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Maynilad Wins Arbitration Against the Republic of the Philippines under the Undertaking Letter
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, August 2017
Philippines

SyCip, Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, as lead counsel, represented Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) in an arbitration case against the Republic of the Philippines, which was represented by the Office of the Solicitor General and Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP. This arbitration case was an UNCITRAL-governed international arbitration held in Singapore...

Beccar Varela and PAGBAM in Banco Ciudad issue.
Estudio Beccar Varela, August 2017
Argentina

Buenos Aires, August 15th, 2017. Beccar Varela advised Banco de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires on a notes issuance worth AR$2.3 billion (approx. US$130 million), issued in two notes classes under the entity’s Global Program for short, medium and long term notes with a maximum global nominal value of up to US$500 million (or its equivalent in other currencies)...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises on management buyout of Resource Group
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, August 2017
Germany

A team led by Dr. Helge-Torsten Wöhlert advised Resource Group on the management buyout of the Aviation and Aerospace Resourcing (including Contractair Ltd) and Aviation Technical Training businesses. They will be taken over by newly incorporated Resource International Group Investments AG based in Zug, Switzerland...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises Synaix shareholders on the sale of all Synaix shares to Cancom
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, August 2017
Germany

The shareholders of Synaix Gesellschaft für angewandte Informations-Technologien mbH and of Synaix Service GmbH, jointly Synaix Group, each sold 100% of their shares in Synaix Group to Cancom SE. A team led by Dr. Jörg aus der Fünten, Partner at the Cologne office, advised the shareholders of Synaix Group. The total acquisition price is in the mid-double-digit million-euro range...

Minerva acquires JBS companies in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.
Estudio Beccar Varela, August 2017
Argentina

Buenos Aires, August 10th, 2017. Pul Argentina S.A., Frigomerc S.A. and Pulsa S.A., companies controlled by Minerva S.A., a South American leader in the production and sale of fresh beef, live cattle and cattle by-products, with operations also in the beef processing segment, completed on July 31st the acquisition of shares representing 100% of the capital stock of JBS Argentina S.A...

Hybrid lawn – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek wins judgment by admission
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, August 2017
Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's patent experts successfully enforced IP rights of Dutch company Sisgrass B.V. On June 27, 2017, Düsseldorf Regional Court ruled that a South German manufacturer of sports field machines infringed the German part of European patent EP 3 029 199 and German utility model DE 20 2016 104 072.5...

Beccar Varela advises on FCA Compañía Financiera notes issuance
Estudio Beccar Varela, August 2017
Argentina

Buenos Aires, August 7th, 2017. Beccar Varela advised FCA Compañía Financiera S.A. on the company’s Class XIII notes issuance, carried out on July 28th for a nominal value of up to $262.5 million. In this issuance, Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires S.A. and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Argentina) S.A. acted both as organizers and placement agents...

Shoosmiths advises on investment round for pioneering screen-time limiting application
Shoosmiths LLP, August 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised screenlimit Limited, developers of the screen-time limiting application, on its recent angel investment round. Screenlimit (www.screenlimit.net/ss) is a downloadable software that allows parents to remotely control the amount of time their children spend on various devices...

Fredrikson & Byron Nationally Recognized as a Best Law Firm for Female Attorneys
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., August 2017
United States of America

Fredrikson & Byron was named one of the best law firms for female attorneys in the 2017 Glass Ceiling Report by Law360. The report highlights firms that have an exceptionally high representation of female attorneys. Fredrikson ranked in the top 10 for law firms with 150-299 attorneys. Fredrikson was also among the top 20 in Law360’s Smasher list...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises FAS AG and its main shareholders on partnership with the WTS Group
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, July 2017
Germany

A team led by Dr. Anne de Boer advised FAS AG and its main shareholders on their partnership with WTS Group, which is to become a future FAS AG shareholder. FAS AG is an established company in the financial, valuation, and transaction environment in the Germany/Austria/Switzerland region. Generating sales in excess of EUR 100 million, WTS is one of the top 7 tax consulting companies in Germany...

IFLR: “Philippines land ownership rules impact FDI”
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, July 2017
Philippines

SyCipLaw Managing Partner Hector M. de Leon, Jr. was interviewed for an article in the May 2017 issue of the International Financial Law Review (IFLR). The article, entitled "Philippines land ownership rules impact FDI" discusses foreign land ownership as a challenge to the country's inbound M&A activity. Read the article online at the IFLR website (www.iflr...

SyCipLaw and SBWDFI hold successful Kapihan on Labor and Immigration Law
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, July 2017
Philippines

SyCipLaw's Subic Office and Employment & Immigration Department (EID), in partnership with the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and the Subic Bay Workforce Development Foundation, Inc. (SBWDFI), held the "Kapihan with SyCip in Subic: Updates on Labor and Immigration Law" last June 30 at the Subic Bay Travelers Hotel and Event Center...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises Volksbank Rhein-Ruhr eG on the acquisition of Werhahn mill in Duisburg
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, July 2017
Germany

Volksbank Rhein-Ruhr eG, Duisburg, has acquired the Werhahn mill in Duisburg's inner harbor from alltours Flugreisen GmbH, Düsseldorf. The Werhahn mill, comprising about 27,000 square meters of space with some 50 tenants, will be used as an office and restaurant complex...

Shoosmiths guides national governing body through new Sport England regulations
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the executive board of British Powerlifting through the first phase of their national governing body organisational audit with the adoption of key constitutional documents at the national governing body’s AGM...

Shoosmiths advises on sale of iconic Birmingham hotel
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Hotel La Tour Limited on its sale of the entire share capital of Hotel La Tour Birmingham Limited (which operates Hotel La Tour in Birmingham) to Dalata UK Ltd (part of Dalata Hotel Group Plc). Birmingham’s Hotel La Tour is a 4 star premium hotel, based in Birmingham’s Eastside district adjacent to HS2’s Curzon Street terminus in the centre of the city...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises WireMasters Inc. on the acquisition of Dannewitz GmbH & Co. KG
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, July 2017
Germany

A team led by Dr. Mathias Schröder, Partner at the Munich office of law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, comprehensively advised US WireMasters Inc. on the acquisition of Gelnhausen-based Dannewitz GmbH & Co. KG. The purchase price was not disclosed. The transaction was executed as a share deal, where all the shares in the general partner and all limited partner shares were acquired...

Ute Jasper and Martin Schellenberg again recognized as the best lawyers in Europe for government contracts
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, July 2017
Germany

Again this year, two outstanding procurement law experts in Germany from Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek were recognized. Who's Who Legal 2017 selected Düsseldorf-based partner Dr. Ute Jasper and Hamburg-based partner Dr. Martin Schellenberg as top legal experts in Europe in the field of government contracts. They are thus among the top European lawyers in public economic law...

India Business Law Journal: Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek remains leading law firm in India business
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, July 2017
Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek remains a "top international law firm for India-related work" in 2017. The India Business Law Journal, which annually recognizes law firms for their Indian business, selected the firm for the fifth time in a row. The award is based on an analysis of more than 600 law firms worldwide, which were assessed for their India-related work by the Indian trade magazine...

Delphi has assisted Lucendo Holding AB in the sale of Humany AB to Telia
Delphi, July 2017
Sweden

The law firm Delphi has assisted Lucendo Holding AB, the majority owner of the AI company Humany AB, in their sale of Humany to Telia. Humany is the market leader in the Nordic region in self-learning knowledge systems and is at the forefront of Web and AI (Artificial Intelligence) techniques...

Sakina Rasheed Foster Co-Chairs Dallas Bar's Legal Aid Campaign
Haynes and Boone, LLP, July 2017
Texas, United States of America

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Sakina Rasheed Foster is co-chairing the 2017-2018 Equal Access to Justice Campaign benefiting the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP). The campaign is the Dallas Bar Association’s key annual project to raise funds to support providing pro bono legal aid to low-income Dallas County residents...

Dykema’s Sean Griffin Earns DRI G. Duffield Smith Outstanding Publication Award
Dykema, July 2017
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Washington, D.C.-based member Sean C. Griffin has earned DRI’s G. Duffield Smith Outstanding Publication Award for his November 2016 article on data security titled, “Hacks, Files, and Ethical Gapes: Attorneys’ Liability for Data Breaches,” which appeared in the DRI publication For The Defense...

Pellerano & Herrera launches new column on constitutional law
Pellerano & Herrera, July 2017
Dominican Republic

Pellerano & Herrera launched a new column in local newspaper, Listin Diario, titled Constitutional Observatory of the Pellerano & Herrera Foundation (Observatorio Constitucional de la Fundación Pellerano & Herrera). This column seeks to make doctrinal contributions and awaken the interest of the legal community and society in general on constitutional matters...

Dykema Adds Ayanna Clinton as Chief Human Resources Officer
Dykema, July 2017
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today the addition of Ayanna Clinton as the firm’s Chief Human Resources Officer. Clinton replaces Dykema’s former Chief Human Resources Officer Kim Amodeo, who retired in April...

Jason Hanselman Elected as President of Ingham County Bar Foundation
Dykema, July 2017
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Jason T. Hanselman, Lansing-based member in the Firm’s Government Policy and Practice group, has been elected to serve as President of the Ingham County Bar Foundation (ICBF) for a one-year term...

Peach Property Group secures growth financing
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, July 2017
Germany

With a team led by Frankfurt-based partner Thomas K. Schrell, the business law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised a bank consortium led by Kreissparkasse Biberach as arranger on a consortium loan for Peach Property Group of up to EUR 60 million. The group is an investor specializing in portfolio management in Germany, focusing on residential properties...

BTI Ranks Haynes and Boone as a Leading Energy Law Firm
Haynes and Boone, LLP, July 2017
Texas, United States of America

The 2017 BTI Industry Power Rankings recognized Haynes and Boone, LLP as among the select firms with “unparalleled client relationships.” The report by BTI Consulting Group, Inc., a highly respected legal research firm, designates Haynes and Boone as a “Leading Recommended” firm for the Energy industry, ranking among the top three percent of all law firms in the field...

Shoosmiths voted 'Best Employer' for 13th consecutive year
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2017
England

A survey of UK, City and international firms was undertaken by Legal Week Intelligence, the publication's research arm. Respondents from each firm were asked to rate various aspects of their professional lives, both in importance and their current level of satisfaction. Shoosmiths scored highly for the 'level of cooperation and teamwork within my team' and for the 'prestige/brand of my firm'...

Shoosmiths advises Sancus on £12m funding into Scotland's innovative Heartlands development
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2017
England

Situated in the central belt of Scotland along the M8 corridor, the Heartlands development spans approximately 1,400 acres and when completed will comprise residential, business and leisure facilities...

Vitelio Mejia Ortiz, partner at Pellerano & Herrera, New President of Dominican Baseball League
Pellerano & Herrera, July 2017
Dominican Republic

Vitelio Mejia Ortiz, partner at Pellerano & Herrera, has been unanimously selected, by the six teams, members of the Dominican Baseball League (LIDOM), as president of said institution from 2017 through 2019...

Bankruptcy Bar Honors Haynes and Boone’s Charles Beckham Jr.
Haynes and Boone, LLP, July 2017
Texas, United States of America

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Charles A. Beckham Jr. received the Robert B. Wilson Distinguished Service Award from the State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Law Section for his dedication to the profession and to his field. The award is named for Robert B...

Flokk AS acquires Giroflex with the support of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, July 2017
Germany

Norwegian Flokk AS, advised by a team led by Hamburg-based partner Dr. Stefan Duhnkrack, acquired all shares in Swiss Giroflex-Holding AG with all its holdings, including the German subsidiary (Giroflex GmbH). Flokk AS, formerly Scandinavian Business Seating AS, is a portfolio company of Triton Fund IV. The leading European manufacturer of workplace furniture is headquartered in Oslo...

Beccar Varela and Allende & Brea advise in Masisa's acquisition by Egger Group
Estudio Beccar Varela, July 2017
Argentina

Buenos Aires, July 21st, 2017. Egger Holzwerkstoffe GmbH, through its Argentine subsidiary Egger Investments S.A., signed an agreement for the acquisition of the industrial business of Masisa Argentina SA (subsidiary of Masisa S.A., a Chilean company) on July 17th. The transaction is expected to close within the next three months, once the conditions precedent contained in the agreement are met...

Haynes and Boone Partners Named California Rising Stars in 2017
Haynes and Boone, LLP, July 2017
Texas, United States of America

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partners Kimberly Chase and Henry Welch have been named Rising Stars in California in the most recent Super Lawyers directory, published by Thomson Reuters. This is the fifth straight year that Chase, who practices in the Orange County office, has been selected as a Rising Star in Southern California. She is highlighted for employment litigation...

Franchise Case Dismissal Featured in Texas Lawyer
Haynes and Boone, LLP, July 2017
Texas, United States of America

A Haynes and Boone, LLP team won the complete dismissal of a breach of contract and fraud suit against Holiday Hospitality Franchising stemming from the company’s decision not to renew the operating license for a Houston Holiday Inn...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises GoDaddy Inc. on sale of PlusServer-group
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, July 2017
Germany

A team led by Dr. Pär Johansson of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised GoDaddy Inc. on the sale of the PlusServer-group which is based in Cologne. The PlusServer-group offers webhosting and provides individual managed-hosting-solutions and hybride Cloud solutions for business customers. GoDaddy Inc. had acquired PlusServer-group in 2017 in connection with the acquisition of the Host Europe-group...

Pellerano & Herrera Selected Best Company to Work for
Pellerano & Herrera, July 2017
Dominican Republic

Pellerano & Herrera was selected as the best company to work for, in the law firm category, and one of the best companies to work for in the Dominican Republic in 2017, for eleventh consecutive year by Mercado magazine's annual ranking of 80 leading Dominican companies...

Shoosmiths’ sports law experts appointed to serve on Governing Bodies
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2017
England

Sports lawyers at national law firm Shoosmiths, Caroline Brennan, Mike Patterson and John Shea, take up key roles for national governing bodies in the sports sector...

Clients Rank Dykema a Leader in Client Relationships in the Financial Services Industry
Dykema, July 2017
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, is pleased to announce that it has received recognition for its unparalleled client relationships in the Financial Services industry in the report BTI Industry Power Rankings 2017: The Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships in 18 Industries...

Shoosmiths advises on entire life-cycle of award-winning London mixed-use scheme
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2017
England

Real estate experts from national law firm Shoosmiths have advised Citygrove Securities PLC and its subsidiary Albemarle Developments Limited throughout the lifecycle of re-developing The Old Dairy, an award-winning mixed use scheme in South Ruislip...

Shoosmiths advises on entire life-cycle of award-winning London mixed-use scheme
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2017
England

Real estate experts from national law firm Shoosmiths have advised Citygrove Securities PLC and its subsidiary Albemarle Developments Limited throughout the lifecycle of re-developing The Old Dairy, an award-winning mixed use scheme in South Ruislip...

Ulmer Acquires Internationally-Recognized Immigration Practice
Ulmer & Berne LLP, July 2017
United States of America

Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce that it has acquired David Wolfe Leopold & Associates, the internationally-recognized immigration law practice led by David W. Leopold. The acquisition bolsters Ulmer’s already robust immigration practice, which provides businesses with integrated solutions for immigration, visa and consular-related challenges...

Haynes and Boone Gets Franchise Dispute Dismissed for Holiday Hospitality
Haynes and Boone, LLP, July 2017
Texas, United States of America

A Haynes and Boone team won the complete dismissal of a breach of contract and fraud suit against Holiday Hospitality Franchising stemming from the company’s decision not to renew the operating license for a Houston Holiday Inn...

SMS was designated member of the International Committee of External Auditors, and Pablo San Martín, President of the firm, will be chairman of the Audit Committee of the organization
SMS - San Martin, Suarez y Asociados, July 2017
Argentina

SMS Latinoamérica, the international organization of audit and consulting firms with HQ in Argentina, has been designated as a member of the Transnational Auditors Committee and, as of July 2017, its president, Pablo San Martín, will become the Chairman of the Forum of Firms´ Audit Committee...

ENSafrica recognised as a leading international firm for India-related work
ENSafrica, July 2017
South Africa

We are delighted that, for the third consecutive year, ENSafrica has been identified as a leading international law firm for India-related work by the India Business Law Journal. The announcement was made in an intelligence report titled “Global Stars”, which was published in a recently released edition of the India Business Law Journal...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises supervisory board and about 2,400 shareholders of OMIRA Oberland-Milchverwertung GmbH on the acquisition by Lactalis
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, July 2017
Germany

A team led by Dr. Rainer Herschlein of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's Stuttgart office advised the supervisory board and some 2,400 direct and indirect shareholders of OMIRA Oberland-Milchverwertung GmbH, including six cooperatives, on the acquisition by Lactalis. With the takeover, OMIRA enhances its prospects for the future and obtained a 10-year milk price guarantee for all milk producers...

Shoosmiths advises on £3m investment into education tech platform
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised NVM Private Equity LLP on a £3m venture capital investment into Knowledgemotion, creators of Boclips, a leading video clips platform for the education sector. Knowledgemotion - founded in 2013 - created boclips, a platform that enables education providers to easily find, license and use video clips that they can embed into their teaching services...

Delphi advises The Carlyle Group on its sale of BTI Studios to Altor
Delphi, July 2017
Sweden

Advokatfirman Delphi has acted as legal advisor to The Carlyle Group on its sale of BTI Studios to Altor. Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) and Altor Fund IV (“Altor”) today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Carlyle will sell BTI Studios to Altor...

Technology Expert Thomas Jansen joins Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek from DLA Piper
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, July 2017
Germany

Effective July 20, 2017, Dr. Thomas Jansen (52) will join Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's Munich office as an Equity Partner. The technology lawyer joins Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek from DLA Piper. Thomas Jansen has been a Partner at DLA Piper since 2004. He opened the firm's Munich office in 2007 and served as Office Managing Partner until September 2016...

Data Privacy and Cyber Security: Impact on Outsourcing
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, July 2017
Philippines

SyCipLaw partner Rose Marie M. King-Dominguez will be speaking on “PICs vs. PIPs: What the DPA Means for BPOs and Their Clients” at the Data Privacy Asia 2017. The summit is presented by the Contact Center Association of the Philippines and will take place on July 20 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel...

Mini Kapoor Uses “Young Lawyer” Rule to Obtain Federal Court Hearing for Client
Haynes and Boone, LLP, July 2017
Texas, United States of America

A Haynes and Boone, LLP team of Partner Michael J. Mazzone and Associates Mini Kapoor and Miles Indest secured a summary judgment victory for Hess Corp. on June 29 when U.S. District Judge Alfred Bennett dismissed all claims brought against the company in a transportation dispute involving big rigs in North Dakota...

 

 


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