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South African Institutions back Steinhoff class action run by BarentsKrans

Many of the largest institutions in South Africa have decided to pursue claims on behalf of their clients and funds that suffered losses as a result of the collapse in the share price of global retailer Steinhoff in December 2017. The institutions include Abax Investments, Allan Gray, Bateleur Capital, Coronation, Denker, Electus, Eskom, Investec Asset Management, Investec Wealth
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Annelies van der Ploeg appointed partner Commercial Contracts

BarentsKrans, law and civil-law notary firm, has appointed Annelies van der Ploeg as partner for Commercial Contracts starting on 1 July 2018. Annelies specialises in national and international commercial contract law and liability law. In that context, her main focus is on drafting and reviewing purchase and  sales agreements, cross-border distribution and agency agreements, collaboration agreements
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Pharma update: injunction against generic combination of ezetimibe and simvastatin denied

In the interim relief decision of 11 June 2018 (ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2018:6802) in the matter Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. / Teva Nederland B.V, Pharmachemie B.V. and Centrafarm B.V. the Provisions Judge of the District Court of The Hague rejected the claim of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. for an injunction against the distribution of the generic combination
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Honourable mentions for BarentsKrans in the Legal 500

This week Legal 500 released their 2018 rankings. As in previous years, BarentsKrans is mentioned several times in this leading, international guide for the legal profession. Again we are beyond proud of these honourable mentions. High performers BarentsKrans is mentioned at nine different practice areas. Employment, Corporate/M&A, EU & Competition, Private equity, Real estate, Commercial Litigation,
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Rollercoaster manufacturer Vekoma Rides acquired by Sansei Technologies

Dutch roller coaster manufacturer Vekoma Rides, one of the biggest suppliers to amusement parks worldwide, has been acquired in full by the Japanese Sansei Technologies. With the acquisition of 100% of the shares, Sansei will increase its global market share in the field of designing, supplying and installing roller coasters. The collaboration with Sansei is
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Chambers Europe 2018 rankings: again splendid results for BarentsKrans

Last month we published the stunning results that BarentsKrans achieved in the Chambers 2018 Global edition. Meanwhile, the Chambers Europe guide has also been published and we would, once again, like to share our Chambers feedback with you. Chambers and Partners publish their rankings annually while comparing 53 jurisdictions across Europe, from Greenland and the United Kingdom to
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Chambers Global 2018 rankings: excellent results for BarentsKrans

Chambers Global 2018, the guide that provides a worldwide overview of international practice areas, has just been released. BarentsKrans received several honourable mentions. This year the most noticeable mention is the Corporate / M&A practice group’s first ranking within the Mid-Markets category. Like last year, the Intellectual Property team has been rewarded with a splendid
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