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Schoenherr represents Austrian Core Shareholders in large sale

Schoenherr has advised and represented the core shareholders of Cubic (London) Limited (“Cubic”), including San Gabriel Privatstiftung, and T.R. Privatstiftung, as indirect controlling stockholders in C-QUADRAT Investment AG (“C-QUADRAT”), on the sale of the majority shareholding in Cubic, and thus C-QUADRAT, to the HNA Group (International) Asset Management Co., Limited, Hong Kong (“HNA”). HNA is […]

Schoenherr boosts insurance practice with Marguerita Sedrati-Müller

Schoenherr’s insurance law practice group is bolstering its capabilities by welcoming attorney at law Marguerita Sedrati-Müller to the team starting April 2018. With nine active lawyers, the practice group steered by partner Peter Konwitschka and counsel Manuela Zimmermann is one of the largest in this field in Austria. The practice group also includes 27 legal experts in […]

Schoenherr advises investor on acquisition of property in Vienna

Schoenherr’s real estate transaction team in Vienna has advised German property investor Art-Invest Real Estate (“Art-Invest”) on the acquisition of 390 apartments, which will be part of “The Ensemble” development project in Vienna’s coveted third district. Commenting on Schoenherr’s role in this acquisition, Schoenherr partner and team lead Michael Laglersaid: “We advised Art-Invest on all real […]

Shoenherr advises EVO Payments on partnership with MONETA Money Bank

Schoenherr’s financial services team in Prague advised EVO Payments International (“EVO”) on the creation of a long-term strategic alliance with MONETA Money Bank (“MONETA”) for payment acceptance services to the bank’s retail customers. EVO announced at the end of April that it will provide MONETA’s retail customers with a wide range of secure payment processing […]

Galway office hosts presentation on Trade Secrets Directive

Peter Bolger and Jeanne Kelly will provide an interesting and topical presentation tailored for general counsel on the impending EU Trade Secrets Directive and it’s implications. The Trade Secrets Directive aims to protect innovation and development by introducing the ‘new concept’ of trade secrets across the EU. Topics covered will include: Definition of a trade […]

Gowling WLG acts for AstraZeneca on drug collaboration

In July 2017, AstraZeneca completed a transaction on a cancer drug collaboration with Merck. Merck will pay AstraZeneca up to $8.5 billion in total consideration, including $1.6 billion upfront, $750 million for certain license options and up to $6.15 billion contingent upon successful achievement of future regulatory and sales milestones. Gowling WLG acted for AstraZeneca […]

moves, lateral hires and exits

Norton Rose hit with mass defection as 15-strong team exit to Reed Smith

A team of 15 lawyers across four different Norton Rose Fulbright offices in the US have decamped to join Reed Smith. The team includes global head of life sciences and healthcare Rick Robinson, Washington partner Lesley Reynolds, Austin partners Jeff Layne and Ben Koplin and New York partner Cori Goldberg. Two Norton Rose associates, Washington […]

diversity

Clifford Chance searches for diversity head after gender pay gap report

Clifford Chance is searching for its first global head of inclusion and diversity, just a few weeks after the firm revealed a 66 per cent pay gap in its gender pay gap reporting. Clifford Chance’s new global head of diversity and strategy will be based in any of the firm’s 32 worldwide offices, and will work […]

High Court

Addleshaws calls on Clydes to defend professional negligence claim

Addleshaw Goddard has called on Clyde & Co to defend the firm over advice given to big four accountancy firm Deloitte by its Scottish arm, legacy HBJ Gateley, before its 2017 merger. Deloitte was originally drafted in during the collapse of a caravan park business owned by the now-defunct Scottish business Arthur Holgate & Son, […]

salary

Exclusive: DWF raises capital contributions for the first time in seven years

DWF asked equity partnership for a raise in capital contributions for the first time in seven years, The Lawyer has learned. The call for further contributions was made towards the end of 2017, though fixed share partners were exempt, CEO and managing partner Andrew Leaitherland told The Lawyer. A series of conversations between the firm’s management and fixed-share partners […]

The 60 second interview: Blackrock EMEA corporate head on AI

Ahead of her session at the In-house Financial Services conference, BlackRock EMEA head of corporate Baksho Arkan talks to The Lawyer about the role of data analysts within the in-house legal function and the biggest challenges in-house legal teams face when adopting AI. How will AI impact in-house legal teams within the next 5 years […]

oil

US firms on call to advise after new SFO Unaoil charges

Brown Rudnick and White & Case have been drafted in to defend new charges brought against two key figures in the Serious Fraud Office (SFO)’s Unaoil investigation. Unaoil Iraq partner Basil Al Jarah and Unaoil Iraq territory manager Ziad Akle have both been charged with conspiracy over alleged corrupt payments in order to secure a […]

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