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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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Irish College of General Practitioners Certificate Course in Geriatric Medicine

October 2009. Press Releases by Hayes Solicitors (view listing).

Hayes solicitors were delighted to participate in the Irish College of General Practitioners Certificate course in Geriatric Medicine which took place at the IMI Conference Centre on 02 October 2009.

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The Small Firms Association Commercial Law Seminar in conjunction with Hayes solicitors

October 2009. Press Releases by Hayes Solicitors (view listing).

Hayes solicitors were delighted to give a commercial law seminar to members of the Smalls Firms Association on 19th October 2009.

 

 

 

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Hengeler Mueller advises HeidelbergCement on EUR 2.5 bn Eurobond Issues

October 2009. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

HeidelbergCement has successully completed the issue of three Eurobonds with a total volume of EUR 2.5 bn. The bonds are governed by German law and include elements of high-yield bonds which had, in the past, been mostly issued under New York law.

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Hengeler Mueller adivses Madeleine Schickedanz and remaining family shareholders on sale

October 2009. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

Hengeler Mueller adivses Madeleine Schickedanz and remaining family shareholders on sale of Quelle Building Society

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Hengeler Mueller advises HeidelbergCement on combined capital increase and placement of old shares

October 2009. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

HeidelbergCement has successfully implemented a combined placement of new shares through a subscription rights capital increase and private placement of old shares belonging to the previous major shareholder.

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Schoenherr promotes head of Romanian Capital Markets team to partner

October 2009. Press Releases by Schönherr (view listing).

Central European law firm Schoenherr has promoted Narcisa Oprea to partner in the firm’s Bucharest office. Narcisa, who recently received an award for leading capital markets lawyer in Romania from publishing group FinMedia, joined Schoenherr in May 2008 to head the Romanian Capital Markets team.

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Romanian and American lawyers win second ICSID arbitration for Romania

October 2009. Press Releases by Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii (view listing).

Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii (Romania) and White & Case (US) scored a major arbitration victory before the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) within the World Bank in Washington D.C. In the proceeding between Eastern Duty Free (EDF) Services Ltd. and Romania, the arbitration tribunal fully dismissed the action and claims for compensation requested by EDF Services Ltd.

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Boult Wade Tennant to host biotech patent workshop at Bench2Boardroom Conference 2009

October 2009. Press Releases by Boult Wade Tennant (view listing).

Boult Wade Tennant is pleased to participate in ERBI’s fourth annual Bench2Boardroom conference on 21 October 2009 at Chilford Hall, Cambridge. Bench2Boardroom is aimed at middle managers and senior scientists involved in the research, development, regulation and business opportunities surrounding devices, diagnostics, biologics, small molecules and other related healthcare and life science therapeutics.

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Boult Wade Tennant to co-sponsor seminar on Cross-Border IP Strategies

October 2009. Press Releases by Boult Wade Tennant (view listing).

Boult Wade Tennant is working in partnership with BDO Stoy Hayward and Manches to present a morning seminar on the issues of cross-border IP strategies. The seminar will be held on 11 November 2009 from 0930 to 1230 in the Milton Park Innovation Centre, Abingdon.

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Ogier advises on IDB $1.5bn sukuk programme update

October 2009. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier has advised the Islamic Development Bank in the recently completed update to IDB’s $1.5bn sukuk trust certificate programme.

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One-day conference to concentrate on funds

October 2009. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

OGIER has joined forces with Offshore Professional Conferences to stage the 3rd annual Investment Funds Update Conference in Jersey.

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Ogier acts as Jersey legal adviser to RREEF Alternative Investments

October 2009. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier acts as Jersey legal adviser to RREEF Alternative Investments in purchase of Prince Bishops Shopping Centre in Durham.

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LENER SHORTLISTED AS BEST IBERIAN LAW FIRM 2009 BY THE LAWYER

October 2009. Press Releases by Lener (view listing).

LENER has been shortlisted by the legal magazine THE LAWYER in the category of Best Iberian Law Firm 2009 of its European Awards, along with the leading law firms Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, Garrigues, Gómez-Acebo&Pombo, Pérez-Llorca and Uría Menéndez.

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2009 sees green shoots of recovery for Farmers' Cricket team

October 2009. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

FARMERS-Caesareans Premier League first team finished runner-up in the inaugural NatWest Channel Islands Club Championship this year, a dramatic turnaround in fortunes after finishing bottom of the Jersey league in 2008.

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Carey Olsen advises new green technology company

October 2009. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised Guernsey independent power company Indian Energy Limited (IEL) on its recent fundraising and admission to AIM.

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Olivier Vrins made partner

October 2009. Press Releases by ALTIUS (in cooperation with Tiberghien) (view listing).

ALTIUS is proud to announce that Olivier Vrins was made partner. Olivier specialises in Intellectual Property law and heads ALTIUS’ Anti-Counterfeiting Practice. Over the last years, he has consolidated our outstanding reputation in this field on both the Belgian and the international scene.

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Hammarskiöld & Co's annual Relay Race

October 2009. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co’s team lead by Mattias Moskowicz, KM coordinator at Hammarskiöld & Co finished 13th out of the 1233 mix teams participating in this year’s Bellman Relay.

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Hammarskiöld & Co represents Länsförsäkringar in sale of subsidiary

October 2009. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co represents Länsförsäkringar in the sale of Länsförsäkringar International to Gjensidige Forsikring.

 

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Hammarskiöld & Co advisor to Tetra Pak in its acquisition of the Mixer Business of Scanima A/S

October 2009. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co represented Tetra Pak in its acquisition of the Mixer Business of Scanima A/S. The Mixer division is the global leading producer of industrial mixers for the food, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries.

 

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Hamilton to advise in connection with Opcon's investment in Saxlund Holding AB

October 2009. Press Releases by Hamilton Advokatbyra (view listing).

Opcon is an energy and environmental technology Group that develops, produces and markets systems and products for eco-friendly, efficient and resource-effective use of energy. Opcon has now acquired 100 percent of Saxlund Holding AB.

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Hamilton administrator in bankruptcy of Gnosjö Plast AB

October 2009. Press Releases by Hamilton Advokatbyra (view listing).

Eric Edström, solicitor at Hamilton Stockholm has been appointed administrator of the company Gnosjö Plast AB.

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New attorneys at Hamilton

October 2009. Press Releases by Hamilton Advokatbyra (view listing).

Hamilton welcomes two new attorneys on September 1 2009:

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Firm launch new website

October 2009. Press Releases by Browell Smith & Co (view listing).

Browell Smith & Co recently launched their new website and are delighted with the results.

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DPP issues guidance on assisted suicide in response to House of Lords Decision

October 2009. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

In response to the House of Lord Judgment in Debbie Purdy’s case on 30th July 2009, the Director of Public Prosecutions has today issued an interim policy for prosecutors in dealing with cases of assisted suicide.

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Niederer Kraft & Frey wins the Zurich Lawyers' Football Championship (ZAM) 2009

October 2009. Press Releases by Niederer Kraft & Frey (view listing).

After a 2:0 semi-final win over Homburger on September 21, 2009, NKF advanced to the ZAM finals 2009. In the final on September 28, 2009, NKF won over Baer & Karrer's strong team in a thrilling and fair game by 1:0. NKF thereby successfully defended its 2008 title.

 

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NKF advises Swiss Confederation in CHF 5.48 billion Placement

October 2009. Press Releases by Niederer Kraft & Frey (view listing).

The Swiss Confederation has announced that Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and UBS have placed its UBS stake with institutional investors at a price of CHF 16.50 per UBS share.

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Bär & Karrer elects new partner

October 2009. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

Bär & Karrer is pleased to announce that Thomas Rohde has been elected as partner of the firm as of 1 January 2010. With this election, we strengthen our Zurich office as well as our restructuring and insolvency capabilities.

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Saverio Lembo appointed as President of AIJA

October 2009. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

Bär & Karrer is pleased to announce that partner Saverio Lembo, Head of the Litigation and Arbitration team of the Geneva office, has been appointed President of the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA).

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23 September 2009 - Petroplus Holdings AG

October 2009. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

Petroplus Holdings AG issues USD 400 million 9.375% Senior Notes due 2019, USD 150 million 4.00% Convertible Bonds due 2015 and 17'265'058 registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 7.58 each at a subscription price of CHF 16.90

 

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Online Employee Incentive Tracking System PlanTrack

October 2009. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

PlanTrack is an integrated web based system used by the Employee Benefit Team of Ogier Fiduciary Services to track, maintain and communicate the incentive awards within employee benefit plans.

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Ogier advises on IDB $1.5bn sukuk programme update

October 2009. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier has advised the Islamic Development Bank in the recently completed update to IDB’s $1.5bn sukuk trust certificate programme.

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Ogier acts as Jersey Legal Advisor to RREEF Alternative Investments

October 2009. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier acted as Jersey legal adviser to RREEF Spezial Invest GmbH, part of RREEF Alternative Investments on their purchase of the Prince Bishops Shopping Centre in Durham from BlackRock for £60 million. The prime freehold city centre scheme provides approximately 155,000 square feet in two uncovered malls consisting of 43 unit shops. The shopping centre was developed 10 years ago and is the dominant retail provision in Durham.

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Ogier Jersey & Guernsey receive impressive rankings in latest edition of The Legal 500

October 2009. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier in Jersey and Guernsey have received impressive rankings in the latest edition of The Legal 500. Once again Ogier is the only Jersey law firm to receive first tier ranking in all eight categories covered, and Ogier Guernsey remains a tier one firm for commercial and banking work, and is placed in tier two for their other practice areas.

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Clifford Chance advises on landmark carbon dioxide storage project

October 2009. Press Releases by Clifford Chance (view listing).

Clifford Chance has been appointed by PGE Elektrownia Bełchatów to advise on overall legal aspects in connection with the preparation, construction and financing of the carbon dioxide storage (CCS) project located in Rogowiec, Poland.

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“Introduction to Company Law” in-house Seminar for Lawyers and staff of PageCorp Group

October 2009. Press Releases by Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC (view listing).

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC successfully carried out the in-house seminar “Introduction to Company Law” to lawyers of the firm and to the corporate administrators of the associate PageCorp Group in September/October 2009.

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Continued growth for Schoenherr's tax practice

September 2009. Press Releases by Schönherr (view listing).

The tax practice of Central European law firm Schoenherr has continued its expansion during the summer. Herbert Buzanich has joined the team and Andreas Baumann, who joined Schoenherr in late 2007, was promoted to junior partner.

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Hengeler Mueller advises Solera on AUTOonline acquisition

September 2009. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

On 17 September 2009, Solera Holdings Inc. (San Diego, USA) announced the acquisition of AUTOonline GmbH, the leading European electronic salvage vehicle exchange platform.

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Gernandt & Danielsson appoints Dick Lundqvist as Chairman

September 2009. Press Releases by Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå (view listing).

Dick Lundqvist has been appointed as Chairman of the Board for Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå. Mr. Lundqvist has been a partner of Gernandt & Danielsson since 1998. His primary practice areas are mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and banking and finance.

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Clifford Chance advises The Islamic Development Bank

September 2009. Press Releases by Clifford Chance (view listing).

Clifford Chance advises The Islamic Development Bank in relation to the 2009 update of its US$1.5 billion sukuk trust certificate issuance programme and the second and third Issuances under that programme.

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Hengeler Mueller advises JCDecaux on acquisition of majority stake in Wall AG

September 2009. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

JCDecaux S.A., a leading outdoor advertising company worldwide, has acquired a majority shareholding in Wall AG, an outdoor advertising company based in Berlin.

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CHSH lead counsel for AUA-Lufthansa transaction

We are pleased to announce that CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati, one of the largest and most well-known corporate law firms in Austria, provided legal advice to the Republic of Austria, ÖIAG, and Austrian Airlines during the takeover of AUA by Deutsche Lufthansa. The team headed by Edith Hlawati, which has extensive experience in privatization projects, provided legal advice in all relevant fields of law for this extremely complex transaction.

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Represented major pharmaceuticals and food supplements companies

September 2009. Press Releases by Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd (view listing).

We represented major pharmaceuticals and food supplements companies Bayer Oy and Bayer Consumer Care AG before the Market Court in proceedings under the Unfair Business Practices Act

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Drew & Napier LLC as Singapore counsel to:

September 2009. Press Releases by Drew & Napier LLC (view listing).

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group's acquisition of some of Royal Bank of Scotland's assets in Singapore

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Hammarskiöld & Co represents Länsförsäkringar in sale of subsidiary

September 2009. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co represents Länsförsäkringar in the sale of Länsförsäkringar International to Gjensidige Forsikring.

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Gärde Wesslau named as BANKING & FINANCE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR - SWEDEN

September 2009. Press Releases by Gärde Wesslau Advokatbyrå (view listing).

Gärde Wesslau honoured by ACQ Finance Magazine.

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ALTIUS appoints new Partner in IP Department

September 2009. Press Releases by ALTIUS (in cooperation with Tiberghien) (view listing).

ALTIUS is proud to announce that Olivier Vrins was made partner. Olivier specialises in Intellectual Property law and heads ALTIUS’ Anti-Counterfeiting Practice. Over the last years, he has consolidated our outstanding reputation in this field on both the Belgian and the international scene.

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Eniro and Aller sell the Spray Passagen business

September 2009. Press Releases by Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå (view listing).

Gernandt & Danielsson has assisted Eniro in the transaction.

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CSIT acquires Teracom’s broadband business

September 2009. Press Releases by Setterwalls (view listing).

Setterwalls has advised CSIT AB in its acquisition of Teracom AB’s subsidiary Quadracom Networks AB (also known as Comet Networks AB and previously referred to as Teracom Bredband AB). Quadracom has operated the Teracom-group’s broadband business and currently reaches more than 650,000 households and 80,000 businesses in approximately 50 Swedish municipalities.

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INTEGRITES forms New Department of Mediation and Restructuring

September 2009. Press Releases by Integrites Group (view listing).

The international law firm INTEGRITES established new direction – the Department of Mediation and Restructuring. Such decision was taken in order to enforce the Firm’s legal practice and extend the team of lawyers.

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Delphi: Nomination for Best Tax Team, Sweden 2010

September 2009. Press Releases by Delphi (view listing).

The international magazine World Finance has nominated Delphi's Tax Team for Best Tax Team 2010. The Swedish tax teams are nominated.

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