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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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Sports Law Advisory Firm of the Year in Switzerland

June 2010. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

We are pleased to announce that FRORIEP RENGGLI Partner Dr Lucien W Valloni and the FRORIEP RENGGLI Sports Law Team have triumphed in the Corporate International Magazine Global Awards 2010 by being chosen as "Sports Law Advisory Firm of the Year in Switzerland" by Corporate International Magazine

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Stamford Law’s Director Yap Wai Ming quoted in Lian He Zao Bao on Qualifying Foreign Law Practice

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

Stamford Law Corporation's Director Yap Wai Ming was quoted in an article in Lian He Zao Bao on the implementation of the Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) licenses by the Singapore Government in 2008. The six foreign law firms that were awarded the license are namely UK firms - Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith and Norton Rose. The other two, Latham & Watkins and White & Case, are headquartered in the US.

 

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Stamford Law Directors to speak at SGX-SID Growing Enterprise Management Program

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

Stamford Law directors Ng Joo Khin, Bernard Lui and Soh Chun Bin will be speaking at a series of training programmes recently launched by the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID).

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George Y. Yiangou & Co achievement

June 2010. Press Releases by George Y Yiangou & Co (view listing).

We are delighted to announce that in the Corporate International Magazines inaugural Global Awards 2010 for Cyprus, George Y. Yiangou & Co has been voted the ‘Full Service Advisory Excellence in Cyprus’ for the year 2010.

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New branch office in Thessaloniki

June 2010. Press Releases by George Y Yiangou & Co (view listing).

Our business in Thessaloniki has increased significantly over the past few years, and it was decided to open a branch office with in-house lawyers in order to improve the service provided to our clients. Our new office has a team of lawyers who deal with both Corporate matters and also act for our specialized Debt Collection department.

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Stamford Law acting for Sino-Environment in judicial management

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

Stamford Law is acting for environmental protection and waste recovery solutions specialist Sino-Environment Technology Group limited ("Sino-Environment") in a judicial management which was approved by the High Court on the 4th of June 2010.

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Aryzta issues USD 420,000,000 and EUR 25,000,000 Notes

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

On May 12, 2010, IAWS Finance pp, an Aryzta Group company, issued USD 420,000,000 and EUR 25,000,000 Notes with maturities between 2013 and 2022. The notes are guaranteed by Arzyta AG, the top holding company of the Aryzta Group, and benefit from a security assignment of intragroup claims by Aryzta AG. The notes were privately placed to institutional investors in the United States.

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Sayenko Kharenko – legal counsel on the successful placement of Eurobonds by Ukreximbank

June 2010. Press Releases by Sayenko Kharenko (view listing).

Sayenko Kharenko acted as a Ukrainian legal counsel to State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine (Ukreximbank), on USD 500 million Eurobond issue rated B1 by Moody’s and B- by Fitch.

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Sayenko Kharenko secures merger clearance in Ukraine for the acquisition of control over Paris Re

June 2010. Press Releases by Sayenko Kharenko (view listing).

Sayenko Kharenko secures merger clearance in Ukraine for the acquisition of control over Paris Re by Partner Re

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Sayenko Kharenko – legal counsel on Naftogas external debt restructuring

June 2010. Press Releases by Sayenko Kharenko (view listing).

Sayenko Kharenko acted as a Ukrainian legal counsel to Credit Suisse, the deal manager on the complex restructuring of NJC “Naftogas of Ukraine” (Naftogas) external debt. Naftogas successfully completed the restructuring by the way of exchange of its bilateral loans in the amount of USD 1.1 billion and existing LPNs in the amount of USD 500 million, which were due on 30 September 2009, into a single issue of securities to be guaranteed by the state.

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Sayenko Kharenko – legal counsel on USD 789,4 million Eurobond placement for VTB Leasing Ukraine

June 2010. Press Releases by Sayenko Kharenko (view listing).

Sayenko Kharenko acted as a Ukrainian legal counsel to VTB Capital plc, the arranger and sole dealer with respect to USD 789,4 million floating rate amortising secured notes due 2019 issued by Wisbech Pineapple plc.

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Sayenko Kharenko – legal counsel on USD 275 million Eurobond restructuring

June 2010. Press Releases by Sayenko Kharenko (view listing).

Sayenko Kharenko acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to HSBC Bank Plc and ING Bank N.V., the solicitation agents of the restructuring of USD 275 million Eurobond issue for PJSC «First Ukrainian International Bank» (FUIB).

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Sayenko Kharenko – legal counsel on acquisition of Allseeds

June 2010. Press Releases by Sayenko Kharenko (view listing).

Sayenko Kharenko acted as a Ukrainian legal counsel to minority shareholders of Allseeds group of companies ("Allseeds") on the sale of 37.6% shareholding to Kernel.

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Sayenko Kharenko – legal counsel to CME on sale of Studio 1+1 and Kino channels

June 2010. Press Releases by Sayenko Kharenko (view listing).

Sayenko Kharenko acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (“CME”) on the closing of 100% sale of CME Ukraine operations, including the Studio 1+1 and Kino channels, to Harley Trading Limited, a company beneficially owned by Igor Kolomoisky, which closed on April 7, 2010.

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Sayenko Kharenko – legal counsel on EUR 200 million Eurobond placement by CME

June 2010. Press Releases by Sayenko Kharenko (view listing).

Sayenko Kharenko acted as a Ukrainian legal counsel to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, the lead arrangers of EUR 200 million Eurobond placement by Central European Media Enterprises (CME).

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Sayenko Kharenko – legal counsel on obtaining preliminary conclusions of the AMC

June 2010. Press Releases by Sayenko Kharenko (view listing).

Sayenko Kharenko – legal counsel on obtaining preliminary conclusions of the AMC regarding the acquisition of additional shares in the highest management body of Public Joint Stock Company "Bank Forum"

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Hengeler Mueller advises German Federal Government on € 440 bn European Financial Stability Facili

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

On 7 June 2019, the Euro Area Member States agreed on the creasion of a Luxembourg special purposes company (European Financial Stability Facility - EFSF) and a framework agreement.

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Stamford Law’s Director Yap Wai Ming quoted in Straits Times on cheating casinos issue

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

Stamford Law Corporation's Director Yap Wai Ming was quoted in an article in the Straits Times on the issue of cheating the casinos after two Africans were charged and accused of defrauding Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) and Marina Bay Sands (MBS) casinos of approximately $210,000.

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Philippine Deal Firm of the Year

June 2010. Press Releases by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (view listing).

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan was adjudged as the Philippine Deal Firm of the Year at the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2010 held at the Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore on June 4, 2010. The award was received by Rafael A. Morales, the Firm's Managing Partner.

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The Enlarged Board clarifies position on computer implemented inventions

June 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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Boult Wade Tennant partner Nina White to speak at Intellectual Property Law Summer School 2010

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

Dr Nina White, a partner in Boult Wade Tennant’s Biotechnology and Life Sciences Group, will be speaking at the 10th annual Intellectual Property Law Summer School from 16 to 20 August 2010 at Downing College, Cambridge. Nina will be presenting the patent workshop on “Biotech and Pharmaceutical Developments”.

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Stamford Law wins Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year and SE Asia M&A Deal of the Year

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

Stamford Law wins Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year and SE Asia M&A Deal of the Year for ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2010

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AVELLUM PARTNERS ADVISES AVANGARDCO INVESTMENTS PUBLIC LIMITED

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

AVELLUM PARTNERS ADVISES ON THE FIRST UKRAINIAN IPO SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS.

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OOSTVOGELS PFISTER FEYTEN EXTENDS LUXEMBOURG TAX PRACTICE

June 2010. Press Releases by OPF Partners (view listing).

Oostvogels Pfister Feyten is pleased to announce further enhancements to its Tax and VAT practice. Specifically, the firm has recently extended the Luxembourg tax practice to encompass a broader scope of both direct income tax compliance and indirect tax advisory & compliance. To follow is a brief outline of these new services.

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Chiomenti is named Italian Law Firm of the year - International Legal Alliance Awards 2010

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

For the third consecutive year Chiomenti has been selected as "Gold Award - Italian Law Firm of the Year" at the International Legal Alliance Awards 2010, held in Paris on June 3, 2010. The firm wins the award for its excellent results over the past year and lasting performance in management and leadership. The jury was composed of General Counsel and Financial executives of multinationals.

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Thommessen lawyer a member of the Government’s newly appointed EEA Committee

June 2010. Press Releases by Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS (view listing).

The Government has now appointed a committee to review Norway’s experiences with the EEA agreement and Norway’s general association with the EU. Advokat Fredrik Bøckman Finstad from Thommessen has been appointed as one of the ten experts to sit on the committee.

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Thommessen in partnership with Alarga

June 2010. Press Releases by Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS (view listing).

Alarga is an advocacy group with the objective of providing opportunities in the private sector for talented young people with foreign-born, non-western parents. This is achieved, among other things, through a scholarship program for students at master degree level. Thommessen will be Alarga’s first partner company within the area of law.

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Article on Emilio Valentino

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

Valentino Globe BV v Pacific Rim Industries Inc [2010] SGCA 14    -    The luxury fashion brand Valentino Globe B.V. (“Valentino Globe”) failed in their bid to establish that their marks were well known in Singapore and also failed to prevent the registration of the mark “Emilio Valentino & Device” by Pacific Rim Industries Inc. (“ Pacific Rim ”).  Pacific Rim was represented by Samuel Seow Law Corporation (“SSLC”).

 

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BANKING AND FINANCE PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM INTEGRITES WON 2010 LEGAL AWARDS

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

30 June 2010, Kiev. International law firm Integrites won the Best Firm of the Year in Banking and Finance. Integrites Managing Partner Viacheslav Korchev is the best litigation lawyer in Ukraine.

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Bank consortium extends credit facilities to Karl Steiner AG

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

On April 29, 2010, a bank consortium extended certain credit facilities to Karl Steiner AG (KSAG). By this extension, the banks support the acquisition of a 66% stake in KSAG by Hindustan Construction Company Ltd (HCC), a leading Indian business group with an established presence in Construction, Infrastruc-ture Development and Urban Development & Management.

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SarrauThomasCouderc conseille les actionnaires des Laboratoires Goëmar

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

SarrauThomasCouderc conseille les actionnaires des Laboratoires Goëmar dans le cadre de leur cession à BeCapital

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Stamford Law wins “Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year in Singapore 2010” award

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

Stamford Law Corporation is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the "Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year in Singapore 2010" by Corporate INTL Magazine Global Awards 2010. Corporate INTL is a leading UK monthly magazine for business leaders and professional advisers. The followings are some of the deals that have won us the award.

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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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