Europe

Andis Pauniņš on civil cases in Latvia, "Lietišķā Diena"

Andis Paunins, associate of “Tark Grunte Sutkiene” discusses in the weekly newspaper “Lietišķā Diena” litigation in different towns of Latvia, as well as confirms that court proceedings is an accepted and legal way to resolve disputes.

Click here to read the publication (available in Latvian language).

 

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Lidings named one of the TOP 15 M&A legal advisers in Russia in Q1 2011

Lidings has become one of two national firms that have been included in the Q1 2011 league table of legal advisers to M&A in Russia and has been ranked 13th by value and 14th by total number of accomplished deals.

The research has been conducted by an independent Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) intelligence service – Mergermarket with analysts and journalists in 62 countries of North and South America, Europe, Asian-Pacific region, Middle East and Africa.

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Estonian Service Industry Association visited TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE

Estonian Service Industry Association visited TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE

18.04.2011

On 11 April 2011, members of the Estonian Service Industry Association visited TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE Tallinn office. In addition to presenting key facts about the firm and showing the guests round the premises, the lawyers of TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE made brief presentations on topics of interest to the members: senior associate Piret Luigaspoke about contracts for the export of services and associate Andreas Veeret outlined the legal requirements for the use of foreign workers in Estonia. Both topics sparked a lively discussion among the audience.

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With advice of TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE, the first admission of Lithuanian shares to trading on the regulated market of a foreign country completed successfully

With advice of TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE, the first admission of Lithuanian shares to trading on the regulated market of a foreign country completed successfully

18.04.2011

TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE counselled the intermediary Dom Maklerski BZ WBK S.A. and the adviser Rubicon Partners Dom Maklerski S.A. of the initial public offering of shares in AB Avia Solutions Group (hereinafter, the Company), in offering the newly issued shares of the Company to investors in Poland and admitting the Company’s shares to trading on the regulated market of Poland, i.e. the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

The company’s shares have been successfully placed on and admitted to the Polish regulated market at the beginning of March 2011. As a result, the Company raised the capital of approximately EUR 19 million and the offering and subsequent listing of the shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange was the first admission of Lithuanian shares to trading on the regulated market of a foreign country.

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TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE counselled in implementing one of the most successful mandatory tender offers in recent years concerning – the mandatory tender offer to buy up AB Snaigė shares

TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE counselled in implementing one of the most successful mandatory tender offers in recent years concerning – the mandatory tender offer to buy up AB Snaigė shares

18.04.2011

TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE acted as legal advisers of KJK Fund SICAV-SIF, Firebird Republics Fund, Ltd. and Firebird Avrora Fund, Ltd. in submitting and implementing an official tender offer to buy up the remaining voting shares in AB Snaigė.

The value of shares acquired during the official tender offer achieved the aggregate amount of EUR 1.436 million (LTL 4.958 million).

TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE, led by partner Vidmantas Drizga and associate attorney-at-law Mantas Gofmanas, was the offerors’ legal advisers who drafted the circular of the tender offer, as well as all other documents related to the project, represented the offerors before the Securities Commission of the Republic of Lithuania, AB NASDAQ OMX Vilnius, and preformed all other necessary actions concerning the tender offer.

 

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Miller Samuel attend APIL 2011

Our Caroline Coyle, Diane Cairney, John Cowan and Kirsty Yuill attended the Annual APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers ) conference at Celtic Manor on 14th and 15th April 2011. The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) exists to help its members fight for the rights of injured people. The Conference was highly informative regarding developments in the personal injury field including accidents abroad, recent damages awards in Scotland and England and maximising awards in catastrophic injury cases.
Our specialist personal injury team are happy to advise and assist with pursuing a successful claim for compensation.
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Lithuanian Parliament adopted the law worked out by TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE

Lithuanian Parliament adopted the law worked out by TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE

15.04.2011

On 12 April, the Seimas adopted the Law on Appropriation of Land for Public Needs in Implementing National Projects of Particular Importance, worked out by TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE. The Law simplifies the procedure for appropriation of land for public needs in implementing particularly important national projects in the areas of energy infrastructure, transport infrastructure or national defence. The Law minimises possibilities of abusing the landowner’s rights, appropriation of land may be appealed against only once, and the court may examine the compensation issue after the appropriation of land.

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AWR- What are they good for…?

The Agency Workers Directive will be implemented in the UK on 1 October 2011 through the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (“AWR”).
The AWR were brought in to provide temporary agency workers with equal treatment in terms of basic working and employment conditions. The AWR aim to put agency workers on an equal footing with those employed directly to do the same job by the hirer.
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Agnese Hartpenga on International Public Procurement, "Global Business Magazine"

Agnese Hartpenga on International Public Procurement, “Global Business Magazine”

14.04.2011

Agnese Hartpenga

In the April 2011 issue of the magazine, Agnese Hartpenga, senior associate of TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE, informs readers about Public Procurement laws in Latvia focusing on the remedies and enforcement issues currently in force.

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3rd Economics Conference: IS SECURITY TOO EXPENSIVE?

3rd Economics Conference: IS SECURITY TOO EXPENSIVE?

14.04.2011

Mankind’s dependence on energy and information is ever growing. Just as elsewhere in the world, energy carriers, energy transport and data communication have become common topics of discussion in Estonia over the last few years. The state, energy and telecommunications companies are planning their strategies and investments – a new nuclear power station, new oil shale technologies, an LNG terminal, new electricity and gas pipelines, a comprehensive fibre-optic data communication network and 4G mobile network, to name just a few. Companies should be more aware of those issues, for supply security and price are key factors in the planning and management of any business. This year’s Big Issue conference will look at the main concerns of businesses related to energy and information as well as at today’s and tomorrow’s solutions to current problems.

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