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Stamford Law Corporation's Director Yap Wai Ming was quoted in the Straits Times on mid-career switchers joining the legal sector. Last year, the Singapore Management University (SMU) launched its postgraduate degree in law under its Juris Doctor programme (JD) which allows mid-career professionals and fresh graduates in other disciplines to pursue a law degree.
Bo Thomaeus became on October 15, 2010, member of the Swedish Bar Association.
BCCC website is opening a new section "Communities". We practice our activities in the heart of the Lake Geneva region.
Chambers is an independent and authoritative legal guide. Its latest European edition distinguishes our work in corporate law, M&A, labour law, intellectual property, real estate, media and new technologies.
BCCC is the winner of the "Mid-Sized M&A Legal Advisory Firm of the Year in Switzerland" award, granted by Corporate Intl Magazine.
Philippe Gilliéron takes part in Lausanne to the Educaris seminar (Academy of the Audit and Tax Chamber) devoted to start-ups.
Manuel Bianchi della Porta is heard as an expert by the Swiss body in charge of ethics in the media industry.
BCCC has been recognized leading Geneva law firm by Legal500 Europe 2010. According to the legal guide, BCCC's clients benefit from an 'outstanding level of service'. Only two firms in Western Switzerland obtained a higher ranking.
Since the early time, BCCC has been involved with lift and has been active in the annual conferences that take place in Geneva around social impact of new techonologies. This year BCCC sponsors the event and hosts two workshops.
BCCC supports the exchange program between the Law Schools of Geneva University and Harvard University.
Croatia's Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic (DTB) closed last week one of the largest syndicated loan deals in Croatia this year. DTB advised a syndicate of 12 prominent banks in lending €161 million to Raiffeisen Bank in Croatia.
Daniel Hájek elected Vice-Chair of one of the committees of the Section on Insolvency, Restructuring and Creditors' Rights of International Bar Association
Hengeler Mueller advises E.ON AG on corporate law matters relating to the conclusion of fund agreement with Federal Government
European International Law Firm asked El-Aref Int’l Law Office to act as legal advisors based upon its expertise in International Maritime Disputes.
Paris, le 20 septembre 2010. SarrauThomasCouderc vient de conseiller le management du spécialiste dessystèmes de mesure Trescal dans le contexte d’un 2e LBO. Détenue par Astorg depuis trois ans, la société asigné une exclusivité avec les fonds 3i et TCR pour un montant de 100M€ environ.
September 6th, 2010 : SarrauThomasCouderc advises Comtrade in the context of the sale of a majority of its capital.
September 20th, 2010 : SarrauThomasCouderc advised the management of Trescal in view of a 2nd LBO.
SOLAS, the longest established law firm in Gibraltar, is proud to announce the addition of a domain name registration service in association with IDN Services Limited (“IDN”) for the local '.gi' domain. IDN has been established to provide intellectual property consultancy services, specifically in relation to Gibraltar's (.gi) country code top level domain names.
Grau & Angulo was named "European Niche Law Firm of the Year" at The Lawyer European Awards 2010 which were held in Berlin on 23 September.
Attorney Jari Gadd has been appointed Specialist Partner at Borenius & Kemppinen.
Hammarskiöld & Co has, together with Plesner, represented Folksam in the acquisition of FIH Erhvervsbank A/S (“FIH”) for a total consideration of DKK 5.0 billion through a consortium which is comprised of ATP holding 49.95%, PFA Pension and Folksam each holding 19.98% and CPDyvig holding 9.99%.
ATMD Bird & Bird has appointed Sundareswara Sharma as partner and Head of Tax in the Singapore office. In addition to being part of the firm’s International Tax Group, Sharma will also be active across the firm’s Corporate and Commercial Groups.
Solicitors and trustees in London and the Channel Islands will get the chance to hear from experts on how to make proper decisions in a special interactive seminar series this week.
With revenues of approximately 1 million Euros budget for 2010, the Legal Tax Practice Group of Popovici Niţu & Asociaţii law firm becomes an autonomous entity.
07 October 2010. London. International Law Firm Integrites is a nominee for one of the most prestigious European legal awards: British Legal Awards, in the category: European Legal Team of the Year.
Hengeler Mueller is advising the underwriters led by UBS Limited, Banco Santander S.A., COMMERZBANK Aktiengesellschaft, HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG, ING Bank N.V., Merrill Lynch International, Morgan Stanley Bank AG and SOCIETE GENERALE on the capital increase of Deutsche Bank AG in the amount of € 10.2 bn.
Hypo Real Estate Group has transferred loans, securities, derivatives transactions and other assets and liabilities to FMS Wertmanagement, a liquidation agency establihsed by the German Financial Market Stabilisation Agency under the German Financial Market Stabilisation Fund Act.
Switzerland is without a doubt among the world's leading banking nations, holding a significant volume of foreign assets in its banks and financial institutions.
G&D has assisted Nordnet in the transaction.
G&D advises Union Corporate AS in its acquisition of a commercial property
G&D advises ByggPartner in the acquisition of BOL Entreprenad AB
Hamilton Advokatbyrå and Nilsson & Co merge – form leading full service firm focused on the Stockholm area
Bra Bil has transferred a limited partnership company to Hedin Bil AB. The partnership owns a real property in Gothenburg. Part of Bra Bil's car sales and repair business, which was conducted at the real property, was also transferred to Hedin Bil. Setterwalls represented Bra Bil in the transaction.
Setterwalls has been the advisor of HQ AB (publ) since the company publicly announced its requirement to strengthen its capital base due to losses in its trading operation. Setterwalls has, inter alia, advised HQ in connection with the proposed and guaranteed rights issue of SEK 1 billion, and the sale of HQ Fonder to Investment AB Öresund for SEK 850 million to assure HQ’s short-term capital requirement.
Setterwalls has advised Sjätte AP-Fonden.
Lennart Iwar from Setterwalls advised STRABAG Projektutveckling AB, which is part of the global Strabag AS (listed on Austrian stock market), in negotiations with Rodamco Projekt AB, which is part of the listed French group Unibail-Rodamco SA (one of Europe’s largest real-estate owners) regarding a turnkey project to refurbish and extend the mall in Täby (retail, commercial and residential space).
Aviagen, the world's leading poultry breeding company, purchases Lantmännen SweChick AB, the leading poultry supplier for the broiler chicken industry in the Nordic region, by Lantmännen. Setterwalls has assisted Aviagen in the transaction.
Lawyer (H) Kaare Andreas Shetelig at present with the Office of the Attorney General has with effect from 29th November been nominated as junior partner in Wikborg Rein. He will be a part of the Trade, Industry and Public Sector Industry Group in Oslo, and enter into the team of legal procedure partners of this group.
Despite the fact that Norway similar to the rest of Europe experienced a relatively volatile real estate market in 2008 and 2009, the volume of transactions has increased substantially throughout 2010.This positive trend also applies to the building construction market, both commercial and residential.
Wikborg Rein is present at this year's annual conference of the International Bar Association which takes place in Vancouver from 4 to 8 October.
Bär & Karrer advised Gedeon Richter Plc in the acquisition of PregLem Holding SA, a privately held Swiss biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of gynaecological conditions and infertility. Richter is a leading multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Budapest, Hungary. The acquisition has completed and Richter now owns 100% of PregLem’s equity. The acquisition values PregLem at up to CHF445 million.
Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen advised Wolseley plc, a FTSE 100 company on the creation of a new group holding company which has gained international profile in recent days.
Bär & Karrer advised Gedeon Richter Plc in the acquisition of PregLem Holding SA, a privately held Swiss biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of gynaecological conditions and infertility.
Continuing and developing the activity of the firm over last several months, El-Aref International Law Office has recently successfully advised and acted as counsel in the following matters in Europe and in the MENA Region.
The El-Aref International Law Firm is a law firm with a long history in Lebanon law and also a very modern law firm that can handle any type of corporate and financial issues a business may have. They work with clients in Lebanon and around the world and make sure that every client is completely satisfied. They have a large staff with expertise and experience in many different types of law. If your business needs representation, you should look into working with the best Lebanon law firm, the El-Aref International Law Firm.
AAA Baltic Service Company - law firm became a solely representative for Lithuania in European law Firm (ELF). ELF unifies 27 law firms acting in different countries across whole Europe: France, Germany, United Kingdom, Baltic states, Scandinavia, Switzerland. Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, Belgium and other, one in each country. The general meeting of ELF members voted unanimously in favour of accepting AAA Baltic Service Company as the newest member, completing representation across the Baltic States.
Erica Johansson has joined Delphi as partner in the Banking and Finance Group. Erica Johansson previously worked at Mayer Brown International LLP in London and has also worked at Allen & Overy LLP in London for several years.
Advokatfirman Delphi assisted Linköpings Stadshus AB in an issue of commercial papers of no more than SEK 2 billion with Nordea Bank as arranger.
Peter Utterström was elected chairman of the World Services Group (WSG) on 7 September. He will continue the work of 2009-2010 years' chairman Alberto Lasheras Shine to establish the World Services Group as one of the leading global networks for professional service providers within legal services, accounting, investment banking and finance.
Delphi assisted the Swedish based company Lindgens Metal Decorating Coatings & Inks when AkzoNobel acquired worldwide assets in several countries, including a majority stake in the joint venture company Server Boya in Turkey.