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Property specialist Anders Hulegårdh has been recruited by Delphi’s Göteborg real-estate group.
Mikael Knutsson, senior tax manager, and Johan Kristoffersson, senior associate at KPMG have been recruited to Delphi’s newly formed tax group in Göteborg.
Another great year of reviews from the Legal 500
Official historian of Malayan emergency withdraws his account of 1948 massacre, as lawyers are “poised to take legal action”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finance Monthly Law Awards 2010: Niederer Kraft & Frey wins Swiss Capital Markets and Corporate Law Firm of the Year Award
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.
NKF acts as Swiss counsel to SIX listed Leclanché S.A. in the rights offering of up to 2,117,500 shares
NKF acts as Swiss counsel to Credit Suisse (Global Coordinator) and Goldman Sachs in the Capital Increase of SIX listed gategroup Holding AG
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.
Ogier has worked with the Islamic Development Bank ("IDB") on the recently completed update to IDB’s US$3.5bn sukuk trust certificate programme.
Ogier has appointed two additional non executive directors to strengthen its legal and fiduciary services businesses.
AVELLUM PARTNERS ADVISES AVANGARDCO INVESTMENTS PUBLIC LIMITED ON ITS USD200 MILLION OFFERING OF 10.0% NOTES DUE 2015
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.
Attorney Jari Gadd has been appointed Specialist Partner at Borenius & Kemppinen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hans van Mens and Véronique Zielinski assisted a major training institution which wished to outsource its catering activities.
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.
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.
Attorney-at-law Jeppe Høyer Jørgensen, partner in MAQS Law Firm, has written another book in employment law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The interdepartmental committee on international trade discontinued the anti-dumping investigation with respect to the imports of chicken halves, quarters, drumsticks, and their parts from the US and Brazil without application of any antidumping measures. Such investigation was initiated by Myronivsky Hliboproduct, Dniprovsky poultry processing plant and Ruby Rose Agricole company.
AstapovLawyers International Law Group announces the launch of Constitutional & Human Rights Law practice - a unique initiative on the Ukrainian legal market, aimed specifically to help business entities to protect their rights and freedoms that are regarded as fundamental to individual human beings, such as right to property, right to fair trial, freedom of expression, freedom of association and others.
Rafael A. Morales was recently chosen as the new Managing Partner of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, succeeding Llewellyn L. Llanillo who retired as a partner of the firm in August, 2009. Rafy joined SyCipLaw in 1975, and until his election as the new Managing Partner was the head of the firm’s Banking, Finance and Securities practice group.
Stamford Law Corporation is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the "M&A Law Firm of the Year in Singapore 2010" by Global Law Experts ("GLE"). GLE is the premier guide to leading attorneys throughout the world. GLE only recognises one legal expert in each key practice area and country.
Moscow, Russian Federation – Pepeliaev Group has been selected to be included in the latest edition of the American Bar Association’s Guide to Foreign Law Firms, which was published in October with the cooperation of the ABA Section of International Law. Pepeliaev Group is a member of TerraLex, the worldwide network of independent law firms and a global source for business lawyers.
DFDS and C.PORTS SA have jointly acquired Älvsborg Ro/Ro AB and will take over operations of the ro/ro terminal in the Port of Gothenburg. In connection with the acquisition, Älvsborg and the Port of Gothenburg have entered into a 25-year concession agreement, concerning the operation of the terminal and related infrastructure. Subject to the approval of the competition authorities, the transaction leads to two of the port's largest customers taking over the ro/ro terminal.
Adding its outstanding record of legal practice, Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo (LGS) has been named as ‘Firm of the Year 2010' by the Pacific Business Press Asian-Counsel.
Stamford Law Corporation has advised SGX-listed Ezra Holdings Limited in its fully underwritten rights issue which raised $155.3 million.
Kyiv, 21 October 2010 – Avellum Partners is proud to announce that only one year after our establishment we have been ranked as one of the leading law firms for mergers and acquisitions in Ukraine by IFLR1000 2011 Edition.
The Suit was commenced by Raffles Town Club Pte Ltd (“RTC”). The 2nd and 3rd Defendants were former shareholders and directors of RTC.
Bucharest/Vienna, 16 September 2010 - WOLF THEISS is pleased to announce that Lucian Mihai, a professor of law at the University of Bucharest and a renowned expert in litigation, arbitration and intellectual property matters, has joined the firm's Bucharest office as Of Counsel.
Berlin/Vienna, 24 September 2010 - WOLF THEISS is pleased to announce that it has won "Law Firm of the Year: Central Europe" and was listed as "highly commended" in the category "Law Firm of the Year: Eastern Europe & The Balkans" at The Lawyer's European Awards ceremony held on 23rd September in Berlin.
"Instead of increasing competition, the establishment of a stable regulatory environment is needed in the energy sector"