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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.

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

 

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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Don't Go for Broke

June 2015. Press Releases by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors (view listing).

All the evidence indicates that the authorities no longer view mortgage brokers as the middle man, free from all blame. As a result, brokers are increasingly finding themselves in the dock along with people who made the fraudulent mortgage applications that aroused the interest of investigators.

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VILAF names new Chairperson and Ho Chi Minh City Office Managing Partner

June 2015. Press Releases by Vilaf - Hong Duc (view listing).

23 June 2015, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Today, VILAF announced the election of its new executive management.  VILAF partners, Vo Ha Duyen and Nguyen Truc Hien, have been elected as new Chairperson of VILAF and as new Managing Partner of VILAF’s Ho Chi Minh City Office, respectively.

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GSK gehört erneut zu den Top-Steuerkanzleien 2015 im Bereich Umwandlung, Umstrukturierung und M&A

June 2015. Press Releases by GSK Stockmann + Kollegen (view listing).

Das Magazin FOCUS hat in seiner aktuellen Spezialausgabe wieder eine Liste der führenden Steuerkanzleien in Deutschland veröffentlicht. GSK Stockmann + Kollegen wurde dabei erneut im Bereich „Umwandlung, Umstrukturierung und M&A“ als Top-Steuerkanzlei  ausgezeichnet und erhielt das damit verbundene FOCUS-Siegel „Top-Steuerkanzlei 2015“.

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RSPP, FAS, VEGAS LEX discuss public procurement and application of procurement legislation

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

The VEGAS LEX law firm and the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) have discussed the current problems and development prospects of public procurement regulation in a roundtable conference also attended by the Federal Antimonopoly Service.

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GSK strengthens its Public Sector Focus with Dr. Jürgen Heyer as Of Counsel

June 2015. Press Releases by GSK Stockmann + Kollegen (view listing).

Dr. Jürgen Heyer, President of the German Federation of Housing, Urban Development and Regional Planning and former Minister of Building and Transport in Saxony-Anhalt joins the Berlin office of GSK STOCKMANN + KOLLEGEN as Of Counsel effective 1 May 2015. GSK thus continues focusing on the public sector and growth of their Berlin office.

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Singapore Managing Partner Shortlisted for Prestigious Financial Times Innovative Lawyer of the Year

June 2015. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Morgan Lewis Stamford among Most Innovative Asia-Pacific Law Firms According to Annual FT Report

SINGAPORE, June 12, 2015: Morgan Lewis Stamford is pleased to announce Singapore office Managing Partner Suet-Fern Lee’s recognition by the Financial Times (FT) in the publication’s annual Most Innovative Lawyers (Asia-Pacific) contest. The firm was also ranked among the region’s leading firms in the FT’s Most Innovative Law Firms report.

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Stamford Law to go global with top US law firm, Morgan Lewis

June 2015. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Monday, March 16, 2015

Stamford Law Corporation (Stamford Law), Singapore’s premier full-service legal firm, will integrate with Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP (Morgan Lewis), the largest law firm in the United States of America, and one of the top five firms globally. This ground breaking integration is the first full internationalisation of a Singapore law firm and establishes Stamford Law as a key Asia region hub of an established global legal powerhouse.

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Avellum Partners Advised MHP on Exchange of Its Russian Assets for Agrokultura in Ukraine

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

Kyiv, 12 June 2015 – Avellum Partners advised MHP S.A. in connection with the exchange of grain growing assets “Voronezh Agro” in Voronezh region of the Russian Federation for “Agrokultura” in Lviv, Ternopil and Ivano-Frankivsk regions, Ukraine.

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[Kim & Chang] Recognized as one of the world’s top 150 law firms - Who's Who Legal 100 (2014)

June 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has been recognized as one of the world’s top 150 law firms in the Who’s Who Legal 100 (2014 edition, 3rd edition), published by Who’s Who Legal that is an international publication affiliated with London-based publishing group, Law Business Research. Kim & Chang has been the only law firm in Korea to be included in the list for three consecutive years.

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[Kim & Chang] Ranked amongst top 100 law firms - The American Lawyer Magazine’s Global 100 (2014)

June 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has been named in ‘Global 100,’ a special feature of The American Lawyer Magazine (ALM), a renowned US-based legal magazine.  Our firm was ranked amongst Top 100 firms in ‘Most Lawyers (List of the number of lawyers)’ chart, in ‘Most Global (List of the number of countries in the firm has offices)’ chart, as well as in ‘Pro Bono Commitment’ chart.  Kim & Chang is the only Korean firm to be listed inthese charts.

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[Kim & Chang] Recognized as one of the world’s top 10 pro bono firms-Who’s Who Legal Pro Bono Su

June 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was recognized as one of the top 10 leading law firms in the world for its pro bono services according to Who’s Who Legal Pro Bono Survey 2014 for two consecutive years. Kim & Chang is the only Asian firm to be listed. Who’s Who Legal, an international legal media, conducts global surveys on law firms’ pro bono services since 2013.

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[Kim & Chang] Band 1 in all 14 areas - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2015)

June 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was recognized in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2015 edition), a leading global law firm directory published by Legalease, UK legal media, as a band 1 law firm for all 14 practice areas surveyed as below.

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[Kim & Chang] Tier 1 in all practice areas - IFLR 1000 (2015)

June 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was named as a top-tier law firm for all practice areas surveyed for the 11th successive year, according to the recent edition of IFLR1000, a Euromoney publication.

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[Kim & Chang] Ranked No. 6 Asia Pacific Law Firm - Acritas Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index 2014

June 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang ranked sixth in the Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index 2014 by Acritas, a global legal market researcher based in UK.  Among the local firms, Kim & Chang took the second place in the Acritas’ ‘Top 20 Law Firms,’ and was the only Korean firm named in the survey.

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Pepeliaev Group's representatives have once again visited China

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

A delegation from Pepeliaev Group law firm has made a further business visit to China. Our team included Senior Partner Rustem Ahmetshin, Partner Yuri Vorobyev and Head of Real Estate and Construction Practice Natalya Stenina. 

Seminars were held for representatives of Chinese business community in Beijing (21 May) and Shanghai (20 May) under the auspices of Russia's Trade Representation in China. 

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Pepeliaev Group at the V St. Petersburg International Legal Forum

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

Pepeliaev Group took part in the V St. Petersburg International Legal Forum (SPILF), which was held in St. Petersburg from 26 to 30 May. 

On the opening day of the forum, Sergey Pepeliaev, Managing Partner of Pepeliaev Group, spoke at the V Annual Workshop of the Russian Corporate Counsel Association. The title of the talk was: "How can Russia come out on top against competing legal systems?" Mr Pepeliaev will moderate the event and make a presentation about the new role and tasks of Russian law in the context of a changed world order.

At the invitation of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Sergey Pepeliaev participated in the roundtable discussion "Regulating state procurement and procurement by state-owned companies" on 28 May, with a presentation titled: "Boosting Russian legal consulting through the state procurement system". 

A roundtable discussion titled "The regional development and investment climate: New legal solutions" was organised by OJSC "MMC "NORILSK NICKEL". Those taking part in the discussion considered legal and economic tools for developing the country's regions, as well as the collaboration of the state and business with regard to increasing the regions' investment potential and many other issues. Egor Lysenko, Head of the Siberia office of Pepeliaev Group, was invited to participate in the roundtable discussion. 

Every year, the SPILF offers its guests not only a varied professional programme but also a lot of entertainment events in the planning of which Pepeliaev Group is directly involved. As the co-organiser of the Best Legal Departments ceremony, hosted by the Legal Insight journal, Pepeliaev Group once again offered a fun but challenging quiz to its guests.

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Rights under a licence agreement are contractual and not proprietary in nature

June 2015. Press Releases by Drew & Napier LLC (view listing).

Rights under a licence agreement are contractual and not proprietary in nature

10 Jun 2015

This update discusses the Singapore Court of Appeal (“CA”) decision in the case of Guy Neale and others v Ku De Ta SG Pte Ltd [2015] SGCA 28. 

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[Kim & Chang] 9 awards including ‘Korea Law Firm of the Year’ - ALB Korea Law Awards 2014

June 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was named as the ‘Korea Law Firm of the Year’ at the 2nd annual ALB Korea Law Awards 2014, hosted by ALB (Asian Legal Business), a renowned legal publication in Asia affiliated with Thomson Reuters.  The awards was held in Seoul on November 14, 2014.

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DS Law is one of the leading law firms in Venture Capital according to Preqveca Awards 2015

June 2015. Press Releases by DS Law (view listing).

DS Law.Attorneys became the second law firm in the nomination «The Best Russian Law Firm in VC» according to PREQVECA Venture Capital Awards 2015.

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Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC participates in the Euroadvocaten Meeting, Milan, 23-24 April 2015

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

Once again, Patrikios Pavlou & Associates was present at the Euroadvocaten meeting in Milan, Italy, which took place on 23 and 24 April 2015 at the Grand Hotel et de Milan.

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DS Law became the partner of the annual award «The Best Legal Departments of Russia 2015»

June 2015. Press Releases by DS Law (view listing).

DS Law.Attorneys acted as the partner of the X anniversary award «The Best Legal Departments» which is carried out by one of the leading legal journals in Russia - Legal Insight.

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VEGAS LEX on parallel imports regulation and planned mandatory pharmaceutical industry licensing

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

Manager of VEGAS LEX Life Sciences Projects Maria Borzova has spoken at the Third International Forum Pharma and Biotech 2016, devoted to the problems of shaping and regulating of the EAEU market.

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Capital construction: Protecting Developers’ Interests during Crisis

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

The VEGAS LEX law firm has organized workshops in Krasnodar and Rostov-on-Don on effective ways to protect developers’ and construction clients’ interests during economic crisis.

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Concession-based airport development and management: advantages and possibilities

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

Karen Arakelyan, head of VEGAS LEX Aviation and Airport Development Group, has taken part in the 47-th Moscow International Conference, Innovative Solutions in the Operation of Airports, which took place on May 27 - 28, 2015.

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Foreign investment: mineral rights in Russia

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

<> The VEGAS LEX law firm has for the first time participated in a youth English-language workshop on current oil and gas industry issues, organized by Gazprom VNIIGAZ.

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VEGAS LEX joins discussion of PPP project development in St. Petersburg

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

Mikhail Kornev from VEGAS LEX’s PPP and Infrastructure Practice has given a presentation on private initiative in PPP deals as part of a professional development program on the preparation of PPP projects organized by Peter the Great Polytechnic University in St. Petersburg and the PPP Institute.

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VEGAS LEX on recovery of damages for violating competition laws and on court practice

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

VEGAS LEX experts have discussed the recovery of damages inflicted by violations of competition laws and ways to contest an antimonopoly authority’s order in court during a workshop held by the PravoTEK (LawTEK) school for representatives of Gazprom’s head office and the gas giant’s subsidiaries.

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Drew & Napier peerless in Dispute Resolution at the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2015

June 2015. Press Releases by Drew & Napier LLC (view listing).

Drew & Napier was named Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year for the 11th year at the annual Asian Legal Business (ALB) Southeast Asia Law Awards 2015 on 28 May 2015. 

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Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC – International Tax Review’s choice as Cyprus Tax Firm of the Year

June 2015. Press Releases by Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC (view listing).

The market-leading strength of Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC's tax and tax planning team has again been recognized, in International Tax Review's 2015 European Tax Awards. At a prestigious awards ceremony held at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on 21 May Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC was awarded the accolade of Cyprus Tax Firm of the Year, beating off strong competition from Deloitte and Eurofast Taxand, the other shortlisted firms.

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GSK stärkt Public Sector-Fokus mit Dr. Jürgen Heyer als Of Counsel

June 2015. Press Releases by GSK Stockmann + Kollegen (view listing).

Der Präsident des Deutschen Verbandes für Wohnungswesen, Städtebau und Raumordnung e.V. und ehemalige Bau- und Verkehrsminister in Sachsen-Anhalt Dr. Jürgen Heyer ist ab 1. Mai 2015 als Of Counsel im Berliner Büro von GSK STOCKMANN + KOLLEGEN tätig. GSK setzt damit konsequent seine Fokussierung im Öffentlichen Sektor und den Ausbau des Hauptstadtbüros fort.

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VEGAS LEX on unauthorized gas withdrawal by legal entities

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

pAlexander Lavrentyev, Head of the Fuel and Energy Group at VEGAS LEX, has spoken at a workshop on the operation of gas distribution organizations and gas distribution and supply companies.

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Russian Antimonopoly Service discusses Code of Conduct for pharmaceutical industry

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

Manager of VEGAS LEX Life Sciences Projects Maria Borzova has spoken at a meeting of the Federal Antimonopoly Service Expert Council on Competition in Healthcare and Social Services, laying out proposals for specific legal instruments to incorporate best practices of building a distributor liaison system into the planned Code of Conduct for the pharmaceutical industry.

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VEGAS LEX on unauthorized gas withdrawal by legal entities

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

>Alexander Lavrentyev, Head of the Fuel and Energy Group at VEGAS LEX, has spoken at a workshop on the operation of gas distribution organizations and gas distribution and supply companies.

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GSK berät die publity AG beim IPO in Frankfurt

June 2015. Press Releases by GSK Stockmann + Kollegen (view listing).

Die publity AG, ein auf die Entwicklung, die Initiierung, den Vertrieb und das Management von Kapitalanlagen spezialisierter Asset Manager mit Fokus auf deutsche Büroimmobilien und Immobilienfinanzierungen in Sondersituationen, ist am 2. April 2015 an die Börse gegangen. GSK Stockmann + Kollegen hat die publity AG beim Börsengang an den Entry Standard der Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse umfassend beraten.

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GSK advises publity AG on their IPO in Frankfurt

June 2015. Press Releases by GSK Stockmann + Kollegen (view listing).

publity AG, an asset manager with focus on German office properties, property financings in sometimes distressed situations and specialised in the development, launch, sales and management of investments has gone public on 2 April 2015. GSK Stockmann + Kollegen has comprehensively advised publity AG on the IPO executed under the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

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GSK was honored as a "Leading Tax Law Firm 2015" in the areas of Corporate and M&A

May 2015. Press Releases by GSK Stockmann + Kollegen (view listing).

In its current Special Edition FOCUS Magazine has published a list of the leading tax law firms in Germany. GSK Stockmann + Kollegen was again honored as a “Leading Tax Law Firm 2015" in the areas of “Reorganisation, Corporate Restructuring and M&A” and received the FOCUS-Award “Leading Tax Law Firm 2015”.

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Subsidizing new investors

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

B&P authored an article for the Italian-Serbian Chamber of Commerce newsletter about subsidizing new investors in Serbia.

The article is available in the e-version of the newsletter on the following website:

http://www.ccis.rs/docs/newsletter10.pdf

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Bojović & Partners participated in the fifth “Reality Check” Conference organized by the Foreig

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

7 May 2015

The Foreign Investors Council organized its fifth "Reality Check" Conference for the purpose of discussing with the Serbian Government the status of reforms and ways towards obtaining sustainable business environment in Serbia. Vuk Draskovic and Ivan Gazdic participated together with representatives of the Foreign Investors Council in an open dialogue with the Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić, ministers, and EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn.

To find out more click on the link below:

http://www.fic.org.rs/activities/recent-activities/3048/foreign-investors-council-organized-fifth-reality-check-conference.html

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Danos & Associates Sponsors China Offshore Summit

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

Danos & Associates will participate as a sponsor at the China Offshore Summit in Shenzhen, China. The conference will take place May 27-28th at the Grand Hyatt. Our firm will be represented by our Managing Partner, Alexios Danos, and Thomas Cheung who is one of our representatives in Beijing.

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Pepeliaev Group takes top placings in the Chambers Europe 2015 ratings

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

Pepeliaev Group’s tax practice (Band 1) has once again been hailed as the best on the Russian market according to the Chambers Europe 2015 international legal ratings. Clients surveyed by the experts of Chambers Europe consider that “the lawyers dig deep to find issues that play a role in the mandate," while the team stands out because it “is flexible and understands clients' needs."

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