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Haynes and Boone, LLP | September 2017
Texas, USA

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. Wey, who in 2015 was indicted and sued by the SEC for alleged securities fraud and related charges ...

Dykema | September 2017
Michigan, USA

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that 70 of its attorneys from the firm’s nine Michigan and Texas offices—and from multiple practice areas—were named to the 2017 Super Lawyers list by Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine and Texas Super Lawyers Magazine. Additionally, 20 of the firm’s attorneys were named to the 2017 Michigan Rising Stars list. In March of this year, 11 of the Firm’s attorneys were also included on the 2017 Texas Rising Stars list ...

Haynes and Boone, LLP | September 2017
Texas, USA

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 ...

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, LLP | August 2017
Texas, USA

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. The editorial and research staff of Latinvex ranks the top international law firms in Latin America overall and in 18 practice areas ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. The restructuring of Cap Cana's 10% Senior Secured Notes and 10% Senior Secured Recovery Notes, both due 2016, was completed in July 2017 ...

Haynes and Boone, LLP | August 2017
Texas, USA

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 ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer 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. The company has more than 900 employees at seven offices in Germany ...

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 ...

Dykema | August 2017
Michigan, USA

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Michael D. Bernard to its Business Litigation practice group as a member in the firm’s San Antonio office. Bernard joins Dykema after practicing in the San Antonio office of Bracewell LLP. Prior to that, Bernard served as City Attorney to the City of San Antonio from 2005-2013, which includes time serving under former Mayor and current Dykema senior counsel Phil Hardberger ...

Han Kun Law Offices | August 2017
China

On August 24, Baidu Waimai was merged with Ele.me. Through the merger, the two platforms will complement each other by integrating their respective resources in transactions, delivery and “new retail,” so as to consolidate their leading positions in the industry ...

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. Founded in 1996, Acne is an internationally acclaimed marketing house focusing on storytelling for brands ...

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. The seminar was attended by around 100 Human Resource practitioners from locators of the Mactan Export Processing Zone (MEPZ) 1 and 2. Ms ...

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. Having qualified at Cameron McKenna in 1997, Susie moved to LeBoeuf in London and spent seven years in their New York office handling complex high value (re)insurance litigation and arbitration ...

Waller | August 2017
Tennessee, USA

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 ...

Haynes and Boone, LLP | August 2017
Texas, USA

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 ...

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. Both deals were handled by a team at Shoosmiths, including partner Thomas Hall, senior associate David Goy and solicitor Holly Bennett ...

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. The National Bank of Greece signed an agreement to sell its Vojvodanska Banka unit in Serbia and NGB Leasing, as well as its corporate loan portfolio in Serbia to Hungary's OTP Bank, for 125 million euros ...

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 ...

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. His practice covers commercial arbitration, and general litigation before courts and quasi-judicial agencies ...

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. At the Chamber, she headed the Legal Department and, subsequently, the Legal & Compliance/Technology and Innovation Department ...

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC | August 2017
United States of Ame

<strong>Charleston, W.Va.</strong> —Spilman Thomas & Battle (Spilman) announced that six of the firm's attorneys were named 2018 “Lawyers of the Year” by <em>The</em> <em>Best Lawyers in America</em>. Only a single attorney is recognized as such for each practice area in each community.<br /> <br /> <em>The Best Lawyers in America</em>, published by Woodward White, Inc ...

Han Kun Law Offices | August 2017
China

On August 18, 2017, the signing ceremony for the sale of the Karl Lagerfeld brand in Greater China (mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Singapore) between the Chou family and Septwolves (SZSE: 002029) was held in Hong Kong. After the closing, Septwolves will, through its wholly-owned Hong Kong subsidiary, hold 80 ...

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