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Law firm and notarial services provider AKD has appointed Klaas Meersma as a partner effective from 16 September 2010. Klaas, who joins from Houthoff Buruma will be part of the firm’s Government & Enterprise section in Amsterdam.
MAQS LAW FIRM in Estonia is the training partner of PÖFF (TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL) and its BLÄCK MARKET programme for the film industry.
As from 1 January 2011 the official currency in Estonia will be the Euro.
Chiomenti has been named "Italian Law Firm of the Year" at The Lawyer European Awards, held in Berlin on September 23, 2010.
Wiersholm is pleased to announce that Harald Hellebust has been accepted as partner in Wiersholm with effect from 15 August. Harald will contribute to further strengthen Wiersholm in the fields of company law, contract law and transactions.
Wiersholm has had a leading legal role in many of the largest stock exchange listings and share issues in Norway in recent years, and we have a considerable market share in this area.
Singapore - WongPartnership has made significant strides since its establishment in 1992, and is still gathering momentum as it continues to strengthen its leadership position and expand into the region.
Brussels, 23 September 2010 - Sven Demeulemeester has been appointed a new Partner at ALTIUS. This appointment not only strengthens the firm’s Employment Law practice but offers ALTIUS clients a specific expertise in Sports Law.
Volodymyr Yakubovskyy was appointed as coordinator of AstapovLawyers' energy practice. Mr. Yakubovskyy holds a master degree summa cum laude in International Law from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine, LL.M. degree in International Business Practice from School of Law, Boston University, USA, and LL.M. degree in Corporate and Commercial Law from University of Cambridge, UK.
AstapovLawyers International Law Group announces the launch of the cooperation agreement with Avelan, a Russian-based law firm that specializes in real estate and construction law.
On September 15, 2010, Ivan Lishchyna, a Senior Associate of the AstapovLawyers' International Arbitration and Litigation Practice, conducted training for the Crimea-based judges as a part of the International Standards of Judicial Practice seminar organized by the Kharkiv Human Rights Group under the auspices of the European Commission and Democracy Fund of the US Embassy.
On 21 September 2010 Cimtas Celik Imalat Montaj ve Tesisat A.S. together with its parent company Enka Insaat ve Sanayi A.S. acquired 100% of Soli Gemi İnsa Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. which is located in the Kocaeli (Izmit) free trade zone and is one of the biggest shipyards in Turkey.
Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo (LGS) has appointed Mr. Harjon Sinaga and Ms. Arisia Arundati Pusponegoro as Partners of the Firm in January and July 2009, respectively. The two partners have been included alongside the firm's four partners to lead the firm's over ninety lawyers.
On April 2010, Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo (LGS) acquired the ISO 14001 : 2004 standard for environmental quality management system (EMS).
Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo Represented Temasek Private Limited in its successful defense in Antitrust and Monopoly cases, Advised Bank Tabungan Pensiun Nasional in its Second Bond Issuance and Recapital Advisors in Acquisition of Bank Eksekutif
17.09.10 - AstapovLawyers successfully defended before Russian courts their client Efirnoe OJSC, one of major Russian producers of oil products, in a dispute with Cargill A.O., a member of the group of companies of a first-rate global commodity trader.
Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen has appointed James Mulholland as a partner of Carey Olsen LLP.
Lawyers from Carey Olsen’s corporate team have provided Guernsey legal and regulatory advice to Stenham Asset Management, the London based fund-of-hedge funds group with AUM of $3bn, on their acquisition of Montier Partners.
Business defence, crime and mental health specialists Cartwright King, which has offices in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Birmingham and Sheffield, has been yet again named as the number one firm in the East Midlands and Yorkshire for crime and fraud in the newly published 2010 edition of Legal 500.
Co-organised by KVIFF and ROWAN LEGAL, the annual ROWAN LEGAL FESTIVAL CUP took place at the 45th Karlovy Vary International Festival for the third consecutive time.
ROWAN LEGAL, Law Firm, has become one of the partners of the conference on Interdisciplinary Aspects of Introducing IT Systems. Organised under the auspices of the T-SOFT ETERNITY Foundation, the conference is scheduled for 30 September, 2010 and its venue is Hotel Praha in Prague. Martin Maisner, Partner in ROWAN LEGAL, is on the speakers list.
Boult Wade Tennant has successfully retained its top tier position for the fifth consecutive year in The Legal 500 rankings across the three categories of Patent attorneys - London, Trade mark attorneys - London, and Patent and trade mark attorneys - The Regions.
Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen has advised existing AIM company client Breedon Aggregates Limited (formerly Marwyn Materials Limited) in the £50million reverse acquisition of Breedon Holdings Limited.
Wayne Hollingsworth, a solicitor with Cartwright King has been successfully accredited by Resolution, the UK’s leading family law group, as a specialist family lawyer with particular specialism in domestic abuse and children law.
On 24 June 2010, Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) named ALTIUS ‘Contentious IP team of the Year’ for Belgium at its 5th Global Awards ceremony in London. Other firms nominated in this category were Allen & Overy, Bird & Bird, Howrey and NautaDutilh.
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.
Drew & Napier as counsel to Joint Financial Advisers to RHC Healthcare Pte. Ltd in competiting takeover offers for Parkway Holdings Limited
Hammarskiöld & Co, has together with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, represented Morgan Stanley Principal Investments, including an affiliated entity, in the sale to Investor of its 34 per cent equity stake in Mölnlycke Health Care Group for a cash consideration of EUR 510 million (approx. SEK 5 billion).
Stamford Law Corporation's Director Yap Wai Ming was quoted in the Business Times on the heated debate over the appointment of alternate directors for independent directors in listed companies. Last week, NUS professor Mak Yuen Teen questioned the appointment of alternate directors, which are often appointed for unlisted subsidiaries, associated companies and joint venture companies, citing Xpress Holdings as an example. This sparked off an exchange with Christopher Chong Meng Tak, the only independent director at Xpress Holdings with an alternate director appointed. Among the SGX-listed companies, there are nearly 20 companies with alternate directors. These directors are appointed mainly for non-executive and non-independent directors.
Leading Dispute Resolution Heavyweight, Tan Chuan Thye, Joins Its Fast Growing Practice
01.09.2010 – The Board of Grain Exporters of the Russian Grain Union (RGU), in its meeting on August 19, 2010, approved by a majority vote the formation of a working group on creating the RGU’s international arbitration court. This working group includes representatives of all member companies, and its activities shall be coordinated by the AstapovLawyers law firm. The first meeting of the working group is scheduled for September.
The Company allies with Yur.ComM, a leading regional provider of legal services
30.08.2010 - The next stage of the UNDP-GEF project aimed at protecting the transboundary environment of the Dnieper River started in October 2009. One of the project goals is the creation of the International Dnieper Basin Commission by three riparian countries:
30.08.2010 - The next stage of the UNDP-GEF project aimed at protecting the transboundary environment of the Dnieper River started in October 2009.
AstapovLawyers successfully advocated for a leading Kazakhstan-based grains supplier and succeeded in the appeal in arbitration held under the FOSFA Rules.
Advokaten Sabine Söndergaard vid Gärde Wesslau Advokatbyrås Göteborgskontor har rekryterats som VD för Göteborg & Co.
The article analyzes and criticizes a recent decision from the Swedish Chancellor of Justice, which denies state liability for losses caused by a misleading information campaign launched by the National Food Authority and the Medical Products Agency against certain food supplements.
Gernandt & Danielsson has assisted Karnell in the transaction.
G&D advises Falck in the acquisition of S Reg AB
Gernandt & Danielsson has assisted Carnegie Investment Bank AB (publ) and ABCIB Holding AB in the acquisition of all shares in HQ Bank AB and HQ Fonder Sverige AB.
Setterwalls has assisted Lobus Mobil AB in its acquisition of the business field Mobile Entertainment Business in Sweden, Norway and Denmark from Aspiro, listed on Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange.
Bra Bil has transferred a limited partnership company to Hedin Bil AB. The partnership owns a real property in Gothenburg. Part of Bra Bil's car sales and repair business, which was conducted at the real property, was also transferred to Hedin Bil. Setterwalls represented Bra Bil in the transaction.
Setterwalls has been the advisor of HQ AB (publ) since the company publicly announced its requirement to strengthen its capital base due to losses in its trading operation. Setterwalls has, inter alia, advised HQ in connection with the proposed and guaranteed rights issue of SEK 1 billion, and the sale of HQ Fonder to Investment AB Öresund for SEK 850 million to assure HQ’s short-term capital requirement.
The "Highstreet" joint venture has agreed on substantial further concessions under their lease for about 90 department stores let to insolvent German retailer Karstadt in connection with the sale of Karstadt to Berggruen. Highstreet also successfully restructured their financial obligations.
bpv GRIGORESCU has advised and assisted long standing client Siemens in the reorganization of four production facilities in Romania .
Lawyers from Carey Olsen have advised Asia Ceramics Holdings plc on its successful listing on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM) which completed on 6 September.
Family owned LPC Group, UK, has been sold to Sofidel S.p.A.. LPC Group with subsidiaries in Sweden, France and Belgium is a manufacturer of tissue and handkerchiefs.
Paksoy is pleased to announce their role as advisors to Akbank in relation to the extension of a 66 million euro project finance loan to Maya Group for the construction and development of a shopping mall project in Ankara.
Paksoy is pleased to announce they acted as advisors to GE Energy on their successful investment in Artesis, a predictive maintenance technology company focused on increasing productivity and reducing maintenance costs.
Guantao advised Sichuan Huiji Food Industry Limited on its successful introduction of a PE investor Orchid Asia Investment Limited for capital injection of RMB 80 million in April 2010.
Sichuan Huiji Food Industry Limited is a leading producer and distributor of leisure food in China . Guantao team advising this transaction was led by partner Qiu Guangli, assisted by associates Luo Xi and Deng Yuanyuan.