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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").
Cobra Service Network SA, Lugano, successfully completed an increase of capital of the company by the shareholders Cobra Automotive Technologies SpA and Tracker Investment Holdings (Pty) Limited.
Wildgen, Partners in Law, a leading Luxembourg corporate law firm, elected Daniel Boone to partnership and announces the appointment of a Director and five Senior Associates.
Luxembourg, 14 June 2010 – Wildgen, one of the most renowned law firms in Luxembourg, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded “Benelux Re-insurance Law Firm of the Year” and “Benelux Sharia Law Firm of the Year”.
Tecan Group and NEXUS Biosystems, Inc. have signed an agreement concerning the sale of REMP AG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tecan, as well as other related assets. Under this agreement, NEXUS will acquire all activities of Tecan's Sample Management business segment.
ARYZTA AG purchased Fresh Start Bakeries, partially financed through a placement of shares worth USD 140 million.
On 1 July 2010, Habas Swiss Investments AG sold a commercial real estate property with office and retail spaces of 7'000m2 to a Swiss institutional investor for more than CHF 50 mio. Habas Swiss Investments AG belongs to Habas Group, a leading real estate company, listed in Tel Aviv, Israel
Ogier Hong Kong achieves top level ranking alongside Maples and Calder Asia and Walkers.
Ogier Guernsey has advised the EQT V Fund on the financing of its acquisition of a controlling interest in AcadeMedia AB., Sweden’s largest private education group by way of a public offer. The public offer by the EQT V Fund was accepted by 79.4% of shareholders in AcadeMedia AB. The Stockholm listed business operates 150 schools with 45,000 students across Sweden.
Ogier Guernsey has recently acted as lead counsel in the establishment of World Shariah Funds PCC Limited ("WSF") as a class B collective investment scheme in Guernsey. WSF is a shariah-compliant investment fund which also complies with the requirements of the UCITS directive. WSF is one of only a handful of shariah-compliant funds established in Guernsey and the first for Ogier Guernsey.
Ogier Guernsey recently advised the EQT V Fund on the financing of its acquisition of XXL Sport & Villmark, a Nordic sporting goods retailer. The sports retailer operates 14 sporting goods mega-stores, located in the largest cities in Norway and has a market share of close to 15 per cent in Norway.
Richard Boucher, a director at leading Midlands law firm Cartwright King (which has an office in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester) has recently spoken at a national conference at Birmingham University.
The Bribery Act, which received Royal Assent earlier this year, increases the maximum prison term for offences of bribery to ten years and businesses are to be subject to unlimited fines.
Under the Corporate Manslaughter law, that came into effect in April 2008, an organisation can be prosecuted for a fatal accident if the way its work is managed or organised by its senior management, causes a death and is in gross breach of its duties towards an employee or third party. In the past, unless a fatality was so serious that an individual who was a “controlling mind” of the company (usually a director) could be charged with criminal manslaughter, the company could not be pursued successfully for manslaughter and would be prosecuted for health & safety offences.
Amsterdam, 29 juni 2010 - Met ingang van 1 juli is mr. Mark Keuss benoemd tot lid van het dagelijks bestuur van Lexence voor een periode van drie jaar. Keuss volgt mr. Menno van Groningen op die terugtreedt na het verstrijken van zijn zittingsperiode.
Japan' SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (Osaka) has sold its global semiconductor business to the US company ON Semiconductor Corporation, Phoenix (Arizona). The transaction is subject to various closing conditions and regulatory approvals, such as clearance by merger control authorities.
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA and BASF have signed a joint venture agreement to develop innovative corrosion protection solutions for the automotive industry.
Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC receives international awards and recognitions in the second half of 2010, ranking its specialized services in the top tier in Cyprus.
A prominent Arbitration lawyer joins AstapovLawyers' Team
Managing Partner spoke at International Grain Conference in Turkey
AstapovLawyers welcomes new Senior Associate in International Litigation Department
Ms. Anna Yarenko has joined AstapovLawyers' Banking & Finance Department
Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen has announced the promotion of Robert Milner and Simon Marks to partner in the Jersey corporate and finance practice area.
BCR, BRD, Raiffeisen Bank, UniCredit Tiriac Bank and Financiara successfully closed the sale of RomCard to Provus The new entity will provide a complete range of card-processing services to both domestic and cross-border clients
Elliott, who is aged 31 joined the firm in 2002 working closely with Christian Rocca in the litigation department.. He has been heavily involved in a number of significant and important cases working with highly reputable senior counsel. He is now highly regarded and respected by his peers as a responsible and dogged litigator. In addition, he manages a busy commercial practice and is especially well known in the field of employment law.
Stamford Law Corporation's Director Yap Wai Ming was quoted in an article on the second lawsuit Marina Bay Sands (MBS) has filed against the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) on the 28 of June 2010.
Stamford Law's move to the new Ocean Financial Centre (OFC) was mentioned in the article "Brokers' Take" in the BusinessTimes (13 July 2010).
On July 12, 2010, Thomas Cook Group plc announced that it has agreed to acquire 100% of Öger Tours GmbH from its founding shareholder Vural Öger.
Hengeler Mueller advises Phoenix Pharmahandel, the largest pharmaceutical wholesaler in Germany and second largest in Europe, in connection with a comprehensive refinancing, including a EUR 2.6 billion syndicated loan and the issuance of a EUR 500 million high yield bond under German law as well as a EUR 500 million capital increase.
In its decision of 30 June 2010, the Commission approved in terms of restructuring state aid a capital injection of EUR 550 million from the Austrian bank rescue package provided by the Republic of Austria in favour of BAWAG P.S.K.
The Otto Group has sold Environmental Solutions Europe Holding B.V. (ESEH), a leading international manufacturer of waste containers and recycling systems with an annual turnover in 2009 in the amount of € 230 million, to Stirling Square Capital Partners.
On 21 June, 2010, the II. Civil Senate responsible for corporate law of Germany's Federal Court of Justice rejected the motion of a shareholder to have its appeal heard against a decision of the Higher Regional Court of Stuttgart.
Shield Bidco Limited, which is indirectly held by funds advised by Apax Partners, made public one June 10, 2010 a voluntary public takeover offer for the shares of Utimaco Safeware AG, a data protection specialist listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange.
Minapharm Pharmaceuticals S.A.E., Cairo (www.minapharm.com), one of the leading pharmaceutical companies for prescription medication in Egypt and the Middle East, which specialises in the manufacture and marketing of innovative specialty pharmaceuticals and in the development and manufacture of biopharmaceutical medication as well as being listed on the Egyption stock exchange, has acquired a 95% shareholding in Berlin-based ProBioGen AG, a company specialised in mammalian cell engineering and cell culture.
UKRAINIAN COMPANIES TO BE SHORT-LISTED AMONG THE MOST PROMISING ISSUERS ON THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE
Ukrainian companies and companies from the CIS will be among the most attractive IPO investment targets on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM) in the upcoming year, concluded the participants of the “Ukrainian IPO 2011: pending new billion” round table, held in Kyiv on July 14. The event was organised by Integrites international law firm and the London Stock Exchange in partnership with Rothschild investment bank.
Vilnius County Court has satisfied the claim lodged by Marius Jakulis Jason, Chairman of the Board of the company group AAA and a minority shareholder of SEB Bankas and held that the price of compulsory redemption of shares offered by the bank’s shareholders ‘Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken‘ is not fair. The Court has accepted arguments presented by the lawyers of AAA Baltic Service Company, representing the Claimant, and set the redemption price of 105,71 Eur for one ordinary registered share with the nominal value of 20 EUR each. Expert examination, as ordered by the Court, was carried out by ‘Deloitte Lietuva’, Audit and Business Advisory company.