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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

 

Klaas Meersma new partner at AKD

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

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.

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MAQS TRAINING PARTNER @ TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL

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

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.

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MAQS ESTONIA IS HOSTING A SEMINAR ON LEGAL ISSUES RELATED TO THE ADOPTION OF THE EURO IN ESTONIA

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

As from 1 January 2011 the official currency in Estonia will be the Euro.

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Chiomenti is named Italian Law Firm of the year - The Lawyer European Awards 2010

September 2010. Press Releases by Chiomenti Studio Legale (view listing).

Chiomenti has been named "Italian Law Firm of the Year" at The Lawyer European Awards, held in Berlin on September 23, 2010.

 

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New partner

September 2010. Press Releases by Wiersholm (view listing).

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.

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Wiersholm Transactions

September 2010. Press Releases by Wiersholm (view listing).

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.

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WONGPARTNERSHIP CEMENTS ITS REGIONAL FOOTHOLD WITH A NEW LICENCE FOR BEIJING REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE

September 2010. Press Releases by WongPartnership (view listing).

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.

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SVEN DEMEULEMEESTER APPOINTED NEW PARTNER AT ALTIUS

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

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.

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Volodymyr Yakubovskyy to coordinate AstapovLawyers’ energy practice

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

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.

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AstapovLawyers continues real estate market push in Russia

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

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.

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Ivan Lishchyna conducted training for the Crimea-based judges

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

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.

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Ms. Elvan Aziz (partner) acted for the buyers in this transaction

September 2010. Press Releases by Paksoy (view listing).

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.

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'New Partners of the Firm Joined LGS Ranks'

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

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.

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LGS Pioneers in Obtaining the Environmental Quality Management International Certification Standard

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

On April 2010, Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo (LGS) acquired the ISO 14001 : 2004 standard for environmental quality management system (EMS).

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Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo Represented Temasek Private Limited

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

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

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AstapovLawyers advocated for Efirnoe

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

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.

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Carey Olsen welcomes a new partner to its London office

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

Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen has appointed James Mulholland as a partner of Carey Olsen LLP.

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Carey Olsen advises on Stenham purchase of Montier Partners

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

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.

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CARTWRIGHT KING CONTINUE TO TOP THE RANKINGS

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

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.

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Golf, Bubbles and Good Films – ROWAN LEGAL at 45th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF

September 2010. Press Releases by ROWAN LEGAL Law Firm (view listing).

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.

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ROWAN LEGAL Partner of the ‘Interdisciplinary Aspects of Introducing IT Systems’ Conference

September 2010. Press Releases by ROWAN LEGAL Law Firm (view listing).

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.

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Boult Wade Tennant tops The Legal 500 tables for fifth consecutive year

September 2010. Press Releases by Boult Wade Tennant (view listing).

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.

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Carey Olsen advises in a £50million reverse acquisition deal

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

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.

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RESOLUTION ACCREDITS CARTWRIGHT KING SOLICITOR

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

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.

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ALTIUS IP team wins important award

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

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.

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Olivier Vrins and team contribute to studies of European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy

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

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.

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Drew & Napier as counsel to Joint Financial Advisers to RHC Healthcare Pte. Ltd

September 2010. Press Releases by Drew & Napier LLC (view listing).

Drew & Napier as counsel to Joint Financial Advisers to RHC Healthcare Pte. Ltd in competiting takeover offers for Parkway Holdings Limited

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Hammarskiöld & Co represented Morgan Stanley in the Sale of Mölnlycke Health Care Group

September 2010. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

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).

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Stamford Law’s Director Yap Wai Ming quoted in Business Times on appointment of alternate director

September 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

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.

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Stamford Law Scores Again!

September 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Leading Dispute Resolution Heavyweight, Tan Chuan Thye, Joins Its Fast Growing Practice

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AstapovLawyers to head a working group on creating an arbitration forum of the Russian Grain Union

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

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.

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AstapovLawyers expands presence in the Odesa Region

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

The Company allies with Yur.ComM, a leading regional provider of legal services

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AstapovLawyers became a partner of the UNDP-GEF Dnieper Basin Environment Programme

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

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:

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AstapovLawyers became a partner of the UNDP-GEF Dnieper Basin Environment Programme

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

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.

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AstapovLawyers successfully advocated for a leading Kazakhstan-based grain supplier

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

AstapovLawyers successfully advocated for a leading Kazakhstan-based grains supplier and succeeded in the appeal in arbitration held under the FOSFA Rules.

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Sabine Söndergaard vid Gärde Wesslau Advokatbyrå utsedd till ny VD för Göteborg & Co

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

Advokaten Sabine Söndergaard vid Gärde Wesslau Advokatbyrås Göteborgskontor har rekryterats som VD för Göteborg & Co.

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Petter Holm of the Stockholm office has contributed to European Food & Feed Law Review, no 3, 2010

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

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.

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Karnell acquires Iris Invest

September 2010. Press Releases by Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå (view listing).

Gernandt & Danielsson has assisted Karnell in the transaction.

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Falck acquires Smart Safety/S Reg

September 2010. Press Releases by Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå (view listing).

G&D advises Falck in the acquisition of S Reg AB

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Carnegie acquires HQ Bank AB and HQ Fonder Sverige AB

September 2010. Press Releases by Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå (view listing).

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.

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Setterwalls has assisted Lobus Mobile AB in an acquisition

September 2010. Press Releases by Setterwalls (view listing).

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.

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Bra Bil in transfer of limited partnership company to Hedin Bil

September 2010. Press Releases by Setterwalls (view listing).

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.

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Legal advisor in the HQ matter

September 2010. Press Releases by Setterwalls (view listing).

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.

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Hengeler Mueller advises Highstreet real estate joint venture in connection with...

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

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.

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bpv GRIGORESCU advises Siemens on the merger of four production facilities

September 2010. Press Releases by bpv GRIGORESCU (view listing).

bpv GRIGORESCU has advised and assisted long standing client Siemens in the reorganization of four production facilities in Romania .

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Asia Ceramics Holdings plc - AIM listing

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

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.

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Eversheds assists in Tissue-transaction

September 2010. Press Releases by Eversheds Advokatbyrå AB (view listing).

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.

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Advisors to Akbank

September 2010. Press Releases by Paksoy (view listing).

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.   

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Paksoy advisors to GE Energy on their successful investment in Artesis

September 2010. Press Releases by Paksoy (view listing).

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.   

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Guantao advised Sichuan Huiji Food on its successful introduction of a PE investor Orchid Asia

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

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.

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