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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

 

Paul Ridge interviewed on The One Show on the guidelines for dealing with squatters

November 2010. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

In Great Britain, 20 000 people are squatting in someone else property. How protected are you against squatters? Do squatters’ rights really exist?

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Investigation into the death of graffiti artist in prison cell

November 2010. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

The inquest into the death of 23 year old graffiti artist Tom Collister in Camp Hill prison will begin on Monday 22 November.

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Bindmans support High Court challenge to the new mental health and public law legal aid contracts

November 2010. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

Legal history was made when two law firms with nine law firms standing behind them are granted a protective costs order even though they have financial interest in the litigation, because they are litigating in the public interest.

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Campaigner launches groundbreaking - Animal rights discrimination case

November 2010. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

Joe Hashman, a professional gardener, published author and lifelong animal rights campaigner has issued proceedings against Orchard Park Garden Centre claiming that it terminated his contract with them because of his belief in the sanctity of life and in particular his opposition to hunting.

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Slave – a question of freedom

November 2010. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

Former Bindmans client Mende Nazer is a human rights activist and author of the worldwide bestseller “Slave”. Her work is mostly based on a former life as a slave in Sudan.

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NKF assists AVK Holding A/S, Denmark,

November 2010. Press Releases by Niederer Kraft & Frey (view listing).

NKF assists AVK Holding A/S, Denmark, as external legal counsel in connection with the acquisition of a Swiss based group of companies

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FIRST DATA PROTECTION ACT FINES ARE ISSUED

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

Lynn Bleakley, director and regulatory specialist at Cartwright King Solicitors said “As a lawyer advising and representing businesses and individuals subject to investigations and prosecutions by regulatory authorities, I see organisations that do not always recognise the sensitivity of the data that they hold and the importance of protecting it, whether it is in relation to clients and employees.

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UK BORDER AGENCY TEST NEW ENTRANTS

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

Rachel Harvey, immigration specialist at Cartwright King Solicitors warns of some potential problems that may arise from the new process.

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Local lawyers rated in Citywealth Leaders List 2010

November 2010. Press Releases by Collas Crill (view listing).

The Citywealth Leaders List is distributed to over 3,000 leading advisors in private wealth management worldwide. Now in its fifth year of publication, the List is compiled through recommendations of global peers, ultra high net worth (UHNW) clients and charitable organisations. Citywealth does not cover the whole private wealth industry but deals only with those considered to be in the 1% of the wealthiest individuals in each country and their advisers and managers.

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New Partnership laws will provide extra choice for promoters and investors

November 2010. Press Releases by Collas Crill (view listing).

The two new partnership laws going before the States of Jersey on 25/05/2010 will be welcomed by Jersey’s Financial Services Industry.

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Crill Canavan advocates recognised in Chambers Europe

November 2010. Press Releases by Collas Crill (view listing).

Advocate Nuno Santos Costa has risen to a band 1 ranking in the Europe guide – a rating which matches the UK rankings released in April. The firm’s record in dispute resolution had already earned it a top ranking with Chambers.

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Crill Canavan restructuring expert accepted as an overseas member of Insolvency Lawyers Association

November 2010. Press Releases by Collas Crill (view listing).

Crill Canavan's Advocate Richard Pirie has recently been accepted as an Overseas Member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association, and is one of only two Jersey lawyers to be members.

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Firm “shines” in dispute resolution

November 2010. Press Releases by Collas Crill (view listing).

The dispute resolution team at Crill Canavan has been rated among the first tier of practices in that field by Legal 500.

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Revolutionary fund structure promises to accelerate growth in Jersey funds sector

November 2010. Press Releases by Collas Crill (view listing).

A revolutionary new fund structure for Jersey has been devised by Jersey-based law firm Crill Canavan and fund administrator Herald Fund Services Limited, and is set to accelerate growth in the island’s fund sector.

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Crill Canavan Appoints Head of IT

November 2010. Press Releases by Collas Crill (view listing).

Crill Canavan is delighted to announce the appointment of Corrado Anderson to the role of Head of IT.

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fwp joins international referral network TerraLex

November 2010. Press Releases by Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners (view listing).

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners (fwp) continue to steadily expand their international activities and have just successfully concluded a partnership of great strategic importance in the area of business development. fwp is now the only Austrian member of TerraLex, a global network of attorneys.

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fwp lawyers show symbiosis of art and law

November 2010. Press Releases by Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners (view listing).

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners (fwp) invited representatives from the world of business and politics as well as clients, employees and friends to their office to enjoy the opening night of the "11/kunstakt" exhibition.

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Dual Advocacy Success for BakerPlatt

November 2010. Press Releases by Baker & Partners (view listing).

Two senior associates from specialist law firm BakerPlatt have been admitted as Advocates of the Royal Court of Jersey. Joanna Woods and William Redgrave have been sworn in as Advocates after successfully completing all the necessary legal examinations at their first sitting.

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Companies in Financial Difficulties – Unfair Preferences

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

A decision of the High Court on 10 November 2010 potentially causes a dilemma for banks in their dealings with customers who are undergoing financial strain.

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TopLegal Awards 2010: Luca R. Perfetti (Chiomenti Studio Legale) Administrative Lawyer of the Year

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

Luca Raffaello Perfetti, partner of Chiomenti Studio Legale, has been named "Administrative lawyer of the year" at the TopLegal Awards 2010.

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TopLegal Awards 2010: Chiomenti Studio Legale Capital markets Law Firm of the Year

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

Chiomenti has been named "Capital markets law firm of the year" at the TopLegal Awards 2010

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TopLegal Awards 2010: Italian Law Firm of the Year

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

Chiomenti Studio Legale has once again been named "Italian law firm of the year" at the TopLegal Awards 2010, held in Milan on November 22, 2010.

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Aztec Group Appointed to Administer Inflexion’s 2010 Buyout Fund in Guernsey

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

Private equity advisor Inflexion Private Equity LLP has chosen the Aztec Group and Carey Olsen for its ÂŁ375m 2010 Buyout Fund which had its one and only close at the end of last quarter.

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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 GrĂĽne 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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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 (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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