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AKD assisted BBB Cycling shareholders in takeover by Pon

July 2015. Press Releases by AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen N.V (view listing).

Pon acquired 100% of the shares in Augusta Benelux BV (known under the trade name BBB).

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Energy specialist David Coull named as top international expert

July 2015. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

A leading international legal directory has named Bell Gully partner David Coull as one of the top energy specialists in the world.

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AKD advises Greenwheels founders

July 2015. Press Releases by AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen N.V (view listing).

AKD recently advised the founders of Greenwheels during the sale of their company to Volkswagen Financial Services AG and Pon. These two companies had been interested in acquiring Greenwheels since 2012.

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AKD advises Newion

July 2015. Press Releases by AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen N.V (view listing).

AKD advised Newion Investments Capital Early Work Placement Fund during the investment in 24i Unit Media B.V. Newion acquired a minority shareholding with this investment.

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AKD assisted the shareholder of Morgan Clark & Company

July 2015. Press Releases by AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen N.V (view listing).

Morgan Clark & Company, a Dutch company specialized in IT consultancy, has become part of U.S. based Mobiquity Inc. (NASDAQ: MOBQ)

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AKD advises shareholders AB OVO International with takeover by Nordian Capital Partners

July 2015. Press Releases by AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen N.V (view listing).

Ab Ovo is an international provider of enterprise software solutions serving the distinctive markets of transport and logistics and offers best-of-breed third party technology solutions for complex issues in the areas of planning, scheduling and optimization (Advanced Planning and Scheduling or 'APS') to, amongst others, rail cargo operators, shipping companies, and a variety of passenger transport companies and infra providers. Ab Ovo has a work force of over 100 employees in the Netherlands and Germany, Ab Ovo caters to blue chip clients across Europe, including the Benelux, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Croatia, United Kingdom.

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AKD assists Alten with takeover of shares in the EclipseIT companies

July 2015. Press Releases by AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen N.V (view listing).

AKD assisted Alten with the transaction, by which Alten has acquired all the shares in the EclipseIT companies owned by Frontstream Ltd., a Cyprus-based company. Alten Europe S.A.R.L., a company listed in France, thus acquires ownership of these companies via Alten Nederland B.V.

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AKD assists HumanCapitalCare with takeover of ArboNed

July 2015. Press Releases by AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen N.V (view listing).

With its takeover of ArboNed, HumanCapitalCare has increased its workforce from 20 at its founding in 2001 to a current 1,250, and its annual revenue to EUR 125 million. The two companies combined will now be providing health and vitality services to more than 70,000 employers and over 1.5 million employees. A particular aspect of this transaction is that ASR, along with CZ, will once again be participating in the new combination, and that the requisite permission of the Dutch Healthcare Authority has been obtained.

AKD's team was formed by Vincent Wibaut, Zabdaj Pollen, Marije Osse, Anna Fredova, Geertje Leijten and Aniek Schadd.

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AKD advises ARES Capital on its exit from Aspria Group

July 2015. Press Releases by AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen N.V (view listing).

ARES Management LP’s real estate fund, which has been the major shareholder in Aspria Group for over 10 years, sold its interests in various Aspria entities.

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Competition Commission Carries out Dawn Raids in Serbia

July 2015. Press Releases by Karanovic & Nikolic (view listing).

This July, the President of the Serbian Competition Commission (the “Commission”), Mr. Miloje Obradović, hinted in an interview that the Commission was ready to commence unannounced market investigations (dawn raids) of companies suspected of infringing competition law. The President stated that the Commission did not intend to focus on small companies, but rather, on leading market players.

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VEGAS LEX holds energy supply agreement workshop for Yekaterinburgenergosbyt

July 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On July 16 and 17, VEGAS LEX organized a workshop for Yekaterinburgenergosbyt company at the UMMC Technical University, aimed at exploring the organization and legal model of the wholesale and retail electricity markets’ work.

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Vuk Draskovic of Bojovic & Partners spoke at the Opening Ceremony of the International Student Week

July 2015. Press Releases by Bojovic & Partners (view listing).

Vuk Draskovic of Bojovic & Partners spoke at the Official Opening Ceremony of the International Student Week at the Assembly of the city of Belgrade

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Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC “International Tax Planning Law Firm of the Year in Cyprus, 20

July 2015. Press Releases by Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC (view listing).

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC has been recognised as the “International Tax Planning Law Firm in Cyprus for 2015”.

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VEGAS LEX attends Federal Road Agency workshop on funding sources for road construction

July 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On July 14, 2015, the Federal Road Agency (Rosavtodor) hosted a workshop, Funding Sources for Regional Projects in the Road Construction Industry, where plans for federal subsidizing of lucrative PPP-projects in Russian regions were presented.

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Austria: Schoenherr advises Allianz Capital Partners on its first acquisition of wind parks in Austr

July 2015. Press Releases by Schönherr (view listing).

Schoenherr advised Allianz Capital Partners (ACP) on its acquisition of four wind parks in the Austrian state of Lower Austria from ImWind, one of the country’s largest wind farm operators, with a portfolio of 320 MW in operation. read more...

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AKD assisted the shareholder of Metalak Benelux with the sale of the company to Axalta

July 2015. Press Releases by AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen N.V (view listing).

​ Metalak is a global producer of liquid and powder coatings, with offices in Bornem (Belgium) and Tiel (the Netherlands).  Metalak is marketleader in the Netherlands in the sale of non-paint products.

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AKD advises Krijger Holding in connection with the sale of Krijger Meelfabriek Renesse B.V.

July 2015. Press Releases by AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen N.V (view listing).

On 17 February 2015, the notarial deed by which the title to 100% of the shares in the capital of Krijger Meelfabriek Renesse B.V. was transferred to Veemaal B.V., a subsidiary of the Belgian company Dossche Mills N.V., has been executed, and Veemaal B.V. consequently acquired these shares from Krijger Holding B.V., the sole shareholder of Krijger Meelfabriek Renesse B.V. An AKD team led by Carlos Pita Cao assisted the seller.

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AKD involved by acquisition Lanthio Pharma

July 2015. Press Releases by AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen N.V (view listing).

MorphoSys acquired for an amount of EUR 20 million all outstanding shares in the capital of biopharmaceutical company Lanthio Pharma from the other shareholders, including INKEF Capital, BioGeneration Ventures and HanzePoort.

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How recent taxation trends affect Russian and foreign businesses in Russia

July 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX has hosted a roundtable on recent trends in tax administration, attended by Finance Ministry and Federal Tax Service experts.

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Goltsblat BLP advises Rosimushchestvo on Bashneft shareholder’s agreement

July 2015. Press Releases by Goltsblat BLP (view listing).

The Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP, has won an open tender to provide advisory (legal) services to the Federal Property Management Agency (Rosimushchestvo).

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Special investment contract to facilitate investment projects implementation

July 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Head of VEGAS LEX Commercial Group Julia Tormagova has spoken at the Intersectoral Industrial Forum 2015, devoted to the non-financial economy support policies, the future of the financial and construction sectors, and international cooperation.

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Real estate in St. Barths presents investment opportunity for US HNWIs

July 2015. Press Releases by EMMANUEL JACQUES Avocats – Law Firm (view listing).

Kelsey Butler

June 23rd, 2014

A rebounding international real estate market is creating attractive investment opportunities in St. Barths for wealthy US residents, one industry expert said.

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Igor Chumachenko live on RBC TV: industrial zones development bill needs to be discussed with busine

July 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX partner Igor Chumachenko has commented on the planned legislation that will allow confiscating land in industrial zones on the RBC TV channel.

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Austria: Schoenherr advises immigon and ERGO on the sale of VICTORIA VOLKSBANKEN

July 2015. Press Releases by Schönherr (view listing).

read more...Schoenherr advised immigon portfolioabbau ag ("immigon") and ERGO Versicherungsgruppe ("ERGO"), the two majority shareholders of VICTORIA-VOLKSBANKEN Pensionskassen Aktiengesellschaft and VICTORIA-VOLKSBANKEN Vorsorgekasse AG, on the sale of their shareholdings in both the pension and the provident fund to BONUS Pensionskassen Aktiengesellschaft. read more...

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RBC, VEGAS LEX organize conference on redevelopment of industrial zones as new development legislati

July 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Igor Chumachenko, VEGAS LEX partner and head of the Real Estate, Land & Construction Practice, has chaired a conference on modernization and development of industrial zones and comprehensive land development in Moscow and the Moscow Region, organized by RBC and VEGAS LEX.

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New Counsel and Senior Associates Appointed at Avellum Partners

July 2015. Press Releases by Avellum Partners (view listing).

Kyiv, 7 July 2015 – The partners of Avellum are pleased to announce Counsel and Senior Associate promotions across the range of key practice areas effective 1 July 2015.

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Bojovic & Partners is supporting International Student Week

July 2015. Press Releases by Bojovic & Partners (view listing).

Bojovic & Partners is supporting International Student Week in Belgrade organized by World Youth Wave.

 

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The Russian Constitutional Court has upheld Sony Mobile’s appeal, which was prepared by lawyers

July 2015. Press Releases by Pepeliaev Group (view listing).

Russia's Constitutional Court has held to be invalid the requirement of the Russian Tax Code that a taxpayer should include in its tax base for VAT not only the cost of goods (work, or services) sold, but also the amount of an insurance payout the taxpayer has received because the buyer has breached its obligation to pay for the goods (work or services). 

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SEE/Austria: HETA: Schoenherr supported Austrian Finance Ministry's negotiating group

July 2015. Press Releases by Schönherr (view listing).

Schoenherr provided support to the negotiating group established by Austria's Federal Ministry of Finance for the talks that have led to the successful conclusion of a political agreement in principle between the Republic of Austria and the German state of Bavaria that aims at settling all legal disputes concerning HETA. read more...

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Goltsblat BLP successfully supported purchase by Horizon Properties of Sponda assets

July 2015. Press Releases by Goltsblat BLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has advised Horizon Properties in connection to the purchase of a shopping centre and an office building in Moscow.

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Emmanuel Jacques Presents Seminar on Investing in Saint Barths

July 2015. Press Releases by EMMANUEL JACQUES Avocats – Law Firm (view listing).

On January 29, Emmanuel Jacques, Managing Partner, Emmanuel Jacques Almosnino Law Firm in Saint Barths, will present a free seminar on investing in the Caribbean island of Saint Barths which will take place at The Plaza Hotel, located at 768 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York.

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Austria: Schoenherr advises UNION Investment on prominent real estate transactions in Vienna

July 2015. Press Releases by Schönherr (view listing).

Schoenherr has advised UNION Investment Real Estate GmbH, one of Europe's leading property investment management companies, on several prominent real estate acquisitions that the Hamburg-based group has made in Vienna. In addition to space2move, Schoenherr has also advised UNION Investment. read more...

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Stephen Baker Speaks at International Fraud Conference in Hong Kong

July 2015. Press Releases by Baker & Partners (view listing).

Stephen Baker, Senior Partner at Baker & Partners, recently participated in a panel discussion at the C5 Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery conference in Hong Kong about tracing the proceeds of fraud and corruption into key offshore jurisdictions.

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AT/SK:Schoenherr advises VB-Leasing International on sale of Slovak leasing business to ČSOB Leasin

July 2015. Press Releases by Schönherr (view listing).

Schoenherr advised VB-Leasing International (VBLI), the joint venture between Österreichische Volksbanken-AG (ÖVAG) and Germany's VR-Leasing AG, on the sale of VB Leasing Slovakia to ČSOB Leasing, a. s., a subsidiary of Belgium's KBC Group, and on the replacement of 100% of the shareholder funding at par (including accrued interest) by the KBC Group. read more...

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VEGAS LEX becomes official partner of Transport Systems of Russia forum

July 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The strategic forum, Transport Systems of Russia: Investing in Mobility and Integration, will take place on July 2 and 3, supported by VEGAS LEX.

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Pepeliaev Group Impresses in the IFLR 1000

July 2015. Press Releases by Pepeliaev Group (view listing).

The annual international IFLR 1000 ratings have named Pepeliaev Group among the top firms for legal support on restructuring and bankruptcy projects (Tier 3). Though much of the firm’s work remains confidential, there are a few matters, which are public knowledge. One example is advising a former shareholder and the CEO of Sitronics during an application for subsidiary liability to be imposed on them in the context of the bankruptcy case of ZAO Digital Electronics.

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Pepeliaev Group successfully appealed on behalf of Sony

July 2015. Press Releases by Pepeliaev Group (view listing).

The Russian Constitutional Court has accepted for prosecution an appeal by LLC Sony Mobile Communications Rus, which is represented by law firm Pepeliaev Group.

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Important Staff Appointments

July 2015. Press Releases by Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC (view listing).

Stella Strati appointed as Cyprus National Reporter to the IBA's Taxes Committee and Georgia Onoufriou admitted to the CFA's International Business Committee.

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VEGAS LEX announces release of Albert Eganyan’s book "Investment in infrastructure"

July 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Albert Eganyan, Chairman of the Partners’ Council of VEGAS LEX and Chairman of the Board of Directors of InfraONE, has authored the first book on problems and prospects of infrastructure projects published in Russia.

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The right way to conclude and implement a fee-based services contract

July 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Participants of a webinar organized by Action Bukhgalteria publishers have explored several legal aspects of fee-based services contracts with VEGAS LEX expert Viktor Petrov.

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IMF Praises Cyprus

July 2015. Press Releases by Danos & Associates (view listing).

The IMF (International Monetary Fund) approved last Friday the disbursement of around 280 Million Euros to Cyprus. The IMF praised Cyprus for the economic recovery of the island and for implementing agreed reforms. The Deputy Managing Director of the IMF David Lipton said that Cyprus continues to produce positive results and that economic and fiscal outcomes have been better than expected. Public finances exceeded targets and growth turned positive in the first quarter of 2015.

This is yet another sign that Cyprus is working hard and successfully for the economic recovery of the island. It is worth noting that just a few months ago all capital controls were lifted.

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Alexander Sitnikov re-elected to TNS Energo Board of Directors

July 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Managing partner of VEGAS LEX Alexander Sitnikov has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of the TNS Energo power utility.

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Stephen Baker Demonstrates Expertise on Panel at Global Anti-Corruption Conference

June 2015. Press Releases by Baker & Partners (view listing).

Stephen Baker, senior partner at Baker & Partners, was invited as a panelist to the International Bar Association (IBA)’s Annual Anti-Corruption conference, Paris, exploring how assets can be located, preserved and recovered in corruption cases.

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HaoLiWen resolved complicated customs classification cases for clients

June 2015. Press Releases by Haoliwen Partners (view listing).

HaoLiWen recently has helped clients to resolve several customs classification (HS code) cases, and the clients benefits a lot in terms of import duties saves or avoidance of administrative or even criminal penalties.

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Minimizing fraud risks: how senior executives can protect themselves from corporate fraud

June 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The participants of a workshop on fraud risks among senior management have discussed reasons of corporate fraud, potentially fraud-conducive environments and ways to fight it.

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Danos & Associates Establishes Office in Ukraine

June 2015. Press Releases by Danos & Associates (view listing).

Danos & Associates has recently established a new office in Kiev, Ukraine. We are proud of our cooperation with Lex-Liga law firm. Lex-Liga is one of the leading law firms in Ukraine. The firm offers full services in all areas of law and is based in Kiev. Lex-Liga's lawyers and staff are highly experienced and professional.

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Official translation of ACI EUROPE’s Airport Competition in Europe report published in Russia

June 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The first translation of the report Airport Competition in Europe commissioned by Airports Council International Europe (ACI EUROPE) has been officially published in Russia. The translation was initiated by the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) and was carried out by VEGAS LEX law firm and the First Infrastructure Company InfraONE.

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The Russian Constitutional Court sides with Pepeliaev Group’s and Zapolyarneft's lawyers

June 2015. Press Releases by Pepeliaev Group (view listing).

On 2 June 2015, the Russian Constitutional Court announced its resolution concerning the claim of OOO Zapolyarneft stating that environmental charges imposed on this company were disproportionate. One of the rules of the Russian Forestry Code and the Russian Government's resolution based on it were recognised as inconsistent with the Constitution.

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Karanovic & Nikolic Celebrates Twenty Years of Legal Service

June 2015. Press Releases by Karanovic & Nikolic (view listing).

In the elegant atmosphere of Jugoslovenska Kinoteka in Belgrade, Karanović & Nikolić hosted a celebratoin marking two decades of business operations.

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