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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

 

Wistrand represents Schibsted

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

Wistrand represents Schibsted in its acquisition of tv.nu Wistrand, through Robert Kullgren, Magnus Forssman and Henrik Rydqvist, has represented Schibsted in its acquisition of the remaining 49 % of the shares in TVNU Sweden AB.

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Wistrand represents Catella Real Estate AG KAG

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

Wistrand represents Catella Real Estate AG KAG in the acquisition of real properties from Vestigia Fastigheter Wistrand, through Robert Kullgren, Fredrik Dock, Emil Dalén, Andreas Viklund and Henrik Rydqvist, has represented Catella Real Estate AG Kapitalanlagegesellschaft acting on account of the real estate fund Bouwfonds European Residential in its acquisition of seven real properties from Vestigia Fastigheter AB in the Stockholm area.

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Schoenherr extends equity to central europe

November 2010. Press Releases by Schönherr (view listing).

Central European law firm Schoenherr has, for the first time, invited lawyers from outside its Vienna head-quarters into the firm’s equity. The five new partners - based in Belgrade, Bucharest and Prague - will make up more than a fifth of the partnership.

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Stamford Law’s Senior Director Lee Suet Fern quoted on transparency on CEO pay

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

Stamford Law Corporation’s Senior Director Lee Suet Fern was quoted in an article in the Straits Times on the call by corporate governance experts for greater transparency and regulation on executive pay. Executive pay has been one of the several governance issues under increased scrutiny and countries like the United States have introduced new laws on compensation.

 

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Carey Olsen grows green energy expertise

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

The corporate team at Carey Olsen have once again been at the forefront of ‘green energy’ company establishments and listings with the firm advising Caparo Energy on their successful listing on AIM, the London Stock Exchange’s alternative investment market. This is the second Indian wind farm company taken to AIM by Carey Olsen in the past year.

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Stamford Law Senior Director Lee Suet Fern to speak at CPA Congress 2010

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

Stamford Law Corporation is pleased to announce that Senior Director Lee Suet Fern will be speaking at the annual CPA congress 2010, an event which has been running in Australia for the past 55 years. 

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Stamford Law Senior Director Lee Suet Fern to speak at CPA Congress 2010

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

Stamford Law Corporation is pleased to announce that Senior Director Lee Suet Fern will be speaking at the annual CPA congress 2010, an event which has been running in Australia for the past 55 years. 

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El-Aref Intl Law Office succesfully represents American Franchisors in Litigation

November 2010. Press Releases by El-Aref Law Office (view listing).

El-Aref Intl Law Office recently represented General Nutrition Center, Inc. American Franchisor in its claims against its Franchisees in Lebanon based on the grounds of unfair competition. 

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El-Aref Int’l Law Office successfully structured a triangular merger for its Client

November 2010. Press Releases by El-Aref Law Office (view listing).

El-Aref Int’l Law Office successfully structured a triangular merger for its Client. This is the first triangular Merger in Lebanon and is a significant mandate for the firm. It also further demonstrates the firm's existing regional Mergers, Acquisitions capability, and growing expertise. 

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El-Aref Int’l Law Office advised client on 20 Million USD in Private Equity

November 2010. Press Releases by El-Aref Law Office (view listing).

El-Aref International Law Office has advised its client a Saudi corporation as placement agent on a (20) Million US Dollars issue of secured convertible bonds 

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GE Capital Sale of Garanti Stake to BBVA

November 2010. Press Releases by Paksoy (view listing).

On 2 November GE Capital, the financial services division of GE, announced it has signed an agreement to sell an 18.6% stake in Turkiye Garanti Bankasi A.S, Turkey's second largest Turkish bank, to Spanish banking group, Grupo Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (‘BBVA').

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Oleksandr Aleksyeyenko made a speech at the IX Annual financial directors forum 2010

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

21 October 2010. Kyiv. Partner of international law firm Integrites Oleksandr Aleksyeyenko gave a speech on «Ways of currency risks hedging in Ukraine» at the IX Annual Financial Directors Forum 2010, organized by FA Service (Ukraine).

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New partner in Delphi's Banking and Finance Group

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

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. Ms Johansson's expertise covers derivatives, structured finance, securitisations, capital markets transactions, real estate finance, restructurings and general banking and finance.

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Delphi hires real-estate specialist

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

Property specialist Anders Hulegårdh has been recruited by Delphi’s Göteborg real-estate group.

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Advokatfirman Delphi recruits tax experts from KPMG

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

Mikael Knutsson, senior tax manager, and Johan Kristoffersson, senior associate at KPMG have been recruited to Delphi’s newly formed tax group in Göteborg.

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What the Legal 500 2010 says about Bindmans legal practice in London

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

Another great year of reviews from the Legal 500

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UK government challenged to end a "very British cover-up"

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

Official historian of Malayan emergency withdraws his account of 1948 massacre, as lawyers are “poised to take legal action”

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Bindmans’ Partners recognized as “trailblazers” in Black Letter Law 2010

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

Two partners from Bindmans LLP, one of the UK’s top Human Rights law firms, have been included in the new 2010 edition of Black Letter Law, published by the Black Lawyers Directory.

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Bindmans achieves top rankings in 2011 edition of Chambers and Partners UK

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

The 2011 edition of Chambers UK has been published and once again Bindmans has received excellent reviews. The firm has maintained its position as a leader in providing legal services and many of its lawyers are rated as leading individuals within the legal profession.

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Independent Romanian law firm featured in the FT Innovative Lawyers Report

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

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii has remained the sole Eastern European independent law firm included in this year’s “Financial Times` Innovative Lawyers – FT Law 50” report. 

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Strong performance for Carey Olsen in Channel Island fund market

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

Carey Olsen has the second largest market share for providing legal advice to funds based in the Channel Islands, according to Thomson Reuters’ Lipper statistics report.

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Niederer Kraft & Frey wins Swiss Capital Markets and Corporate Law Firm of the Year Award

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

Finance Monthly Law Awards 2010: Niederer Kraft & Frey wins Swiss Capital Markets and Corporate Law Firm of the Year Award

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NIEDERER KRAFT & FREY AWARDS PRIZES FOR BEST MASTER DEGREE THESES ON BUSINESS LAW

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

Niederer Kraft & Frey richtet 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) aus.

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NKF acts as Swiss counsel to SIX listed Leclanché S.A.

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

NKF acts as Swiss counsel to SIX listed Leclanché S.A. in the rights offering of up to 2,117,500 shares

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NKF acts as Swiss counsel to Credit Suisse (Global Coordinator) and Goldman Sachs

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

NKF acts as Swiss counsel to Credit Suisse (Global Coordinator) and Goldman Sachs in the Capital Increase of SIX listed gategroup Holding AG

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Ogier BVI office acts on $800m Carl Zeiss Vision Group corporate refinancing

November 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier BVI was instructed by Deutsche Bank as part of the Senior Steering Committee on the restructuring of approximately $800m of Carl Zeiss Vision’s corporate finance debt, which closed in October 2010.

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Ogier advises on IDB US$3.5bn sukuk programme update

November 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier has worked with the Islamic Development Bank ("IDB") on the recently completed update to IDB’s US$3.5bn sukuk trust certificate programme.

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Ogier appoints two non executive directors

November 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier has appointed two additional non executive directors to strengthen its legal and fiduciary services businesses.

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AVELLUM PARTNERS ADVISES AVANGARDCO INVESTMENTS PUBLIC LIMITED

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

AVELLUM PARTNERS ADVISES AVANGARDCO INVESTMENTS PUBLIC LIMITED ON ITS USD200 MILLION OFFERING OF 10.0% NOTES DUE 2015

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Straits Times reports Stamford Law's Lee Suet Fern receives most nominations in Global Law Experts'

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

Stamford Law Corporation was featured in a Straits Times article published on the 1st November 2010. The article recounts the firm’s winning of the “M&A Law Firm of the Year in Singapore 2010” by Britain-based Global Law Experts.

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Jari Gadd new Specialist Partner at B&K 1.9.2010

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

Attorney Jari Gadd has been appointed Specialist Partner at Borenius & Kemppinen.  

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Boult Wade Tennant’s Daniel Weston passes Paper P3 with the highest mark

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

Boult Wade Tennant is pleased to announce that Daniel Weston was presented with the Drafting Prize for 2010 as the candidate passing Paper P3 with the highest mark.

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Stamford Law’s Director Yap Lian Seng quoted on SGX-ASX merger

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

Stamford Law Corporation's Director Yap Lian Seng was quoted in an article in Asia Legal Business on the proposed merger between SGX and ASX. In order to maintain confidentiality, SGX and ASX decided against a tender process and instead handpicked their external legal advisers based on their track record and market reputation. Stamford Law was independently contacted by ASX to advise as the Singapore counsel. This is the first time the firm is acting for ASX.

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Stamford Law’s Director Eugene Thuraisingam quoted in missing diamond ring case

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

Stamford Law Corporation's Director Eugene Thuraisingam was quoted in the Straits Times and TODAY on the case of the alleged loss of a 6.41 carat diamond ring, owned by American multi-millionaire Anne Hendricks Bass ("Ms Bass"). The diamond ring went missing during her stay at the Shangri-la hotel last year. Ms Bass, who is suing the hotel for the loss of her ring, was unable to attend the closed-door hearing held on the 25th October 2010. The application for a video-conference was rejected but Ms Bass is allowed to come in to testify when the trial resumes in January.

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CARTWRIGHT KING AWARD TRAINING CONTRACTS

October 2010. Press Releases by Cartwright King (view listing).

Leading Midlands criminal and business defence specialists Cartwright King have awarded training contracts to five members of staff as part of the continuing expansion of the firm. 

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CARTWRIGHT KING WELCOMES NEW BUSINESS DEFENCE TEAM IN SHEFFIELD

October 2010. Press Releases by Cartwright King (view listing).

The Sheffield office of leading business and criminal defence firm Cartwright King, one of the top ranked specialist practices in the recent Legal 500 ratings, has been joined by a top Sheffield business defence team led by partner Mark Fowler. 

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Hassans Launch the ‘Sir Joshua Hassan Lectures’

October 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

James Levy QC, Senior Partner at leading law firm Hassans, welcomed over one hundred distinguished guests to the Rock Hotel last night, who were there to enjoy the inaugural ‘Sir Joshua Hassan Lecture’ delivered by Lord Michael Howard. 

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Stamford Law advises AFP Properties in proposed restructuring exercise

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

Stamford Law Corporation is advising SGX Mainboard-listed AFP Properties Limited ("AFP") in the proposed S$654.0 million restructuring exercise of its subsidaries which includes PT Bumi Serpong Damai Tbk ("BSDE"), PT Duta Pertiwi Tbk ("DUTI"), both of which are listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, as well as PT Paraga Artamida ("PAM"), PT Ekacentra Usahamaju ("ECUM"), PT Sinar Mas Wisesa ("SMW") and PT Sinar Mas Teladan ("SMT"). Pursuant to the restructuring exercise, BSDE will purchase shares in DUTI for S$520.8 million from PAM and ECUM, and will also subscribe for new shares in SMW and SMT for S$58.1 million and S$75.1 million respectively, upon which DUTI, SMW and SMT will become subsidiaries of BSDE.

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Stamford Law advises Ezra Holdings in proposed acquisition of Aker Marine Contractors

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

Stamford Law Corporation is advising SGX Mainboard-listed Ezra Holdings Limited ("Ezra") in its proposed acquisition of Norwegian marine engineering company Aker Marine Contractors ("AMC") from Oslo-listed Aker Solutions ("AKSO") for US$325 million. The acquisition will be paid for in cash, equity and convertible securities which will make AKSO a substantial shareholder in Ezra.

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WOLF THEISS & THE AUSTRIAN EMBASSY IN BULGARIA HOST ROUNDTABLE ON BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN AUSTRIA

October 2010. Press Releases by Wolf Theiss (view listing).

Austria remains an attractive hub for Central and Eastern European businesses, according to participants at a business roundtable, titled Your Successful Business in Austria, organized by law firm Wolf Theiss in cooperation with the Austrian Embassy - Commercial Section in Bulgaria. 

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Training institution

October 2010. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Hans van Mens and Véronique Zielinski assisted a major training institution which wished to outsource its catering activities. 

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HEUSSEN welcomes new partner to the practice group Public Law / Public Procurement

October 2010. Press Releases by Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (view listing).

SIBETH co-founder Dr. Norbert Huber joined HEUSSEN’s Munich office and will from now on strengthen the practice group Public Law/ Public Procurement Law. 

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Stamford Law advises ASX in merger with SGX

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

Stamford Law Corporation is advising Asia's fifth largest stock market, Sydney-based ASX Ltd in a proposed A$8.4 billion takeover offer by Singapore Exchange ("SGX"). SGX plans to buy the Australian exchange via a Scheme of Arrangement using a combination of cash in Australian dollars and new SGX shares.

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Publication of Book – Employees´ Competitive Conduct

October 2010. Press Releases by MAQS Law Firm (view listing).

Attorney-at-law Jeppe Høyer Jørgensen, partner in MAQS Law Firm, has written another book in employment law.

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MAQS Law Firm further strengthens its position

October 2010. Press Releases by MAQS Law Firm (view listing).

Merger in Malmoe and new partners in Copenhagen seal the status of MAQS as a Baltic Sea Region heavyweight law firm. In Sweden, the Malmoe office of Hamilton merges with MAQS Law Firm, and in Denmark 5 partners from Nordia joins MAQS Law Firm in Copenhagen.

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Andrey Astapov participated in the conference “Russia’s Oil Stock & OTC Markets”

October 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Andrey Astapov, AstapovLawyers Managing Partner, participated in "Russia's Oil Stock & OTC Markets" International Conference II that took place in Moscow within September 30 - October 1, 2010.

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Oleh Beketov spoke at International Law Forum IX

October 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers Counsel Oleh Beketov delivered a speech at International Law Forum IX taking place in Yalta from October 1 to 4, 2010. The forum involved managers of international and local law firms, legal practitioners and advocates, heads of major companies' legal departments, and representatives of CIS countries' state executive and judicial authorities. The forum considered various issues regarding the judicial practice in resolving economic disputes, effective legal technologies of debt collection in the crisis environment, the reorganization of Ukrainian joint-stock companies into private and public, and so on.

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AstapovLawyers appoints a coordinator of White Collar Crime Practice

October 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers announces the appointment of Oleg Gromovoi as coordinator of the firm's White Collar Crime Practice. This practice has significantly grown over the past years as well as the firm's litigation practice in general.

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AstapovLawyers participated in the conference of ECBA

October 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Gromovoi, coordinator of AstapovLawyers' white collar crime practice, participated in the conference "Defence Rights in the early investigative stage of criminal proceedings", organized by the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA) and held in Ljubliana, Slovenia, on 1 - 2 October 2010.

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Yulia Yashenkova spoke at the 4th International Logistics Congress

October 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Yulia Yashenkova, Associate of AstapovLawyers, made her presentation at the 4th International Logistics Congress "Customs or Logistics - What Keeps back the Economic Development of Ukraine?" that took place in Kyiv, on October 7-8, 2010.

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