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In response to the House of Lord Judgment in Debbie Purdy’s case on 30th July 2009, the Director of Public Prosecutions has today issued an interim policy for prosecutors in dealing with cases of assisted suicide.
After a 2:0 semi-final win over Homburger on September 21, 2009, NKF advanced to the ZAM finals 2009. In the final on September 28, 2009, NKF won over Baer & Karrer's strong team in a thrilling and fair game by 1:0. NKF thereby successfully defended its 2008 title.
The Swiss Confederation has announced that Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and UBS have placed its UBS stake with institutional investors at a price of CHF 16.50 per UBS share.
Bär & Karrer is pleased to announce that Thomas Rohde has been elected as partner of the firm as of 1 January 2010. With this election, we strengthen our Zurich office as well as our restructuring and insolvency capabilities.
Bär & Karrer is pleased to announce that partner Saverio Lembo, Head of the Litigation and Arbitration team of the Geneva office, has been appointed President of the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA).
Petroplus Holdings AG issues USD 400 million 9.375% Senior Notes due 2019, USD 150 million 4.00% Convertible Bonds due 2015 and 17'265'058 registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 7.58 each at a subscription price of CHF 16.90
PlanTrack is an integrated web based system used by the Employee Benefit Team of Ogier Fiduciary Services to track, maintain and communicate the incentive awards within employee benefit plans.
Ogier has advised the Islamic Development Bank in the recently completed update to IDB’s $1.5bn sukuk trust certificate programme.
Ogier acted as Jersey legal adviser to RREEF Spezial Invest GmbH, part of RREEF Alternative Investments on their purchase of the Prince Bishops Shopping Centre in Durham from BlackRock for £60 million. The prime freehold city centre scheme provides approximately 155,000 square feet in two uncovered malls consisting of 43 unit shops. The shopping centre was developed 10 years ago and is the dominant retail provision in Durham.
Ogier in Jersey and Guernsey have received impressive rankings in the latest edition of The Legal 500. Once again Ogier is the only Jersey law firm to receive first tier ranking in all eight categories covered, and Ogier Guernsey remains a tier one firm for commercial and banking work, and is placed in tier two for their other practice areas.
Clifford Chance has been appointed by PGE Elektrownia Bełchatów to advise on overall legal aspects in connection with the preparation, construction and financing of the carbon dioxide storage (CCS) project located in Rogowiec, Poland.
Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC successfully carried out the in-house seminar “Introduction to Company Law” to lawyers of the firm and to the corporate administrators of the associate PageCorp Group in September/October 2009.
The tax practice of Central European law firm Schoenherr has continued its expansion during the summer. Herbert Buzanich has joined the team and Andreas Baumann, who joined Schoenherr in late 2007, was promoted to junior partner.
On 17 September 2009, Solera Holdings Inc. (San Diego, USA) announced the acquisition of AUTOonline GmbH, the leading European electronic salvage vehicle exchange platform.
Dick Lundqvist has been appointed as Chairman of the Board for Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå. Mr. Lundqvist has been a partner of Gernandt & Danielsson since 1998. His primary practice areas are mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and banking and finance.
Clifford Chance advises The Islamic Development Bank in relation to the 2009 update of its US$1.5 billion sukuk trust certificate issuance programme and the second and third Issuances under that programme.
JCDecaux S.A., a leading outdoor advertising company worldwide, has acquired a majority shareholding in Wall AG, an outdoor advertising company based in Berlin.
We are pleased to announce that CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati, one of the largest and most well-known corporate law firms in Austria, provided legal advice to the Republic of Austria, ÖIAG, and Austrian Airlines during the takeover of AUA by Deutsche Lufthansa. The team headed by Edith Hlawati, which has extensive experience in privatization projects, provided legal advice in all relevant fields of law for this extremely complex transaction.
We represented major pharmaceuticals and food supplements companies Bayer Oy and Bayer Consumer Care AG before the Market Court in proceedings under the Unfair Business Practices Act
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group's acquisition of some of Royal Bank of Scotland's assets in Singapore
Hammarskiöld & Co represents Länsförsäkringar in the sale of Länsförsäkringar International to Gjensidige Forsikring.
Gärde Wesslau honoured by ACQ Finance Magazine.
ALTIUS is proud to announce that Olivier Vrins was made partner. Olivier specialises in Intellectual Property law and heads ALTIUS’ Anti-Counterfeiting Practice. Over the last years, he has consolidated our outstanding reputation in this field on both the Belgian and the international scene.
Gernandt & Danielsson has assisted Eniro in the transaction.
Setterwalls has advised CSIT AB in its acquisition of Teracom AB’s subsidiary Quadracom Networks AB (also known as Comet Networks AB and previously referred to as Teracom Bredband AB). Quadracom has operated the Teracom-group’s broadband business and currently reaches more than 650,000 households and 80,000 businesses in approximately 50 Swedish municipalities.
The international law firm INTEGRITES established new direction – the Department of Mediation and Restructuring. Such decision was taken in order to enforce the Firm’s legal practice and extend the team of lawyers.
The international magazine World Finance has nominated Delphi's Tax Team for Best Tax Team 2010. The Swedish tax teams are nominated.
John Kelleher as been appointed as the new chairman of the law firm Carey Olsen, which has offices in Guernsey, Jersey and London.
Shah Qureshi, Mr Nicholson’s lawyer and Head of Employment Law at Bindmans has been quoted in The Guardian regarding a case that will establish whether environmentalism or strong views on climate change are protected by UK discrimination legislation.
Bindmans is pleased to announce that it is supporting an innovative internet and phone service offering legal advice specifically to young people, currently being piloted by The Children’s Society in three areas in the South-East.
Shah Qureshi, Head of Employment law at Bindmans, was featured on the Channel 4 News last night giving his comments in a news piece about the Equality and Human Right’s commission challenge to the BNP’s discriminatory membership criteria.
Police officers' notebooks lodged at the High Court tell how they punched people in the face and beat others with riot shields during the G20 demonstrations in April.
In CHF 5.48 billion Placement of UBS Shares and CHF 1.8 billion MCN Coupon Redemption.
Bär & Karrer is pleased to announce that associate Rashid Bahar has been appointed associate professor of commercial law at the University of Geneva. Rashid Bahar will continue to advise the clients of Bär & Karrer in banking, finance and capital markets.
The Swiss Confederation announced that Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and UBS have placed its UBS stake with institutional investors at a price of CHF 16.50 per UBS share. The total gross proceeds for the 332,2 million UBS shares sold by the Swiss Confederation amount to approximately 5.5 Billion CHF.
After 21 years as a Partner, of which over 15 have been involved in managing and developing the business, Jonathan White has decided to stand down as a Partner of Ogier. Whilst he remains deeply committed to Ogier, Jonathan believes that the time is right for him to step aside and to develop other interests.
New Zealand has signed tax information exchange agreements with the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, bringing to 12 the number of agreements that the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands have on exchange of information for tax purposes.
Ogier recently advised Arden Asset Management LLC on its agreement with J.P. Morgan under which Arden is managing a $1.1 billion proprietary hedge fund of funds portfolio for J.P. Morgan's investment banking division. J.P. Morgan's investment bank has seeded several new Arden funds and has invested in one of Arden's current flagship funds with these assets.
Ogier is delighted to announce the appointment of Gareth Thomas as Managing Director of Ogier Fiduciary Services (BVI) Ltd
Ogier has been nominated as a finalist for the award 'Offshore Law Firm of the Year 2009'
Ricardo Rodrigues Lopes and Ana Castro Gonçalves are the new partners at Franco Caiado Guerreiro & Associados.
Schellenberg Wittmer is very pleased to announce three new partners for our teams Banking and Finance, Private Clients and Taxation: that three talented lawyers have become partners of the firm:
The "New RWE" structure of RWE Group entered into operation on 1 September 2009. The company is thereby adapting to ever increasing competition on the energy market.
Gerber Scientific, Inc., a US listed company based in South Windsor/Connecticut, has sold all of its shareholdings in the German and European companies of FOBA Technologies, a laser compoments manufacturer, to the technology company Danaher.
Gärde Wesslau named as BANKING & FINANCE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR - SWEDEN
The European Commission today cleared, under the EC Merger Regulation, the acquisition by Deutsche Lufthansa AG of shares in Austrian Airlines held by state-owned Österreichische Industrieholding AG (ÖIAG).
On August 12, 2009, E.ON AG, the largest energy company in Germany, has reached an agreement with the municipal buyer consortium Integra/KOM9, an alliance comprising 50 public utilities, on the sale of Thüga AG.
Andrey Delchev and Partners – Eurolex Bulgaria provided legal advice to the World Bank and the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works in respect of the Municipal Infrastructure Development Project funded with EUR 101.2 million.
Central European law firm Schoenherr has promoted Ursula Rath to partner in its Banking & Finance / Capital Markets Practice Group. Ursula, who specialises in capital markets transactions, investment funds and financial services including regulatory aspects, has acted on some of the most visible and innovative transactions in the Austrian market.
Since the beginning of 2009, MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour has been involved in several legal proceedings related to the Bernard Madoff Investment Securities (BLMIS) affair on Luxembourg market.