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G & L Beijer acquires Carrier ARW

March 2010. Press Releases by Mannheimer Swartling (view listing).

G & L Beijer AB has been advised by Mannheimer Swartling in connection with the acquisition of Carrier Corporation’s refrigeration wholesale distribution operations in Europe and South Africa (“Carrier ARW”). The value of the transaction is approximately SEK 1,1 billion.

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Gibraltar Law firm ranked No1 in Chambers and Partners

March 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans international law firm is once again delighted to be ranked No 1 in the independent directory, Chambers Global 2010. Its stand-alone position further strengthens the firms’ reputation, expertise and quality of service to clients.

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Elizabeth College students get a feel for the real world

March 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Students from Elizabeth College will be getting the low down on careers in law, tax and accountancy, banking and investment, architecture, medical services and engineering from leading Guernsey professionals.

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White Rabbit overcomes light winds to win 2010 Carey Olsen Inter Island Race

March 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Guernsey yacht White Rabbit, skippered by Laurie Watson, made the best of difficult conditions to win the 47th Inter Island Yacht Race, sponsored by Carey Olsen, finishing the race in a time of four hours and 29 minutes.

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Specialist Social Housing law firm continues to recruit

March 2010. Press Releases by Perrins Solicitors LLP (view listing).

Perrins Solicitors LLP, the Hertfordshire based law firm specialising in Social Housing, has continued to boost its capability with the arrival of two new solicitors, Richard Sharpe and Nicholas Pickersgill.

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Hengeler Mueller advises financing banks on Millipore takeover by Merck

March 2010. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

On 28 Februar 2010, Merck KGaA, a global pharmaceutical and chemical company, and Millipore Corporation, a leading life science company based in Massachusetts/USA, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Merck will acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of Millipore.

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Carey Olsen Trusts Seminar in association with New Square Chambers

March 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

The recent Alhamrani litigation in Jersey, which began in 2003, and in which Carey Olsen represented one of the trustee defendants, produced a series of judgments on a variety of topics ranging from the role of a protector to the way in which trust company directors can become liable for the company’s breach of trust.

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Opera star Katherine Jenkins comes to Guernsey

March 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

OPERATIC sensation, Katherine Jenkins will be helping to kick off Guernsey’s 65th Liberation Anniversary at a concert at Beau Sejour on Saturday 1st May.

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Lawyers do 80 for Haiti

March 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Two lawyers from Carey Olsen took part in the Guernsey Velo Club’s ‘80 for Haiti’ fund raising event which saw close on 100 local riders completing either an 80 mile or an 80 kilometre course in Guernsey on Sunday 21st February to raise money to help those affected by the earthquake in the Caribbean.

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Lawyers advise on health and safety

February 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

MANAGING employee health, safety and stress was the hot topic at the latest Carey Olsen breakfast seminar.

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Charging for immigration and nationality services - 2010/11

February 2010. Press Releases by Penningtons Solicitors LLP (view listing).

The UK Border Agency has announced proposed fee changes for immigration and nationality applications for 2010/11 that are set at levels above the administrative costs of the service. The negative regulations that specify the fees set at or below the administrative costs of the service will be laid in Parliament on 10 February 2010.

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Local lawyer contributes to international guide

February 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen advocate Mark Dunster has contributed to a key chapter in an international guide to money laundering law, demonstrating Guernsey’s expertise in this field to a global readership.

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Sarrau Thomas Couderc a conseillé Sofilab dans la cession de sa filiale Suturex & Renodex

February 2010. Press Releases by Sarrau Thomas Couderc (view listing).

Paris, le 25 février 2010. Le cabinet Sarrau Thomas Couderc a conseillé la holding Sofilab dans la cession de sa filiale Suturex & Renodex, spécialisée dans les aiguilles de haute qualité destinées à l’industrie médicale et chirurgicale, au groupe B Braun.

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Gibraltar makes an impact at Israel Wealth Conference

February 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Peter C Montegriffo and James Lasry, both partners at Hassans International Law firm were amongst many speakers at the Annual Family Office and Wealth Management Conference hosted in Tel Aviv, Israel this week.

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Chiomenti announces association and expansion in Hong Kong

February 2010. Press Releases by Chiomenti Studio Legale (view listing).

Chiomenti announces its exclusive association - subject to approval from the Law Society of Hong Kong - with CdB and JC & Co, a Hong Kong firm of  the partners Claudio de Bedin, Dominic Lee and Jason Carmichael. CdB and JC & Co and Chiomenti plan to subsequently merge, according to the Law Society of Hong Kong requirements.

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Harneys earns top ranking in Chambers 2010 global directory

February 2010. Press Releases by Harney Westwood & Riegels (view listing).

Harneys has again been named the only exclusively top tier law firm in the British Virgin Islands and its practices in the Cayman Islands and Cyprus have received positive reviews in the 2010 Chambers and Partners Global Guide.

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Cayman Investment Company Obtains Chapter 15 Protection in the United States

February 2010. Press Releases by Harney Westwood & Riegels (view listing).

The United States’ Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has recognised the liquidation of a Cayman company, Saad Investments Finance Company (No5) Limited (“SIFCO5”) (an SPV established to operate as an investment company), as a “foreign main proceeding” under Chapter 15 of the United States’ Bankruptcy Code.

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Advocate Rachel Eeles joins AFR Advocates

February 2010. Press Releases by AFR Advocates (view listing).

Advocate Rachel Eeles has joined AFR Advocates as a family and criminal lawyer. Rachel will work alongside Partner, Sara Mallett.

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Growing interest in Jersey Foundations six months after launch

February 2010. Press Releases by Mourant Ozannes (view listing).

Jersey Foundation structures have received a steady flow of interest in the six months since they were introduced and their appeal is expected to grow during the coming year, according to an offshore legal expert.

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Hassans Tax Seminar a Success

February 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans International Law firm hosted the second in their series of tax seminars aimed at local financial services companies. James Lasry, partner and Head of the Funds Team at Hassans and Peter Young, Associate in the Funds Team were the speakers at the event, discussing taxation issues for collective investment schemes established in Gibraltar.

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Gernandt & Danielsson assists Pernod Ricard

February 2010. Press Releases by Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå (view listing).

Gernandt & Danielsson assists Pernod Ricard when Altia acquires wine and spirits portfolio from Pernod Ricard. Pernod Ricard sells a portfolio of wine brands such as Blossa glögg and Chill Out and well know classical Swedish and Danish spirits brands such as O.P. Anderson, Skåne Akvavit, Svenska Nubbar and Explorer to the Finnish wine and spirits group Altia. Altia is state owned. Through the transaction, Altia will acquire the brands as well as production and logistics centers in Sweden and Denmark for a consideration of SEK 835 million.

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M&A team of AstapovLawyers advised GreenCo

February 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Mr. Oleh Malskyy, head of AstapovLawyers M&A and corporate practice, together with its team and international structuring partner Ms. Oksana Kneychuk has advised leading national waste management company GreenCo on international restructuring and sale transaction.

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AstapovLawyers advises ThyssenKrupp Energostal S.A.

February 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

International steel and technology leader ThyssenKrupp has engaged AstapovLawyers for a number of legal matters relating to its activities in Ukraine.

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AstapovLawyers advises Avery Dennison

February 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Mr. Oleh Malskyy, head of AstapovLawyers' M&A and corporate practice, together with its team has provided complex advice to Avery Denisson on debt recovery in Ukraine.

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Credit for businesses: a new association to help borrowers.

February 2010. Press Releases by Sarrau Thomas Couderc (view listing).

Credit for businesses: a new association to help borrowers. Chaired by Caroline Porcher Marquis, Finance partner, the goal of this professional association is to bring together players of the business credit market: banks and financial institutions, borrowing companies and consultants.

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Sarrau Thomas Couderc advised Air Liquide

February 2010. Press Releases by Sarrau Thomas Couderc (view listing).

Sarrau Thomas Couderc advised Air Liquide, European leader in home care services, in the context of the acquisition of DinnoSanté, company specialised in medical and technical services for patients suffering from diabetes.

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First Gibraltarian Chief Justice appointed

February 2010. Press Releases by ISOLAS (view listing).

Gibraltarian judge Anthony Dudley, 43, was yesterday formally appointed Chief Justice of Gibraltar. He is the first Gibraltarian to be appointed to that office on a non-acting basis.

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ISOLA Foundation Fund Raising

February 2010. Press Releases by ISOLAS (view listing).

The PJ Isola Foundation, established in 2006 in memory of Peter J. Isola with a view to raising funds for charity, has recently donated funds to a number of local charities.

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PLMJ shortlisted for the Chambers Awards 2010 prize for best Portuguese law firm

PLMJ, last year’s winner of this prize, is again among the Portuguese law firms nominated by the well-respected British publisher Chambers and Partners for the 2010 Chambers Awards shortlist.

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ROWAN LEGAL professional guarantor of the Public Procurement Conference

February 2010. Press Releases by ROWAN LEGAL Law Firm (view listing).

The agenda of the Public Procurement Conference held on January 27-28, 2010 in the Austria Trend Hotel in Bratislava included active contributions of the legal experts of ROWAN LEGAL, Law Firm.

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Mediation

February 2010. Press Releases by Hayes Solicitors (view listing).

Eugene Davy is a CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) accredited Mediator.

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Extra performance for opera singer Katherine Jenkins

February 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

GUERNSEY’S Liberation Generation now have the chance to win tickets to a second performance by operatic sensation Katherine Jenkins at Beau Sejour on Friday 30th April, to kick off the 65th Liberation Anniversary celebrations.

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Fund Industry Award for Hassans International Law Firm

February 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans has been named “Best Gibraltar Law Firm” at the Fund Domicile Awards that took place at the Chesterfield Hotel in London on the 14th January 2010. This award is recognition of the prominence the firm plays in the fund industry in Gibraltar. The event, hosted by FundDomcile.com was well attended and followed a full days’ conference on the issues pertinent to the offshore fund industry.

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Penningtons advises on expansion of Basingstoke electronic engineering company

February 2010. Press Releases by Penningtons Solicitors LLP (view listing).

London and South East law firm Penningtons Solicitors LLP has advised Link Microtek, an internationally recognised electronic engineering company, which has its headquarters in Basingstoke, on its purchase of Southampton based infra-red communications systems specialist Azdec Limited.

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Clinical negligence report confirms continuing rise in claims as medics are slow to apologise

February 2010. Press Releases by Penningtons Solicitors LLP (view listing).

NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) figures indicating that both the number and value of clinical negligence claims are still rising while clinicians continue to ignore Medical Defence Union (MDU) and NHSLA advice to apologise for their errors are revealed today in a new report published by Penningtons Solicitors LLP.

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Penningtons wins claim for Surrey widower against GP out of hours service

February 2010. Press Releases by Penningtons Solicitors LLP (view listing).

London and South East law firm Penningtons Solicitors LLP's clinical negligence team has negotiated a settlement of a claim on behalf of Haslemere widower, Eric Mizen, in relation to treatment provided to his late wife, Barbara, by a Thamesdoc out of hours service GP two days before her death.

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Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen opens its third regional office in Craiova

February 2010. Press Releases by Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (view listing).

Bucharest, February 18th, 2010 –Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, Attorneys and Counselors (NNDKP) announced today the official opening of its Craiova office.

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Sarrau Thomas Couderc a conseillé le Management de Spotless

February 2010. Press Releases by Sarrau Thomas Couderc (view listing).

Sarrau Thomas Couderc a conseillé le Management de Spotless dans le cadre du rachat de la structure par BC Partners et le Management

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Hi-Tech Companies Need “Green Channel”

February 2010. Press Releases by Pepeliaev Group (view listing).

Lawyers from the customs and foreign trade regulation practice of Pepeliaev Group, headed by Galina Balandina, are delighted to announce completion of a project entitled “Green Channel” for innovation companies. The assignment was ordered by the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO). The project proposes a “Green Channel” for innovation companies, which will help remove a number of customs barriers and thereby expand the foreign economic activities of Russian hi-tech companies and also enhance the international exchange of research data between scientific and research institutions.

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Best Transfer Pricing Team 2010

February 2010. Press Releases by Pepeliaev Group (view listing).

According to the results of the voting at World Finance Awards 2010 organised by the World Finance magazine, lawyers from Pepeliaev Group have been awarded the title of best transfer pricing specialists. Our lawyers were also nominated as Russia’s best tax specialists in the Best Tax Practice category at the Tax and Accountancy Awards 2010.

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From now on the decision of a foreign court may be enforced in Russia:

February 2010. Press Releases by Pepeliaev Group (view listing).

Even if no special international treaty is in place.     Attorneys from Pepeliaev Group proved in the Moscow Region Arbitration Court that the decision of a foreign court should be recognised and enforced in the Russian Federation even if no special international treaty is in place. The Russian Supreme Arbitration Court upheld these conclusions in December. The relevant ruling was published on 14 December 2009 on the web site of the Russian Supreme Arbitration Court (Ruling No. VAS-13688/09 of the Russian Supreme Arbitration Court, dated 7 December 2009, on the refusal to transfer the case to the Presidium of the Russian Supreme Arbitration Court).

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Reff & Associates assisted clients in transactions with an aggregate value of over one billion Euro

February 2010. Press Releases by Reff & Associates (view listing).

Reff & Associates assisted clients in transactions with an aggregate value of over one billion Euro in 2009 Amid a legal practice mainly focused on real estate acquisitions, financing and bank credit restructuring, litigation and employment-related mandates are gaining ground in the Firm’s activity.

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London team strengthened at Carey Olsen

February 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Corporate lawyer Geoff Ward-Marshall was today sworn in by the Bailiff and admitted as an Advocate of the Guernsey Bar.

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Local firm instructed by one of Europe’s largest mezzanine funds

February 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Park Square Capital LLP has recently completed, with the assistance of local law firm Carey Olsen, the establishment of its new EURO 1 billion fund, Park Square Capital II, ‘The Mezzanine Fund”, which is the largest independent European fund of its class.

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New Russian real estate fund established

February 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Lawyers from Carey Olsen in Guernsey have advised VTB Capital plc and the Commercial Real Estate Group of Deutsche Bank AG on the establishment of a new fund management joint venture and the launch of a Russian Real Estate Fund.

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Carey Olsen partners make 2010 Leading Lawyers list

February 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

LAW firm Carey Olsen is celebrating the inclusion of five of its Guernsey based partners in the recent Citywealth Leaders List.

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Carey Olsen advises Resolution on Friends Provident acquisition

February 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Lawyers from Channel Island law firm Carey Olsen have advised Resolution Holdings on their acquisition of leading UK life assurance and pension provider Friends Provident.

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ALTIUS reinforces Real Estate & Regulatory team with new Partner

February 2010. Press Releases by ALTIUS (in cooperation with Tiberghien) (view listing).

ALTIUS is proud to announce that Lieven Peeters joined the firm as a Partner on 15 February 2010. Lieven joins ALTIUS from Linklaters where he started his career 13 years ago. He will considerably strengthen ALTIUS’ Real Estate & Regulatory department and the firm’s overall position on the Belgian market.

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ALTIUS reinforces Real Estate & Regulatory team with new Partner

February 2010. Press Releases by ALTIUS (in cooperation with Tiberghien) (view listing).

ALTIUS is proud to announce that Lieven Peeters joined the firm as a Partner on 15 February 2010. Lieven joins ALTIUS from Linklaters where he started his career 13 years ago. He will considerably strengthen ALTIUS’ Real Estate & Regulatory department and the firm’s overall position on the Belgian market.

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