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Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii scoops Chambers & Partners’ most prestigious European award of excellence - "Law Firm of the Year"
Stamford Law advised BioTime, Inc. ("BioTime"), a California biotechnology corporation listed on the NYSE Amex, in its proposed acquisition of the outstanding shares and debt instruments of ES Cell International Pte Ltd ("ESI"), which will be satisfied by the allotment and issuance of shares and warrants in BioTime to the vendors.
On 12 May 2010, the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) announced its decision in G3/08, thereby providing guidance on how the EPO should assess claims relating to computer implemented inventions (CIIs).
In January 2010 Vilau & Mitel has received the distinction of “Best Law Firm in Romania for Dispute Resolution legal work 2009” at the Corporate INTL Legal Awards 2009, as a recognition of the excellent legal services provided by our team in the litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution field
Hengeler Mueller has advised MSREF VI funds managed by Morgan Stanley on the sale of a majority stake in Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin to National Pension Service of Korea.
On 12 May 2010, SAP AG, the world's leading provider of business software, and Sybase, Inc., an industry leader in delivering enterprise and mobile software based in California/USA, announced that SAP's subsidiary, SAP America Inc., has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Sybase.
Hengeler Mueller advises Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) on the implementation of the DESERTEC Concept - Cooperation with Amereller Legal Consultants. Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) is a unique industriy initiative which was launched in 2009 with a view to analyzing and establishing the economic, technical and regulatory framework for a reliable, sustainable and climate-friendly energy supply from the deserts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to areas of local demand as well as to the European interconnected grid, including the development and integration of local industries.
Hengeler Mueller is advising IRE Beteiligungs GmbH, a Whirlpool Group company and shareholder of Alno AG, within the scope of the "ALNO 2013" project aimed at strenghtening Alno AG's group equity.
Continental Bakeries B.V. - a portfolio company of the Dutch investment company NPM Captial and a European-wide producer of fine baker products - has acquired the Grabower Group from the current family owners.
AstapovLawyers' Banking & Finance department together with Dragon Capital's team of financial advisors keep working on loan restructuring on behalf of Rodovid Bank.
On April 28, 2010 Mr. Oleh Malskyy was recommended in the field of Antitrust law by Best Lawyers a well known US based independent list of attorneys.
'I have to admit that this was the most complex arbitration matter ever heard by ourselves' - admitted the Chairman of the Arbitration Tribunal at the final stage of the arbitration matter referred to International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The dispute referred to arbitration emerged due to restrictive export policy employed by Ukraine in 2006-2007 when the introduced export quota and licensing regime had disrupted the performance of many bargains on the grains market and in particular led to the mentioned dispute between one of the biggest European Swiss-based grain&oils traders and one of the leading grain export companies of Ukraine.
AstapovLawyers International Law Group is pleased to announce that Mr. Oleksiy Zorin joins International Litigation Department as a new Associate.
On May 6, 2010 AstapovLawyers and SG Global Advice have signed a strategic partnership agreement with a perspective of further integration.
"DTB project finance team advised US investment fund WP Carey in the sale and lease-back transaction to leading Croatian company Agrokor. It was the biggest regional transaction in the area of logistic centres and a firm sign of recovery in the real estate industry.
"DTB three-man team closed a transaction for its long-standing client Globe Trade Center (GTC), one of leading real-estate developers in Europe. GTC has borrowed an amount of EUR 44 million from European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Stamford Law acted for lenders in a US$145 million syndicated term loan facility granted to Asianindo Holdings Pte Ltd ("Asianindo") , a subsidiary of Genting Plantation Bhd, which is listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genting Berhad.
AVELLUM PARTNERS ADVISES MHP S.A. ON ITS EXCHANGE OFFER OF USD 250 MILLION 10.25% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2011 FOR NEW DOLLAR-DENOMINATED SENIOR NOTES DUE 2015
After receiving the award both in 2007 and in 2008, Chiomenti has again been selected as "Italian Law Firm of the Year" at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2010.
In the context of the control of Vedici group.
ROWAN LEGAL, law firm, took part in 12th Q-2010 International Scientific Conference taking place on 29-30 April 2010 in Holiday Inn of Žilina, Slovak Republic, on “Preparing, Constructing and Financing Road and Highway Network”. Organised by the University of Žilina, the event was held under the auspices of the Slovak Minister of Transport, Post, and Telecommunications, Ľubomír Vážny, the Slovak Minister of Education, Ján Mikolaj, and the rector of the University of Žilina.
Based on an assignment by the American Chamber of Commerce, a team from “Penkov, Markov & Partners” - Attorneys at Law under the leadership of the Managing partner Vladimir Penkov prepared a draft act amending the Commercial Register Act.
"Working group on payments for catastrophic injuries"
On May 5, 2010, Petroplus Holdings AG, Europe's leading independent refiner and wholesaler of petroleum products, successfully raised approx. CHF 151 mil-lion by issuing 8,650,000 new shares placed in an accelerated bookbuilding. The new shares had been underwritten by a syndicate of banks which was led by Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Book-runners and comprised BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, Société Générale, No-mura International, ING and UBS Investment Bank acting as Co-Bookrunners.
Penningtons Solicitors LLP is delighted to announce that it is teaming up with Surrey Sports Park to sponsor its ‘Summer of Sport', an exciting programme of events running up to the end of September 2010.
Lesley Lintott, who heads Penningtons' private client team, has been honoured in the 2010 Citywealth Awards, which took place at London's Landmark Hotel on 13 May and were attended by over 300 guests from the private wealth management industry.
Penningtons Solicitors LLP is pleased to announce that Nicole Curtis, a barrister specialising in professional regulation, has been appointed a partner.
Penningtons Solicitors LLP is delighted to be sponsoring the Winchester Fine Food and Wine Show for the third year running.
Stamford Law advised Catalist-listed Sim Siang Choon Ltd ("Sim Siang Choon") in its S$11.9 million acquisition of a 47.9 per cent shareholding interest in India-listed Interlink Petroleum Limited ("Interlink") from two Interlink shareholders ("Vendors").
Stamford Law is advising Ezra Holdings Limited ("Ezra Holdings"), a Mainboard-listed marine services provider in a US$100 million three-year unsecured guaranteed financing, comprising an issue of fixed rate guaranteed notes and a guaranteed transferable term loan facility, which will be guaranteed unconditionally by Asian Drilling Services and Emas Offshore (M) Sdn Bhd ("Emas Offshore").
The recently published "IAM Life Sciences 250 – The World’s Leading Life Sciences Patent Litigators 2010" has ranked Christophe Ronse, partner in the Intellectual Property and Litigation departments and head of ALTIUS' Life Science team, as the leading pharma patent litigator in Belgium. The magazine describes Christophe Ronse as “detailed and thorough”, “a standout performer” and “a technical thinker who constructs smartly planned arguments”. The full ranking can be viewed on IAM’s website.
Gunnar Hjertquist has been elected Chairman.
Restructuring work carried out by Carey Olsen’s corporate team in Jersey has revived the fortunes of Close Global Funds, Close Brothers' flagship offshore investment vehicle, lifting the suspension of trading of the main fund on the CISX.
Hammarskiöld & Co represents GM Europe AG in the sale of Saab Automobile AB to Spyker Cars announced on January 26, 2010.
Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå has been named as the exclusive Swedish winner of The International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Award 2010.
Gernandt & Danielsson advises Providence Education International AB in connection with a public cash offer.
Hamilton is recommended in the field of public procurement according to the latest ranking from Practical Law Company (PLC Which Lawyer 2010). Fredrik Linder is ranked in the highest category “Leading” in the individual ranking in the field of public procurement. Practical Law Company ranks on a yearly basis firms and individual lawyers in over 100 countries. The ranking is based upon inter alia contacts with clients and lawyers.
Partner Johan Nordenfalk, Hamilton in Stockholm, assisted the Board in Rörvik Timber AB, listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm, in connection with the establishment of a prospectus in relation to the company's rights offering of 250 million SEK.
The MetroAuto group, Scandinavia's second biggest retailer of cars, with i.a. the Swedish subsidiaries Svenska Bil i Norden AB and MW Gruppen Stockholm AB, has recently signed agreements for credit facilities with Nordea Bank Finland Plc.
Gävle Energi AB and Korsnäs AB have established a jointly owned company which will invest in a new bioenergy plant in Gävle
The April edition of the architecture and design magazine “Synthesis” showcased our new Limassol office as an example of effective innovation in building design.
Significant legal precedents in the making.
Carey Olsen has recruited four new lawyers as part of its drive to position itself as the Channel Islands law firm of choice across all practice areas.
Once again, Wistrand is ranked in all areas of business law in the Legal 500. The Legal 500 identifies and ranks the leading law firms in business law in over 90 legal systems worldwide.
PP Pension Insurance Association has acquired the real estate of St. Clement 8 of Lund from Gerda AB.
Mourant du Feu & Jeune lawyers Kate Story and Lionel Woodward have been promoted to senior associate with immediate effect.
Mourant du Feu & Jeune has been voted the Best Offshore Legal Firm by readers of Hedgeweek, one of the hedge fund industry’s leading publications.
Two lawyers from law firm Mourant du Feu & Jeune have passed their Jersey advocacy exams. Thomas Morgan, who graduated from the University of Warwick and Nottingham Law School, joined Mourant du Feu & Jeune’s trusts practice in 2006 and now undertakes a wide variety of trusts work including private client trusts, charitable trusts, purpose trusts, and foundations. Thomas passed all six exams in the first sitting and, at just 26, is one of the youngest lawyers ever to have done so.
Voters who were turned away from polling stations last night may bring legal claims for denial of their constitutional and human rights. Claims may overturn election results in constituencies where the majority was very slim.
After hearing evidence over a week, the High Court found that South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust had violated its positive obligation to protect the life of Carole Savage under Article 2 (the right to life) of the ECHR. £10,000 was awarded to Anna Savage for the breach.