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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.

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Hengeler Mueller advises German Federal Government on € 440 bn European Financial Stability Facili

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

On 7 June 2019, the Euro Area Member States agreed on the creasion of a Luxembourg special purposes company (European Financial Stability Facility - EFSF) and a framework agreement.

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Stamford Law’s Director Yap Wai Ming quoted in Straits Times on cheating casinos issue

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

Stamford Law Corporation's Director Yap Wai Ming was quoted in an article in the Straits Times on the issue of cheating the casinos after two Africans were charged and accused of defrauding Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) and Marina Bay Sands (MBS) casinos of approximately $210,000.

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Philippine Deal Firm of the Year

June 2010. Press Releases by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (view listing).

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan was adjudged as the Philippine Deal Firm of the Year at the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2010 held at the Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore on June 4, 2010. The award was received by Rafael A. Morales, the Firm's Managing Partner.

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The Enlarged Board clarifies position on computer implemented inventions

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

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).

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Boult Wade Tennant partner Nina White to speak at Intellectual Property Law Summer School 2010

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

Dr Nina White, a partner in Boult Wade Tennant’s Biotechnology and Life Sciences Group, will be speaking at the 10th annual Intellectual Property Law Summer School from 16 to 20 August 2010 at Downing College, Cambridge. Nina will be presenting the patent workshop on “Biotech and Pharmaceutical Developments”.

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Stamford Law wins Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year and SE Asia M&A Deal of the Year

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

Stamford Law wins Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year and SE Asia M&A Deal of the Year for ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2010

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AVELLUM PARTNERS ADVISES AVANGARDCO INVESTMENTS PUBLIC LIMITED

June 2010. Press Releases by Avellum Partners (view listing).

AVELLUM PARTNERS ADVISES ON THE FIRST UKRAINIAN IPO SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS.

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OOSTVOGELS PFISTER FEYTEN EXTENDS LUXEMBOURG TAX PRACTICE

June 2010. Press Releases by OPF Partners (view listing).

Oostvogels Pfister Feyten is pleased to announce further enhancements to its Tax and VAT practice. Specifically, the firm has recently extended the Luxembourg tax practice to encompass a broader scope of both direct income tax compliance and indirect tax advisory & compliance. To follow is a brief outline of these new services.

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Chiomenti is named Italian Law Firm of the year - International Legal Alliance Awards 2010

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

For the third consecutive year Chiomenti has been selected as "Gold Award - Italian Law Firm of the Year" at the International Legal Alliance Awards 2010, held in Paris on June 3, 2010. The firm wins the award for its excellent results over the past year and lasting performance in management and leadership. The jury was composed of General Counsel and Financial executives of multinationals.

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Thommessen lawyer a member of the Government’s newly appointed EEA Committee

June 2010. Press Releases by Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS (view listing).

The Government has now appointed a committee to review Norway’s experiences with the EEA agreement and Norway’s general association with the EU. Advokat Fredrik Bøckman Finstad from Thommessen has been appointed as one of the ten experts to sit on the committee.

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Thommessen in partnership with Alarga

June 2010. Press Releases by Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS (view listing).

Alarga is an advocacy group with the objective of providing opportunities in the private sector for talented young people with foreign-born, non-western parents. This is achieved, among other things, through a scholarship program for students at master degree level. Thommessen will be Alarga’s first partner company within the area of law.

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Article on Emilio Valentino

June 2010. Press Releases by Samuel Seow Law Corporation (view listing).

Valentino Globe BV v Pacific Rim Industries Inc [2010] SGCA 14    -    The luxury fashion brand Valentino Globe B.V. (“Valentino Globe”) failed in their bid to establish that their marks were well known in Singapore and also failed to prevent the registration of the mark “Emilio Valentino & Device” by Pacific Rim Industries Inc. (“ Pacific Rim ”).  Pacific Rim was represented by Samuel Seow Law Corporation (“SSLC”).

 

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BANKING AND FINANCE PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM INTEGRITES WON 2010 LEGAL AWARDS

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

30 June 2010, Kiev. International law firm Integrites won the Best Firm of the Year in Banking and Finance. Integrites Managing Partner Viacheslav Korchev is the best litigation lawyer in Ukraine.

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Bank consortium extends credit facilities to Karl Steiner AG

June 2010. Press Releases by Homburger (view listing).

On April 29, 2010, a bank consortium extended certain credit facilities to Karl Steiner AG (KSAG). By this extension, the banks support the acquisition of a 66% stake in KSAG by Hindustan Construction Company Ltd (HCC), a leading Indian business group with an established presence in Construction, Infrastruc-ture Development and Urban Development & Management.

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SarrauThomasCouderc conseille les actionnaires des Laboratoires Goëmar

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

SarrauThomasCouderc conseille les actionnaires des Laboratoires Goëmar dans le cadre de leur cession à BeCapital

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Stamford Law wins “Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year in Singapore 2010” award

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

Stamford Law Corporation is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the "Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year in Singapore 2010" by Corporate INTL Magazine Global Awards 2010. Corporate INTL is a leading UK monthly magazine for business leaders and professional advisers. The followings are some of the deals that have won us the award.

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Mourant Ozannes merger creates one of the world’s largest offshore law firms

June 2010. Press Releases by Mourant Ozannes (view listing).

Mourant and Ozannes, two of the leading offshore law firms, have merged to create Mourant Ozannes.

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INTEGRITES HAS SUCCESSFULLY PROTECTED THE INTERESTS OF EGIS CORPORATION

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

INTEGRITES HAS SUCCESSFULLY PROTECTED THE INTERESTS OF EGIS CORPORATION IN PROCEEDINGS AGAINST MEDFARMSERVIS LTD

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Stamford Law advises Derma Rx in sale to Kaya Ltd

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

Stamford Law advised Singapore-based Derma Rx Asia Pacific Pte Ltd in the acquisition by Kaya Ltd, the skincare solutions unit of Indian personal care products maker, Marico Ltd. Kaya currently operates in India and the Middle-East.

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AFR Advocates - new lawyer joins Commercial team.

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

AFR Advocates has been joined by barrister, Elizabeth Robinson.

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AstapovLawyers has successfully represented the Nemiroff Ukrainian Vodka Company

AstapovLawyers gains Nemiroff brand victory before the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine

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ENGLISH LEGAL STANDARDS ARE COMING TO UKRAINE

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

English quality standards arrived to Ukraine: Integrites International Law Firm is seeking registration with the Law Society of England and Wales.

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Expanded Tax Competence of WENGER PLATTNER

May 2010. Press Releases by Wenger Plattner (view listing).

With the arrival of Alain Lachappelle as a new partner in November 2009, the tax competence of WENGER PLATTNER has experienced a significant boost.

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26 INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRMS IN BRUSSELS RUN TOGETHER TO SUPPORT SIMON & ODIL

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

Brussels - May 27, 2010 -- On May 30, lawyers and staff from international law firms in Brussels will again participate, as a single team, in the annual 20 km run through Brussels to raise money for a good cause.

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Law Firm of the Year

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

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii scoops Chambers & Partners’ most prestigious European award of excellence - "Law Firm of the Year"

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Stamford Law advises BioTime in acquisition of issued share capital

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

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.

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The Enlarged Board clarifies position on computer implemented inventions

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

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).

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Best Law Firm in Romania for Dispute Resolution legal work 2009

May 2010. Press Releases by Vilau & Mitel SCA (view listing).

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

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Hengeler Mueller advises MSREF on sale of Sony Center

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

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.

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Hengeler Mueller advises financing banks on Sybase takeover by SAP

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

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.

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Hengeler Mueller advises Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) on the implementation of...

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

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.

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Hengeler Mueller advises IRE Beteiligungs GmbH within the scope of "ALNO 2013"

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

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.

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Hengeler Mueller advises Continental Bakeries on acquisition of Grabower Group

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

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.

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AstapovLawyers advises Rodovid Bank

AstapovLawyers' Banking & Finance department together with Dragon Capital's team of financial advisors keep working on loan restructuring on behalf of Rodovid Bank.

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Mr. Oleh Malskyy is recommended by Best Lawyers

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.

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AstapovLawyers gains another major success in the complex matter heard at ICAC at the UCC

'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.

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Mr. Oleksiy Zorin has joined AstapovLawyers’ Kyiv office

AstapovLawyers International Law Group is pleased to announce that Mr. Oleksiy Zorin joins International Litigation Department as a new Associate.

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AstapovLawyers’ quality now delivered in Kazakhstan

On May 6, 2010 AstapovLawyers and SG Global Advice have signed a strategic partnership agreement with a perspective of further integration.

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DTB project finance team advised US investment fund WP Carey

May 2010. Press Releases by Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic (view listing).

"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.

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DTB three-man team closed a transaction for its long-standing client Globe Trade Center (GTC)

May 2010. Press Releases by Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic (view listing).

"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).

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Stamford Law advises OCBC and DBS in the financing of oil palm plantations in Indonesia

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

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.

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AVELLUM PARTNERS ADVISES MHP S.A.

May 2010. Press Releases by Avellum Partners (view listing).

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

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Chiomenti is named Italian Law Firm of the year - Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2010

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

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.

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SarrauThomasCouderc advised 3i and NI Partners

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

In the context of the control of Vedici group.

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ROWAN LEGAL at Q-2010 International Scientific Conference

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

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.

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Draft Act prepared by “Penkov, Markov & Partne

May 2010. Press Releases by Penkov, Markov & Partners (view listing).

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.

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Ciaran O'Rorke Partner, Hayes solicitors appointed by President of the High Court to:

May 2010. Press Releases by Hayes Solicitors (view listing).

 "Working group on payments for catastrophic injuries"

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Petroplus raises CHF 151 million

May 2010. Press Releases by Homburger (view listing).

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.

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Penningtons sponsors Surrey Sports Park's ‘Summer of Sport’

May 2010. Press Releases by Penningtons Solicitors LLP (view listing).

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.

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Lesley Lintott wins prestigious Citywealth Award

May 2010. Press Releases by Penningtons Solicitors LLP (view listing).

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.

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Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • Recent Issues of Data Protection Regulation in Korea

    The Personal Information Protection Act ("PIPA") was enacted as a general law of personal information in March 2011 to fulfill the need for presiding rules to govern personal information protection. In fact, there have already been a number of special laws governing personal information protection in various special areas and cases, such as The Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization Information Protection ("Network Act") governing information and communications services, and the Use and Protection of Credit Information Act ("Credit Information Act") governing personal credit information. Special laws prevail over the general law, when in conflict with individual articles of the general law.
  • Work Permits for Foreign Shareholders and Managers in Turkey

    Since last 10 years the financial developments and the promising financial and technological progresses notably in energy, tourism and infrastructure sectors have attracted the foreign investors' interest. Since the number of foreign investments has been increasing within these developments, the question, if a company may have foreign shareholders and foreign board members has come to the fore. This was actually the result of the frequent change in laws as part of adaptation progress to E.U legislation. 
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  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN DEFENSE INDUSTRY: BEYOND THE INTANGIBILITY IN TURKEY

    The intellectual property rights (IP) are conceptually is linked to both intellectual and industrial rights in Turkish legislation. Intellectual property rights are almost related to the intellectual and artistic works, linked rights (neighboring rights), computer programs and databases and protected with royalty, while industrial rights contain patents, utility models, trademarks, industrial designs, topographies of integrated circuits (chips), geographical indications, plant varieties, other names and signs, trade secrets (know-how, undisclosed information) and they are protected with industrial and exclusive rights.
  • An Overview of FIDIC Rules

    FIDIC, (Federation Internationale Des Ingenieurs Conseils), International Federation of Consulting Engineers aims to find a resolution in construction sector. There are five different FIDIC contracts in different colors that regulates different and separate obligations and rights. Today FIDIC is applied to 30 % of international construction project contracts. In Turkey, FIDIC mostly was preferred in high volume construction projects such as Marmaray Bosphorus Project, Baku Ceyhan Pipeline Construction Project, Ankara- Istanbul Highway Construction. 
  • Delivery of Leviathan Gas through Turkey

    Israel's offshore Tamar and Leviathan gas fields in Eastern Mediterranean Sea have a significant discovery in order to meet Europe's rising gas and energy need.
  • Present and Future of Renewable Energy Resources Support Mechanism in Turkey: “YEKDEM”

    Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority ("EMRA") has announced on 1st October 2014 that the electricity manufacturing license holders producing electricity from renewable resources are required to submit their applications for Renewable Energy Resources Support Mechanism ("YEKDEM") for the year 2015 until 31th October 2014, in order to benefit from the facilities regulated by the related legislation.
  • Re-employment of Employees & Constructive Dismissal Claims

    This update reports recent developments on employment law and practice in Singapore.
  • Comprehensive Measures to Protect Personal Data in the Financial Sector

    The following is a summary of the press releases made by the Financial Services Commission on 10 March 2014. These are action items and policies that the FSC and relevant ministries are seeking to implement. The following measures have developed from a series of measures previously announced since the data leakage from the three credit card companies were revealed last January.
  • Essilor’s Proposed Combination with an Optical Lens Maker in Korea is Blocked

    In its press release on March 17, 2014, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (the "KFTC") blocked the proposed acquisition of 50% shares by Essilor Amera Investment Pte. Ltd. (a subsidiary of Essilor International S.A., the largest optical lens maker in the world) in Daemyung Optical Co., Ltd. (the second largest optical lens maker in Korea) citing inter alia the likely lessening effect on price competition and the probable future abuses of the enhanced market power. On top of the expressed competitive concerns, the KFTC observed that allowing foreign firms to acquire local firms and turn them into their local sub-contractors worsens the competitive market structure of the domestic optical lens industry.