Monthly Archives: February 2017

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Three Partners Participate in 18th Annual International Conference on Private Investment Funds

John P. Broadhurst is a member of the Organising Committee at The 18th Annual International Conference on Private Investment Funds scheduled for March 5-7, 2017, in London, England.

Neil J. Koren will moderate Workshop 7 The Increasing use of alternative fee arrangements by private funds.

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Antis Triantafyllides & Sons advises EBRD on photovoltaic park financing

Our firm advised the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD”) on a Euro 10 million financing for the construction, development and operation of five solar photovoltaic parks in Cyprus, with a total capacity of 11.9MW. The parks are located across the island at Paliometocho, Dhali, Frenaros, Nisou and Malounta.

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Antis Triantafyllides & Sons advises Hellenic Bank on establishing debt recovery servicing JV

Our firm acted as local legal advisor of Hellenic Bank Public Company Ltd on the establishment of a joint venture with the APS Holding Group for the management of the real estate assets and the servicing of a portfolio of non-performing exposures of Hellenic Bank.

The transaction will result in the creation of the first debt servicing platform in Cyprus.

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Stradling Welcomes Former Head of Dorsey’s Southern California Corporate Group

(Newport Beach, CA) – Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth LLP announced today the addition of Parker Schweich as a shareholder in its Newport Beach office and a member of the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice group. He was previously a partner in Dorsey & Whitney’s Orange County office and head of its Southern California Corporate practice group.

“I have known Parker for more than 10 years and consider him to be an accomplished corporate attorney and a good friend,” says Mark L. Skaist, Shareholder and Co-Chair of Stradling’s Corporate and Securities practice group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. “We will benefit from his years of experience helping public and private companies achieve their business goals.”

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The Bouqs Co. Raises $24 Million in Series C Financing

Represented The Bouqs Co. in a round of Series C Financing led by Partech Ventures, raising $24 million. The Bouqs Co.’s annual growth rate has reached 200 percent. The money raised will be used for marketing, technology for the company’s supply chain, a new headquarters in Venice, and additions hires. Additional investors included NextEquity Partners, Reimagines Ventures, Azure Capital Partners, KEC Ventures, Quest Venture Partners, and “Shark Tank” investor Robert Herjavec.

The Bouqs Co. is an online flower shop that sources flowers from various farms in the United States, Ecuador, Columbia, and Costa Rice. The company was founded by John Tabis in 2012, and has since raised $43 million.

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A Student’s Perspective : Overcoming Anxiety during Course aux stages

Course aux stages can wreak havoc on your self-confidence, if you let it.

My first forays into the world of Course aux stages were fraught with awkwardness and self-doubt. A casual on-campus wine-and-cheese event hosted by a local law firm was enough to turn my mind into a paralyzing maelstrom of potential nightmare scenarios and destructive thoughts. Reaching for another glass of wine, eyes darting around the room, I remarked upon the ease with which many of my classmates moved through these spaces. They appeared to have no difficulty selling themselves to potential employers.

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Obama’s NLRB Legacy Remains: New GC Memo Locks Active Arbitration Agreement/Class Action Waiver Cases to Murphy Oil Holding

Kat PaternoFollowing on the heels first of the U.S. Supreme Court’s January 13, 2017 announcement that it granted certiorari in NLRB v. Murphy Oil USA, along with Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis (7th Circuit) and Ernst & Young, et al. v. Morris (9th Cir.), and then of President Trump’s January 26, 2017 appointment of Philip A. Miscimarra as Acting Chair of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”), there is yet another new development in the ongoing fight over the NLRB’s challenge of class action waivers in arbitration agreements.

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