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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.
Managing partner of VEGAS LEX Alexander Sitnikov has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of the TNS Energo power utility.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the elegant atmosphere of Jugoslovenska Kinoteka in Belgrade, Karanović & Nikolić hosted a celebratoin marking two decades of business operations.
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.
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.
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“.
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.
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.
Singapore Managing Partner Shortlisted for Prestigious Financial Times Innovative Lawyer of the Year
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC participates in the Euroadvocaten Meeting, Milan, 23-24 April 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
<> 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
>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.
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.
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.
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”.
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:
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.
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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.
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."