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On Friday, 2nd October 2009, LGS Lawyers and Staff wore batik to celebrate UNESCO`s decision to recognize batik as an element of global cultural heritage from Indonesia.
The Asian Legal Business (ALB) in its recent publication announced the Asia’s largest law firms. The announcement was made on the basis of data as of June 2009.
Patrikios Pavlou & Co. advocates and legal consultants received significant international recognitions in 2009. The law firm was honored with three awards regarding its professional services in the domestic and international legal market.
Setterwalls har biträtt e-delegationen i arbetet med att ta fram underlag för en hållbar och framtidssäker användning av e-legitimationer och anknytande funktioner för identifiering och elektroniska underskrifter m.m.
Kronans Droghandel Retail AB, as owned by Oriola-KD and KF, will acquire pharmacy cluster 2, which entails 171 pharmacies across Sweden with a total turnover of SEK 4.4 billion and 930 employees. As a result, Kronans Droghandel will buy the second largest cluster company and will be one of the largest players on the new re-regulated pharmacy market. Kronans Droghandel was during its process advised by Setterwalls.
Wistrand is again listed in Merger Markets league tables of legal advisors to M&A.
- “Restructuring of businesses of IT companies during liquidity crisis” at the Conference House roundtable
International Law Firm INTEGRITES held an event devoted to the presentation of its new corporate style. More than 400 representatives of business and diplomatic communities from the CIS and Europe took part in this event in Kyiv.
International law firm INTEGRITES acted as a legal advisor of Kimberly-Clark, the leading world manufacturer of hygienic products. INTEGRITES has performed integrated legal support of the client’s activity in the sphere of contractual and tax law, trading and intellectual property transactions.
Creation of First Cross-Border Power Transmission Network in Europe
Delphi’s rankings in the PLC Which Lawyer guide has improved this year and has placed Delphi as number four on the list over recommended firms in Sweden.
The leading Swedish business magazine Affärsvärlden has presented its annual survey on the bigger business law firms' client satisfaction. The result of the survey appoints Law Firm of the Year.
Delphi has acted as legal advisor to Morgan Stanley Private Equity SSY Holdings AB in the sale of a 69,9 per cent equity stake in Ssangyong Corp – a Seoul based domestic and international wholesaler – to GS Holdings Corp. The purchase price was KRW 120,000,000,000 or approximately SEK 720,000,000.
Tim Nicholson, the Senior Executive and Environmentalist who has claimed he was unfairly dismissed and discriminated against because of his ‘philosophical belief about climate change and the environment’ has succeeded in defending a Tribunal decision that his views are protected by the UK’s anti-discrimination legislation.
Bindmans' Partners Saimo Chahal and Shah Qureshi have been listed in the 2009 edition of Black Letter Law's "Showcasing Achievement in Law". The publication highlights the achievements of those from ethnic minorities who have been making legal history as well as those who are regarded as trailblazers in the legal profession.
Bindmans’ Gwendolen Morgan was 'highly commended' in the category of Junior Lawyer of the Year at the Law Society Excellence Awards 2009 which took place in London last night. The Law Society Excellence Awards recognise and reward the most outstanding practitioners in the legal profession.
A group of students with learning difficulties has issued High Court proceedings for judicial review against the Learning and Skills Council following its summary decision to terminate its contract with Coleg Elidyr, a well established, popular specialist residential college in Wales. This unlawful decision has had a devastating impact on those who attend the college. As there are no other suitable places for most of the claimants, there is a serious risk that this decision spells the end of their education. This is a group for whom the chance to cultivate their independence and social skills is crucial for the rest of their lives.
: against successive Heads of 4 New Square Barristers' Chambers
Martin Maisner has been listed in Who is Who of Professionals 2009 published within International Who is Who Society and Madison Who's Who informing the experts and general public about achievements of individuals in various sectors and professional activities.
Listed in this year's edition of Which Lawyer - published by Practical Law Company of London - ROWAN LEGAL, Law Firm, has been recommended as a law firm to work with within the outsourcing and IT law sector.
ROWAN LEGAL, Law Firm, has become a partner of the RWE Volejbal Brno Team. Providing its services in the region for three years, ROWAN LEGAL runs an office in Brno with ten lawyers; in July, the law firm opened a new office in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
ROWAN LEGAL, Law Firm, has become a partner of a prominent conference organised by the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in May 2010. The conference will be attended by two representatives of the ROWAN LEGAL Arbitration Team, Martin Maisner and Miloš Olík.
ROWAN LEGAL, Law Firm, has supported the performance of The Valley of Dry Bones by Vladimír Franz at the 16th ... Příští vlna/Next wave ... Festival held in Prague, Czech Republic, in seven days starting on October 6, 2009.
On October 8, 2009, the Nordic Chamber of Commerce organised a "Pitfalls of Data Inboxes for Businessmen"business breakfast at which the participants had an opportunity to engage in a discussion with Marek Šimka and Tomáš Nielsen of ROWAN LEGAL, Law Firm, on data inboxes and their impact on Czech companies and their authorised representatives.
Martin Maisner, a partner of ROWAN LEGAL and Vice President of the Czech Society for Systems Integration, has awarded three companies assessed within the TOP Ten System Integrators programme - IBM Czech Republic, Logica Czech Republic and NESS Czech.
Martin Maisner of ROWAN LEGAL, Law Firm, has taken an active part in the "Information Technologies in Practice 2009" conference, giving a presentation on the Current Issues of Law Application in IT.
Supported by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) reviews a globally-acclaimed publication - ICCA Handbook on Commercial Arbitration. The Czech national report for the handbook is to be drafted by Miloš Olík, an expert in international arbitration and leader of the arbitration team of ROWAN LEGAL, an international law firm with offices in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.
The team of lawyers at ROWAN LEGAL, law firm, welcomed a new member, Martin Šubrt, LL.M. - an expert in banking and financial law. Prior to joining ROWAN LEGAL, Martin Šubrt worked at well-known global institutions such as ABN AMRO BANK and The Royal Bank of Scotland in London where he worked mainly on syndicate funding, securitisation, and financial derivate projects.
For the second year in a row, the law firm ROWAN LEGAL has co-hosted, along with the organisers of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the official festival golf tournament played under Stableford rules.
ROWAN LEGAL Opens New Office in Ostrava Renowned International Law Firm Strengthens Position in Czech Republic
Oktober 2009: NKF handelt als issuer's counsel in der CHF 10 Millionen Kapitalerhöhung mit Bezugsrecht des an der SIX Swiss Exchange kotierten Lithium-ion Batterien Herstellers Leclanché SA. NKF Team: Philipp Haas, Roger Föhn, Andrea Huber.
Leading Swiss law firms and leading Swiss banks agree on a joint position in respect of the applicability of Swiss prospectus requirements for crossborder equity securities offerings by non-Swiss issuers into Switzerland. This position paper was developed with the participation of Bär & Karrer and provides foreign issuers of shares and their banks with a harmonized view on certain so far controversially debated issues.
Acino Holding Ltd. acquires from Arpida Ltd., a pharmaceutical company domiciled in Reinach, all assets, data and intellectual property rights pertaining to the antibiotic Iclaprim. The Acino Group specializes in the development, registration and manufacture of generic and innovative pharmaceuticals and is headquartered in Basel. Acino Holding Ltd. is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The transaction is subject to approval by Arpida shareholders at the extraordinary general meeting on 26 November 2009.
On 28 October 2009, USI Group Holdings AG completed a rights offering and private placement of newly issued registered shares. This transaction was preceded by an offer to the shareholders to reinvest the amounts paid out in the course of a reduction of the nominal value of the shares. USI Group Holdings AG is a specialist real estate investment and financing company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange focusing on leases of real estate to tenants whose cash flow is primarily generated, directly or indirectly, from government sources.
The Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland has completed its cross-border banking project related to several selected jurisdictions of peculiar importance to its members. The purpose of the project was to create guidelines for permissible and non-permissible cross-border banking activities of Swiss banks in the jurisdictions examined. The key findings and results of the project have been presented at two roundtable discussions held at the offices of Bär & Karrer in Geneva and Zurich.
Ogier has once again picked up the coveted 2009 "Alpha Award" for Top Offshore Law Firm. Having won this in 2006 and 2007, it is a significant achievement to add this to our 2009 awards collection.
Ogier has advised on a transaction to combine the businesses of KKR & Co. L.P. (collectively with certain affiliates, “KKR”) and KKR Private Equity Investors, L.P. (“KPE”), which has been renamed KKR & Co. (Guernsey) L.P., (“KKR Guernsey”), a Guernsey closed-ended fund quoted on Euronext (previously under the ticker “KPE”, now using the ticker “KKR”).
Ogier has acted as Guernsey legal adviser on the establishment of Burford Capital Limited ("Burford"), a litigation financing investment fund. Burford has raised approximately US$130 million through the successful placing of its ordinary shares in connection with its initial public offering on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange plc. Dealing in Burford's ordinary shares will commence on 21 October 2009.
Following an increase in M&A work load DT&B has strengthened its M&A team by appointment of two new senior associates from reputable local law firms.
Evonik Industries AG, a global leader in speciality chemicals, has finalised the sale of the AlzChem Group to the Luxembourg-based private equity fund BluO.
Boult Wade Tennant is working in partnership with BDO and Charles Russell to present a morning seminar on the latest IP issues and trends in the IT and technology sector. The seminar will be held on 24 November 2009 from 0930 to 1230 in the Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Cambridge.
Clifford Chance was awarded the top prize at last night’s annual IFLR Middle East Awards, winning "Middle East Law Firm of the Year" – the only firm to have won the top award twice.
Carey Olsen has been announced as the market leader in Guernsey-domiciled funds for the fifth consecutive year, according to Thomson Reuters’ Lipper Fitzrovia.
Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii is the sole Eastern European law firm included in the Financial Times` Innovative Lawyers report and takes top ranking as the most innovative Continental European law firm in 2009.
FULL SERVICE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR IN ROMANIA
Penkov Markov & Partners represents Carrefour in the sale of the Sofia Trade Centre to Assos Capital
The French hypermarket chain company Carrefour has sold its project in Sofia for the amount of about EUR 200 million, whereas the buyer of the new building on the Tsarigradsko Shosse currently under construction, is the Greek fund Assos Capital.
Telecommunication Technologies and Services for the Business
HAYES ACTS FOR IRISH TIMES EDITOR GERALDINE KENNEDY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT COLM KEENA IN LANDMARK SUPREME COURT CASE
Hayes solicitors were delighted to participate in the Irish College of General Practitioners Third Annual Summer School which took place at the Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny between the 23rd and 26th June 2009.
Hayes solicitors are delighted to be associated with the Diploma in Forensic Accounting run by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland. The course is designed to provide participants with the core skills and knowledge required to undertake forensic accounting assignments. Solicitors from Hayes lecture students throughout the annual programme on various legal issues.