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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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[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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New Partners with POPOVICI NIŢU STOICA & ASOCIAŢII

January 2018. Press Releases by Popovici Niţu Stoica & Asociaţii (view listing).

January 2018

POPOVICI NIȚU STOICA & ASOCIAȚII promotes three lawyers to partnership.

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Foyen has assisted OX2 in another wind power transaction

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

12 January, 2018

The renewable energy company OX2 has executed a sale and purchase agreement with Fontavis, a Swiss asset manager specialising in renewable energy and infrastructure investments.  The agreement is for 33 MW from the Orrberget wind power farm, with nine wind power turbines, which will be constructed in the Municipality of Ludvika.

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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Assessing the grounds for dismissal with immediate effect

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

Exceptional notice of dismissal with immediate effect needs to be well prepared if it is to be issued effectively. To this end, it needs to be assessed whether sufficient grounds for dismissal exist.

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AVELLUM ADVISES ING ON USD100 MILLION PRE-EXPORT LOAN FACILITY TO MHP

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

AVELLUM ADVISES ING ON USD100 MILLION PRE-EXPORT LOAN FACILITY TO MHP

AVELLUM acted as a Ukrainian legal counsel to ING Bank N.V. (“ING”) on a USD100 million secured pre-export revolving loan facility (“Loan”) to Myronivsky Hliboproduct Group (“MHP”), provided by ING together with Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank.

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AVELLUM Advises AGCO on Merger Control and Concerted Practices Clearances

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

AVELLUM Advises AGCO on Merger Control and Concerted Practices Clearances for Acquisition of Precision Planting and Assets Owned by Monsanto Argentina and Monsanto Do Brasil

AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal advisor to AGCO on obtaining a merger control and concerted practices clearances of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the acquisition of Precision Planting LLC and assets owned by Monsanto Argentina S.R.L., and Monsanto do Brasil Ltda. Mentioned entities are used in the development, manufacture, licensing and sale of farming equipment and components used to optimise the performance of planters and harvesting equipment.

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Amendments to will valid despite lack of a signature

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

In exceptional circumstances, retrospective amendments to a will may be valid even in the absence of a signature. That was the verdict of the Kammergericht (KG) Berlin [Berlin Court of Appeal] in its ruling of March 28, 2017 (Az.: 6 W 97/16).

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Karanović & Nikolić Promotes New Senior Partner And Six Partners

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

Karanović & Nikolić is pleased to welcome Marko Ketler as its new Senior Partner, as well as Ivan Nonković, Goran Radošević, Ivana Dišović, Katarina Gudurić, Jaka Simončič and Petar Mitrović who have been named Partner. We are proud to announce the promotion of these attorneys at law cooperating with Karanović & Nikolić who have demonstrated their utmost professional excellence and in such a way contributed to strengthening our international practice and furthering the legal network’s reputation as a regional legal powerhouse.

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Double Tax Treaty for between Cyprus and Saudi Arabia

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

The Cyprus Ministry of Finance has announced that Cyprus has entered into a double tax agreement with Saudi Arabia for the avoidance of double taxation (‘DTT’), which aims to prevent tax evasion. 

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Promotions at Walder Wyss

January 2018. Press Releases by Walder Wyss Ltd (view listing).

We are pleased to announce that our employees Alexandre BothMichael CartierMichael FeitHubertus Hillerström and Olivier Sigg, who have been with us for many years, have been appointed as partners in our firm, effective from 1st of January, 2018.

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New counsel at Walder Wyss

January 2018. Press Releases by Walder Wyss Ltd (view listing).

We are pleased to announce that a new counsel, Christian Eichenberger, joined our firm as of 1st of January, 2018.

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Berliner Testament – Final heir able to reclaim gifts

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

A joint spousal will has a strong binding effect and can potentially affect gifts made by the surviving spouse, as demonstrated by a ruling of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Hamm [Higher Regional Court of Hamm].

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KOCHAŃSKI ZIĘBA & PARTNERS has advised EPP on the acquisition of the O3 Business Campus II office

January 2018. Press Releases by Kochanski Zieba & Partners (view listing).

Echo Polska Properties N.V. (EPP has acquired from Echo Investment S.A. another building of the O3 Business Campus office complex in Krakow under the right of first offer (ROFO) contract. The office building, constituting the second stage of the O3 Business Campus office was valued at EUR 49.2 million.

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Automatic exchange of financial information has begun – Voluntary disclosure for tax evasion

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

The wagons are circling around tax evaders. The automatic exchange of financial information began on September 30, 2017. An initial 49 countries are participating in addition to Germany.

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DPE acquires AWK Group

January 2018. Press Releases by Walder Wyss Ltd (view listing).

Deutsche Private Equity (DPE) acquires majority interest in AWK Group, one of the largest independent Swiss consulting companies for information technology and digitalization. 

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Metall Zug (SIX: METN) acquires majority holding in Haag-Streit Holding AG

January 2018. Press Releases by Walder Wyss Ltd (view listing).

The Metall Zug Group has signed an agreement to acquire 70% of Haag-Streit Holding AG, based in Köniz, Switzerland. The transaction is expected to be consummated during the first quarter of 2018. 

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Cross-Border Cooperation Between Competition Authorities In The SEE Region Intensifies

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

The national competition authorities in South Eastern Europe are evidently increasing and strengthening their cross-border cooperation and communication, allowing for a more effective regional approach in the protection of competition. Taking into account common challenges and economic interdependence, as well as similar goals in EU integration, the authorities appear to have recognized significant merit in a broader regional framework for competition enforcement.  

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Cederquist represents Axel Johnson in its acquisition of 70% of the shares in Skincity

January 2018. Press Releases by Advokatfirman Cederquist (view listing).

Cederquist represents Axel Johnson AB in its acquisition of 70% of the shares in Skincity Sweden AB from the Skincity’s founders Annica Forsgren Kjellman and Mikael Kjellman and Rite Internet Ventures Holding AB.

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Societe Generale Acquires Jubanka’s Credit Portfolio

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

Karanović & Nikolić advised on Societe Generale Srbija's acquisition of a part of Jubanka's credit portfolio – which included housing and cash credits, credit cards, as well as credits for small and medium-sized enterprises. Societe Generale Srbija is now the third largest bank in Serbia in terms of credit volume.

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Serbian Bankruptcy Law Amended

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

arbitrationAfter two long years of analysing and debating, the Serbian Parliament adopted changes to the Bankruptcy Law and they have entered into force on the 25th of December, 2017.

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Transfer Of Claims No Longer A Problem In Enforcement

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

Ever since the latest Law on Enforcement and Security entered into force on the 1st of July, 2016, an issue arose over the wording and scope of Article 48, dealing with how creditors acquiring claims can initiate enforcement. The main idea behind this new law was to make it easier for creditors to collect claims.

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Company reintegration management program necessary in cases of dismissal due to illness

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

Before issuing notice of dismissal on account of illness, an employer ought to assess whether the relevant employee’s inability to work can be overcome with the help of a company reintegration management program.

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Tamedia Announces Public Tender Offer for Goldbach Group

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

Tamedia AG announces an all cash public tender offer for all publicly held shares of Goldbach Group AG listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. Tamedia offers CHF 35.50 per share of Goldbach Group, representing a transaction amount of around CHF 216 million. The board of directors of Goldbach Group recommends to its shareholders to accept the offer.

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SyCipLaw is listed in the Asialaw Profiles 2018

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

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) is listed in various rankings in the Asialaw Profiles 2018. The firm is outstanding in Banking & Finance; Capital Markets, Construction & Real Estate; Corporate/M&A; Dispute Resolution & Litigation; Energy & Natural Resources; Intellectual Property; IT, Telco & Media; Labour & Employment; and Taxation. It is highly recommended in Projects & Infrastructure; and Shipping, Maritime & Aviation; and recommended in Competition & Antitrust.

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Joint Trade Asian Insurance Regulatory Conference 2017

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

SyCipLaw partner Hiyasmin H. Lapitan was a panelist on “Critical Regulatory Issues and Update from Jurisdictional Insurance Regulatory Lawyers” at the Joint Trade Asian Insurance Regulatory Conference 2017 last October 20 at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore. Ms. Lapitan and other featured insurance regulatory experts from Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Japan and South Korea discussed updates and shared insights on property/casualty insurance, life insurance and reinsurance developments in their respective countries.

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Joint Trade Asian Insurance Regulatory Conference 2017

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

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) is named the 2017 Philippines Firm of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property (IP). The firm is also ranked in Patent, and Trademark and Copyright listings. SyCipLaw is Tier 1 in Trade Mark Prosecution, Trade Mark Contentious, and Patent. It is recommended in Copyright. 

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SyCipLaw is Philippines Firm of the Year at the 1st asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards

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

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) was recognized as the Philippines Firm of the Year at the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards 2017. SyCipLaw partner Leslie C. Dy received the award on the firm’s behalf.

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Planned closure justifies compulsory redundancy

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

If an employer seriously intends to close an establishment then it can issue notices of dismissal due to operational circumstances, i.e. notices of compulsory or forced redundancy. That was the verdict of the Landesarbeitsgericht (LAG) Rheinland-Pfalz [Regional Labour Court of Rhineland-Palatinate] (Az.: 5 Sa 51/16).

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Successful loan withdrawal due to unclear information regarding conclusion of building insurance

December 2017. Press Releases by GRP Rainer LLP (view listing).

Missing or incorrect mandatory information in relation to real estate mortgages that have been taken out since June 11, 2010 means that loan withdrawal is still a possibility.

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Foyen has assisted OX2 in multi billion sek windpower transaction

December 2017. Press Releases by Foyen Advokatfirma AB (view listing).

20 December, 2017

The renewable energy company OX2 has been awarded the contract to construct the 357 MW Valhalla wind power farm with 85 wind power plants in Sweden. It will be one of the largest land-based wind power farms in Europe. The customer for the project is Aquila Capital.

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STELIOS AMERICANOS & CO LLC ADVISES THE €100 MILLION RESTRUCTURING OF THE ATHIENITIS GROUP

December 2017. Press Releases by Stelios Americanos & Co (view listing).

Stelios Americanos & Co LLC advised Athienitis Group over €100 million debt restructuring

The high profile transaction was one of the most complex restructuring in Cyprus as involved bank debt, bond holders issues and related litigation, financing provided by the Cyta Provident Fund, minority shareholder considerations and the construction and management of the Nicosia Mall a project with a construction cost of over €uro100million.

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Foyen has assisted Walerud Ventures and Almi Invest with investment in IoT company

December 2017. Press Releases by Foyen Advokatfirma AB (view listing).

7 November, 2017 

Walerud Ventures, together with Almi Invest, recently invested SEK 7.5 million in Ekkono Solutions.

Ekkono Solutions' business involves "machine learning" and linked objects, also known as the Internet of Things (IoT), with a focus on the manufacturing industry. Ekkono's solutions allow IoT products to learn and adapt, which results in production optimisation and minimisation of manual monitoring/service. 

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NEW PARTNERS

December 2017. Press Releases by Stelios Americanos & Co (view listing).

The Law firm of Stelios Americanos & Co LLC, with pleasure announces the appointment as new Partners / Directors:

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