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Choice Hotels, Scandinavia's leading hotel company with more than 165 hotels, has acquired Nordic Hotels.
On June 11, 2009, the Head of INTEGRITES International Department Kateryna Kardash participated at the international agro-industrial exhibition “AGRO-2009” – one of the biggest and influential industrial events of the CIS and Eastern Europe.
20-22nd of May International Law Firm INTEGRITES participated in Annual International Conference Grain Forum and Grain Industry 2009 gathered more than 200 delegates representing 178 companies from 25 countries worldwide: Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, USA and European Union.
Gerresheimer AG, a leading manufacturer of glass and plastic products for the pharma & life science industry, has sold its Technical Plastics unit, which had been part of Gerresheimer Wilden GmbH, to the FBH Group.
Hengeler Mueller is counsel to Goldman Sachs on the financial restructuring of polypropylene film manufacturer Treofan group in which Goldman Sachs has held a participation since 2005.
On Juy 7, 2009, Vontobel Beteiligungen AG, a 100% subsidiary of Vontobel Holding AG, made an advance announcement of its intention to submit a pulic exchange offer for all publicly held shares of BB MEDTECH AG, Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
Hengeler Mueller has advised Novem Group, a global supplier to the automotive industry with more than 3,700 employees worldwide, on its financial restructuring.
Bindmans' Chief Executive Nick Martin has left his position with the firm to take a career break. He departed at the end of June.
Bindmans advised the 29 environmentalists who, out of concern for coal's contribution to CO2 emissions and therefore climate change, obstructed a train carrying coal to DRAX power station and who were prosecuted in Leeds Crown Court last week.
in an absorption merger between Julius Baer Invest Ltd and Creinvest Ltd. June 2009: NKF advises SIX Swiss Exchange listed Creinvest AG (target) in an absorption merger between Julius Baer Invest Ltd and Creinvest Ltd.
June 2009: NKF advises SIX Swiss Exchange listed Jelmoli Holding Ltd. (target) in the >CHF 1.5 billion share exchange tender offer by Swiss Prime Site AG.
June 2009: NKF issuer's counsel in the CHF 420 million rights offering of SIX Swiss Exchange listed, Geneva headquartered Givaudan SA, the world's leading creator and manufacturer of flavour and fragrance compounds, in its.
June / July, 2009: NKF underwriter counsel (Bank Sal. Oppenheim and Bank am Bellevue) in the CHF 30 million rights offering of SIX Swiss Exchange listed Looser Holding.
(Conversion into an equity fund) - July 2009: NKF acts for SIX listed BB Medtech in the public exchange offer of Vontobel Beteiligungen AG for BB Medtech AG, currently operating under the legal form of an investment company to change the company’s legal structure to an equity fund.
We are pleased to introduce our new partner Christina Rinne and our new off counsel Erik Van den Haute.
On 2 July 2009, Clariant AG successfully placed a CHF 300 million convertible bonds issue. The placement was led by BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Commerzbank and UBS Investment Bank as Joint Bookrunners and Lead Managers.
On 1 July 2009 it was officially announced in Switzerland that Tyco Electronics Ltd. has moved its place of incorporation from Bermuda to the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland and resolved a distribution to its shareholders in the form of a capital reduction. Tyco Electronics Ltd. is now a Swiss company that continues to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
On 24 June 2009, Givaudan SA successfully completed a CHF 420 million rights offering. The shares had been underwritten by a syndicate of banks, including Nomura International plc and UBS Investment Bank as Joint Lead Managers and Joint Bookrunners.
Andrew Munro and Kerrie Le Tissier were called to the Guernsey Bar on Monday 6th July, 2009. They have both successfully completed the Guernsey Bar exams and the Certificat d’Études Juridiques Françaises et Normandes from Caen University, which required three months study at the French University.
Ogier has advised Al Salam Bank-Bahrain B.S.C in connection with its first transaction in the UK real estate sector. Using Shari'ah compliant financing the deal is a joint venture with private equity and investment banking firm Evans Randall. Ogier provided the bank with Jersey legal advice on all aspects of the transaction and worked with Herbert Smith teams in London and Dubai to ensure the transaction met the Shari'ah requirements of the client.
Hengeler Mueller has advised the Monier Group, the world's leading provider of building material for pitched roofs and chimney with 11,000 employees, on its financial restructuring.
Molitor Fisch & Associés continues its practice under a new brand name : MOLITOR.
Hengeler Mueller advised the Neumayer Tekfor Group, a global supplier to the automotive industry with more than 3,000 employees worldwide, on its financial restructuring.
The Munich-based Brau Holding International, a joint venture between the Bavarian family business group Schörghuber (50.1%) and the Dutch brewery Heineken (49.9%), has sold its 45% stake in the Saarland-based Karlsberg Brewery to the Karlsberg Holding belonging to the Weber family.
PRAGUE (30 June 2009) – The Arbitration court in Prague has decided in favour of company Agrofert Holding (“Agrofert”) in its claim against Polish company Polski Koncern Naftowy Orlen (“PKN Orlen”). The Polish company has to pay, on the basis of decision of the arbiters, a contractual penalty which exceeds EUR 77.2 million (over 2 billion CZK) with accessories.
Denton Wilde Sapte continues to act as legal advisor for MENA Infrastructure Fund, picking up an instruction to advise on its second investment, in which it has taken 32.8% of the shareholding in Oman's United Power Company SAOG (UPC).
Carey Olsen is strengthening its corporate, finance and fiduciary teams in Jersey by admitting three partners to these key practice areas.
London/Chicago/Sao Paolo, 26 June 2009 - Baker & McKenzie has advised Fiberweb plc on its proposed joint venture with Petropar S.A. The 50/50 joint venture, which will be named FitesaFiberweb, is intended to create the second largest producer of spunbond and non woven fabrics in North and South America. Completion of the transaction is subject to the approval of both Fiberweb and Petropar shareholders.
At the Asian Counsel's "Top Deals of Year 2008 in Asia" Awards & picks up an "Islamic Groundbreaker 2008" Award from the Islamic Finance Asia.
Senior Executive and Environmentalist who has claimed he was unfairly dismissed and discriminated against because of his ‘philosophical belief about climate change and the environment’ will defend a Tribunal decision that his views are protected by the UK’s anti-discrimination legislation.
Debbie Purdy’s case will be heard in the House of Lords on 2nd and 3rd June, in Committee Room 1.
Paul Doralt, Partner at DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS, was elected to the board of the International Bar Association's Global Tax Committee. He will serve as co-chairman for 2 years. The IBA has a membership of 30,000 individual lawyers and roughly 195 bar associations. It covers a wide range of practice areas, which are organised into various legal committees. Since 2007, Paul Doralt has acted as the IBA´s Austrian national reporter on tax issues.
Stefan Artner, partner and head of DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS' real estate desk, and his team advised Sparkassen Immobilien AG on acquiring two office buildings – the new OMV headquarters and the Marriott Hotel - in the Vienna development area "Viertel Zwei". Sparkassen Immobilien AG is Austria's longest-standing property investment company and has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1987.
London, 17 June 2009 – The Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) has extended Baker & McKenzie's panel appointment, which was due to conclude at the end of June, by a further year. CHRE oversees the nine major healthcare regulators, including the General Medical Council, and has a statutory power to refer decisions of the regulators' Fitness to Practise panels to Court. The Firm acts in both contentious and non-contentious work for the Council for the Regulation of Healthcare Professionals (operating as the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence, CHRE).
Disputes partner Tom Cassels said: “We very much look forward to continuing our excellent relationship with CHRE.”
Hammarskiöld & Co represents GM Europe AG in relation to the ongoing sale of SAAB Automobile AB with a team headed by Peder Hammarskiöld, Senior Partner. Other members of the team from the firm include Carl-Johan Deuschl, Partner, Erik Fahlgren, Senior Associate, Peder Grandinson, Senior Associate and Christina Blomkvist, Associate.
G&D conducted the legal due diligence in connection with Corem Property Group AB’s (publ) new issue of shares and change of stock list from NGM to NASDAQ OMX Stockholm
Gernandt & Danielsson advises Erik Penser Bankaktiebolag in connection with the listing of AllTele Allmänna Svenska Telefonaktiebolaget (publ) at NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. AllTele's shares are currently traded on First North.
Melbourne, 18 June 2009 – Baker & McKenzie has advised the Australian-listed oil exploration and development company 3D Oil Limited [ASX: TDO] on its successful defence of the attempted takeover bid by Drillsearch Energy Limited. The bid closed on 8 June 2009 without Drillsearch obtaining its minimum acceptance condition of 50%.
Sydney,18 June 2009 – Maria O'Brien, Partner in Baker & McKenzie's Insolvency & Restructuring Practice in Sydney, was announced the winner of the International Women's inolvency & Restructuring Confederation ("IWIRC") NSW inaugural Award for Outstanding female in the Insolvency and/or Restructuring Industry at the IWIRC event held last night.
HeidelbergCement AG has agreed on the refinancing of its existing bank liabilities in a total amount of € 8.7 billion with an international syndicate comprising more than 50 banks.
Setterwalls has recruited attorney Magnus Eriksson, from SAS, to the aviation group. Setterwalls has of lately experienced an increasing demand of aviation assignments. These assignments are predominantly comprised of leasing agreements and purchase and loan agreements pertaining to the client’s fleets. Setterwalls’ aviation group represents aviation companies as well as banks and owners/renters with Swedish and international backgrounds.
Schibsted Sverige AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of Schibsted ASA, acquires 41 procent of the shares in Aftonbladet?s parent company Aftonbladet Hierta AB from Landsorganisationen LO. After the acquisition Schibsted Sverige will hold 91 per cent of the shares and votes and LO will own 9 per cent.
23 April 2009 Chambers Europe ranks D&I as a leading firm in Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, Competition/European Law, Real Estate, Employment and TMT and ranks every third D&I lawyer as leading in their field.
Albar & Partner announced the launch of the firm’s website with effect 1 May 2009. Accessible world-wide at the website address of www.albar.com.my , Managing Partner Syed Zaid Albar said, “In today's fast paced world of ever changing technology, the development of this website is intended to enhance communication and make known to the world the various legal services that our law firm has to offer. It is hoped that users will find our website informative and inter-active, and will enjoy browsing through our website.”
28-30th of April the delegation of International Law Firm INTEGRITES visited the global event EUROPEAN SEAFOOD EXPOSITION took place in Brussels, Belgium.
The international business journal ACQ has ranked corporate transaction advisors globally. The ranking primarily covers law firms, banks and audit firms.
The journal, Legala Affärer has carried out its annual survey amongst associates at the larger law firms. For the fourth consecutive year, Delphi finds itself in the number one spot.
Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell, partner and head of Delphi's public procurement group, has been ranked as one of the world's top ten lawyers by Who's Who Legal Public Procurement 2009. Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell is the only Swedish lawyer on the prestigious list of the world's most highly respected individuals within the field of public procurement.
Christoph Neeracher, partner at Bär & Karrer, is chairing the third seminar on Mergers & Acquisitions for practitioners which will be held on 22-23 September 2009 in Lucerne under the patronage of the University of St. Gallen. The seminar will focus on legal, tax and financial matters regarding distressed mergers & acquisitions. 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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