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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...

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...

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...

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...

Shoosmiths Scores a Hat-Trick with Third Motor Finance Awards Title
Shoosmiths LLP, March 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has been named Legal Provider of the Year for the third consecutive year at the Motor Finance Europe Awards 2017. Taking the title since the awards began in 2015, Shoosmiths’ has been recognised for its continued excellence in the Motor Finance sector...

Shearn Delamore Acted as the Malaysian Counsel for Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) in its Investment and Joint Venture with Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas)
Shearn Delamore & Co., March 2017
Malaysia

Shearn Delamore, led by White & Case, acted as Malaysian counsel to Saudi Aramco in its investment and joint venture with Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) in the Refinery and Petrochemicals Integrated Development (RAPID) project in Johor, Malaysia. The total estimated value of the investment by Saudi Aramco is US$7 billion...

QIL + 4 Abogados Appoints Two New Partners: Eva Cacacho and Andrés Lowenthal
QIL+4 ABOGADOS, March 2017
Guatemala

QIL + 4 Abogados has appointed two new partners: Eva Cacacho and Andrés Lowenthal. Eva heads the real estate practice of the firm, and has extensive experience in providing legal advice to residential and commercial developments, condominiums, industrial units, and golf courses, as well as land purchases, leases, real estate developments, title searches and due diligences...

SyCipLaw Participates in DPA Seminar
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, March 2017
Philippines

SyCipLaw lawyers conducted a day-long seminar on the Data Privacy Act of 2012 and its implementing rules last January 6 at the EDSA Shangri-la Hotel. The seminar was organized by the Center for Global Best Practices and was attended by legal counsel, IT officers and other representatives of organizations from different industries. The seminar focused on practical guidelines for compliance...

Karanovic & Nikolic Supports EFSE Extension of Investment Portfolio
Karanovic & Nikolic, March 2017
Serbia

Karanovic & Nikolic is pleased to announce that the firm has supported the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) in a recently closed extension of the investment portfolio of EFSE to UniCredit Bank Serbia. The transaction involved new EUR 20 million financing of UniCredit Bank Serbia, which will serve to finance housing loans for private households in Serbia...

SyCipLaw Shortlisted in Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2017
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, March 2017
Philippines

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is a nominee for Philippine Law Firm of the Year at the upcoming Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2017. The Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards honor the work of national and international law firms across the region based on the research for the recent edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific...

Shoosmiths Advises McKay Securities on Two Key Deals Worth Over £9m
Shoosmiths LLP, March 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Real Estate Investment Trust (‘REIT’), McKay Securities PLC on two key multi-million pound deals at its Farnborough and Redhill sites. Shoosmiths acted for McKay on the disposal of the freehold of its remaining interest at Pinehurst Park, a 50,200 sq ft office building, to Pinehurst Investments for £5.88m. McKay purchased Pinehurst Park in 2012 for £3...

Tiwi MakBan and LRT1 Cavite Transactions Receive PFI Awards 2016
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, March 2017
Philippines

The Project Finance International (PFI) Awards 2016 recognized the Tiwi MakBan project as Bond Deal of the Year and the LRT1 Cavite project as Infra Deal of the Year. SyCipLaw teams advised on these projects. The Tiwi MakBan project involves the issuance by AP Renewables of a landmark climate bond...

Weerawong C&P Represented Solvay Group and Solvay Vinyls Holding AG, the Major Shareholder in the THB 10,448 Million (approximately USD 296 million) Sale of Shares in Vinythai Public Company Limited
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Peangpanor Ltd., March 2017
Thailand

Weerawong C&P represented Solvay Group and Solvay Vinyls Holding AG, the major shareholder in the THB 10,448 million (approximately USD 296 million) sale of shares in Vinythai Public Company Limited, a competitive chlor-alkali player in South East Asia and Thailand’s second largest manufacturer of PVC resins, to Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. The deal closed on 23 February 2017...

Weerawong C&P Wins National Firm of the Year 2017 at the International Financial Law Review Asia Awards
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Peangpanor Ltd., March 2017
Thailand

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Peangpanor Ltd. was honored to receive the National Firm of the Year Award at the International Financial Law Review Asia Awards on 2 March 2017 at the Island Shangri-La Hotel in Hong Kong. The International Financial Law Review (IFLR) awards celebrate the most innovative legal deals and law firms worldwide...

NNDKP – Law Firm of the Year in Intellectual Property for the Fourth Consecutive Year
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, March 2017
Romania

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP) wins for the fourth time in a row the award for "Romanian Intellectual Property Firm of the Year", at the Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) gala organized in London. Managing Intellectual Property is one of the most prestigious international publications in the field of intellectual property...

Shearn Delamore Acted as the Malaysian Counsel for Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) in its Investment and Joint Venture with Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas)
Shearn Delamore & Co., March 2017
Malaysia

Shearn Delamore acted as the Malaysian counsel for Saudi Aramco, through their lead instructing counsel, White & Case, in its investment and joint venture with Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) in the Refinery and Petrochemicals Integrated Development (RAPID) project in the southern Malaysia state of Johor. The total estimated value of the investment by Saudi Aramco is US$7 billion...

WSG Member Firms Recognized at 2017 IFLR Asia Awards
World Services Group, March 2017
United States of America

The IFLR Asia Awards celebrate legally innovative teams and deals in the Asia-Pacific region. This year's awards, which were held on March 2 at the Island Shangri-La in Hong Kong, recognized firms and deals based upon their efforts and success in breaking new legal ground and setting market precedents...

ENSafrica’s IP Department Continues to Receive Accolades
ENSafrica, March 2017
South Africa

We are delighted to announce that Gaelyn Scott, head of ENSafrica’s IP department, has again been recognised at the International Law Office’s (“ILO’s”) Client Choice Awards. Gaelyn was named the top South African trade mark lawyer in 2017. Gaelyn was also named the top South African IP lawyer by the Client Choice Awards in 2012 and top South African trade mark lawyer in 2013 and 2015...

Further Accolades for ENSafrica’s IP department
ENSafrica, March 2017
South Africa

ENSafrica’s IP head of department, Gaelyn Scott, has consistently been ranked as one of only two or three South African lawyers in the gold band for trade mark enforcement and litigation by World Trademark Review (“WTR”) every year since 2013...

Top Finance Regulatory Expert Joins ENSafrica
ENSafrica, March 2017
South Africa

ENSafrica, Africa’s largest law firm, has appointed leading financial specialist Ina Meiring to its top-ranked Banking and Finance Department. Meiring has 40 years of experience and is considered to be one of South Africa’s finest finance regulatory experts, with a stellar reputation in the industry...

Spring Budget 2017 – Shoosmiths’ Experts Comment
Shoosmiths LLP, March 2017
England

Today marked the last Spring Budget and Philip Hammond’s first Budget as chancellor. Our legal experts comment on the plans unveiled around technology and connectivity, employment practices (‘returnships’ in particular), pensions and tax...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek Advises KraussMaffei Group on Acquisition of IBS Plamag Maschinenbau GmbH
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, March 2017
Germany

A team led by Dr. Anne de Boer, partner at business law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, advised KraussMaffei Group on the acquisition of IBS Plamag GmbH in Plauen. The team advised the group on due diligence and the negotiation and drafting of contracts. Financial due diligence and project management was performed by or jointly with FAS AG...

Shoosmiths Hailed Law Firm of the Year at Manchester Legal Awards
Shoosmiths LLP, March 2017
England

Shoosmiths' prominent position in the Manchester market has been recognised with a major win at the 2017 Manchester Legal Awards. In the face of stiff competition, Shoosmiths secured the Law Firm of the Year Award (large), the latest in a string of accolades won by the firm in the last 12 months...

German Zakharov - New ALRUD Partner
ALRUD Law Firm, March 2017
Russia

Leading Russian law firm ALRUD announces that on 1 March, 2017 German Zakharov became a partner. German is a member at “Competition/Antitrust” and “White collar crime, compliance and internal investigations” practices...

Karanovic & Nikolic Shortlisted For IFLR’s “Deal Of The Year”
Karanovic & Nikolic, March 2017
Serbia

Karanovic & Nikolic is pleased to announce that we, in cooperation with local lawyers, have been shortlisted by IFLR for "Deal of the Year" within the Project Finance category for our assistance in the SASA mine refinancing project in Macedonia...

Promotions at NNDKP
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, March 2017
Romania

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen announced the promotion of six lawyers to partnership, in one of the most important rounds of promotions within the firm in recent years. This step is part of NNDKP's strategy of continuously consolidating its position as a leader of the Romanian business law market...

Shoosmiths Advises Downing on Multi-Million Pound Investment Into Fast Growing Luxury Online Retailer
Shoosmiths LLP, February 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Downing LLP (Downing) on the £3m investment secured by the family-owned luxury e-commerce business, Xupes, from Downing managed funds. Founded in 2009 by Joe and Frank McKenzie, Xupes restores and retails pre-owned luxury goods including watches, jewellery, handbags, art and antiques and is an accredited Cartier and Omega servicing centre...

Funke Adekoya appointed member of ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages in International Arbitration
AELEX, February 2017
Nigeria

Funke Adekoya (SAN), Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution Practice Group at AELEX has been appointed member of the newly constituted ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages in International Arbitration. The Task Force brings together a carefully selected panel of leading legal and economic experts from 11 jurisdictions to promote consistency and rigour in the field’s approach to damages...

Fernando Alonso Among Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers in 2017
Hunton & Williams LLP, February 2017
Virginia, United States of America

Partner Fernando Alonso, chairman of the firm’s Latin America practice group, has been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers by Latinvex, for the second consecutive year...

WSG Members Recognized at 2017 Asia Legal Awards
World Services Group, February 2017
United States of America

The fourth annual Asia Legal Awards honors the best work in the region and recognizes the biggest and most important commercial legal matters that involved lawyers and parties in Asia...

Philippines: LRMC’s Php24-B Financing for LRT1 Cavite Extension wins 2016 Best Project Finance Deal in SE Asia
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, February 2017
Philippines

Light Rail Manila Corporation’s (LRMC) PHP 24 billion project financing was recognized as the Best Project Finance Deal of 2016 in Southeast Asia at the 10th Annual Alpha Southeast Asia Best Deal and Solution Awards. The 15-year loan facility will finance the operations and maintenance of the existing Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT1) system and the construction of an 11...

Latinvex Names Two WSG Member Professionals to the 2017 Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers
World Services Group, February 2017
United States of America

Larry Pascal, Partner, Haynes and Boone LLP and Fernando Alonso, Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP have both been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers by Latinvex...

Wirtschaftswoche 2017: Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek is one of the top law firms in labor law
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, February 2017
Germany

Business magazine Wirtschaftswoche recognized Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek as one of the top law firms in labor law and Frankfurt-based partner Bernd Weller individually as a top labor lawyer. The Wirtschaftswoche ranking of the top law firms assists companies in finding the right advisor for their requirements. The ranking was carried out by Handelsblatt Research Institute (HRI)...

Krogerus M&A Practice Continues Strong Performance
Krogerus, February 2017
Finland

The Finnish M&A market was busy in 2016, and the Krogerus M&A practice has further strengthened its position as a leading practice in Finland. For several years, the practice has been one of the most active in the field, and based on league tables published by Mergermarket, Krogerus ranked once again among the top legal advisors measured in volume of M&A deals announced in Finland in 2016...

SyCipLaw shortlisted in IFLR Asia Awards 2017 Deals of the Year
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, February 2017
Philippines

Two of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s transactions in 2016 are shortlisted in the IFLR Asia Awards 2017. Shortlisted for debt & equity-linked deal of the year is the issuance by AP Renewables of a landmark climate bond (“Tiwi MakBan project bond”), where SyCipLaw acted as borrower’s counsel for AP Renewables, Incorporated (APRI), a unit of Philippine energy company Aboitiz Power...

ENSafrica Recognised at DealMakers Gala Awards
ENSafrica, February 2017
South Africa

We are delighted that a deal in which ENSafrica was the lead South African legal advisor won the prestigious 2016 Deal of the Year at the recent DealMakers Gala Awards, one of the top awards on the African continent...

Ulmer & Berne Named “Ohio Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation
Ulmer & Berne LLP, February 2017
Ohio, United States of America

Ulmer & Berne LLP was named the 2017 “Ohio Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation at the annual Benchmark Litigation U.S. Awards in New York City on February 16, 2017. Winners were chosen based on research conducted for the 2016 edition of Benchmark Litigation, which included interviews with peers and clients. “We have focused so much on delivering exceptional client service...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek Advises Bedding Manufacturer Sanders On Bond Restructuring
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, February 2017
Germany

A team led by capital market law expert Dr. Mirko Sickinger, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's Cologne office and tax law expert Klaus Weinand-Härer from the firm's Frankfurt office, advised bedding manufacturer Gebr. Sanders GmbH & Co. KG, Bramsche, as part of a bond restructuring...

Lowenstein Continues DC Office Expansion with the Addition of Antitrust Partner Leiv Blad and Senior Counsel Zarema Jaramillo
Lowenstein Sandler LLP, February 2017
New Jersey, United States of America

Lowenstein Sandler LLP announced today that Leiv Blad has joined the firm as a partner and co-chair of the firm’s antitrust practice in Washington, D.C. Mr. Blad joins with Zarema Jaramillo, who becomes senior counsel in the firm’s antitrust practice. Mr. Blad and Ms. Jaramillo add further depth to Lowenstein’s antitrust practice and to the firm’s growing Washington, D.C. office...

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...

 

 


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