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Despegar launches IPO on NYSE
Beccar Varela, September 2017
Argentina

Buenos Aires, September 26, 2017. Despegar raise US$382 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange on September 20, under the symbol "DESP"...

Beccar Varela and Errecondo, Gonzalez & Funes advise on US$475 million loan agreement
Beccar Varela, September 2017
Argentina

Buenos Aires, September 26, 2017. Beccar Varela and Errecondo, Gonzalez & Funes rendered advice on a loan agreement for a total amount of up to US$475 million, granted to Desarrolladora Energética S.A. and Empresa Inversora Energética S.A. The loan was granted by Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch; JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., London Branch and Nomura Securities (Bermuda) Ltd...

Waller Tax Partners Richard Johnson and Mike Yopp Recognized in Chambers 2017 High Net Worth Guide
Waller, September 2017
Tennessee, United States of America

Richard A. Johnson and G. Michael Yopp, veteran tax attorneys in Waller’s Nashville office, have been recognized in the 2017 edition of the Chambers High Net Worth guide. Waller is the only Tennessee law firm to receive a top ranking (Band 1) in the publication, and Johnson and Yopp were the only Tennessee practitioners honored with Band 1 rankings.

6 SyCipLaw Lawyers Included in Who's Who Legal 2017 Experts Lists
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, September 2017
Philippines

Six of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan's lawyers are listed in various Who's Who Legal 2017 experts lists. Who's Who Legal publishes 34 individual practice area guides covering corporate and commercial law, listing leading experts in these practice areas from over 150 national jurisdictions. The featured SyCipLaw lawyers are: - Luisito V...

First pensions hire for Shoosmiths’ Birmingham office
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has hired its first pensions partner in Birmingham to boost its national team. Lynette Lewis has joined the firm as a partner from Eversheds Sutherland, and brings nine years’ experience as a pensions lawyer and a further 10 as a corporate lawyer...

Shoosmiths announces associate promotions
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2017
England

Shoosmiths welcomes the new associates: Birmingham: Imogen Francis (Commercial); Edinburgh: Neil McNab (Private Client); Manchester: Lida Khanverdi (Real Estate); Northampton: Jodie Craven (Recoveries Services); Nottingham: Victoria Chan (Corporate); Thames Valley: Liz McAllister, Joanna Roberts and John Shea (Commercial)...

Beccar Varela advises on Prear’s notes issuance
Beccar Varela, September 2017
Argentina

Buenos Aires, September 18th, 2017. Beccar Varela advised PREAR Pretensados Argentinos S.A. on its Class II Notes’ issuance, for a nominal value of up to AR$25 million, which could be increased up to AR$75 million. The issuance took place on August 15, 2017...

SyCipLaw receives Who's Who Legal 2017 Country Award
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, September 2017
Philippines

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) received the Country Awards for the Philippines at the Who's Who Legal Awards 2017. The awards recognizes leading firms in over 70 jurisdictions, as well as exceptional individuals and firms, based on the publication's research and an in-depth assessment of findings. Please visit the Who's Who Legal website (http://whoswholegal...

NNDKP consolidates its local tax advisory services
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, September 2017
Romania

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen announced that on September 15, 2017, Daniel Hadar joined the firm as Tax Director in the Tax Advisory Services Department of its Cluj Office. Daniel will expand the Cluj tax advisory services practice and will play a central role in creating the synergies necessary to further the consolidation of the Legal & Tax project...

Haynes and Boone Wins Key Ruling for Union Pacific Railroad
Haynes and Boone, LLP, September 2017
Texas, United States of America

In a suit that has attracted national attention, Partner Kent Rutter and Counsel Christina Crozier led a Haynes and Boone, LLP team that won an Aug. 31 appellate ruling affirming a summary judgment in favor of client Union Pacific Railroad Company...

Delphi advisor to Veolia Nordic AB
Delphi, September 2017
Sweden

Advokatfirman Delphi has acted as legal advisor to Veolia Nordic AB on its acquisition of Hans Andersson Recycling Group AB and its subsidiaries. Veolia Nordic AB has now carried out the acquisition of Hans Andersson Recycling Group AB and its subsidiaries. The transaction was completed on 31 August 2017. Delphi's team was led by managing partner David Aversten and partner Nina Persson...

Hanson Bridgett Joins WSG as the New Member for Northern California
World Services Group, September 2017
United States of America

World Services Group is pleased to announce the membership of Hanson Bridget to the WSG network as the exclusive legal member for Northern California. Serving clients since 1958, Hanson Bridgett builds upon a strong and passionate California heritage and strategic focus to deliver expertise. Today, Hanson Bridgett has over 150 attorneys in 5 offices across more than twenty practice industries...

Delphi has acted as legal advisor to Veolia Sweden AB
Delphi, September 2017
Sweden

Advokatfirman Delphi has acted as legal advisor to Veolia Sweden AB on its acquisition of CRVR ETT AB (uct Veolia Industrial Services Sweden AB) from Corvara...

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Field Harvey-Related Questions
Haynes and Boone, LLP, September 2017
Texas, United States of America

The impact of Hurricane Harvey on tens of thousands of southeast Texas residents and a broad range of industries is raising a flurry of legal questions — about employment, insurance, health care, the environment and other areas — that Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers have been helping to answer through client alerts and media interviews...

Shoosmiths’ high profile real estate team adds two
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2017
England

The Thames Valley real estate team at national law firm Shoosmiths has expanded with the recruitment of two new lawyers. Charlotte Bowerman and Abigail Gisbourne have joined the Reading-based team, part of Shoosmiths’ national real estate practice, which was this year shortlisted for Real Estate Team of the Year in The Lawyer Awards...

Shoosmiths launches MK family offering with another lateral partner hire
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed leading family partner Caroline Watson to head up a new family team in their Milton Keynes office. Caroline joins from Slater & Gordon where she was regional head of their family practice and based in Milton Keynes...

Lavery welcomes Karine Joizil, new partner in the litigation group
Lavery, de Billy, September 2017
Canada

Montréal, September 07, 2017 – Lavery is pleased to announce the arrival of a new partner, Karine Joizil, who is joining the Litigation and Conflict Resolution group. Over the years, Ms...

Texas Appellate Bar “Dean” Mike Hatchell Joins Haynes and Boone
Haynes and Boone, LLP, September 2017
Texas, United States of America

Mike Hatchell has joined Haynes and Boone, LLP as counsel in the firm’s highly regarded Appellate Practice. Chambers USA 2017 (Chambers & Partners) recently described Hatchell as the “dean of Texas appellate practice...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises FERNAO Networks Group on the acquisition of globits GmbH and Netzwerk Kommunikationssysteme GmbH
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, September 2017
Germany

A team led by Kristina Schneider and Dr. Christoph Schork advised FERNAO Networks Group on the acquisition of Berlin-based globits GmbH and Netzwerk Kommunikationssysteme GmbH, headquartered in Barleben, as well as the expansion of existing financing...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises VR Equitypartner GmbH on acquiring the majority in Kälte-Eckert GmbH
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, September 2017
Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Frankfurt-based VR Equitypartner GmbH on acquiring the majority of refrigeration and air conditioning specialist Kälte-Eckert GmbH and supported the transaction. Kälte-Eckert has an excellent market position in special equipment construction for commercial refrigeration systems with a focus on large kitchens, industrial cooling, and air conditioning...

10 SyCipLaw Lawyers recognized in Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2017
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, September 2017
Philippines

Ten of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan's lawyers are included in the Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2017. The list features the prominent practitioners in 18 practice areas in 24 jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region. Results are based on an extensive survey of in-house counsel, corporate executives and lawyers at local, regional and international law firm...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig strengthens its litigation practice
Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, September 2017
Norway

Seasoned litigator Christian Reusch joins Simonsen Vogt Wiig's litigation team. He comes from the Attorney General's office, which serves as the Norwegian Government's legal advisors and litigators in high profile and important matters on behalf of the state. Previously, he also held a position as a specialist director at the office of the Norwegian Prime Minister. Mr...

Cechova & Partners - New Partner Announcement - Jana Cernakova Promoted to Partner
Cechova & Partners, September 2017
Slovakia

Cechova & Partners, a leading Slovak full service business law firm, is pleased to announce Jana Cernakova has been named its newest partner, effective from July 1, 2017. The promotion strengthens one of the firm’s core practice areas: employment law and adds further depth to the firm’s offering...

Leading Energy Litigators Join Haynes and Boone
Haynes and Boone, LLP, September 2017
Texas, United States of America

Craig Stahl and Jeffrey Kuehnle have joined the Houston office of Haynes and Boone, LLP as partners in the firm’s Litigation and Energy Practice Groups. “Craig and Jeff are a perfect fit for our thriving energy practice,” said Partner Jeff Nichols, co-chair of Haynes and Boone’s Energy Practice Group...

Business figures come together to celebrate and discuss Scotland’s prosperous future
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2017
England

Business leaders from across Scotland gathered at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Edinburgh on 5 September to attend the Growing Scotland Business Dinner, co-hosted by Shoosmiths, Santander and KPMG. Guest speaker Bob Keiller CBE presented various talking points in what was an interactive evening of dinner and thought provoking discussion between peers of top organisations in Scotland...

Haynes and Boone Wins SEC Suit Dismissal for Financier Benjamin Wey
Haynes and Boone, LLP, September 2017
Texas, United States of America

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Sept. 1 dismissed its civil fraud suit against high-profile private equity executive Benjamin Wey and his wife, Michaela. The dismissal follows the August decision by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York to drop all criminal charges against Mr...

Haynes and Boone Represents Traxys in Global Cometals Transaction
Haynes and Boone, LLP, September 2017
Texas, United States of America

Haynes and Boone, LLP represented Traxys, a worldwide metals and natural resources trader based in Luxembourg, in its purchase of CMC Cometals, the industrial raw materials division of Commercial Metals Company. The multi-jurisdictional transaction, whose completion was announced Aug. 31, involved operations in the United States, Europe, China and Russia...

The Legal 500 and Carey launch the first guide that highlights Chileans corporate legal advisers
Carey, September 2017
Chile

Legal counsels of the most important companies in Chile gathered last August 30th at Carey’s offices for the launching of the “GC Powerlist: Chile”, from The Legal 500”. The event, which reunited almost a hundred of general counsels, was hosted by Tim Girven, Editor of The Legal 500 Latin America and Carey’s Chairman, Jorge Carey...

Haynes and Boone Surges in Latinvex Rankings
Haynes and Boone, LLP, August 2017
Texas, United States of America

Latinvex, publisher of daily news and weekly analysis on Latin American business, has ranked Haynes and Boone, LLP as one of the top international law firms doing business in Latin America for the sixth consecutive year. Overall, the firm was ranked 18 in the 2017 list of the top 70 law firms in Latin America — up from a ranking of 20 in 2016...

Shoosmiths supports Bruntwood on successful tech hub funding bid for Leeds
Shoosmiths LLP, August 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths was a project partner in Bruntwood’s successful consortium bid for funding to launch a tech hub in Leeds, delivering a major boost to the city. Leeds City Council has awarded Bruntwood, the largest regional property developer and operator in the UK, £2m to open a tech hub at their new Platform development located at the city’s mainline rail station...

Pellerano & Herrera represented bondholders in debt restructuring of Cap Cana
Pellerano & Herrera, August 2017
Dominican Republic

Pellerano & Herrera acted as local legal counsel to the bondholders committee in the restructuring of over US$350 million debt of Cap Cana, luxury tourism project in the Dominican Republic. The legal team was led by partner Luis R Pellerano and senior associate Alessandra Di Carlo...

Haynes and Boone Represents Landry’s in Acquisition of Joe’s Crab Shack
Haynes and Boone, LLP, August 2017
Texas, United States of America

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Patrick Hughes and a team of lawyers represented affiliates of Landry’s, Inc., in its $57 million acquisition of certain restaurant assets of Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. and affiliates, which own the Joe’s Crab Shack and Brick House restaurant chains across the country. The transaction closed August. 29. The Ignite group filed chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in June...

Antonio Invest N.V. acquires majority in myra group with Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, August 2017
Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Belgian Antonio Invest N.V. on the acquisition of 70 percent of the shares in myra GmbH & Co. KG and its subsidiaries spp direkt / ibex personal. The Federal Cartel Office already approved the acquisition and the transaction is closed. The purchase price remains confidential. Myra group is a personnel service provider...

A new team joins Lavery’s Litigation group in Québec City
Lavery, de Billy, August 2017
Canada

Montréal, August 29, 2017 - Lavery is pleased to announce that a new team composed of two partners has joined its Litigation and Conflict Resolution group in the Québec City office. Judith Rochette, who joins the firm as a partner, is returning to her roots because she previously worked with Lavery for twelve years...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig Joins WSG as Exclusive Member for Norway
World Services Group, August 2017
United States of America

World Services Group is pleased to announce that Simonsen Vogt Wiig, one of Norway’s top commercial law firms, has joined the WSG network as the exclusive legal member for Norway. Built on long-lasting relationships with clients through strong business sense and premium legal advice, the addition of Simonsen Vogt Wiig strengthens WSG’s distinguished global membership...

SyCipLaw and CDC EAD conduct seminar for Clark Freeport Zone foreign employers and local employees
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, August 2017
Philippines

SyCipLaw's Subic Office and Employment & Immigration Department (EID), in partnership with the Clark Development Corporation External Affairs Department (CDC EAD), held a seminar for foreign employers and local employees in the Clark Freeport Zone last June 30 at the Widus Hotel & Casino...

Delphi represents MDTM Invest and minority sellers in the sale of Acne to Deloitte
Delphi, August 2017
Sweden

Delphi represents MDTM Invest and the remaining owners in the sale of Acne-group to Deloitte Digital. Acne-group comprises Acne, Acne Production, Acne Film, Acne Advertising, Acne Drama, Acne Digital and Acne Photography. Delphi’s team consisted primarily of Michael Juhlin (responsible partner), Jeppa Persson and Marcus Halling...

MEPZ HRA Seminar on DPA, ENDO, and Labor Advisory No. 6
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, August 2017
Philippines

SyCipLaw partners Rose Marie M. King-Dominguez and Alan C. Fontanosa, together with associates Neil Jason T. Casas and Laiza Kristel C. Gingoyon, conducted a seminar on Data Privacy, Contractualization and Labor Advisory No. 6-2017 last July 27, 2017 in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu...

Seasoned litigation partner joins Shoosmiths’ growing team
Shoosmiths LLP, August 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed international litigation partner Susannah Wakefield to its insurance practice in London. Susie joins from Taylor Wessing in London where she was partner and head of the insurance practice...

Waller Names Paula Torch Executive Director of Healthcare Department
Waller, August 2017
Tennessee, United States of America

Waller, a leading provider of legal services to the healthcare, financial services, retail and hospitality industries, announced that Paula Torch has been named executive director of the firm's healthcare department...

Multi-million pound land sale will lead to major housing development, following Shoosmiths legal advice
Shoosmiths LLP, August 2017
England

Shoosmiths has advised Hallam Land Management Limited on the sale of two strategic sites to BDW Trading Limited for a combined value of £46m. The sale of the sites in Faversham and Buckingham to BDW will result in the eventual delivery of more than 700 new homes and associated infrastructure...

Karanovic & Nikolic Advises on OTP’s Acquisition of Vojvodanska Banka
Karanovic & Nikolic, August 2017
Serbia

Karanovic & Nikolic, in cooperation with the global law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, advised OTP Bank – one of the leading banks in Central and Eastern Europe, on the acquisition of Vojvodanska Banka...

Karanovic & Nikolic advises on the Acquisition of Telenor Banka
Karanovic & Nikolic, August 2017
Serbia

Karanovic & Nikolic advised River Styxx Capital on the acquisition of Telenor Banka. The companies signed an agreement by which the Bulgaria-based investment fund will acquire 85% of Telenor's shares in the Serbian online bank. Under this agreement of strategic partnership, the Norwegian telecommunications group will keep 15% of its shares in Telenor Banka...

Cisco Honors Haynes and Boone for "Excellence in Partnering"
Haynes and Boone, LLP, August 2017
Texas, United States of America

Worldwide technology provider Cisco Systems, Inc. has selected Haynes and Boone, LLP for its Excellence in Partnering Award in recognition of the firm’s stellar results on patent litigation and related issues...

Announcement of New Senior Associate
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, August 2017
Philippines

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is pleased to announce the promotion of Jon Edmarc R. Castillo as Senior Associate effective on July 1, 2017. Let us extend our congratulations and support to him. Jon Edmarc R. Castillo is a member of the Firm’s Litigation and Arbitration Department...

Beccar Varela strengthens its German Desk with new appointment.
Beccar Varela, August 2017
Argentina

Buenos Aires, August 22nd, 2017. Beccar Varela has incorporated Dorothea Garff as associate, drawing on her extensive experience both in top-tier legal firms and in the Argentine-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Argentina), where she worked for more than thirteen years...

International: Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek opens French Desk
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, August 2017
Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek is now also officially expanding its international offering with a French Desk. All Desk members have either attended university or worked in France and are able to advise our clients in French on all their legal issues. Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek thus has an expertise that allows it to offer tailor-made solutions for cross-border enterprises between Germany and France...

Morgan & Morgan advised General Electric in the worldwide sale of its water treatment and management business
Morgan & Morgan, August 2017
Panama

Morgan & Morgan acted as Panamanian counsel to the US multinational company General Electric (GE), in connection with the worldwide sale of GE Water & Process Technologies, acquired by French company Suez and Canadian group Caisse de Dépot et Placement de Quebec...

Morgan & Morgan advised Banco Inbursa in the purchase and assignment of Credits Master Agreement for a value of US$415 millions
Morgan & Morgan, August 2017
Panama

Morgan & Morgan advised Banco Inbursa, S.A., Institucion de Banca Multiple, as buyer in the master agreement for the purchase and assignment of non-recourse credits through an evolving discount purchase facility for a value of US$ 415,000,000.00 of certain specific credit rights of Consorcio Linea 2 de Metro de Panama, comprised of FCC Construccion, S.A...

Morgan & Morgan advised the Republic of Panama, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC in a tender offer of U.S. Global Bonds
Morgan & Morgan, August 2017
Panama

Morgan & Morgan acted as Panamanian legal counsel to Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, with respect to a tender offer by the Republic of Panama to bondholders of 3.875% Global Bonds due March 17, 2018, up to an additional US$253,988,000 aggregate principal amount of said 3...

 

 


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