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Walker Morris achieves success in Planning Law Survey national rankings

The Walker Morris Planning & Environment Team has been ranked 7th in the ‘Highest Rated Planning Law Firms‘ for 2018 in the national annual Planning Law Survey, having consistently achieved high national rankings in the past. The Planning Law Survey is an in-depth report highlighting the solicitors, law firms and barristers that are considered the leading planning law […]

Vischer advises Planzer on acquisition of Leimgruber

Planzer, an international logistics and transport group with main seat in Dietikon ZH, has acquired all shares of Paul Leimgruber AG, also a family-led logistics and transport business with main seat in Basel and approx. 300 employees and 140 contracted drivers. VISCHER advises the selling shareholders (Leimgruber family). The Vischer team led by partner Dr Robert […]

VdA’s offices awarded twice at the ‘Real Estate Oscars’

VdA’s new headquarters has won two distinctions on the 2018 edition of the National Real Estate Award. At this ceremony, considered in Portugal as the “Real Estate Oscars”, VdA was awarded with Office Space and also with the Rehabilitation prize. Held by ‘Magazine Imobiliário’ this is one of the most relevant recognitions of the sector awarding […]

Schoenherr advises Alpiq on sale of industrial business to Bouygues Construction

Schoenherr has advised the Alpiq Group, a leading Swiss energy services provider and electricity producer (“Alpiq”) on the sale of its industrial business to the French building company Bouygues Construction, which is taking over InTec and Kraftanlagen group for a purchase price of CHF 850m (EUR 725m). Schoenherr assisted Alpiq in Austria, the Czech Republic and Romania. […]

TLT advises in Supreme Court success for Iceland

TLT has helped to secure a landmark victory for the leading frozen food specialist, Iceland, reducing its liability for rates paid on its premises. The case comes as retailers face rapidly increasing business rates, and could have far-reaching implications for businesses in the retail and other sectors. The Supreme Court – the highest appellate court […]

Medartis completes IPO and listing on the SIX Swiss Exchange

Medartis Holding AG, a leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specialized in medical devices for internal surgical bone fixation, completed its initial public offering (IPO) on the SIX Swiss Exchange on 23 March 2018. Based on an opening price of CHF 54.00 the market capitalization of Medartis is CHF 633 Mio. Founded in 1997 by Dr. […]

Maravela Asociatii wins Eastern Europe and Balkans Firm of the Year

For the second year running, the award for Eastern European/Balkans firm of the year goes to Romania’s Maravela Asociatii, a firm that was only established five years ago. Despite its small size has reaped the rewards of its niche, which includes an affiliated tax consultancy, while developing robust networks of relationships outside Romania. Over the […]

Loyens & Loeff advises Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets on second Asian fund

Loyens & Loeff advised Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), division of Macquarie Asset Management, the asset management arm of Macquarie Group, on the structuring of a EU fund for their new fund, MAIF2. With US$3.3 billion in investor commitments, MIRA closed its fund MAIF2 at its hard cap, bringing MIRA’s global fundraising to US$24 billion in the past […]

Doing business in Ireland: a German perspective

Join us for this breakfast seminar, held in conjunction with the German Irish Chamber of Commerce, where the heads of SAP and Deutsche Bank in Ireland will talk about their experience of managing the Irish operations of German multinationals and their plans for the future. Attendees will hear from Liam Ryan, Managing Director of SAP, and […]

Deepcut Inquest into the death of Geoff Gray

Bridget Dolan QC and Jamie Mathieson of Serjeants’ Inn have been instructed as Counsel to the Inquest in the forthcoming fresh inquest into the death of Geoff Gray.   Geoff who died in 2001 was the third of four trainee soldiers who died from gunshot wounds at Deepcut Barracks in Surrey. A first Pre-Inquest Review […]

Schoenherr promotes criminal law and litigation expert Klara Kiehl to counsel

Klara Kiehl (32), a criminal law and litigation expert at Schoenherr, has been promoted to counsel as of February 2018. Klara has distinguished herself over the years by providing legal advice during criminal investigations and on compliance management. She also works regularly as a litigator for domestic and international clients before civil and criminal courts. […]

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