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Fulbright Named to Financial Times’ “FT Law 25”

Fulbright has been named by Financial Times to its FT Law 25 as part of the 2011 US Innovative Lawyers Report. The Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report—now in its sixth year—was conceived as an alternative way to measure law firm success. The project breaks with the traditional method of looking at fees and profits as the measure of success. As the category rankings are based primarily on client reviews, the FT Law 25 shows firms that were consistently found to be...

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EACC Member C’M’S advises Mori Seiki on sales and Service cooperation with Gildemeister

Stuttgart - MORI SEIKI and GILDEMEISTER AG ("DMG") are combining their sales and service activities in Europe. The sales and service functions of Mori Seiki GmbH in Germany are being integrated into a new Company within the GILDEMEISTER Group, DMG MORI SEIKI Deutschland GmbH. Mori Seiki GmbH is the German subsidiary of MORI SEIKI Ltd., Japan, a world leader in machine tool engineering. The sales and service operations of MORI SEIKI and GILDEMEISTER in other European countries will also...

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New Corporate Governance Code for Irish Funds

On 14 December 2011, the Irish Funds Industry Association issued a Corporate Governance Code (the “Code”) for Irish Investment Funds and their Management Companies. It simultaneously issued a Frequently Asked Questions document (“FAQ”), to complement the Code and support its introduction. The introduction of the Code arises from an invitation from the Central Bank of Ireland (the “Central Bank”) to the funds industry in 2010 to develop such a code, as part of a process of introducing corporate governance codes...

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Irish Central Bank launches PRISM

The Central Bank of Ireland (the “Central Bank”) has launched a new Probability Risk and Impact System (“PRISM”). The aim of this risk-based supervision framework is to supervise all financial firms using an approach that would make it materially less likely that a firm would fail, and less likely the firm would fail in a manner which would endanger financial stability or consumers. In addition to being a framework for risk-management, PRISM is also a software application and has...

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Stibbe 100 years

1911 - 2011 2011 marks a special year for us. Exactly one hundred years ago, Mr. D.W. Stibbe set up his practice as an independent lawyer on one of Amsterdam's most notable canals, Herengracht in Amsterdam. His small practice has become a full-service firm with 196 lawyers and civil-law notaries. We spread our wings across the borders. For many years now, we have worked in close cooperation with Stibbe Brussels, and we opened offices in London, New...

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Dodd-Frank Regulators Beware: New Rules Will Not Survive Without Sound Economic Justification

Jane C. Luxton | luxtonj@pepperlaw.com In late July, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C. Circuit) handed the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a scathing rebuke, after reviewing the agency's first Dodd-Frank Act (DFA) regulation, a rule that would have required publicly traded companies to include in proxy materials potentially voluminous information on director candidates nominated by shareholders rather than by the board of directors. The opinion in Business Roundtable v. SEC sent a strong message that...

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THE REAL ESTATE MARKET TODAY – March2011

Back to normal and what we can look forward to in the coming year. By Victoria Vinokur After a considerable falloff in activity and prices in 2009, the Spring and Summer of 2010 saw a tremendous rebound of activity and even slight price appreciation in selective segments.  This transformation was due to a variety of factors such as low interest rates, government stimulus, first-time tax credits and pent-up demand from 2009.  The Fall & Holiday seasons...

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Double Win – Noerr is Law Firm of the Year for M&A and Dispute Resolution

Dear EACC Members and Friends, Noerr is double winner for M&A and Dispute Resolution in the annual awards of the legal publisher Juve. We are delighted with these awards. Without you, our clients and partners, this achievement would not have been possible. Many thanks for your confidence in us. In the area of M&A, the jury was particularly impressed that Noerr was able to increase its market share against the general trend. The citation reads: "The...

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