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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.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

Wikborg Reins grĂĽnderstipend tildelt Payments AS

December 2010. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Wikborg Reins gründerstipend tildeles årlig i form av 30 timers juridisk bistand til en virksomhet i oppstartsfasen. Årets stipend er tildelt Payments AS, som utvikler og markedsfører løsninger og tjenester innen kontaktløs teknologi.

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Johnson & Johnson Launches Recommended Public Offer to Acquire Crucell

December 2010. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

Johnson & Johnson and Crucell N.V.(Crucell) announced that Johnson & Johnson, through its newly formed indirect wholly owned subsidiary, JJC Acquisition Com-pany B.V., is making a recommended cash offer for all of the issued and out-standing ordinary shares (Ordinary Shares) in the capital of Crucell, including all Ordinary Shares represented by American depositary shares (ADSs), each ADS representing one Ordinary Share at an offer price of €24.75 per Share (the Of-fer). Crucell has a secondary listing on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

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Wistrand i DI om gröna investeringar

December 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Idag avslutas klimatförhandlingarna i Cancún, COP 16. Mötet ser ut att bli lika resultatlöst som mötet i Köpenhamn förra året. Miljöjuristerna Kristina Forsbacka på Wistrand advokatbyrå och Malou Larsson, tidigare rådgivare till danska miljöministeriet, skriver i en debattartikel i Dagens Industri att det viktiga nu är att se till att privata medel investeras i förnybar energi, och där kan en statlig bank för gröna investeringar vara en bra modell.

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Board of Directors of Novartis approves merger agreement with Alcon

December 2010. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

The Board of Directors of Novartis approved today the merger agreement with Alcon for a consideration totaling USD 12.9 billion. The 23% public Alcon shareholders (Novartis already holds 77% of Alcon of this NYSE-listed Swiss company) will receive on completion of the merger for each Alcon share up to 2.8 Novartis shares and a cash-settled put option. The pricing mechanism is defined in a way to assure that Alcon shareholders receive a value of USD 168 per Alcon share.

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Hengeler Mueller advises banks on refinancing of Symrise

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

Symrise, a global supplier of fragrances and flavourings, has concluded its comprehensive refinancing concept. The refinancing includes the issue of their first bond, raising EUR 300 million, and a EUR 300 million revolving credit facility, in addition to the private placement of a long-term loan.

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Guantao Shortlisted by Chambers Asia: China Awards 2011 in Two Practice Areas

December 2010. Press Releases by Guantao Law Firm (view listing).

In December 2010, Guantao Law Firm was shortlisted by Chambers Asia Awards China 2011 in the following practice areas: Projects, Energy & Infrastructure,Restructuring/Insolvency.

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Delphi – Sweden’s most proactive law firm

December 2010. Press Releases by Delphi (view listing).

Delphi has the country’s most proactive lawyers in 2010, shows a new survey of buyers of legal services. Delphi also came a good second in the “Law Firm of the Year” award.

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EMAG is taking advice from Bindmans’ lawyers on courtroom battle with the Treasury

December 2010. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

Equitable Members Action Group will ask its 40,000 membership to renew their support to force a fairer compensation deal from the Government.

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John Halford represents the six psychotherapy and psychoanalysis practitioner groups

December 2010. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

Psychotherapists win the right to challenge health professions council plans for statutory regulation

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Success for high profile journalist

December 2010. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

Success for high profile journalist stopped from reporting by police who say “we can do anything under the terrorism act

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SarrauThomasCouderc celebrates its 5th year of existence

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

On Thursday, 23 September 2010, the law firm SarrauThomasCouderc celebrated its 5th year of existence. More than 500 people were present at the Polo Club de Paris to celebrate the event in a warm, convivial atmosphere.

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Credit for businesses: a new association to help borrowers

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

Paris, 25 January 2010. The law firm Sarrau Thomas Couderc announces the launch of the European Credit Association (Association Européenne du Crédit).

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schoenherr advises Securitas on two acquisitions

December 2010. Press Releases by Schönherr (view listing).

Central European law firm Schoenherr has advised Swedish security services company Securitas AB on two takeovers in Romania and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In Romania Se-curitas expanded its market share by the acquisition of Cobra Security from UTI Group, while in Bosnia and Herzegovina the company made a market entry by the purchase of the Alarm West Group.

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David Lam Chi Kin v. Deutsche Bank AG [2010] SGCA 42

December 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

The decision of the Court of Appeal on 1 December 2010 has potentially redefined the relationship between banks engaged in wealth management and their customers.  In this case, the appellant, a private banking customer of the respondent bank (the “Bank”), had invested in the foreign exchange market through the Bank.  The Court held that certain verbal representations to the appellant at the start of the relationship were sufficient to establish an estoppel against the Bank relying on the written terms of the relationship.

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Measures to Shorten Time-to-Market for Secondary Fund Raisings

December 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Measures to facilitate and shorten time-to-market for secondary fund raisings which will take effect from 1 January 2011 were announced by the SGX last week, along with the corresponding amendments to the listing rules applicable to both Mainboard and Catalist companies. 

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Chiomenti Italian Law Firm of the Year - Financial Times Mergermarket European M&A Awards 2010

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

Chiomenti Studio Legale has once again been named "Italian Law Firm of the Year" at the Financial Times-Mergermarket European M&A Awards held in London on December 9, 2010.

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Stamford Law advises Advantest on its bid to buy out Verigy

December 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law is advising Advantest Corp., the world's biggest maker of machines used to test memory chips, on its unsolicited offer to buy Singapore firm Verigy Ltd., a maker of semiconductor test systems.

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Hengeler Mueller represents Commerzbank in successful defence against actions of voidance and ...

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

Hengeler Mueller represents Commerzbank in successful defence against actions of voidance and annulment regarding Dresdner Bank takeover

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Hengeler Mueller advises HOCHTIEF on capital increase and investment by Qatar Holding

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

Qatar Holding LLC, the strategic and direct investment arm of Qatar Investment Authority, is to become a major shareholder in HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft, one of the leading international providers of construction-related services.

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Hengeler Mueller advises RWE on sale of German supra-regional gas transportation network

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

RWE AG has sold its German supra-regional gas transportation network to infrastructure funds managed by Macquarie infrastructure and Real Assets (Europe) Ltd.

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Hengeler Mueller advises Schenck Process Group on takeover of Clyde Process Solutions and...

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

Hengeler Mueller advises Schenck Process Group on takeover of Clyde Process Solutions and on debt financing of Schenck Group

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Pepeliaev Group – leader of Russian legal business

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

The portal Pravo.Ru has hailed Pepeliaev Group as a leader among Russian law firms.

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Tue Ravnholt Frandsen, Attorney and M&A specialist joins Plesner

December 2010. Press Releases by Plesner (view listing).

Tue Ravnholt Frandsen, Attorney and M&A specialist, will become partner in Plesner's Corporate Finance Department on 1 March 2011 as part of Plesner's ongoing efforts to consolidate its leading market position in Corporate Finance.

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Delphi advises on divestment of real property portfolios to Första AP Fonden-company (AP1)

December 2010. Press Releases by Delphi (view listing).

Delphi advises the companies Boligutleie Holding I AS and Hyresfastigheter Holding I AB in their divestment of the entire real property portfolio and Boligutleie Holding III AS and Hyresfastigheter Holding III AB who, via a subsidiary, divests approximately 20 % of its real property portfolio.  

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Romanian Independent Law Firm Makes Up Six New Partners in Robust Promotions Round

December 2010. Press Releases by Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii (view listing).

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii has promoted 11 lawyers to various roles, as part of the firm’s annual performance review taking place in November.

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3M (Schweiz) AG launches a Public Tender Offer

December 2010. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

6 December 2010 – 3M (Schweiz) AG launches a Public Tender Offer for all publicly held shares in Winterthur Technologie AG

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Drew & Napier acted as Singapore counsel in the sale of Commerzbank International Trust (Singapore)

December 2010. Press Releases by Drew & Napier LLC (view listing).

03 December 2010 - Drew & Napier's Director Sandy Foo and her team acted as Singapore counsel in the recently-completed sale of Commerzbank AG's subsidiary, Commerzbank International Trust Singapore (CITS) to the Trident Trust Group. Ashurst acted as the lead counsel.

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We represented the Social Insurance Institution of Finland

December 2010. Press Releases by Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd (view listing).

We represented the Social Insurance Institution of Finland before the Finnish Supreme Administrative Court

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B&K awarded by InterContinental Finance Magazine

December 2010. Press Releases by Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd (view listing).

Borenius & Kemppinen was chosen as "Law firm of the year" for Finland by InterContinental Finance Magazine's Global Awards 2010.

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Carey Olsen is the number one legal corporate adviser in the Channel Islands

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

Carey Olsen advises more stock market clients than any other offshore law firm and remains the only Channel Island firm that is ranked in the top ten for the total number of clients listed on the Main Market and Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange, according to the latest rankings produced by market analysis firm Hemscott for the quarter ended 4 November 2010.

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Working Group on Medical Negligence and Periodic Payments publishes the first part of its Report

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

The Working Group on Medical Negligence and Periodic Payments, which includes Ciaran O’Rorke, head of the Hayes solicitors’ Healthcare team, published the first part of its report earlier this week.

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Landmark Jury Award Against Kenmare Resources plc

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

Hayes solicitors represented Donal Kinsella in his recent landmark jury award against Kenmare Resources plc and its chairman. The award was made after a 6 day High Court trial and standing at €10,000,000 it exceeds the previous record jury award in this jurisdiction by more than 5 times.

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AstapovLawyers announces a new hire

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

On November 24, 2010, Alexandr Ruzhytskyi joined AstapovLawyers' Kyiv office as an associate of the International arbitration and litigation department.

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Galina Frolova joins AstapovLawyers as Administrative Director

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

AstapovLawyers International Law Group announces that Galina Frolova is to join the firm as Administrative Director to oversee a number of departments including human resources, administration and finance as well as to develop and implement internal policies and procedures.

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Hassans' lawyers admitted to BVI Bar

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

Hassans announces that two of its practitioners, Ian Felice and Richard Buttigieg, have been admitted to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands. At a ceremony held at the BVI Supreme Court on 26th October 2010 before Justice Indra Hariprashad-Charles, Felice and Buttigieg were formally admitted to practise as Barristers of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in the Territory of the Virgin Islands.

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Stamford Law supports SGX Bull Charge 2010 charity event

December 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

In conjunction with the Singapore Exchange’s Bull Charge 2010, the SGX Risk Management & Regulation Group are organising a charity movie screening of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” on Friday, 10 December 2010.   Proceeds will go to the SGX beneficiaries who will also be invited to the event. 

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SarrauThomasCouderc advises Malinea

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

SarrauThomasCouderc advises Malinea in the sale of Cashstore to eBuyClub.

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Nathalie Frater

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

Nathalie Frater joined the Private clients departement of the firm SarrauThomasCouderc as an of counsel, in charge also of asset and wealth taxation

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New Partner

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

Denis Fontaine Besset joined the Tax department of the firm SarrauThomasCouderc as a partner.

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ROWAN LEGAL the best in IT law in the Czech Republic

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

ROWAN LEGAL, law firm, is the winner of the Law firm of the year 2010 award in the category of Information Technology Law, organised by epravo.cz. In Intellectual Property and Public Procurement, ROWAN LEGAL was ranked among top five firms in the Czech Republic.

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OVG develops ambitious office on the Zuidas for Deloitte and AKD

December 2010. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Dienst Zuidas and OVG Projectontwikkeling officially gave the green light today for the development of 40,000 m2 of new offices for Deloitte and AKD on the Zuidas.

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AKD appoints new board

December 2010. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

AKD has appointed Mr V.H.M. (Vincent) Wibaut as chairman of the board and Mr T.B. (Teije) van Dijk as board member, effective 1 December 2010.

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AKD ranked high in MT100

December 2010. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

In the latest edition of the MT100 - best consultancy bureaus in the Netherlands, AKD has achieved third place in the category Lawyers & Civil-law Notaries.

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Shareholders meeting of Aryzta in Toronto, Canada

December 2010. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

As a novelty for Swiss SIX-listed companies, Aryzta held its annual shareholder meeting abroad, in Canada.

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Carey Olsen is the number one legal corporate adviser in the Channel Islands

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

Carey Olsen advises more stock market clients than any other offshore law firm and remains the only Channel Island firm that is ranked in the top ten for the total number of clients listed on the Main Market and Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange, according to the latest rankings produced by market analysis firm Hemscott for the quarter ended 4 November 2010.

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Invitation at ITAM

December 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Philippe Gilliéron got invited by ITAM (Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico), the most influential and highly regarded University in Mexico, to share his expertise as to the evolution of trademark rights in cyberspace through a series of lectures, in particular with regards to the Google Adwords case that was rendered by the ECJ on March 23, 2010.

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Viviane Premand received her doctorate

December 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Viviane Premand, Junior Associate in our firm, received her doctorate from the University of Fribourg on November 10, 2010. She defended her PhD-thesis on May 28, 2010 and received the "summa cum laude" mention from a judging panel composed by Prof.

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WOLF THEISS BERĂ„T VERBUND BEI ERFOLGREICHER KAPITALERHĂ–HUNG IN HĂ–HE VON 1 MILLIARDE EURO

December 2010. Press Releases by Wolf Theiss (view listing).

Wolf Theiss advises COMPOSITE FOR SUCCESSFUL CAPITAL INCREASE IN HEIGHT OF 1 BILLION EURO

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WOLF THEISS TAKES CARTEL LAW EXPERT ON BOARD

December 2010. Press Releases by Wolf Theiss (view listing).

Vienna, 17 November 2010 – Wolf Theiss, one of the leading law firms in Central and Southeastern Europe, is pleased to announce the expansion of its Competition & Antitrust Practice Group, headed by Günter Bauer. Peter Thyri, a lawyer specializing in European and Austrian cartel law, State aid and general European law, has recently joined the team as Counsel.

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Stamford Law Corporation advices Top Property Investment on its bid for a site at Stamford Road

December 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law Corporation is advising Top Global Limited's wholly owned subsidiary, Top Property Investment (TPI), which is part of a consortium that has been awarded the tender for a 1.43 hectare site at Stamford Road/North Bridge Road.

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