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BUSTAMANTE FABARA has been recognized by Chambers Global 2022

08 July 2022
BUSTAMANTE FABARA was awarded in three categories: Corporate/Commercial – Band 1 Intellectual Property – Band 2 Banking and Finance – Band 3             María Rosa Fabara V Corporate/Commercial Intellectual Property             Juan Carlos Bustamante Corporate/Commercial             José Rafael Bustamante E. […] Read More

Marc Grüninger recommended by Best Lawyers Switzerland 2023 for M&A

05 July 2022
GHR Rechtsanwälte partner Marc Grüninger has again been recognized by his peers among Switzerland’s best lawyers for Mergers and Acquisition Law and has been selected for inclusion in the 13th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Switzerland. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review and the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about […] Read More

Blenheim advises Bob Eco Limited in $100 million in private coin offering

22 June 2022
Blenheim is proud to have advised its client Bob Eco Limited (Bob Eco | Bobcoin) and assisted with its conclusion of a US$100 million private coin offering to the $3.4 billion New York-based private alternative investment group The Global Emerging Markets Group (GEM), who was advised by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Bob Eco will use […] Read More

Press Release – LERINS & BCW becomes LERINS

09 June 2022
LERINS & BCW becomes LERINS 5 years after the merger of BCW & Associés and Lerins Jobard Chemla which led to the new firm LERINS & BCW, the firm changes its look and reveals its new identity under the name LERINS. This new identity reflects the perfect combination of cultures of the founding firms, which […] Read More

GHR Elects Stephan A. Hofer as New Partner

11 May 2022
GHR Rechtsanwälte is pleased to announce the election of Stephan A. Hofer to the firm’s partnership which became effective April 1, 2022. Stephan A. Hofer joined GHR Rechtsanwälte in 2016 and specializes in corporate, contract and capital markets law. He regularly advises local and international clients on corporate formation and start-up matters as well as […] Read More

Winners Law Firm Merged Another Law Firm & 10 Young Lawyers Were Promoted to Partners

18 April 2022
Winners Law Firm, the member of LAW in Tianjin, China has ushered in two major events in March 2022. On March 22, Winners Law Firm and Tianjin Mingzhou Law Firm signed a merger agreement to bring the 29-year-old boutique law firm into Winners. Three lawyers and an assistant from Mingzhou joined Winners. This is the […] Read More

GHR advises ZF on the acquisition of Nitto Denko Corporation’s specialized adhesive films technology for side curtain airbags

02 February 2022
GHR Rechtsanwälte AG acted for ZF Friedrichshafen AG (ZF) in an asset deal for the acquisition of the specialized adhesive films technology for side curtain airbags from Nitto Denko Corporation and Nitto Switzerland AG. Nitto Denko Corporation is engaged in the manufacture and sale of adhesives, optical films, semiconductors, electronic devices and consumer products. Nitto […] Read More

GHR advises CEMEX on the acquisition of a stake in SYNHELION

28 January 2022
GHR Rechtsanwälte acted for CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: CX) and CEMEX Ventures (CEMEX’s corporate venture capital unit) in connection with their investment in SYNHELION SA, Lugano, Switzerland (SYNHELION), a global pioneer company in the field of sustainable solar fuels that are climate-friendly substitute to fossil fuels, enabling a carbon-free manufacturing process. This investment, which […] Read More

Winners Law Firm ranking by Chambers and Partner

27 January 2022
Chambers & Partners 2022 Law Firm and Lawyer Rankings Announced Winners maintains its Band 1 status in the fields of Corporate/commercial and Environment laws / Attorney Li Hongnan is newly listed in the Environment field as Associates to watch Chambers & Partner, a world-renowned law firm and lawyer evaluation ranking agency, recently announced the list […] Read More

GHR advises ZF on the acquisition of a stake in embotech AG

26 January 2022
GHR Rechtsanwälte AG advised ZF CV Systems Global GmbH, a subsidiary of ZF Friedrichshafen AG (ZF), on the acquisition of a stake in embotech AG, Zurich, (embotech), a leading developer of soft-ware for autonomous driving and robotics. ZF acquired a 25 percent share in embotech AGthus entering into a strategic partnership with the Swiss company. […] Read More

Procopé & Hornborg advised Ensto Oy on its acquisition of the majority of shares in Arcteq Relays Oy

03 January 2022
Procopé & Hornborg advised Ensto Oy on its acquisition of the majority of shares in Arcteq Relays Oy. Arcteq Relays designs, manufactures and sells protection relays, arc flash protection systems and measuring and monitoring equipment for electrical utility. Arcteq’s products are crucial in controlling reliability of electricity networks. In 2020 the company had a turnover […] Read More

Blenheim (Amsterdam) Appoints Three New Partners

21 December 2021
Blenheim is proud to announce the appointment of Teun Blom, Rachelle Mourits, and Martyn Schellekens as partners as of 1 January 2022. All three lawyers have been with Blenheim for some time and have successfully grown into the role of managing associate over the past two years. They are now ready to take the next […] Read More


16 December 2021
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (16 December 2021) – Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) has appointed Clive Hendricks of Marais Müller Hendricks Incorporated, located in Cape Town, South Africa, to the position of Regional Representative in the Europe, Africa, and Middle East (EAME) Region to fill a vacancy created by Jennifer Young’s election to Secretary of the […] Read More

GHR advised CEMEX on the repayment of its 2017 Facilities and its new U.S.$3.25 billion Credit Agreement

10 December 2021
GHR Rechtsanwälte represented CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: CX) in the repayment of its loans under its 2017 facilities agreement and in connection with CEMEX’s new U.S.$3.25 billion syndicated unsecured credit agreement with an ESG component. The transaction closed November 8, 2021. The new credit agreement consists of a U.S.$1.5 billion, five-year amortizing term loan […] Read More


10 November 2021
LAWYERS ASSOCIATED WORLDWIDE RE-ELECTS TREASURER & ELECTS SECRETARY International Legal Network Elects Officers Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (10 November 2021) – Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) re-elected Danish lawyer Anders Stoltenberg to a second two-year term as treasurer and Scottish lawyer Jennifer Young to her first two-year term as secretary of the Executive Committee for the international […] Read More

Carlyle acquires majority stake in CSS AG from seller advised by Esche Schümann Commichau

03 November 2021
PRESS RELEASE Hamburg, 03. November 2021 Carlyle acquires majority stake in CSS AG The international investment company Carlyle acquires a majority stake in the German company CSS. ESCHE advised the majority shareholder Michael Friemel on the sale of the shares. CSS AG is a leading German provider of business software with a focus on accounting, […] Read More


03 November 2021
The commercial team at Eakin McCaffery Cox has recently completed the successful sale for a client of their shareholding in a Sentry Medical Pty Ltd, a major supplier in the medical consumables industry to the publically listed EBOS Group Ltd. The sale was of multi-million dollar value with earn-outs to follow. Fuller detail of the […] Read More

ESCHE advises The Social Chain AG on acquisition of DS Group

02 November 2021
PRESS RELEASE Hamburg,21. Oktober 2021 ESCHE advises The Social Chain AG on acquisition of DS Group THE SOCIAL CHAIN AG acquires all shares in DS Holding GmbH via a subsidiary. ESCHE advises THE SOCIAL CHAIN AG on the acquisition. Esche Schümann Commichau advises THE SOCIAL CHAIN AG on the acquisition of all shares in DS […] Read More

The return of RMDs COVID-19-related suspension of RMDs is a thing of the past – Insight on Estate Planning by Stokes Lawrence, P.S.

05 October 2021
The return of RMDs: COVID-19-related suspension of RMDs is a thing of the past. The temporary reprieve is over. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress suspended the rules for required minimum distributions (RMDs) in 2020, including inherited accounts. But the rules have been restored for the 2021 tax year. Essentially, participants in qualified plans and […] Read More

LAW Members advise REWE on joint venture with Deutsche Seereederei

22 September 2021
DER Touristik Group, a member of German REWE Group’s tourism division, has formed a joint venture with DSR Holding, a subsidiary of Deutsche Seereederei Group. The two companies each hold a 50% stake in DR Hospitality GmbH & Co. KG which was established for the purpose of the transaction. The closing of the transaction is […] Read More

Procopé & Hornborg advised Etteplan Oyj in its acquisition of Adina Solutions Oy

18 August 2021
Procopé & Hornborg acted as the Legal Advisor to Etteplan Oyj in its acquisition of Adina Solutions Oy which is a company specialized in technical documentation of software. The company’s three main areas of business are designing and creating user guides, consulting their clients in their technical communication questions, and providing trainings. The customer base […] Read More

Recent Study Shows Potential Benefits of Treating Depression with Psilocybin by Zuber Lawler LLP

02 August 2021
Recent Study Shows Potential Benefits of Treating Depression with Psilocybin By Jeff Zuber – August 2, 2021 A recent study from Yale University researchers sheds new light on the potential of the psychedelic drug psilocybin when it comes to treating depression. This new information comes to light as some places have begun decriminalizing or legalizing […] Read More

GESSEL – Awarded as The Legal Advisor of the Year 2021 in Venture Capital by The Polish Private Equity Association (PSIK)

09 June 2021
June 9, 2021 Press Release For the second year in a row, GESSEL named Legal Advisor of the Year in the PSIK Awards 2021! Our firm welcomes this success and thanks the market community for its appreciation. This is a great honour for us, and a very important award. Especially seeing as we are being […] Read More

EEOC Update on Workplace Practices Related to COVID-19 Vaccinations by Gray Reed & McGraw, LLP

08 June 2021
EEOC Update on Workplace Practices Related to COVID-19 Vaccinations Gray Reed Legal Alert The EEOC recently updated its guidance related to the intersection of employment discrimination laws and COVID-19 vaccinations. In addition to further defining the scope of lawful vaccination incentives, the update clarifies that, subject to certain caveats, employers can: (1) mandate COVID-19 vaccines for employees and […] Read More

TEDA Becomes the New Highlight for Foreign Private Fund by Winners Law Firm

24 May 2021
TEDA Becomes the New Highlight for Foreign Private Fund Investment In the context of global recession, China has maintained its growing economy, stable interest rates and high return in capital market. Investing in China has become an international consensus. Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (“TEDA”) was founded in 1984 and is one of the first national level […] Read More

Mandatory Vaccination Policies for Canadian Workplaces by LAW Canadian member firms

13 May 2021
As the COVID-19 vaccination becomes more widely available to Canadians, can it be made mandatory? Both the federal and provincial governments have so far maintained the message that they will not make the vaccine mandatory for the general public. But what are the rights of employers and employees with respect to mandating policies in the […] Read More

EXCO Announcement Press Release

11 May 2021
LAWYERS ASSOCIATED WORLDWIDE ELECTION OF REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES International Legal Network Elects Regional Representatives Denver, Colorado, USA (7 May 2021) – Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) just wrapped up its Regional Meetings in the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Africa & Middle East regions last week.  Elections were held for Regional Representative positions on the Executive Committee […] Read More

Marc Grüninger again recognized as Lawyer of the Year for Energy by GHR Rechtsanwälte AG

26 April 2021
Marc Grüninger again recognized as Lawyer of the Year for Energy Law by Who’s Who Legal WWL 2021 For the second year in a row, GHR Rechtsanwälte partner Marc Grüninger has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal WWL as Switzerland’s Lawyer of the Year for Energy Law. In addition, he is ranked by WWL as […] Read More

Ceca Magán Abogados SLP Welcomes Alejandro Alonso Dregi as a partner in the corporate department

21 April 2021
Alejandro has over 30 years of experience in corporate matters and mergers and acquisitions. His incorporation is part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to further promote and consolidate the area at the international level. Ceca Magán has made its first major signing of 2021 with the incorporation of Alejandro Alonso Dregi as a new partner […] Read More

COVID-19 – Tax return – 20 by GHR Rechtsanwälte AG

13 April 2021
Introduction As explained in previous GHR TaxPages, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to various tax issues. What impact does the home office obligation have on professional costs (such as travel costs or the deduction for a study)? And what about the replacement for food when you have to eat at home? Deduction of professional expenses in general […] Read More

Transfer of the Extra-high-voltage Grid to Swissgrid by GHR Rechtsanwälte AG

29 March 2021
Initial Position Since the beginning of 2013, the national grid company Swissgrid AG (“Swissgrid”) has gradually acquired ownership of the entire transmission grid in Switzerland from the previous owners. This transfer of ownership was necessary in order to implement the requirements of the Electricity Supply Act and is considered one of the largest and most […] Read More

Biriş Goran advises Zeus International in the acquisition of three hotels in Bucharest

26 March 2021
26 March 2021 Biriş Goran successfully represented its long-standing client, Zeus International, in the acquisition of three hotels portfolio in Bucharest, Romania. The three properties are the Venezia, Opera and Central hotels, located around the Cișmigiu Gardens near the historic city center, in the heart of the cultural and commercial area. Biriş Goran’s team was […] Read More

Transactional Summary of 2020 – M&A Yearbook by GESSEL

26 March 2021
GESSEL presents you its fourth transaction yearbook, summarising the work of the firm’s M&A practice in 2020. To state the obvious, developments in corporate M&A over the past year were overshadowed, like all other realms of life, by the Covid -19 pandemic. It would be difficult to overstate the initial shock wrought by the coronavirus […] Read More

Temporary law on the provision of information to RIVM in connection with.m. COVID-19 by Fruytier Lawyers in Business

11 March 2021
On 2 October 2020, the second Letter of Amendment was sent to the House of Representatives on the draft amendment of the Telecommunications Act in connection with the provision of information to the RIVM. The concept looks at the importance of the rivm’s task in the fight against epidemics. The proposal to amend the Telecommunications […] Read More

Promotions at GESSEL

02 March 2021
As 2021 gets underway, GESSEL is proud to announce the implementation of personnel changes at our firm. Three of our experienced colleagues have now become partners. Michał Bochowicz, advocate, specialises in M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions in the tech, media and telecoms (TMT) and renewable energy sectors, and also in day-to-day business law […] Read More

GHR advised CEMEX in U.S.$1.75 billion Offering by GHR Rechtsanwälte AG

12 February 2021
GHR advised CEMEX in U.S.$1.75 billion Offering of its 3.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2031 On January 7, 2021, CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: CX), the global building materials company, announced the pricing of U.S.$1.75 billion of its 3.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2031 denominated in U.S. Dollars. The Notes bear interest semi-annually at an […] Read More

Klinedinst PC Names Heather L. Rosing CEO, Announces New Leadership Promotions

02 February 2021
Klinedinst PC announces the largest leadership change in the firm’s 37-year history. Heather L. Rosing takes over as CEO and President from firm founder John D. Klinedinst, who will serve as Chair Emeritus. Shareholders Arthur S. Moreau, III and Susan S. Nahama have also been elevated to Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, respectively. SAN […] Read More

New York State Issues Updated COVID-19 Sick Leave Guidance by Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP

29 January 2021
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2020, New York State enacted a law providing sick leave and job-related protections for employees subject to a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19. The law specified the amount of sick time an employee could receive depending on their employer’s size and […] Read More

Care homes during lockdown by Ledingham Chalmers LLP

27 January 2021
For many of us with relatives in care homes, the past few months have brought several highs and lows as lockdown continues. As an accredited solicitor for the elderly (SFE), and with relatives in care, the impact of the events of 2020 on older people and in particular the ability of care homes to deal […] Read More

Philippine M&As in the Time of Covid by DivinaLaw

19 January 2021
Philippine M&As in the Time of Covid By Nilo T. Divina, Managing Partner, Danny E. Bunyi, Senior Partner, Ciselie Marie T. Gamo-Sisayan, Senior Associate Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Philippines encourage mergers and acquisitions (M&As) by easing government regulations, particularly the notification requirement to the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) to determine whether said transactions pose […] Read More

Revision of the Swiss Telecommunications Act and Ordinances Access to Property Development and Building Installations by GHR Rechtsanwälte AG

13 January 2021
On 18 November 2020, the Swiss Federal Council adopted the revised implementing provisions for the Tel-ecommunications Act (TCA). The revision was carried out on the basis of the partial revision of the TCA, which was adopted by Parliament on 22 March 2019. Click here to read the full article. Click here to learn more about […] Read More

What does Governor Inslee’s “Healthy Washington—Roadmap to Recovery” mean for employers? by Stokes Lawrence, P.S.

11 January 2021
What does Governor Inslee’s “Healthy Washington—Roadmap to Recovery” mean for employers? By Krista Nelson Slosburg | Related Practice: Employment On January 5, 2021, Governor Inslee announced a new phased COVID-19 recovery plan for Washington state. The plan is effective January 11. The new plan divides the state into eight regions, includes new criteria for Phases […] Read More

Telemedicine Gains Acceptance Under FMLA by GableGotwals

04 January 2021
Telemedicine Gains Acceptance Under FMLA By Chris S. Thrutchley and Ashlyn M. Smith On December 29, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) released guidance recognizing the increasingly important role of telemedicine in establishing a serious health condition under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The FMLA provides eligible employees of covered employers up to […] Read More

Yes, You Can Require Your Employees to Get Vaccinated . . . and Other Answers About COVID-19 Vaccinations and the Workplace by Stokes Lawrence, P.S.

28 December 2020
Yes, You Can Require Your Employees to Get Vaccinated . . . and Other Answers About COVID-19 Vaccinations and the Workplace By Amy Kangas Alexander and Aviva Kamm | Related Practice: Employment With two safe and effective vaccines approved by the FDA for emergency use, the United States has begun a historic vaccination campaign. This may signal the beginning of […] Read More

Congress Confirms Tax Deductions for Expenses Paid with PPP Loans, Extends Other Tax Provisions by Ulmer & Berne LLP

22 December 2020
By: John C. Goheen, Frederick N. Widen and Adam R. Watowicz December 22, 2020 – Congress gave recipients of loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) a holiday present when it confirmed the deductibility of expenses paid with proceeds of a PPP loan that is forgiven. This confirmation is part of the massive Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”) that […] Read More

EEOC Issues New Guidance on Whether Employers May Require COVID-19 Vaccinations in the Workplace by GableGotwals

18 December 2020
by: Scott Kiplinger and Ellen Adams ©2020 GableGotwals As the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed across the country, employers must consider which policies and requirements they will follow in determining whether employees are required to be vaccinated before returning to the workplace. This week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued new guidance to help […] Read More

Human Resources & Legal Dilemma: Employees tested Positive for Covid-19 by Tay & Partners

16 December 2020
Malaysia reported a record high of 2,188 new Covid-19 cases on 24 November 2020, bringing the total number of cases in the country to a whopping 58,847. As Malaysians observe the constant escalating number of Covid-19 cases, the likelihood of employees being exposed to Covid-19 virus will also increase. Employers will need to spend a […] Read More


08 December 2020
Between 17 and 19 November 2020, regulatory acts were adopted governing new support measures for employees and employers in the context of the epidemiological situation caused by the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus: I. Government Emergency Ordinance No. 132/2020 on support measures for employees and employers in the context of the epidemiological situation caused by […] Read More

GHR Rechtsanwälte advised CEMEX in connection with the successful extension of its Facilities Agreement by GHR Rechtsanwälte AG

17 November 2020
GHR Rechtsanwälte AG advised CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: CX), the global building materials company, as to Swiss law on the amendment process under its July 2017 Facilities Agreement with several financial institutions which successfully closed in October 2020. As part of this amendment process, CEMEX extended approximately US$1.1 billion of term loan maturities by […] Read More