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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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WOLF THEISS: “Austrian Law Firm of the Year” and “Czech Republic Law Firm of the Year"

August 2007. Press Releases by Wolf Theiss (view listing).

For the second time in a row, Austria's largest law firm, WOLF THEISS, has this year again been awarded the title of "Austrian Law Firm of the Year" in London. In 2007, for the first time, WOLF THEISS also received the title of "Czech Republic Law Firm of the Year".

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Seminar and information exchange: “The investment climate in the Czech Republic”

August 2007. Press Releases by Wolf Theiss (view listing).

On Tuesday, 15 May 2007, the Czech Embassy in Vienna, CzechInvest and Austria's largest law firm - WOLF THEISS - hosted an exchange of information and ideas on the subject of "The investment climate in the Czech Republic"

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Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank-International: WOLF THEISS advises Tilo Berlin in top finance deal

August 2007. Press Releases by Wolf Theiss (view listing).

Bayrische Landesbank (Bayern LB) becomes the new majority owner of Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank-International. The vendors in this case were not only the Province of Carinthia, but also the financial investor Berlin & Co., under the management of Tilo Berlin, who was advised during the EUR 1.6 billion deal by WOLF THEISS, Austria's leading law firm.

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WOLF THEISS advises IMMOEAST during the largest capital increase of a property company in Europe

August 2007. Press Releases by Wolf Theiss (view listing).

IMMOEAST AG has just successfully concluded the largest capital increase of a European property company, with a volume of EUR 2,835 billion. Wolf Theiss advised IMMOEAST.

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WOLF THEISS in London again selected as “Austrian Tax Law Firm of the Year”

August 2007. Press Releases by Wolf Theiss (view listing).

Every year, the respected specialist journal International Tax Review honours outstanding tax law services. For the second time in a row, WOLF THEISS has won the prize for the best Austrian tax law firm.

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WOLF THEISS Award 2007: WOLF THEISS awards for outstanding works of jurisprudence

August 2007. Press Releases by Wolf Theiss (view listing).

The WOLF THEISS Award, organised annually by Austria's largest law firm - WOLF THEISS - since 2000, was presented this year on 14 June at a ceremonial reception with around 350 guests in the Liechtenstein Museum.

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With immediate effect, Friedrich Reimoser has been appointed Chief Operating Officer at WOLF THEISS

August 2007. Press Releases by Wolf Theiss (view listing).

The newly created position of Chief Operating Officer strengthens the management team of Austria's largest law firm, WOLF THEISS, in the person of the top human resources and legal expert Friedrich Reimoser.

 

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Dr Milan Parivodic: WOLF THEISS Belgrade welcomes senior politician on board

August 2007. Press Releases by Wolf Theiss (view listing).

Austria's largest law firm has scored another coup in South Eastern Europe: Dr Milan Parivodic, a top Serbian economic reformer, is joining the Wolf Theiss Belgrade team. Only recently, the former Albanian Minister of Justice, Sokol Nako, moved from Deloitte to Wolf Theiss, Tirana, with his whole team.

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Hengeler advises Raymarine on Eissing acquisition

August 2007. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

On Augus 20, 2007, Raymarine plc, a global leader in the supply of eletronic products to the leisure marine market, announced the acquisition of H. E. Eissing KG, the sole distributor of Raymarine products in Germany.

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Hengeler advises on Bioscientia Healthcare sale

August 2007. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

Bioscientia Institut fĂĽr Medizinische Diagnostik GmbH (Ingelheim, Germany) is merging with the German activities of the listed Australian company, Sonic Healthcare Ltd.

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Deal Annoucment - Lehman Brothers / MNG Yatirim

August 2007. Press Releases by HergĂĽner Bilgen Ă–zeke (view listing).

Hergüner Bilgen Ozeke ("Hergüner") of Istanbul, Turkey represented Lehman Brothers Co. in its purchase of all of the shares of MNG Yatirim, a local brokerage house owned by the MNG Group of Companies (“MNG”).

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Hengeler advises on RAG transaction

August 2007. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

On August 7, 2007 the three majority shareholders of RAG AG - E.ON AG, RWE Aktiengesellschaft und ThyssenKrupp AG, which in total hold 93.5% of RAG's shares - signed a share purchase agreement to sell and transfer all their shares in RAG to the newly founded RAG Foundation.

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Hengeler advises on merger of all German Coca-Cola bottlers

August 2007. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

Following three years of preparation, the independent German Coca-Cola bottlers, who manage some 35% of Coca-Cola's German business, have reached an agreement on the merger with Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke AG, which is fully owned by The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, USA and responsible for the rest of Coca-Cola's business in Germany.

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Hengeler advises Hypo Real Estate on portfolio sale

August 2007. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

Hypo Real Estate Bank AG, part of the Hypor Real Estate Group, has sold a German real estate financing portfolio in the nominal value of 4.27 bn euros to ING DiBa AG.

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Deutsche Bank with Hengeler successful against Kirch

July 2007. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

On 17 Juy 2007, the Higher Regional Court Frankfurt/Main dismissed the appeal of Mr. and Mrs. Kirch and the shareholder Dr. Bohndorf against a ruling of the Regional Court Frankfurt/Main.

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Hengeler advises Siemens on VDO sale

July 2007. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

Siemens AG has announced the sale of its subsidiary Siemens VDO Automotive AG to Continental AG.

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Hengeler advises Talanx on acquisition of Postbank's insurance activities

July 2007. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

Hengeler advises Talanx on acquisition of Postbank's insurance activities

Talanx AG has acquired from Postbank BHW Leben and BHW Pensionskasse as well as shareholdings in PB Versicherungen - operated previously as a joint venture - and has agreed a long-term extension to joint sales activities with Postbank.

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Hengeler advises on Homag Group IPO

July 2007. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

Hengeler advises on Homag Group IPO

July 13, 2007 was the first day of trading of shares of Homag Group AG on the official market (Prime Standard).

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Hengeler advises Industri Kapital on DSI sale

July 2007. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

Hengeler advises Industri Kapital on DSI sale

Industri Kapital has signed an agreement with CVC Captial Partners on the sale of DYWIDAG-Systems International GmbH (DSI).

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Financial Times' Innovative Lawyers report

July 2007. Press Releases by Elias Paraskevas Attorneys at Law (view listing).

Elias Paraskevas is pleased to announce that the Financial Times' Innovative Lawyers report, issued July 6, 2007, ranked Elias Paraskevas Attorneys the 24th most innovative firm in Europe, in its inaugural "FT Law 50" report. We are the only firm from Greece included in the rankings, and one of only seven non-UK, non- American firms to receive this designation.

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Deal Announcement

July 2007. Press Releases by HergĂĽner Bilgen Ă–zeke (view listing).

In a deal signed as of July 16, 2007, HergĂĽner Bilgen Ozeke ("HergĂĽner"), Istanbul, Turkey, represented the sellers in the largest share sale of the world in the Islamic banking sector for a consideration of USD 1.080 billion, which resulted in a market-value to book-value ratio of 5.8.

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Recently Closed Transaction by Herguner

July 2007. Press Releases by HergĂĽner Bilgen Ă–zeke (view listing).

In a deal closed recently, Herguner assisted Deutsche Bank in connection with its acquisition of Garanti Bank’s sub-custody business for non-resident financial institutions for USD 115 million. Hergüner team was led by partner Mr. Hakki Gedik and also included associates Ms. Yesim Api Samli and Ms. Ebru Ünal. Deutsche Bank's financial advisor was PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

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MANNHEIMER SWARTLING HAS ASSISTED AEROCRINE WITH ITS LISTING ON THE STOCKHOLM STOCK EXCHANGE

June 2007. Press Releases by Mannheimer Swartling (view listing).

Mannheimer Swartling has assisted the Swedish medtech company Aerocrine AB (publ) with its new issue of shares in May 2007, by which Aerocrine raised approximately SEK 225 million, and with the listing of Aerocrine on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

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