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First Post Housing White Paper Planning Appeal Granted By Secretary of State
Shoosmiths LLP, February 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised IM Land on securing a successful planning appeal for a major residential and mixed-use scheme, the first to be approved since the publishing of the government's housing white paper. Plans to build 750 new homes at Curborough, near Lichfield, have been approved by Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek wins multi-year legal dispute
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, February 2017
Germany

A Federal Court of Justice decision of January 10, 2017 (Case VIII ZR 33/16) led to a judgment of Frankfurt am Main Higher Regional Court of January 21, 2016 (15 U 181/12) becoming final. The ruling had dismissed the claims for damages filed by deu B.u.S. Verkehrsbetriebe für Personenbeförderung AG as buyer of a company...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek Advises PANTALEON Entertainment AG Again on Cash Capital Increase
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, February 2017
Germany

Led by capital market law expert Dr. Thorsten Kuthe, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised PANTALEON Entertainment AG on a cash capital increase. In exclusion of shareholders' subscription rights, the company’s share capital was increased by issuing 55,000 new shares against cash contributions, placed with selected institutional investors...

Top Ugandan Banking and Finance Lawyer Joins ENSafrica
ENSafrica, February 2017
South Africa

ENSafrica is pleased to announce that top banking and finance lawyer Rachel Musoke will be joining ENSafrica in Kampala, Uganda. This follows on the footsteps of Phillip Karugaba’s decision to join ENSafrica, Africa’s largest law firm, which has over 600 practitioners on the continent...

Delphi Advisor to NIBE Industrier AB (publ) on Its Acquisition of CGC Group of Companies Inc.
Delphi, February 2017
Sweden

Delphi has been legal advisor to NIBE Industrier AB (publ) in connection with its acquisition of 50% of the shares in the Canadian heat pump company CGC Group of Companies Inc., with an option to acquire the remaining 50% of the shares no later than spring 2022...

QIL+4 Abogados in Guatemala Acts as Local Counsel to Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
QIL+4 ABOGADOS, February 2017
Guatemala

QIL+4 Abogados in Guatemala acted as local counsel to Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as underwriters and initial purchasers on the US$500,000,000.00 5...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek Advises DMB Dr. Dieter Murmann Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH On the Acquisition of DBW Advanced Fiber Technologies Group
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, February 2017
Germany

A team led by Hamburg-based partner Dr. Stefan Duhnkrack advised family-owned company DMB Dr. Dieter Murmann Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH (DMB), Kiel, on the acquisition of all shares in DBW Advanced Fiber Technologies Group (DBW) from Süd-Kapitalbeteiligungs-Gesellschaft mbH...

Delphi assists Amasten in acquisition
Delphi, February 2017
Sweden

Advokatfirman Delphi has been legal advisor to Amasten in Amasten’s acquisition of two real properties in Finspång with an underlying real estate value of SEK 177,5 million. The real properties consists of 16 351 square metres and the areas for lease include 215 apartments and a few commercial properties...

Delphi Has Assisted NIBE Industrier AB (publ) in Phase II Merger Clearance From the Swedish Competition Authority For Its Acquisition of the Main Parts of the Enertech Group
Delphi, February 2017
Sweden

Delphi has assisted NIBE Industrier AB in the merger filing and the subsequent Phase II investigation as regards the acquisition of the main parts of British-owned Enertech Group, which resulted in that the Swedish Competition Authority on 27 January 2017 decided to clear the concentration since the investigation showed that the merger did not significantly impede effective competition in the mark

Delphi Partners Are the Legal Counsels’ Favorites Within IT Law in the Client Choice Awards 2017
Delphi, February 2017
Sweden

Agnes Hammarstrand and Agne Lindberg have been awarded the Client Choice Awards 2017 within IT law. Client Choice is an international survey conducted by the International Law Office and Lexology...

Autumn Highsmith is Sole Winner of Client Award for Texas Insolvency and Restructuring Counsel
Haynes and Boone, LLP, February 2017
Texas, United States of America

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Autumn Highsmith was the exclusive winner of the 2017 International Law Office (ILO) and Lexology Client Choice Award for insolvency and restructuring lawyers in Texas...

Haynes and Boone Energy Practice Gains Former PUCT and ERCOT Senior Lawyer
Haynes and Boone, LLP, February 2017
Texas, United States of America

Following a long stint working on electric power matters in the public sector, Jennifer Littlefield has joined the Austin office of Haynes and Boone, LLP as a member of the firm’s Energy, Power and Natural Resources Practice Group. Littlefield worked most recently for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc...

SyCipLaw ranked Band 1 in Chambers Asia Pacific 2017
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, February 2017
Philippines

Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 ranked SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan as Band 1 in all categories applicable to Philippine firms. The firm’s complete rankings may be found at the following link: www.chambersandpartners.com/asia/firm/3072/sycip-salazar-hernandez-gatmaitan. Firm and individual rankings are summarized below: Banking & Finance - Band 1 - Mia G. Gentugaya (Band 2) - Vicente D...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek Advises CG Group on Financing the Acquisition of An Area in the Ostend in Frankfurt
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, February 2017
Germany

A team led by Dr. Anne de Boer, partner at the business law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, comprehensively legally advised CG Group on issuing a bearer bond and overall financing. Subscribers to the bond are exclusively institutional investors. The bond was issued in a private placement. Net proceeds from the financing were used to acquire a property bought by CG Frankfurt Ostend GmbH & Co...

Shoosmiths Announced As ‘Highly Commended’ Legal Adviser in Enterprise Investment Scheme Association Awards
Shoosmiths LLP, February 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths was ‘highly commended’ in the legal or regulatory adviser category of the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) Awards...

Shoosmiths Offers Key Advice on How to Start a Business in the UK in Online Guide
Shoosmiths LLP, February 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths is providing global companies with crucial advice on doing business in the UK with its online guide. ‘The complete guide to doing business in the UK’ is available to download from the Shoosmiths website and offers international businesses expert insight on what needs to be addressed when venturing into the UK market...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek Advises DOMICIL Real Estate Group on the Acquisition of ALPHA and BETA Portfolios
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, February 2017
Germany

Munich-based DOMICIL Real Estate Group (Domicil) acquired two residential portfolios with a total of some 1,800 residential and commercial units from London-based Cording Real Estate Group (Cording) in a share deal following a structured bidding process. The residential portfolios consist of 60 properties spread all across Germany and held by Dutch companies...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek Advises USU Software AG on the Acquisition of All Shares in unitB echnology GmbH
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, February 2017
Germany

Effective January 1, 2016, USU Software AG (Frankfurt, Prime Standard, ISIN DE000A0BVU28), Möglingen, Germany ("USU"), acquired all shares in unitB technology GmbH, Berlin, to epand USU’s range of services in the area of individual solutions and portals. The team led by Dr. Rainer Herschlein, Partner at the business law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, advised USU...

NNDKP Successful in a Major Public Procurement Dispute
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, February 2017
Romania

The public procurement procedure for the extension of Glina Waste Water Treatment Plant and the construction of a sludge incinerator has come to an end...

Wertgrund Acquires "Barthonia-Living-Portfolio" in Köln-Ehrenfeld
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, February 2017
Germany

With a team led by Dr. Marc Scheunemann, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Wertgrund Immobilien AG in connection with the acquisition of the “Barthonia-Living-Portfolio“ in Köln-Ehrenfeld for the account of the special AIF WERTGRUND Wohnen D. Seller was a joint venture of Europe-focused fund EPISO3, advised by Tristan Capital Partners, and Freo Group...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises PA Power Automation AG on the entry of a strategic investor as part of a capital increase
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, February 2017
Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised PA Power Automation AG on the entry of a new strategic investor as part of a capital increase. By way of a cash capital increase in exclusion of the subscription right, Taiwanese control systems producer Techmation Co. Ltd., Taipei, will subscribe 1,278,469 new shares of PA Power Automation AG at the nominal value of about EUR 2...

Shoosmiths advises on sale of BRC Global Standards
Shoosmiths LLP, February 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the British Retail Consortium (BRC) on their sale of BRC Global Standards to the LGC Group (formerly known as the Laboratory of the Government Chemist)...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek enforces monetary compensation for violation of the general personality right on the internet
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, February 2017
Germany

By judgment of January 19, 2017, Coblence Higher Regional Court sentenced a business owner to pay monetary compensation of EUR 50,000. In the court’s opinion, the business owner had personally discredited and vilified the plaintiff, represented by Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, and his group on hate-based websites operated from abroad...

Waller Elects Twelve New Partners
Waller, February 2017
Tennessee, United States of America

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, a leading provider of legal services to the healthcare, financial services, technology, retail and hospitality industries, has elected twelve new partners from the firm’s Corporate, Environmental, Finance and Restructuring, Healthcare Regulatory, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Real Estate practices...

SyCipLaw Shortlisted in 2 Asia Legal Awards Categories
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, February 2017
Philippines

SyCipLaw is shortlisted in two categories of the Asia Legal Awards 2017. Aside from a nomination as Asian Law Firm of the Year, the SMC $435M multi-facility coal power plant financing is also nominated for Finance Deal of the Year: Projects. The SyCipLaw team, composed of partners Simeon Ken R. Ferrer, Hector M. de Leon, Jr. and Angel M. Salita, Jr. with senior associates John Paul V. de Leon, Jr...

Pacific Hydro sale was chosen as “Cross-Border M&A Deal of the Year” by Latin Finance
Carey, February 2017
Chile

The size, complexity and speed of execution of Pacific Hydro’s sale to State Power Investment Corporation of China impressed Latin Finance, magazine which chose it as the “Cross-Border M&A Deal of the Year” of 2016. IFM Investors, an Australian pension fund, sold the renewable energy Company for roughly USD3 billion...

Don Moody Recognized Among Most Influential in Dental Industry as Waller Expands its Dental and DSO Legal Practice
Waller, February 2017
Tennessee, United States of America

Don Moody, a partner with Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, was recently named one of The 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry for 2017 by dental lifestyle magazine Incisal Edge. The publication highlighted Moody’s long-standing role in the dental support organization (DSO) industry and his representation of some of the industry’s leading companies and private equity investors...

NNDKP - legal counsel in the EUR 24 million financing granted by BCR, EximBank and BT to Pehart Tec Grup
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, January 2017
Romania

The syndicate of banks comprising Banca Comercială Română, EximBank and Banca Transilvania has granted a multi-currency revolving credit facility in the amount of EUR 24 million to Pehart Tec Grup, controlled by the investment fund Abris Capital Partners, in partnership with businessman Ioan Tecar. NNDKP acted as legal counsel for the syndicate of banks...

Delphi advises Aligera AB (publ) in connection with listing on Nasdaq First North
Delphi, January 2017
Sweden

Delphi has been legal advisor to Aligera AB (publ) in conjunction with the listing of its shares on Nasdaq First North. First day of trading is Wednesday, 1 February 2016...

Daniel A. Lowenthal Named Chair of the Firm’s Business Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights Practice
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, January 2017
New York, United States of America

Patterson Belknap is pleased to announce that Daniel A. Lowenthal has been named as Chair of the Firm’s Business Reorganization and Creditors' Rights Practice.  Mr. Lowenthal has earned recognition as a skilled advocate in the bankruptcy, creditors' rights, and corporate restructuring arena.  He regularly represents U.S. and non-U.S...

SyCipLaw is an Asialaw Profiles 2017 Outstanding Firm
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, January 2017
Philippines

Asialaw Profiles 2017 has once again recognized SyCipLaw as an outstanding firm in the Philippines in the following practice areas: Banking & Finance; Capital Markets; Corporate/M&A; Construction & Real Estate; Dispute Resolution & Litigation; Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Services Regulatory; Intellectual Property IT, Telco & Media; Labour & Employment; and Taxation The firm is also h

Shoosmiths Advises LDC on £16m Investment into Leading National Hair Salon
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Lloyds Development Capital (LDC) on its £16m investment into national hair salon Rush. Fast becoming the leading hair and beauty brand in the UK, Rush has 85 salons across the country including in Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham and Bristol with a flagship branch, House of Rush, on London’s Piccadilly...

Pellerano & Herrera Advised on US$1.2 Billion Sovereign Bond Offering
Pellerano & Herrera, January 2017
Dominican Republic

Pellerano & Herrera represented J.P. Morgan Securities LLC in the US$1.200 billion bond offering by the Dominican State due 2027 at a 5.95% rate. Investment bank J. P. Morgan Securities LLC served as initial purchaser and Banco de Reservas de la República Dominicana as Co-Manager. Pellerano & Herrera’s team was led by partner Luis R Pellerano and Ricardo Pellerano N., associate...

Pacheco Coto Announces the Incorporation of Three New Partners as an Instrumental Part of Solidifying Firm Activities in Central America
Pacheco Coto, January 2017
Costa Rica

Pacheco Coto is very pleased to announce the incorporation as Partners, as an instrumental part of its plans to solidify the Firm’s activities in the Central American area, i) In Costa Rica, Oswald A. Bruce has been promoted to partner of PACHECO COTO Costa Rica. Mr...

Shoosmiths Advises Civil Engineering Firm on Private Equity Deal
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of Dyer & Butler, a £118m-turnover regional civil engineering and building contractor, on its sale to a holding company of global private equity investment firm First Reserve. Dyer & Butler builds, maintains and renews infrastructure within the public and private sector...

Haynes and Boone Survey Predicts Healthy Life Sciences Industry in 2017
Haynes and Boone, LLP, January 2017
New York, United States of America

Biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies are likely to pick up the pace of dealmaking in 2017, according to a recent survey of life sciences industry leaders conducted by law firm Haynes and Boone, LLP...

A New Path for Peangpanor Boonklum
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Peangpanor Ltd., January 2017
Thailand

After 23 years with the Firm, our Senior Counsel, a well-regarded Capital Markets lawyer who has helped expand our Capital Markets practice, Peangpanor Boonklum (PB) decided to pursue a new path and mission. From July 2017, she will take an in-house role at the Firm’s long-time client, PTT Public Company Limited (PTT), the national oil and gas company...

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Peangpanor Ltd. (Weerawong C&P) Advised XIO Fund I LP, A Global Investment Fund, In the Acquisition of S&P Global Inc., Including McGraw-Hill Financial International LLC (Thailand) For USD 1.1 Billion.
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Peangpanor Ltd., January 2017
Thailand

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Peangpanor Ltd. (Weerawong C&P) advised XIO Fund I LP, a global investment fund, in the acquisition of S&P Global Inc., including McGraw-Hill Financial International LLC (Thailand), for USD 1.1 billion. Weerawong C&P advised on foreign shareholding and privileges under the Thai-U.S. Treaty of Amity, setting up a company and seeking treaty protection for the Thai subsidiary...

Fredrikson & Byron Represents Arctic Cat in its Sale to Textron
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., January 2017
Minnesota, United States of America

Fredrikson & Byron acted as legal counsel to Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAT), a Minnesota-based manufacturer of snowmobiles, ATVs and other power sports products and accessories, in its merger agreement with Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, professional turf-care equipment and ground support equipment. Textron Inc...

Han Kun Assists Baidu to Establish Baixin Bank and Successfully Obtain Approval from the China Banking Regulatory Commission
Han Kun Law Offices, January 2017
China

On January 5, 2017, China CITIC Bank Corporation Ltd. ("CITIC") and Fujian Baidu Borui Internet Technology Co., Ltd. ("Baidu") received approval from the China Banking Regulatory Commission ("CBRC") for the establishment of China CITIC Baixin Bank Corporation Ltd. ("Baixin Bank") in Beijing...

O’Neal Webster Partner Vanessa King Elected Deputy Chair, STEP Caribbean and Latin America Region
O'Neal Webster, January 2017
British Virgin Islands

TORTOLA – Jan. 26, 2017 – O’Neal Webster announces that Partner Vanessa King has been elected Deputy Chair of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’ (STEP) Caribbean and Latin America Region...

Pellerano & Herrera Recognized “Most Admired Law Firm 2016” for Eighth Consecutive Year
Pellerano & Herrera, January 2017
Dominican Republic

Pellerano & Herrera has been selected for eighth consecutive year as the “Most Admired Law Firm of 2016” in the Dominican Republic by renowned business magazine, Revista Mercado, in its Most Admired Companies annual ranking. Since the inclusion of the Law Firm category in 2009, Pellerano & Herrera has maintained the number one position in such category...

SyCipLaw Recognized in 2016 ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL – In-House Community Firm of the Year
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, January 2017
Philippines

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan was once again recognized by the In-House Community Firms of the Year 2016 for the following Philippine categories: - Most Responsive Domestic Firm of the Year - Banking and Finance Firm of the Year - Compliance/Regulatory Firm of the Year - Corporate and M&A Firm of the Year - Employment Firm of the Year - Energy & Natural Resources Firm of the Year -

Valiunas Ellex and Klavins Ellex Advise in Acquisition of Nordic Cinema Group
Valiunas Ellex, January 2017
Lithuania

European private equity firm Bridgepoint and Swedish media group Bonnier Holding have agreed to sell Nordic Cinema Group Holding AB to the USA cinema chain MC Theatres. The acquisition would be completed at the deal value of approximately EUR 870 million...

Delphi Once Again Named Law Firm of the Year
Delphi, January 2017
Sweden

Delphi has for the second year in a row been awarded in Regi’s annual quality and industry survey – Law Firm of the Year, Sweden’s largest client survey for law firms specialising in commercial law. Over 1000 buyers of legal services participated in the survey. The result is based on a total of 13 areas in Regi’s Satisfied Client Index...

Delphi Advisor To X-Group S.A. in the Sale of the Swedish Manufacturer of Snus Winnington Holding AB
Delphi, January 2017
Sweden

Delphi has assisted X-Group S.A. (”X-Group”) in connection with British American Tobacco’s acquisition of 100 percent of the shares in Winnington Holding AB (”Winnington”). Winnington is a Swedish snus manufacturer behind the innovation of white snus made of purified tobacco that remains white even under the lip. X-Group owned 50 percent of the shares in Winnington...

12th PDRCI Commercial Arbitration Training Seminar
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, January 2017
Philippines

SyCipLaw partner Ricardo Ma. P. G. Ongkiko was a lecturer for the 12th Philippine Dispute Resolution Center Inc. (PDRCI) Commercial Arbitration Training Seminar entitled The Law and Practice of Commercial Arbitration, held last November 14 to 18, 2016. He lectured on Pre-Hearing Considerations – Case Management Conference. Ricardo Ma. P.G. Ongkiko heads the firm’s Litigation Department...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek Advises Youmex AG on Taking Over the Private Client Business of Inprimo Privatinvest GmbH
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, January 2017
Germany

A team led by tax law expert Klaus Weinand-Härer, banking supervisory law expert Dr. Christoph Gringel, and Corporate/M&A expert Dr. Mirko Sickinger of the business law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised youmex AG, Frankfurt am Main, on taking over inprimo privatinvest GmbH's private client business. The business was integrated into youmex Wealth Management AG as a subsidiary of youmex AG...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek Advises Ufenau Capital Partners AG on the Acquisition of Dr. Klein Klinik Group
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, January 2017
Germany

With a team led by Dr. Pär Johansson, the business law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Ufenau Capital Partners AG on the acquisition of Dr. Klein Klinik Group, headquartered in Gensingen. Dr. Klein Klinik Group specializes in the surgical treatment of spinal disorders (cervical spine and back pain). The group has been managed by its founder, Dr. Heinz Joachim Klein, since 1991...

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Contribute to Sixth Edition of Thomson Reuters Texas Environmental Law Treatise
Haynes and Boone, LLP, January 2017
Texas, United States of America

Six Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers, led by Austin Senior Counsel Jeff Civins, updated chapters in the recently released 2016-2017 edition of the Texas Environmental Law treatise published by Thomson Reuters as Volumes 45 and 46 of its Texas Practice Series...

 

 


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