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'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.
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.
The Evening Standard has agreed to clarify claims made about Kumar Murshid in an article by Andrew Gilligan published in 2007 during its coverage of the LDA grants scandal.
Senior Executive and Environmentalist Tim Nicholson claimed he was unfairly dismissed and discriminated against by his employer Grainger Plc because of his ‘philosophical belief about climate change and the environment’.
This morning, the High Court, sitting in Cardiff, handed down judgment in the Badger Trust’s judicial review challenge to the Welsh Assembly Ministers’ decision to press ahead with a mass badger cull in May 2010.
A father in Hague Convention abduction proceedings was not given permission to appeal Mrs Justice Black’s finding that an 8 year old and a 6 year old had reached such an age and level of maturity at which it was appropriate to take account of their views.
London Law firm Bindmans LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Associate Siobhan Kelly to Partner on 1st April 2010, bringing the firm to a total of 15 Partners.
Established in 2005, the ILO Client Choice Awards recognize those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. The criteria for the awards focus on an ability to add real value to clients' business above and beyond the other players in the market. This year's winners were chosen from more than 2,000 individual assessments received from corporate counsel worldwide.
On 5 May 2010, Petroplus Holdings Ltd successfully placed 8,650,000 new shares in the amount of approximately CHF 151 million. The shares had been underwritten by a syndicate of banks, comprising Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse (as Joint Global Co-ordinators and Joint Bookrunners) as well as BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, ING, Nomura International, Société Générale and UBS Investment Bank (Co-Bookrunners).
In Switzerland's first initial public offering (IPO) since May 2008, Orior AG ("Orior" or the "Company") was listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange on 22 April 2010 and on 5 May 2010 the Company was informed that the Over-Allotment Option has been exercised in full. The Company is a broadly anchored Swiss fresh food company and leader in meat processing and the distribution of convenience foods, including vegetarian delicacies.
Cytos Biotechnology Ltd, a public Swiss biotechnology company specializing in the discovery, development and commercialization of Immunodrugs, announced the sale of its platform technology for the identification of monoclonal antibodies to Intercell AG. The technology is based on expression cloning of monoclonal antibodies from human B-cells and enables the identification of anti-infective antibodies to prevent and treat infectious diseases.
Herkules Private Equity Fund III has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Odlo Sports Group AG. Closing of the transaction is expected to take place in June 2010. Odlo was founded in 1946 and is a Swiss based designer, manufacturer and distributor of functional sports clothing. Herkules consists of three funds, with a total capital base of CHF 2,3 billion in committed capital from Norwegian and international investors.
The Legal 500 has udpdated its ratings for 2010. As always the Law Office can be found in the "Dispute Resolution" section.
19 February 2010. Kyiv. Ekateryna Kardash, Head of the International Department at Integrites was elected a Board Member of the Swedish-Ukrainian Business Club (SUBC).
26 January 2010. Kyiv. Integrites international law firm advised Rostselmash, the world’s leading manufacturer of agricultural machinery (the Russian Federation) on matters related to investment activities in the agrarian sector.
April 2010. Kyiv. Mykhailo Parapan, an acknowledged legal expert in Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Investments, Telecommunications and Real Estate has joined Integrites International law firm as a partner.