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PLMJ advises on largest real estate transaction in recent years

PLMJ advised Blackstone on its purchase of five retail properties and five logistics facilities from Espírito Santo Activos Financeiros (ESAF), the fund manager that was transferred from BES to Novo Banco. It was the American investment company’s first acquisition in Portugal in this sector.   The logistics facilities will become part of the European logistics…

EU Amends Sanctions Against Russia

The EU has updated its sanctions against Russia with effect from December 6, 2014. The updated EU legislation modifies the specific legal tests applicable in different scenarios and aligns certain definitions and concepts with the relevant U.S. legislation. The update has limited impact on the compliance procedures that companies are required to follow. 1. What…

José Miguel Júdice appointed as arbitrator at Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague

José Miguel Júdice, PLMJ founding partner and head of PLMJ Arbitration, has been appointed to the prestigious Permanent Court of Arbitration (“PCA”) roster of arbitrators. José Miguel Júdice, also a member of the ICSID roster of arbitrators and conciliators, is one of the four Portuguese nominees. The PCA, created in 1899, is the world’s oldest…

Leading French Corporate Lawyer Olivier Diaz Joins Skadden in Paris

PARIS, December 8, 2014 — Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is pleased to announce that Olivier Diaz, one of France’s most highly regarded corporate and M&A practitioners, will join our Paris office as a partner to further enhance the firm’s market-leading M&A capabilities. He also will become part of the firm’s global Corporate…

Ashurst advises on first project bond in Italy

Ashurst has advised Natixis and the other bank and bond financiers on the first project bond in Italy and a landmark debt refinancing of Antin Solar Investments, a leading Italian solar PV portfolio. This transaction, which is the first of its kind in Italy, comprises an innovative debt package which merges features of a banking…

CLIFFORD CHANCE ADVISES MITSUBISHI CORPORATION ON ITS ACQUISITION OF CERMAQ ASA

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has advised Mitsubishi Corporation on its voluntary cash offer for the entire issued share capital of Cermaq ASA, a multinational fish farming group listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The acquisition, which is valued at approximately NOK8,880million (£838million) completed earlier in November. An international Clifford Chance team advised on…

Irwin Mitchell Appoints Head Of Pensions To Growing Business Team

Leading law firm, Irwin Mitchell, has announced that it has appointed DWF’s UK Head of Pensions, Martin Jenkins, to its fast-growing London office. Moving to Irwin Mitchell as Head of Pensions, Martin is the ninth Partner to join the firm’s Business Legal Services (BLS) division since the start of the year and joins London Partners…

CLIFFORD CHANCE ADVISES LEGAL & GENERAL ON RECORD £2.5 BILLION BUYOUT WITH THE TRW PENSION SCHEME

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has advised Legal & General’s Retirement, (LGR) business on a £2.5 billion partial buyout with automotive supplier TRW Pension Scheme, (“the Scheme”). The transaction, the UK’s largest pension buyout, will remove these liabilities from TRW Automotive’s balance sheet and insure over 22,000 of the Scheme’s pensioners. This is the…

Desai Diwanji, JSA on $72m Japanese chemical M&A

Desai & Diwanji acted for Hyderabad Chemicals and its shareholders in its Rs 450 crore sale of 74 per cent stake to Japanese listed company Nihon Nohyaku which was advised by J Sagar Associates (JSA). D&D Mumbai partner Vihang Virkar and senior associate Ayesha Rai acted for Hyderabad Chemicals. Virkar said in an email: “The…

Clifford Chance boosts Washington office with Bingham structured finance team

Clifford Chance has recruited a five-strong team from beleaguered US firm Bingham McCutchen to its Washington DC office, led by partners Robert Gross and William Cejudo, in a bid to enhance its US structured finance and real estate finance offering. Gross advises investment banks, hedge funds, issuers, sellers and investors on structured and asset-based financings,…