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New Partners and Specialist Partners at B&K

February 2010. Press Releases by Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd (view listing).

Markus Kokko, Samuli Simojoki and Andreas Doepel have been invited as partners at Attorneys at Law Borenius & Kemppinen Ltd. Additionally, Senior Associates Maria Carlsson and Lasse Laak-sonen have been appointed specialist partners at the company.

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Drew acts as legal counsel to Singapore Airlines Limited

February 2010. Press Releases by Drew & Napier LLC (view listing).

Drew acts as legal counsel to Singapore Airlines Limited in Tiger Airways Holidngs Limited’s Initial Public Offering

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Shortlisted for the Chambers Europe Award for Excellence 2010

February 2010. Press Releases by Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå (view listing).

For the third consecutive year, Gernandt & Danielsson has been shortlisted for the Chambers Europe Award for Excellence 2010.

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Hammarskiöld & Co advisor to CapGemini in its acquisition of IBX

February 2010. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co acted as Swedish legal advisors to CapGemini in its acquisition of e-purchasing solution provider IBX. IBX is a recognized pioneer in the field of e-purchasing with headquarters in Stockholm and 240 employees located across Europe and the US.

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Hammarskiöld & Co represents GM Europe AG in the sale of Saab Automobile AB to Spyker Cars

February 2010. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co represents GM Europe AG in the sale of Saab Automobile AB to Spyker Cars announced on January 26, 2010.

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Hamilton biträdde Botnia Exploration Holding AB

February 2010. Press Releases by Hamilton Advokatbyra (view listing).

Hamilton biträdde Botnia Exploration Holding AB i samband med bolagets notering på Aktietorget och företrädesemission. Hamiltons team bestod av Johan Nordenfalk och Lisa Ericsson.

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Hamilton biträder vid miljardbud

February 2010. Press Releases by Hamilton Advokatbyra (view listing).

Hamilton biträder Opcon AB vid dess offentliga uppköpserbjudande till aktieägarna i Tricorona AB. Båda bolagen är noterade på NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Baserat på aktiekursen vid budets offentliggörande uppgår budvärdet till 1 106 miljoner kronor. Vid ett fullföljande av budet bildas Nordens ledande tillväxtbolag inom klimatekonomi och energieffektivisering.

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PLMJ STRENGTHENS FINANCE TEAM

Mariana Villas Boas is the new lawyer in PLMJ’s finance team headed by partner Jorge Brito Pereira.

 

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Wikborg Rein Singapore listing update

February 2010. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

In Singapore, Wikborg Rein has over 12 years of experience and has expanded from a shipping and financing oriented practice to being increasingly recognised for its competence and expertise in a wide range of corporate services. Wikborg Rein has assisted a variety of shipping and offshore related clients in corporate and financial restructurings, fund-raisings and more general M&A activities.

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Wikborg Rein ranked in the "elite" category among Norwegian competition law practices

February 2010. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

The highly recognized Global Competition Review has ranked Wikborg Rein's competition law practice in the "elite" category among Norwegian law firms. The ranking appears in the latest edition of the GCR100, a guide to the world's leading competition law practices.

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New Partners at Wikborg Rein London

February 2010. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Our London office has been established since 1987, but the start of this year has been marked by the recruitment of three 3 well known English solicitors enhancing the firm’s English law practice and providing a weighty dispute resolution service in London for our international marine and offshore clients.

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Browell's staff raise money for Haiti Earthquake Appeal

February 2010. Press Releases by Browell Smith & Co (view listing).

Browell Smith & Co staff took part in a sponsored dress down day on Friday 22nd February and raised £140 that was donated to the Haiti Earthquake Appeal.

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Ogier Enhances Litigation Practise with Key Appointment

February 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier is delighted to announce the appointment of Ray Ng as a senior member of its Litigation team in the British Virgin Islands.

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Nobel Prize Winning’ Institute Lectures with Hassans

February 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans was delighted to host the “Business of Science” lecture that was delivered by Professor Daniel Zajfman, President of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, home of the 2009 Chemistry Nobel Prize.

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Strenghtening our M&A department

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

Wistrand´s M&A department will be expanded with 2 new partners, Magnus Forssman in Stockholm and Mattias Boqvist in Gothenburg and by recruiting Claes Kjellberg from Mannheimer Swartling.

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Eric Homburger has celebrated 90th birthday

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

The origins of the firm Homburger date back to 1957, when founder Professor Eric Homburger established a practice in Zurich. On January 22, 2010, Eric Homburger has celebrated his 90th birthday. On the occasion of his birthday, Homburger's former senior partner Peter Widmer and managing partner Heinz Schärer honor Eric Homburger and his outstanding lawyer career.

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Mourant strengthens Litigation practice with partner promotions

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

Mourant du Feu & Jeune, one of the leading offshore law firms, has further strengthened its Litigation practice with the promotion of three senior associates to partner.

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Delphi and DLA Nordic lead counsels in sale of Soft Capital Investment AB to Bonnier

February 2010. Press Releases by Delphi (view listing).

Ledstiernan, Ekstranda and the other owners of Soft Capital Investment AB have agreed to sell their shares in the company to Bonnier Gaming AB. The transaction will be completed as soon as a number of conditions for the deal are met, and is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2010. Soft Capital Investment AB is the owner of Soft Capital Holding Ltd in Malta, whose subsidiaries operate bingo and other games on the Internet. The Soft Capital Group shall on certain chosen markets in Europe offer niche sites focusing on bingo and other games in a modern, entertaining and innovative manner.

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Elisabeth Legnerfält is ranked as “leading” among Swedish lawyers within Life Sciene: regulator

February 2010. Press Releases by Delphi (view listing).

The international research institute PLC Which Lawyer ranks senior associate Elisabeth Legnerfält in the top within the area Life Science: regulatory.

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Cheddi Liljeström is ranked among the world's leading aviation lawyers

February 2010. Press Releases by Delphi (view listing).

Partner Cheddi Liljeström appears in the Guide to the World's Leading Aviation Lawyers for his work in aviation law, mainly in the aircraft financing and travel industry. The guide, published by Expert Guides, Legal Media Group, recommends the world's most pre-eminent aviation law practitioners based on nominations by in-house counsel and peers.

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Shah Qureshi is Lawyer of the Month for the Black Lawyers Directory

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

Bindmans' Head of Employment Shah Qureshi was interviewed by the Black Lawyers Directory (BLD) and features as BLD’s Lawyer of the month for February. The Directory was launched in 2006 to highlight, promote and champion diversity within the legal profession in England, Wales and internationally.

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Katie Wheatley is featured as the Gazette's 'Lawyer in the News'

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

Bindmans Partner Katie Wheatley, is acting for Frances Inglis, the mother who was convicted to serve a minimum of nine years after having administered a fatal dose of heroin to her severely disabled son, ‘to release him from a living death’.

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Mrs Inglis’ Solicitor confirms that there will be appeals against both conviction and sentence

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

Following the news yesterday that Frances Inglis has been given a life sentence, her solicitor Katie Wheatley from London law firm Bindmans LLP commented today:

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Frances Inglis Murder Trial – Statement on Old Bailey Outcome

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

Frances Inglis is a mother who gave her catastrophically brain-damaged 22-year-old son Tom a fatal overdose to put an end to the living death he was suffering.

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Samantha Orobator Victim of Injustice to be Freed Soon

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

The High Court set a tariff sentence for Samantha Orobator which should see her set free in a matter of weeks. A court in Laos had sentenced Ms Orobator to life imprisonment for drug trafficking, and she was repatriated to Britain earlier this year. In a judgment handed down today, Lord Justice Dyson and Mr Justice Tugendhat accepted Ms Orobator’s claim that threats and coercion had led her to carry a quantity of heroin to Wattay airport in Laos on 5th August 2008. Taking account of a number of other mitigating factors, they set a term of 18 months, equivalent to the amount of time she has already spent in custody.

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New Partners Announced for 2009

February 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans International Law Firm is delighted to announce that Senior Associate’s Nyreen Llamas and Colleene Wink (nee Almeida) have accepted invitations to join the firm’s partnership with effect from the 1st July.

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Fund Industry Award for Hassans

February 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans International Law Firm has been named “Best Gibraltar Law Firm” at the Fund Domicile Awards that took place at the Chesterfield Hotel in London on the 14th January 2010. This award is recognition of the prominence the firm plays in the fund industry in Gibraltar. The event, hosted by FundDomicile.com was well attended and followed a full days’ conference on the issues pertinent to the offshore fund industry.

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Hassans Treble Called to the Gibraltar Bar

February 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans is delighted to announce that three associates, Lizanne Noguera, Grahame Jackson and Joelle Hernandez were called to the Gibraltar Bar/ Admitted to the Role of Solicitors last week

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PLMJ PROMOTES 8 NEW SENIOR ASSOCIATES

The law firm PLMJ has just promoted 8 of its lawyers to the position of senior associate in recognition of their respective experience and growing level of specialisation.

 

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Hengeler Mueller advises on successful LHS squeeze-out

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

E/LHS Acquisition GmbH, a subsidiary of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, has completed the squeeze-out of minority shareholders of LHS Aktiengesellschaft.

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Swiss Prime Site closes CHF 300 Million 1.875% Convertible Bond Issue

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

Swiss Prime Site AG (the "Issuer") successfully raised financing through a placement of CHF 300 Million 1.875% Convertible Bonds (the "Bonds"), convertible into shares of the Issuer. The Bonds were priced with a coupon of 1.875% and a conversion premium of 22.5% to the volume weighted average price on the day of launch. Credit Suisse and UBS Investment Bank acted as joint bookrunners in this transaction (the "Joint Bookrunners"). The Joint Bookrunners have exercised their overallotment option in full, increasing the total issue size of the Bonds to CHF 300 Million.

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Ogier advises on INEOS EUR 785m high yield bond

February 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier has advised INEOS, Britain’s largest privately-owned company (approx. GBP 9bn), in relation to the successful restructuring of one of its debt facilities. Ogier also provides corporate services to various INEOS group entities.

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Ogier advises CPA Global on investment from ICG

February 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier has advised large Jersey business CPA Global on the disposal by its shareholders of a significant minority stake to Intermediate Capital Group (“ICG”) and their funds under management who will be investing in CPA Global alongside its management team.

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Ogier acts on £1.5bn debt restructuring of Four Seasons Healthcare Group

February 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier, one of the leading providers of offshore legal and fiduciary services, has acted as Jersey and Guernsey counsel to Four Seasons Healthcare in relation to the successful restructuring of its £1.5 billion debt facilities. Ogier also provides associated professional director and fiduciary services to the group.

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Ogier acts on US$300 million joint venture between Nobel Oil and China Investment Corporation

February 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier has acted as BVI counsel to Nobel Oil, a Russian oil and gas company, on its joint venture with China Investment Corporation. This joint venture is understood to be the first Russian-Chinese joint venture in the Russian oil and gas industry.

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Ogier named 'Best Law Firm, 2009' for BVI and Guernsey

February 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier continues to earn accolades for its legal services having just picked up two more awards. This time, the Ogier BVI and Guernsey offices have been voted as the best law firms in their jurisdictions at the Fund Domiciles.com, Service Provider Awards. This is the first time either of these offices has been singled out as the leading firms in their respective jurisdictions and is recognition of the prominent position we have established in both the BVI and Guernsey legal markets. We now have considerable strength in depth in both these offices and it is a testament to the quality of the teams we have in place there that has earned us these latest endorsements.

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Ogier appoints eight new Partners

February 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier, one of the leading providers of offshore legal, trust and administration services, has appointed eight new partners across its network of offices.

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Three new partners and shareholders in Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC

February 2010. Press Releases by Andreas Neocleous & Co (view listing).

We are pleased to announce the election of three new partners and shareholders in Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC with effect from 1 January 2010

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Ogier to offer Guernsey and Jersey legal and fiduciary services in Asia

February 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier, one of the leading offshore legal and fiduciary firms, has announced plans to offer Guernsey and Jersey services in Asia. In May, Guernsey and Jersey lawyers will be relocating to the firm’s Hong Kong office, where the firm has an established BVI and Cayman legal practice. This latest move comes in response to increased client demand for Channel Islands legal and fiduciary services in the Asian time zone. This is yet another first for Ogier as it will be the first time that Guernsey and Jersey lawyers will operate in this region.

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Hassans ‘treble’ called to the Gibraltar Bar

February 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans is delighted to announce that three associates (pictured from left to right, Lizanne Noguera, Grahame Jackson and Joelle Hernandez) were called to the Gibraltar Bar/ Admitted to the Role of Solicitors last week.

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Mourant and Ozannes to merge creating offshore law firm leader

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

Mourant du Feu & Jeune and Ozannes, two of the leading law firms in the Channel Islands, have announced their intention to merge.

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Hengeler Mueller advises AudioNova on proposed acquisition of GEERS Group

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

AudioNova International - the hearing aid retail subsidiary of the Dutch investment company HAL Investments - and shareholders of GEERS Hörakustik have reached an agreement in principle on the acquisition by AudioNova of a 75% stake in GEERS, the Dortmund-based hearing aid retailer.

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Sarrau Thomas Couderc a conseillé Air Liquide dans le cadre de l’acquisition de DinnoSanté

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

Paris, le 3 février 2010. Le cabinet Sarrau Thomas Couderc a conseillé Air Liquide, 1er acteur européen des soins à domicile, dans le cadre de l’acquisition de la société DinnoSanté entreprise spécialisée dans les prestations médico-techniques pour le diabète.

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Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen Assists Ford in a New Complex Transaction

February 2010. Press Releases by Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (view listing).

Bucharest, January 21st - Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP) provided assistance to Ford with respect to the negotiation and conclusion of the guarantee agreement and of the movable and immovable security agreements for the purpose of securing a EUR 320 million guarantee from the Romanian state.

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A first on the Romanian insolvency market

February 2010. Press Releases by Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (view listing).

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen lays the foundation for a permanent collaboration with Casa de Insolventa Transilvania

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New Partners at AFR Advocates

February 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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Allocate Software plc. acquires Time Care AB

February 2010. Press Releases by Gärde Wesslau Advokatbyrå (view listing).

Gärde Wesslau did represent Allocate Software plc. when it entered the Nordic market through acquisition of Time Care AB.

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Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen: Twenty Years of Achievement

February 2010. Press Releases by Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (view listing).

During its twenty years of existence, the firm’s consolidated revenues increased from 100,000 USD in 1990 to 16,000,000 EUR in 2009

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Hengeler Mueller advises Eurohypo on restructuring of securitised real estate loan

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

Eurohypo has restructured the real estate loan securitised through Opera German No. 2. The loan is secured on four German shopping centre. One of the first restructurings of a large European CMBS transaction has thus been successfully concluded.

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New Guernsey fund confirms trend for green energy

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

Earth Capital Partners has launched a new €750m environmental fund primarily investing in renewable energy projects such as solar and biomass-to-energy initiatives in key European countries.

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