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WSG Congratulates Member Winners of the 2017 Chambers Europe Awards
World Services Group, April 2017
United States of America

World Services Group congratulates 14 nominated member firms and 8 winners at the 2017 Chambers Europe Awards. Chambers recognizes a law firm’s pre-eminence in key countries in the region and reflects notable achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service...

NNDKP Ranked Tier 1 in 12 out of 13 Practice Areas Researched in Romania by Legal 500; Six Partners of the Firm named "Leading Lawyers"
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, April 2017
Romania

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP) scores 12 Tier 1 rankings out of the 13 areas of practice researched in Romania by Legal 500 - EMEA, a benchmark publication on the international legal market. Based on these results, NNDKP is again the best positioned law firm active in Romania, with all its practice areas being acknowledged as Tier 1...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek Advises DATAGROUP SE on Capital Increase
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, April 2017
Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised DATAGROUP SE on a capital increase against cash contributions with exclusion of subscription rights. The company has generated proceeds of some EUR 21.7 million from the transaction. 759,000 new shares were placed with institutional investors as part of the capital increase...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek Advises on Sale of CARO Autovermietung GmbH to Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, April 2017
Germany

A team led by Dr. Katharina Prasuhn from the Hamburg office advised the sellers on the sale of rental car company CARO Autovermietung ("CARO") to Enterprise Rent-A-Car Deutschland ("Enterprise"). The acquisition of CARO by Enterprise establishes one of Germany's largest car rental companies. CARO was founded by Stefan Peters in 1998 and operates in the corporate and replacement sectors...

Haynes and Boone Represents Endeavor Energy in $300 Million “DrillCo” Drilling Partnership
Haynes and Boone, LLP, April 2017
Texas, United States of America

Haynes and Boone, LLP helped client Endeavor Energy Resources strike a $300 million agreement with a Houston company to develop properties located within the Midland Basin in Texas...

Deacons advises on GEM IPO of Asia Grocery Distribution
Deacons, April 2017
China

Deacons has advised Asia Grocery Distribution Limited in relation to its listing on the Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange by way of share offer, seeking to raise up to HK$81.2 million (subject to the offer size adjustment option)...

Séché Environnement acquires Befesa Group’s Chilean subsidiary
Carey, April 2017
Chile

Carey advised Séché Environnement, one of France’s leading players in the recovery and treatment of all types of waste, in the due diligence process and further acquisition from Befesa Group's Chilean subsidiary, Soluciones Ambientales del Norte. This company specializes in processing and storing hazardous waste derived mainly from the mining industry...

Sheryl Toby Gives Supply Chain Presentation to Pakistani Business Leaders Upon U.S. Department of Commerce Request: Attendees Were Part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Cross-Cultural Special American Business Internship Training Program
Dykema, April 2017
Michigan, United States of America

Sheryl Toby, metro Detroit-based member of Dykema’s Business Services Department, was recently asked by the United States Department of Commerce (USDOC) to give a cross-cultural educational business presentation to a group of Pakistani business leaders through its Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) Supply Chain for Pakistan program...

SyCipLaw Ranked Band 1 by Chambers Global 2017
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, April 2017
Philippines

Chambers Global 2017 has again ranked SyCipLaw as a Band 1 firm in Corporate & Finance and Projects, Infrastructure & Energy. SyCipLaw lawyers ranked in the publication are: - Hector M. de Leon, Jr. - Band 1 in Projects - Rocky Alejandro L. Reyes - Band 3 in Corporate & Finance, and Recognised Practitioner in Projects - Vicente D. Gerochi IV - Band 2 in Corporate & Finance - Andres G...

SyCipLaw Wins 2017 Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards Philippine Law Firm of the Year
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, April 2017
Philippines

SyCipLaw won Philippine Law Firm of the Year at the 2017 Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards held last March 24 in Singapore. Managing Partner Hector M. de Leon, Jr. represented the firm at the awards ceremony. The awards are based on the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 research and reflect a law firm’s pre-eminence in key countries in the region...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises DATAGROUP SE on capital increase
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, April 2017
Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised DATAGROUP SE on a capital increase against cash contributions with exclusion of subscription rights. The company has generated proceeds of some EUR 21.7 million from the transaction. 759,000 new shares were placed with institutional investors as part of the capital increase...

Ellex Receives the Chambers Europe Client Service Award 2017
Ellex Valiunas, April 2017
Lithuania

At the Chambers Europe Awards ceremony held in London on April 7, the Ellex circle of leading Baltic law firms was named Baltic-Wide Client Service Law Firm of the Year 2017. This award recognises our continued commitment to providing our clients with the highest quality of legal services on a consistent basis...

Financing for Amaysim’s Acquisition of Online Energy Retailer Click Energy
MinterEllison, April 2017
Australia

Mobile service reseller, ASX-listed amaysim Australia Limited, has announced a binding agreement to acquire Australia's first online energy retailer Click Energy for A$120 million. The consideration will comprise A$80 million cash and A$40 million of scrip...

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen named for the Fourth Time Law Firm of the Year in Romania, A First on The Local Business Law Market
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, April 2017
Romania

Chambers and Partners, one of the most reputed international guides organized the Chambers Europe Awards Gala on Friday night in London. Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP) has been recognized as the “Law Firm of the Year in Romania” for the fourth time in the eight years since this distinction started being awarded to Romanian law firms...

Weerawong C&P Represented TPI Polene Power Public Company Limited in the Spin-Off and Offering of Shares on The Stock Exchange of Thailand and International Offering Under Regulation S of the US Securities Act
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners Ltd., April 2017
Thailand

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Weerawong C&P represented PTT Public Company Limited in the buy-back of its Senior Notes Issued Under Regulation S/Rule 144A, Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Singapore Exchange
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners Ltd., April 2017
Thailand

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners Ltd. (Weerawong C&P) represented PTT Public Company Limited in the offer to purchase (buy-back) of its USD 350,000,000 Senior Notes due 2035 and USD 600,000,000 Senior Notes due 2042 issued under Regulation S/Rule 144A and listed on The Hong Kong Stock Exchange and The Singapore Exchange. The completion date was 5 April 2017...

Delphi Advises when B&B TOOLS Invest AB Acquires all Shares in Arbesko-Gruppen Aktiebolag
Delphi, April 2017
Sweden

Delphi has advised B&B TOOLS Invest AB, a wholly-owned subsidiary of B&B TOOLS AB (publ) listed on NASDAQ Stockholm Mid Cap, in the acquisition of all shares in Arbesko-Gruppen Aktiebolag and nine (9) of its subsidiaries (“Arbesko-Gruppen”)...

Delphi Advises in Oversubscribed Share Issue and Listing of Unibap AB (publ) on Nasdaq First North
Delphi, April 2017
Sweden

Delphi has assisted Unibap AB (publ) in connection with the share issue of SEK 23 million and listing on Nasdaq First North. The subscription in the rights issue have been received for a total of SEK 355 million, equivalent to 1543 per cent of the offer...

Delphi has Advised PURetail Sweden AB on the Divestment of a Retail Portfolio in Linköping
Delphi, April 2017
Sweden

Delphi has advised PURetail Sweden AB in connection with a divestment of three retail properties in central Linköping. The properties consist of 8,647 sqm lettable area. PURetail Sweden AB is owned by the fund Luxemburg FCP-SIF PURetail managed by av LA Francaise Real Estate Partners International and Aberdeen Asset Management...

Four WSG Member Firms Recognized at the 2017 Chambers Asia Pacific Awards 2017
World Services Group, April 2017
United States of America

World Services Group proudly applauds the four member firms that were winners at the 2017 Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific Awards in Singapore. The annual awards are based on their research for the 2017 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific and reflect a law firm’s pre-eminence in key practice areas...

The Former Director of SOIT's Department of Patents Inventions and Innovation Support Joins NNDKP's IP Team
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, April 2017
Romania

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen Intellectual Property Counseling announced today that Anca Deaconu joined its Intellectual Property practice as Senior Patent Attorney specialized in patents - electrical engineering IT&C...

Morgan & Morgan Hosts Conference on Women Diversity
Morgan & Morgan, April 2017
Panama

On occasion of the International Women’s Day, in Panama City was held a forum on “Women leadership for business competitiveness”, with the participation of Maria Perdomo and Andrea de la Piedra, co-founders of Aequales and creators of The Gender Equality Ranking which is implemented across different organizations...

Morgan & Morgan Advised IAMSA in the Sale of Their Shareholding Stake in VivaColombia
Morgan & Morgan, April 2017
Panama

Morgan & Morgan acted as Panamanian counsel to Mexican group IAMSA, in the sale of their shareholding stake in Colombian airline VivaColombia, by Irelandia Aviation. The firm was required to review the contracts based on Panamanian law and make the necessary corporate changes required to complete the operation...

NETTO ApS Establishes Joint Venture in Food Retailing Sector Assisted by Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, April 2017
Germany

NETTO ApS formed the "RTG Retail Trade Group" joint venture with real,-, Bartels-Langness, Bünting, Klaas & Kock, and Georg Jos. Kaes effective April 3, 2017. Dr. Christoph Froning, LL.M. and Dr. Stefan Bretthauer from Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Hamburg office comprehensively advised NETTO ApS throughout the process...

Delphi Advises Rejlers AB in Connection with an Oversubscribed Rights Issue
Delphi, April 2017
Sweden

Delphi has assisted Rejlers when they conducted a rights issue for which the subscription period ended on March 31, 2017. Rejlers will receive proceeds amounting to approximately SEK 200 million. Rejlers is one of the largest engineering consultancy firms in the Nordic region with 2,000 experts work with projects in the areas of Building and property, Energy, Industry and Infrastructure...

TP Aerospace Sold to Danish Private Equity Fund CataCap
Plesner, April 2017
Denmark

The two founders and owners of the Danish aviation service company TP Aerospace have just sold a majority share of the company to the Danish private equity fund CataCap. Plesner assisted the sellers with the transaction. TP Aerospace repairs, leases and sells wheels and brakes to airlines across the globe...

[ALB Insights] SyCipLaw’s New MP: “We Need To Leave A Collective Legacy”
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, April 2017
Philippines

The March 2017 issue of the Asian Legal Business (ALB) Asia Edition includes an interview of SyCipLaw Managing Partner Hector M. de Leon, Jr. about the firm’s growth strategy. The interview is found on pages 6-7. Read the interview online or download a copy of the full ALB March 2017 issue for free at https://asianlegalbusiness.uberflip.com/i/796752-alb-march-2017...

New Advisory Partner in Estudio Beccar Varela
Estudio Beccar Varela, April 2017
Argentina

Estudio Beccar Varela has reincorporated María Benson to its team, appointing her advisory partner. Benson has over twenty years of experience working in law firms. She focuses her practice on corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, project finance and debt restructuring. María Benson started her career at Estudio Beccar Varela in 1997...

SyCipLaw’s Anthony W. Dee Elected IBP Makati President
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, April 2017
Philippines

SyCipLaw Partner Anthony W. Dee was elected president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Makati Chapter for a two-year term beginning April 1, 2017. Mr. Dee previously served as vice president of the chapter. Mr. Dee has represented numerous clients in all court levels and has extensive experience in the practice areas of litigation and arbitration...

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners Strengthens its Brussels Office with the Hire of Francesco Maria Salerno
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, April 2017
Italy

The international law firm Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners announces the hire of Partner Francesco Maria Salerno who will join the Brussels office starting April 3rd. Francesco Maria has extensive experience in EU law dealing directly with matters engaged by the EU Commission and courts of Luxembourg...

SyCipLaw is MIP 2017 Philippine Intellectual Property Firm
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, March 2017
Philippines

SyCipLaw was again recognized as 2017 Philippine Intellectual Property Firm at the Managing IP (MIP) 2017 Global Awards. MIP’s Annual Global IP Awards recognize the outstanding achievements in the past 12 months. Researcher analysts looked for distinctive work highlights, especially significant client matters, and other notable achievements or activities including business growth...

Asters Counsel Dmytro Shemelin Elected Deputy Head of the Arbitration Committee on Financial Restructuring
Asters, March 2017
Ukraine

On 30 March 2017 the Arbitration Committee established in compliance with the requirements of the new Law - "On Financial Restructuring" - for dispute resolution within financial restructuring procedures in Ukraine, was announced to begin operating. The members of the Supervisory Board elected Dmytro Shemelin, Counsel at Asters law firm, Deputy Head of the Arbitration Committee...

Tiwi MakBan Geothermal Financing and Light Rail Transit 1 Project Win IJGlobal Awards 2016 APAC Deals of the Year
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, March 2017
Philippines

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan advised on two deals that were awarded “Deal of the Year” at IJ Global 2016 award ceremonies celebrating work across the Asia Pacific region. The Tiwi MakBan Geothermal financing won Asia Pacific Project Bond Deal of the Year, while the Light Rail Transit 1 project won Asia Pacific Rail Deal of the Year...

Leaving The EU – Shoosmiths Chairman’s Statement In Full
Shoosmiths LLP, March 2017
England

Peter Duff, chairman at Shoosmiths, comments on the triggering of Article 50: ‘Nine months after the outcome of the referendum, the Prime Minister today triggered Article 50, signing a letter destined for the European Council and formally launching the process of leaving the EU. It is anticipated that the process of leaving the EU including exit negotiations will take a minimum of two years...

Pellerano & Herrera and The Legal 500 Hold Roundtable for Dominican Corporate Counsels
Pellerano & Herrera, March 2017
Dominican Republic

Pellerano & Herrera and The Legal 500 hosted a second roundtable for corporate counsels of renowned Dominican companies. The roundtable took place at the Real Intercontinental Hotel in Santo Domingo with the participation of general counsels from Cormidom, Grupo Ramos, Citibank, Grupo Magna, Gerdau- Metaldom, Hoteles Barceló, AES Dominicana, Grupo Martí, Plaza Lama and Productos Chef...

London Partner to Boost Shoosmiths’ National Venture Capital Practice
Shoosmiths LLP, March 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has expanded its Venture Capital (VC) offering with the appointment of corporate partner Steve Barnett to its London office, from international law firm Orrick. Specialising in venture capital work, Steve advises high-tech and fast growth companies at all stages of their development, from seed, angel and VC financings through to exit...

Karanovic & Nikolic Wins the Award for Law Firm of The Year in Eastern Europe and the Balkans by The Lawyer
Karanovic & Nikolic, March 2017
Serbia

The Lawyer Magazine, a weekly British magazine for top commercial lawyers and in-house counsel, has named Karanovic & Nikolic Law Firm of the Year for Eastern Europe and the Balkans during their annual European Awards ceremony on March 16, 2017 in London...

Superior Industries Starting Takeover of German Uniwheels AG
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, March 2017
Germany

A team led by Dr. Guido Hoffmann, LL.M., comprehensively advised Superior Industries, one of the largest manufacturers of aluminum wheels for light vehicles, on a takeover bid for German wheel manufacturer Uniwheels AG. The advice focused on structuring the transaction, on matters pertaining to corporate law, employment law, and commercial law, and on due diligence...

Shearn Delamore & Co. -- The Malaysia Law Firm of the Year 2017
Shearn Delamore & Co., March 2017
Malaysia

We are delighted to announce that Shearn Delamore & Co has been awarded The Malaysia Law Firm of the Year 2017 award at the Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2017 held on 24th March 2017 in Singapore. This is the fourth time we have received this award since its inception in 2010. This recognition is a tribute to the firm’s notable achievements over the past 12 months...

Malouche Avocats & Asocies Recipient of Three Prestigious Awards in 2017
Malouche Law Firm, March 2017
Tunisia

Malouche Avocats & Asocies, Tunisia, has already been recognized by three prestigious awards in 2017. The firm was awarded The Corporate INTL Global Award 2017, Corporate Law and Business Law Firm of the Year 2017 – Tunisia, and The Trophee D'Argent for Meilleur Cabinet Afrique du Nord: Tunisie...

Pellerano & Herrera Advises the Global Brand That Has Revolutionized the Private Transport Industry in the World
Pellerano & Herrera, March 2017
Dominican Republic

Barely a year and a half after introducing its services in the scarcely regulated Dominican transportation market, Uber announced the launch of UberMOTO, a private transport service for passengers on motorcycles, under the framework of a new law that regulates the transportation of persons in the Dominican Republic...

SMC’s Coal-Fired Plant Financing and AP Renewables’ Climate Bond in ABLJ 2016 Deals of the Year
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, March 2017
Philippines

The Asia Business Law Journal (ABLJ) recognized two of the firm’s transactions in its inaugural Deals of the Year Awards. SMC’s coal-fired plant financing is one of seven featured Banking & Finance Deals of the Year, while AP Renewables’ climate bond is one of six featured Infrastructure Deals of the Year...

WSG Member Firms Awarded at The Lawyer European Awards 2017
World Services Group, March 2017
United States of America

The Lawyer European Awards, now in their eighth year, convened over 300 of Europe’s leading lawyers at The Grange St Paul’s hotel in London on 16 March. The Lawyer European Awards recognize notable achievements, excellence and legal innovation among top independent and global law firms in Europe’s main markets...

SyCipLaw Wins 2017 IFLR Philippine Law Firm of the Year
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, March 2017
Philippines

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan won the National Law Firm of the Year (Philippines) at the IFLR Asia Awards 2017. Marievic G. Ramos-Añonuevo, head of the Banking, Finance & Securities group, and Rocky Alejandro L. Reyes, head of the Special Projects group, received the award on the firm’s behalf. Partners Angel M. Salita, Jr.; Philbert E. Varona; and Melyjane G...

New Toolkit Empowers Texans to Defend Property Confiscated by Law Enforcement: Dykema Helps Develop Civil Asset Forfeiture Toolkit
Dykema, March 2017
Michigan, United States of America

Texans who have had money or property taken by law enforcement now have a new tool to help them get their belongings back. Texas Appleseed, a public interest justice center, today launches a new online toolkit, Defending Against a Civil Asset Forfeiture Case...

Ecuador / Public Bidding to Select a Partner to Incorporate a Limited Liability Enterprise as an Associative Mechanism for A Joint Management with the Public Company “TAME E.P."
Bustamante & Bustamante Law Firm, March 2017
Ecuador

The Ecuadorian Public Aviation Company “TAME E.P.”, published on its website the Call for Public Tender to select a partner to incorporate a LIMITED LIABILITY ENTERPRISE as an associative mechanism for the joint management, in which the successful bidder should make a financial investment that represents the majority of the company’s stock to be formed...

Wardynski & Partners Launches “In Principle” Portal to Discuss Complicated Legal Issues in a Clear and Accessible Way
Wardynski & Partners, March 2017
Poland

Spring is in the air, and “In Principle” is changing its layout. We opted for clarity, showcasing the legal content that is the portal’s strong suit. On the “In Principle” portal, we strive to write clearly and accessibly, although the legal issues we discuss can sometimes be complex. Thus we simplified the graphic design and navigation of the site to avoid distractions from your reading...

Shoosmiths Advises London & Regional Properties on Further Holiday Inn Express Acquisition
Shoosmiths LLP, March 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised global property investment company London & Regional Properties on its acquisition of the Holiday Inn Express business and property in Portsmouth. Previously a Hilton Hotel, the property has undergone an extensive refurbishment in the last 12 months...

Dykema’s Kathleen Campbell Walker Recognized in Chambers Global 2017 Band 1 For Immigration
Dykema, March 2017
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Kathleen Campbell Walker, El Paso-based member and leader of Dykema’s Immigration Team, has been recognized in Chambers Global 2017. Walker was ranked in Band 1, the highest band rating possible, and is one of only 11 lawyers in the United States awarded this ranking for expertise in business immigration...

Asters Successfully Defended a Client in an Alleged Cartel Collusion Case
Asters, March 2017
Ukraine

Asters Law Firm acted as a legal counsel to ACNielsen Ukraine, successfully defending in court the company's interests in alleged retail cartel case. On 2 March 2017 the High Commercial Court of Ukraine made the final decision in the litigation proceeding, which took more than a year and a half...

 

 


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