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Austria/Malta: Schoenherr advises Oesterreichische Volksbanken on sale of Volksbank Malta

April 2014. Press Releases by Schönherr (view listing).

Schoenherr, a leading corporate law firm in Central and Eastern Europe, advised Österreichische Volksbanken-AG (OeVAG) on the sale of its fully-owned subsidiary Volksbank Malta Limited to Malta-based Mediterranean Bank plc. On 11 April 2014, OeVAG and Mediterranean Bank signed a Share Purchase Agreement for 100% of the shares in Volksbank Malta. Closing shall take place after the required approvals of the relevant regulatory bodies are received. read more...

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Austria: Stefan Kuehteubl new head of Employment practice at Schoenherr

April 2014. Press Releases by Schönherr (view listing).

Stefan Kuehteubl will join Schoenherr, a leading corporate law firm in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), as a partner and the head of the firm's Employment practice as of July 2014. A highly-regarded employment law practitioner, Kuehteubl will be returning to Schoenherr, where he previously worked as a member of its employment team between 1999 and 2004. During the past ten years, he worked in a well-known Vienna-based employment law boutique, in which he was a partner since 2008. read more...

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New Swiss Law on Product Safety

April 2014. Press Releases by Walder Wyss Ltd (view listing).

The Swiss law on product safety (Produktesicherheitsgesetz, PrSG) is currently scheduled to enter into force on July 1, 2010. This new law aligns Swiss product safety requirements with EU law. It applies not only to manufacturers, but to anyone who commercially or professionally markets products in Switzerland, and it introduces substantial new obligations before and after the sale of a product.

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Chambers Global has once again recognised Pepeliaev Group's tax practice as the best in Russia

April 2014. Press Releases by Pepeliaev Group (view listing).

The Chambers Global 2014 international ratings have hailed Pepeliaev Group's tax practice and the firm's managing partner Sergey Pepeliaev as Russia's best in the area of taxation (band 1 and Star Individuals). Commentators describe Mr Pepeliaev as "the father of Russian taxation." He has an outstanding reputation in tax litigation, for which he is said to be "absolutely brilliant."
In addition, Chambers Global  lavishes praise on Rustem Ahmetshin (band 2), one of the firm's senior partners, who has considerable expertise in areas such as VAT and audit advice. Chambers Global sources commend Pepeliaev Group partner Valentina Akimova (band 3) as a "smart tax specialist." She has significant experience in a wide range of tax matters such as VAT, income tax and excise duties.
Sources recommend Andrey Nikonov (band 3), another senior partner in the firm, as an authority on VAT, mineral extraction tax and unified social tax.  Chambers Global also rates Mr Nikonov highly for his experience in resolving tax disputes advising on the tax aspects of M&A transactions.


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DHIR & DHIR ASSOCIATES ADVISES NATIONAL HOUSING BANK ON THE TRANCHE- II OF PUBLIC ISSUE OF TAX FREE

April 2014. Press Releases by Dhir & Dhir Associates (view listing).

Dhir & Dhir Associates advised National Housing Bank, wholly owned by Reserve Bank of India, on the Tranche- II of public issue of tax free bonds in the nature of secured, redeemable, non-convertible debentures with benefits under Section 10(15)(iv)(h) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, aggregating upto Rs. 1,000 Crore.

The Tranche- II Issue was subscribed 5.0 times on its opening day on Friday, March 7, 2014. The base issue size was Rs. 250 crore with an option to retain over-subscription up to Rs. 1,000 crore. The issue was pre-closed on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

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WHAT CANNOT BE DONE DIRECTLY CANNOT BE DONE INDIRECTLY ANDHRA PRADESH HIGH COURT

April 2014. Press Releases by Dhir & Dhir Associates (view listing).

In a recent landmark judgment of the Hon'ble Andhra Pradesh High Court in the matter of Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd. (DCHL) & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors., the Hon'ble Court has laid down an important principal of law to the effect that SARFAESI Action can be taken by an assignee/ successor in interest only if the original lender had SARFAESI power.

 

DCHL had been aggrieved by an action taken by Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd. (IBHFL) under the SARFAESI Act against DCHL and the properties of its promoters, which were being put to action. DCHL had preferred a writ petition before the Andhra Pradesh High Court challenging the action of IBHFL on account of the fact that IBHFL was not the original lender of the company and was not entitled to take the action under the SARFAESI Act since the original lender viz.  Indiabulls Financial Services Ltd.(IBFSL) a NBFC, was not an entity empowered to take action under the SARFAESI Act. IBFSL had accordingly invoked the arbitration proceedings against the company and its promoters prior to its merger with IBHFL. 

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DHIR & DHIR ASSOCIATES ADVISES NATIONAL HOUSING BANK ON THE PUBLIC ISSUE OF TAX FREE BONDS AGGREGATI

April 2014. Press Releases by Dhir & Dhir Associates (view listing).

Dhir & Dhir Associates advised National Housing Bank, wholly owned by Reserve Bank of India, on the public issue of tax free bonds in the nature of secured, redeemable, non-convertible debentures with benefits under Section 10(15)(iv)(h) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, aggregating upto Rs. 2,100 Crore.

The Issue was subscribed 2.08 times on its opening day on Monday, December 30, 2013. The base issue size was Rs 1,000 crore with an option to retain over-subscription up to Rs 2,100 crore. The issue was pre-closed on January 1, 2014.

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Angel Buzalov from “Popov & Partners” has participated in “Legal Day 2014”of GBICC

April 2014. Press Releases by Popov & Partners (view listing).

On 20.03.2014 was carried the first part of the annually organized forum "Legal Day" of German-Bulgarian Industrial Commercial Chamber. Representatives of the leading legal companies in Bulgaria and industry representatives also took part in the event.

Our Law office was represented by Angel Buzalov - associated partner and leader of our employment team, who introduced our researches on the necessity of new legislation in the public relations related to the recipient of workforce.

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“Popov & Partners” took part in the consultations organized by the German-Bulgarian Industrial C

April 2014. Press Releases by Popov & Partners (view listing).

On 24.03.2014 a meeting of the Advisory Board "Law" of the German-Bulgarian Industrial Commercial Chamber (GBICC) was held. The event was attended by representatives of the business as well as lawyers from major law firms in Bulgaria, including the law firm "Popov & Partners."

The meeting was held on the occasion of the draft of a bill on amending and supplementing the Law on Protection of Competition, introduced before the Parliament, and our law firm was represented by Hristo Koparanov - leading expert onCompetition lawand Regulations.

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Kim & Chang: Tier 1 in all practice areas – IFLR1000 (2014 edition)

April 2014. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was named as a top-tier law firm for all practice areas surveyed for the 10th successive year, according to the recent edition of IFLR1000, a Euromoney publication.

 

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Kim & Chang: Korea Law Firm of the Year – ALB Korea Law Awards 2013

April 2014. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

ALB (Asian Legal Business), an Asian legal media affiliated with Thomson Reuters held ALB Korea Law Awards 2013 at Grand Hyatt Seoul on November 14, 2013.

 

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Kim & Chang: Korea Firm of the Year – China Law & Practice Awards 2013

April 2014. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was recognized as ‘Korea Firm of the Year' at China Law & Practice Awards 2013, hosted by China Law & Practice, an affiliate of Euromoney, and Kim & Chang has been recognized as ‘Korea Firm of the Year' for three years in a row.

 

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Hengeler Mueller advises RWE on sale of RWE Dea

April 2014. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

On 16 March 2014, RWE AG announced that it had agreed terms with LetterOne Group for the sale of RWE Dea AG for an enterprise value of approximately €5.1bn. The transaction is subject to final documentation, RWE Supervisory Board approval and regulatory approval in several jurisdictions.

 

 

 

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Hengeler Mueller advises Morgan Stanley on financing of planned acquisition of Fieldglass by SAP

April 2014. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

SAP has announced plans to acquire Fieldglass, a technology leader in cloud-based contingent workforce management. SAP is financing the acquisition partly from a syndicated facility arranged by Morgan Stanley. The transaction is subject to approval by the competent anti-trust authorities. It is expected to be closed in the second quarter of 2014.

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Hengeler Mueller advises Atlas Mara on voluntary takeover offer to ADC shareholders

April 2014. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

Atlas Mara Co-Nvest Limited (Atlas Mara) has announced that it has reached agreements to acquire a majority of ABC Holdings Limited and that it has entered into an agreement with ADC African Development Corporation AG (ADC) to make a voluntary public takeover offer (by way of an exchange offer) for all outstanding ADC shares. 

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Hengeler Mueller advises Dürr on refinancing by syndicated loan

April 2014. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

Dürr AG (Dürr), a leading mechanical and plant engineering group, has signed a new €300m syndicated credit facility with a term of five years. The new syndicated loan will be used for the early refinancing of the current syndicated loan and consists of a cash credit line of €100m and a guarantee line of €200m.

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Hengeler Mueller advises Brenntag on refinancing by syndicated loan

April 2014. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

Brenntag, a leading chemicals distributor, has signed a new €1.6bn syndicated credit facility with a term of five years. At the same time, the interest margins have been reduced significantly and the volume of the credit facility has been expanded by €100m. Through the new credit facility the existing credit facility which would have expired in July 2016 is refinanced ahead of schedule. The syndicated credit facility serves as financing instrument for the Brenntag Group. Brenntag was able to secure significantly improved terms.

 

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Drakopoulos law firm advises a major Saudi conglomerate on a real estate acquisition

April 2014. Press Releases by Drakopoulos Law Firm (view listing).

Drakopoulos, a law firm with an offering of legal services across 11 countries in South Eastern Europe, advises a major Saudi conglomerate on a multi-million euro real estate acquisition in the Southern suburbs of Athens, Greece near the famous Athens Riviera.

 

 

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PROFESSOR VILLATA’S FORTHCOMING ARTICLE ON ITALIAN JUDICIARY

The Studio Legale Villata, Degli Esposti, Perfetti e Associati is anticipating the imminent publication of Professor Villata's latest article regarding Italian judiciary and, more specifically, the separation between ordinary (pertaining to civil and criminal litigation) and administrative courts.

 

 

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Guernsey: All potentially interested parties to be considered by the court when blessing a decision

March 2014. Press Releases by Mourant Ozannes (view listing).

In a decision which provides useful guidance for both trust and insolvency practitioners, the Guernsey Court of Appeal has upheld a decision of the Royal Court blessing a trustees' decision to pay for the costs of refinancing a trust asset from the assets of a family trust. 

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DS Law.Attorneys sponsored Interuniversity scientific conference “International Law", held at MSLA

March 2014. Press Releases by DS Law (view listing).

DS Law. Attorneys was a general sponsor of IX Interuniversity scientific and practical conference of students and post-graduate students "International Law: public, private and integration aspects". The Conference was organized on March 22 at Moscow State University of Law by the name O.E. Kutafin (MSLA) by the initiative of the Department of International Law, International Private Law, Law of the European Union, as well as the Student Scientific Society of the University.

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Drakopoulos Law Firm advised AIM-listed SPDI ltd on the 12.5 million euro acquisition of Innovations

March 2014. Press Releases by Drakopoulos Law Firm (view listing).

The deal consisted of a cross-border acquisition, involving the Romanian, Cypriot and UK jurisdictions, and would be SPDI's first outside of Ukraine, marking the commencement of the company's strategy to grow and diversify its portfolio across the economies of South Eastern Europe.

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Lidings Advises BILLA on Property Acquisition in Moscow

March 2014. Press Releases by Lidings Law Firm (view listing).

Lidings acted as a legal advisor for BILLA in connection with expansion of its retail chain in Moscow. Lidings' real estate and construction team conducted due diligence for the anticipated acquisition by BILLA Realty of a non-residential building in the North-West of the capital with the purpose of setting up a retail grocery store.

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Pepeliaev Group’s partner speaks at the RICS conference at MIPIM (Cannes)

March 2014. Press Releases by Pepeliaev Group (view listing).

Cannes, 11 March 2014


Pepeliaev Group has taken part in the conference "Just Imagine: Real Estate 2030" organised by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The event took place on 11 March 2014 in Cannes at the 25th property exhibition MIPIM 2014.
At the RICS conference, various practical professional issues were discussed, including the operation of buildings, assessment and information modelling of buildings, as well as agency. 
During the discussion, Alexey Konevsky, Partner at Pepeliaev Group, addressed legal aspects of Russia's real estate and construction sector, including opportunities for foreign investment.

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Cannes: Pepeliaev Group participates in a panel dedicated to development

March 2014. Press Releases by Pepeliaev Group (view listing).

Cannes, 11 March 2014


Pepeliaev Group has participated in the workshop "Development: Evolution or Revolution?" organised by Kommersant Publishing House at the 25th property exhibition MIPIM 2014. The event took place on 11 March 2014 in Cannes.
The participants of the panel session discussed the main trends of global urban planning strategies, new approaches to developing areas in Moscow as well as the experience gained in the field of developing regional property and issues of raising investments (using Kaluga Region as an example).
The participants dwelled on the influence that vast transport projects on a federal level have on the economic, investment and social development of the Moscow Region, and the opportunities associated with the prospective development of industrial zones in the capital.
Natalia Stenina, Head of the Real Estate and Construction Practice at Pepeliaev Group, presented her expert opinion at the panel session concerning new legal mechanisms in the area, and spoke about what investors and owners should expect.

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Pepeliaev Group was general partner of an investment conference within the scope of MIPIM 2014

March 2014. Press Releases by Pepeliaev Group (view listing).

11 March 2014, Cannes


Pepeliaev Group law firm was a general partner of an investment conference "Moscow in the global real estate market " organised by the Moscow Government in association with The Moscow Times within the scope of the 25th real estate fair MIPIM 2014. The event took place on 11 March 2014 in Cannes.
The conference featured a discussion of topical issues connected with development of the Moscow real estate market. Experts provided a review of international investment activity in the Russian capital based on results of the last year and also talked about the measures aimed at improving the city's investment climate on the global real estate market.
Those taking part in the conference considered the legal issues connected with regulation of land matters in Moscow and also analysed key transactions concluded in 2013-2014 on the real estate market of the Russian capital. Among other things, participants of the discussion provided their forecasts for short-term and long-term development prospects of the all-Russian real estate market.
Vladimir Sokov, Senior Partner at Pepeliaev Group, provided his authoritative opinion on topical issues discussed during the investment conference.

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Pepeliaev Group has been named one of the Best National Law Firms in international commercial arbitr

March 2014. Press Releases by Pepeliaev Group (view listing).

4 March 2014, Moscow

According to Legal Insight, Pepeliaev Group is one of the Best National Law Firms in international commercial arbitration in the CIS. The research was carried out together with the Russian Arbitration Association and CIS Arbitration Forum, while Deloitte counted the votes.
A nominee's score was based on the number of votes for that nominee in an online poll and expert interviews with partners of law firms, heads of legal departments of leading companies and arbitrators. On the whole, 21 national law firms (from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine) were named within the scope of this research.

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Hengeler Mueller advises RWE on sale of RWE Dea

March 2014. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

On 16 March 2014, RWE AG announced that it had agreed terms with LetterOne Group for the sale of RWE Dea AG for an enterprise value of approximately €5.1bn. The transaction is subject to final documentation, RWE Supervisory Board approval and regulatory approval in several jurisdictions.

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Sayenko Kharenko advises on the record capital increase of Raiffeisen Bank Internationa

March 2014. Press Releases by Sayenko Kharenko (view listing).

Sayenko Kharenko acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to the joint global coordinatorsDeutsche Bank, Raiffeisen Centrobank and UBS on the most recent capital increase of Raiffeisen Bank International AG ("RBI") for the total amount of EUR 2.78 billion.

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Sayenko Kharenko shortlisted for Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2014

March 2014. Press Releases by Sayenko Kharenko (view listing).

Sayenko Kharenko, a leading Ukrainian law firm with internationally oriented full  service practice, has been nominated as one of only 6 firms nationwide for the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2014.

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Reff & Associates launches the Guide to Cross-Border Secured Transactions

March 2014. Press Releases by Reff & Associates (view listing).

With business becoming global, many companies engage daily in cross-border commercial transactions. Security is commonly used as a risk management instrument in such dealings.  Therefore, familiarity with the specifics of cross-border taking and enforcing of security in various jurisdictions can help companies safely conduct businesses outside their home countries.

Responding to the companies' need to have current, easy-to-use information relative to secured transactions in the jurisdictions where they do business, the legal practices of Deloitte released recently a Guide to Cross-Border Secured Transactions.  The Guide was prepared based on research conducted during 2012-2013 and includes country-specific information provided by local lawyers. It is intended to be a tool for creditors and security providers in addressing the complex issues related to cross-border transactions.
The preparation and structuring of the Guide has been coordinated by the Banking & Finance team of Reff & Associates, member of Deloitte Legal in Romania.  "Preparing the Guide was a successful collaboration exercise with our colleagues in the 27 contributing countries across Europe, South America and South East Asia which resulted in structured, easy to use information covering relevant legal issues for taking and enforcing security across borders", said Andrei Burz-Pinzaru, Head of the Banking & Finance practice in Reff & Associates, member of Deloitte Legal.

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Reff & Associates assists New Europe Property Investments in the acquisition of City Park Constanta

March 2014. Press Releases by Reff & Associates (view listing).

Reff & Associates assisted New Europe Property Investments (NEPI) in the acquisition of City Park Constanta, a shopping center developed by Neocity and financed by Eurobank (Bancpost) and National Bank of Greece (Banca Romaneasca). The transaction, labelled as the most important 2013 real estate transaction in Romania, involved a complex process of legal reviews and assessments, structuring, drafting and negotiation of complex contractual documentation. The team coordinated by Partner Alexandru Reff and Managing Associate Ruxandra Macelaru worked in close connection with the Deloitte Tax team, which provided tax services for the buyer.

 

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Chambers and Partners nominates Pepeliaev Group for the 2014 Russian Law Firm of the Year award

March 2014. Press Releases by Pepeliaev Group (view listing).

Chambers and Partners, the international directory of law firms, has nominated Pepeliaev Group in the category of Best National Law Firm of the Year 2014. The 2014 Chambers Europe Awards ceremony will take place in London on 24 April 2014.

The Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence reflect which law firms occupy the leading positions in key areas of the law. The list of Chambers Europe Awards nominees is drawn up annually and is based on data relating to a firm's large-scale projects, its strategic growth and exceptional client service. Pepeliaev Group has been included in the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence shortlist for the last three years.

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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Welcomed Mr. Taeck Soo Kwon, Ms. Joo Hyae Jun and Mr. Il Yeon Kim

March 2014. Press Releases by Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (view listing).

 

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC announced on March 11, 2014 that Mr. Taeck Soo Kwon, the former presiding judge of Seoul High Court, Ms. Joo Hyae Jun, the former presiding judge of the 1st Criminal Division of  Seoul Central District Court and Mr. Il Yeon Kim, the former research judge (Presiding Judge) of the Supreme Court joined the firm.

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New partners at Gärde Wesslau Gothenburg

March 2014. Press Releases by Gärde Wesslau Advokatbyrå (view listing).

The lawyers Lars Svärd, John Pellegrini and Robert Moldén have been appointed as new partners at Gärde Wesslau law firm's Gothenburg office.

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Gärde Wesslau expands

March 2014. Press Releases by Gärde Wesslau Advokatbyrå (view listing).

Gärde Wesslau continues the expansion and enhancement of its international expertise in Gothenburg by recruiting lawyer Sofie Strempel.

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Popov and Partners will once again collect receivables of CEZ

March 2014. Press Releases by Popov & Partners (view listing).

At the beginning of this year, "Popov and Partners" was awarded a public procurement, announced by CEZ Bulgaria EAD, with a subject matter: extrajudicial collection of receivables for electric energy from clients of the company. The law office has been working successfully with the electricity company before on a similar contract. The structures of CEZ Group in Bulgaria supply with electricity about 1.9 million end-users on the territory of western Bulgaria. The law office continues the execution of projects in the Water Supply and Sewage (WSS) sector by providing services to WSS operators, which supply with water more than ¼ of the population of Bulgaria. The contract with CEZ marks the invasion of "Popov and Partners" in the communal sector as a whole. We are convinced that due to our long experience in the collection of receivables (both judicial and extrajudicial), we will continue to satisfy the high expectations of our corporate clients.

 

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VEGAS LEX becomes official partner of Russian PPP Week

March 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The Russian PPP Week 2014 will be hosted at the RIA Novosti'sInternational Multimedia Press Center from March 11 to 13, with support of the VEGAS LEX law firm. It is meant as a major national scale event on developing public-private partnerships.

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Emiliyan Arnaudov from “Popov and Partners” is the only lawyer from Bulgaria, who has been recom

March 2014. Press Releases by Popov & Partners (view listing).

Emiliyan Arnaudov was recommended by Global Law Expertsas leading specialist in the field of arbitration. Global Law Experts is an organization in help of potential clients of legal services from all over the world, who seek for professionalism and high quality. The prestigious international rank list includes lawyers from more than 140 countries, and points just one expert for each legal sphere of activity for the territory of the whole country, where he practices. Due to the broad experience of Emiliyan Arnaudov in procedures before arbitration courts, exactly he was the one expert in Bulgaria who has been recommended for this category.

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“Popov & Partners” is executing a public procurement, assigned by the Supreme administrative cou

March 2014. Press Releases by Popov & Partners (view listing).

“Popov & Partners” won the procedure for awarding a public procurement, announced by the Supreme administrative court (SAC). The procurement is meant to increase the transparency and efficiency in the work of the court. The project is realized with the financial support of Operational program “Administrative capacity” (OPAC), co-financed by the European Union through the European social fund. The activities, which the law office will execute include: preparing analysis of good European practices in the management of the quality in the judicial system, making an evaluation of the internal organization of the work in SAC, as well as preparing a handbook with internal rules and procedure for the work of SAC. The experts from “Popov & Partners” will organize working meetings in 3 European countries, during which the representatives of SAC will exchange experience with foreign magistrates and managers of administrative courts. The contract for execution was signed on 09/10/2013.


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“Popov and Partners” is collecting receivables of Water Supply and Sewage – Sliven

March 2014. Press Releases by Popov & Partners (view listing).

"Popov and Partners" signed an Agreement for extrajudicial and judicial collection of receivables with "Water Supply and Sewage" - Sliven. The long experience of the law office in collection of receivables of companies, which provide utility services and the developed know-how, which uses the advantages of the complex approach, combining extrajudicial and judicial actions motivates this choice. The law office will continue its efforts in increasing the recoverability of debts, caused by utility services, in order to protect its position in the sector.

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Emiliyan Arnaudov from “Popov and Partners” took participation in the World Forum for Democracy

March 2014. Press Releases by Popov & Partners (view listing).

The managing partner Emiliyan Arnaudov took participation in the already traditional World Forum for Democracy, which was held in the period 27/11-29/11/2013. He was a member of a group of young political and civil leaders from the Bulgarian school of politics "Dimitar Panitsa".  Before over 500 participants from 22 schools of politics from Europe, Asia and Africa were presented developments for resolving the new challenges for the politics in the era, which in dominated by high technology, internet and social networks. The working program included more than 20 projects from all over the world, which relate to current issues of the representative democracy.

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The cooperation between Law Office “Popov and Partners” and ELSA Bulgaria continues

March 2014. Press Releases by Popov & Partners (view listing).

As a part from the continuing successful cooperation between the law office and ELSA Bulgaria, "Popov and Partners" received an invitation to stand among the leading sponsors of the traditional charity Christmas cocktail of the student organization. The law office highly appreciated the initiative of the young colleagues and granted funds in order to assist its realization.

This year the Christmas cocktail was held on 17/12/2013 under the title "Life is short - art is eternal" in support to the House of veterans of art and culture, Sofia. Participation took different young talents - dancers, musicians, singers. The raised funds from the cover-charge that were paid, and also the raised sum on site will be granted to the organization of actors, writers and theatre directors who finished their active careers.

For second consecutive year the law office participates in the international programme of ELSA for exchange of students. In the spring of 2014, "Popov and Partners" will once again accept as a trainee a jurist from a European country. The law office will gladly reveal him its rich professional experience in different legal branches.

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„Popov and Partners” has successfully finished the first phase of the project “Increase of the

March 2014. Press Releases by Popov & Partners (view listing).

The first phase of the execution of the project "Increase of the transparency and efficiency in the work of the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC)", financed by Operational Programme "Administrative Capacity" 2007-2013. Apart from the preparation of a detailed analysis, within its frames, the Law Office "Popov and Partners" organized a series of working meetings in courts and institutions in Germany, Spain and Portugal.

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Hengeler Mueller advises Merkur Bank on the issuance of Additional Tier 1 Capital Instruments

March 2014. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

Merkur Bank, a private bank with its head office in Munich, has increased its additional tier 1 capital. As one of the first banks in Germany, the credit institution has issued additional tier 1 capital instruments in accordance with the new regulatory requirements of the Capital Requirements Regulation and the Capital Requirements Directive IV implementing Basel III. The capital instruments are structured as perpetual bonds that are convertible into common equity tier 1 (CET 1) capital if the CET 1 capital ratio falls below 5.125%. In a first step, Merkur Bank raised €4m of additional tier 1 capital through these bonds. In the course of the year, the bank expects to issue further €2.5m additional tier 1 bonds thereby increasing its tier 1 capital by €6.5m to a total of €52m.

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Sayenko Kharenko defended the client’s interests in the debt collection dispute over the equipment

March 2014. Press Releases by Sayenko Kharenko (view listing).

Sayenko Kharenko successfully represented Italian company in the debt collection dispute over the equipment supply contract (the "Contract") with a total value of more than USD 3.5 million. According to the Contract, the processing line was supplied to the Ukrainian defendant in 2008.

 

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Proud to continue charitable donations in 2014

March 2014. Press Releases by Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC (view listing).

Following our 50th Anniversary Celebration, our support to charitable organizations continues.

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Pepeliaev Group’s Alexey Konevsky speaks at international investment conference held in Germany

March 2014. Press Releases by Pepeliaev Group (view listing).

Alexey Konevsky, Partner "Real Estate and Construction" at Pepeliaev Group, was invited to speak at the international conference "A Growing Market. Modernisation. Medium-Sized Business". Dedicated to improving Russia's investment reputation in Germany, the conference was held in Berlin on 21 February 2014.

The event was organised by the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce and the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce.

Those present discussed Russia's economy and possibilities for economic cooperation between Russia and Germany, including opportunities for German businesses in Russia.

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Pepeliaev Group successfully holds a panel within the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum

March 2014. Press Releases by Pepeliaev Group (view listing).

On 27 February 2014, Pepeliaev Group held, within the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum, a panel dedicated to: "What the Krasnoyarsk Region should do to become an investment leader for Russian and global businesses."

At the panel session, experts, representatives of business and state authorities exchanged opinions on how to improve the Region's position in the national ratings for investment climate and what tools should be implemented to support entrepreneurs.

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