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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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BAG: Dismissal with the option of altered conditions of employment needs to be sufficiently precise

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

In the case of dismissal with the option of altered conditions of employment, the offer to continue the employment relationship needs to clearly define the new terms. That was the verdict of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany’s Federal Labour Court (Az.: 2 AZR 68/16).

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Bär & Karrer wins Europe Women in Business Law Award

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

Bär & Karrer is pleased to announce that partner Tina Wüstemann, who heads the private clients team, won the title 'Best in trusts & estates' at the Europe Women in Business Law Awards ceremony on 15 June 2017 in London. This is the second time Tina Wüstemann wins this award. In addition, partner and dispute resolution specialist Nadja Jaisli Kull was shortlisted as 'Rising Star Litigation'.

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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Assessing obligation to make social security payments in the case of mana

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

Whether a managing director is obliged to make social security contributions depends on various factors. GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte has carried out an assessment of the obligation to make social security payments.

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Bell Gully tops first quarter M&A league tables

June 2017. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

​Bell Gully has topped the three major international league tables for mergers and acquisitions in the first quarter of 2017, extending the market-leading position the firm held in 2016.

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Shareholders’ agreements under Russian law become a working tool

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

On June 6, 2017, VEGAS LEX hosted a workshop to discuss problematic issues and key aspects of structuring shareholders’ agreements under Russian law.

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Boult Wade Tennant ‘highly recommended’ by IAM 1000

June 2017. Press Releases by Boult Wade Tennant (view listing).

We are pleased to announce that Boult Wade Tennant has again been listed as ‘highly recommended’ in IAM Patent 1000’s ‘The world’s leading patent professionals 2017’ annual review. As well as this, two senior team members have been listed as ‘highly recommended individuals: prosecution’, which is both a personal achievement and one that reflects the hard work and dedication of the teams with which they work.

The IAM guide aims to identify the leading patent professionals in key jurisdictions across the globe. The list is the result of five months of detailed research involving interviews and surveys with thousands of private practice lawyers and attorneys. The named practitioners have received high praise and recommendations from both peers and clients alike.

On the inclusion, Senior Partner Nick Mcleish commented “I am delighted to see

Boult Wade Tennant ranked so highly by this prestigious directory. We are extremely proud to read that our clients praise our work and comment that ‘everything you see from Boult Wade Tennant screams high quality’. To also have so many of our individuals recognised further demonstrates the firm’s continued approach to offering innovative and practical advice to the widest range of clients and is evidence of the exceptional client service we strive to provide.”

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Bär & Karrer Advises Groupe Acrotec on its Placement of CHF 70 Million 3.75% Bonds

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

Groupe Acrotec SA, a high precision manufacturer of small components and specialised service provider for the watchmaking and industrial sectors, has completed the placement of CHF 70 million 3.75% bonds due 2023. The bonds were issued at 100% of their principal amount and, unless previously redeemed or repurchased and cancelled, will mature on 14 June 2023 at 100% of their principal amount. The bonds are guaranteed by a number of subsidiaries of the issuer, among them Finacrotec SA, which as substitute guarantor fulfills certain requirements under the listing rules of SIX Swiss Exchange in the place of the issuer. Credit Suisse AG acted as Lead Manager and Bookrunner.

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VEGAS LEX ranks the Best Lawyers in Russia 2018

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

VEGAS LEX experts are traditionally included in the top list of the best lawyers of the international rating “Best Lawyers in Russia 2018” and improved their performance.

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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience in commercial agency law

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

In the event that a commercial agency agreement is terminated, the commercial agent often has a right to compensation. Frequent points of contention include the extent of any such entitlement and the classification of new clients.

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Foyen assists Slussgården in the sale of a city property

June 2017. Press Releases by Foyen Advokatfirma AB (view listing).

16th of June, 2017 

Slussgården sells the property Lammet 17 located at Korgmakargränd 2-6, Bryggargatan 4 and Gamla Brogatan 13, a short distance from Drottninggatan and Kungsgatan. Slussgården acquired the property during the summer of 2014 from Fabege.

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Cederquist has assisted Mr Green in connection with the placement of new shares of SEK 195 million

June 2017. Press Releases by Advokatfirman Cederquist (view listing).

Cederquist has assisted Mr Green & Co AB in connection with the placement of 5 million new shares, providing the company with SEK 195 million before transaction costs.

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AVELLUM Advises Kernel Holding S.A. on Acquisition of a Large-scale Farming Business

June 2017. Press Releases by Avellum Partners (view listing).

AVELLUM advised its longstanding client Kernel Holding S.A. (“Kernel”) on the acquisition of 100% of shares in a large-scale farming business that manages over 190,000 hectares of leasehold farmland and approximately 200,000 tons of grain storage capacity. The value of the deal was USD155 million.

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VEGAS LEX discusses judicial practice of dealing with non-payments in housing and utilities in Krasn

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

Ilya Shengeliya, project manager at VEGAS LEX Southern directorate, has reviewed court practice in dealing with non-payments in housing and utilities at a roundtable organized by the Kommersant Media Holding in Krasnodar.

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Foyen has assisted InnoEnergy with its investment in a large-scale battery production facility

June 2017. Press Releases by Foyen Advokatfirma AB (view listing).

9 June, 2017

InnoEnergy recently invested EUR 3.5 million in Northvolt AB in order to enable development of Europe’s first large-scale battery production facility.

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Trademark law – Pear too strong a reminder of an apple

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

One cannot compare apples and pears, at least not according to the equivalent German expression for comparing apples and oranges. However, as demonstrated by a decision of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), things may look rather different in the field of trademark law.

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OLG Hamburg on misleading advertising – No fees means no fees

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

If something is promoted as being free, then it should in fact be free. Otherwise, this kind of advertising might be misleading and violate competition law, as demonstrated by a ruling of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Hamburg [Higher Regional Court of Hamburg].

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Making timely arrangements for business succession

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

The demographic trend poses a serious challenge to medium-sized businesses, particularly in relation to the unavoidable issue of making arrangements for business succession.

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Bojović & Partners Advises Poseidon Group on Co-Investment Partnership in Capitol Park Sombor with

June 2017. Press Releases by Bojovic & Partners (view listing).

Bojović & Partners has advised Poseidon Group, a British property investment, development and management company, on the structuring of its co-investment partnership in the retail park project “Capitol Park Sombor with Mitiska REIM, advised by Schoenherr.

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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Hosts Seminar on European Real Estate Investment

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

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC ("BKL") and Linklaters LLP jointly held the "European Real Estate Investment Seminar" on June 8, 2017 at the Park Ballroom of the Conrad Hotel in Yeouido, Seoul, attracting approximately 150 attendees from legal and overseas affairs teams at leading investment institutions and asset managers, including pension funds, insurance companies, banks and securities firms.

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Properly preparing a will

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

There are clear rules in Germany determining who will inherit. In the absence of a will or contract of inheritance, the rules of intestate succession apply. In that case, the first to inherit are the spouse or civil partner and one’s own children.

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Bär & Karrer Advised UBS on its Shared Services Transfer to UBS Business Solutions AG

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

Through a series of transactions which were completed for the most part in early June, UBS AG and other UBS group companies transferred group shared services functions, which are mainly based in Switzerland, in the UK and the US, to UBS Business Solutions AG and other related service companies. UBS Business Solutions AG now operates as the group service company of UBS and is a wholly owned subsidiary of UBS Group AG. The implementation of UBS Business Solutions AG enables UBS to maintain operational continuity of critical services should a recovery or resolution occur. It represents an important step towards improved resolvability, and is in line with global guidance defined by the Financial Stability Board.

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ZETLIN & DE CHIARA LLP HOSTS “THE FUTURE OF LABOR IN CONSTRUCTION”

June 2017. Press Releases by Zetlin & De Chiara LLP (view listing).

(New York – June 9, 2017) Zetlin & De Chiara, LLP hosted a panel of New York City’s leading real estate owners and developers, builders and union professionals on May 31, 2017 at the Union League Club to examine the state of union labor in New York and its impact on building.  The forum was moderated by co-founding partner Michael De Chiara.

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LAG Schleswig-Holstein – Dismissal with immediate effect for causing serious offence justified

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

Anyone who causes serious offence to his employer or a colleague should anticipate the possibility of being dismissed with immediate effect, as demonstrated by a ruling of the Landesarbeitsgericht (LAG) Schleswig-Holstein [Regional Labour Court of Schleswig-Holstein] from January 24, 2017 (Az.: 3 Sa 244/16).

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OLG Karlsruhe: Pre-formulated tie-in clause in employment contract for managing director

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

According to a ruling of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Karlsruhe [Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe], clauses in an employment contract for a managing director stating that removing the managing director simultaneously terminates the employment contract may be invalid. 

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Croatian Competition Agency Found No Abuse Of Dominant Position By An Authorised Dealer Of Land Rove

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

The Croatian Competition Agency (the "Agency") initiated proceedings against Grand Auto – an authorised dealer of Land Rover and Jaguar cars for Croatia, after an initiative by the Auto Dealership "Karlo", a former authorised repairer of the said cars for Croatia. The proceedings were initiated in order to establish whether an abuse of a dominant position, in the provision of repair and maintenance services for the car-makes Land Rover and Jaguar, occurred on the territory of the Republic of Croatia. In March 2017, the Agency closed the proceedings by reaching a non-infringement decision.

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Defence strategies in competition abuse cases: what to do when your company is suspected of violatin

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

VEGAS LEX experts have held a roundtable on defence strategies in competition abuse cases and aspects of interaction with FAS Russia at the stage of antimonopoly proceedings.

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Boult Wade Tennant Partner recognised in Managing Intellectual Property STARS Top 250 Women in IP

June 2017. Press Releases by Boult Wade Tennant (view listing).

Boult Wade Tennant Partner, Catherine Wolfe, has been listed within the 2017 edition of Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) STARS Top 250 Women in IP for a second year running. She is one of only 20 selected from the UK.

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The Slovenian Response To The Agrokor Crisis - "Lex Mercator"

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

The turmoil within the Croatian retail company Agrokor, which owns Mercator, the largest Slovenian retailer, caused a significant stir in the Slovenian public, with the suppliers and especially in politics. The response of the Slovenian Government – with which additional measures for the protection of Mercator as a company of systemic importance are being established is also the Act on Conditions of Appointment of Associate Member of the Management Board in the Companies of Systemic Importance for the Republic of Slovenia. The Act was adopted by the Parliament on the 25th of April, 2017. It will become valid immediately on the day following its adoption.

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Cederquist has assisted Folksam in connection with its acquisition of Copper Building

June 2017. Press Releases by Advokatfirman Cederquist (view listing).

Cederquist has assisted Folksam in connection with its acquisition of the property Duvan 6 in central Stockholm.

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VEGAS LEX in Kommersant Media Holding’s ranking of best law firms

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

VEGAS LEX has been recognized in the Leaders of the Legal Services Market ranking 2016 prepared by Kommersant Media Holding; its lawyers’ expertise has been recognized in several key areas of law.

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Baker & Partners Welcomes the Newest Addition to its Growing Team of Legal Experts

May 2017. Press Releases by Baker & Partners (view listing).

Baker & Partners welcomes the newest addition to its growing team of law experts, Senior Associate, Lynne Gregory.

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VEGAS LEX discusses opportunities, advantages and problems of special investment contracts

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

VEGAS LEX has organized a business breakfast on the prospects for the development, implementation and experience of concluding federal special investment contracts at the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2017 (PILF 2017).

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BAG: Exceptional notice of dismissal effective if there is video evidence

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

Even covert video footage can potentially justify exceptional notice of dismissal. That was the verdict of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany’s Federal Labour Court, in its judgment of September 22, 2016 (Az.: 2 AZR 848/15).

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Bär & Karrer Advises Huntsman Corporation on All-stock Merger of Equals with Clariant

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

On 22 May 2017, SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX) listed Clariant AG and Huntsman Corporation, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), announced that their Boards of Directors approved a definite agreement to combine in a cross-border merger of equals through an all-stock transaction. The combination of both companies will create a leading global specialty chemical company with a combined enterprise value of approximately USD 20 billion at announcement.

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Terminating employment relationship and prior formal warnings

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

Formal written warnings play an important role in the field of employment law, with one often being a prerequisite to the employer effectively terminating an employment relationship.

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Valente Associati GEB Partners Italy Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

May 2017. Press Releases by Valente Associati GEB Partners (view listing).

We are pleased to inform you that Valente Associati GEB Partners was bestowed the award for: Italy Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year by International Tax Review in ITR European Tax Awards 2017 held in London on May 18th.

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Competition law: Goods on display must feature total price on label

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

The final cost of goods on display needs to be readily apparent to customers. According to a recent ruling of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Hamm [Higher Regional Court of Hamm], quoting only part of the price constitutes a violation of competition law.

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VEGAS LEX at St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2017

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

Alexander Sitnikov, VEGAS LEX Managing Partner, and Alexandra Vasyukhnova, Partner, Head of Technology and Investment group, have discussed effective interaction between business and government and anti-monopoly regulation of the digital market at the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2017.

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Bär & Karrer boosts Tax Practice with new Partner in Geneva

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

Bär & Karrer announces that Christoph Suter has been elected as partner to lead the tax practice in Geneva as of 1 October 2017.

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MR. FABRIZIO CUGIA IS LAWYER OF YEAR 2017 IN TMT- TECHNOLOGY

May 2017. Press Releases by Cugia Cuomo & Associati (view listing).

Milan, May 18, 2017 –

We are delighted to announce that Mr Fabrizio Cugia, founding partner of Cugia Cuomo & Associati, won his Top Legal Industry Award - Lawyer of Year 2017 in TMT- Technology.

http://industryawards.toplegal.it

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Pharmvestnik-TV: 7 days in 7 minutes with Maria Borzova

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

Maria Borzova, Manager of VEGAS LEX Life sciences projects has commented on the most recent pharmaceutical industry news in the 7 days in 7 minutes weekly program on the Pharmvestnik-TV channel.

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Baker & Partners Introduces the Criminal Finances Act 2017 to Local Industry at Briefing Event

May 2017. Press Releases by Baker & Partners (view listing).

Baker & Partners invited members of Jersey’s financial services industry to discover the implications of the newly passed Criminal Finances Act 2017 at a Breakfast Briefing Event - Prevention Better Than a Cure? with Advocate Simon Thomas on 11th May 2017.

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Purchase of further tax CDs possible – Voluntary disclosure for tax evasion

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

Since 2010, the German exchequer has reeled in a nationwide total of around six billion euros by way of voluntary declarations for tax evasion. For tax dodgers, voluntary disclosure remains the only way out.

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Reform of law governing challenges to debtor’s transactions in insolvency proceedings

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

The reform of insolvency law is meant to bolster the rights of creditors in the event that a business partner becomes insolvent as well as provide greater legal certainty.

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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Assessing trademark violations

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

Protecting your brand is crucial. One ought to take resolute action against trademark violations. That being said, you should first assess whether a trademark violation has in fact occurred.

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GOLTSBLAT BLP ADVISES ON MERGER OF TWO MAJOR TAXI AGGREGATORS IN RUSSIA

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

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has advised Fasten (owner of Saturn and RedTaxi brands), a major player on the taxi aggregator market in Russia, on its merger with RuTaxi (Vezyet / Везет and Leader / Лидер brands). 

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VEGAS LEX discusses concession in road industry

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

VEGAS LEX PPP and infrastructure practice has organized a meeting on using concession in the road industry for employees of the Federal Road Agency (Rosavtodor) and the Roads of Russia federal government agency.

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OLG Köln: Heir must be defined with sufficient clarity in will

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

Testators need to define their heirs with sufficient clarity in wills, because the will might otherwise be invalid. That was the verdict of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Köln [Higher Regional Court of Cologne] in its ruling of November 14, 2016 (Az.: 2 Wx 536/16).

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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience in asserting exceptional notice of dismissal

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

Exceptional notice of dismissal needs to be thoroughly prepared. The law firm GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte has the necessary experience when it comes to asserting exceptional notice of dismissal.

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[KIM & CHANG] Top Rankings for All 7 Practice Categories in Chambers Global 2017

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

In the 2017 edition of Chambers Global – a global-wide leading law firm directory, published by Chambers & Partners – Kim & Chang received top rankings (“Band 1”) in all 7 practice areas surveyed.

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