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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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Austrian Law Firm of the Year 2009 DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS awarded by IFLR

June 2009. Press Releases by Dorda Brugger Jordis (view listing).

DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS is delighted to announce that it has been named 'Austrian Law Firm of the Year' by International Financial Law Review (IFLR). The firm received this prestigious award at the IFLR Europe Awards in London on March 18, 2009.

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Associate University Professor Alexander Schopper Joins DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS

June 2009. Press Releases by Dorda Brugger Jordis (view listing).

Associate University Professor Alexander Schopper has been appointed Of Counsel at DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS, a leading business law firm in Austria. Since May 2009, he strengthens the firm's corporate finance and restructuring team headed by Andreas Zahradnik.

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Foyen in major Gothenburg expansion

June 2009. Press Releases by Foyen Advokatfirma AB (view listing).

Foyen Advokatfirma has secured a major boost of its presence in Gothenburg, in order to provide its clients with even more competitive commercial law advice.

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Carey Olsen extends takeover expertise with European Capital Scheme of Arrangement

June 2009. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen in Guernsey and Linklaters LLP in London have successfully completed a scheme of arrangement under the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (as amended) (the ‘Law’) in respect of European Capital Limited (‘ECAS’) a Guernsey incorporated authorised closed-ended investment company.

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Carey Olsen moves into top ten

June 2009. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has been placed in the top ten law firms in the latest Hemscott rankings for law firms advising AIM stock market clients. The firm, with offices in Guernsey, Jersey and London, is ranked ninth overall with 37 listed clients.

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B&K in ITR tax transactions survey

June 2009. Press Releases by Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd (view listing).

Tax executives from multinational companies, tax officials and advisors voted in the second International Tax Review online poll for their top 3 tax transactional firms in 47 jurisdictions. In 31 countries, that's nearly three quarters of the territories covered, Taxand members were nominated as either number 1 or number 2 local advisors.

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B&K has signed a pro bono agreement with Icehearts

June 2009. Press Releases by Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd (view listing).

B&K has signed 4 May 2009 a pro bono agreement with Icehearts, an athletic club formed to prevent youth alienation. This co-operation is part of B&K Corporate Social Responsibility Programme.

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WWF AWARDED BORENIUS & KEMPPINEN THE GREEN OFFICE SYMBOL

June 2009. Press Releases by Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd (view listing).

The Helsinki office of Borenius & Kemppinen Attorneys at law has been awarded the Green Office symbol and certificate as an indication of an environmental system that fulfils the criteria set by the WWF. With the help of Green Office, offices can reduce the burden they place on the environment and achieve savings in costs related to material and energy. Green office is a project launched by the WWF in Finland and the symbol has been awarded to 69 offices to this date.

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BAKER & McKENZIE ADVISES THE LINK REIT ON ITS REFINANCINGS

June 2009. Press Releases by Baker & McKenzie (view listing).

Hong Kong, 11 June 2009 - Baker & McKenzie has acted for The Link Real Estate Investment Trust (“The Link REIT”) on two significant financing transactions, being the establishment of a US$1 billion guaranteed euro medium-term note programme and a HK$3 billion club loan facility.

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MOST TRUSTED LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR - NORDIC = Gärde Wesslau Advokatbyrå!

June 2009. Press Releases by Gärde Wesslau Advokatbyrå (view listing).

The well-regarded British M&A publication, ‘ACQ Finance Magazine’ conducts an annual, independent poll to reward outstanding M&A firms. This year Gärde Wesslau has been honoured to be named ‘Most Trusted Law Firm of the Year – Nordic’ in recognition of its work on a series of high-profile international deals.

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Tax Adviser Bernard Łukomski joins DZP as a Partner

June 2009. Press Releases by Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka (view listing).

To meet our clients’ expectations as regards full-range legal assistance our law firm has decided to extend its services to include tax advisory. Since April 2009 our new tax team has been headed by Bernard Łukomski (Partner), an expert in Polish tax and commercial law.

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Hungarian Tax Firm of the Year

June 2009. Press Releases by Kinstellar (view listing).

Kinstellar, the leading premium regional law firm for Emerging Europe, is proud to announce that the firm has won the 2009 “Tax Firm of the Year” award for Hungary from International Tax Review, the world’s leading expert publication on tax issues. The prize ceremony was held at the Dorchester Hotel in London on 19 May 2009 at International Tax Review’s fifth annual European Tax Award.

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"Boutique law firm / CHOI&KIM" [A maritime law firm with best quality in the world]

June 2009. Press Releases by Choi & Kim (view listing).

CHOI & KIM, established in 1997 as a maritime specialist law firm, has successfully completed a recent case involving auction proceedings of vessels worth about US$1 billion. In a case where Cyprus registered 11 trawlers owned by “B” shipping company were arrested and passed to auction proceedings in the Busan District Court, CHOI & KIM, on behalf of the shipowner, succeeded in releasing the vessel from the arrest. By successfully completing this case of the highest claim amount in the Korean legal history, CHOI & KIM also succeeded in distinguishing itself as the top-notch maritime law firm.

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ARZINGER STRENGTHENED ITS TEAM

June 2009. Press Releases by Arzinger (view listing).

In May 2009 the law firm Arzinger strengthened its team having invited a new partner, for the second time in this year already. The new Arzinger’s partner is the ex-director and a head of the legal department of the Investment Bank Dragon Capital, attorney-at-law Alexander Zavadetsky

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Baker & McKenzie Advises Kuoni on Acquisition of Holding in Major Chinese Travel Company

June 2009. Press Releases by Baker & McKenzie (view listing).

London, 4 June 2009 - Baker & McKenzie, London has advised Kuoni Group on its acquisition of about 32% of the equity in Et-china.com International Holdings Limited (Et-china).

The acquisition makes Kuoni the biggest single shareholder in this important Southern Chinese travel corporation. Et-china is one of South China's best known tour operators through its GZL subsidiary, and also provides a leading internet platform in China for individual travel arrangements. It has a customer base of about 1.5 million, and has been listed on London's AIM stock exchange since August 2007.

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BAKER & McKENZIE TO HOST SEMINAR ON INDONESIAN MINING LAW

June 2009. Press Releases by Baker & McKenzie (view listing).

Hong Kong, June 4, 2009 – Baker & McKenzie will host a seminar titled “Investing in Indonesian Coal Projects – New Opportunities Under a New Mining Law”. The event takes place on June 16, 2009 at the Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai.

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DREW & NAPIER IS ONCE AGAIN TOP DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND ARBITRATION FIRM

June 2009. Press Releases by Drew & Napier LLC (view listing).

Drew is only one to clinch both Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year awards – 2-time winner

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Change of holding credit institutions, investment funds, insurance and reinsurance undertakings

June 2009. Press Releases by MNKS (formerly Noble & Scheidecker) (view listing).

Change of holding credit institutions, investment funds, insurance and reinsurance undertakings : New notification procedure now in full force !

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The amended SICAR law

June 2009. Press Releases by MNKS (formerly Noble & Scheidecker) (view listing).

The Venture Capital and Private Equity will benefit from a modernized vehicle for attracting VC / PE foreign investors in Luxembourg. The following innovations are significant

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Kluge has won two call-offs from DIFI

June 2009. Press Releases by Kluge Advokatfirma DA (view listing).

In February 2009 Kluge was awarded a framework agreement as one of three suppliers of legal services to  the Agency for Public Management and eGovernment (DIFI). Kluge has won two of the calls for services under the agreement. Kluge’s head of IT law, partner Torstein Arendt, has assisted DIFI with a revision of the governmental standard agreements (SSA) for IT procurement and consultancy services. The revised  standards have been well received in the Norwegian IT media and among the user group. The general opinion is that they will be used frequently and set the standard for IT agreements in future IT projects.

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Drew & Napier LLC acting as counsel to PetroChina International (Singapore)

June 2009. Press Releases by Drew & Napier LLC (view listing).

2 June 2009 – Drew & Napier LLC (“Drew & Napier”) is advising PetroChina International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd (“PetroChina Singapore”), a subsidiary of PetroChina Company Limited (“PetroChina”), on the proposed 45.5% acquisition of Singapore Petroleum Company (“SPC”). Subject to regulatory approvals, PetroChina Singapore will purchase the stake from a Keppel Corporation subsidiary at S$6.25 per share valuing SPC at S$3.2billion in its entirety.

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PETERKA & PARTNERS becomes the first foreign law firm to be registered in Bulgaria

June 2009. Press Releases by PETERKA & PARTNERS v.o.s (view listing).

May 29, 2009. Sofia. PETERKA & PARTNERS is delighted to announce that it is the first foreign law firm registered in Bulgaria as a law firm under Bulgarian Bar Act.

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Largest transaction on Bulgarian real estate market

Eurolex Bulgaria was the legal consultant of Bridgecorp Jsc on the acquisition by the client of the parent companies of LANDMARK PROPERTY MANAGEMENT S.A., one of the biggest companies on the real estate market in Bulgaria (the Buyer’s consultant was Credit Swiss Securities and CMS Cameron McKenna).

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Boult Wade Tennant welcomes new member to partnership

May 2009. Press Releases by Boult Wade Tennant (view listing).

Boult Wade Tennant is pleased to announce that attorney Daryl Penny has accepted an invitation to join the partnership with effect from 1 May 2009.

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Boult Wade Tennant named UK Trade Mark Prosecution Firm of the Year by MIP

May 2009. Press Releases by Boult Wade Tennant (view listing).

Boult Wade Tennant has received the 2009 UK Trade Mark Prosecution Firm of the Year award from Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) at its fourth annual Global Awards held 31 March at the Dorchester Hotel in London.

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Boult Wade Tennant tops MIP patent and trade mark tables for third consecutive year

May 2009. Press Releases by Boult Wade Tennant (view listing).

Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) has ranked Boult Wade Tennant in the top tier for both patents and trade marks in its annual survey of leading IP firms. For the third consecutive year, it is the only firm in the top tier for both categories.

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JAUSAS promotes a project to develop textiles that prevent tropical diseases

May 2009. Press Releases by Jausas (view listing).

JAUSAS is a promotor member of the Indo-Spanish Chamber of Technology together with the basque telecommunications cluster Gaia and the Association of Indian software companies (ITSMA). The Project, by the name of Scutum, is a joint Indo-Spanish initiative, co-financed by the CDTI, for the development and manufacture of advanced non-toxic insecticide textiles to prevent tropical diseases resulting from mosquito bites.

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Chambers ranks JAUSAS high in six specialities

May 2009. Press Releases by Jausas (view listing).

The newly published Chambers Europe 2009 Guide puts JAUSAS once again among the elite of Spanish law offices. Besides the specialities in which the firm has already been recognised in recent years (Pharmaceutics and Health, Tax, Insolvency and Wealth Management), recognition is now added to the Dispute Resolution Department and to one of its specialists in M&A

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JAUSAS incorporates a new business manager

May 2009. Press Releases by Jausas (view listing).

The law firm JAUSAS has recently appointed Javier Ballano to become the practice´s new business manager.

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Thommessen is the largest Norwegian law firm within M&A in the Nordic region

May 2009. Press Releases by Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS (view listing).

In the recently published annual report from the respected news agency Mergermarket, Thommessen has done exceptionally well in the rankings of the Nordic law firms.

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Thommessen ranked first in the "elite" category among Norwegian competition law practices in the GCR

May 2009. Press Releases by Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS (view listing).

The report notes the breadth of Thommessen's competition practice and compares it to the model of the large European firms in its focus.

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Thommessen awarded the Norwegian IP Law Firm of the Year 2009

May 2009. Press Releases by Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS (view listing).

For the second year in a row, Thommessen received the award for Norway's best IP law firm from Managing International Property.

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BAKER & MCKENZIE SCOOPS UP TWO DEAL OF THE YEAR AWARDS AT THE AUSTRALASIAN LAW AWARDS

May 2009. Press Releases by Baker & McKenzie (view listing).

Sydney, Australia, 22 May 2009 – Baker McKenzie took home awards for "Debt Market Deal of the Year" and "Equity Market Deal of the Year" at the 2009 Macquarie Bank Australasian Legal Business Law Awards, held in Sydney last night.

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DREW & NAPIER LLC AS COUNSEL TO OSIM INTERNATIONAL LTD FOR THE RIGHTS ISSUE OF RIGHTS SHARES

May 2009. Press Releases by Drew & Napier LLC (view listing).

19 February 2009 – Drew & Napier LLC (“Drew & Napier”) currently acts as counsel to OSIM International Ltd ("OSIM or the Company") in respect of a proposed renounceable non-underwritten rights issue of up to 120,408,442 new ordinary shares in the capital of the company ("Rights Shares") at an issue price of S$0.55 for each Rights Share, on the basis of two Rights Shares for every nine existing shares held in the capital of the Company by entitled shareholders.

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Ogier named “International Law Firm of the Year, 2009” at Citywealth Awards

May 2009. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier has been named “International Law Firm of the Year, 2009” at the annual Citywealth Magic Circle Awards held in London last night. The Citywealth Magic Circle Awards shine a spotlight on those individuals and organisations who have raised the bar in terms of service, innovation and client care. These coveted awards, from the publishers of Citywealth, set the benchmark for excellence in the wealth sector.

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The investment company Serdac successfully uses the new minority rights in a public takeover

May 2009. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

In the first proceeding since minority shareholders have standing in administrative proceedings on takeovers, Serdac, as well as Amber Master Fund (Cayman) SCP ("Amber"), opposed a ruling on a mandatory bid for all the shares of Harwanne Compagnie de participations financières et industrielles SA ("Harwanne") by MMA Vie SA ("MMA"), claiming that the bid of CHF 2.60 per share did not comply with the minimum price rules.

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AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG closes rights offering in the amount of CHF 113.4 million

May 2009. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

On 6 May 2009, AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG successfully completed a CHF 113.4 million rights offering. The shares had been underwritten by a syndicate of banks, comprising Credit Suisse and UBS Investment Bank as Joint Lead Managers and Joint Bookrunners, as well as Bank Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. (Schweiz) AG, Zürcher Kantonalbank and Bank Vontobel AG as Co-Lead Managers.

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Consolidation of Swiss Share Trading on SIX Swiss Exchange Completed

May 2009. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

Effective 4 May 2009, SIX Group has completed the concentration of Swiss share trading in Zurich. Shares of Swiss blue chip companies (i.e. shares included in the Swiss Market Index and Swiss Leader Index) previously traded on SWX Europe in London, are now traded in the new Swiss Blue Chip Segment of SIX Swiss Exchange. Trading in the Swiss Blue Chip Segment is subject to transitional rules. Further harmonised and updated rules for SIX Swiss Exchange fully integrating the transitional rules for the Swiss Blue Chip Segment are expected in early 2010.

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Aquamit B.V. launches a Public Tender Offer for all publicly held shares in Quadrant AG

May 2009. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

On 4 May 2009 Aquamit B.V., Amsterdam, NL, a newly formed 50:50 joint venture held by a group of managers and board members of Quadrant AG ("Quadrant's management") on the one hand and Mitsubishi Plastics Inc., Tokyo, Japan, on the other hand, has pre-announced a public tender offer for all publicly held shares in Quadrant AG. Quadrant AG is a leading global manufacturer of high-performance thermoplastic materials and is listed at SIX Swiss Exchange. The offer prospectus for the public tender offer is expected to be published on 20 May 2009.

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Zurich Financial Services closes placement of shares

May 2009. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

Zurich Financial Services AG ("ZFS") closed the placement of 6'714'096 shares with institutional investors via an accelerated bookbuilding to raise CHF 1.26 billion for the purpose of acquiring, through ZFS' US subsidiary Farmers Group, Inc., American International Group, Inc.'s US Per-sonal Auto Group. The shares being placed represent 4.7 percent of ZFS' registered share capital prior to the placement. The shares were fully underwritten by a syndicate of banks, comprising of Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch ("Joint Bookrunners").

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Aabar Investments closes deal to acquire AIG Private Bank

May 2009. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

Aabar Investment PJSC ("Aabar"), a global investment company listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, successfully closed the acquisition of AIG Private Bank Ltd., a globally networked Swiss private bank for high net worth individuals, from American International Group, Inc. ("AIG"). Closing occurred further to the signing of the transaction documents on 30 November 2008 and the satisfaction of a number of conditions, including approval by the competent regulatory authorities, in particular the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).

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Swiss Re issues convertible instrument to subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway

May 2009. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

Swiss Re issued a 12% Convertible Perpetual Capital Instrument (the "Instrument") to a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in the face amount of CHF 3 billion earlier this month. The shareholders of Swiss Re had previously approved conditional capital to source the underlying Swiss Re shares for the Instrument in Swiss Re's ordinary shareholder meeting

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Metropolitan Police face judicial review over policing of G20 protests

May 2009. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

Demonstrators represented by Bindmans have put the Metropolitan Police on formal notice of a pending legal challenge to the policing of the G20 ‘Climate Camp in the City’ protest on 1st April. A ‘pre action protocol’ letter sent to the Met’s commander, Sir Paul Stephenson challenges:

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Bindmans is first Human Rights firm to join Diversity Scheme

May 2009. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

Bindmans LLP is pleased to announce that it is the first human rights firm to join the Black Lawyers Directory’s (BLD) Legal Gateway Scheme. It will be offering students from ethnic minority backgrounds work placements in its Employment and Discrimination departments. BLD was launched in 2006 to highlight, promote and champion diversity within the legal profession in England and Wales and internationally.

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Bindmans’ protestor clients win first round in challenge to mass stop and searches

May 2009. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

Eleven year old twins attending their first political event and veteran campaigner Dave Morris have won permission to challenge Kent Police’s practice of stopping and searching virtually everyone attending the Climate Camp protest near Kingsnorth power station last August. Giving permission for their judicial review to proceed to a full hearing, the Divisional Court commented: "Large demonstrations are a feature of our democracy, and the proper policing of them is itself a matter of some public importance."

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Serious Failings’ at HMP Camphill - Highly Critical Verdict Returned by Inquest Jury

May 2009. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

On Friday, 1st May 2009 the jury hearing the Inquest touching upon the circumstances of the death of Nick Wheatley, a resident of Ryde, Isle of Wight, delivered a highly critical verdict of the care he received at HMP Camphill in 2007.

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Malaysia’s Malik Imtiaz Sarwar Wins the Bindmans Law and Campaigning Award

May 2009. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

2009 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award Recipients Announced

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Bindmans acts for Equitable Life Policyholders in High Court challenge to Treasury

May 2009. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

Leading public law firm Bindmans LLP is acting for EMAG, the Equitable Members Action Group, in a High Court challenge to the Treasury’s failure to pay compensation recommended by the Parliamentary Ombudsman.

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Ignis ASA has aquired Syntune AB

May 2009. Press Releases by Delphi (view listing).

Delphi has assisted Ignis ASA, listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, in the acquisition of Syntune AB, a leading international provider of tunable laser products and technology based in Sweden. The acquisition will widen the Ignis product range to include active components, and together with the existing passive components portfolio Ignis will provide a broader optical offering to network operators following the acquisition. As part of the transaction, Syntune AB has secured an additional loan facility of EUR 2.3 million from Kreos Capital.

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Delphi achieves new and higher rankings by Chambers Europe

May 2009. Press Releases by Delphi (view listing).

Chambers Europe 2009 rankings place Delphi in considerably better positions. Competition/European Law, Employment, Life Science, Private Equity and Tax are all competence areas that are ranked for the first time. Intellectual Property and Corporate/M&A have got higher ranking.

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  • 27 April 2016: Greatbatch/INTEGER

    Following completion of the acquisition of the Lake Region Medical groupe by Greatbatch, Inc. and the renaming of Lake Region Medical into INTEGER, Greatbatch contributed in multiple capital increases own shares to Swiss-based P Medical Holding AG/INTEGER (Switzerland) GmbH, which were swapped against shares in the Irish-based Lake Region Medical Holdings Limited. The transaction was completed by a down-stream merger of P Medical Holding AG into its subsidiary INTEGER (Switzerland) GmbH.
  • Liability Management Exercise of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. and affiliates

    SyCipLaw acted as Philippine counsel for the dealers, Citigroup Global Markets Limited and Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in a back-to-back tender offer of perpetual securities and issuance of new perpetual securities.
  • New China Customs Taxation Policy on Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce Imports

    The Ministry of Finance, General Administration of Customs and State Administration of Taxation of China jointly issued a circular (“Joint Circular ”) relating to the taxation policy on the cross-border e-commerce retailing imports, with effect as from April 8, 2016.
  • Philippine Competition Commission Issues Transitory Rules for Mergers and Acquisition

    On February 12, 2016, the recently constituted Philippine Competition Commission (“PCC”), which was created under the Philippine Competition Act (Republic Act 10667 or the “PCA”), issued Memorandum Circular No. 16-001, Series of 2016 (the “Transitory Rules”), which provides for the transitory rules and guidelines relating to mergers and acquisitions that were, or are to be, executed or otherwise implemented after the effectivity of the PCA on August 8, 2015 but before the effectivity of its implementing rules and regulations (the “PCA IRR”). Given the special nature of transactions effected through the Philippine Stock Exchange, the Transitory Rules will not cover such transactions and will be covered by a separate issuance by the PCC.
  • Financing for the Mactan Cebu International Airport

    SyCipLaw acted as Philippine counsel to a syndicate of Philippine banks (composed of BDO Unibank, Inc., Bank of the Philippine Islands, Development Bank of the Philippines, Land Bank of the Philippines, Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company and Philippine National Bank) and Asian Development Bank for the financing of the rehabilitation and development of the Mactan Cebu International Airport that was awarded by the DOTC and the MCIAA under the private-public partnership program of the government to the consortium between Megawide Construction Corporation and GMR Infrastructure. The financing is composed of (1) Php20 Billion (approx. US$446,773,200) commitment of the Philippines syndicate banks and (2) US$75 Million commitment of ADB.
  • Philippine Competition Commission Issues Transitory Rules on PSE-related Mergers and Acquisitions

    On February 16, 2016, the recently constituted Philippine Competition Commission (“PCC”), which was created under the Philippine Competition Act (Republic Act 10667 or the “PCA”), issued Memorandum Circular No. 16-002, Series of 2016 (the “PSE Transitory Rules”), which provides for the transitory rules and guidelines relating to mergers and acquisitions that were, or are to be, executed or otherwise implemented through the Philippine Stock Exchange (“PSE”) and after the effectivity of the PCA on August 8, 2015 but before the effectivity of its implementing rules and regulations (the “PCA IRR”).
  • 2016: Insurance regulation in Asia Pacific – Ten things to know about 20 countries

    SyCipLaw contributed the Philippine Chapter of the 2016: Insurance Regulation in Asia Pacific – Ten things to know about 20 countries published by Norton Rose. The 2016 edition of the summary guide provides an overview and practical checklist of ten common regulatory issues for insurance companies. The Philippine chapter was contributed by SyCipLaw partner Hiyasmin H. Lapitan.
  • Predictive Coding Software in the E-Disclosure Process Approved by English Court

    In the recent case of Pyrrho Investments Limited and another v MWB Property Limited and others [2016] EWHC 256 (Ch), the High Court of England and Wales approved the use of predictive coding software in electronic discovery.
  • Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2016

    SyCipLaw Partners Rose Marie M. King-Dominguez and Franco Aristotle G. Larcina, with support from Senior Associate Ruben P. Acebedo II, participated in the World Bank Group’s Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2016: Comparing regulatory good practices. The report examines regulations that impact private enterprise in the agriculture and agribusiness sectors. The report aims to promote smart regulations that ensure safety and quality control, as well as efficient regulatory processes, that support thriving agribusinesses.
  • April 2016: Mövenpick invests in imported wine wholesaler Cheers in China

    Hospitality and food service industry company Mövenpick invests in Chinese wine wholesaler Cheers by acquiring a strategic stake. Cheers has 30 branch offices in the greater Beijing area and currently generates annual revenues of roughly three million Swiss francs. Mövenpick is a Swiss group of companies with global presence. Its core competency lies in the hospitality business, with a focus on gastronomy, hotels, wine and premium branded products.