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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

 

Guantao advised T-Star Group on its successful introduction of a PE investor Orchid Asia

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

Guantao acted for T-Star Group on its successful introduction of a PE investor Orchid Asia Investment Limited for capital injection of USD 25 million in April 2010.

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Guantao advised on the initiating, establishment and fund-raising of the Aerospace Industry Fund

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

Guantao advised on the initiating, establishment and fund-raising of the Aerospace Industry Fund, the first fund in this industry in China. The fund was founded in January 2010, which has raised funds RMB 3.03 billion and plans to expand to RMB 20 billion.

 

 

 

 

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Guantao advised Sijia Group Company Limited on its listing on the main board of HKSE

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

Guantao advised Sijia Group Company Limited (“Sijia Group”) on its listing on the main board of HKSE (HKSE stock code: 01863) on April 29th of 2010. Sijia Group offered a total of 200,000,000 Shares. The net proceeds of this global offering are about HK$600 million.

 

 

 

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BCCC analyzes every week the Swiss legal questions on the radio

September 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

On a regular weekly program broadcasted on World Radio Switzerland, Stéphanie Fuld explores the Swiss legal landscape in particular the labour, social and immigration practices and gives her recommendations.

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Wistrand företräder Svenskt Näringsliv

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

Wistrand har företrätt Svenskt Näringsliv och dess medlemsorganisationer vid en strukturerad upphandling av säkerhetstjänster.

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Wistrand biträder Staffanstorps kommun i fjärrvärmetransaktion

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

Staffanstorps kommun har överlåtit sin fjärrvärmerörelse till E.O.N. Fjärrvärmeverket har tidigare drivits av E.O.N. som nu också blir ägare till rörelsen. Tillträde sker så snart kommunfullmäktiges beslut om affären vinner laga kraft, vilket beräknas ske den 1 oktober 2010. Köpeskillingen uppgår till 70 MSEK.

 

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Integrites’ partner is a key speaker at 2010 Mall Expo Trade Summit

September 2010. Press Releases by Integrites Group (view listing).

25 August 2010. Kyiv. Mykhailo Parapan, partner of Integrites international law firm will make a presentation on investment protection schemes at Mall Expo-2010 trade summit.

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Integrites joined the national charity project WITH A BOOK IN YOUR HEART

September 2010. Press Releases by Integrites Group (view listing).

International law firm Integrites joined the project «With a book in your heart», organized by a «Gifted children – great future» Charity under the auspices of Ministry of Ukraine for Family, Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Ministry of Culture and Turism of Ukraine and National Association of Ukrainian Writers.

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Ukrainian IPO 2011: pending new billion

September 2010. Press Releases by Integrites Group (view listing).

UKRAINIAN COMPANIES TO BE SHORT-LISTED AMONG THE MOST PROMISING ISSUERS ON THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE

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Cameroonian journalist wins stay on removal 24 hours before flight due

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

Cameroonian journalist and NUJ member Charles Atangana has been released from detention after he was granted bail on 12 August. Mr Atangana was detained on the 25 June and served with removal directions to Cameroon after the UK Border Agency (UKBA) refused to recognise his claim for asylum.

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Met challenged over News of the World phone-tapping scandal

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

Law firm Bindmans LLP will be issuing a Judicial Review on behalf of clients challenging the Metropolitan Police Service's decision not to release information to potential victims of the News of the World phone-tapping scandal.

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Stamford Law’s Director Soh Chun Bin quoted in Business Times on the increase in privitisations

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

Stamford Law Corporation's Director Soh Chun Bin was quoted in Business Times on the increase in privatisations, as valuations begin to ease. According to reports, Chinese companies occupy most of the privatization deals which are in the works. This year, at least 15 firms have sought the privatisation route, out of which 10 have since either been suspended from trading or taken off the local bourse. Most privatizations this year took place mainly because of the current low valuations.

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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: Russian Federation, Belarus and Ukraine.

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SarrauThomasCouderc conseille Comtrade dans le cadre de la cession d’une majorité de son capital

September 2010. Press Releases by Sarrau Thomas Couderc (view listing).

Paris, le 6 septembre 2010. Le cabinet d’avocats d’affaires SarrauThomasCouderc vient de conseiller le grossiste en produits multimédia Comtrade dans le cadre d’une cession de l’ordre de 74% de son capital au groupe irlandais DCC.

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Stamford Law’s Director Soh Chun Bin quoted in Business Times on IPO market in Singapore

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

Stamford Law Corporation's Director Soh Chun Bin was quoted in Business Times on the recovery of the IPO market in the second half of the year 2010.  According to industry players, at least three blockbuster listings are expected by the end of this year. The logistics unit of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), Global Logistic Properties (GLP), is believed to be potentially the biggest IPO in Singapore since the $4 billion Singapore Telecommunications raised in 1993.

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Carey Olsen advises on launch of new Jersey-based expert fund

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

Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen has advised Investment Services UK Limited (ISUL), the London-based fixed income specialist focused on emerging markets, on the establishment of Amrah Global Opportunities Fund Limited.

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SarrauThomasCouderc accompagne MW Brands dans le cadre de sa reprise par Union Frozen Products

September 2010. Press Releases by Sarrau Thomas Couderc (view listing).

Paris, le 1er septembre 2010. Le cabinet d’avocats d’affaires SarrauThomasCouderc vient d’accompagner la maison-mère de Petit Navire, détenue par le fonds Trilantic Capital Partners, dans son rachat par le groupe thaïlandais Union Frozen Products (Thai Union Frozen Products) pour un montant de 680M€.

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Sale of Sulzer's Real Estate Portfolio to Implenia

September 2010. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

Bär & Karrer has advised Sulzer on the sale of its operationally non-essential real estate portfolio and development unit to Implenia.

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31 August 2010 – Sale of Sulzer's Real Estate Portfolio to Implenia

September 2010. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

Bär & Karrer has advised Sulzer on the sale of its operationally non-essential real estate portfolio and development unit to Implenia.

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Hengeler Mueller advises Intel Corporation on the acquisition of the Wireless Solutions Business

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

Intel Corporation is acquiring the Wireless Solutions (WLS) business of Infineon Technologies AG in a cash transaction valued at $ 1.4 billion.

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Hengeler Mueller advises SKion on successful ALTANA Squeeze-out

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

SKion GmbH, an investment company of Susanne Klatten, has completed the squeeze-out of the minority shareholders of ALTANA AG. SKion GmbH thus holds 100% of the shares in ALTANA AG. Based upon the cash compensation of the squeeze-out, ALTANA AG is valued at approx. EUR 2 billion.

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Hengeler Mueller advises on restructuring of Carl Zeiss Vision

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

Carl Zeiss has reached an agreement with lenders on a fundamental restructuring of the € 586 m / USD 389 m financing of the Carl Zeiss Vision Group.

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Hengeler Mueller advises on successful squeeze-out

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

The transfer of the shares held by the minority shareholders of Computerlinks AG to the major shareholder, CSS Computer Security Solutions Erwerbs GmbH, was completed on 20 August 2010. With subsidiaries in 12 European countries, Computerlinks AG is a major value added distributor for leading international manufacturers in the IT industry.

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Hengeler Mueller advises on participation of Perella Weinberg in mfi

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

Perelle Weinberg Real Estate Fund I LP, the European real estate investment arm of financial services firm Perella Weinberg Partners, will acquire a majority stake in mfi management für immobilien AG, a leading developer and operater of large shopping centres in Germany, by way of capital increase. The agreement signed on 14 August 2010 is subject to certain conditions, including the approval of the responsible cartel authority.

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Carey Olsen advises on new infrastructure debt fund’s listing on the LSE

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

Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen has advised a new Jersey fund, GCP Infrastructure Investments Limited, on its listing on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.

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Christoph Niederer is appointed Zurich Head of Tax

August 2010. Press Releases by VISCHER (view listing).

On September 1, 2010, Christoph Niederer, lawyer and certified tax expert will join VISCHER Ltd as partner and Head of the Zurich Tax Practice Group. In addition to advising national and international companies, Christoph also advises individuals and family offices on all aspects of inheritance planning and estate structuring. He represents clients before the tax authorities and in legal proceedings. VISCHER Ltd. offers a wide range of services in this sector, with its tax teams in Basel and Zurich cooperating closely.

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30 August 2010 - Bär & Karrer breaks new ground with the training of its employees

August 2010. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

The Swiss law firm Bär & Karrer AG is significantly expanding the training pro-gram for its employees. In cooperation with the St. Gallen University (HSG), the Bär & Karrer College (BKC) was established. It will start running in Fall 2010. In the training program, associates attend lectures and seminars which aim at a strongly practically oriented in-depth development of existing professional know-ledge. In addition to legal topics the BKC will be offering courses in business ad-ministration, economics and other areas.

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Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii teams up with ICC Paris to host the first events in Romania

August 2010. Press Releases by Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii (view listing).

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii teams up with ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris to organize the first local ICC events to be hosted in Romania. The events focus on discussing the available dispute resolution alternatives to litigation. Various ICC guests, lawyers from Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Dragne & Asociaţii, along with the extraordinary presence of the President of the Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania will be part of the speakers.

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25 August 2010 – Novartis AG completes acquisition of 52% stake in Alcon Inc. for USD 28.3 billion

August 2010. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

On 25 August 2010, Novartis AG has completed the purchase of 52 percent of the shares in Alcon Inc. from Nestlé SA for a consideration of USD 28.3 billion, exercising its call option provided for in the agreement, concluded between Novartis AG and Nestlé in April 2008. With the acquisition of the additional stake, Novartis AG now holds a total of 77 percent of the shares in Alcon Inc. Bär & Karrer acted as Swiss legal adviser to Novartis AG. The team included Rolf Watter, Charlotte Wieser, Urs Kägi and Georg Frey (all M&A/corporate). Allen & Overy New York advised Novartis AG as to US and international competition law.

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Stamford Law advises Kim Eng on ban on sale of structured notes

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

Stamford Law Corporation was mentioned in the Straits Times and the Business Times on the lifting of the ban on sale of structured notes for the six brokerages - CIMB Securities, DMG & Partners Securities, Kim Eng Securities, OCBC Securities, Philip Securities and UOB Kay Hian. The ban was issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in July 2009 after the collapse of Lehman Brothers which led to the loss of investments in structured notes for thousand of retail investors.

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SarrauThomasCouderc conseille Carlyle Group dans le cadre de la reprise de B&B

August 2010. Press Releases by Sarrau Thomas Couderc (view listing).

Paris, le 25 août 2010. SarrauThomasCouderc vient de conseiller Carlyle Group dans sa négociation avec le management du groupe hôtelier B&B, dans le cadre d’un LBO ter. Carlyle Group est actuellement en négociation exclusive avec Eurazéo, Montefiore Investissement et Arts et Biens pour reprendre le groupe B&B. Numéro 3 français de l’hôtellerie économique, B&B a généré un chiffre d’affaires de 177 M€ en 2009. Sa valorisation atteint 485 M€.

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Hong Kong listing is a first for Jersey

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

Lawyers from Carey Olsen have advised West China Cement Limited (WCC) on its successful global offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) which completed on 23 August 2010.

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MAPLES FINANCE EXPANDS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FOR GROWTH IN THE AMERICAS AND EUROPE

August 2010. Press Releases by Maples and Calder (view listing).

Maples Finance has announced two senior level additions to its business development team. Kim Waldman has been appointed as Director of Business Development Americas.

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MAPLES WINS ALB OFFSHORE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR JAPAN

August 2010. Press Releases by Maples and Calder (view listing).

Maples and Calder has been selected by Asian Legal Business ("ALB") as the 2010 Offshore Law Firm of the Year for Japan for the second consecutive year.

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Popovici Niţu & Asociaţii is the leading Transactional Law Firm in Romania

August 2010. Press Releases by Popovici Niţu Stoica & Asociaţii (view listing).

Popovici Niţu & Asociaţii advised the largest number of M&A deals in Romania, according to League Tables for Top M&A Financial Advisers and Top M&A Legal Advisers in Romania released by ISI DealWatch on August 19, 2010.

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Carey Olsen advises Masawara's listing on AIM

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

Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen has advised Masawara plc on its listing on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange.

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Lett Law Firm wins The Danish Lawyers’ Association‘s Innovation prize 2010

August 2010. Press Releases by Lett Law Firm (view listing).

Lett Law Firm won the prize at The Danish Lawyers’ Association annual congress for their project "From corporate branding to personal sales."

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Kluge-lawyers publish book on the Norwegian Marketing and Unfair Competition Act 2009

August 2010. Press Releases by Kluge Advokatfirma DA (view listing).

Tore Lunde, Ingvild Mestad and Terje Lundby Michaelsen of the ICT and IP-department at the law firm of Kluge in Norway published in June 2010 a comprehensive commentary (in Norwegian) on the new Norwegian Marketing and Unfair Competition Act.

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Stamford Law advises Infinio in rights cum warrants issue

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

Stamford Law Corporation is advising SGX Catalist-listed Infinio Group Limited ("Infinio") in its proposed renounceable non-underwritten rights issue of up to 468,338,594 new ordinary shares in the capital of the company at an issue price of S$0.005 per share.

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Stamford Law’s Director Ashok Kumar listed in Who’s Who Legal

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

Stamford Law Corporation is pleased to announce that Director Ashok Kumar has been included in the prestigious Who's Who Legal listing of lawyers under Insolvency & Restructuring practice.

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‘Most influential’ accolade for Guernsey lawyer

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

Davey Le Marquand, a partner at Carey Olsen has been named as one of Private Client Practitioner’s ‘50 Most Influential’.

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Channel Islands law firm sets sail for new sponsorship

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

2010 will see a new sponsor for the prestigious annual inter island yacht race. Carey Olsen, the largest law firm in the Channel Islands, has signed up to sponsor The Carey Olsen Inter Island Yacht Race for three years.

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Carey Olsen seminar attracts the island’s compliance experts

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

A breakfast seminar hosted by Carey Olsen on Tuesday attracted more than 160 professionals in Guernsey.

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New film helps to raise profile of Jersey Hospice Care

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

The vital work carried out by Jersey Hospice Care has been highlighted in a new video about the service.

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Carey Olsen Inter-Island Yacht Race

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

Carey Olsen is delighted to sponsor the inaugural Carey Olsen Inter-Island Yacht Race which this year will start in Guernsey and finish in Jersey. The Inter-Island Race has been a long established event in the Channel Islands sailing calendar and Carey Olsen aims to bring its own style and warmth to the event.

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Fancy island life? Carey Olsen launches a brand new guide to living in Guernsey

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

Carey Olsen has launched an in-depth guide to living and working in Guernsey for private individuals and businesses considering a move to the island.

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Carey Olsen the only offshore firm named in top three by prestigious directory

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

Channel Island’s law firm Carey Olsen has leapt into the top three UK advisers for FTSE AIM 100 listed companies based on the number of clients in the last quarter, according to Hemscott, a leading directory for the finance sector.

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Carey Olsen advises Better Capital on migration to the Official List

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

Carey Olsen advised Jon Moulton’s Better Capital on the Guernsey related aspects of its migration from AIM to the Official List of the London Stock Exchange.

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NEW PARTNERS AT AKD

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

Amsterdam, August 16th, 2010- Law firm AKD has appointed Matthijs Ingen-Housz and Heimon Smits as new partners. Augustus 16th 2010, they will join AKD’s corporate law department in Amsterdam.

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New Partners at AFR Advocates - January 2010

August 2010. Press Releases by AFR Advocates (view listing).

AFR Advocates has appointed two new partners, Advocates Sara Mallett and Simon Geall

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