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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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Stamford Law advises Fortis in tussle for controlling stake in hospital chain Parkway

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

 Stamford Law Corporation is advising RHC Healthcare Private Limited ("RHC")  and  Fortis Healthcare Limited ("Fortis") in  RHC's  voluntary general offer to acquire all the issued and paid-up ordinary shares in the capital of Parkway Holdings Limited ("Parkway")  not already owned by RHC and its concert parties at S$3.80 in cash for each share.

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Carey Olsen advises on new NB Distressed Debt Investment Fund Limited

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

Carey Olsen lawyers have advised on the establishment and listing of a significant distressed debt fund on the Specialist Fund Market of the London Stock Exchange (SFM) and the Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX).

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Date for your Diary on Transfer Regulations Seminar

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

On 20 October next in Dublin, Hayes solicitors will co-host with UK law firm Short Richardson Forth and Legal Island a practically focussed seminar on the theme of Transfer Regulations and related legal developments. The recession has triggered a substantial escalation in the number of disputes arising connected to the Transfer Regulations. This seminar will focus on the legal issues giving rise to those disputes and possible commercial and legal solutions that may be applied in resolving such disputes

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ALTIUS IP team wins important award

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

On 24 June 2010, Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) named ALTIUS ‘Contentious IP team of the Year’ for Belgium at its 5th Global Awards ceremony in London. Other firms nominated in this category were Allen & Overy, Bird & Bird, Howrey and NautaDutilh.

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ALTIUS receives Silver Award “Best Benelux Law Firm” at 2010 International Legal Alliance Summit

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

On 3 June 2010 the International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards brought together over 500 lawyers, managing partners, general counsel and leading professionals from the legal field from over 40 countries for one-to-one meetings and to celebrate the best independent performing firms. ALTIUS is proud to annouce that the firm received the Silver Award in the category “Best Benelux Law Firm of the Year”.

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ALTIUS reinforces Real Estate Practice with arrival of Suzy Miller

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

Suzy Miller, a business lawyer specialising in real estate, environment and urban development, joined ALTIUS’ Real Estate team on 1 June 2010. Previously, she worked for nearly six years in the real estate practice of international law firm Loyens & Loeff. Following the arrival of Lieven Peeters earlier this year, Suzy’s arrival represents another step in the enlargement and development of ALTIUS’ Real Estate & Regulatory team.

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Carmen Verdonck appointed 'Maître de Conference' at the University of Liège

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

On 21 April 2010, Carmen Verdonck was appopinted as lecturer ("Maître de conférences") by the Executive Committee of the Governing Board of the University of Liège.

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ALTIUS contributes to Public Procurement Yearbook 2009-2010

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

William Timmermans and Tim Bruyninckx contributed to the Public Procurement Yearbook 2009-2010. This yearbook contains a number of articles written by leading Belgian procurement law experts. In their contribution, William and Tim propose a number of changes to the general terms and conditions for the performance of procurement contracts entered into with public authorities, as established by Royal Decree of 26 September 1996.

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The Law Firm evolves into the new entity Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC from 1st July 2010

July 2010. Press Releases by Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC (view listing).

Founded in 1963 by Mr. Patrikios Pavlou, a barrister (Gray’s Inn, UK) from Limassol, the law Firm developed into a partnership, Patrikios Pavlou & Co, in the late 1970s. Through the years, the Firm’s vision, dedication, professional work and experience led to a steady and successful growth and on 1st July 2010, the law firm evolved into a new entity, Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC.

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Risto Sipilä elected Vice President of the Finnish Bar Association

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

B&K attorney Risto Sipilä has been elected Vice President of the Finnish Bar Association for a term of 2010–2013.

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B&K lawyers top ranked

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

A recent survey conducted by US-based Best Lawyers awarded Jyrki Tähtinen as the Private Equity Lawyer of the Year and Seppo Kemppinen the Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year for Finland. Additionally, Jyrki Tähtinen was listed as one of the leading lawyers in six different categories.

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B&K Finnish member of newly launched CAPIP network

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

CAP Coalition Against Piracy (CAPIP) is a service network covering 29 different countries and consisting of 23 law firms in the EU, Norway and Switzerland. Borenius & Kemppinen is the Finnish member of the network.

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FIRST CIVIL PENALTY ORDER MADE AGAINST FORMER CFO FOR INSIDER TRADING

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

The Singapore High Court has found a former senior executive of a public listed company liable to pay a civil penalty to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (the “MAS”) for contravening the insider trading provisions under the Securities and Futures Act (the “SFA”).

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DREW & NAPIER IS SINGAPORE FIRM OF THE YEAR 2010

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

17 May 2010 - Drew & Napier, has been named Singapore Firm of the Year in the inaugural 2010 PLC Which lawyer? Awards conducted by a leading British legal publication, Practical Law Company (PLC).

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Drew & Napier reaffirmed as disputes leader at ALB Awards

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

4 June 2010 - Top Singapore law firm Drew & Napier LLC is once again acclaimed as the leader in dispute resolution, as it clinched the Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year for the sixth consecutive year at the Asian Legal Business (ALB) SE Asia Law Awards 2010.

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Hammarskiöld & Co lead legal advisor to Inter IKEA and the Catella Foundation

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

Hammarskiöld & Co lead legal advisor to Inter IKEA and the Catella Foundation in their divestment of Catella

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Petra Loodberg new member of the Swedish Bar Association

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

June 3, 2010, Petra Loodberg became a member of the Swedish Bar Association.

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G&D advises EPiServer in connection with its application for listing on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm

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

Gernandt & Danielsson is advising EPiServer Group AB (publ) in connection with the company’s application for listing on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.

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Odd Molly listed at NASDAQ OMX Stockholm

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

Gernandt & Danielsson has advised Odd Molly

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PA Resources AB (publ) carries out a fully underwritten rights issue

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

PA Resources AB (publ), an international oil and gas group with operations in Tunisia, United Kingdom, Denmark, Greenland, Netherlands, Equatorial Guinea and the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) and listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and Oslo Stock Exchange, has decided to change its strategic focus towards an accelerated development of existing oil assets, leading to increased production in parallel with continued exploration to increase reserves and resources.

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Stamford Law advises Top Global in a three-for-one issue of rights and warrants

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

Stamford Law Corporation is advising Catalist-listed Top Global Limited ("Top Global") in its attempt to raise up to $125 million through a three-for-one issue of rights and warrants.

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Harvard Law School Program on the Legal Profession partners with Danish law firm Plesner

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

Harvard Law School’s Program on the Legal Profession (PLP) and leading European law firm Plesner announced a strategic collaboration today. Plesner will become the first European affiliate and supporter of PLP’s Center on Lawyers and the Professional Services Industry, which conducts and sponsors empirical research on the central questions facing the legal services industry.

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Plesner named Law Firm of the Year 2010 by IFLR 1000

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

International Financial Law Review 1000, one of the most well-reputed rating agencies of the law profession, has once again named Plesner Law Firm of the Year in Denmark. An honour that Plesner also received in 2007.

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Plesner named Tax Firm of the Year 2010

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

The leading international tax publication International Tax Review has once again named Plesner Tax Firm of the year in Denmark.

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Plesner named "IP Law Firm of the Year 2010" in Denmark

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

The internationally recognised publication for IP law, Managing Intellectual Property (MIP), has named Plesner "IP Law Firm of the Year 2010" in Denmark. Read the background for the nomination here. Managing Intellectual Property is a sister publication of International Financial Law Review which earlier this year appointed Plesner "Law Firm of the Year" in Denmark.

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Plesner winner of the Chambers Europe Award for Excellence 2010 for Denmark

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

Chambers has selected Plesner as Denmark's best law firm and winner of the Chambers Europe Award for Excellence 2010 for Denmark.

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Stamford Law advises Esmart in RTO deal with Atlan

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

Stamford Law Corporation is advising catalist-listed Esmart Holdings Limited ("Esmart") on the reverse takeover deal with Malaysian investment company Atlan Holdings Berhad ("Atlan"). Atlan has proposed a reverse takeover of Esmart via the injection of its two subsidiaries, DFZ Capital Bhd and Darul Metro Sdn Bhd, which will involve an aggregate consideration of about RM670.6 million.

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Stamford Law advises Depa Interiors on acquisition of issued and paid-up ordinary shares in Design S

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

Stamford Law Corporation is advising Depa Interiors LLC ("Depa Interiors"), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai's Depa Limited ("Depa"), in the proposed voluntary conditional cash offer for all the issued and paid-up ordinary shares in the capital of SGX-listed Design Studio Furniture Manufacturer Ltd ("Design Studio") at 55cents a share.

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Stamford Law advises Fortis on acquisition of Parkway

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

Stamford Law Corporation is advising Indian major hospital chain, Fortis Healthcare Ltd ("Fortis") in the voluntary conditional cash partial offer of $1.183 billion by Khazanah Nasional Berhad ("Khazanah"), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Integrated Healthcare Holdings, to acquire 313,000,000 ordinary shares in the capital of Singapore-based Parkway Holdings Ltd ("Parkway").

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Stamford Law’s Senior Director Lee Suet Fern in an interview with The Sunday Times

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

Stamford Law Corporation's Senior Director Lee Suet Fern was featured in a six-part series on some of Singapore's most outstanding women corporate honchos in The Sunday Times.

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Vivi Bruhn Knudsen received the grant from Sagførernes Auktioner

June 2010. Press Releases by Lett Law Firm (view listing).

Vivi Bruhn Knudsen from Lett Law Firm has just received the grant from Sagførernes Auktioner (the Danish lawyers' auctions) - one of the few grants awarded by lawyers to lawyers.

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Carey Olsen advises in Waitrose major acquisition deal

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

Senior Carey Olsen lawyers across the Channel Islands worked through the night to complete one of the biggest retail acquisition deals in recent years.

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Top SAS lawyer and new business development role to strengthen Setterwalls

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

Erik Hellners is yet another SAS lawyer to join Setterwalls. Erik will be strengthening the EU & Competition and the Aviation practice groups. His recruitment reflects an increasing demand for advice in these areas. In addition, Marie Öhrström comes on board as Business Development Lawyer. She joins us directly from the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce where she was vice secretary general.

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Wikborg Rein - Law students' first choice in 2010

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

Wikborg Rein is rated as the most attractive law firm to work for in Universum's annual student survey in Norway. From November 2009 to March 2010 940 students participated in the survey.

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Ashington office now open

June 2010. Press Releases by Browell Smith & Co (view listing).

Browell Smith & Co are proud to announce the newly refurbished Ashington office is now open.

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Wistrand has advised Boj Transport Corporation on the sale of their company

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

Wistrand has been legal advisor to the family who founded and now sold their company, Boj Transport Corporation.

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Wistrand represents Atea in the acquisition of Office Document group

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

Wistrand has represented Atea Sweden AB in the acquisition of several companies within the Office Document group.

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Wistrand represents Atea in the acquisition of Impact

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

Wistrand has advised Atea Sverige AB and Atea AS on the acquisition of Impact Europe Sverige AB and Impact Europe Norge AS.

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Wistrand represents Mediq NV

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

Wistrand represents Mediq NV in the acquisition of shares in Oriola-KD

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Wistrand represents Arta Plast AB

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

Wistrand represents Arta Plast AB in the acquisition of a line of business within KWH Plast Ltd

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Integrites has successfully protected the interests of EGIS corporation

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

Integrites International has successfully represented one of Europe’s leading pharmaceutical companies in proceedings against the Ukrainian firm Medfarmservis LTD

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Improved rankings in Legal 500

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

Delphi's rankings in Legal 500 have improved within several practice areas since last year. Delphi is now in the 2nd tier in ”Corporate and commercial” as well as in ”Insurance”; and in the 3rd tier in ”Construction”, ”Employment” and ”Mergers and acquisitions”. Delphi is also ranked in the 2nd tier for the work in the area ”Energy”, which is a new category in Legal 500 this year.

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Stamford Law advises Rickmers on extension to repay top-up loan facility

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

Stamford Law Corporation advised Rickmers Maritime ("Rickmers"), a Singapore-registered business trust formed to own and operate containerships under long-term fixed-rate time charters to leading container liner companies, on the successful restructuring of its existing loan facilities, including, inter alia, a five-year extension of the maturity period of a top-up loan facility of US$130 million.

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Delphi hosts this year’s WSG European Regional Meeting in Stockholm

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

Between the 6th and 8th of June more than 70 members of the World Services Group (WSG) meet and network at the European Regional Meeting 2010 at Grand Hotel in Stockholm. Delphi is the host for this year’s meeting. Participants from many of the most prominent law firms in Europe, such as Garrigues (Spain), A&L Goodbody (Ireland) and Advokatfirmaet Schjødt (Norway), discuss the current economic climate and the market for legal advisors as well as issues related to client relations, business development and law firm management.

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Badger Trust wins right to challenge Welsh badger cull in the Court of Appeal

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

Accepting that the Trust had real prospects of success in its challenge to the proposed badger cull, Lord Justice Elias granted leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal, ordered an urgent hearing of the matter and put in place a protective costs regime.

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Peace protesters win round one in eviction fight

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

London Mayor Boris Johnson lost the first round in seeking to evict peace protesters camped in Parliament Square Gardens.

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Niederer Kraft & Frey to award rewards for best master degree theses on business law

June 2010. Press Releases by Niederer Kraft & Frey (view listing).

Niederer Kraft & Frey wird jährlich zwei Auszeichnungen für hervorragend qualifizierte Master-Arbeiten im Rahmen des Master-Studienganges Business Law an der Universität Zürich (Master of Law UZH, Business Law) ausrichten. Die Auszeichnungen sind verbunden mit Preisen im Betrag von CHF 10'000 und CHF 6'000.

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Niederer Kraft & Frey wins the 2010 ILO Client Choice Award for Switzerland

June 2010. Press Releases by Niederer Kraft & Frey (view listing).

Established in 2005, the ILO Client Choice Awards recognize those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. The criteria for the awards focus on an ability to add real value to clients' business above and beyond the other players in the market. This year's winners were chosen from more than 2,000 individual assessments received from corporate counsel worldwide.

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NKF advises France Telecom in the Orange / Sunrise Transaction

June 2010. Press Releases by Niederer Kraft & Frey (view listing).

November 2009: On November 25, 2009 France Telecom and TDC have announced that they have reached an agreement to combine their respective Swiss subsidiaries, Orange Communication S.A. and Sunrise Communications S.A. to create the leading nationwide alternative provider of telecommunications services in Switzerland.

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Bär & Karrer's dispute resolution team wins the Corporate Intl Global Awards 2010

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

We are pleased to announce that Bär & Karrer's Litigation and Arbitration Department has been chosen as the winner of the Corporate Intl Magazine practice award as:

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