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Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Ltd. (“KKR”) has completed its acquisition of a minority stake in the newly founded Swiss holding company of the Wild Group, with Dr. Hans-Peter Wild still holding the remaining stake. Domiciled in Zug, Switzerland, the new holding company holds interests inter alia in Rudolf Wild GmbH & Co. KG, Eppelheim, Germany, WILD Affiliated Holdings Inc., Erlanger, Kentucky (USA) and the Swiss assets previously owned by Dr. Wild. The Wild Group is one of the world's leading producers of natural ingredients to the food and beverage industry.
Attorneys at law Borenius & Kemppinen Ltd rises to new levels in environmental law as new top talents join the firm
Protection and waste recovery solutions specialist Sino-Environment Technology Group Limited ("Sino-Environment") announced yesterday that its judicial managers have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a consortium of investors.
Stamford Law Corporation is advising Galaxy NewSpring Pte Ltd ("Galaxy"), a special purpose vehicle jointly owned by Hyflux Ltd ("Hyflux") and Mitsui & Co., Ltd ("Mitsui") in the delisting of Hyflux Water Trust ("HWT") from the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited ("SGX-ST") and the exit offer for HWT at S$0.78 per HWT unit.
Stamford Law Corporation has advised UK-based Global Invacom Holdings Limited ("Global Invacom") in the purchase of approximately 52.41 per cent of the total issued shares in the capital of Radiance Group Limited from Thumb (China) Holdings Group Limited (In Liquidation) ("Thumb (China) Holdings") and Hamish Christie, Cosimo Borrelli and Christopher Stride as the joint and several liquidators of Thumb (China) Holdings for a cash consideration of approximately S$10.53 million.
As of March 1, 2010 and following a split is born Linari Law Firm. The firm’s contact details are:
The firm welcomes Ms Eleni Christodoulou as part of its team. Ms Christodoulou studied law in Greece and she is a member of Cyprus Bar Association The firm welcomes Ms Eleni Christodoulou as part of its team. Ms Christodoulou studied law in Greece and she is a member of Cyprus Bar Association.
We welcome a new associate in our firm. Ms Christina Loli studied law in Thessaloniki, Greece and she is a member of the Piraeus and Cyprus Bar Association.
The firm is happy to announce that a new member, Ms Tania Malek, has joined the team. Ms Tania Malek studied law at the University of Leicester and she has successfully completed the compulsory training year, at Antis Triantafyllides & Sons, Law Firm, for admittance in the Cyprus Bar Association. Ms Tania Malek will be working at our company management department.
Pamboridis LLC assisted the Athinodorou Group of Companies acting through one of its subsidiaries, in entering an agreement for the sale of 50% of Skyramont Quarries Limited to a subsidiary of the Iacovou Brothers Group of Companies. The contract was submitted for approval to Cyprus Competition Authority.
Best Lawyers (www.bestlawyers.com) elects HEUSSEN lawyer Dr. Reiner Ponschab to the “Germany list of best lawyers” for the areas arbitration and mediation.
"HEUSSEN Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft and HEUSSEN Italia sponsor charity concert in Rome for the victims of the earthquake in Onna”
AKD assisted venture capital fund Newion Investments in the successful sale of its interest in Minihouse.
In a case brought before the District Court in Oslo, Norway, in which Giorgio Armani and The Coca-Cola Company had taken out a summon against a Norwegian retailer, importing large amounts of sunglasses and toys looking confusingly similar to trademarks owned by Giorgio Armani and the Coca-Cola Company, MAQS Law Firm Copenhagen just received a judgement of default.
Associates of AstapovLawyers won the case for their client EFKO group of companies in a land dispute related to investment in the development of Taman sea port infrastructure.
Our client, a major Russian steel producer, sought refund of the storage fees paid to the port in connection with the cast iron storage. As it turned out, the port raised storage rates without any valid reason in early 2010.
Paris, le 8 juillet 2010. SarrauThomasCouderc renforce son département fiscal en accueillant Nathalie Martin- Queulin en qualité de of counsel, avocate spécialisée dans le domaine de la TVA. Nathalie Martin-Queulin accompagne les groupes industriels, commerciaux, bancaires, financiers et d’assurance, nationaux et internationaux, dans la gestion de leurs problématiques de TVA et de taxe sur les salaires (études d’optimisation, suivi des contrôles fiscaux et contentieux, opérations de restructuration…) Son arrivée vient renforcer les équipes du cabinet SarrauThomasCouderc qui compte désormais 70 avocats dont 17 associés et 6 of counsels.
ISOLAS are delighted to announce the appointment of Elliott Phillips as a partner of the firm with effect from 1st July 2010
On 1 July 2010, ROWAN LEGAL joined IT CLUSTER – a unincorporated association of Ostrava, Czech Republic.
Carey Olsen has acted as Guernsey lawyers for Macau Property Opportunities Fund Limited, a Guernsey domiciled Asian property investment fund, on its move from AIM to the London Stock Exchange’s main market.
Thadani v Thadani - Indemnity costs awarded in Jersey for unreasonable behaviour in English proceedings
As announced in its ad hoc notification of 29 Jul 2010 by Conergy AG (Hamburg), Conergy AG and its financing banks have in principle agreed on an extension of its senior facilities.
As members of the legal sub-group of the European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy, ALTIUS lawyers and anti-counterfeiting specialists Olivier Vrins and Virginie Fossoul have recently contributed to two important studies of the Observatory on damages in IPR and on corrective measures in IPR.
Setterwalls assists Sofidel S.p.A in relation to the Swedish aspects of its acquisition of the UK LPC Group
Setterwalls has assisted listed Navamedic ASA in the Supreme Administrative Court in a matter regarding substitution of pharmaceuticals. The Supreme Administrative Court declares that the lower courts have failed in their handling of the case and finds that the Medical Products Agency's original decision to declare Navamedic's product Glucomed® substitutable with Pfizer's product Artrox®. The matter has included an important issue on the placement of the burden of proof.
Setterwalls has assisted Wazoo AB and its shareholders in the investment made by Stampen Media Partner AB.
Setterwalls has assisted Inpension Asset Management and its shareholders in entering into Söderberg & Partners and the increased co-operation between these companies.
AstapovLawyers’ team successfully represented interests of the EFKO group of companies in a land dispute
The firm proved wrongfulness of the cast iron storage rate increase.
AVELLUM PARTNERS ADVISES OJSC “MYRONIVSKY HLIBOPRODUCT” IN CONNECTION WITH EUR17.4 MILLION HERMES-COVERED CREDIT FACILITIES FROM DEUTSCHE BANK AG
Stamford Law Corporation's Director Bernard Lui was quoted in an article in Business Times on the de-listing of Catalist listing FM Holdings. FM Holdings had been given six months to find a new sponsor since the previous, PrimePartners Corporate Finance, quit in January.
During an event on 20 May, Wiersholm was honored with the “Awards for Excellence – Norway”. The prize is awarded by Chambers and Partners, a reputable ranking company based in London, with the following argument:
Felicity Hide, a partner in Boult Wade Tennant’s Trade Mark and Domain Name Group, will be speaking at the Management Forum’s Trademark Administrator conference on 28 October 2010 at the Rembrandt Hotel in London.
A recent Supreme Court decision has offered some insight into the law on the restriction of company directors by the Courts. The decision is particularly helpful as it addresses the differing roles of executive and non-executive directors, the type of conduct which will be classed as “irresponsible” in the conduct of the affairs of a company in financial difficulty and the need for the law to apply to the particular circumstances at issue.
On 26 July the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych signed the Law “On the Foundations of Cooperation of the State with Private Partners” (the “Law”) which was adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament on 1 July to establish a framework for public-private partnership (“PPP”) in Ukraine. In May 2009 the Parliament already adopted the framework law on PPP, which, however, was later set aside.
30 June 2010, Kiev. International law firm Integrites won the Best Firm of the Year in Banking and Finance. Integrites Managing Partner Vyacheslav Korchev is the best litigation lawyer in Ukraine.
The national ranking "GVardia of the stable law firms recognised Integrites as one of the leading law firms
Mergermarket has published the League Tables of Legal Advisors to M&A, for the first half of 2010. In Sweden Delphi is one of the most active advisors, measured by volume, and is ranked as number seven in the league table.
Why is a race discrimination case that the Crown Prosecution Service lost being dragged into a tenth year by the public body?
Mike Schwarz of Bindmans LLP and Lydia Dagostino from Kellys Solicitors in Brighton represented campaigners who were tried at Lewes Crown Court sitting at Hove. They were acquitted of conspiracy to cause criminal damage at EDO MBM Technology Ltd (a company owned by ITT Integrated Structures), a business said to have supplied weapons components used during Israel's military activity in Gaza in January 2009.
In 2008, six Greenpeace campaigners were acquitted for an action at Kingsnorth power station, whereas in the following year, 29 environmentalists were convicted after an action at DRAX power station.
Die Unternehmenssteuerreform II ist noch nicht vollständig umgesetzt, da konkretisieren sich bereits Ziele und Inhalte einer weiteren Unternehmenssteuerreform, der Unternehmenssteuerreform III (UStRef III). Der folgende Beitrag stellt die wesentlichen Zielsetzungen und Elemente dieses jüngsten Reformvorhabens vor, soweit dies zum heutigen Zeitpunkt möglich ist. Insbesondere wird auf die möglicherweise bereits in diesem Jahr in Kraft tretende Neuregelung zur steuerlichen Entlastung von konzerninternen Finanzierungen eingegangen.
Leading Midlands law firm Cartwright King has made another addition to their expanding team.
UniCredit S.p.A., Torino, and the management of UniCredit Private Banking S.p.A., Lugano, have signed an agreement concerning the sale of the entire shareholding in UniCredit (Suisse) Bank SA to the management for a considera-tion of CHF57.5 million. The deal was financed by the Banca dello Stato del Can-ton Ticino.
Stamford Law Corporation was mentioned in the articles in Business Times and TODAY on India's Fortis Healthcare's ("Fortis") complaint to the Securities Industry Council ("SIC") over a press release issued by Malaysia's state investment arm Khazanah Nasional ("Khazanah") on the 21st of July 2010.
Stamford Law Corporation's Senior Director Lee Suet Fern was quoted in an article in TODAY on the increase in demand for lawyers specializing in financial services and compliance due to the recovery of the global economy.
Carey Olsen hosted Alderman Nicholas Anstee, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, during a visit to Guernsey this week.
The arbitral tribunal of the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) decided to discontinue the proceedings in the case S&T Oil Equipment and Machinery Ltd. v. Romania in which the claimant sought compensations worth more than USD 150,000,000. It is the third favorable outcome obtained by the lawyers in Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii in front of ICSID, in Washington D.C.
Akbank, Turkey's largest lender by market value, borrowed $1 billion in a five-year RegS/144A bond issue. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citibank, JPMorgan and Standard Chartered were the joint lead managers for the issue.
Stamford Law Corporation is advising Oceanus Group Limited ("Oceanus"), the largest land-based abalone producer in the world in a collaboration agreement with leading Australian lobster aquaculture technology company, Lobster Harvest Limited ("Lobster Harvest").