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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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VEGAS LEX is ranked among the best law firms by “Pravo.ru-300” 2017

December 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

There were published the results of the annual ranking “Pravo.ru-300” according to which VEGAS LEX became a leader in the areas of Commercial Real Estate / Construction and PPP and gained recognition in other areas of law.

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Dismissal on grounds of conduct requires proper justification

December 2017. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

If an employee violates obligations set forth in his employment contract, he may then be issued with notice of dismissal on grounds of conduct. That being said, the notice needs to well prepared if it is to be effective.

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Bär & Karrer Advises AON Schweiz on the Acquisition of Unidelta

December 2017. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

On 30 November 2017, AON Schweiz AG, a leading global service provider for risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokers as well as adviser on human resources, has acquired 100% of the shareholding in Unidelta AG, an all-branch insurance broker based in Rapperswil, Switzerland. Unidelta is specialized in risk management and has particular designed services in personal injury management.

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OTS Wins AI Excellence Award For The Most Trusted [Immigration] Lawyers 2017

December 2017. Press Releases by OTS Solicitors (view listing).

OTS Solicitors is proud to announce we have been awarded the Acquisition International (AI) Excellence Award for the Most Trusted [immigration] Lawyers 2017.

AI is a monthly magazine dedicated to providing information to the corporate world.  It has a circulation of 108,000 people in over 170 countries and regularly attracts editorial submissions from large corporate players, including KPMG, EY, PwC and Deloitte.

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VEGAS LEX discusses the recovery of damages when considering the cases over insurance in the court

December 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX discusses the recovery of damages when considering the cases over insurance in the court Victor Petrov, Head of Litigation practice, told about the practice of consideration of disputes arising from insurance agreements and the ways of recovery of damages in these disputes at a round-table meeting on the topic “Insurance disputes and claims settlement: experience, trends and current practice”.

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Rare Granting Of Adult Dependent Relative Visa Thanks To OTS Solicitors

December 2017. Press Releases by OTS Solicitors (view listing).

OTS Solicitors has been ranked highly by the Legal 500, and we have won numerous other awards for our immigration services (including a Global Excellence Award for the Most Trusted in Immigration Law).  OTS recently had an extraordinary success with an Adult Dependent Relative Visa being granted for the elderly relatives of a client.

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Multilease: Swiss Auto Lease ABS 2017-2

December 2017. Press Releases by Walder Wyss Ltd (view listing).

On 28 November 2017, Multilease AG closed its second Swiss auto lease securitization transaction involving the issuance by First Swiss Mobility 2017-2 AG (the Issuer) of CHF 267,300,000 Zero percent asset-backed Class A Notes, due in 2027, CHF 16,500,000 1.00 percent asset-backed Class B Notes, due in 2027 and CHF 14,800,000 2.00 percent asset-backed Class C Notes, due in 2027.

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GetYourGuide announces USD 75 million Series D financing round

December 2017. Press Releases by Walder Wyss Ltd (view listing).

GetYourGuide, the leading online marketplace for travel activities, announced a USD 75 million series D financing round led by Battery Ventures. The company’s existing investors KKR, Spark Capital, Highland Capital Partners, Nokia Growth and Sunstone Capital joined Battery in its investment.

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Webinar of VEGAS LEX and Pravo.ru: anticompetitive agreements and practice of their revealing

December 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The attorneys of VEGAS LEX Commercial group together with Pravo.ru held a webinar regarding the problems of revealing and proving various types of anticompetitive agreements.

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Bär & Karrer Advises the Sellers of AWK Group

December 2017. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

The owners of AWK Group AG sold the company to Deutsche Private Equity GmbH, an independent German investment company. AWK Group is one of the largest independent Swiss consulting firms for information technology and digitalization.

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OLG Köln: Contesting acceptance of an inheritance on account of an error

December 2017. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

If an inheritance is not rejected within a period of six weeks then it is deemed to have been accepted. Notwithstanding this, it may still be possible to contest the acceptance of the inheritance.

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OTP Bank Buys Vojvođanska Banka

December 2017. Press Releases by Karanovic & Nikolic (view listing).

Hungary's OTP Bank bought VojvoÄ‘anska Banka, as well as NGB Leasing and the National Bank of Greece's corporate loan portfolio in Serbia. This is one of the biggest recent banking transactions in the region and it was closed on Friday, the 1st of December in Belgrade. Karanović & Nikolić advised the buyer – OTP Bank, one of the leading banks in Central and Eastern Europe, throughout all of the stages of the acquisition process.

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The basic initiatives of FAS Russia were discussed at a meeting of the RSPP Committee

December 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 29 November 2017, a meeting of the RSPP Committee for promotion of competition, involving the representatives of FAS Russia and VEGAS LEX, was held in order to discuss the antimonopoly service’s initiatives in the area of IT, protection of competition, procurements, administrative and criminal law and tariff regulation.

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VEGAS LEX discusses the specifics and prospects of conclusion of “non-competition agreements”

December 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 28 November 2017, the VEGAS LEX law firm held a breakfast meeting, at which the mechanisms and prospects of the “non-competition” agreements, which ensure preserving of a status quo upon withdrawal of partners from business and which are focused on the companies’ protection against “leakage” of trade secrets (know-how), disclosure of confidential information and “solicitation” of the company’s key personnel by competitors, were discussed.

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VEGAS LEX discusses SICs at the fourteenth joint meeting of the Russian-Japanese and Japanese-Russia

December 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Maxim Grigoryev, VEGAS LEX Partner and Head of special projects, spoke at the fourteenth joint meeting of the Russian-Japanese and Japanese-Russian committees for economic cooperation on the topic of efficient use of special investment contracts (SICs) for the creation and development of production in Russia.

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SyCipLaw is largest Philippine firm in 2017 ALB survey

December 2017. Press Releases by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (view listing).

In its November 2017 cover story on the 2017 Asia Top 50, ALB lists SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan as the largest law firm in the Philippines. ALB’s Asia Top 50 is an annual list of Asia’s largest law firms by headcount.

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Karanović & Nikolić Hosts The Empowering Students To Enter The Workplace Conference

December 2017. Press Releases by Karanovic & Nikolic (view listing).

Karanović & Nikolić hosted the "Empowering Students to Enter the Workplace" HR conference, held on the 30th of November in Belgrade, Serbia. The event was organised in cooperation with Stanton Chase, one of the top 10 global retained executive search firms, and the guests and panellists included leading professionals in the field of human resources, as well as employment law experts.

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[KIM & CHANG] Top Tier in All Six Areas Surveyed - IFLR 1000

December 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has consolidated its position as the leading law firm in Korea ranking “Tier 1” across all six practice areas in the 2018 edition of IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate.  We are the only Korean firm to receive top tier rankings in all categories for 14 consecutive years. 

In addition, IFLR named nine Kim & Chang attorneys as "Highly Regarded," two as "Market Leader," and one attorney as a "Rising Star."  According to IFLR, our firm "dominates the market and is routinely involved in the best mandates available across all practice areas."  

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[KIM & CHANG] Only Korean Firm Among the World's Top 100 Law Firms- The American Lawyer’s Global 1

December 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

For the fourth year in a row, Kim & Chang is the only ranked law firm in Korea among the world’s largest law firms in the American Lawyer's “The Global 100" report.  

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[KIM & CHANG] "South Korea Firm of the Year" for the Seventh Year - China Law & Pr

December 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

At the China Law & Practice Awards 2017, Kim & Chang won "South Korea Firm of the Year.”  This is the seventh consecutive year that our firm’s China Practice has received such recognition.  Further, we are the only Korean firm to be so named.   

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[KIM & CHANG] "National Law Firm of the Year" - Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017

December 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

On September 28, at the prestigious third annual Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017, Kim & Chang was named "National Law Firm of the Year - South Korea," along with top recognition in one other major category. 

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VEGAS LEX discusses the problems and disputes arising from bank guarantees and banking activities

December 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 30 November 2017, a round-table meeting that is focused on the problems and trends of disputes arising from bank guarantees and banking activities, involving credit institutions, was held at the office of VEGAS LEX.

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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience in business succession

December 2017. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

A large number of small and medium-sized businesses are going to have to make arrangements for business succession in the near future. There are various possible approaches to organizing succession.

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Karanović & Nikolić Hosts The 12th Traditional Conference On Competition Law

December 2017. Press Releases by Karanovic & Nikolic (view listing).

Karanović & Nikolić, together with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, hosted the th of November, 2017, at the Metropol Palace hotel, Belgrade. The conference represents a traditional yearly gathering of experts from the business and legal community, as well as key regulators and stakeholders, to discuss the most important issues and practical implications in field of competition law.

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Webinar of VEGAS LEX and Pravo.ru: legal regulation of personal data in the Russian Federation

December 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 16 November 2017, VEGAS LEX law firm jointly with Pravo.ru hosted a webinar, which was devoted to overview of the requirements, problems and responsibilities for violations in the area of processing of personal data in the Russian Federation.

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Valiant Bank AG places inaugural Swiss Covered Bond

December 2017. Press Releases by Walder Wyss Ltd (view listing).

Valiant Bank AG has successfully placed a CHF250 million covered bond with a 10 year term and carrying a coupon of 0.375 percent. Moody's assigned a provisional (P)Aaa rating to Valiant Bank AG's mortgage covered bonds. Valiant Bank AG intends to have the covered bonds provisionally admitted to trading at the SIX Swiss Exchange on 5 December. The transaction is the first public covered bond issuance entirely structured under Swiss law with a Swiss guarantor. BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA and ZĂĽrcher Kantonalbank act as lead-manager.

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New Partner onboard: GSK Stockmann reinforces Industry-Compliance Group with Partner Hire from Pohlm

December 2017. Press Releases by GSK Stockmann + Kollegen (view listing).

GSK Stockmann reinforces its compliance group with a lateral hire from Pohlmann & Company and continues its push to focus on specific industry sectors and internationalization. Eric Mayer (51) will join GSK Stockmann on December 1, 2017 as a partner and will play a key role in growing the compliance group at GSK.

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OLG Köln: Will written with non-dominant hand valid

December 2017. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

It is possible for a will to be valid even if it was written with the hand one does not normally write with. That was the verdict of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Köln [Higher Regional Court of Cologne] in its ruling of August 3, 2017 (Az.: 2 Wx 149/17).

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Court of Appeal Rules The Extension Of The Worker Registration Scheme Was Unlawful

December 2017. Press Releases by OTS Solicitors (view listing).

On 7th November 2017, the Court of Appeal, in Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Gubeladze [2017] EWCA Civ 1751confirmed (again) that the extension of the Worker Registration Scheme from 1 May 2009 to 30 April 2011 was unlawful and incompatible with EU law. 

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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience in establishing companies

December 2017. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

Choosing the right corporate form when establishing a company can contribute a great deal to the economic success of the business.

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SyCipLaw is Tier 1 in 2017 Asia IP Rankings

December 2017. Press Releases by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (view listing).

Asia IP recognized SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s Intellectual Property (IP) practice in its various 2017 rankings this year. SyCipLaw is a Top Tier Philippine Firm in: 

- Copyright, Asia IP Best of the Best: Copyright

- Trademark Prosecution and Trademark ContentiousAsia IP Asia’s Leading Trademark Firms

- Patent Prosecution and Patent ContentiousAsia IP Asia’s Leading Patent Firms

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VEGAS LEX, RUIE and FAS Russia discussed the specifics of new pricing system in the area of heat sup

December 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE) and the VEGAS LEX law firm, involving FAS Russia, held a round-table meeting that is devoted to the specifics and certain aspects of new pricing system and conclusion of contracts in the area of heat supply, and antimonopoly regulation and control in light of change-over to free pricing in heat supply.

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Bär & Karrer Advises Valora on its Rights Offering

December 2017. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

Valora Holding AG completed a capital increase raising net proceeds of approximately CHF 166 million. The capital increase was executed as an "at market" rights offering. The offer price for the new shares was determined following a bookbuilding process for the shares not taken up by existing shareholders. Valora will use the proceeds from the capital increase to refinance its recent acquisition of BackWerk, to finance the expansion of production capacities, to refinance existing capital market instruments and for general corporate purposes. Credit Suisse and J.P. Morgan acted as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners.

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Strict test for testamentary capacity if serious delusions suspected

December 2017. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

The testator must have testamentary capacity as a prerequisite for a valid will. Chronic delusions can give rise to a lack of testamentary capacity, as demonstrated by a ruling of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Frankfurt [Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt].

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Bär & Karrer Advised KKR on a Follow-On Investment in GetYourGuide

December 2017. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

KKR, a leading global investment firm, together with other investors, has closed an investment to increase its minority stake in GetYourGuide AG. GetYourGuide is the world's largest online platform for tours, activities and attractions and offers over 31,000 activities in nearly 7,300 destinations.

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Nielsen acquires Visual IQ: GSK Stockmann advises on exchange of Management Stock Options

December 2017. Press Releases by GSK Stockmann + Kollegen (view listing).

Nielsen Holdings plc., Wilton, Connecticut (USA), a market research and advertising service provider listed on the New York Stock Exchange, has acquired Visual IQ Inc., one of the leading independent providers of the so-called Multi-Touch-Attribution-Software (MTA). Visual IQ helps its customers to advertise online in a way that allows reaching the highest possible return on investment.

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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Valuation of commercial agents right to compensation

December 2017. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

After a commercial agency agreement has been terminated, the commercial agent is normally entitled to compensation. The assessment of the extent of this right to compensation frequently gives rise to disputes.

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GBLP has advised EDB and IIB on a RUB 8.15 bn syndicated facility

December 2017. Press Releases by Goltsblat BLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has advised a syndicate of the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) and International Investment Bank (IIB) on a project finance transaction for construction of two hydro-power plants with a total capacity of 49.8 MW in the Republic of Karelia (Russia). The RUB 8.15 bn facility will be repaid in 12 years. This is also a pilot project in Russia for the New Development Bank set up by the BRICS countries, as the creditors have used its resources for funding.

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The New National Employment Service’s Practice of Prolonging of Work Permits

November 2017. Press Releases by Karanovic & Nikolic (view listing).

The National Employment Service changed its years-long practice regarding the extension of work permits for persons on secondment.

In particular, pursuant to Article 19 of the Law on the Employment of foreigners, work permits based on secondment are obtained for a period of the duration of an agreement between the local employer - who is the service user, and a foreign employer, but no longer than for one year. Exceptionally, a work permit for a seconded person can be issued for a longer period in case the employee is seconded from a country with which the Republic of Serbia has concluded a secondment related bilateral convention.  

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Advertising in pharmaceutical sector: analysis of judicial practice and protection against risks

November 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 14 November 2017, VEGAS LEX law firm the author’s seminar entitled "Advertising in pharmaceutical sector. Risk elimination practices" for representatives of pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers of medical products and BADS.

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OLG Köln: Only serious misconduct justifies withdrawal from contract of inheritance

November 2017. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

Apart from a will, it is also possible to prepare a contract of inheritance as a way of organizing one’s estate. It should be noted, however, that a contract of inheritance has a significantly stronger binding effect.

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GDPR: Relations and responsibilities in the processing of personal data

November 2017. Press Releases by Popovici NiĹŁu Stoica & AsociaĹŁii (view listing).

GDPR: Relations and responsibilities in the processing of personal data (controllers, processors and sub-processors)

There is no doubt that every company processes personal data (e.g. of its’ employees’, clients’, contractual partners’).

Most often, this also involves a constant barter between companies processing personal data and companies providing various services (e.g. HR, IT, payroll, datacenters, cloud services), both of them falling within the scope of the GDPR.

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SyCipLaw Receives 4 asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards Nominations

November 2017. Press Releases by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (view listing).

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) received nominations for the Philippines Firm of the Year; Banking & Finance Firm of the Year; IT, Telecoms & Media Firm of the Year; and South-east Asia Firm of the Year categories of the inaugural asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards.

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Commercial agent’s claim for compensation following voluntary termination

November 2017. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

A commercial agent may even be entitled to compensation if he or she voluntarily issues notice of termination. However, the company’s conduct needs to give rise to legitimate grounds for termination for this to happen.

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Pharmacies not allowed to offer promotional gifts in the case of fixed-price pharmaceuticals

November 2017. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

Pharmacies are not allowed to offer their customers promotional gifts when the latter are purchasing prescription medicinal products. That was the verdict of the Oberverwaltungsgericht (OVG) NRW, North Rhine-Westphalia’s Higher Administrative Court, in two rulings from September 8, 2017.

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Bär & Karrer Advises Talbot Holding on its Public Tender Offer for ImmoMentum

November 2017. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

On 29 August 2017, Talbot Holding AG, an entity controlled by investment company Actium AG, launched an all cash public tender offer for all listed shares in ImmoMentum AG, a Swiss real estate company listed on BX Berne eXchange invested primarily in residential real estate. With the satisfaction of all offer conditions, the offer was successfully settled on 10 November 2017. As a result, Talbot Holding holds 99.67% of the voting rights and share capital of ImmoMentum.

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OLG Köln on incorporating the execution of a will into the certificate of inheritance

November 2017. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

Heirs might be able to do as they wish with an estate even if an execution of a will has been ordered if its function is supervisory in nature. That was the verdict of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Köln [Higher Regional Court of Cologne].

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BKL Named Best Firm in South Korea at Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2017

November 2017. Press Releases by Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (view listing).

Bae, Kim & Lee ("BKL") has been named the "Best Firm in South Korea" at the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2017 hosted by the global legal publisher Euromoney Legal Media Group on November 9, 2017 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong. Furthermore, senior partner Il Young CHO was honored as the best lawyer in transfer pricing while senior patent attorney Catherine Eunkyeong LEE was recognized as the best lawyer in patent and trademark prosecution among Asia's leading women in the legal profession.

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JULIA ROMANOVA JOINS GOLTSBLAT BLP AS HEAD OF GROUP, REINFORCING ITS DISPUTE RESOLUTION PRACTICE

November 2017. Press Releases by Goltsblat BLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), announces that Julia Romanova has joined the team as Head of Group, International Arbitration, White Collar Criminal Defence, to strengthen further the firm’s Dispute Resolution Practice. Before joining Goltsblat BLP, Julia Romanova was Head of the Litigation/Arbitration Practice of Moscow Office of Chadbourne & Parke LLP.

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GOLTSBLAT BLP ADVISES FERRONORDIC MACHINES ON ITS NASDAQ STOCKHOLM IPO

November 2017. Press Releases by Goltsblat BLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has acted as the Russian legal counsel for Ferronordic Machines AB on the offering and listing of its ordinary shares on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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      The importance and feasibility of crowdfunding platforms is increasing in stature and importance for current and future the entrepreneurs. Malta has recently acceded to the rising trend by creating its first crowdfunding platform, ZAAR, a reward-based crowdfunding platform who has recently been awarded with the first prize in its section at the National Enterprise Support Awards 2016 also as well as being one of the local projects that have represented Malta at the European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2016, held in Slovakia. Nonetheless start-ups based in Malta with global aspirations often rely on international platforms. An increase in interest has emerged amongst the art and culture community as well in social entrepreneurship projects. Crowdfunding in Malta is still at the early stages of development. Despite this, there are endless opportunities for local entrepreneurs and the local business community. Research has shown that through international crowdfunding platforms, monies have been raised for projects in the field of gaming consoles, apps and software as well as for artistic projects.  Testimony to this is a new game design studio in Malta, that launched its first game, Politicks, raised financing through the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.