TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE advised on half of key transaction in Estonia in 2013

E24 business portal published recently a list of the key company purchase transactions in Estonia in 2013. Half of the six key transactions were advised on by TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE. Among others, TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE advised on the sale of shares in Starman to East Capital, which is the most important deal of the year both in terms of the value of the transaction and its international scope. TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE also acted as advisor on the sale of Bauhof and My Fitness by Askembla Growth Fund to Estonian investors and on the sale of Sportland to Sports Direct. Both transactions were among the six key transactions in Estonia in 2013.

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Litigator Maxwell J. Goss joins the Detroit office of McDonald Hopkins law firm

Detroit, Michigan (January 10, 2014) – Maxwell Goss has joined the Detroit office of McDonald Hopkins PLC as an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department and Labor and Employment Practice Group.

Goss joins McDonald Hopkins from Farney Daniels P.C., a boutique firm in the Austin, Texas area. Previously he practiced commercial litigation with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in San Antonio, Texas, providing representation in a range of areas including breach of contract, securities, civil fraud, patent, trade secret, trademark, real estate, land use, and antitrust. He was named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year in 2012 by Akin Gump in San Antonio. 

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Ohio Statehouse Update: This Week in Ohio — January 10, 2014

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Director Scott Nally announced this week  his resignation from the agency to pursue other opportunities. In announcing Nally’s resignation, Governor John Kasich said his energy advisor, Craig Butler would serve as interim director at the agency.

“I am grateful for Scott’s service to the state and wish him well in his next endeavor,” said Kasich. “For the past three years, Scott worked hard to keep Ohioans and our environment safe, but he also helped begin to make the agency more business-friendly.” 

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Real Estate Alert: Opportunity for real property owners in Ohio

Over this past year, McDonald Hopkins has achieved significant savings for its clients through appealing tax assessments in multiple counties throughout the State of Ohio and other jurisdictions throughout the United States. In one case, McDonald Hopkins was successful in reducing the fair market value of one client’s property by approximately $9 million. While the real estate market has started to climb back, it is not too late to explore if you can take advantage of potential cost savings since property tax bills in Ohio are issued in arrears.

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McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies Advisory — This Week in Washington: January 10, 2014

As many as 1.3 million long-term unemployed Americans lost benefits when Congress failed to extend legislation covering those who have been jobless for more than six months at the end of last year. Democrats in the Senate have made passing an extension of these benefits their first order of business since returning to work this week.

Early in the week, the Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) secured the 60 votes necessary to bring the unemployment insurance extension legislation authored by Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) and Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) to the floor. The prospects of Senate approval of the bill seemed good until negotiations began over how to pay for this extension of benefits.

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Changing How We Watch Changes How We Sell

In just a few short years, DVRs and video-on-demand have dramatically altered how television is watched. In 2006, fewer than two percent of households owned a DVR. Now, more than half do. The use of DVRs has changed along with market-growing penetration. Instead of just being time-shifters, many viewers are effectively becoming collectors, stockpiling so many shows on their DVRs that they don’t have time to watch them all. As a result, they’re also watching shows later, at a time when it’s convenient to them.

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Rafał Zięba, Partner at Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners law firm has been appointed to the Supervisory Board of Towarowa Giełda Energii S.A. (Polish Power Exchange)

The composition of the Supervisory Board of Towarowa Giełda Energii S.A. (Polish Power Exchange) was changed during an Extraordinary Shareholder Meeting on December 19, 2013.

Mr. Rafał Zięba, a partner at Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners law firm and Mr. Aleksander Grad, the former Minister of the State Treasury (and current President of PGE Energia Jądrowa 1) have been appointed to the Board. More…

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TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE advised on half of key transactions in Estonia in 2013

E24 business portal published recently a list of the key company purchase transactions in Estonia in 2013. Half of the six key transactions were advised on by TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE. Among others, TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE advised on the sale of shares in Starman to East Capital, which is the most important deal of the year both in terms of the value of the transaction and its international scope. TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE also acted as advisor on the sale of Bauhof and My Fitness by Askembla Growth Fund to Estonian investors and on the sale of Sportland to Sports Direct. All transactions were among the six key transactions in Estonia in 2013.

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TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE advised on half of key transaction in Estonia in 2013

E24 business portal published recently a list of the key company purchase transactions in Estonia in 2013. Half of the six key transactions were advised on by TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE. Among others, TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE advised on the sale of shares in Starman to East Capital, which is the most important deal of the year both in terms of the value of the transaction and its international scope. TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE also acted as advisor on the sale of Bauhof and My Fitness by Askembla Growth Fund to Estonian investors and on the sale of Sportland to Sports Direct. Both transactions were among the six key transactions in Estonia in 2013.

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10 Wishes for 2014 – Focus on Content & Get Personal

To quickly recap, so far we’ve had these six wishes for 2014:

For today’s two, I have a couple of tips that I think are especially important – and if you’re a regular reader here at Zen, you’ll have seen these before.  

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