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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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Montenegrin Competition Agency takes over State Aid control

April 2018. Press Releases by Karanovic & Nikolic (view listing).

As of recently, state aid control is a part of the Montenegrin Competition Agency's (the "Agency") scope of authority. The Montenegrin Parliament enacted a new State Aid Control Law (the "State Aid Law"), largely aligned with the EU legal framework - especially with Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU. In the institutional sense, the new law grants the Agency the competence for reviewing state aid, since the former State Aid Commission was not considered a sufficiently operationally-independent authority - which represented an issue in Montenegro's EU accession negotiations (Chapter 8).

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Prohibition of competition – BGH bolsters commercial agents’ rights

April 2018. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

Commercial agency agreements often include a prohibition of competition, also known as a no-competition clause. Notwithstanding this, certain clauses in the general terms and conditions may be invalid, as is clear from a ruling of the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany’s Federal Supreme Court (Az.: VII ZR 100/15).

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Bär & Karrer Advised Copernicus Holding on the Establishment of its Structure and Obtaining a FINMA

April 2018. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

Copernicus Group is a financial service provider in the canton Ticino for institutional and private UHNWI clients, offering also family office and wealth planning services. The group consists of Copernicus Asset Management SA and Copernicus Wealth Management and Services SA. On 20 March 2018, Copernicus Asset Management started operating as a fully licensed Swiss asset manager of collective investment schemes.

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OLG Düsseldorf – Deletions in a will need to be ambiguous

April 2018. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

If a testator removes parts of his will, these deletions should demonstrably come from him. Otherwise, the deleted passages might still be effective.

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Sayenko Kharenko advised the world’s largest brewing corp. in respect of creating of a joint ventu

April 2018. Press Releases by Sayenko Kharenko (view listing).

Sayenko Kharenko advised the world’s largest brewing corporation in respect of creating of a joint venture

Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A./N.V. (AB InBev) and SUN InBev Ukraine in relation to the combination of the Russian and Ukrainian businesses and assets of AB InBev and Anadolu Efes Biracilik ve Malt Sanayii AS (Efes), two of the world’s largest brewing companies, and the creation of a joint venture. Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP acted as AB InBev’s global counsel, while Efes was represented by Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.

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Foyen assist NetNordic in acquisition of Efftel

April 2018. Press Releases by Foyen Advokatfirma AB (view listing).

13 April, 2018

Foyen has assisted NetNordic in its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Efftel AB, including its subsidiary Efftel Solutions AB. Efftel delivers cloud based telephony and communication services to Swedish businesses. Efftel has 12 employees and revenues of ca. SEK 20 million.

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Karanović & Nikolić Recognized as Top Tier Law Firm by Legal 500

April 2018. Press Releases by Karanovic & Nikolic (view listing).

We are proud to announce that Karanović & Nikolić and its cooperating lawyers have once again been recognized as a top tier legal practice on the 2018 Legal 500 list of leading law firms. This prestigious UK-based directory provides comprehensive worldwide coverage on recommended law firms.

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During his participation with the Qatari trade delegation

April 2018. Press Releases by Gulf Legal Consultants (view listing).

Mr. Jumah Nasser Al Kaabi, Director of Gulf Legal Consultants, during his participation with the Qatari trade delegation accompanying the Emir's visit to the U.S.

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جمعة الكعبي للعرب

April 2018. Press Releases by Gulf Legal Consultants (view listing).

جمعة الكعبي للعرب

(( ضروري للدفاع عن مقدرات الوطن ))

للمزيد انقر هنا

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Enforcement of a Pledge over the Shares of a Cyprus Company (“Cyprus Pledge”)

April 2018. Press Releases by Stelios Americanos & Co (view listing).

A. Pledge

A pledge is by definition a possessory security interest and thus involves the delivery of possession, actual or constructive. A security interest is valid and enforceable once it has been attached to the asset and is perfected. A security interest that has been attached and perfected is enforceable as between the pledgor and pledgee. The effect of attachment is that the security interest fastens on the asset so as to give the creditor rights in rem.

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Bär & Karrer Advises Allianz Suisse on the Acquisition of DAS Switzerland

April 2018. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

On 3 April 2018, Allianz Suisse Versicherungs-Gesellschaft AG has acquired all shares in DAS Rechtsschutz-Versicherungs-AG. Through this acquisition Allianz Swiss becomes one of the largest providers of legal protection insurance in the Swiss market.

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MMAN Advocates Appoints Carole Ayugi as Managing Partner

April 2018. Press Releases by Muthaura Mugambi Ayugi & Njonjo Advocates (view listing).

MMAN Advocates is delighted to announce the appointment of Carole Ayugi as Managing Partner beginning January 1, 2018. Carole, one of the founding Partners, has over 15 years experience in commercial and corporate law with a focus on Corporate Transactions, Employment & Pensions, Intellectual Property, Projects andAlternative Dispute Resolution.

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OTS Solicitors Unveils Opening of Dubai Office And Invites You To A Seminar On UK Business Visa Requ

April 2018. Press Releases by OTS Solicitors (view listing).

OTS Solicitors has experienced rapid success and growth over the last 12 months.  As part of our expansion, the partners are now proud to announce the opening of our Dubai office on 1st May 2018.

To celebrate the opening of the Dubai branch which will focus on the firm’s very high net-worth private client advisory business, OTS Partners, Mr Oshin Shahiean and Ms Teni Shahiean, along with Ms Saida Ahmed, Senior business immigration Advisor are hosting a seminar at the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights 14th April 2018.  The seminar is entitled “UK Business Visa Requirements - Helping foreign nationals and businesses enter and remain in the UK”.  In addition, the partners and senior immigration advisor, Ms Saida Ahmed will be providing businesses and individuals interested in relocating to the UK the opportunity to talk about their ambitions further in 30-minute one-to-one sessions on Sunday, 15th April and Monday, 16th April 2016.

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BGH on compensation for bribes

April 2018. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

Bribes are immoral and justify compensation claims for damages. These can be directed at recipients as well as those who initiated the bribes.

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Arendt & Medernach appoints three new Partners

April 2018. Press Releases by Arendt & Medernach (view listing).

Luxembourg, 25 January 2018 - Arendt & Medernach has the pleasure of announcing the appointment of three new Partners.

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Tariff regulation 2018: specifics of application and judicial practice

April 2018. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) and the VEGAS LEX law firm, involving FAS Russia and the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation (Minenergo of Russia), held a round-table meeting that was devoted to specifics and prospects for development of law enforcement practices in tariff regulation taking into account the legislation in force.

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VEGAS LEX conventionally participated in the MIPIM-2018, the largest international property forum in

April 2018. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 14 March 2017, Igor Chumachenko, Partner of VEGAS LEX, spoke at the Tenth Session of Cannes Investors Club, the annual meeting of the property market leaders within the framework of the MIPIM International Investment Exhibition, and talked about the key legislative changes in the area of construction and investment activities for 2017-2018.

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Karanović & Nikolić Supports The Belgrade Pre-Moot Competition & Arbitration Conference

April 2018. Press Releases by Karanovic & Nikolic (view listing).

With record breaking attendance this year, Karanović & Nikolić continued its traditional support to the Belgrade pre-moot and X Belgrade Arbitration conference, organized by the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law.

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Landmark Deal: PPF Acquires Telenor’s CEE Operations for 2.8 Billion Euros

April 2018. Press Releases by Karanovic & Nikolic (view listing).

Karanović & Nikolić, together with White & Case as lead international counsel, advised PPF Group, the Czech investment firm, on the EUR 2.8 billion acquisition of Telenor's assets in Central and Eastern Europe. The transaction includes the Norwegian telecoms firm's mobile operations in Bulgaria, Hungary, Montenegro and Serbia, as well as the technology service provider Telenor Common Operation. The transaction requires necessary regulatory approval and is expected to be completed within Q3 2018.

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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Report on the distinctiveness of a trade mark

April 2018. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

In order to be able to register a company symbol or logo as a trade mark, it needs to have the necessary distinctive character to distinguish it from the products and services of other businesses.

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Karanović & Nikolić at the Symposium for Lawyers in Serbian Banks

April 2018. Press Releases by Karanovic & Nikolic (view listing).

Maja Jovančević Šetka, partner ⃰ at Karanović & Nikolić's Banking & Finance practice group, held a presentation titled "Risk Participation Agreement – Collateral or Derivative, Implementation of the Law on Foreign Exchange Operations" at a symposium for lawyers in Serbian banks. Organised by the Association of Serbian Banks, the conference was held at Lake Palić in Serbia, on the 8th and 9th of March, under the title "The Status of Banks and Legal Protection".

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Cederquist represents NDX Intressenter AB in connection with its public cash offer for Nordax Group

April 2018. Press Releases by Advokatfirman Cederquist (view listing).

Cederquist represents NDX Intressenter AB, a bidding vehicle jointly established by Nordic Capital Fund VIII and Sampo plc, in connection with its public cash offer for Nordax Group AB (publ.).

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Bygghemma Group listed on Nasdaq Stockholm

April 2018. Press Releases by Advokatfirman Cederquist (view listing).

The shares in Bygghemma Group First AB (publ) have today, on 27 March 2018, been admitted to trading on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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Karanović & Nikolić at the Intellectual Property in Serbia Conference

April 2018. Press Releases by Karanovic & Nikolic (view listing).

Tamara Bubalo, Associate in Karanović & Nikolić's Intellectual Property practice group, held a presentation on 5 March at the "Intellectual Property in Serbia" conference. Organized by the European Law Students Association (ELSA) as part of the "IP Law in Serbia" project, the event was held at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law< premises and was attended by more than 140 eminent legal and business professionals and students.

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Internal Lawyers Seminar

April 2018. Press Releases by Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC (view listing).

Our firm organized an exciting retreat weekend for the legal team that aimed in encouraging the lawyers to enforce internal ties, discuss internal matters, develop their skills further and have fun with the colleagues. The retreat weekend took place on the 24th and 25th February 2018 in Elysium Hotel in Paphos.

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Karanović & Nikolić: Managing Emotions in Labour Disputes – More than Law

April 2018. Press Releases by Karanovic & Nikolic (view listing).

On 21 March, Karanović & Nikolić held its traditional student workshop titled “Managing Emotions in Labour Disputes – More than Law”. The event was organised in cooperation with the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law.

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MEDICAL CANNABIS LEGALISATION

April 2018. Press Releases by Stelios Americanos & Co (view listing).

THE MAIN PROVISIONS OF THE LEGISLATION WHICH IS UNDER DISCUSSION BEFORE THE HOUSE OF THE REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE LEGALISATION OF THE IMPORTATION AND/OR PRODUCTION AND/OR CULTIVATION OF PHARMACEUTICAL CANNABIS

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FBME Bank Ltd: Compensation to Depositors, Deadline until 11th April 2018.

April 2018. Press Releases by Stelios Americanos & Co (view listing).

The Central Bank of Cyprus has on 9/4/2016, activated the procedure for the payment of compensation amount from the Deposit Guarantee Fund for Banks for deposits held in FBME Bank Ltd – Cyprus branch.

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LAG Hamm: Dismissal on grounds of suspicion must comply with strict requirements

April 2018. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

If an employer wants to issue notice of dismissal on grounds of suspicion, the circumstances need to be sufficiently suspicious such that it is almost certain the employee in question committed the relevant offence.

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Sayenko Kharenko has represented the interests of Group DF

April 2018. Press Releases by Sayenko Kharenko (view listing).

Sayenko Kharenko has represented the interests of Group DF in an interim review of anti-dumping measures applied to imports into Ukraine of nitrate ammonium originating in the Russian Federation 2018.04.04_sk_group_df_eng

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STAMP DUTY

April 2018. Press Releases by Stelios Americanos & Co (view listing).

1. Scope of the Stamp duty Law.

1.1.Stamp duty is governed by Stamp Duty Law (19/1963) (hereinafter the “Law”). The Law (article 4 (1)) provides that the documents that are specifically named in its first schedule (and only such documents) are subject to stamp duty provided these documents relate to: (i) assets situated within the Republic of Cyprus; or (ii) matters or things to be performed or done in Cyprus; irrespective of the place of execution of such documents.

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Cyprus’ strong economic recovery-2018 Outlook

March 2018. Press Releases by Stelios Americanos & Co (view listing).

Cyprus’ strong economic recovery will continue in 2018 with the GDP expected to be 3.2% (2017: 3.8%) which is well above the European Union average. Inflation forecast shows an increase in 2018 to 1.2% (2017: 0.7%) well within the healthy limits, with unemployment expected to be near the 10% mark in comparison with 13% of the year before.

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Foyen has assisted Stena Renewable with procurement of 19 new wind turbines

March 2018. Press Releases by Foyen Advokatfirma AB (view listing).

15 March, 2018

Stena Renewable AB builds 16 wind turbines in the Kronoberget wind power farm and three wind turbines at Vindpark Saxberget. The new capacity adds on to Stena Renewable’s existing 17 wind turbines in operation at Saxberget.

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Karanović & Nikolić Ranks as Leading Law Firm in Chambers Europe 2018

March 2018. Press Releases by Karanovic & Nikolic (view listing).

We are proud to announce that Karanović & Nikolić has once again emerged on top of the rankings on the most recent list of leading European law firms – the prestigious Chambers Europe 2018. This year's edition of the Chambers Europe has highlighted seven different practice areas within the Karanović & Nikolić legal practice and cooperating offices as belonging to top tier level – Corporate/Commercial, Banking & Finance, Competition/Antitrust, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Energy and Real Estate.

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Bär & Karrer Advises XO Holding on Sale of Priora to Eiffage Construction

March 2018. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

XO Holding AG sold Priora AG, a leading Swiss project developer and general / total contractor (GC/TC), to Eiffage Construction SA, a French company forming part of the Euronext listed Eiffage group.

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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Evaluating a trade mark’s distinctiveness

March 2018. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

Before a mark can be registered as a trade mark, it needs to be assessed whether it possesses the necessary distinctiveness vis-à-vis other vendors’ products and services.

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Announcement of New Senior Associate: ARV Jacoba

March 2018. Press Releases by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (view listing).

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is pleased to announce the promotion of Anthony R.V. Jacoba as senior associate effective January 1, 2018.

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ELA & SyCipLaw Contribution to Trinity Domus Funds in Dominica

March 2018. Press Releases by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (view listing).

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan joined fellow Employment Law Alliance (ELA) members in raising funds for the rebuilding and refitting of educational and daycare facilities in Dominica following the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. SyCipLaw is ELA’s exclusive member firm in the Philippines.

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A comparison of Cyprus and BVI corporate structures in the light of recent global tax reforms

March 2018. Press Releases by Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC (view listing).

The recent revelations in the Panama and Paradise Papers illustrated the need for companies to make a shift towards more responsible fiscal behaviour and tax responsibilities. International guidelines such as the OECD guidelines and the 4th EU AML Directive clarify that evasive fiscal practices will be disclosed. This article analyses the implications on some of the most established corporate structure vehicles, British Virgin Islands (BVI) business companies and Cyprus companies, by outlining their key characteristics and evaluating how each jurisdiction is adhering to stricter international compliance standards.

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Sayenko Kharenko advises Ukreximbank on UAH 4 billion repeat of hryvnia-denominated Eurobond

March 2018. Press Releases by Sayenko Kharenko (view listing).

Sayenko Kharenko advises Ukreximbank on successful UAH 4 billion repeat of hryvnia-denominated Eurobond

Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to JSC “The State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine” in connection with UAH 4,051,000,000 (approximately USD 150,000,000) 16.5 per cent. Loan Participation Notes due 2021. Citigroup Global Markets Limited and J.P. Morgan Securities plc acted as joint lead managers for the issue. sk_ukreximbank_uah_lpn_press-release_eng

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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience drafting valid wills

March 2018. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

Anyone who wants their estate to be organized in accordance with their wishes prepares a will. However, there are many pitfalls that can result in the will being ineffective.

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Bär & Karrer Advised Axcel on the Acquisition of Invima

March 2018. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

The Danish private equity company Axcel has acquired all shares in Invima AB, a Swedish corporation, with its subsidiaries including two Swiss subsidiaries. Under the IsaDora brand, Invima AB is one of the Nordic region's leading manufacturers and distributors of cosmetics, with sales in approximately 5,000 stores in forty different countries. The seller Ingvar Vigstrand with family will remain as a minority owner in the new group.

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VEGAS LEX discusses practice of proving business losses in court

March 2018. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 21 February 2018, VEGAS LEX’s experts with the support of RSPP Committee for Property and Judicial System held a conference in Moscow, following a series of events dedicated to main trends in disputes involving recovery of business losses and recommendations for getting the best result (for a plaintiff or a defendant).

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How to protect your interests when concluding and terminating a lease agreement?

March 2018. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 20 February 2018, VEGAS LEX held a conference dedicated to legal aspects of lease relations, certain tax matters, disputes under lease agreements and analysis of the commercial and office property markets.

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AVELLUM Advises Ukrzaliznytsia on USD1 Billion Collaboration with General Electric

March 2018. Press Releases by Avellum (view listing).

AVELLUM Advises Ukrzaliznytsia on USD1 Billion Collaboration with General Electric

AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to Public Joint Stock Company “Ukrainian Railway” (“Ukrzaliznytsia”) on a USD1 billion collaboration with General Electric Company (“GE”). The project aims at renovating and modernising the locomotive fleet of Ukrzaliznytsia through a long-term joint collaboration for the supply of up to 225 new locomotives and modernisation of 75 currently operating locomotives. In 2018-2019, GE is expected to supply 30 new locomotives to Ukrzaliznytsia through a financial lease agreement with Joint Stock Company “The State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine”.

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Rescinding acceptance of an inheritance on account of an error

March 2018. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

It is only possible to rescind acceptance of an inheritance on account of an error concerning the estate’s over-indebtedness if the heir assumed that the estate was of value.

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OTS Solicitors Is Expanding To Chancery Lane

March 2018. Press Releases by OTS Solicitors (view listing).

OTS Solicitors is delighted to announce that due to rapid growth and expansion, the firm has now expanded into additional offices.  The firm is adding 160 sq meters of office space at a new Chancery Lane branch in addition to its current 80 sq meters in the existing Fleet Street office, providing a total of 240sq meters with room for further expansion.  From 12th March 2018, the team at OTS Solicitors will see all clients at their new offices located at 25 Southampton Buildings WC2A 1AL.

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Sayenko Kharenko names five new partners

March 2018. Press Releases by Sayenko Kharenko (view listing).

Sayenko Kharenko is pleased to announce the promotion of five new partners in six of the firm's market-leading practices: banking & finance, capital markets, corporate & M&A, international arbitration, international trade, and private wealth management.

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Chambers Global 2018 ranks SyCipLaw as Band 1 Firm

March 2018. Press Releases by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (view listing).

Chambers Global 2018 has ranked SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan as a Band 1 firm in Corporate & Finance and Projects, Infrastructure & Energy.

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