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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.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

Senior Solicitor Joanna Newton joins the Stowe Family Law office in Bristol

July 2019. Press Releases by Stowe Family Law (view listing).

April 3, 2019

Senior Solicitor Joanna Newton has joined the Bristol office of Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm.

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Our Altrincham office expands its team with a new solicitor

July 2019. Press Releases by Stowe Family Law (view listing).

March 28, 2019

Solicitor, Gabrielle Read-Thomas has joined our Altrincham office.

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Beverley based family law firm recruits new Solicitor to the team

July 2019. Press Releases by Stowe Family Law (view listing).

May 2, 2019

Solicitor Rachel Joyce has joined the Beverley office of Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm.

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A new solicitor joins the Stowe Family Law team in Winchester

July 2019. Press Releases by Stowe Family Law (view listing).

March 27, 2019

Solicitor Aaron Bailey has joined the Winchester office of Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm.

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Our Birmingham office adds a Child Law specialist solicitor to the team

July 2019. Press Releases by Stowe Family Law (view listing).

May 3, 2019

Solicitor Laura-Faye Trainor has joined the Birmingham office of Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm.

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Stowe Family Law’s growth continues with a new office in York

July 2019. Press Releases by Stowe Family Law (view listing).

April 8, 2019

Stowe Family Law has strengthened its Yorkshire roots by opening an office in York, its sixth in the county. This brings the firm’s national presence to 19 offices, reinforcing its position as the country’s largest specialist family law practice.

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Jersey Finance Appoints US lead

July 2019. Press Releases by Jersey finance (view listing).

1 July 2019

Jersey Finance appoints US representative to head up New York office

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Jersey Wins Best IFC at The WealthBriefingAsia Awards 2019

June 2019. Press Releases by Jersey finance (view listing).

31 May 2019

Jersey Wins Best IFC at The WealthBriefingAsia Awards 2019

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Jersey Finance

June 2019. Press Releases by Jersey finance (view listing).

19 June 2019

Jersey Finance comments on jurisdiction’s commitment to move towards public registers of beneficial ownership

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GOLAW has been recognised as the best Ukrainian law firm in the field of Tax Law

June 2019. Press Releases by GOLAW (view listing).

On May 7, GOLAW became a finalist of the Legal Award 2019 in two nominations (the best law firm in the field of Tax and Criminal Law) and received a prestigious award “The Law firm of the year in the field of Tax».

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ZF opens Factory in Pančevo

June 2019. Press Releases by Karanovic & Nikolic (view listing).

A leader on the car industry market, the German company ZF opens its factory in Pančevo within the first phase of the EUR 160 million investment. The factory will start producing machines, generators for hybrid and electric drives, gearshift switches and microswitches in the first half of June.

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DELHI HIGH COURT REJECTS THE OBJECTION OF NHAI AGAINST THE ARBITRAL AWARD REGARDING PNC-BEL (JV)

The Hon’ble Delhi High Court rejects the objections of NHAI under section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 regarding an Arbitral Award which was passed in favour of PNC-BEL (JV). The petition [O.M.P. (COMM) 41/2019, decided on 24th May, 2019] was filed by NHAI challenging the Arbitral Award dated 20.09.2018 passed by the Arbitral Tribunal adjudicating the disputes that have arisen between PNC-BEL (JV) and NHAI in relation to the Agreement dated 04.02.2005, executed between the parties for the Project for Widening and Strengthening of National Highway No. 24 from Km 93.00 to Km 149.25 to four lane standards (Garhmukteshwar to Moradabad) & ROB at Km 181 of NH-24 and Bridges on NH-87 in Uttar Pradesh (Package-II).

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MPR Partners assisted Trico in the acquisition of wiper systems business from Federal Mogul

June 2019. Press Releases by Maravela & Asociaţii (view listing).

MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Roman has assisted the global wiper blade manufacturer Trico in the acquisition of the worldwide wiper and wiper systems business of Federal-Mogul Motorparts.

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Mid Europa Partners sells Knjaz Miloš to KMV and PepsiCo

June 2019. Press Releases by Karanovic & Nikolic (view listing).

Mid Europa Partners, the leading private equity investor in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today the agreement to sell its shares in Knjaz Miloš to a joint venture between Karlovarské Minerální Vody (KMV) and PepsiCo, Inc. (PepsiCo). The transaction is currently subject to customary regulatory approval and is expected to close in Q3 2019.

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GOLAW lawyers have been listed among the TOP Professionals in Ukraine according to the international

May 2019. Press Releases by GOLAW (view listing).

GOLAW lawyers have been highly recognised by the international research program Best Lawyers and included to 10th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2020. The Best Lawyers survey is based on the peer-review only, that reconfirms the professionalism of GOLAW lawyers and their recognition among colleagues.   

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GOLAW lawyers have been highly recognised by international legal advisory Who's Who Legal

May 2019. Press Releases by GOLAW (view listing).

GOLAW lawyers have been highly recognised by international legal research program Who’s Who Legal (WWL). The firm’s Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution and Litigation practice Kateryna Manoylenko and Counsel Kateryna Tsvetkova have been listed among the best lawyers in Ukraine in the field of Labour, Employment & Benefits 2019.

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United Nations recognizes Jersey’s work on international asset recovery

May 2019. Press Releases by Jersey finance (view listing).

16 May 2019

United Nations recognizes Jersey’s work on international asset recovery

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Jersey Finance Makes Key Appointments to Support its Middle East Business Development Activities

May 2019. Press Releases by Jersey finance (view listing).

17 April 2019

Jersey Finance has made two key appointments to its team based in its Dubai office to meet the growing opportunities in the Gulf and wider region:

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Economic Substance

May 2019. Press Releases by Jersey finance (view listing).

17 April 2019

Various local and international media have today reported on amendments to Jersey’s new legal framework for economic substance.

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Jersey’s Finance Lisa Springate Appointed as New IoD Jersey Chair

May 2019. Press Releases by Jersey finance (view listing).

12 April 2019

We are delighted to announce that Lisa Springate, our Head of Technical, has been elected as the new Chair of the Institute of Directors (IoD), Jersey. Lisa will succeed Chris Clark at the IoD’s Annual Members’ Meeting on 23 May 2019.

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Record Employment Levels in Jersey’s Finance Industry Reflect Future Confidence

May 2019. Press Releases by Jersey finance (view listing).

8 April 2019

Sustained jobs growth and new record levels of employment in Jersey’s financial services industry is reflective of genuine optimism in Jersey’s future as an evolving and forward-thinking international finance centre, according to Joe Moynihan, CEO, Jersey Finance.

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SENIOR CORPORATE LAWYER

May 2019. Press Releases by Gauci-Maistre Xynou (view listing).

Gauci-Maistre Xynou (Legal | Assurance) is a dynamically developing Greco-Maltese law firm having its head office in Malta. Due to the expansion process being undertaken by GMX, the firm is currently looking to recruit a corporate lawyer to join its Valletta office on a full-time basis.

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GVZH Advocates appoints new Partners

May 2019. Press Releases by GVZH Advocates (view listing).

Dr Luca Vella and Dr Kurt Hyzler have been admitted as Partners of GVZH Advocates within the firm’s Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Banking and Finance and Financial Services Industry practice groups.

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TURUNÇ Vinci Venture Capital on its First Investment

May 2019. Press Releases by TURUNÇ (view listing).

TURUNÇ represented Vinci Venture Capital on its investment into Octovan, a marketplace connecting home and small item movers with end-users. This was Vinci's first-ever investment since the fund's formation in March 2017.

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Anniversary rebranding: Maravela|Asociații becomes MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Roman

May 2019. Press Releases by Maravela & Asociaţii (view listing).

Celebrating 5 years since its establishment by highly experienced business lawyers, Maravela|Asociații is undergoing a rebranding process that includes a name change to MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Roman and a new logo.

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The New Law Amending Certain Laws on Health in Turkey

May 2019. Press Releases by NSN Law Firm (view listing).

The New Law Amending Certain Laws on Health in Turkey

The Law amending certain laws on health with the purpose to update regulations in accordance with practices concerning pharmaceutical industry, to preclude the violence against healthcare providers, to ensure the healthcare services are given better and more efficient, to regulate donating eggs and reproductive cells for protection of lineage, to prevent common usage of tobacco products, to regulate the rights and other matters of family practitioners and to enlarge the scope of general health insurance regarding test-tube baby practices has recently entered into force as of its publication in the Official Gazette dated December 5, 2018.

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Mandatory Mediation in Turkey

May 2019. Press Releases by NSN Law Firm (view listing).

As of 1 January 2019; mediation became mandatory for court actions related to IP law including trade marks, designs and patents and including monetary/compensation claims.

Provisions related to mandatory mediation will not apply to court actions pending before first instance courts, district courts of appeal and the Court of Cassation. However; the parties may still apply to a mediator at their discretion for pending actions.  

If the parties cannot agree upon a mediator recorded in the registry then one party can apply to the mediation office where the competent court is located. Then mediation will be carried out by one of the registered mediators who will be appointed randomly.

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New Procedure to Apply Sanctions on Promotional Activities related to Medical Devices in Turkey

May 2019. Press Releases by NSN Law Firm (view listing).

Turkish Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency has recently announced that the sanctions for sales centers provided under the Article 28/5 regarding the breach of Article 21 of the Regulation on Sales, Advertising and Promotion of Medical Devices (“Regulation”) shall be applied automatically by the system and no official letter shall be sent to the breaching sales centers as of 9 October 2018 (“Announcement”).

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Exceptions to the Prohibition of Payments in Foreign Currency among Residents in Turkey

May 2019. Press Releases by NSN Law Firm (view listing).

The payments in foreign currencies or indexed foreign currency have been prohibited on September 13, 2018 by the Presidential Decree which is amending The Decree Numbered 32 on Protection of the Value of Turkish Currency. The Amendment Communique (No.2018-32/51) which clarifies the new implementation and exceptions has been published in the Official Gazette on October 6, 2018 by the Ministry of Treasury and Finance.

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Amendments to The Law on Evaluation, Classification and Promotion of Motion Pictures

May 2019. Press Releases by NSN Law Firm (view listing).

Recent debates in Turkey between some of Turkish motion picture producers and a foreign based entertainment groups which distribute and display motion pictures prompt the legislator to make amendments to the current legislation in order to dissolve the discussions. Thereupon, The Law on Amendments to The Law on Evaluation, Classification and Promotion of Motion Pictures (No.7163) (“Amending Law”) is published in the Official Gazette on 30.01.2019.

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Overview of Skinny Labels Issue in Light of the Second Medical Use Patents and Regulations in Turkey

May 2019. Press Releases by NSN Law Firm (view listing).

Patent protection of the newly discovered indications as well as the dosages, dosage routes and dosage regimen of the new forms of use, constitute an important part of managing intellectual property rights pertaining to pharmaceuticals. In the pharmaceutical area, a different field of use of a known molecule can be subject to a patent. If such a use is a secondary or further use, this type of patents is called “second medical use” patents. In consideration with the basic principles of patent laws, a second medical use should be meeting the criteria of novelty and inventive step in order to be lawfully granted patent protoction. The novelty herein is arising out of the novel curative use of an already known substance. In other words, the substance in question is already known but the curative use for a particular illness is not yet known.

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Ld’ Adjudicating Authority dismisses the Application under Section 7 by ICICI Bank...

Ld’ Adjudicating Authority dismisses the Application under Section 7 by ICICI Bank against Era Infrastructure (India) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Era Infra Engineering Limited.

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Extension of Consultation Period

May 2019. Press Releases by Mamo TCV Advocates (view listing).

The MFSA has notified industry participants and interested parties that the Consultation period for the Guidance on Cybersecurity, issued on the 8 February 2019, has been extended to Monday 25 March 2019. 

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Jersey Government Approves International Savings Plans Designed to Provide Better Futures for Intern

April 2019. Press Releases by Jersey finance (view listing).

Jersey’s Government has this week approved the introduction of provisions which allow Jersey to launch new International Savings Plans (ISPs).

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Jersey Finance unveils research highlighting challenges of wealth transition at new Dubai office lau

April 2019. Press Releases by Jersey finance (view listing).

13 November 2018

Jersey Finance unveils research highlighting challenges of wealth transition at new Dubai office launch

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Record employment levels in Jersey’s finance industry reflect future confidence

April 2019. Press Releases by Jersey finance (view listing).

8 April 2019

Record employment levels in Jersey’s finance industry reflect future confidence

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New European Investment Fund Policy Offers Welcome Clarity for Jersey’s Funds Industry

April 2019. Press Releases by Jersey finance (view listing).

4 April 2019

New European Investment Fund Policy Offers Welcome Clarity for Jersey’s Funds Industry

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Jersey Finance comments on EU recognition of Jersey as a cooperative jurisdiction

April 2019. Press Releases by Jersey finance (view listing).

12 March 2019

Jersey Finance comments on EU recognition of Jersey as a cooperative jurisdiction

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Alternative Managers Continue to Find Market Access Certainty Through Private Placement

April 2019. Press Releases by Jersey finance (view listing).

21 February 2019

Alternative Managers Continue to Find Market Access Certainty Through Private Placement

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Jersey’s funds industry: MoU with FCA will give managers added certainty and confidence

April 2019. Press Releases by Jersey finance (view listing).

12 March 2019

Jersey’s funds industry: MoU with FCA will give managers added certainty and confidence

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Private equity drives growth as Jersey funds business reaches new all-time high

April 2019. Press Releases by Jersey finance (view listing).

13th March 2019

Private equity drives growth as Jersey funds business reaches new all-time high

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AVELLUM advises EBRD on infrastructure financing to Negabarit-Service

April 2019. Press Releases by Avellum (view listing).

AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD”) in connection with a senior secured loan of up to EUR2.6 million to Negabarit-Service LLC (“Company”), a Ukrainian leader in the oversized and complex auto cargo transportations.

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AVELLUM successfully represents the client in GAFTA appeal

April 2019. Press Releases by Avellum (view listing).

The GAFTA Board of Appeal satisfied in full the Client’s claim of approximately USD150,000 seeking compensation for damages specified in a washout agreement that were caused by the failure to comply with the contract.

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AVELLUM successfully represents international inspection company in ICAC arbitration

April 2019. Press Releases by Avellum (view listing).

AVELLUM secured a favourable award for the client in the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (“ICAC”) for a total amount of almost USD200,000.

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Arendt & Medernach appoints four new Partners

April 2019. Press Releases by Arendt & Medernach (view listing).

Arendt & Medernach has the pleasure of announcing the appointment of four new Partners.

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VEGAS LEX on The Legal 500 EMEA 2019 ranking

April 2019. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX has improved its ranking in traditionally strong categories of The Legal 500 EMEA 2019. In particular, the firm ranks first in PPP and infrastructure projects category.

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BRYAN CAVE LEIGHTON PAISNER RUSSIA ADVISES HMS GROUP 
ON RESTRUCTURING

April 2019. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Russia (formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia) has successfully advised H.M.S. Technologies Limited (HMST), the major shareholder in HMS Group, on restructuring its 71.51% shareholding in HMS Hydraulic Machines & Systems Group Plc (LSE: HMSG) (HMS Group Plc), the Cyprus-based parent of HMS Group.

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Dr. Katrina Abela selected as an Advocacy Committee member of the European Business Aviation Associa

April 2019. Press Releases by GVZH Advocates (view listing).

GVZH Advocates is delighted to announce that senior associate Katrina Abela has been selected as a member of the first Advocacy Committee of the European Business Aviation Association.

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Legal Developments worldwide

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  • DO FIDIC RULE APPLY IN CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS IN UAE?

    Since a very long time, FIDIC (The International Federation of Consulting Engineers) is commonly used a standard for international construction and engineering contracts and is very frequently used in UAE. It mainly governs the construction works within the country and in GCC. 
  • Communiqué on Equity Crowdfunding Is Officially Published

    By way of background, in January 2019, the Capital Markets Board (“ CMB ”) had issued an announcement on its website on the Draft Communiqué on Equity Crowdfunding [1] . The CMB has now officially published the Communiqué on Crowdfunding No. III-35/A (“ Communiqué ”), on October 3, 2019. The Communiqué entered into force as of October 3, 2019.
  • Beneficial Ownership Concept new interpretation from the Russian federal tax service

    The recent interpretative letter issued by the Russian Federal Tax Services (“FTS”) on 08th August 2019, has provided further guidance as to the application of the Beneficial Ownership Concept, further to the letter initially provided on the 12th of April 2018 which adopted a strict approach of the concept. 
  • Cyprus and Netherlands Double Tax Treaty Update

    Cyprus has concluded the negotiations for the avoidance of double taxation with the Netherlands. The double tax treaty was agreed at technocratic level in Hague. It is expected to be signed by the end of 2019 or early in 2020.
  • Vacancy - Senior Corporate Lawyer

    The Senior Corporate Lawyer, who will be reporting to Partners, will be working with both the firm’s legal team as well as the financial services team. The successful candidate will be requested to show initiative, take on certain responsibilities within the firm, work in a multinational environment and will immediately be given the opportunity to further advance their career within the law firm.
  • CJEU RULED ON THE APPLICATION OF THE BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP CONCEPT

    The judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on February 26, 2019, in the “Danish Beneficial Ownership Cases”, can be perceived as a landmark on the interpretation of the Beneficial Ownership concept under the Interest and Royalties Directive (IRD) and the Parent-Subsidiary Directive (PSD).
  • Court of Justice rules on source of income for Derivative Residence applications

    On 2 October 2019, the Court of Justice delivered its judgment in Bajratari v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Directive 2004/38/EC) Case C-93/18 which concerns Chen applications and the source of funds for self-sufficiency. 
  • End of the ‘centre of life test’ in Surinder Singh cases?

    In the recent case of  ZA (Reg 9. EEA Regs; abuse of rights) Afghanistan   [2019] UKUT 281 (IAC ), the Upper Tribunal found that there is no basis in EU law for the centre of life test, as set out in Regulation 9(3)(a) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 (the “Regulations”). It further found that it is not to be applied when Judges assess  Surinder Singh  cases that appear before them.
  • ITALIAN RULES ON JOINT VENTURES IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AND CONCESSIONS

    Italian rules on jointventures concerning public procurement and concession contracts are set out inlight of the European legal framework provided for in Directive 2014/23/EU and 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council. The European rules aim to ensurethe best use of public money so that EU citizens benefit from strategicinvestments and services at fair prices. In this context, public procurementand concessions represent key instruments that need to be regulated and standardisedin order to ensure free movement of goods, freedom of establishment and freedomto provide services.
  • Terms of employment as a sole representative

    In this article we examine the working arrangements of sole representatives, looking at the terms and conditions of employment that the Home Office will expect a sole representative to have in order to qualify as a representative of an overseas business.