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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

 

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.

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Our Manchester family law office recruits new solicitor to support business growth

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

September 17, 2018

Solicitor Rachel Darrell has joined the Stowe Family Law central Manchester office.

Rachel advises on all aspects of family law including divorce, matrimonial finances and cohabitation disputes as well as having experience in private children law.

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Stowe Family Law in Winchester expands its team with a fertility and surrogacy law expert

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

September 12, 2018

Solicitor Bethan Cleal has joined the Stowe Family Law team in Winchester.

Bethan advises on all aspects of family law including divorce and is a specialist in domestic and international surrogacy arrangements.

Following her training in a niche fertility law firm, she has experience of fertility cases involving legal parentage and donor conception. Bethan has also advised on divorce and civil partnership dissolution and financial matters arising upon separation.

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A new solicitor joins the Tunbridge Wells office

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

September 4, 2018

Solicitor Rebecca Coates has joined the Stowe Family Law office in Tunbridge Wells due to continued business growth.

Rebecca advises on all aspects of family law and is a specialist in divorce and financial arrangements. She regularly represents parents in child arrangements cases and has substantial experience working with victims of domestic abuse and securing protective injunctions and exclusion orders. Rebecca has also worked with unmarried couples drawing up prenups and cohabitation agreements.

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Two new appointments at the Stowe Family Law Manchester office

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

August 2, 2018

There have been two new appointments at the Manchester office of Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm, with Michelle Ashworth joining as Senior Solicitor and Gareth Curtis being promoted to Managing Partner.

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Stowe Family Law is shortlisted for three Yorkshire Legal Awards

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

August 1, 2018

Stowe Family Law is celebrating being shortlisted for three Yorkshire Legal Awards: Family Law Award, Law Firm of the Year: Medium and the Rising Star of the Year award for Charlotte Newman in our Leeds office.

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Stowe Family Law makes new promotion to its London family law team

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

July 31, 2018

Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm, has promoted Mira Gohil to Partner at the firm’s London Chancery Lane office.

Previously at the St Albans office, Mira practices a broad range of private family matters. She is an expert at contested divorce, cohabitation disputes, private children matters and financial remedy proceedings, frequently working on complex and high net worth cases.

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New solicitor brings a wealth of experience to the Stowe Family Law London Victoria office

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

July 27, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Solicitor Jonathan Day has joined the London Victoria office of Stowe Family Law.

Jonathan advises on all areas of family law including divorce, civil partnerships, matrimonial finance, cohabitation issues and private law children cases. He has worked on a number of high-profile divorce cases involving public figures and media interest.

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Stowe Family Law speaks out on no-fault divorce

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

July 26, 2018

Yesterday the Supreme Court announced its eagerly awaited judgment in the Owens v Owens case which unanimously dismissed Mrs Owens appeal and said she must remain married to her estranged husband, for the time being.

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The St Albans Stowe Family Law team expands due to continued business growth

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

July 24, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Senior Solicitor Bindu Bansal has joined the St Albans office of Stowe Family Law.

Bindu specialises in private matrimonial matters and has assisted clients with a range of issues including divorce/separation, cohabitation disputes, domestic violence, children and division of financial resources. She also advises on pre/postnuptial and cohabitation agreements.

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

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

July 17, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the Stowe Family Law office in Reading is now officially open.

The new office is located at One Valpy, contemporary offices in Reading’s central business district, that overlook the stunning Forbury Gardens.

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The Esher team expands due to continued business growth

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

July 16, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Senior Solicitor Sarah Hodges has joined the Esher office of Stowe Family Law.

Sarah advises on all aspects of family disputes including divorce, dissolution of civil partnership, financial and children issues. She also has significant experience in advising on prenuptial agreements and separation agreements including unmarried couples.

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The Stowe Family Law office in Harrogate raises over £1000 for Saint Michael’s Hospice

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

July 10, 2018

The Stowe Family Law office in Harrogate has raised over £1000 for local charity Saint Michael’s Hospice in its Make a Will Month campaign.

Running throughout April, the campaign saw nine local law firms offer people the chance to have their will made or reviewed for a donation to the hospice instead of paying the usual professional fee.

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The Stowe Family Law team in Leeds raise £250 for The Sick Children’s Trust

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

July 6, 2018

The Stowe Family Law office in Leeds combined a celebration of its new office and a charity fundraiser for The Sick Children’s Trust last night.

Held at Thewlis Cocktail Lounge in Leeds, over 50 guests joined the team on a warm summer’s evening for some cocktails and catching-up.

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We’ve expanded our Altrincham team due to business growth

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

June 21, 2018

We are thrilled to announce that Senior Solicitor Camilla Burton – Baddeley has joined the Altrincham office of Stowe Family Law.

Camilla has worked solely in family law since she graduated in 2008 from the College of Law in Chester. She advises upon all aspects of family law including divorce, civil partnerships, matrimonial finance, cohabitation issues and private law children cases.

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A new home for the Wilmslow office

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

June 4, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the Stowe Family Law Wilmslow office has moved today (4 June 2018) to support the growth of the business and a new solicitor, Olivia Barry who joins the team today.

The new office in Ladyfield House is located just 50m from Wilmslow rail station and has the benefit of five client car parking spaces.

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Emma Newman is nominated for Lawyer of the Year

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

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Congratulations to Emma Newman at the Stowe Family Law Esher office for her nomination for Lawyer of the Year at the SLS Legal Awards.

The inaugural SLS Legal Awards will showcase the very best of Surrey’s legal talent, celebrating the success of local lawyers and their firms in a variety of areas.

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Sarah Snow on the financial benefits of marriage on BBC 5 Live

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

May 18, 2018

Stowe Family Law Managing Partner Sarah Snow had an early start this morning when she joined the Wake Up to Money show with Guy Kilty and Mickey Clarke.

Sarah started the conversation by stating that being married does leave you better off financially with tax breaks on income, capital gains and inheritance tax. Married couples should also be in line for each other’s pensions and right to a partner’s estate when they die.

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Graham Coy talks about no-fault divorce on Sky News

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

May 17, 2018

Stowe Family Law Partner Graham Coy made another appearance on Sky News this afternoon (Thursday 17 May) to join a debate about whether there should be no-fault divorces.

Graham spoke about how painful divorce is for both parties and that the system that is meant to protect people getting a divorce does not protect them at all. Having to blame each other is causing harm to upwards of 200,000 adults and their children every year.

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Sarah Snow joins Talk Radio to discuss civil partnerships

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

May 15, 2018

Sarah Snow, Managing Partner of the Manchester Stowe Family Law office joined the Eamonn Holmes Drivetime show yesterday (Monday 14 May) on Talk Radio to discuss the future of civil partnerships.

Host Eamonn, joined by co-presenter Saira Khan started the piece with the topic – is a civil partnership the easy way out? You either commit or don’t commit.

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Partnering with the Junior Lawyers Division

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

May 14, 2018

In March, Rachel Fisher, Solicitor at our Bristol Stowe Family Law office, as part of her role as chair organised a Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) NQ regional skills forum, aimed at trainees and junior solicitors looking to develop their careers. The event was a great success with topics from negligence risks faced by law firms, financial planning for lawyers and the benefits of getting involved with your local law society.

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Magnificent Seven promotions at Stowe Family Law

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

April 30, 2018

A “magnificent seven” solicitors working across Stowe Family Law’s network of 15 offices have been promoted at the end of another successful financial year, which has seen the opening of a further four offices across the country and continued growth.

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Stowe Family Law Expands Winchester Team

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

April 9, 2018

Senior Solicitor Paul Linsdell is the latest addition to the Stowe Family Law team in Winchester.

Paul joins the team after gaining valuable experience at other law firms in Winchester, across Hampshire and in Surrey during his 12 year career, during which he has specialised exclusively in family law. He offers clients particular expertise in divorce, complex and international financial issues and contentious disputes concerning children. He also routinely advises on prenuptial agreements and the legal issues surrounding cohabitation.

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Stowe Family Law expands London team

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

March 12, 2018

Solicitor Roz Lidder has joined the London office of Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm.

Roz has specialised in family law throughout her career and joins after working at another major London firm. Roz advises on all aspects of divorce, including those that involve complex financial transactions. She also has extensive experience in the drafting of pre- and postnuptial agreements, disputes concerning children, cohabitation issues and domestic violence cases.

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Stopping domestic violence is an ‘impossible task’

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

March 9, 2018

Despite government plans to get tough, stopping domestic violence is “an impossible task” a London-based family lawyer has claimed.

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CEO Charles Hartwell featured in Harrogate Advertiser

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

February 15, 2018

Chief Executive Charles Hartwell is the subject of an in-depth profile in today’s edition of local newspaper the Harrogate Advertiser. The latest instalment in a regular series called In the Company of, Charles’ profile fills an entire page, beneath a portrait taken with team members around the reception desk in the Harrogate office.

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Office number 14 opens its doors in Bristol

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

February 12, 2018

Stowe Family Law is please to announce the opening of its lovely new office in Queen Square, Bristol.

After Beverley, Esher and Manchester, Bristol marks the firm’s fourth new office in less than 12 months, an unprecedented rate of growth enabled by the investment of private equity firm Livingbridge a year ago.

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Maravela|Asociaţii awarded anew by Ziarul Financiar

October 2018. Press Releases by Maravela & Asociaţii (view listing).

For the second year in a row, Maravela|Asociații was awarded by Ziarul Financiar, the local leading financial and business publication, during The Lawyers’ Gala, event that recognized the law firms involved in the largest transactions of 2017 and the first part of 2018.

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VEGAS LEX AT PROESTATE-2018

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

On 19-21 September 2018, there was PROESTATE-2018, the International Real Estate Investment Forum, held. VEGAS LEX traditionally took part in the forum.

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Singh & Associates law firm bags ‘Best Use of Knowledge Management Award’

September 2018. Press Releases by Singh & Associates Advocates & Sol (view listing).

New Delhi, 14th September 2018: Singh & Associates, one of India's leading full-service law firms has been awarded the ‘Best Use of Knowledge Management of the Year’ at the recently held 14th Indo-US Economic Summit which was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister for Commerce & Industry & Civil aviation, Govt. of India, Mr. Suresh Prabhu.

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Shrem Group got CCI nod to acquire the stake in 23 Subsidiaries of Dilip Buildcon Limited

September 2018. Press Releases by Singh & Associates Advocates & Sol (view listing).

Singh & Associates, Founder Manoj K. Singh, successfully represented Shrem Group (Chattawal Trust) before Competition Commission of India (CCI) to seek approval of the Board to acquire the stake in 23 subsidiaries of Dilip Buildcon Limited. Dilip Buildcon Limited is a Listed infrastructure-based Company, engaged in various infrastructure projects including construction of highways, bridges, etc. Shrem Group is conglomerate of various companies but it’s a privately owned family business. The Group is spearheaded by two brothers, Mr Nitan Chhatwal and Hitesh Chhatwal who have a collective experience of more than 40 years in creating wealth and building business value. The Shrem Group through its two companies namely Shrem Infraventure Private Limited and Shrem Roadways Private Limited had entered into an Master Agreement with Dilip Buildcon Limited in December 2017 for the proposed acquisition.

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Gwalior Bypass Project Ltd

September 2018. Press Releases by Singh & Associates Advocates & Sol (view listing).

Gwalior Bypass Project Ltd. (GBPL) wins Rs 500 crore arbitration case against the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)

Singh & Associates, Founder Manoj K. Singh, successfully represented Gwalior Bypass Project Ltd (GBPL) in an Arbitration matter against National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). The arbitration was relating to the dispute arising out of the Design, Construction, Development, Finance, Operation and Maintenance of the work of construction of New Four Lane Gwalior Bypass of the length 42.033 KM on NH-75 in the State of Madhya Pradesh on Build, Operate, Transfer, Annuity Basis executed by GBPL.

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Home Office error deprives children of their British passports

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

As reported recently by the BBC, immigration solicitors in London have recently learned that over 1,000 children entitled to British passports have had their applications for renewal refused – because of a Home Office error. Although the Home Office has set up what it describes as a ‘support function’ to identify those potentially affected, and to resolve any BREXIT, EU and EEA Applications, Permanent Residence Card and Appeals Brexit vote, this is something that many of the top immigration solicitors in London are hearing from many of the EU citizens they work with.

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fwp strengthens areas of competence by appointing a new junior partner from its own ranks.

September 2018. Press Releases by Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners (view listing).

Vienna, September 2018. Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner (fwp) adds valuable competence and expertise to the team by promoting Michael Froner to junior partner.

The quality of our performance is based on the successful development of our teams – this includes taking on board long-serving associates who wish to work with us as attorneys after having successfully passed their exam and being admitted to the Austrian bar association”, explains founding partner Markus Fellner.

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Maravela|Asociații assisted Nordic Petfood in its sale to United Petfood

September 2018. Press Releases by Maravela & Asociaţii (view listing).

Maravela|Asociații assisted a major shareholder of Nordic Petfood, the leading local producer of petfood, in the process of selling the entire business to United Petfood. The share purchase agreement was signed mid August.

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JunHe News丨JunHe Establishes Chengdu Office

September 2018. Press Releases by JunHe LLP (view listing).

In August 2018, JunHe was proud to announce the establishment of its 12th office, in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.

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JunHe News丨JunHe Establishes Chengdu Office

September 2018. Press Releases by JunHe LLP (view listing).

In August 2018, JunHe was proud to announce the establishment of its 12th office, in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.

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JunHe Deal丨Working As the Issuer’s Domestic Counsel, JunHe Assists XIAOMI CORPORATION in its Lis

September 2018. Press Releases by JunHe LLP (view listing).

On July 9, 2019, XIAOMI CORPORATION (stock code: 1810.HK, “Xiaomi”) was listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd. (“HKEX”). 

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BFH – Withdrawal of a partner with neutral impact on profits

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

In its rulings from May 16 and 30, 2017, the Bundesfinanzhof (BFH), Germany’s Federal Fiscal Court, has made it easier for a partner to withdraw from a partnership (Az.: IV R 31/14 and IV R 11/15).

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Foyen in Getting the Deal Through Mining 2018

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

Getting the Deal Through is a publication covering 75 business areas and containing information and analysis related to more than 150 jurisdictions. Many of the world’s leading lawyers and law firms have cooperated on Getting the Deal Through with the aim of compiling a unique information resource. The various sections in the publications have been authored by experts within the relevant subject area and jurisdiction.

We assist our clients with a number of mining related issues such as land access and permit handling. We also have extensive experience in joint ventures, project finance, acquisitions, contracting and procurement.

Foyen is the proud co-author of the global legal guide to mining, Getting the Deal Through – Mining 2018. The guide provides a quick overview of mining legislation in 28 countries.  The section on the Swedish mining industry has been written by partners Pia Pehrson and Peter Dyer.
Foyen also contributes to the section Getting the Deal Through Construction 2018 and Project Finance 2018 >>

Accreditation: Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Mining 2018 (Published: July 2018). For further information please visit www.gettingthedealthrough.com.

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SyCipLaw MP nominated TrustLaw Lawyer of the Year 2018

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

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s Managing Partner Hector M. de Leon, Jr. is one of six finalists worldwide for TrustLaw’s Lawyer of the Year award. The award recognizes exceptional pro bono work.

Public online voting is open until August 31 (Friday) through this link: www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4496581/Vote-for-TrustLaw-Lawyer-of-the-Year-2018.

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SyCipLaw joins PBSP’s ‘Ready for School’

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

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan joined the kick-off activity of the Philippine Business for Social Progress’ annual “Ready for School” campaign last May 26 at the Taguig National High School in New Lower Bicutan, Taguig City. SyCipLaw volunteers helped prepare the school in time for the opening of classes last June. The activities included repainting of school chairs and blackboards, covering of books, construction of reading nooks, and cleaning of classrooms.

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BGH – Misleading eye-catching advertising and significant purchasing decisions

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

An attention-grabbing or eye-catching advertisement needs to include a clear reference to correct possible erroneous preconceptions. According to the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany’s Federal Supreme Court, this is also true for economically significant purchases.

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9 SyCipLaw Lawyers Recognized in ABLJ List of Top 100 Lawyers in the Philippines

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

Asia Business Law Journal’s list of top 100 lawyers in the Philippines includes nine lawyers from SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan. The list was based on extensive research conducted by the publication, including nominations made by professionals in Filipino and global companies and law firms.

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Sayenko Kharenko contributes to legal framework for consulting engineers in construction projects

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

Sayenko Kharenko contributing to legal framework for consulting engineers in Ukrainian construction projects

Sayenko Kharenko's lawyers have actively participated in a working group to develop a legislative framework to regulate the role of independent consulting engineers in construction projects implemented in Ukraine. 

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BSG on mandatory social security contributions for managing directors

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

Mandatory social security contributions for managing directors are a controversial subject. The Bundessozialgericht (BSG), Germany’s federal supreme court in relation to social security matters, recently ruled that managing directors shall, as a rule, be deemed to be employees of a GmbH.

 

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Zijin Mining takes over RTB Bor for USD 1.46 billion

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

Zijin Mining, one of China's biggest gold producers and the second biggest producer of copper ore, won the tender to become a strategic partner in Serbia's sole copper complex RTB Bor. The Chinese company pledged to invest USD 1.46 billion in return for a 63% stake.

Karanovic & Partners advised Zijin Mining in this privatisation procedure. The services performed by the Karanovic & Partners legal team – led by Senior Partner Miloš Vučkovićand Partner ⃰ Ivan Nonković, included legal advisory, a due diligence of RTB Bor, the review and analysis of the transaction documents, as well as assistance in the privatisation process.

Copper ore has been excavated and melted for more than 100 years in RTB Bor, which contributes 0.8% to the country's GDP. 

Currently mining contributes 0.9 to 1% of Serbia's GDP, however, the aim is to raise this amount to 5%. By itself, RTB Bor.

Zijin Mining Group Company Limited is a leading a Chinese gold, copper and non-ferrous metals producer and refine. The company employs more than 17 thousand workers in nine countries, and last year it was the 22nd most valuable mining company in the world. Zijin's annual operating income amounts to EUR 10 billion, with net profits exceeding EUR 230 million.

Zijin has pledged that it would keep all 5,000 workers currently employed in RTB Bor.

⃰ Independent attorney at law in cooperation with Karanović & Nikolić.

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Bär & Karrer advises E. Schubiger & Cie. in the Sale of a Development Property

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

E. Schubiger & Cie. AG sold its weaving mill site in Uznach, Switzerland to Fortimo Group AG. The development project that will be realized in and around the historic factory building comprises 130 rental and condominium apartments, 6,000 sqm of office and retail area and as well as 280 parking spaces.

Bär & Karrer advised E. Schubiger & Cie. as seller in this transaction. The team included Corrado Rampini and Oliver Rüdlinger (both real estate).

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BGH on managing directors’ liability for competition violations

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

Managing directors may be liable for their company’s violations of competition law. Having said that, the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany’s Federal Supreme Court, has severely limited managing directors’ liability (Az.: I ZR 242/12).

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Karanovic & Partners wins the 2018 Euromoney Real Estate Awards

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

We are proud to announce that Karanovic & Partners won the Euromoney Real Estate Survey in the Advisors and Consultants category for the second year in a row! Karanovic & Partners was once again chosen as the Number One Legal Service provider in Serbia in the Real Estate industry.

"It is truly a privilege to be honored with this award for the second time. This recognition attests Karanovic & Partners's commitment to outstanding client service, as well as the expertise and professionalism of our Real Estate team", said Rastko Petaković, the Managing Partner at Karanovic & Partners.

The Euromoney Real Estate Survey canvasses the opinions of the leading firms involved in the real estate sector worldwide – the advisors, developers, investment managers, banks, and corporate end-users of real estate are all invited to take part. These awards, now into their 14th year, are a way of recognising the leading providers of real estate products and services.

The renowned Euromoney magazine was created in 1969, originally to cover the re-emergence of the international cross-border capital markets. Today, their specialised journalists bring an authoritative round up of banking, capital markets, investment, foreign exchange & treasury, and regional markets including Asia, Latin America, and EMEA.

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