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Btonnier John Greenfield has presented student Serise Marshall with a new laptop, courtesy of Guernsey Bar members AO Hall, Babb, Collas Day, Carey Olsen and Mourant Ozannes.
Dear Friends, Today we celebrate the first year of establishment of AVELLUM PARTNERS. We would like to share this moment with you and thank you for your support and enthusiasm throughout this year. This was a truly remarkable year of tremendous achievements for our Firm.
Four Carey Olsen lawyers have been recognised in the Guide to the World’s Leading Investment Funds Lawyers, part of the Expert Guides series, for 2010.
Paris, le 8 juillet 2010. SarrauThomasCouderc renforce son département fiscal en accueillant Nathalie Martin- Queulin en qualité de of counsel, avocate spécialisée dans le domaine de la TVA. Nathalie Martin-Queulin accompagne les groupes industriels, commerciaux, bancaires, financiers et d’assurance, nationaux et internationaux, dans la gestion de leurs problématiques de TVA et de taxe sur les salaires (études d’optimisation, suivi des contrôles fiscaux et contentieux, opérations de restructuration…) Son arrivée vient renforcer les équipes du cabinet SarrauThomasCouderc qui compte désormais 70 avocats dont 17 associés et 6 of counsels.
Stamford Law Corporation's shift to the future Ocean Financial Centre was mentioned in an article titled "CBD makeover can pull in more MNCs" in the Straits Times which was published on the 8th of July, 2010.
Stamford Law Corporation's Senior Director Lee Suet Fern was quoted in an article in the Business Times on Associate Professor Mak Yuen Teen's decision to leave the Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting Centre ("CGFRC").
In a short ceremony at the Tower, members of the Gibraltar Branch of the Royal Engineers Association presented a Corps plaque and a signed philatelic cover to Elliott Phillips of ISOLAS. The presentation commemorates a strong link between the Association and the local law firm.
On May 19, 2010 Ms. Tatyana Kuzmenko, AstapovLawyers' Banking & Finance Partner, spoke on International finacing for Russian agro holdings during the 3rd Annual Business Conference 'Financing for agro holdings.
On May 21, 2010 Mr. Oleh Malskyy, AstapovLawyers' M&A Partner, participated in the round table on "Public-Private Partnerships as a push to National Economic Development" at Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
On May 17-19, 2010 Mr. Andrey Astapov and Mr. Oleh Malskyy participated in the 6th Annual Ukrainian Investment Summit in London, UK - the largest investment gathering for Ukraine worldwide organized by Adam Smith Institute (UK).
On May 13, 2010 Managing Partner of AstapovLawyers, Mr. Andrey Astapov, spoke at the First International Practice Conference «ICC International Court of Arbitration: Opportunities for Ukrainian business» organized by Conference House with conjunction with ICC Ukraine in Kyiv regarding practical experience of complex arbitration clauses.
AstapovLawyers is pleased to announce that Ms. Svitlana Kovalska joins the Firm's fast growing Capital Markets & Securities practice as a Senior Associate effective May 24, 2010.
Ukraine and Poland have traditionally been and remain important partners due to their geographical location and historical heritage. Today, Poland is Ukraine's key political and economic partner in Eastern Europe.
Chosen as the 2010 winner of the prestigious Corporate INTL Magazine Global Awards, ROWAN LEGAL has been named the Information Technology Law Firm of the Year in the Czech Republic and Dispute Resolution Adviser of the Year in the Czech Republic.
A well-acclaimed international competitor, ROWAN LEGAL, joins the group of Czech law firms with an exceptionally strong position in the TMT field (Technology, Media, Telecommunications).
ROWAN LEGAL has been recommended by Legal 500 EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) in the categories of: Corporate and M&A; TMT; and Banking, Finance and Capital Markets. In the category of Corporate and Commercial, incl. M&A, the recognition of ROWAN LEGAL additionally applies to the Slovak Republic.
On June 3, 2010 Mr. Oleh Malskyy, M&A Partner of AstapovLawyers, participated in The International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards 2010 (ILASA) which was organized in Paris (France) by Leaders League, a French media group specialised in strategy, finance and law.
On June 2-4, 2010 Mr. Oleh Beketov, AstapovLawyers' Senior Associate and the Head of International Litigation Department, participated at the 4th Annual Russian In-House Counsel Summit organized by Adam Smith Institute in Moscow, Russian Federation.
On June 8, 2010 Mr. Oleh Malskyy, AstapovLawyers' M&A Partner, took part in the round-table on obstacles that hinder the entry of foreign investors into Ukrainian economy which was organized by the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Industrial and Regulatory Policy and Entrepreneurship with support of the Property and Freedom Institute and Commercial Law Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine.
A GAFTA arbitration case between our Client, a UK-based commodity trade company, and a Swiss commodity trader has seen the first tier award of arbitration this April.
On June 9-10, 2010 Mr. Oleh Beketov, AstapovLawyers' Senior Associate and the Head of International Litigation Department, participated at the II International Law Conference on Commercial arbitration in Russia, Sweden and England: new business opportunities organized by Capital Business Events in association with the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), Commerce and Industry Chamber of Russian Federation, The Anglo Russian Law Association (ARLA) and supported by the Chartered Institute of arbitrators. The venue took place in Moscow, Russian Federation.
In one of a range of major disputes between Malaysian palm oils suppliers and Russian buyers and processors emerged in 2007-2008 due to high volatility of market prices AstapovLawyers successfully represented its Russian Client in defending the arbitral award issued by International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of the Russian Federation.
On June 16, 2010, AstapovLawyers celebrates another achievement now as ‘Competition Law Advisory Firm of the Year in Russia'.
On June 10, 2010 AstapovLawyers' Senior Associate Mr. Eugene Blinov traditionally attended the official gathering of international grain community - Annual GAFTA Dinner 2010 held in London, UK.
AstapovLawyers as an official legal sponsor and Kommersant Publishing House as an organizer are pleased to announce that on June 20, 2010 was held the Weekend International Golf Cup 2010 on the territory of Kyiv Golf Club GolfStream.
On June 23-25, 2010 Mr. Andrey Astapov, AstapovLawyers' Managing Partner, and Mr. Oleh Malskyy, AstapovLawyers' M&A Partner, participated in the 5th CIS Local Counsel Forum in Minsk.
On June 30, 2010 AstapovLawyers announced that Mr. Oleh Beketov, Senior Associate and Head of International Litigation Department, was promoted to Counsel, effective July 1, 2010.
On July 1, 2010 Mr. Volodymyr Yakubovskyy has joined AstapovLawyers as a new Senior Associate at M&A, Corporate and Antitrust Department.
Ziarul Financiar rewarded Popovici Niţu & Asociaţii at Lawyer’s Gala for the largest transactions in Healthcare and Energy from 2009.
Hassan's international law firm is playing host to three World Cup private screenings held at the Mons Calpe Suite at the Top of the Rock. The opening game was shown to an enthusiastic crowd of clients and Hassans members, following the quick re-scheduling of the event, when a major power cable failure 2 hours before the event, meant a swift re-think of venue which was subsequently moved to 14 on the Quay.
After a period of turmoil in the financial markets, issuers are once again viewing cash box structures as an attractive financing tool to facilitate share and convertible bond issues. This note sets out the key benefits of using a Jersey cashbox company to structure these transactions.
Carey Olsen has received three awards from Corporate INTL magazine which recognise the firm’s leading market position in the Channel Islands.
Senior Carey Olsen lawyers across the Channel Islands worked through the night to complete one of the biggest retail acquisition deals in recent years.
MAQS Law Firm won on May 21, 2010, a public procurement contract on legal services for Stockholm University.
Recently, the Swedish Patent and Registration Office ruled in favor of Apple Inc. regarding a trademark opposition case. The dispute was related to iPod and Pod, two of Apple’s most well known trademarks.
Stamford Law Corporation is advising RHC Healthcare Private Limited ("RHC") and Fortis Healthcare Limited ("Fortis") in RHC's voluntary general offer to acquire all the issued and paid-up ordinary shares in the capital of Parkway Holdings Limited ("Parkway") not already owned by RHC and its concert parties at S$3.80 in cash for each share.
Carey Olsen lawyers have advised on the establishment and listing of a significant distressed debt fund on the Specialist Fund Market of the London Stock Exchange (SFM) and the Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX).
On 20 October next in Dublin, Hayes solicitors will co-host with UK law firm Short Richardson Forth and Legal Island a practically focussed seminar on the theme of Transfer Regulations and related legal developments. The recession has triggered a substantial escalation in the number of disputes arising connected to the Transfer Regulations. This seminar will focus on the legal issues giving rise to those disputes and possible commercial and legal solutions that may be applied in resolving such disputes
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.
On 3 June 2010 the International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards brought together over 500 lawyers, managing partners, general counsel and leading professionals from the legal field from over 40 countries for one-to-one meetings and to celebrate the best independent performing firms. ALTIUS is proud to annouce that the firm received the Silver Award in the category “Best Benelux Law Firm of the Year”.
Suzy Miller, a business lawyer specialising in real estate, environment and urban development, joined ALTIUS’ Real Estate team on 1 June 2010. Previously, she worked for nearly six years in the real estate practice of international law firm Loyens & Loeff. Following the arrival of Lieven Peeters earlier this year, Suzy’s arrival represents another step in the enlargement and development of ALTIUS’ Real Estate & Regulatory team.
On 21 April 2010, Carmen Verdonck was appopinted as lecturer ("Maître de conférences") by the Executive Committee of the Governing Board of the University of Liège.
William Timmermans and Tim Bruyninckx contributed to the Public Procurement Yearbook 2009-2010. This yearbook contains a number of articles written by leading Belgian procurement law experts. In their contribution, William and Tim propose a number of changes to the general terms and conditions for the performance of procurement contracts entered into with public authorities, as established by Royal Decree of 26 September 1996.
Founded in 1963 by Mr. Patrikios Pavlou, a barrister (Gray’s Inn, UK) from Limassol, the law Firm developed into a partnership, Patrikios Pavlou & Co, in the late 1970s. Through the years, the Firm’s vision, dedication, professional work and experience led to a steady and successful growth and on 1st July 2010, the law firm evolved into a new entity, Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC.
B&K attorney Risto Sipilä has been elected Vice President of the Finnish Bar Association for a term of 2010–2013.
A recent survey conducted by US-based Best Lawyers awarded Jyrki Tähtinen as the Private Equity Lawyer of the Year and Seppo Kemppinen the Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year for Finland. Additionally, Jyrki Tähtinen was listed as one of the leading lawyers in six different categories.
CAP Coalition Against Piracy (CAPIP) is a service network covering 29 different countries and consisting of 23 law firms in the EU, Norway and Switzerland. Borenius & Kemppinen is the Finnish member of the network.
The Singapore High Court has found a former senior executive of a public listed company liable to pay a civil penalty to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (the “MAS”) for contravening the insider trading provisions under the Securities and Futures Act (the “SFA”).
17 May 2010 - Drew & Napier, has been named Singapore Firm of the Year in the inaugural 2010 PLC Which lawyer? Awards conducted by a leading British legal publication, Practical Law Company (PLC).
4 June 2010 - Top Singapore law firm Drew & Napier LLC is once again acclaimed as the leader in dispute resolution, as it clinched the Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year for the sixth consecutive year at the Asian Legal Business (ALB) SE Asia Law Awards 2010.