Archive for August, 2016

BAR COUNCIL: EXCELLENCE NOT COMPETENCE MUST BE AT THE HEART OF QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEM

The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has said that the public interest demands that excellence, not competence, must be at the heart of any quality assurance scheme, as the Joint Advocacy Group (JAG) published the revised Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA).   QASA, which initially will affect only the criminal Bar, seeks to enforce a grading system to ensure that criminal...

21 Dec 9:19 AM 0 Read More...

Gide Loyrette Nouel advises the Joint Lead Managers on the issue of notes by Air France-KLM

Air France-KLM issued EUR 500 million 6.250 per cent. notes due 2018 unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by Société Air France and KLM. Settlement and delivery of as well as admission to trading of the notes on the regulated market of NYSE Euronext in Paris took place on 14 December 2012.   Joint Lead Managers (Coöperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A. (Rabobank Internat...

20 Dec 9:31 AM 0 Read More...

Skadden on Coca-Cola FEMSA Acquisition of 51% of The Coca-Cola Company’s Philippines’ Bottling Operation

Skadden is representing The Coca-Cola Company, the world's largest beverage company, in its definitive agreement with Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V., the largest franchise bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world, for Coca-Cola FEMSA to acquire 51% of Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc. for US$ 688.5 million in an all-cash transaction.  The Philippines has one of the highest per capita consumption rates of C...

17 Dec 12:27 PM 0 Read More...

Jones Day names 45 new partners – Six made up in London

The global law firm Jones Day announced that the following 45 lawyers have been named to the Firm's partnership, effective January 1, 2013.   "The promotion of these new partners reflects Jones Day's ongoing commitment to developing and advancing lawyers throughout the world who have achieved the highest levels of professional accomplishment and who are devoted to advancing and protecting the interests of our cl...

14 Dec 9:40 AM 0 Read More...

Trading Standards cuts “will impact the fight against software piracy”, warns FAST

Trading Standards budget cuts will do little to help in the fight against software piracy, the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) warns today.   According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, an independent economic research body, budgets for regulatory services, such as Trading Standards, in England have been slashed 32 per cent per person in real terms since 2009[1].   Expressing his concern, Julian...

13 Dec 2:53 PM 0 Read More...