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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

 

GRP Rainer RechtsanwĂ€lte – Experience drafting valid wills

March 2018. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

Anyone who wants their estate to be organized in accordance with their wishes prepares a will. However, there are many pitfalls that can result in the will being ineffective.

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BĂ€r & Karrer Advised Axcel on the Acquisition of Invima

March 2018. Press Releases by BĂ€r & Karrer (view listing).

The Danish private equity company Axcel has acquired all shares in Invima AB, a Swedish corporation, with its subsidiaries including two Swiss subsidiaries. Under the IsaDora brand, Invima AB is one of the Nordic region's leading manufacturers and distributors of cosmetics, with sales in approximately 5,000 stores in forty different countries. The seller Ingvar Vigstrand with family will remain as a minority owner in the new group.

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VEGAS LEX discusses practice of proving business losses in court

March 2018. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 21 February 2018, VEGAS LEX’s experts with the support of RSPP Committee for Property and Judicial System held a conference in Moscow, following a series of events dedicated to main trends in disputes involving recovery of business losses and recommendations for getting the best result (for a plaintiff or a defendant).

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How to protect your interests when concluding and terminating a lease agreement?

March 2018. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 20 February 2018, VEGAS LEX held a conference dedicated to legal aspects of lease relations, certain tax matters, disputes under lease agreements and analysis of the commercial and office property markets.

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AVELLUM Advises Ukrzaliznytsia on USD1 Billion Collaboration with General Electric

March 2018. Press Releases by Avellum (view listing).

AVELLUM Advises Ukrzaliznytsia on USD1 Billion Collaboration with General Electric

AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to Public Joint Stock Company “Ukrainian Railway” (“Ukrzaliznytsia”) on a USD1 billion collaboration with General Electric Company (“GE”). The project aims at renovating and modernising the locomotive fleet of Ukrzaliznytsia through a long-term joint collaboration for the supply of up to 225 new locomotives and modernisation of 75 currently operating locomotives. In 2018-2019, GE is expected to supply 30 new locomotives to Ukrzaliznytsia through a financial lease agreement with Joint Stock Company “The State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine”.

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Rescinding acceptance of an inheritance on account of an error

March 2018. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

It is only possible to rescind acceptance of an inheritance on account of an error concerning the estate’s over-indebtedness if the heir assumed that the estate was of value.

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OTS Solicitors Is Expanding To Chancery Lane

March 2018. Press Releases by OTS Solicitors (view listing).

OTS Solicitors is delighted to announce that due to rapid growth and expansion, the firm has now expanded into additional offices.  The firm is adding 160 sq meters of office space at a new Chancery Lane branch in addition to its current 80 sq meters in the existing Fleet Street office, providing a total of 240sq meters with room for further expansion.  From 12th March 2018, the team at OTS Solicitors will see all clients at their new offices located at 25 Southampton Buildings WC2A 1AL.

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Sayenko Kharenko names five new partners

March 2018. Press Releases by Sayenko Kharenko (view listing).

Sayenko Kharenko is pleased to announce the promotion of five new partners in six of the firm's market-leading practices: banking & finance, capital markets, corporate & M&A, international arbitration, international trade, and private wealth management.

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Chambers Global 2018 ranks SyCipLaw as Band 1 Firm

March 2018. Press Releases by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (view listing).

Chambers Global 2018 has ranked SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan as a Band 1 firm in Corporate & Finance and Projects, Infrastructure & Energy.

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Dismissal with immediate effect for sending business documents to personal email address effective

March 2018. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

Anyone sending business documents to his or her personal email address should expect to be dismissed with immediate effect. This comes from a ruling of the Landesarbeitsgericht (LAG) Berlin-Brandenburg [Regional Labour Court of Berlin-Brandenburg] from May 16, 2017.

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Cyprus VAT on Land – Updates by the Tax Department

March 2018. Press Releases by Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC (view listing).

In November 2017, the Cyprus parliament voted an important amendment to the Cyprus VAT Legislation, which amends the main VAT Law N.95(I)/2000 concerning taxation of building land, in order to align it with the provisions of EU VAT Directive 2006/112/EC. The amendment has entered into force on 2 January 2018.

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Sayenko Kharenko advised on financing the construction of spent nuclear fuel storage facility

March 2018. Press Releases by Sayenko Kharenko (view listing).

Sayenko Kharenko acted as Ukrainian legal counsel in connection with the USD 250 million financing to State Enterprise "National Nuclear Energy Generating Company "Energoatom" (Energoatom), operator of all running nuclear power plants in Ukraine.Read more...

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OLG Bremen: Right reserved in a joint will to make amendments can be restricted

March 2018. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

The right reserved in a joint will to make amendments can be made conditional on the approval of a third party. That was the verdict of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Bremen [Higher Regional Court of Bremen].

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Alltech Sells its Factory in Serbia to Lesaffre

March 2018. Press Releases by Karanovic & Nikolic (view listing).

Alltech - a leading global animal and crop nutrition company, sold its baking yeast factory in Senta, in northern Serbia, to Lesaffre - a leading global baking yeast and fermented products company. The acquired factory will continue to produce baker's yeast for the Serbian market and yeast extracts for the food and animal feed industries. The transaction is in line with Alltech's continued focus on its core business in animal and crop nutrition.

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Sayenko Kharenko supported Ukreximbank in the launch of UZ partnership with GE

March 2018. Press Releases by Sayenko Kharenko (view listing).

Sayenko Kharenko acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Joint Stock Company “The State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine” (Ukreximbank) in connection with the inaugural deal within the USD 1 billion framework agreement between Public Joint Stock Company Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsya) and General Electric Transportation relating to the purchase, modernization and leasing of GE locomotives. Read more...

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Two Baker & Partners Team Members Promoted as Pupil Gains Recognition for Advocacy Excellence

March 2018. Press Releases by Baker & Partners (view listing).

Baker & Partners, a specialist litigation and dispute resolution practice based in Jersey Channel Islands, has promoted two members of its legal team to Associates of the firm following their successful completion of the Jersey Law Exams.  At the same time, one of their Pupil Barristers has gained the Middle Temple and a Master David Blunt QC prize while participating in the Middle Temple Advocacy Course 2018. 

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LAG Rheinland-Pfalz: Employee needs to have good cause for termination with immediate effect

March 2018. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

For termination of an employment relationship with immediate effect to be effective, there needs to be good cause. This is true whether notice of dismissal is issued by the employer or the employee.

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Tax Update

March 2018. Press Releases by Stelios Americanos & Co (view listing).

Cyprus Tax Authorities announce the 10 year bond yield for Notional Interest Deduction (NID) purposes

The Cyprus tax authorities have announced the interest yield of the 10 year government bonds as at 31st December 2017 which increased by 3% grants tax allowance on new capital introduced into the Cyprus company.

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BĂ€r & Karrer Welcomes New Tax Counsel

March 2018. Press Releases by BĂ€r & Karrer (view listing).

BĂ€r & Karrer is pleased to announce Prof. Dr. Andrea Opel as a new counsel to the firm. She joined the tax team in Zurich on 1 March 2018.

Andrea Opel studied Law at the University of Basel and then worked as academic assistant before completing her doctorate in 2008. She habilitated in 2015 at the University of Basel. Besides her counsel role at BĂ€r & Karrer, Andrea Opel continues to act as professor for tax law at the University of Lucerne. She is a member of the board of the Institute of Business Law at University of Lucerne as well as a member of the Swiss Association of Tax Law Professors.

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BĂ€r & Karrer Advised Orior on the Placement of Shares by Way of an Accelerated Bookbuilding

March 2018. Press Releases by BĂ€r & Karrer (view listing).

Orior AG successfully placed 592,499 new shares by way of an accelerated bookbuilding in a private placement with institutional investors. The placed shares are sourced from the company's existing authorized share capital and the pre-emptive rights of the existing shareholders have been excluded.

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AVELLUM Advises Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on State-Guaranteed USD250 Million Loan to Energoatom

March 2018. Press Releases by Avellum (view listing).

AVELLUM Advises Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on State-Guaranteed USD250 Million Loan to Energoatom

AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on the state-guaranteed USD250 million loan extended to State Enterprise National Nuclear Energy Generating Company “Energoatom”.=

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BĂ€r & Karrer Advised HQLAx on the first Live Securities Lending Transaction Using R3's Corda Blockc

March 2018. Press Releases by BĂ€r & Karrer (view listing).

On 1 March 2018, financial technology innovator HQLAx together with Credit Suisse and ING completed the first live securities lending transaction using R3's Corda blockchain platform. The transaction included a basket swap between Credit Suisse and ING of value EUR 25 million using the HQLAx Corda-based collateral lending application. During the transaction, Credit Suisse and ING transferred legal ownership of Dutch and German government securities on the platform using HQLAx Digital Collateral Records (DCRs) while the underlying securities remained static.

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Foyen recruits corporate counsel with cutting-edge expertise in energy law

March 2018. Press Releases by Foyen Advokatfirma AB (view listing).

20 February, 2018

Foyen Advokatfirma has recruited corporate counsel Johan Bogren from E.ON. Johan joins the firm’s Construction; Energy, Land and Environment; and Commercial Law practice groups.

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Hassans receives Highly Commended at the European UK Captive Awards 2017

March 2018. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

The first European & UK Captive Awards 2017 was held in London yesterday, Tuesday 10th October.

The Awards commend and reward those European and UK providers of captive insurance products and services, as well as captives themselves who have outperformed their competitors and peers, demonstrating the highest levels of excellence over the 12 month judging period.

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Hassans receives Highly Commended at the European UK Captive Awards 2017

March 2018. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

The first European & UK Captive Awards 2017 was held in London yesterday, Tuesday 10th October.

The Awards commend and reward those European and UK providers of captive insurance products and services, as well as captives themselves who have outperformed their competitors and peers, demonstrating the highest levels of excellence over the 12 month judging period.

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Hassans advises Sunborn on the issuing of EUR 58 million bonds

March 2018. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans International Law Firm, Gibraltar’s largest law firm, has acted for Sunborn Gibraltar on the issuing of a Euro 58,000,000 bond which has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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ITIRIV and Hassans International Law Firm announce strategic partnership

March 2018. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

ITIRIV and Hassans International Law Firm announce strategic partnership with global blockchain provider, BlockEx

ITIRIV, Gibraltar-based digital management consultants, and Hassans, Gibraltar’s largest law firm, are excited to announce a strategic partnership with BlockEx, a blockchain technology provider offering digital asset creation, issuance and trading platform (DAxP).

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Hassans announces six partner promotions

March 2018. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans International Law Firm is delighted to announce six partner promotions. The promotions bring the total number of partners at Hassans to 46. The new partners are:

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Hassans continues its long-term environment commitment

March 2018. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans continues its long-term environment commitment as pro bono legal advisers to the Environmental Safety Group (ESG)

Hassans’ Partner David Dumas QC has been the ESG’s dedicated legal adviser for the work carried out by the Group, locally, and on Campo cross-border and international issues, for the last 14 years. This followed the decision by Senior Partner James Levy QC in 2002 to commit the firm to further the singular aim of bettering the environment, within and outside Gibraltar. Apart from providing legal advice and drafting and submitting paperwork, Hassans has also assisted in the funding the ESG’s many campaigns on practically every environmental issue.

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Hassans achieves another clean sweep of Tier 1 rankings in Legal 500 EMEA

March 2018. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Legal 500, one of the leading international legal directories which provides rankings of law firms based purely on client feedback, published their Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) results yesterday.

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Hassans broadens its reach globally in Chambers and Partners

March 2018. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans received unique recognition last week for its gaming experts in the globally renowned Chambers and Partners.

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Hassans to donate ÂŁ30,000 to Calpe House Trust over the next 3 years

March 2018. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

James Levy CBE QC (Senior Partner) and Javier Chincotta (Managing Partner) of Hassans met with Trustees of Calpe House, Albert Poggio OBE GMH, Vice President and Edward Yome, the Commissioner of Police, to present a cheque for ÂŁ10,000. Hassans has committed to providing ÂŁ10,000 to the Trust each year for the next three years.

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Hassans advises Playtech plc in relation to its application for a B2B remote gambling licence

March 2018. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Playtech plc, a leading online software and platform provider, has successfully obtained a remote gambling B2B licence in Gibraltar. Playtech is one of the most recognised providers in the gaming industry and at the forefront of new developments.

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Serbian Commission Fines Another Bid Rigging Cartel

February 2018. Press Releases by Karanovic & Nikolic (view listing).

The Serbian Competition Commission (the "Commission") recently fined four undertakings for bid rigging in the public procurement for the maintenance of train wagons. The contracting authority, the "Nikola Tesla" power plant, which represents the largest electricity-producing complex in Serbia, informed the Commission about possible collusion in public procurement for repair services for the train wagons it uses in coal transportation.

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Employer’s right to give instructions regarding business trips abroad

February 2018. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

An employer’s executive prerogative entails being able to order business trips abroad if the employee commits himself to undertake this kind of service in his or her employment contract. That was the verdict of the Landesarbeitsgericht (LAG) Baden-WĂŒrttemberg [Regional Labour Court of Baden-WĂŒrttemberg].

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VEGAS LEX partnered up atthe Russian Business Week 2018

February 2018. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

From February 5, 2018 to February 9, 2018, VEGAS LEX customarily supported the events of the Eleventh Russian Business Week of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE).

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Managers‘ risk of liability and D&O insurance

February 2018. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

Mistakes made by managers can prove costly both for the company as well as the managers themselves. For this reason, many companies take out D&O insurance policies for their executive personnel.

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BĂ€r & Karrer Advises Novartis on the Placement of EUR 2,250,000,000 Guaranteed Notes

February 2018. Press Releases by BĂ€r & Karrer (view listing).

Novartis Finance S.A. completed the placement of EUR 750,000,000 Guaranteed Notes due 2023, EUR 750,000,000 Guaranteed Notes due 2030 and EUR 750,000,000 Guaranteed Notes due 2038. The 2023 Notes were issued at 99.655% of their principal amount with an interest of 0.500% and will mature on 14 August 2023 at their nominal value. The 2030 Notes were issued at 99.957% of their principal amount with an interest of 1.375% and will mature on 14 August 2030. The 2038 Notes were issued at 99.217% of their principal amount with an interest of 1.700% and will mature on 14 August 2038. The Notes are guaranteed by Novartis AG. They have been provisionally admitted to trading at the SIX Swiss Exchange and are expected to be listed there as well.

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Foyen recruits public sector specialist

February 2018. Press Releases by Foyen Advokatfirma AB (view listing).

14 February, 2018

Foyen Advokatfirma has recruited general counsel Ulrika Hedberg from Trelleborg Municipality. Ulrika is a member of the law firm’s Public Sector, Construction and Real Estate business areas, writes Foyen in a press release.

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Foyen authors updates on construction law and project financing

February 2018. Press Releases by Foyen Advokatfirma AB (view listing).

Getting the Deal Through is an international publication covering 75 business areas linked to more than 150 jurisdictions and collaborating with many of the world's leading law firms. The different sections are written by experts in each area, and we at Foyen are proud to represent Sweden with our latest contributions regarding the construction law and project financing areas in Construction 2018 and Project Finance 2018.

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SyCipLaw named Philippine Law Firm of the Year at Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2018

February 2018. Press Releases by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (view listing).

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan was recognized as Philippine Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2018. SyCipLaw partners Rocky Alejandro L. Reyes and Russel L. Rodriguez received the award on the firm’s behalf.

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SyCipLaw supports “Sa Pagbasa, May Pag-asa” Storybook Donation Drive

February 2018. Press Releases by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (view listing).

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan collected a total of PhP55,100.00 and 169 books in support of the “Sa Pagbasa, May Pag-asa” storybook donation drive. The campaign advocates the exposure of public school children to a wide range of creative, interesting, and age-appropriate reading materials, and, in so doing, instill in them a culture of reading that is critical to the learning and development process.

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FORTHCOMING ARTICLE BY PROFESSOR VILLATA

February 2018. Press Releases by Villata, Degli Esposti e Associati (view listing).

Studio Legale Villata, Degli Esposti e Associati is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of Professor Villata’s latest article.

The work, In tema di questioni di giurisdizione (alla luce di un recente Momorandum), explores questions of jurisdiction following the recent Memorandum from the heads of the three jurisdictions (ordinary, administrative and accounting) addressed to the President of the Italian Republic.

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LEADING CORPORATE LAWYER KEN CASEY JOINS HAYES SOLICITORS

February 2018. Press Releases by Hayes Solicitors (view listing).

Ken Casey joins Hayes solicitors to head up new Corporate department

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Zetlin & De Chiara Partner James J. Terry to Present at the Practicing Law Institute’s 19th Annual

February 2018. Press Releases by Zetlin & De Chiara LLP (view listing).

(New York, NY – Nov 27, 2017) Partner James J. Terry  of leading construction law firm Zetlin & De Chiara LLP will be a featured speaker at the Practicing Law Institute’s 19th Annual Commercial Real Estate institute in New York on December 4 and 5, 2017.

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[KIM & CHANG] Top-ranked in All 16 Practice Areas Surveyed - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

February 2018. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

In the recently published The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018, one of the legal industry’s most prominent guides to the legal market in Asia, Kim & Chang was the only Korean law firm to be top-ranked ("Tier 1") in all 16 practice areas surveyed.  Particularly noteworthy is the fact that our IP group was the only Tier 1-ranked practice to be recognized in the “Intellectual property – Patents and Trademarks” category.

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[KIM & CHANG] Making and Donating Kimchi to the Community

February 2018. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

On November 18, 2017, more than 40 Kim & Chang attorneys and K&C Friends (staff volunteers) of Kim & Chang Committee for Social Contribution volunteered in gimjang, a Korean tradition of preparing large quantities of kimchi for the winter.  Volunteers gathered early in the morning to learn how to do gimjang, and helped to make kimchi.  The kimchi prepared through this event was  donated to 100 foster care families supported by the Central Foster Care Family Center .

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[KIM & CHANG] Highest Rankings in All 18 Practice Areas - Asialaw Profiles 2018

February 2018. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was the only Korean law firm to receive “Outstanding,” the highest possible ranking, across all 18 practice areas in the 22nd edition of Asialaw Profiles 2018, a definitive guide to Asia-Pacific’s leading regional and domestic law firms.  Additionally, we were the only Korean firm to be awarded “Outstanding” in the Financial Services Regulatory and Intellectual Property practice areas. 

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[KIM & CHANG] Delivering Coal Briquettes to Low-income Families and the Elderly Living Alone in...

February 2018. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

On December 9, 2017, Kim & Chang attorneys and K&C Friends (staff volunteers) of Kim & Chang Committee for Social Contribution together with youth members of Deulggot Youth World, an organization dedicated to caring for and educating children in need, delivered coal briquettes to a jjokbang town in Seoul’s Yeongdeungpo District.  Jjokbang towns are low-income neighborhoods comprised of tenement housings with small rooms that barely accommodate one person.  

The volunteers delivered the briquettes to low-income families, the elderly living alone, and others in the jjokbang town with hopes to give them a warmer winter.

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