Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Publishing firms

Press releases and law firm thought leadership

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

 

Azmi & Associates Welcomes A New Partner – Ms. Sharifah Sazita Syed Hamzah

August 2019. Press Releases by Azmi & Associates (view listing).

Azmi & Associates is pleased to announce the appointment of Sharifah Sazita Syed Hamzah as its new partner of the Firm’s Infrastructure, PPP and Project Finance (IPPF) Practice Group, in line with the Firm’s growth strategy and continued expansion.

Read more…

GOLAW strengthens its leadership position among TOP-10 Ukrainian law firms

December 2018. Press Releases by GOLAW (view listing).

GOLAW has been ranked No. 7 Law Firm in Ukraine according to the 50 Leading Law Firms annual rating published on 4 December 2018 by Legal Practice periodical.

«The core value of GOLAW is our Clients. I am grateful to each of them for awarding us their trust and challenging projects, for allowing our team to continuously demonstrate the power of legal excellence during all these years.»

Valentyn Gvozdiy,

Managing Partner

Read more…

Bär & Karrer awarded by Mergermarket as "Switzerland M&A Legal Adviser of the Year 2018"

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

At this year's Mergermarket European Awards Ceremony on 6 December 2018 in London, Bär & Karrer has been awarded as the "Switzerland M&A Legal Adviser of the Year 2018".

Mergermarket, an independent mergers and acquisitions intelligence and data service, honors the work of leading law firms and financial advisers across Europe every year. The selection is based on a comprehensive analysis of transaction data from the Mergermarket's M&A deals database with consideration of key criteria such as complexity, structure as well as groundbreaking and strategic nature of the deals. The judging panel including leading European M&A practitioners chose Bär & Karrer already for the fourth time from among six shortlisted law firms that were particularly active in the Swiss M&A market in 2018.

Read more…

Oil and Gas Drilling by EU Companies in Romania

December 2018. Press Releases by Buzescu Ca (view listing).

Can an EU registered company carry out drilling operations in Romania?

Read more…

Renewable Incentives in Serbia Remain Unchanged in 2019

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

The Government of the Republic of Serbia extended the validity of the Decree on Incentive Measures for the Production of Electric Energy from Renewable Energy Sources and High-efficiency Cogeneration of Electric Energy and Thermal Energy (Decree) until the end of 2019. It was initially valid until the end of 2018.

This means that new wind and solar projects, which have not yet obtained the (preliminary) privileged power producer status, may not benefit from incentives for now. On the other hand, new projects using biogas, biomass, small hydroelectric power plants and cogeneration, will be entitled to same incentives as until now.

The extension made clear that the Government has not yet decided how the incentives system will look in the future. Apparently, the Government gave itself a one-year window to decide whether it will stick to the feed-in tariff with some adjustments or will it move towards more market based incentives.

Read more…

Bell Gully confirmed as exclusive legal supplier for Emirates Team New Zealand

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

Bell Gully is proud to announce that it is an exclusive legal supplier to Emirates Team New Zealand for the 36th America's Cup defence.

Read more…

Bell Gully advises on the acquisition of New Zealand fintech TALKINGTECH

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

Bell Gully has advised data registry and analytics business illion (formerly trading as Dun & Bradstreet) on its acquisition of fintech business TALKINGTECH.

Read more…

Bell Gully advises Contact Energy on Rockgas sale

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

Bell Gully advised Contact Energy Limited (Contact) on the sale of its LPG business, Rockgas, to Gas Services NZ Midco Limited (GSNZ) for $260 million.

Read more…

Bell Gully advises Nelson Properties Limited and Global Forest Partners LP on the sale of Nelson For

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

Bell Gully advised Nelson Properties Limited (NPL), an investment fund advised by Global Forest Partners LP (GFP), on the sale of shares in Nelson Forests Limited to Australian forestry company OneFortyOne Plantations Holdings Pty Limited (OFO), which received regulatory approval to proceed in late August.

Read more…

Bell Gully advises Straker Translations Limited on its IPO and ASX listing

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

Bell Gully advised Straker Translations Limited on its initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on October 22. Straker Translations Limited is a cloud-enabled translation services provider with sales offices across nine countries, includ​ing the US, UK and Singapore.

Read more…

Leading law firms advise on Fletcher Building sale of Roof Tile Group to IKO

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

Leading law firms Chapman Tripp and Bell Gully advised on Fletcher Building’s sale of international roofing products manufacturer Roof Tile Group (RTG) to Canadian roofing company IKO.​

Read more…

Bell Gully acts on a significant tax avoidance win

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

Bell Gully represented Frucor Suntory New Zealand Limited in Frucor Suntory New Zealand Limited v Commissioner of Inland Revenue, a High Court decision which marks an important victory for New Zealand tax-paying entities on tax avoidance. 

Read more…

​​​Bell Gully leads New Zealand across key IFLR1000 2019 ranking categories

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

International Financial Law Review (IFLR) has recognised Bell Gully as leading the New Zealand market across key categories in its latest directory released in early November.

Read more…

Bell Gully advises Crown Infrastructure Partners on new funding model for Fulton Hogan's Milldale de

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

Bell Gully advised Crown Infrastructure Partners (CIP) on the development and implementation of a new funding model recently announced by the Government at Fulton Hogan's Milldale development, north of Auckland. Work on the project commenced in early 2018 and reached financial close last month.

Read more…

Leading experts from infrastructure sector converge at the QUEST 2018 by Singh & Associates

Singh & Associates (S&A), a leading full-service law firm, successfully hosted QUEST 2018 - Knowledge Exchange Series in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The event brought together experts and industry leaders from the Infrastructure Sector who shared their insights and experiences on various aspects of infrastructure project execution and dispute resolution.

Read more…

Women in Law UK launches in Leeds

December 2018. Press Releases by Stowe Family Law (view listing).

November 15, 2018

It was a fantastic launch for Women in Law UK in Leeds last night with Rachel Roberts, Managing Partner of the Stowe Family Law office in Leeds on the panel in her role as ambassador.

Read more…

Harrogate based Stowe Family Law wins Law Firm of the Year at the Elite Business Awards

December 2018. Press Releases by Stowe Family Law (view listing).

November 5, 2018

Stowe Family Law, the country’s largest specialist family law firm, has won Law Firm of the Year at the Elite Business Awards.

Read more…

Stowe launches specialist domestic and international surrogacy law service

December 2018. Press Releases by Stowe Family Law (view listing).

October 31, 2018

Stowe Family Law, the country’s largest specialist family law firm, has launched a specialist domestic and international surrogacy law service across a number of its 17 offices.

Read more…

Stowe celebrates excellent results in The Legal 500 rankings

December 2018. Press Releases by Stowe Family Law (view listing).

October 30, 2018

Stowe Family Law, the country’s largest specialist family law firm, is celebrating an excellent set of results in The Legal 500 rankings, a top independent leading guide to the best lawyers and law firms across the UK.

Read more…

We are all set for our annual conference in Birmingham this weekend

December 2018. Press Releases by Stowe Family Law (view listing).

October 4, 2018

This year, the Stowe Family Law conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre, Central Square, 5 – 7 October 2018.

Read more…

Stowe Family Law wins two Yorkshire Legal Awards

December 2018. Press Releases by Stowe Family Law (view listing).

October 12, 2018

We are delighted to announce that last night (11 October 2018), we won two awards at the Yorkshire Legal Awards: Family Law Firm of the Year and The Rising Star Award for Solicitor Charlotte Newman.

Read more…

Foyen recruits construction specialist

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

Foyen Advokatfirma has recruited senior associate Fatoma Hafström fromSkanska Sverige AB. Fatoma joins Foyen's Construction business sector, writesFoyen in a press release

Read more…

GOLAW has been recommended by IFLR 1000 – the guide to the world’s leading financial law firms

December 2018. Press Releases by GOLAW (view listing).

GOLAW has been recommended by international legal guide IFLR1000 (International Financial Law Review) in the next practices:

 

-Banking and finance;

-Merges and Acquisitions (M&A). 

 

Read more…

Ukraine we want you to know: a large-scale business Forum on promoting cooperation between Ukraine a

December 2018. Press Releases by GOLAW (view listing).

On November 26 in Prague, a large-scale business Forum “Ukraine we want you to know”, gathered about 100 representatives of large and medium-sized Czech business and government institutions. The main topic of the event was a discussion of the investment attractiveness of Ukraine and the positive changes that are currently taking place in the country and promoting the attraction of foreign business. The event was organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Embassy of Ukraine in the Czech Republic, with the support of GOLAW law firm.

Read more…

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

December 2018. Press Releases by GOLAW (view listing).

GOLAW Partners have been highly recognised by international legal research program Who Іs Who Legal (WWL) in the field of Corporate Tax. Among them – Managing Partner Valentyn Gvozdiy (Corporate Tax: Controversy), Senior Partner Sergiy Oberkovych (Corporate Tax: Advisory) and Partner Iryna Kalnytska (Corporate Tax: Advisory).

Read more…

Azmi & Associates Secures Licence to Employ a Foreign Lawyer - Pierre Brochet, LL.M, MAIArb.

November 2018. Press Releases by Azmi & Associates (view listing).

Azmi & Associates is pleased to announce that it is the first law firm in Malaysia to have been granted a licence by the Bar Council of Malaysia to employ Pierre Brochet as Foreign Qualified Lawyer. Pierre is qualified to practice as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and as an Avocat before the French (Paris) Bar.

Read more…

The Romanian Competition Council has authorised the takeover of Oltchim’s assets

November 2018. Press Releases by Maravela & AsociaĹŁii (view listing).

Maravela|Asociaţii assisted CEE chemicals producer Chimcomplex in the merger review procedure whereby the Romanian Competition Council has authorised the takeover of Oltchim’s assets.

Read more…

An Interview With Jasamin Fichte

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

A homemaker, a mother, a passionate golf player and a Managing Partner of one of the leading law firms in the UAE, Jasamin Fichte is an inspiration to many. If there is one thing the maritime lawyer could do with, it’s more time. To read a good book, go for a quiet walk, maybe finish that Ph.D. on wreck removal, and then there’s a golf handicap that needs some serious work. In an exclusive interview with, Trade Winds, The Global Shipping News Source, Jasamin Fichte talks about her life so far.

Read more…

An Exclusive Interview with Fairplay

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

Shipping has historically been a male-dominated industry and that tradition runs long and deep. There are just a handful of women who have taken the initiative to be a part of this rat race. In an exclusive interview with IHS Maritime & Trade - Fairplay, our Managing Partner, Jasamin Fichte talks about her commitments towards the cause of turning Dubai into a global shipping hub.

Read more…

Is UAE Maritime Court in the Pipeline?

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

The UAE is steadily climbing the ranks of the leading nations in the global maritime industry, and this requires a process of constant development and reform. With more than 17 years of experience in the UAE maritime sector, our Managing Partner, Jasamin Fichte, who deals with the UAE Litigation on a daily basis, stated - 'Looking at the current UAE court system it is apparent that it is not in sync with international standards and not easily accessible'.

Read more…

Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Intel Capital in its investment in Habana Labs

November 2018. Press Releases by Yigal Arnon & Co (view listing).

Advs. Barak Platt, Nataly Damary, Josh Hauser and the intern Idan Adar represented Intel Capital, the technology giant's investment arm, in their investment in Habana Labs, a leading startup in the emerging AI processor space, in a US$75 million in an oversubscribed series B funding. The round is joined by WRV Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Battery Ventures and others, including existing investors.

Click here for more information.

Read more…

New law to provide flexibility in job market

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

It will hugely enhance the current labour market, say lawyers

Read more…

Enforcement Of Foreign Judgements 2018

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

Fichte & Co is thrilled to announce our contribution to  Enforcement of Foreign Judgement 2018.

Read more…

Let's talk all things bitcoin

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

In 2013, when a forum member made a typo in a post to announce - in all caps - that he was "hodling," he had no idea that the term would go viral. And so, 'hodl' was born (meaning to hold on to rather than sell), along with many other phrases and urban slang that have since surfaced, thanks to the digital trend that is Bitcoin.

Read more…

Will The New UAE Maritime Law Serve Shipowners?

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

Geographically, as being in the centre of the World, UAE is arguably an “ideal” Maritime location. Talking about the new hashtag #Maritime law, our Managing Partner, Jasamin Fichte focuses on some of the key issues that need to be immediately addressed should UAE desire to remain in the league of Maritime nations with a thriving Maritime industry. This article was first published on Marasi News magazine.

Read more…

UAE legal guide to be launched for expats

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

The 243 page handbook simplifies the complexity of the current Arabic legal law.

Read more…

Is it illegal to trade in cryptos in absence of regulations in UAE?

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

Any legal dispute related to crypto assets will be handled "in exactly the same way as any other dispute.

Read more…

Dubai Maritime City Authority completes initial stage of Maritime Advisory Council

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

Council preparing for further enhancement in competitiveness of Dubai maritime sector

Read more…

Breakfast With EMAC: Seminar Advises On Ship Sale And Purchase Disputes

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

Dubai, UAE, 11 March, 2018: Continuing its aim to facilitate the ongoing dialogue between the region’s legal experts and maritime industry professionals, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) hosted its third successful breakfast session of 2018 on 11 March at its offices in DIFC.

Read more…

VAT registration to increase substantially

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

The number of companies registering with the Federal Tax Authority for value-added tax (VAT) will increase substantially - especially from the retail and F&B sectors - over the coming months as some of the businesses are still preparing to register for new tax regime.

Read more…

National Workshop On Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Current Status And Future Prospects organized by Department of Botany, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi in association with Singh & Associates, Founder: Manoj K. Singh, Advocates and Solicitors

Department of Botany, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi in association with Singh & Associates, Founder: Manoj K. Singh, Advocates and Solicitors organized a “National Workshop On Intellectual Property Rights (IPR): Current Status And Future Prospects” on 3rd October, 2018 at Maitreyi College, University of Delhi.

Read more…

Significant Precedents from the DIFC Courts

November 2018. Press Releases by Afridi & Angell (view listing).

Historic precedents from the DIFC Courts after Afridi & Angell successfully defended an anti-suit injunction, an application to exclude evidence and obtained a document production order.

Read more... 

Read more…

MOZAMBIQUE ENVIRONMENT

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

MOZAMBIQUE: ENVIRONMENT | NEW REGULATION ON THE EXTENDED RESPONSIBILITY OF PRODUCERS AND IMPORTERS OF PACKAGING

On 29 December 2017, Decree 79/2017, of 28 December 2017,/strong>, approving the Regulation on the Extended Responsibility of Producers and Importers of Packaging (the “Regulation”), came into force.

The Regulation’s objective is the adoption of principles, rules and guidelines to increase the responsibility of producers and importers of packaging in order to safeguard the environment and public health, in the context of sustainable development.

Read more…

ANGOLA | AMENDMENTS TO THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK GOVERNING REGISTRATION

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

ANGOLA | AMENDMENTS TO THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK GOVERNING REGISTRATION WITH AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE MANDATORY SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM

Presidential Decree 227/18, of 27 September 2018, which will come into force on 27 December 2018, repealed Decree 38/08, of 19 June 2008, and significantly amended the Legal Framework governing Registration with and Contributions to the Mandatory Social Security System. Important amendments include:

Read more…

ANGOLA: MARGINAL FIELDS DECREE

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

Presidential Legislative Decree 6/18, of 18 May 2018 (“PLD 6/18”) enacted the Marginal Fields Decree.

Below you will find an overview of PLD 6/18.

Read more…

BANKING & FINANCE: NEW BNA INSTRUCTIONS ON EXCHANGE RATE POLICY

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

INSTRUCTION NO. 01/2018

  • Establishes, among other provisions, that the sale and purchase of foreign currency shall be carried out through auctions, via the SGMC, and also defines the access requirements for participation of Commercial Banks in these auctions and the procedures they should observe in this regard.
  • This Instruction, which entered into force yesterday, repeals Instruction no. 10/2105.

Read more…

COMPETITION & EU: ANGOLA APPROVES COMPETITION ACT

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

On 18 April 2018, the National Assembly of Angola approved the Competition Act (the “Act”).

The safeguard of sound competition between economic agents aims at fully implementing a market economy, stimulating the Angolan economy and improving the standing of Angola in the “Doing Business” international rankings. The Act is applicable to all economic sectors, thus covering private, public and cooperative undertakings, as well as business associations.

Read more…

WHAT IS NEW IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT IN ANGOLA: PUBLIC PROCUREMENT UNIT AND PROJECT OR CONTRACT MANAGER

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

Presidential Decree 88/18 came into force on 6 April and establishes the rules for the organization and operation of the Unidades de Contratação Pública [Public Procurement Units] (“UCP”). These Units will intervene at the stages of formation and management of projects and contracts executed by Entidades Públicas Contratantes [Public Contracting Entities] (“EPC”), i.e., public entities (and state-owned companies) qualified as such in the Public Contracts Act.

Read more…

ANGOLA NEW RULES FOR OIL INDUSTRY PUBLIC TENDERS AND PROCUREMENT OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES

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

Presidential Decree 86/18, of 2 April 2018 (“PD 86/18”), introduced several modifications to the rules governing the following activities:

  • Public tenders for awarding of oil blocks
  • Procurement of supplies and services by oil operators

Below is a summary of the most significant changes by PD 86/18:

Read more…

ANGOLA NEW PRIVATE INVESTMENT LAW AND REGULATORY INVESTMENT AGENCY

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

1 - PRIVATE INVESTMENT LAW

HOT OFF THE PRESS: The Angolan National Assembly approved the new private investment regime by means of Law 10/18, of 26 June 2018 (“2018 PIL”)

Read more…

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • Chambers Guides - Insurance 2018 - India

    India is a common-law jurisdiction. In general, Indian laws borrow heavily from, and are based on, English law. However, insurance law in India has certain unique features that deviate from English insurance law. The primary legislation of insurance law in India is the Insurance Act, 1938 (the “Insurance Act”) and the Insurance Rules, 1939 (the “Insurance Rules”).
  • AVELLUM advised largest Ukrainian brick manufacturer on restructuring and refinancing of its debt

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to Private Joint Stock Company with Foreign Investments “Slobozhanska Budivelna Keramika” (“SBK ”) in connection with the restructuring and refinancing of SBK’s debt, valued at approximately EUR20 million. Atlas Advisors, an independent investment banking firm, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the SBK’s shareholders in connection with the restructuring of the credit portfolio, attraction of financing for the debt’s refinancing, and buy-out of SBK’s shares.
  • AVELLUM advises on Ukraine’s USD2 billion Eurobond issue

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on the USD2 billion sovereign Eurobond issue consisting of two tranches with 5.5 and 10-year tenor. J.P. Morgan Securities, Goldman Sachs, BNP Paribas, and Citigroup acted as joint lead managers on the transaction.
  • New Anti-Money Laundering Law

    The new anti-money laundering ( AML ) law of the UAE took effect at the end of October 2018. Containing features recommended by the Financial Action Task Force ( FATF ), the new law introduces subtle but important changes to the AML landscape in the UAE. 
  • Confidentiality Under Renewed Focus

    The UAE federal government has recently issued a raft of important legislation, addressing and in many ways updating areas of law that are key to businesses in the jurisdiction. Amongst this legislation is Federal Decree-Law 14 of 2018 concerning the central bank and the organisation of financial institutions and activities (the New Banking Law ) and Federal Decree-Law 20 of 2018 concerning anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing (the New AML Law ). Both the New Banking Law and the New AML Law repeal and replace the previous legislation on their respective subjects. Importantly, the New Banking Law and the New AML Law have together enhanced the protection afforded to confidential information under UAE law, in particular where financial and legal service providers and their customers and clients are concerned. 
  • Israel Chapter in The Virtual Currency Regulation Review

    Earlier this year, the Israel Tax Authority (ITA) issued two circulars, one on the taxation of digital tokens and the second addressing the taxation of utility tokens in initial coin offerings (ICOs). Additionally, in March, the Israel Securities Authority (ISA) released a detailed interim report by the Committee for the Regulation of Public Offerings of Decentralized Cryptocurrency Coins (Report) (with a follow-up report due to come out around October 2018). Moreover, it is expected that before the end of 2018, legislation will come into force that for the first time will see Israeli primary legislation define virtual currencies as financial assets and mandate licensing for related services, as is later discussed in detail.
  • GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Report on authorized dealer’s entitlement to compensation

    Under certain circumstances, an authorized dealer may be entitled to claim compensation after termination of the contract with the company if the latter continues to be able to use its business contacts.
  • The Intra-Corporate Transfer Regulations

    The Conditions of Entry and Residence of Third-Country Nationals in the Framework of an Intra-Corporate Transfer Regulations (“Regulations”) were brought into force through Subsidiary Legislation 217.21. These Regulations transpose EU Directive 2014/66/EU into Maltese law.
  • Spring is coming for real estate registration in Israel

    Israel may be the “Start-up Nation” and a world-renowned center of technological innovation, yet for many years the procedures and conduct of the Israeli Land Registry have been trapped in the past.
  • The Tax Working Group’s Interim Report - A capital gains tax for New Zealand?

    ​​​​​​The Tax Working Group has released its Interim Report on the Future of Tax. Amongst a number of other matters, the Interim Report describes two alternative methods for the implementation of a capital gains tax in New Zealand, which will be the subject of further consideration over the coming months.