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Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union
ALRUD Law Firm, May 2017
Russia

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, On April 11, 2017, the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union (CC EAEU) was signed by Belarus, the last member country of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) to sign the CC EAEU...

State Duma has Adopted the Law on Video on Demand Services
ALRUD Law Firm, May 2017
Russia

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, We would like to inform you about adopted amendments to the Federal Law “On Information, information technologies and information security” and the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation. These amendments are aimed at regulating online video on demand services (also known to the public as “online cinemas law”, hereinafter referred to as the “Law”)...

A Two-Year Dispute between FAS Russia and Google Ended with the Conclusion of the Settlement Agreement
ALRUD Law Firm, May 2017
Russia

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, We would like to inform you that on April 17, 2017 Arbitrazh court of the Moscow district approved the settlement agreement concluded between the Federal Antimonopoly Service (hereinafter – “FAS Russia”) and Google, which ended two-year dispute between antimonopoly authority and Google Corp...

Shareholders of PPS. Imaging GmbH sell majority stake with Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, May 2017
Germany

With a team led by Dr. Michael Dröge, partner at the Hamburg office, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised the shareholders of PPS. Imaging GmbH on the sale of a majority stake to NORD Holding. The investment of NORD Holding is intended to continue the expansion of PPS. group. The acquisition price has not been disclosed...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek Advises Vetter on EUR 210 Million Refinancing
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, May 2017
Germany

With a Frankfurt-based team led by partner Thomas K. Schrell, the business law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek comprehensively advised Vetter on a EUR 210 million refinancing transaction. The bank consortium consists of BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, DZ BANK, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale, and SEB AG...

Pellerano & Herrera Awarded as Dominican Firm of the Year
Pellerano & Herrera, May 2017
Dominican Republic

IFLR Americas Awards recognized Pellerano & Herrera as the most innovative law firm. The prestigious publication, International Financial Law Review (IFLR), honored Pellerano & Herrera as the Dominican Republic's "National Law Firm of the Year", during the 2017 IFLR Americas Awards ceremony held on Thursday, May 18th at The Pierre Hotel in New York City...

Delphi’s Gothenburg Office Strengthens its IT and Intellectual Property Team
Delphi, May 2017
Sweden

Delphi’s Gothenburg office has strengthened its team within IT and Intellectual Property by recruiting two lawyers the past six months and is now further strengthening through the recruitment of Andreas Joersjö. Andreas joins the firm’s office in Gothenburg, starting today, May 22, 2017...

Capex Completed The First International Issue of Class 2 Notes
Estudio Beccar Varela, May 2017
Argentina

Buenos Aires, May 22th, 2017. Estudio Beccar Varela advised Capex S.A. on the international issuance of Class 2 notes, issued under the company’s Global Program for notes for a maximum nominal value of up to US$600 million. The Notes were issued on May 15th, for a nominal value of US $300 million. The notes will mature on May 15th, 2024, accruing interest at a nominal annual fixed rate of 6...

MEttle Issue Eight
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, May 2017
New Zealand

Strategy is an often over-used word, but we stand at a point in New Zealand's history when it has never been more necessary. In this issue of MEttle we ask leaders of our political, economic, educational and environmental institutions, including Prime Minister Bill English and Sir Ralph Norris, about their strategies...

Philippine Labor Bulletin: New DOLE Guidelines on Contracting and Subcontracting
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, May 2017
Philippines

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued Department Order No. 174, series of 2017 (DO 174), providing a new set of guidelines to govern contracting and subcontracting. DO 174 identifies two arrangements that constitute labor-only contracting, which is prohibited under the law...

Shoosmiths Advises Shareholders of TSC Inspection Systems on its Acquisition by Eddyfi Technologies
Shoosmiths LLP, May 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of TSC Inspection Systems, which include long standing client Octopus Investments, on the company’s acquisition by market-leading Eddyfi Technologies. Headquartered in Milton Keynes, TSC has significantly contributed to electromagnetic testing technologies over the last 30 years...

LRT 1 Cavite Project and AP Renewables Climate Bond in Asian-mena Counsel’s Deals of the Year 2016
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, May 2017
Philippines

In its April 2017 issue, the Asian-mena Counsel recognized two of the firm’s transactions—the LRT1 Cavite Project and the AP Renewables Climate Bond—in its Deals of the Year 2016 feature. The LRT1 Cavite Project involved the financing for the rehabilitation and extension of the PhP65 billion LRT1 Cavite Extension Project...

Competition Bulletin: New Issuances of the Philippine Competition Commission
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, May 2017
Philippines

The Philippine CompetitionCommission (“PCC”) has issued the following: · MemorandumCircular No. 17-001 setting out the guidelines for the imposition of finesfor failure to comply with the merger notification requirements and waitingperiods under the Philippine Competition Act (“PCA”) and the Implementing Rulesand Regulations (“IRR”). · ClarificatoryNote No...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek Advises ÖKOWORLD AG on Change to New OTC Segment Scale at Frankfurt Stock Exchange
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, May 2017
Germany

Capital market law expert Dr. Mirko Sickinger, partner at the Cologne office of the business law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Sven Radke, and Lena Pfeufer advised ÖKOWORLD AG on its change to the new OTC segment Scale at Frankfurt Stock Exchange...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek Advises Cloud No 7 on Interim Financing and on Capital Market Issues
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, May 2017
Germany

Supported by Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, led by Dr. Anne de Boer, Cloud No 7 GmbH took out interim financing in the form of a secured bond. Cloud No. 7 GmbH is building the Cloud No 7 residential and hotel complex in Stuttgart's Europaviertel sector behind the main railway station; the hotel is leased to Steigenberger Hotels AG...

Pellerano & Herrera launches first law firm alumni program in the Dominican Republic
Pellerano & Herrera, May 2017
Dominican Republic

Pellerano & Herrera presented on May 10th the P&H Alumni Circle during a ceremony in which it awarded attorneys Leonel Melo Guerrero, Luis Henry Molina and Elizabeth Mena in the Private Practice, Government and Corporate Counsel categories, respectively...

Kajo Neukirchen Group Acquires Several Office and Commercial Buildings with the Support of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, May 2017
Germany

Kajo Neukirchen Group, a family office, specializing among others in investmenta in companies and real estate, acquired a number of office and commercial buildings in Mannheim and Heidelberg from a project developer based in the Rhine-Neckar region. The purchase includes a listed office property and a residential complex. Kajo Neukirchen Group thus continues its growth in the real estate sector...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek Advises BE Beteiligungen Fonds on Investment in iic Group
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, May 2017
Germany

Corporate law experts Dr. Mirko Sickinger, partner at the Cologne office of business law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, and Tobias Nagel advised BE Beteiligungen Fonds GmbH & Co. geschlossene Investmentkommanditgesellschaft on an investment in iic group GmbH...

Delphi has Assisted Amasten in Exchange Deal
Delphi, May 2017
Sweden

Delphi has acted as legal advisor to Amasten in an exchange deal with NSI Invest which involves the sale of nine properties in Solleftea and Härnösand, as well as acquisition of a larger property in Sundsvall including both residential and commercial leases, as well as three smaller commercial properties in Karlskoga and Smålandsstenar...

Medical Technology: Echosens Enforces Patent for the Diagnosis of Liver Fibrosis with Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, May 2017
Germany

In its April 20, 2017 judgment, Düsseldorf Regional Court found that Chinese company Hisky Medical Technologies Co. Ltd. infringed on the German part of patent EP 1 169 636 B1. French company Echosens and its subsidiary SEISME had filed legal action. The companies claimed that Hisky Medical Technologies Co. Ltd...

Shoosmiths Advises Shearwater Group On Multimillion Pound Reverse Takeover
Shoosmiths LLP, May 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the founders of SecurEnvoy Limited on the sale and reverse takeover into AIM listed Shearwater Group PLC...

Pellerano & Herrera Commences the Celebration of its 65th Anniversary
Pellerano & Herrera, May 2017
Dominican Republic

Pellerano & Herrera announced a vast program of celebration to commemorate its 65th anniversary this year, which will commence with the creation and launch of the firm’s Alumni Circle and the awards to the most outstanding former firm employees. The managing partner of the firm, Ricardo Pellerano, explained that alumni are a group of graduates of an academic institution...

Shoosmiths Welcomes Jonathan Naylor as New Thames Valley Head of Office
Shoosmiths LLP, May 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths is welcoming a new office head at the Thames Valley office as former head and real estate partner Andrew Farmery steps down to relocate to Shoosmiths’ London office. From 1 May employment partner Jonathan Naylor took over from Andrew, who had been head of office since September 2012...

Shoosmiths Caps Off Stand-Out Year With Shortlistings At The Lawyer Awards 2017
Shoosmiths LLP, May 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has been shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year and Real Estate Team of the Year in The Lawyer Awards 2017. Run by The Lawyer magazine, the awards are one of the most prestigious among the legal sector, recognising best practice and excellence across the board. The awards ceremony is taking place on the Tuesday 27 June at Grosvenor House, London...

Seasoned Technology, Media and Telecommunications Lawyer Joins ENSafrica
ENSafrica, May 2017
South Africa

ENSafrica, Africa’s largest law firm, has appointed technology, media and telecommunications (“TMT”) law specialist Wilmari Strachan as a director in its TMT practice in South Africa...

Mining Interests
Bustamante & Bustamante Law Firm, May 2017
Ecuador

Dear Members, Several of our Australian, Canadian, British, Indian, and Chinese clients are very much interested in acquiring mining interests in Chile, Perú, Ecuador and Colombia. Should you, or any of your acquaintances, have mining interests within such jurisdictions, we would greatly appreciate you letting us know. Thank you. Diego Ponce Pérez diegoponceperez@bustamante.com...

SyCipLaw Listed in ALB Employer of Choice 2017
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, May 2017
Philippines

SyCipLaw was once again recognized by Asian Legal Business (ALB) as one of the Philippines’ 2017 Employer of Choice. The ALB Employer of Choice Rankings is based on survey responses private practice lawyers across Asia, as well as market knowledge obtained by ALB...

M&A Boutique CORSO Rechtsanwälte joins the Cologne Office of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, May 2017
Germany

The entire corporate team of Cologne-based M&A boutique CORSO Rechtsanwälte LLP, private equity lawyer Dr. Andreas Lenz and corporate lawyers Dr. Vera Randel and Bastian Rieck, will join Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in Cologne as of June 1, 2017. Lenz will work as an equity partner at the Cologne office, reinforcing the well-developed Private Equity and Corporate/M&A departments...

Shoosmiths Appoints Three New Partners to Launch Leeds Commercial Group in Ambition to be Best in the UK
Shoosmiths LLP, May 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed a trio of leading Commercial lawyers into its Leeds office, signalling the establishment of a pre-eminent Commercial Group in the region and furthering the firm’s presence in the city. The firm has appointed Alex Kirkhope, JP Buckley and James Wood-Robertson as commercial partners from DLA Piper where they each held the position of Legal Director...

Delphi Advisor to NIBE Industrier AB (publ) on its Acquisition of 80% of the Shares of HT S.p.A.
Delphi, May 2017
Sweden

Delphi has been legal advisor to NIBE Industrier AB (publ) in connection with its acquisition of 80% of the shares in HT S.p.A., Susegana, Italy (“HT”). The company will become part of the NIBE Element business area. HT has since 1978 produced highly engineered heating solutions for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, commercial food products, packaging and other industrial applications...

Kapihan sa SyCip: “The Upshot: Resetting Your Privacy Settings Under The Data Privacy Act Of 2012”
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, May 2017
Philippines

SyCipLaw’s Special Projects Department hosted a seminar on the Data Privacy Act of 2012, its implementing rules and the latest circulars of the National Privacy Commission (NPC) last March 24 at the 17th Flr. of the SyCipLaw Center...

VfR Aalen: Insolvency plan Reorganization Successful – Creditors Agreed
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, May 2017
Germany

On Friday, May 5, 2017, the creditors agreed to the insolvency plan submitted jointly by VfR Aalen (Verein für Rasenspiele 1921 e.V. Aalen), represented by Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, and the insolvency administrator Dr. Holger Leichtle of Schultze & Braun at the deliberation and coordination hearing scheduled and held by Aalen insolvency court...

Start-up Week Düsseldorf 2017: Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek Supports Founders
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, May 2017
Germany

Düsseldorf's business founders will meet from May 5 to 12, 2017 for the second Start-up Week. On May 8 and 9, the law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek will offer five seminars on corporate law, e-commerce, IP/IT, tax law, and employment law with the aim of promoting young entrepreneurs. “Our goal is to provide founders with legal know-how for their start in business,” said Dr...

Dykema’s Chicago Office Adds Corporate Finance Attorney Michael D. Weis
Dykema, May 2017
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Michael D. Weis to its Corporate Finance Practice Group as a member in the firm’s Chicago office. Weis joins Dykema from Williams, Bax & Saltzman, where he served as chair of the firm’s Business and Transactional practice. He is also a Certified Public Accountant...

Attorney Aleida Ortega Conners Named President-Elect of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., May 2017
United States of America

Minneapolis (May 2, 2017) - Attorney Aleida Ortega Conners has been named the President-Elect of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association (MHBA), a non-profit association dedicated to advancing the interests of Hispanic attorneys and law students in Minnesota...

Passing of Dr. Ricardo Vicente Seeber (17.06.1950 – 01.05.2017)
Estudio Beccar Varela, May 2017
Argentina

Buenos Aires, May 2nd, 2017. It is with great sorrow that Estudio Beccar Varela announces the passing of advisory partner Dr. Ricardo Vicente Seeber, yesterday in the city of Buenos Aires. Ricardo received his Law degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1978. He joined the firm on August 1st, 1980, to work in the Corporate team, at that time headed by Damián F. Beccar Varela...

Shoosmiths Announces New Partners in May Promotions Round
Shoosmiths LLP, May 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has announced six new partners in the firm's May promotions. They are joined by 18 new senior associates. All promotions take effect from 1 May...

Four Dykema Attorneys Named “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine
Dykema, May 2017
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, is pleased to announce that four of its Dallas-based attorneys are listed as “Best Lawyers in Dallas,” in a special editorial feature in the May 2017 issue of D Magazine. D Magazine, with a circulation of more than 60,000, is one of the leading city magazines in the nation...

Dykema Successfully Represents Jacked Up, LLC on Appeal Against Sara Lee Corporation in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Dykema, April 2017
Michigan, United States of America

Small energy drink maker Jacked Up, LLC prevailed over international food conglomerate Sara Lee Corporation yesterday in a significant appellate victory in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Jacked Up was represented on appeal by a team of attorneys from Dykema, a leading national law firm...

Banco de Galicia Sells Stake in Aguas Cordobesas to Benito Roggio e Hijos
Estudio Beccar Varela, April 2017
Argentina

On April 12th Benito Roggio and Hijos S.A. acquired Banco de Galicia’s stake in Aguas Cordobesas S.A. (ACSA), equal to 10.83% of the share capital of the water and sewer services provider in the city of Córdoba. To date, 7.83% has been transferred and the remaining 3% is subject to approval by the Regulatory Authority. Prior to this transaction, the buyer already owned 61.15% of ACSA’s shares...

Delphi is Awarded the Justitia Prize 2017 for their Commitment to Equality
Delphi, April 2017
Sweden

Yesterday Delphi was awarded the very first Justitia Prize, receiving praise for their work on equality issues. The Justitia Prize is given to the commercial law firm that is doing the best work on equality. The jury gave the following reasons for the award: This year’s winner shows that equality work can permeate daily and commercial work at a law firm...

Shoosmiths Further Expands National Family Offering with Leeds Partner Hire
Shoosmiths LLP, April 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed Peter Morris to head up the Leeds family team having launched in the city in December 2016. Shoosmiths has an ambitious strategy and it has been growing its family offering with high profile partner hires across the UK, the latest new joiners including Juliette Peters and Jay Patel in London...

FBC Hosts Harvard Law School Alumni Event in Tel-Aviv
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co., April 2017
Israel

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co, with the Harvard Law School Association of New York City and the Harvard Law School Association of Europe, hosted the first ever HLSA event in Israel on April 20, 2017 in Tel-Aviv. According to the HLSA, there are approximately 160 Harvard Law School graduates in Israel, many in private practice, academia, the judiciary, and in business...

Symposium on Emerging Issues in International Arbitration
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, April 2017
Philippines

SyCipLaw Partner, Ricardo Ma. P.G. Ongkiko led a panel discussion on Emergency Arbitration at the Symposium on Emerging Issues in International Arbitration held on March 23, 2017...

Rehabilitation of the Line Border – Curtici – Simeria Railway, Section 3 – NNDKP Obtains a Final Ruling in Favor of the Joint Venture Created by FCC CONSTRUCCION – ASTALDI – CONTRATAS Y VENTAS S.A.
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, April 2017
Romania

NNDKP successfully represented the joint venture created by FCC CONSTRUCCION SA - ASTALDI SPA - CONTRATAS Y VENTAS, S.A...

Jill Wheaton Elected to Serve on Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society’s Board of Directors
Dykema, April 2017
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Jill Wheaton, Ann Arbor-based member in Dykema’s Litigation Department and Leader of the firm’s Appellate practice, has been chosen to serve on Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society’s Board of Directors. Wheaton accepted the role at the Historical Society’s Annual Membership Luncheon April 20 at the Detroit Athletic Club...

Conveyancing, Banking and Real Estate Boost for Shoosmiths
Shoosmiths LLP, April 2017
England

The firm has appointed conveyancing partner Lisa Gibbs into the Manchester office signalling the launch of the Northern Shoosmiths’ conveyancing offering...

Delphi Advises AM Ventures Investment in Exmet AB
Delphi, April 2017
Sweden

Delphi has advised the German company AM Ventures in the investment in the Swedish company Exmet AB and their patented solution for additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing or free form fabrication) of amorphous metals. The investment aims to shorten the time to market for new functional products. Exmet develops technology for additive manufacturing (AM) of amorphous metal alloys...

TOM TAILOR Holding AG: Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises on SE transformation
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, April 2017
Germany

TOM TAILOR Holding AG was transformed from a national stock corporation to a European company (Societas Europea) by merging with its Austrian subsidiary, TOM TAILOR Wien AG. A team led by Dr. Michael Sörgel advised TOM TAILOR comprehensively on all aspects of corporate and employment law upon the transformation into an SE...

Another Coup for ENSafrica As It Attracts Leading Mining, Employment and Finance Regulatory Specialists
ENSafrica, April 2017
South Africa

In the latest in a string of senior appointments, ENSafrica has scored a major coup by attracting respected mining law expert Ntsiki Adonisi-Kgame, employment law litigator Joe Mothibi and financial specialist Ina Meiring to the firm’s ranks in South Africa...

 

 


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