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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

 

Mourant Ozannes merger creates one of the world’s largest offshore law firms

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

Mourant and Ozannes, two of the leading offshore law firms, have merged to create Mourant Ozannes.

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INTEGRITES HAS SUCCESSFULLY PROTECTED THE INTERESTS OF EGIS CORPORATION

June 2010. Press Releases by Integrites Group (view listing).

INTEGRITES HAS SUCCESSFULLY PROTECTED THE INTERESTS OF EGIS CORPORATION IN PROCEEDINGS AGAINST MEDFARMSERVIS LTD

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Stamford Law advises Derma Rx in sale to Kaya Ltd

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

Stamford Law advised Singapore-based Derma Rx Asia Pacific Pte Ltd in the acquisition by Kaya Ltd, the skincare solutions unit of Indian personal care products maker, Marico Ltd. Kaya currently operates in India and the Middle-East.

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AFR Advocates - new lawyer joins Commercial team.

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

AFR Advocates has been joined by barrister, Elizabeth Robinson.

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AstapovLawyers has successfully represented the Nemiroff Ukrainian Vodka Company

AstapovLawyers gains Nemiroff brand victory before the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine

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ENGLISH LEGAL STANDARDS ARE COMING TO UKRAINE

June 2010. Press Releases by Integrites Group (view listing).

English quality standards arrived to Ukraine: Integrites International Law Firm is seeking registration with the Law Society of England and Wales.

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Expanded Tax Competence of WENGER PLATTNER

May 2010. Press Releases by Wenger Plattner (view listing).

With the arrival of Alain Lachappelle as a new partner in November 2009, the tax competence of WENGER PLATTNER has experienced a significant boost.

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26 INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRMS IN BRUSSELS RUN TOGETHER TO SUPPORT SIMON & ODIL

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

Brussels - May 27, 2010 -- On May 30, lawyers and staff from international law firms in Brussels will again participate, as a single team, in the annual 20 km run through Brussels to raise money for a good cause.

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Law Firm of the Year

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

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii scoops Chambers & Partners’ most prestigious European award of excellence - "Law Firm of the Year"

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Stamford Law advises BioTime in acquisition of issued share capital

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

Stamford Law advised BioTime, Inc. ("BioTime"), a California biotechnology corporation listed on the NYSE Amex, in its proposed acquisition of the outstanding shares and debt instruments of ES Cell International Pte Ltd ("ESI"), which will be satisfied by the allotment and issuance of shares and warrants in BioTime to the vendors.

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The Enlarged Board clarifies position on computer implemented inventions

May 2010. Press Releases by Boult Wade Tennant (view listing).

On 12 May 2010, the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) announced its decision in G3/08, thereby providing guidance on how the EPO should assess claims relating to computer implemented inventions (CIIs).

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Best Law Firm in Romania for Dispute Resolution legal work 2009

May 2010. Press Releases by Vilau & Mitel SCA (view listing).

In January 2010 Vilau & Mitel has received the distinction of “Best Law Firm in Romania for Dispute Resolution legal work 2009” at the Corporate INTL Legal Awards 2009, as a recognition of the excellent legal services provided by our team in the litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution field

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Hengeler Mueller advises MSREF on sale of Sony Center

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

Hengeler Mueller has advised MSREF VI funds managed by Morgan Stanley on the sale of a majority stake in Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin to National Pension Service of Korea.

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Hengeler Mueller advises financing banks on Sybase takeover by SAP

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

On 12 May 2010, SAP AG, the world's leading provider of business software, and Sybase, Inc., an industry leader in delivering enterprise and mobile software based in California/USA, announced that SAP's subsidiary, SAP America Inc., has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Sybase.

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Hengeler Mueller advises Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) on the implementation of...

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

Hengeler Mueller advises Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) on the implementation of the DESERTEC Concept - Cooperation with Amereller Legal Consultants. Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) is a unique industriy initiative which was launched in 2009 with a view to analyzing and establishing the economic, technical and regulatory framework for a reliable, sustainable and climate-friendly energy supply from the deserts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to areas of local demand as well as to the European interconnected grid, including the development and integration of local industries.

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Hengeler Mueller advises IRE Beteiligungs GmbH within the scope of "ALNO 2013"

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

Hengeler Mueller is advising IRE Beteiligungs GmbH, a Whirlpool Group company and shareholder of Alno AG, within the scope of the "ALNO 2013" project aimed at strenghtening Alno AG's group equity.

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Hengeler Mueller advises Continental Bakeries on acquisition of Grabower Group

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

Continental Bakeries B.V. - a portfolio company of the Dutch investment company NPM Captial and a European-wide producer of fine baker products - has acquired the Grabower Group from the current family owners.

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AstapovLawyers advises Rodovid Bank

AstapovLawyers' Banking & Finance department together with Dragon Capital's team of financial advisors keep working on loan restructuring on behalf of Rodovid Bank.

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Mr. Oleh Malskyy is recommended by Best Lawyers

On April 28, 2010 Mr. Oleh Malskyy was recommended in the field of Antitrust law by Best Lawyers a well known US based independent list of attorneys.

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AstapovLawyers gains another major success in the complex matter heard at ICAC at the UCC

'I have to admit that this was the most complex arbitration matter ever heard by ourselves' - admitted the Chairman of the Arbitration Tribunal at the final stage of the arbitration matter referred to International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The dispute referred to arbitration emerged due to restrictive export policy employed by Ukraine in 2006-2007 when the introduced export quota and licensing regime had disrupted the performance of many bargains on the grains market and in particular led to the mentioned dispute between one of the biggest European Swiss-based grain&oils traders and one of the leading grain export companies of Ukraine.

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Mr. Oleksiy Zorin has joined AstapovLawyers’ Kyiv office

AstapovLawyers International Law Group is pleased to announce that Mr. Oleksiy Zorin joins International Litigation Department as a new Associate.

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AstapovLawyers’ quality now delivered in Kazakhstan

On May 6, 2010 AstapovLawyers and SG Global Advice have signed a strategic partnership agreement with a perspective of further integration.

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DTB project finance team advised US investment fund WP Carey

May 2010. Press Releases by Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic (view listing).

"DTB project finance team advised US investment fund WP Carey in the sale and lease-back transaction to leading Croatian company Agrokor. It was the biggest regional transaction in the area of logistic centres and a firm sign of recovery in the real estate industry.

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DTB three-man team closed a transaction for its long-standing client Globe Trade Center (GTC)

May 2010. Press Releases by Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic (view listing).

"DTB three-man team closed a transaction for its long-standing client Globe Trade Center (GTC), one of leading real-estate developers in Europe. GTC has borrowed an amount of EUR 44 million from European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

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Stamford Law advises OCBC and DBS in the financing of oil palm plantations in Indonesia

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

Stamford Law acted for lenders in a US$145 million syndicated term loan facility granted to Asianindo Holdings Pte Ltd ("Asianindo") , a subsidiary of Genting Plantation Bhd, which is listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genting Berhad.

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AVELLUM PARTNERS ADVISES MHP S.A.

May 2010. Press Releases by Avellum Partners (view listing).

AVELLUM PARTNERS ADVISES MHP S.A. ON ITS EXCHANGE OFFER OF USD 250 MILLION 10.25% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2011 FOR NEW DOLLAR-DENOMINATED SENIOR NOTES DUE 2015

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Chiomenti is named Italian Law Firm of the year - Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2010

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

After receiving the award both in 2007 and in 2008, Chiomenti has again been selected as "Italian Law Firm of the Year" at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2010.

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SarrauThomasCouderc advised 3i and NI Partners

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

In the context of the control of Vedici group.

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ROWAN LEGAL at Q-2010 International Scientific Conference

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

ROWAN LEGAL, law firm, took part in 12th Q-2010 International Scientific Conference taking place on 29-30 April 2010 in Holiday Inn of Žilina, Slovak Republic, on “Preparing, Constructing and Financing Road and Highway Network”. Organised by the University of Žilina, the event was held under the auspices of the Slovak Minister of Transport, Post, and Telecommunications, Ľubomír Vážny, the Slovak Minister of Education, Ján Mikolaj, and the rector of the University of Žilina.

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Draft Act prepared by “Penkov, Markov & Partne

May 2010. Press Releases by Penkov, Markov & Partners (view listing).

Based on an assignment by the American Chamber of Commerce, a team from “Penkov, Markov & Partners” - Attorneys at Law under the leadership of the Managing partner Vladimir Penkov prepared a draft act amending the Commercial Register Act.

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Ciaran O'Rorke Partner, Hayes solicitors appointed by President of the High Court to:

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

 "Working group on payments for catastrophic injuries"

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Petroplus raises CHF 151 million

May 2010. Press Releases by Homburger (view listing).

On May 5, 2010, Petroplus Holdings AG, Europe's leading independent refiner and wholesaler of petroleum products, successfully raised approx. CHF 151 mil-lion by issuing 8,650,000 new shares placed in an accelerated bookbuilding. The new shares had been underwritten by a syndicate of banks which was led by Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Book-runners and comprised BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, Société Générale, No-mura International, ING and UBS Investment Bank acting as Co-Bookrunners.

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Penningtons sponsors Surrey Sports Park's ‘Summer of Sport’

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

Penningtons Solicitors LLP is delighted to announce that it is teaming up with Surrey Sports Park to sponsor its ‘Summer of Sport', an exciting programme of events running up to the end of September 2010.

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Lesley Lintott wins prestigious Citywealth Award

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

Lesley Lintott, who heads Penningtons' private client team, has been honoured in the 2010 Citywealth Awards, which took place at London's Landmark Hotel on 13 May and were attended by over 300 guests from the private wealth management industry.

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Penningtons appoints barrister as partner following landmark Legal Services Board decision

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

Penningtons Solicitors LLP is pleased to announce that Nicole Curtis, a barrister specialising in professional regulation, has been appointed a partner.

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Penningtons sponsors Winchester Fine Food and Wine Show

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

Penningtons Solicitors LLP is delighted to be sponsoring the Winchester Fine Food and Wine Show for the third year running.

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Stamford Law advises Sim Siang Choon in acquisition of oil and gas firm

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

Stamford Law advised Catalist-listed Sim Siang Choon Ltd ("Sim Siang Choon") in its S$11.9 million acquisition of a 47.9 per cent shareholding interest in India-listed Interlink Petroleum Limited ("Interlink") from two Interlink shareholders ("Vendors").

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Stamford Law advises Ezra Holdings in Three-Year Unsecured Guaranteed Financing

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

Stamford Law is advising Ezra Holdings Limited ("Ezra Holdings"), a Mainboard-listed marine services provider in a US$100 million three-year unsecured guaranteed financing, comprising an issue of fixed rate guaranteed notes and a guaranteed transferable term loan facility, which will be guaranteed unconditionally by Asian Drilling Services and Emas Offshore (M) Sdn Bhd ("Emas Offshore").

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Intellectual Asset Magazine ranks Christophe Ronse as Tier 1 Patent Litigator in Belgium

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

The recently published "IAM Life Sciences 250 – The World’s Leading Life Sciences Patent Litigators 2010" has ranked Christophe Ronse, partner in the Intellectual Property and Litigation departments and head of ALTIUS' Life Science team, as the leading pharma patent litigator in Belgium. The magazine describes Christophe Ronse as “detailed and thorough”, “a standout performer” and “a technical thinker who constructs smartly planned arguments”. The full ranking can be viewed on IAM’s website.

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Mackrell International

May 2010. Press Releases by Gärde Wesslau Advokatbyrå (view listing).

Gunnar Hjertquist has been elected Chairman.

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‘Side pockets’ revive major fund

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

Restructuring work carried out by Carey Olsen’s corporate team in Jersey has revived the fortunes of Close Global Funds, Close Brothers' flagship offshore investment vehicle, lifting the suspension of trading of the main fund on the CISX.

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Hammarskiöld & Co represents GM Europe AG

May 2010. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co represents GM Europe AG in the sale of Saab Automobile AB to Spyker Cars announced on January 26, 2010.

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Gernandt & Danielsson wins International Client Choice Award 2010

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

Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå has been named as the exclusive Swedish winner of The International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Award 2010.

 

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Gernandt & Danielsson advises Providence Education International AB

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

Gernandt & Danielsson advises Providence Education International AB in connection with a public cash offer.

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New high ranking in the field of public procurement for Hamilton

May 2010. Press Releases by Hamilton Advokatbyra (view listing).

Hamilton is recommended in the field of public procurement according to the latest ranking from Practical Law Company (PLC Which Lawyer 2010). Fredrik Linder is ranked in the highest category “Leading” in the individual ranking in the field of public procurement. Practical Law Company ranks on a yearly basis firms and individual lawyers in over 100 countries. The ranking is based upon inter alia contacts with clients and lawyers.

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Hamilton advised the Board in Rörvik Timber in preparing prospectus

May 2010. Press Releases by Hamilton Advokatbyra (view listing).

Partner Johan Nordenfalk, Hamilton in Stockholm, assisted the Board in Rörvik Timber AB, listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm, in connection with the establishment of a prospectus in relation to the company's rights offering of 250 million SEK.

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The MetroAuto group signs credit facility agreements with Nordea

May 2010. Press Releases by Setterwalls (view listing).

The MetroAuto group, Scandinavia's second biggest retailer of cars, with i.a. the Swedish subsidiaries Svenska Bil i Norden AB and MW Gruppen Stockholm AB, has recently signed agreements for credit facilities with Nordea Bank Finland Plc.

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Setterwalls has assisted Bomhus Energi

May 2010. Press Releases by Setterwalls (view listing).

Gävle Energi AB and Korsnäs AB have established a jointly owned company which will invest in a new bioenergy plant in Gävle

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Neocleous House in the press

May 2010. Press Releases by Andreas Neocleous & Co (view listing).

The April edition of the architecture and design magazine “Synthesis” showcased our new Limassol office as an example of effective innovation in building design.

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Success for Andreas Neocleous & Co in the Supreme Court of Cyprus

May 2010. Press Releases by Andreas Neocleous & Co (view listing).

Significant legal precedents in the making.

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  • http://www.drewnapier.com/Publications-Events/Legal-Updates/Copyright-(Amendment)-Bill-2014

    This update discusses the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014 (" Bill "), which was passed by Parliament on 8 July 2014.
  • EU/AT: Austrian gas law's possible non-compliance with EU Gas Directive

    On 18 July 2014, the Austrian energy regulatory authority E-Control released its affirmative decision in relation to the certification of Trans Austria Gasleitung GmbH (" TAG ") as a transmission system operator (" TSO ") for gas. In its decision, E-Control not only requires TAG to be comprehensively restructured, but also takes a stance on the European Commission's (" EC ") opinion on the potential non-compliance of the Austrian Natural Gas Act 2011 (Gaswirtschaftsgesetz " GWG ") with EU unbundling rules.  read more...
  • Proposals to enhance regulatory safeguards for investors in the capital markets

    This update discusses a consultation paper published by the Monetary Authority of Singapore on proposals to enhance its regulatory framework for safeguarding investors' interests. The proposals are in the following three key areas: (a) extending to investors in non-conventional investment products the current regulatory safeguards available to investors in capital markets; (b) requiring investment products to be rated for complexity and risks, and for these ratings to be disclosed to investors; and (c) refining the non-retail investor classes including providing accredited investors the option to benefit from the full range of capital markets regulatory safeguards that are applicable for retail investors.
  • New Regulation for the Turkish Banking Industry: Towards a Healthy Synthesis Between the Banks and t

    Turkish banking industry is considered one of the strongest in Europe. The crisis ridden global banking industry had experienced numerous difficulties following the 2008 market collapse, but Turkish banking industry had survived the crisis with relatively insignificant scars.
  • A Touchstone in Energy Financing: Reduced Yield and Turkish Insurance Market

    The effect of climate change is not only an environmental problem today as it directly relates to the resource based industries.  In today's world, the scientific assessments lead the players of energy to reflect on their project viability.  In direct proportion to the growth in financing renewable projects, insurance companies and underwriters are also expected to formulate their risk assessments on resource-oriented allocation models.  Since especially the incontestable growth of ancillary instruments in Europe and  the Japan the warranties in financing the "energy as the capital and the resource itself" yields new insurance coverage.
  • UA: New rules for conversion of FX proceeds

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) introduced the compulsory exchange of 100% of foreign currency proceeds.  read more...
  • Competiton Law Quarterly Update Q2/2014

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  • South Korea: Draft Act on Compensation and Relief of Environmental Pollution Damage

    The Korean Government has launched a government project to establish a system to compensate and insure against environmental pollution damage, and is pursuing the introduction of a legal relief system for environmental pollution damage. Such Government initiative is intended to address the current situation where environmental pollution accidents inflict serious damage on society due to the enormous amount of tax money that is required for curing the pollution, while companies that caused the accident sometimes go bankrupt because they cannot bear the financial burden of paying the compensation. Moreover, the victims of environmental pollution accidents are often unable to obtain proper compensation due to the burden of proving that their injury resulted from the pollution or due to the prolonged litigation process which is unavoidable in light of the nature of environmental pollution.
  • South Korea: KFTC Approves First Consent Decree

    On March 12, 2014, the Commissioners of the Korea Fair Trade Commission ("KFTC") approved a consent decree with Korea's major Internet portal companies, Naver and Naver Business Platform (collectively "Naver") and Daum Communications ("Daum"). This was the first time since its introduction that a consent decree was used to conclude a case before the KFTC. With this consent decree, the KFTC's investigation of Naver and Daum for their alleged abuse of market dominance ended without any finding of liability.
  • South Korea: Recent Developments in Broadcasting Regulations

    Recent regulatory developments in the ever-changing broadcasting environment are summarized below.