recently there were a lot of publications within the European Union expressing concerns about the allegedly very high number of Cypriot passports being given to foreign investors the last few years. The Council of Ministers has decided on 9th January 2018 with the decision with number 84.069, to impose a stricter supervision of all the parties involved in the Scheme for the naturalisation of non-Cypriot investors in Cyprus by exception.
  • 19% VAT on Plots

    In order to harmonize the  Acquis Communautaire on the Taxation of untapped and undeveloped plots of land, the Cyprus Government enacted, on 03/11/2017, relevant legislation for the imposition of 19% Value Added Tax (VAT) on these properties, with a date of enforcement being 02/01/2018. The relevant legislation refers to plots/pieces of land offered and/or provided for construction for economic purposes.