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Ellex adopts Luminance’s leading artificial intelligence technology
Ellex Valiunas, April 2018
Lithuania

Ellex has adopted Luminance, one of the most advanced artificial intelligence (AI) platforms, which is widely deployed by law firms around the world. The sophisticated machine learning technology will greatly accelerate and enhance the firm’s contract review processes for M&A transactions. The platform will initially be incorporated in the operations of Ellex in Lithuania (Ellex Valiunas)...

GlaxoSmithKline's Purple Coloring on Inhalers has not Acquired Distinctive Meaning as a Trademark in Norway
, April 2018
Norway

Norway's Supreme Court heard arguments on whether the color purple had acquired distinctive (or secondary) meaning as trademark for the drug Seretide (HR-2017-2356-A).

Karanović & Nikolić Recognized as Top Tier Law Firm by Legal 500
Karanovic & Nikolic, April 2018
Serbia

We are proud to announce that Karanović & Nikolić and its cooperating lawyers have once again been recognized as a top tier legal practice on the 2018 Legal 500 list of leading law firms. This prestigious UK-based directory provides comprehensive worldwide coverage on recommended law firms...

Pellerano & Herrera participates in financing of largest solar project in the Dominican Republic
Pellerano & Herrera, April 2018
Dominican Republic

Pellerano & Herrera acted as legal counsel to The Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) in the US$38 Million refinancing granted to Taiwanese energy company, General Energy Solutions, for the development of Monte Plata Solar, the largest solar energy plant in the Dominican Republic...

Shoosmiths advises on investment into online catering company
Shoosmiths LLP, April 2018
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised long standing clients Octopus Investments on its multi-million pound funding into office catering company City Pantry...

Karanović & Nikolić: GDPR Ante Portas!
Karanovic & Nikolic, April 2018
Serbia

On Thursday, 12 April, Karanović & Nikolić organised a presentation on the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This briefing was intended for employees of legal and HR departments in various Serbian companies, who had a unique opportunity to learn more about this regulation, which will come into force on 25 May this year...

NNDKP secures an irrevocable decision on behalf of Azomureș against GFR in a complex commercial dispute stemming from a framework agreement
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, April 2018
Romania

NNDKP successfully represented the company Azomureș in a commercial dispute that involved damages in the amount of EUR 15 million, representing lost profits pursuant to a framework transportation agreement...

Heuking client Zattoo heralds new TV era in Germany with entirely cloud-based IPTV service
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, April 2018
Germany

1&1 Telecommunication SE, a subsidiary of Drillisch AG, a member of United Internet Group, makes its some 12 million DSL and mobile customers a unique media offering: customers may watch 90 TV channels, 40 of which in HD, plus international TV channels, pay-TV packages for sports, music, movies, and documentaries on up to three devices...

ENSafrica appoints new banking and finance director
ENSafrica, April 2018
South Africa

ENSafrica, Africa’s largest law firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Vusi Mathebula as a director in its banking and finance department. He will be based in the firm’s Johannesburg offices...

Market demand fuels IP & Creative Industries team growth at Shoosmiths Manchester
Shoosmiths LLP, April 2018
England

The Intellectual Property & Creative Industries team at Shoosmiths Manchester is on track for a record year, thanks in part to unprecedented demand from the region’s thriving creative and digital sector...

Managing IP Awards 2018 Recognizes Eight WSG Members
World Services Group, April 2018
United States of America

Managing IP, the leading specialist guide to firms and practitioners in Intellectual Property, recently recognized top talent in IP globally with their 2018 awards. WSG congratulates its members who continue to be recognized in this field...

Iris Capital invests in software company Jedox assisted by Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, April 2018
Germany

Cologne-based partner Dr. Jörg aus der Fünten advised venture capital firm Iris Capital on an investment in enterprise performance management company Jedox AG. A consortium consisting of Iris Capital, eCAPITAL IV, and Wecken & Cie will be investing EUR 20 million in the software company. The funding will be used to accelerate Jedox’s global expansion and product development...

Deleplanque and SUET jointly acquire German seed company Strube
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, April 2018
Germany

Deleplanque & Compagnie SA (Maisons-Laffitte, France) and SUET Saat- und Erntetechnik GmbH (Eschwege, Germany) acquired 60 percent (Deleplanque) and 40 percent (SUET) respectively of German Strube group. The acquisition was in part effected by taking over the main assets (transferring restructuring) as part of the ongoing self-management of the assets of Strube GmbH & Co...

Consortium announces the completion of TDC-takeover
Plesner, April 2018
Denmark

DK Telekommunikation ApS, a company controlled by a consortium comprising PFA, PKA, ATP and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets has announced that the recommended public takeover offer to the shareholders of TDC A/S has been accepted, and the offer will be completed. Plesner has advised the consortium in relation to the takeover offer, including the financing...

Morgan & Morgan is internationally recognized for its Pro Bono program
Morgan & Morgan, April 2018
Panama

For the fifth consecutive year, Morgan & Morgan has received the “Leading Lights” recognition in Latin America for the Pro Bono program that the firm executes with the invaluable support of its team of lawyers. This distinction was granted by the British publication Latin Lawyer, who together with the Cyrus R...

WSG 2018 Benchmark Litigation US & Canada Winners & Nominees
World Services Group, April 2018
United States of America

World Services Group, one of the world’s largest and leading networks of independent premier professional services firms and companies, is proud to recognize the 2018 Benchmark Litigation award winners & nominees. The WSG member firms that were represented at this year’s award ceremony showcase quality service and outstanding legal achievement...

Waller Boosts National Healthcare Regulatory Practice with the Hiring of Former CHS VP and Associate General Counsel
Waller, April 2018
Tennessee, United States of America

Waller, a leading provider of legal services to the healthcare, financial services, retail and hospitality industries, announced today that veteran attorney Jesse C. Neil has joined the firm’s national Healthcare Compliance and Operations practice as a partner in Nashville...

Delphi advises Verdane Capital and other owners in relation to the divestment of, and co-investment in, EasyPark
Delphi, March 2018
Sweden

EasyPark’s smartphone app provides millions of registered users with the quickest and most efficient solution to find, remotely manage and pay for parking. With over 220 employees worldwide, the company has unrivalled coverage of millions of on-street parking spaces across 700 cities in 11 European countries, complimented by over 100 commercial off-street parking contracts...

Delphi has advised BRA
Delphi, March 2018
Sweden

Veidekke has entered into an agreement to purchase 90.1% of the shares in Billström Riemer Andersson AB (BRA). Since the beginning of 2007, BRA has had a strong development. Today, the company has a yearly turnover of about SEK 1.4 billions and employs approximately 200 employees, of which half are tradesmen. BRA works primarily with construction, but has also expertise in property development...

Shoosmiths interactive entertainment specialists at industry conference in San Francisco
Shoosmiths LLP, March 2018
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has joined some of the biggest names in the global games community at a major conference in San Francisco. The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world’s largest professional games industry event, attracting more than 26,000 delegates over five days...

Karanović & Nikolić: Managing Emotions in Labour Disputes – More than Law
Karanovic & Nikolic, March 2018
Serbia

On 21 March, Karanović & Nikolić held its traditional student workshop titled “Managing Emotions in Labour Disputes – More than Law”. The event was organised in cooperation with the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law...

Karanović & Nikolić at the Symposium for Lawyers in Serbian Banks
Karanovic & Nikolic, March 2018
Serbia

Maja Jovančević Šetka, partner ⃰ at Karanović & Nikolić's Banking & Finance practice group, held a presentation titled "Risk Participation Agreement – Collateral or Derivative, Implementation of the Law on Foreign Exchange Operations" at a symposium for lawyers in Serbian banks...

Karanović & Nikolić at the Intellectual Property in Serbia Conference
Karanovic & Nikolic, March 2018
Serbia

Tamara Bubalo, Associate in Karanović & Nikolić's Intellectual Property practice group, held a presentation on 5 March at the "Intellectual Property in Serbia" conference...

KanAm Grund buys 10,000 square meter office property in Munich
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, March 2018
Germany

A team led by Dr. Marc Scheunemann advised KanAm Grund Group on the acquisition of the Z88 office building for a special real estate fund. The property in Zamdorfer Straße in the east of Munich covers almost 10,000 square meters. Fürth-based project developer P&P is the seller...

Former Title IX Officer Natalie Brouwer Potts Joins Dykema’s Labor & Employment Practice in Chicago: Firm’s Chicago Office Continues Growth, Adding 10th Attorney in Seven Months
Dykema, March 2018
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Natalie Brouwer Potts to its Labor & Employment Practice Group as a senior counsel in the firm’s growing Chicago office, which has now added 10 attorneys in the past seven months...

Odewald KMU II acquires a stake in heizkurier GmbH with Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, March 2018
Germany

With a team led by Dr. Pär Johansson from its Cologne office, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised investment company Odewald KMU on taking out a majority stake in heizkurier GmbH. The managing shareholders of heizkurier will keep significant stakes in the company. The partnership will enable heizkurier to continue to expand in Germany and to open up markets in other European countries...

Karanović & Nikolić Supports the Belgrade Pre-Moot Competition & Arbitration Conference
Karanovic & Nikolic, March 2018
Serbia

With record breaking attendance this year, Karanović & Nikolić continued its traditional support to the Belgrade pre-moot and X Belgrade Arbitration conference, organized by the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law...

Landmark Deal: PPF Acquires Telenor’s CEE Operations for 2.8 Billion Euros
Karanovic & Nikolic, March 2018
Serbia

Karanović & Nikolić, together with White & Case as lead international counsel, advised PPF Group, the Czech investment firm, on the EUR 2.8 billion acquisition of Telenor's assets in Central and Eastern Europe...

Morgan & Morgan recognized in the Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide
Morgan & Morgan, March 2018
Panama

For the second consecutive year, Morgan & Morgan was recognized as a leading firm-Band #1 in the second edition of Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide – Private Wealth Law section, a publication aimed at the international private wealth market and a key reference point of the world´s leading firms in terms of service excellence and reputation...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek appoints two Salaried Partners in Düsseldorf
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, March 2018
Germany

Effective April 1, 2018, the commercial law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek will appoint Dr. Alexander Bork and Dr. Tobias Woltering as Salaried Partners. Having previously worked at the law firm as a Research Associate, Alexander Bork joined Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in Düsseldorf after graduating as a lawyer on February 1, 2012. He has been a Senior Associate since 2015...

Above the Law Ranks Haynes and Boone as a Top Energy Practice
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2018
Texas, United States of America

Legal news website Above the Law ranks Haynes and Boone, LLP among the top 10 U.S. energy law firms based on a survey of in-house counsel in the energy industry in 2018. The industry-specific rankings are part of Above the Law's new Outside Counsel Rankings, based on a national survey of corporate counsel...

Announcement of New Senior Associate: ARV Jacoba
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, March 2018
Philippines

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is pleased to announce the promotion of Anthony R.V. Jacoba as senior associate effective January 1, 2018. Anthony R.V. Jacoba is a member of the firm's Litigation and Arbitration practice group...

International Student Competition on the CISG and Commercial Arbitration: 2nd Hanseatic CAM CCBC Pre-Moot in Hamburg
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, March 2018
Germany

The 2nd CAM CCBC Hanseatic Pre-Moot, held in Hamburg on March 21, 2018, will give skilled law students from all over the world the opportunity to test their arguments in an international context...

Shoosmiths advises CDC Group on its investment into Bangladesh manufacturing company
Shoosmiths LLP, March 2018
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the UK’s development finance institution CDC Group on its $15 million investment into RFL Electronics Ltd, which will grow the Bangladeshi company’s manufacturing capacity. The funding will be used to acquire specialist equipment for RFL Electronics’ state-of-the-art facility, in Narsingdi, which produces consumer electronic goods for the local market...

Nina Cortell Recognized Among Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2018
Texas, United States of America

Lawdragon, a legal media company, has named Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Nina Cortell among its "500 Leading Lawyers in America" for 2018. This is the fourth straight time for Cortell to make the Lawdragon 500. Those selected include high-profile practitioners, top administration lawyers, litigators who have made headlines in billion-dollar cases and all nine U.S. Supreme Court justices...

Zang, Bergel and Viñes and Beccar Varela advise on Grupo Frutarom’s acquisition of Meroar and Meroaromas
Beccar Varela, March 2018
Argentina

On March 13, 2018, Frutarom reached an agreement with the shareholders of Meroar S.A. and Meroaromas S.A. in connection with the acquisition by Frutarom of a stake in these companies, representing 70% of the capital stock and votes for a purchase price of US$11,200,000. Frutarom is one of the world's 10 largest companies in the field of flavors and natural specialty fine ingredients...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises AL-KO KOBER SE on the acquisition of WITTE Stromberg together with consortium of buyers
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, March 2018
Germany

A team led by Munich-based partner Boris Dürr advised AL-KO KOBER SE technology group on the acquisition of hinge technology specialist WITTE Stromberg GmbH, a subsidiary of WITTE Automotive, the automotive supplier for vehicle access systems. AL-KO KOBER takes over WITTE Stromberg together with a consortium of buyers including Endurance Capital AG and a private investor...

Consortium of PwC Legal Germany, PwC Legal Czech Republic, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek and Kocian Solc Balastik (KSB) advise the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency GSA
Kocian Solc Balastik, March 2018
Czech Republic

The European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) in Prague is an agency founded by the European Union whose mission is to implement the satellite programs GALILEO and EGNOS...

Karanovic & Nikolic Ranks as Leading Law Firm in Chambers Europe 2018
Karanovic & Nikolic, March 2018
Serbia

We are proud to announce that Karanovic & Nikolic has once again emerged on top of the rankings on the most recent list of leading European law firms – the prestigiousChambers Europe 2018...

Morgan & Morgan promotes corporate lawyer to partner
Morgan & Morgan, March 2018
Panama

Morgan & Morgan is pleased to announce the promotion of attorney Fernando Boyd to the partnership of the firm. Fernando Boyd works in the Estate Planning and Corporate Services Department. Mr. Boyd concentrates his practice in business and corporate law, estate planning, private interest foundations, and company formation and management...

Referees are not employees: German soccer association Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V. (DFB) successfully fends off appeal by referee Dittrich with Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, March 2018
Germany

In its March 15, 2018 judgment (Case: 9 Sa 1399/16), Hesse Regional Labor Court ruled that no employment relationship exists between Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V. and Dr. Dittrich, so that Dr. Dittrich may not invoke Section 14 German Part-Time and Fixed-Term Contracts Act and may not demand continued employment as an employee...

Haynes and Boone Claims Multiple Honors at 2018 Americas IP Awards
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2018
Texas, United States of America

Managing IP, which covers intellectual property news and developments worldwide, selected Haynes and Boone, LLP for several top honors at its 2018 Americas IP Awards, held March 15 in New York City. Partner Phillip Philbin was named the Outstanding Litigator in Texas. Philbin was part of the litigation team that won a jury verdict in 2017 for ZeniMax Media Inc...

WSG Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 Winners & Nominees
World Services Group, March 2018
United States of America

World Services Group, is pleased to highlight the Chambers Pacific Asia award winners & nominees for 2018. We proudly applaud all the member firms that were represented at this years award ceremony. The awards bring together the best lawyers from across the region to celebrate excellence in the legal profession...

Waller Elects Three Partners to Board of Directors
Waller, March 2018
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, today announced that J.D. Thomas was elected to serve on the firm’s six-member Board of Directors. Additionally, veteran Waller partners Jay Nixon and Travis Parham were re-elected for two-year terms...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises RPC Group on acquisition of NORDFOLIEN GmbH
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, March 2018
Germany

A team led by Dr. Peter Christian Schmidt, Partner at the Hamburg office, advised RPC Group Plc on the acquisition of NORDFOLIEN GmbH. The purchase price is based on an enterprise value of EUR 75 million. The transaction is subject to approval by the relevant antitrust authorities in Germany and Poland...

Consortium with Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA)
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, March 2018
Germany

In January, a consortium consisting of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, PwC Legal Germany and the Czech Republic, as well as Prague-based law firm KSB was awarded the contract for various legal advisory services in a call for tenders by GSA...

16 Dykema Attorneys Named as 2018 Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers
Dykema, March 2018
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that 16 of its Texas-based attorneys have been named 2018 Rising Stars in the Texas edition of Super Lawyers Magazine. Additionally, Alison Ashmore and Zachary Hoard were both recognized on the “Up-and-Coming 100: 2017 Texas Rising Stars” lists. Ashmore also received recognition on the “Up-and-Coming 50: 2017 Women Texas Rising Stars” list...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises CruiseVision on the sale of parts of its business to BWK
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, March 2018
Germany

A team led by Hamburg-based partner Dr. Lothar Ende of the law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised the two shareholders of CruiseVision GmbH, Christian Paulick and Mirko Berloge, on the sale of a minority stake to BWK GmbH Unternehmensbeteiligungsgesellschaft...

Chambers Europe 2018: Twelve Heuking lawyers are among the most renowned legal advisors in Europe
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, March 2018
Germany

Twelve lawyers from Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek were recognized by Chambers Europe 2018 in various legal fields. Dr. Ute Jasper's Public Sector & Public Procurement department is once again leading the pack: Since 2015, it has been ranked No. 1 in Public Procurement/PPP. Respondents emphasize "creativity" and "good cooperation within the team," but also team "speed" and "practice-oriented advice...

Patent dispute over medical technology: Echosens continues its victorious ways
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, March 2018
Germany

French company Echosens is continuing its series of victories in the field of liver diagnostic devices. With its March 1, 2018 ruling, Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court confirmed that Chinese company Hisky Medical Technologies Co. Ltd. is not allowed to offer or market its “Fibrotouch FT-1000" product in Germany, thus upholding Düsseldorf Regional Court's April 20, 2017 judgment...

 

 


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