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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

 

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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[KIM & CHANG] Highest Number of Wins Among Korean Firms - Asian-MENA Counsel Firms of the Year 2017

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

In the recently published Representing Corporate Asia and Middle East Survey, an annual ranking survey published by Asian-MENA Counsel, Kim & Chang won "In-House Community Firm of the Year" in 14 categories.

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[KIM & CHANG] Second Law Academy of 2017 at Gyeongsan Multicultural Family Support Center

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

On October 31, 2017, Kim & Chang Committee for Social Contribution hosted its second Multicultural Family Law Academy for 2017, a “mobile” legal service for multicultural families in Korea, in the City of Gyeongsan in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province.  The first session was held in the City of Gimje in Jeollabuk-do Province earlier in 2017.

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Canadian Bioenergy Mission to the Philippines

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

SyCipLaw partner Arlene M. Maneja was a guest speaker on “Regulatory Framework for Renewable Energy” at the Bioenergy Mission to the Philippines co-organized by the Embassy of Canada in Manila and the Philippine Department of Energy.

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Zetlin & De Chiara Senior Partner Carol Patterson Named “Barrier-Breaker” by Commercial Observer

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

New York, NY (November 13, 2017) –  Carol J. Patterson, Senior Partner at construction law firm Zetlin & De Chiara LLP was honored by the Commercial Observer at its first-ever Women in Construction Awards for her precedent-setting achievements.

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Vassily Rudomino and Anton Dzhuplin are co-authors of an article in American Bar Association

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

The American Bar Association (ABA) has issued an annual international law review. Leading lawyers of the world are the authors of the publication. Experts in the Russia region were Vassily Rudomino, Alrud Senior Partner, and Anton Dzhuplin, Alrud Partner.

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AVELLUM Advises Shareholder of PJSC “Commercial Bank “Center” on Increasing Its Charter Capita

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

AVELLUM Advises Shareholder of PJSC “Commercial Bank “Center” on Increasing Its Charter Capital

AVELLUM advised Public Joint Stock Company “Commercial Bank “Center” (“PJSC CB “Center”), a regional Ukrainian bank, and its sole shareholder Mr. Hamed Alikhani on increasing the charter capital of PJSC CB “Center” to UAH200 million. AVELLUM advised the clients on a number of corporate, regulatory, and securities issues related to increasing the charter capital, and on further acquisition of new shares in PJSC CB “Center”.

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VEGAS LEX and Federal Tax Service of Russia discuss the changes in tax legislation in 2017–2018

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

On 24 January 2018, at the conference held by VEGAS LEX, experts discussed the key trends of tax control and international taxation and the changes relating to unjustified tax benefit, investigations and proof of the facts of deliberate non-payment of taxes and levies.

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Wallpaper cartel – Heavy fines for illegal price fixing

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

In its ruling of October 12, 2017, the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Düsseldorf [Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf] imposed fines totalling more than 19 million euros against members of the so-called Tapeten-Kartell, or “wallpaper cartel” (Az.: V-2 Kart 1-3/17).

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Truck cartel – Damages claims against Scania now also a possibility

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

Last summer, the European Commission imposed heavy fines on five truck manufacturers for violations of antirust law. The Swedish truck manufacturer Scania is now being asked to pay up as well.

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VdA announces new partners Ana Luís de Sousa and Catarina Pinto Correia

February 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

As of January 2018, Ana Luís de Sousa and Catarina Pinto Correia join VdA partnership.

Lawyers in, respectively, Projects - Infrastructures, Energy & Natural Resources and Public Law, these appointments stand for from the ongoing strategic commitment to reinforce the firm’s capabilities in core areas and develop new skills in key sectors of the economy, providing increased added value to our clients.

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VdA Legal Partners: exclusive partnership in Chad

February 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

On December 15, Vieira de Almeida entered into an exclusive partnership agreement with Cabinet BASSOUNDA & Partners - BP Partners, a Chadian law firm lead by Sylvanus Bassounda and Beti Kolossoum Nodjitan. BP Partners is one of the most prestigious law firms in Chad, with a widely acknowledged expertise in OHADA Law, Tax, Employment, Finance and Litigation.

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VdA has been appointed to preside over the Steering Committee of GRACE

February 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

VdA has been elected President of the Steering Committee of GRACE for the period 2018/2020. Partner Margarida Couto, shall take office on behalf of the firm.

GRACE (www.grace.pt) is a pioneering non-profit public interest organisation gathering over 160 companies of all sizes and across industries, engaged in deepening their social role, as well as promoting and developing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Portugal.

The appointment of VdA to lead GRACE for the next 3 years is a strong motive for institutional pride, as it recognises the role played by the firm in Portugal, in matters regarding CSR.

Note :

VdA carries out an extensive corporate social responsibility programme, organised around several axes, notably corporate volunteer work, empowerment of non-profit organisations and the provision of pro bono legal services. Throughout 2017, VdA provided over 7.000 hours of free legal services to over 100 non-profit organisations. Over the years, the number of hours allocated to the CSR Programme has steadily increased.

At the end of 2016, VdA launched the Vasco Vieira de Almeida Foundation, having as key mission to educate for citizenship and assert the key role education and knowledge play in the promotion of human rights and the Rule of Law. The Foundation is also engaged in strengthening VdA’s CSR Programme, while an organised expression of the exercise of citizenship, reinforcing VdA’s lawyers’ and staff sense of belonging to the community at large.

www.vda.pt

Angola | Cabo Verde | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Equatorial Guinea | Gabon | Guinea-Bissau | Mozambique | Portugal | Sao Tome and Principe | Timor-Leste

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BGH: A square shape can also be protected as a trademark

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

Three-dimensional symbols that represent the shape of a product can be protected as a trademark. That was the verdict of the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany’s Federal Supreme Court, in two rulings from October 18, 2017 (Az.: I ZB 3/17 and I ZB 4/17).

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Stuarts Promotes New Partners Richard Annette and Aaron Walker

February 2018. Press Releases by Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries (view listing).

Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries, a leading Cayman Islands law firm, is pleased to announce that Richard Annette and Aaron Walker have been promoted as the firm’s newest partners, effective January 2018. 

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CYPRUS AN EMERGING EU FUND JURISDICTION

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

Cyprus consistent efforts to modernize its regulatory environment for investment funds, has created a legal framework bearing hallmarks of the regimes in Luxembourg and Ireland, and has strengthened Cyprus’ profile as an emerging European funds and asset management domicile.

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Home Office Immigration White Paper Release Delayed

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

An immigration white paper outlining Britain’s proposed post-Brexit immigration system will not be released until after the transition deal is completed.

The government’s announcement regarding the paper, which was supposed to be released last summer, has been criticised by the business community.

This move also means that a Brexit immigration bill, promised in the Queen’s speech, will not reach the statute book before the registration of the three million EU nationals already living and working in Britain gets underway this autumn.

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AVELLUM Promotes New Partner and Counsels

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

AVELLUM Promotes New Partner and Counsels

AVELLUM is pleased to announce senior promotions.

Yuriy Nechayev was promoted to a partner at Corporate/M&A practice. In his new role, Yuriy will continue focusing on M&A, corporate law, and private equity.

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Prometheus Award for Mr Stavros Pavlou

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

On Monday 11th December 2017, our Senior and Managing Partner, Mr Stavros Pavlou was awarded the Prometheus prize in Moscow for his invaluable contribution towards the protection of Russian business interests in Cyprus and abroad. 

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No registration of “Bester Papa” as EU trade mark due to lack of distinctiveness

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

In order for a trade mark to be capable of being registered as a European Union trade mark it needs to be highly distinctive. The slogan “Bester Papa” (“Best dad(dy)/papa”) lacks this distinctive character.

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[KIM & CHANG] “Asia-Pacific Firm of the Year” - Asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards 2017

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

On November 28, 2017, Kim & Chang was recognized as the "Asia-Pacific Firm of the Year" in the inaugural Asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards. 

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[KIM & CHANG] Korea's Top Law Firm in the Asia-Pacific - The American Lawyer's Asia 50 (2017)

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

According to the latest "Asia 50," an annual special feature published by The American Lawyer, Kim & Chang ranked 11th among the top 50 Asia-Pacific law firms.

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[KIM & CHANG] Still Among Largest Asian Law Firms and Biggest in Korea - ALB Asia's Top 50 (2017)

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

According to “Asia’s Top 50,” a feature story in the November issue of Asian Legal Business (ALB), Kim & Chang is the 12th largest Asian law firm, with the top 11 being China-based firms.  Our firm continues to lead this chart among Korean firms, and once again, this is the highest ranking for a Korean firm.  

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[KIM & CHANG] "Korea Law Firm of the Year" for the 5th Consecutive Year - ALB Korea Law Awards 2017

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

Kim & Chang was once again named "Korea Law Firm of the Year" at the ALB Korean Law Awards 2017, a recognition we have won five consecutive times since these awards began in 2012.  Our firm was also once again honored with the highest number of recognitions at this year's ceremony held on November 16 at the Grand Hyatt in Seoul. 

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[KIM & CHANG] Top Rankings Across All 19 Practice Areas Surveyed - Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018

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

In the 2018 edition of the prestigious legal guide, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Kim & Chang was the only law firm in Korea to receive top rankings (“Band 1”) across all 19 practice areas surveyed.

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Joeann Walker of Zetlin & De Chiara LLP Selected As A Top Young Professional For 2018 By ENR

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

New York, NY (Dec 15, 2017) - Leading construction law firm Zetlin and De Chiara LLP announced today that Joeann Walker, an Associate at the firm, was named one of Engineering News Record’s (ENR) top young professionals in the New York region for 2018.

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Zetlin & De Chiara Expands with Three New Hires

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

NEW YORK (January 29, 2018) – Zetlin & De Chiara LLP today announced that Elissa Rossi has joined the firm as an Associate Principal and Chengdong (C.D.) Xing and Anthony Riverso have joined as law clerks.

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Zetlin & De Chiara LLP Partner Jaimee Nardiello Elected President of CREW New York

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

New York, NY (January 30, 2018) -  Zetlin and De Chiara LLP congratulates Partner Jaimee Nardiello on being elected 2018 President of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) New York, the region’s leading advocacy organization for professional women in real estate. Jaimee has been a member of CREW since 2012, serving on its special events and programs committees and as its President-Elect during 2017.

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Zetlin & De Chiara LLP Promotes Roy Schwartz to Principal

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

NEW YORK (January 3, 2018) – Zetlin & De Chiara LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Roy Schwartz to Principal.

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Bell Gully leads in M&A league tables for 2017

January 2018. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

Bell Gully has retained its market-leading position as a legal adviser for mergers and acquisitions, according to two major international league tables released in January.

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Sayenko Kharenko advises on EUR 30 million loan for Ukrainian universities

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

Sayenko Kharenko advises on EUR 30 million loan for Ukrainian universities

Sayenko Kharenko has acted as legal counsel to the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) in relation to a EUR 30 million loan to Ukraine intended to boost energy efficiency programs at Ukrainian universities.pdf 2018.01.24_sk_news_nefco

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Bell Gully competition team awarded 'Elite' global ranking

January 2018. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

Bell Gully’s competition team has secured an ‘Elite’ ranking from the Global Competition Review’s GCR100 global survey of the world’s leading competition law practices for a 13th consecutive year.

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Karanović & Nikolić Shortlisted To Win Another Law Firm Of The Year Award

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

After winning the Law Firm of the Year awards in 2014 and 2017Karanović & Nikolić is once again a finalist for this prestigious recognition. The awards, now in their ninth year, are organised by The Lawyer, a prestigious British weekly magazine for lawyers and in house counsel. According to the organisers, this year's contest is particularly fierce.

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Justice Florentino P. Feliciano Arbitration Writing Competition

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

The Philippine Institute of Arbitrators, in partnership with SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw), launched the first Justice Florentino P. Feliciano Arbitration Writing Competition.

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LAG Rheinland-Pfalz: Dismissal with immediate effect for damage to property effective

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

Serious breaches of duty by an employee may justify dismissal with immediate effect. Damage to property can constitute good cause justifying exceptional notice of dismissal with immediate effect.

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Bär & Karrer Advises EGSB on the Purchase of a Majority Stake in Bauwerk Boen

January 2018. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

EGS Beteiligungen AG (EGSB) has acquired all shares in Bauwerk Boen AG held by ZM Opportunity II L.P. (a fund advised by Patrimonium Private Equity) and is thus majority shareholder of the company. The Bauwerk Boen Group is a leading manufacturer of premium parquet flooring.

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Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 ranks SyCipLaw as Top Tier Firm

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

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 has recommended SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan as a TOP-TIER FIRM in 15 practice areas. In addition, 14 of its lawyers are listed in the elite "Leading Lawyers" list and 7 are in the "Next generation lawyers" list.

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AVELLUM Advises Deere & Company on Employment Issues Related to Acquisition of Wirtgen Group

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

AVELLUM Advises Deere & Company on Employment Issues Related to Acquisition of Wirtgen Group

AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal advisor to Deere & Company (“Deere”) on Ukrainian employment matters related to the USD5.2 billion acquisition of the Wirtgen Group.

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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Report on GmbH managing director’s obligation to contribute to socia

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

Whether the managing director of a GmbH, a type of German private limited liability company, is obligated to make contributions to social security is frequently a point of contention. Various different factors need to be considered when weighing things up.

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Bell Gully announces two new partners and nine senior appointments

January 2018. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

Bell Gully is pleased to announce the appointment of two new partners, a new special counsel and eight new senior associates. The new partners are corporate specialist Laura Littlewood and commercial litigator Jesse Wilson.

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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience with D&O insurance

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

Taking out a D&O insurance policy is supposed to reduce executives’ risk of liability. Experience shows that it is crucial to pay attention to details when taking out a policy.

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Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 ranks SyCipLaw as Band 1 Firm

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

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 has once again ranked SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan as a Band 1 Firm in Banking & Finance; Banking & Finance: Capital Markets; Corporate/M&A; Corporate/M&A: Real Estate; Dispute Resolution; Dispute Resolution: Arbitration; Employment; Intellectual Property; Projects, Infrastructure & Energy; and Tax.

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