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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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  • CommuniquĂ© on Equity Crowdfunding Is Officially Published

    By way of background, in January 2019, the Capital Markets Board (“ CMB ”) had issued an announcement on its website on the Draft CommuniquĂ© on Equity Crowdfunding [1] . The CMB has now officially published the CommuniquĂ© on Crowdfunding No. III-35/A (“ CommuniquĂ© ”), on October 3, 2019. The CommuniquĂ© entered into force as of October 3, 2019.
  • Beneficial Ownership Concept new interpretation from the Russian federal tax service

    The recent interpretative letter issued by the Russian Federal Tax Services (“FTS”) on 08th August 2019, has provided further guidance as to the application of the Beneficial Ownership Concept, further to the letter initially provided on the 12th of April 2018 which adopted a strict approach of the concept. 
  • Cyprus and Netherlands Double Tax Treaty Update

    Cyprus has concluded the negotiations for the avoidance of double taxation with the Netherlands. The double tax treaty was agreed at technocratic level in Hague. It is expected to be signed by the end of 2019 or early in 2020.
  • Vacancy - Senior Corporate Lawyer

    The Senior Corporate Lawyer, who will be reporting to Partners, will be working with both the firm’s legal team as well as the financial services team. The successful candidate will be requested to show initiative, take on certain responsibilities within the firm, work in a multinational environment and will immediately be given the opportunity to further advance their career within the law firm.
  • CJEU RULED ON THE APPLICATION OF THE BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP CONCEPT

    The judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on February 26, 2019, in the “Danish Beneficial Ownership Cases”, can be perceived as a landmark on the interpretation of the Beneficial Ownership concept under the Interest and Royalties Directive (IRD) and the Parent-Subsidiary Directive (PSD).
  • Court of Justice rules on source of income for Derivative Residence applications

    On 2 October 2019, the Court of Justice delivered its judgment in Bajratari v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Directive 2004/38/EC) Case C-93/18 which concerns Chen applications and the source of funds for self-sufficiency. 
  • End of the ‘centre of life test’ in Surinder Singh cases?

    In the recent case of  ZA (Reg 9. EEA Regs; abuse of rights) Afghanistan   [2019] UKUT 281 (IAC ), the Upper Tribunal found that there is no basis in EU law for the centre of life test, as set out in Regulation 9(3)(a) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 (the “Regulations”). It further found that it is not to be applied when Judges assess  Surinder Singh  cases that appear before them.
  • ITALIAN RULES ON JOINT VENTURES IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AND CONCESSIONS

    Italian rules on jointventures concerning public procurement and concession contracts are set out inlight of the European legal framework provided for in Directive 2014/23/EU and 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council. The European rules aim to ensurethe best use of public money so that EU citizens benefit from strategicinvestments and services at fair prices. In this context, public procurementand concessions represent key instruments that need to be regulated and standardisedin order to ensure free movement of goods, freedom of establishment and freedomto provide services.
  • Terms of employment as a sole representative

    In this article we examine the working arrangements of sole representatives, looking at the terms and conditions of employment that the Home Office will expect a sole representative to have in order to qualify as a representative of an overseas business.  
  • Can Sole Representatives Be Shareholders?

    The Immigration Rules require that an applicant for a  sole representative visa  is not “a  majority shareholder in the overseas business”.