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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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Carey Olsen presents 13 staff with Long Service Awards

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

This year Carey Olsen is celebrating 13 staff members achieving a combined total of 160 years of service in Guernsey.

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Carey Olsen lawyer qualifies as a commercial dispute mediator

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

Carey Olsen’s chairman John Kelleher has qualified as a commercial dispute mediator and has been admitted as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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Carey Olsen re-awarded with Investors in People accolade

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

Carey Olsen was re-awarded with the Investors in People status at a special ceremony in Jersey on Tuesday 6 July.

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Moojo in hot pursuit to Alderney

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

Moojo has won this year’s Carey Olsen Trophy. The J109, skippered by Roger Martel, was first across the finish line at the Alderney breakwater, and with the fleet starting at staggered intervals based on handicap, first across the line meant first overall for the Guernsey yacht.

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Carey Olsen advises Raven Russia on move to official list

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

Lawyers from Carey Olsen’s corporate team have provided Guernsey legal advice to Raven Russia, a commercial property investment company, on its move from AIM to the London Stock Exchange’s main market recently.

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Carey Olsen advises Bellzone Mining on its AIM listing

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

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

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Carey Olsen retains its position as the leading offshore Channel Island law firm

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

Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen advises more clients listed on AIM (the London Stock Exchange’s alternative investment market) than any other offshore law firm and remains the only offshore firm in the top ten, ranking alongside UK legal advisers to AIM listed companies, according to the latest rankings produced by market analysis firm Hemscott for the quarter ending 9 July 2010.

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Moojo in hot pursuit to Alderney

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

Moojo has won this year’s Carey Olsen Trophy. The J109, skippered by Roger Martel, was first across the finish line at the Alderney breakwater, and with the fleet starting at staggered intervals based on handicap, first across the line meant first overall for the Guernsey yacht.

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Stamford Law advises Kencana on share placement

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

Stamford Law advised Singapore Exchange Mainboard-listed Kencana Agri Limited ("Kencana") in the proposed subscription and  vendor placement of  an aggregate of 229,608,944 ordinary shares by Wilmar International Limited ("Wilmar"), the world's largest palm oil firm, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Newbloom Pte Ltd. Wilmar will purchase a 20 per cent stake in Kencana at S$0.35 per share.

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KKR completes successfully its acquisition of a minority stake in the Wild Group

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

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Ltd. ("KKR") has completed its acquisition of a minority stake in the newly founded Swiss holding company of the Wild Group, with Dr. Hans-Peter Wild still holding the remaining stake. Domiciled in Zug, Switzerland, the new holding company holds interests inter alia in Rudolf Wild GmbH & Co. KG, Eppelheim, Germany, WILD Affiliated Holdings Inc., Erlanger, Kentucky (USA) and the Swiss assets previously owned by Dr. Wild. The Wild Group is one of the world's leading producers of natural ingredients to the food and beverage industry.

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Client Seminar: Konfliktfragen zwischen Ad hoc-Publizität und weiteren Publikationspflichten

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

The upcoming Bär & Karrer breakfast meeting deals with practical aspects of Ad Hoc Publicity and its relationship to other disclosure obligations foreseen in the Listing Rules ("Konfliktfragen zwischen Ad hoc-Publizität und weiteren Publikationspflichten"). It will be held by Urs Brügger and Dieter Dubs on 9th and 15th September 2010, at 8 am, at our offices at Brandschenkestrasse 90, Zurich.

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4th Intensive Seminar Mergers & Acquisitions for Practitioners (21-22 September 2010)

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

Christoph Neeracher, partner at Bär & Karrer, again chairs the 4th Intensive Seminar on Mergers & Acquisitions for Practitioners which will be held on 21-22 September 2010 in Lucerne under the patronage of the University of St. Gallen. Following a well-established concept, the seminar will focus on legal, tax and financial matters regarding M&A. Emphasis will be placed on exemplifications in workgroups, which will be complemented by presentations and panel discussions. The seminar is primarily aimed at CEOs, CFOs and COOs as well as in-house legal advisers, auditors, lawyers and other persons regularly engaged in M&A-transactions.

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Seven Ogier partners named as leading investment fund lawyers

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

Seven Ogier partners from across the firm’s jurisdictions have featured in the latest Expert Guide Series which lists the leading investment fund lawyers across the globe. Peter Cockhill, James Bergstrom, and Colin MacKay (Cayman), William Simpson (Guernsey), Nicholas Plowman (Hong Kong) and Tim Morgan and Richard Thomas (Jersey) were all named in the Guide to the World’s Leading Investment Funds Lawyers, which is part of the Expert Guides series, for 2010.

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Ogier advises EQT V Fund on financing of two substantial acquisitions

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

Ogier has advised the EQT V Fund, an authorised, closed-ended Guernsey investment fund, on two substantial acquisitions in Scandinavia. Ogier advised the fund on the financing of its acquisition of a controlling interest in AcadeMedia AB, Sweden’s largest private education group by way of a public offer. The public offer by the EQT V Fund was accepted by 79.4% of shareholders in AcadeMedia AB. The Stockholm listed business operates 150 schools with 45,000 students across Sweden.

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Ogier Guernsey and Jersey advise on Coller and Lloyds Banking Group JV

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

The culmination of several months’ work by legal teams at both Ogier’s Guernsey and Jersey offices has helped the Coller International Partners V Fund enter into a joint venture with the Lloyds Banking Group. The transaction involves the acquisition of the risk capital in a portfolio of 42 companies which previously formed the Bank of Scotland Integrated Finance portfolio. Ogier has acted as legal adviser in Guernsey and Jersey for the Coller International Partners V Fund, which is a closed-ended, Guernsey investment fund, established in 2007.

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Ogier advise on White Tower Acquisition

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

Ogier has advised global private equity firm The Carlyle Group on its acquisition of a number of buildings in the White Tower portfolio for £671 million.

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Ogier Remains Top Listing Agent for Channel Islands Stock Exchange

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

Ogier Corporate Finance Limited remains the leading sponsor of listings on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX) as at 30th June 2010.

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Stamford Law’s Director Yap Wai Ming quoted in BT and ST on settlement between MBS & IPBA

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

Stamford Law Corporation's Director Yap Wai Ming was quoted in Business Times and Straits Times on the settlement between Marina Bay Sands ("MBS") and Inter-Pacific Bar Association ("IPBA") after four months of legal wrangling. According to MBA and IPBA, the undisclosed terms of settlements were ‘satisfactory'. As part of the settlement, the lawsuits that were previously filed with the Singapore High Court will be discontinued.

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SarrauThomasCouderc est le conseil fiscal de PAI Partners

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

SarrauThomasCouderc est le conseil fiscal de PAI Partners dans le cadre de la négociation exclusive pour l’acquisition des laboratoires Cerba

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SarrauThomasCouderc conseille les actionnaires des Laboratoires Goëmar dans le cadre de leur cessio

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

Paris, le 3 juin 2010. SarrauThomasCouderc vient de conseiller les actionnaires familiaux des Laboratoires Goëmar dans le cadre de la cession de la société et de ses deux filiales, GIC et Agrimar, à BeCapital Private Equity. Jusqu’à présent ces sociétés étaient détenues majoritairement par les actionnaires familiaux, Idia (Crédit Agricole) détenant une participation minoritaire.

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Crédit aux entreprises : une nouvelle association au secours des emprunteurs

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

Paris, le 25 janvier 2010. Le cabinet Sarrau Thomas Couderc annonce le lancement de l’Association Européenne du Crédit.

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SarrauThomasCouderc coopte 5 of counsels

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

Paris, le 1er juin 2010. Faisant face à une croissance significative, le cabinet SarrauThomasCouderc coopte 5 of counsels : Richard Bulenzi, Géraud de Franclieu, Alexis Frasson-Gorret, Anne-Sophie Hébras et Jérôme Talleux. Ces cooptations récompensent l’investissement soutenu de ces avocats auprès de leurs clients, leur compétence managériale et leur expertise reconnue.

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AVELLUM PARTNERS ADVISES DATAGROUP IN CONNECTION WITH USD40 MILLION INVESTMENT FROM HORIZON CAPITAL

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

Kyiv, 13 August 2010 – Avellum Partners acted as legal advisors to Datagroup, the leading telecommunications provider in Ukraine (“Datagroup”), in connection with USD40 million investment from Horizon Capital, a private equity fund. In this transaction, Horizon Capital, one of the leading private equity investors in Ukraine, acquired a minority stake in Datagroup.

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BENEFIT FRAUDSTERS TO BE TRACKED DOWN

August 2010. Press Releases by Cartwright King (view listing).

The government has announced plans to use private credit reference agencies to track down individuals claiming benefits fraudulently.

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Stamford Law’s Director Daniel Lim quoted in MyPaper on cellphones jailbreaking

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

Stamford Law Corporation's Director Daniel Lim was quoted in an article in MyPaper on the legalisation of jailbreaking of cellphones in the United States ("US") which include Apple's iPhone. According to media lawyers, such phone hacks could be legal in Singapore under certain legal provisions.

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KKR completes successfully its acquisition of a minority stake in the Wild Group

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

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Ltd. (“KKR”) has completed its acquisition of a minority stake in the newly founded Swiss holding company of the Wild Group, with Dr. Hans-Peter Wild still holding the remaining stake. Domiciled in Zug, Switzerland, the new holding company holds interests inter alia in Rudolf Wild GmbH & Co. KG, Eppelheim, Germany, WILD Affiliated Holdings Inc., Erlanger, Kentucky (USA) and the Swiss assets previously owned by Dr. Wild.

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KRR completes successfully its acquisition of a minority stake in the Wild Group

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

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Ltd. (“KKR”) has completed its acquisition of a minority stake in the newly founded Swiss holding company of the Wild Group, with Dr. Hans-Peter Wild still holding the remaining stake. Domiciled in Zug, Switzerland, the new holding company holds interests inter alia in Rudolf Wild GmbH & Co. KG, Eppelheim, Germany, WILD Affiliated Holdings Inc., Erlanger, Kentucky (USA) and the Swiss assets previously owned by Dr. Wild. The Wild Group is one of the world's leading producers of natural ingredients to the food and beverage industry.

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Attorneys at law Borenius & Kemppinen Ltd rises to new levels in environmental law

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

Attorneys at law Borenius & Kemppinen Ltd rises to new levels in environmental law as new top talents join the firm

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Proposed acquisition of stake in Sino-Environment by HLM

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

Protection and waste recovery solutions specialist Sino-Environment Technology Group Limited ("Sino-Environment") announced yesterday that its judicial managers have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a consortium of investors.

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Stamford Law advises Galaxy NewSpring in Exit Offer

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

Stamford Law Corporation is advising Galaxy NewSpring Pte Ltd ("Galaxy"), a special purpose vehicle jointly owned by Hyflux Ltd ("Hyflux") and Mitsui & Co., Ltd ("Mitsui") in the delisting of Hyflux Water Trust  ("HWT") from the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited ("SGX-ST") and the exit offer for HWT at S$0.78 per  HWT  unit.

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Global Invacom completes acquisition of issued and paid-up ordinary shares in Radiance Group

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

Stamford Law Corporation has advised UK-based Global Invacom Holdings Limited ("Global Invacom") in the purchase of approximately 52.41 per cent of the total issued shares in the capital of Radiance Group Limited from Thumb (China) Holdings Group Limited (In Liquidation) ("Thumb (China) Holdings") and Hamish Christie, Cosimo Borrelli and Christopher Stride as the joint and several liquidators of Thumb (China) Holdings for a cash consideration of approximately S$10.53 million.

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New law firm in Luxembourg

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

As of March 1, 2010 and following a split is born Linari Law Firm. The firm’s contact details are:

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The firm welcomes Ms Eleni Christodoulou as part of its team

August 2010. Press Releases by Pamboridis LLC (view listing).

The firm welcomes Ms Eleni Christodoulou as part of its team. Ms Christodoulou studied law in Greece and she is a member of Cyprus Bar Association The firm welcomes Ms Eleni Christodoulou as part of its team. Ms Christodoulou studied law in Greece and she is a member of Cyprus Bar Association.

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We welcome a new associate in our firm

August 2010. Press Releases by Pamboridis LLC (view listing).

We welcome a new associate in our firm. Ms Christina Loli studied law in Thessaloniki, Greece and she is a member of the Piraeus and Cyprus Bar Association.

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Ms Tania Malek, has joined the team

August 2010. Press Releases by Pamboridis LLC (view listing).

The firm is happy to announce that a new member, Ms Tania Malek, has joined the team. Ms Tania Malek studied law at the University of Leicester and she has successfully completed the compulsory training year, at Antis Triantafyllides & Sons, Law Firm, for admittance in the Cyprus Bar Association. Ms Tania Malek will be working at our company management department.

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Pamboridis LLC assisted the Athinodorou Group of Companies

August 2010. Press Releases by Pamboridis LLC (view listing).

Pamboridis LLC assisted the Athinodorou Group of Companies acting through one of its subsidiaries, in entering an agreement for the sale of 50% of Skyramont Quarries Limited to a subsidiary of the Iacovou Brothers Group of Companies. The contract was submitted for approval to Cyprus Competition Authority.

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Dr. Reiner Ponschab was elected one of the best German lawyers for arbitration and mediation

August 2010. Press Releases by Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (view listing).

Best Lawyers (www.bestlawyers.com) elects HEUSSEN lawyer Dr. Reiner Ponschab to the “Germany list of best lawyers” for the areas arbitration and mediation.

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HEUSSEN: Sponsor charity concert in Rome for the victims of the earthquake in Onna

August 2010. Press Releases by Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (view listing).

"HEUSSEN Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft and HEUSSEN Italia sponsor charity concert in Rome for the victims of the earthquake in Onna”

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Newion sells Minihouse to Kewill

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

AKD assisted venture capital fund Newion Investments in the successful sale of its interest in Minihouse.

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MAQS SUCCESFULLY REPRESENTED THE COCA-COLA COMPANY AND GIORGIO ARMANI IN NORWAY

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

In a case brought before the District Court in Oslo, Norway, in which Giorgio Armani and The Coca-Cola Company had taken out a summon against a Norwegian retailer, importing large amounts of sunglasses and toys looking confusingly similar to trademarks owned by Giorgio Armani and the Coca-Cola Company, MAQS Law Firm Copenhagen just received a judgement of default.

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The company represented interests of EFKO in a land dispute

August 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Associates of AstapovLawyers won the case for their client EFKO group of companies in a land dispute related to investment in the development of Taman sea port infrastructure.

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The firm proved wrongfulness of the cast iron storage rate increase

August 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Our client, a major Russian steel producer, sought refund of the storage fees paid to the port in connection with the cast iron storage. As it turned out, the port raised storage rates without any valid reason in early 2010.

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Nathalie Martin-Queulin rejoint SarrauThomasCouderc en qualité de of counsel

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

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.

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ISOLAS announces appointment of Elliott Phillips as Partner

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

ISOLAS are delighted to announce the appointment of Elliott Phillips as a partner of the firm with effect from 1st July 2010

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ROWAN LEGAL Joins IT CLUSTER

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

On 1 July 2010, ROWAN LEGAL joined IT CLUSTER – a unincorporated association of Ostrava, Czech Republic.

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Carey Olsen advises Macau on move to main market

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

Carey Olsen has acted as Guernsey lawyers for Macau Property Opportunities Fund Limited, a Guernsey domiciled Asian property investment fund, on its move from AIM to the London Stock Exchange’s main market.

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Thadani v Thadani:

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

Thadani v Thadani - Indemnity costs awarded in Jersey for unreasonable behaviour in English proceedings

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Hengeler Mueller advises Lender in connection with credit extension

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

As announced in its ad hoc notification of 29 Jul 2010 by Conergy AG (Hamburg), Conergy AG and its financing banks have in principle agreed on an extension of its senior facilities.

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Olivier Vrins and team contribute to studies of European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy

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

As members of the legal sub-group of the European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy, ALTIUS lawyers and anti-counterfeiting specialists Olivier Vrins and Virginie Fossoul have recently contributed to two important studies of the Observatory on damages in IPR and on corrective measures in IPR.

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Setterwalls assists Sofidel S.p.A

July 2010. Press Releases by Setterwalls (view listing).

Setterwalls assists Sofidel S.p.A in relation to the Swedish aspects of its acquisition of the UK LPC Group

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