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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

 

THE NEW WEB SITE OF EUROLEX BULGARIA FINALLY LAUNCHED

The new website of Eurolex Bulgaria (http://www.eurolex.bg/) was officially presented on the 02.11.2010. The redesigning of the company's website has been abandoned for more than eight years and this entailed the development of entirely new concept, vision and contents.

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New lawyer at Gärde Wesslau

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

Kristoffer Jacobsson was on November 12, 2010, admitted member of the Swedish Bar Association.

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New associate lawyer at Gärde Wesslau

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

Patrica Jonsell is new associate lawyer at the Stockholm office.

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CARTWRIGHT KING HELP TO MENTOR SHEFFIELD’S FUTURE LAWYERS

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

Cartwright King Solicitors in Sheffield has been involved in a mentoring scheme with law students from Sheffield Hallam University over the past year, providing support and advice to the region’s future lawyers.

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MARIJKE ROELANTS strengthens ALTIUS’ Corporate Litigation Practice

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

Brussels, 22 November 2010 - Marijke Roelants recently joined the Corporate Litigation Practice at the ALTIUS law firm, highlighting ALTIUS’ growing focus on this practice area.

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Guantao advised All Team Group Limited on its expansion and restructuring of its business in the PRC

November 2010. Press Releases by Guantao Law Firm (view listing).

On 31 August 2010,Ming Fai International Holdings Limited (Stock Code 3828) (“Ming Fai”) completed its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of and the related shareholder’s loan to All Team Group Limited (“All Team”). The consideration was RMB 250,000,000.

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Guantao advises Tidetime Sun (00307.HK) on its acquisition involving three coal mines in Xinjiang wi

November 2010. Press Releases by Guantao Law Firm (view listing).

On 22 September 2010, Tidetime Sun (Group) Limited (00307.HK) (“Tidetime Sun”) released an announcement, under which Tidetime Sun intends to acquire no less than approximately 88.14% of the issued share capital of UP Energy Investment (China) LTD (“UP China”).

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Guantao advises Wah Nam (00159.HK) on its proposed takeover offer for all shares in two ASX-listed i

November 2010. Press Releases by Guantao Law Firm (view listing).

On 10 November 2010, Wah Nam International Holdings Limited (00159.HK) (“Wah Nam”) released an announcement, pursuant to which WN Australia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wah Nam, intends to make a takeover offer for all shares in Brockman Resources Limited (“BRM”) and FerrAus Limited (“FRS”), two iron ore development companies listed on Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), and Wah Nam intends to apply for the listing of all the Wah Nam shares and options on ASX and Wah Nam will continue to be listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK).

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Guantao Advises Shandong SunWay Petrochemical Engineering Co., Ltd on its successful listing on the

November 2010. Press Releases by Guantao Law Firm (view listing).

On September 8, 2010, Shandong SunWay Petrochemical Engineering Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as SunWay Engineering) successfully issued and listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (Shenzhen Stock Code: 002469). SunWay Engineering offered a total of 16,600,000 A Shares with issue price at 33.93 yuan per share. This offering has raised RMB 563.238 million Yuan( about HK$600 million, off-line allotment: 3,320,000 shares; online pricing allotment: 13,280,000 shares).

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Guantao Advises Datang Telecom on its Successful Strategic Investment to SMIC

November 2010. Press Releases by Guantao Law Firm (view listing).

On August 16, 2010, Datang Telecom Technology & Industry Holdings Co., Ltd. ("Datang Telecom") and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Limited ("SMIC") reached a subscription agreement by which Datang Telecom had successfully subscripted a total of 102 million shares of SMIC. Datang Telecom's shareholding thus is increased to 19.14%.  The deal was completed on November 16, 2010.

 

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Guantao Advises Shanxi Securities Co., Ltd. on its Successful listing

November 2010. Press Releases by Guantao Law Firm (view listing).

On November 15, 2010, Shanxi Securities Co., Ltd (“ Shanxi Securities”) has successfully issued and listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (Shenzhen stock code: 002500). Shanxi Securities offered a total of 399,800,000 A Shares with issue price at 7.8 yuan per share. This offering has raised RMB 3.11844 billion Yuan.

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Guantao Advises Sou Yute Fashion Co., Ltd. on its Successful Listing On the Shenzhen Stock Exchange

November 2010. Press Releases by Guantao Law Firm (view listing).

On November 17, 2010, Sou Yute Fashion Co., Ltd. in Dongguan, Guangdong (“Sou Yute”) has successfully issued and listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (Shenzhen stock code: 002503). Sou Yute offered a total of 20,000,000 A Shares with issue price at 75 Yuan per share, raising a total of RMB 1.5 billion Yuan.

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Carey Olsen AIFM Directive Update - Impact on the Channel Islands

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

Business as usual until at least 2018 Certainty now and potential for competitive advantages later for Channel Islands Funds and Managers

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Kim & Chang recognized as top-tier law firm in all areas in Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2010/11 edition)

November 2010. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was recognized in Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2010/11 edition), which is published by Legalease, a leading UK publisher of legal market information, as a top-tier law firm for all 14 practice areas surveyed. Kim & Chang is the only law firm in Korea to receive a top ranking in all surveyed areas.

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Hengeler Mueller advises Brambles on acquisition of IFCO

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

On 14 November 2010, the Australian-based Brambles Ltd., a global provider of supply chain and information services, entered into agreement with the acquisition of 95.9% of the shares in German-listed IFCO Systems N.V. from Island International Investment Partnership and certain other sellers.

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Hengeler Mueller advises Talanx on strategic cooperation with Meiji Yasuda Life

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

Talanx AG has concluded an agreement with Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company, Tokyo, relative to long-term strategic cooperation, aiming to make use of common business opportunities in the increasingly globalised insurance markets.

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Hengeler Mueller advises KKR on sale of DSD

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

The management of Der Grüne Punkt - Duales System Deutschland GmbH (DSD), supported by a group of private and institutional investors, has purchased DSD from companies associated with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR).

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Stamford Law’s Senior Director Lee Suet Fern quoted in Straits Times article

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.

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LETT wins gaming law award

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

LETT has just won the award as the Danish law firm of the year within gaming law at Global Law Experts. Attorney Henrik Norsk Hoffmann of LETT has been the driving force of LETT’s legal work within gaming law on both domestic and international levels. That LETT won this award is, therefore, much to his credit.

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WOLF THEISS TAKES CARTEL LAW EXPERT ON BOARD

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

Vienna, 17 November 2010 – Wolf Theiss, one of the leading law firms in Central and Southeastern Europe, is pleased to announce the expansion of its Competition & Antitrust Practice Group, headed by Günter Bauer. Peter Thyri, a lawyer specializing in European and Austrian cartel law, State aid and general European law, has recently joined the team as Counsel.

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WOLF THEISS ADVISES JP MORGAN AND DEUTSCHE BANK

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

WOLF THEISS ADVISES JP MORGAN AND DEUTSCHE BANK ON FIRST-EVER EUROBOND ISSUANCE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA

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Invitation at ITAM

November 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Philippe Gilliéron got invited by ITAM (Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico), the most influential and highly regarded University in Mexico, to share his expertise as to the evolution of trademark rights in cyberspace through a series of lectures, in particular with regards to the Google Adwords case that was rendered by the ECJ on March 23, 2010.

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Viviane Premand received her doctorate

November 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Viviane Premand, Junior Associate in our firm, received her doctorate from the University of Fribourg on November 10, 2010. She defended her PhD-thesis on May 28, 2010 and received the "summa cum laude" mention from a judging panel composed by Prof.

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BCCC – Technology Law Firm of the Year for Switzerland

November 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

BCCC is the proud recipient of the "2010 Swiss - Technology Law Firm of the Year Award" granted by Global Law Experts.

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AVELLUM PARTNERS JOINS THE AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN UKRAINE

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

Kyiv, 18 November– Avellum Partners is proud to announce that is became a Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (“Chamber”).

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Hassans’ lawyers admitted to BVI Bar

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

Hassans announces that two of its practitioners, Ian Felice and Richard Buttigieg, have been admitted to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands. At a ceremony held at the BVI Supreme Court on 26th October 2010 before Justice Indra Hariprashad-Charles, Felice and Buttigieg were formally admitted to practise as Barristers of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in the Territory of the Virgin Islands.

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Peach Property Group AG successfully completes

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

Peach Property Group AG ("Peach") was listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange according to the Main Standard on 12 November 2010. Peach specialises in developing luxury and ultra luxury urban and holiday homes as well as commercially used real estate properties in the German-speaking part of Europe.

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Carey Olsen welcomes new corporate and finance partner

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

Carey Olsen has made “the lateral hire of the year” taking on Advocate Christopher Anderson as a corporate partner in the Guernsey office.

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WOLF THEISS SUCCESSFULLY REPRESENTS THE ECB BEFORE THE AUSTRIAN PATENT OFFICE

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

Vienna, 28 October 2010 – Wolf Theiss has achieved a decisive victory by having an application for the invalidation of a European patent for an anticounterfeiting technology upheld by Austria's Supreme Senate for Patent and Trademark Matters.

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WOLF THEISS ADVISES THE PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM TRITON ON THE ACQUISITION OF THE WITTUR GROUP

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

Vienna, 8 November 2010 – Together with the global law firm Linklaters LLP, Wolf Theiss advised the private equity investment company Triton on all legal and tax-related issues connected with the takeover of Wittur, the international lift components manufacturer.

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WOLF THEISS ADVISES JP MORGAN AND DEUTSCHE BANK

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

WOLF THEISS ADVISES JP MORGAN AND DEUTSCHE BANK ON FIRST-EVER EUROBOND ISSUANCE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA

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Five Carey Olsen lawyers named as leading private funds lawyers

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

Five Carey Olsen funds lawyers have been recognised in the International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers 2011.

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AstapovLawyers acted as a legal adviser to Marshall Capital Partners

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

15.11.2010 - AstapovLawyers International Law Group advised Marshall Capital Partners on the restructuring and audit of the fund’s subsidiaries.

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AstapovLawyers succeeds in a GAFTA arbitration involving their Kazakh client

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

15.11.2010 - The GAFTA arbitration tribunal has rendered an award in favour of AstapovLawyers’ client, one of the largest agricultural producers and traders in Kazakhstan, in a long-lasting arbitration case against an importer from Germany.

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Grindrod takes over ABC group

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

UBO Holdings B.V. is an acquisition holding company set up by Grindrod Trading (Asia) PTE LTD and Island View Shipping International PTE Limited, both of which form part of the South African company Grindrod Limited (Grindrod).

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Training institution

November 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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MAQS assists Hermès, Prada, Gucci and others in the biggest seizure of counterfeits in Denmark 2010

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

A shipment of 2,5 tons of potential counterfeits of well-known trademarks has been seized in the Copenhagen Airport the last week of October 2010.

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First Tier Ranking in IFLR 1000

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

Hassans international law firm is once again delighted to be ranked in Tier No 1 in the independent directory, IFLR1000, 2011. Its stand-alone position further strengthens the firms’ reputation, expertise and quality of service to clients.

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Hassans launch Sir Joshua Hassan Lectures

November 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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Dr. Ljubomir Mudrić joins AstapovLawyers as a Partner

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

AstapovLawyers International Law Group announces that Dr. Ljubomir Mudrić, a well known top manager and former chairman of Allseeds Group, joins the firm's team as a Partner.

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AstapovLawyers succeeds in a GAFTA arbitration involving their Kazakh client

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

The GAFTA arbitration tribunal has rendered an award in favour of AstapovLawyers' client, one of the largest agricultural producers and traders in Kazakhstan, in a long-lasting arbitration case against an importer from Germany.

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AstapovLawyers announces a new hire

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

On November 8, 2010, Olena Levtsun joined AstapovLawyers' Kyiv office as a junior associate of the international restructuring, insolvency and tax planning department.

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Who’s Who Legal CIS 2011 recognizes AstapovLawyers

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

AstapovLawyers International Law Group is proud to announce that Andrey Astapov, AstapovLawyers Managing Partner, and Oleh Malskyy, AstapovLawyers Partner, were selected by Who's Who Legal: CIS 2011 research team as CIS leading business lawyers.

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AstapovLawyers became the first general partner of the UBA in 2011

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

Astapov Lawyers International Law Group is the most dynamic full service Law Firm on the Ukrainian legal market. The company began operating in 2002, and today it is consistently named among the leaders of the market for quality and reliability of service as well as for the depth of expertise by major International Legal Directories.

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Vegetable oil industry is one of priority areas for AstapovLawyers

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

Andrey Astapov, AstapovLawyers' Managing Partner, took part in the second international conference Oilseeds & Oils 2010, held in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 17 - 19, 2010.

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AstapovLawyers announces a new hire

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

On October 18, 2010, Igor Mulyarchuk joined AstapovLawyers' Kyiv office as a junior associate of the International litigation department. Prior to joining AstapovLawyers, Igor worked as a chief expert for maritime safety at the "Ukrainian state inspectorate for maritime safety".

 

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schoenherr and freshfields advise on volkswagen / porsche holding salzburg acquisition

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

The family shareholders of Porsche Holding Salzburg have resolved to exercise the put option to sell to Volkswagen AG the operating business of Porsche Holding Salzburg. The put option to this effect was exercised yesterday. The transfer of the automobile trade company will take place at a fixed price of EUR 3.3 billion, probably during the first half of 2011 but no later than September 30, 2011.

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Christian Hernandez to address Lloyds Shipping Conference

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

This year's edition of this, one of the most prestigious conferences for Shipping on the London calendar, is designed to offer its delegates an insight into the practical analysis of the law in key geographical jurisdictions.

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LGS Open Recruitment

November 2010. Press Releases by Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo (view listing).

Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo has an acknowledged reputation for providing international and Indonesian companies with authoritative legal analysis on the most complicated business transactions. For our roles in a number of large scale projects over the years, we have received awards from, among others, the International Financial Law Review, named as Indonesia Deal Firm of the Year by Asian Legal Business in 2006, and recently nominated by Asian Legal Business in 2008 and 2009 as Indonesian Deal Firm of the Year.

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Batik Day at LGS

November 2010. Press Releases by Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo (view listing).

On Friday, 2nd October 2009, LGS Lawyers and Staff wore batik to celebrate UNESCO`s decision to recognize batik as an element of global cultural heritage from Indonesia.

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