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Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | January 2017
Germany

Bodo Dehne (38) joined the law firm’s Düsseldorf office effective January 1, 2017. As a Salaried Partner, he will support the Corporate/M&A and Private Clients practice groups of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek. Dehne will work in the department led by Partner Dirk Kolvenbach. Dehne joins the firm from Noerr, where he practiced law as a Senior Associate in Corporate/M&A and in the Real Estate Investment Group since 2011. He also worked at the firm's China Desk ...

Hanson Bridgett LLP | January 2017
USA

Hanson Bridgett Promotes Several Attorneys to Partnership, Senior Counsel January 2, 2017 (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) – Hanson Bridgett is pleased to announce the promotion of seven attorneys to partnership: Connie Liu, Chris Jensen, Adam Hofmann, Julie Sherman, Gilbert Tsai, Samantha Wolff, and Raffi Zerounian. Additionally, the Management Committee has promoted Liza Bunker, Jillian Somers Donovan, Daniel Garcia and Geoffrey Pittman to Senior Counsel ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | January 2017
Philippines

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) held “The User’s Guide to the SIAC Rules 2016” last November 24, 2016 and the Young SIAC (YSIAC) Advocacy Workshop last November 25, 2016. SyCipLaw partner Emmanuel M. Lombos spoke in a panel session on "Multiplicity in Arbitration: Multi-Party and Multi-Contract Arbitrations under the SIAC Rules 2016". Other panelists included Mr ...

Valiunas Ellex | January 2017
Lithuania

Law Firm Valiunas Ellex enters the year 2017 with new additions to its team of partners. The firm’s new partners are Joana Baublytė-Kulvietė, expert in financial markets and regulatory law, Dovilė Greblikienė, expert in regulated industries and commercial law, Dr. Aistė Medelienė, expert in tax and customs law, and Laura Ziferman, expert in public procurement and PPP ...

Klavins Ellex | January 2017
Latvia

The merger of Latvian law firms Klavins Ellex and GLIMSTEDT & Partners has led to the establishment of the largest law firm in Latvia. The new firm comprises the complete teams of both firms and will operate under the name Klavins Ellex. This will help us provide clients with the additional competence, efficiency and professional expertise stemming from the special strengths of each law firm. As of February 1, the Baltic team of Ellex in Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia will have 278 staff ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | January 2017
Germany

Kajo Neukirchen Group, a family office specializing in investing in companies, real estate, and forestry, acquired two office and commercial properties in Frankfurt am Main from a Franconian family office. Kajo Neukirchen Group was advised by Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek. The properties are in prominent Frankfurt locations in Westend and in Sachsenhausen-Süd and comprise a total rentable area of some 4,200 square meters ...

Dykema | January 2017
Michigan, USA

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Bryan J. Johnson to its Litigation Department as a member in the firm’s Chicago office. Prior to joining Dykema, Johnson practiced in the Chicago office of Cozen O’Connor (formerly Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP). In his practice, Johnson helps businesses resolve disputes with a focus on complex commercial, professional liability, construction and employment litigation matters ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has announced three new partner appointments into the firm’s London office across the commercial, corporate and financial services practices. Specialist technology and outsourcing lawyer Bill Molloy joins Shoosmiths’ dispute resolution and compliance team in the commercial practice from Frasken Martineau where he managed a large multidisciplinary team and was Head of Technology ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised on the sale of Shetland based seafood producer, SI Seafarms Limited. Rope grown mussel producer and supplier SI Seafarms has been bought by Blueshell Mussels Limited. The take over saw Blueshell Mussels Limited make an offer to all 78 shareholders of SI Seafarms Limited to purchase the entire share capital of company ...

MinterEllison | January 2017
Australia

Japanese heavy machinery manufacturer Hitachi Construction Machinery Co Ltd (Hitachi) has acquired H-E Parts International LLC and H-E Parts Australian Holdings LLC (collectively H-E Parts). H-E Parts provides solution services to the mining, quarrying, heavy construction, and materials processing. It develops, manufactures, sells and repairs aftermarket parts for, among others, mining and construction machines in Australia, USA and other markets ...

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co would like to update you on the exciting news that Adv. and Partner Amit Pines and his team have joined our firm. Mr. Pines was a partner and head of the insolvency department at Weksler, Bregman & Co. Upon his arrival we’ve opened two new practice areas: Sports Law and Liquidation & Receivership ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | January 2017
USA

Hunton & Williams LLP advised Mizuho Securities USA Inc., Regions Securities LLC and U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc., as joint book-running managers, on an SEC-registered offering by CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC (CEHE) of $300 million in aggregate principal amount of its 3.00% General Mortgage Bonds, Series AA, due 2027. CEHE, a wholly owned subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy, Inc., provides electric transmission and distribution services to retail electric providers serving over 2 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has topped Experian MarketIQ (Corpfin) 2016 UK & Ireland M&A league tables to become the UK’s leading legal adviser by deal volume. Clinching the top national spot, in 2016 the firm acted on 183 disclosable deals in total, ahead of Gateley (177 deals), DLA Piper (142) and Irwin Mitchell (119). Shoosmiths also took first place in London and in the South East ranking respectively ...

Estudio Beccar Varela | January 2017
Argentina

Estudio Beccar Varela advised Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires S.A. and Grupo Financiero Galicia S.A. on the sale of Compañía Financiera Argentina (“CFA”, better known by its brand “Efectivo Sí”) and Cobranzas y Servicios (“C&S”) to Galeno Capital S.A.U. and Julio Alfredo Fraomeni, owner of the private medicine group Galeno. Likewise, MBA Lazard participated as financial advisor ...

Dykema | January 2017
Michigan, USA

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that a total of 18 attorneys from the firm’s Chicago and Lisle offices, and from multiple practice areas, were named to the 2017 Super Lawyers list by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine. Additionally, two of the firm’s Illinois-based attorneys were named to the 2017 Illinois Rising Stars list as well ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the management team of global tech specialists Phlexglobal on a significant investment by Vitruvian Partners (‘Vitruvian’). Phlexglobal are world-renowned thought leaders and specialists in the provision of electronic Trial Master File (eTMF) systems and services to the life sciences industry ...

Szecskay Attorneys at Law | January 2017
Hungary

Szecskay Attorneys at Law was awarded the 'Hungarian Competition Law Firm of the Year' award at the first ever Lawyer of the Year Awards to be held in Hungary. The award was founded by Wolters Kluwer in 2016. Winners were announced at the gala ceremony at the end of the year. Szecskay Attorneys at Law won Competition Law Firm of the Year, while the other applicants in this category were CHSH, CMS and Schönherr. Dr. András Szecskay, managing partner, and Dr ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2017
England

The Edinburgh office of UK law firm, Shoosmiths, has advised the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) on the sale of their former headquarters to the University of Edinburgh in a multi-million pound deal. The former headquarters, based at Lauriston Place in Edinburgh will undergo a sympathetic refurbishment, sensitive to its past use and heritage, before forming part of the Edinburgh College of Art’s ambitious plans to transform the area into a hub for arts and culture ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | January 2017
Germany

A team led by Dr. Pär Johansson of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's Cologne office advised data and information management specialist Schober Information Group, based in Ditzingen, on selling its Swiss business to KünzlerBachmann Directmarketing AG. Schober Information Group (Schweiz) AG, headquartered in Bachenbülach, Zurich, has been one of Switzerland's leading dialog marketing service providers for more than 40 years ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Cambridge-based speech technology company, Speechmatics, on investments received from a range of investors to accelerate the commercial roll-out of its speech recognition products ...

Waller | January 2017
Tennessee, USA

Three attorneys from Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, a leading provider of legal services to the healthcare, financial services, technology, retail and hospitality industries, have been named to the Ambulatory M&A Advisor annual Leading Lawyers list. The attorneys are: Amanda K. Jester, partner and member of Waller’s Board of Directors (Austin) George W. Bishop III, partner (Nashville) Matthew R ...

Dykema | January 2017
Michigan, USA

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that its Executive Board elected six new members to the firm effective January 1, 2017. Dykema’s new partners, and descriptions of their practices, are listed below. Jennifer Boueri Chilson is a member of Dykema’s Business Litigation Practice Group and is based in the firm’s Detroit office. Her practice focuses on business, commercial, and contract litigation ...

Valiunas Ellex | January 2017
Lithuania

International dealwatchers have announced M&A results for the year 2016. There is still seen a decrease in deal volume compared to 2015, however, according to Mergermarket the last quarter marked a high in dealmaking being the strongest quarter of the year in Europe. The Baltic State M&A market was led by Ellex, a circle of leading Baltic law firms, with the highest number of deals. Bloomberg has reviewed the total of 39 deals, Mergermarket – 23 and Thomson Reuters – 48 deals ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | January 2017
Germany

A team led by Dr. Stefan Duhnkrack and Dr. Katharina Prasuhn advised RDG GmbH & Co. KG, Hanover, Germany (RDG) on the acquisition of upstream oil assets by acquiring all shares in Lingen-based Kimmeridge GmbH. RDG is a joint venture between Petroleum Equity, London, and Rohöl-Aufsuchungs Aktiengesellschaft (RAG), Vienna, Austria. Seller of the upstream oil portfolio is a fund held by U.S. private equity firm Kimmeridge Energy Management Company, LLC, New York ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised up and coming surf pop band The Orielles on a deal with leading indie record label Heavenly Recordings. The Liverpool-based teenage band, originally from Halifax, have already played a string of festivals and they are tipped to take the music scene by storm with their infectious surf pop sound ...

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