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Telecoms update: ‘Better Network’ campaign KPN not unlawful, rules District Court

Our Telecoms Update of 30 July 2019 is about the recent decision of the The Hague District Court in KPN v T-Mobile. The Court ruled that KPN’s advertising campaign ‘Better Network, Better Life’ did not constitute unlawful comparative advertising and rejected T-Mobile claims in full. The judgment means that KPN is allowed to continue its very successful advertising campaign. BarentsKrans represented KPN in this case.
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Pharma update: pemetrexed tromethamine does not infringe pemetrexed disodium patent

In its judgment of 19 June 2019, the District Court of The Hague ruled that Fresenius Kabi’s pemetrexed tromethamine falls outside the scope of protection of Eli Lilly’s patent for pemetrexed disodium. This final relief decision deviates from earlier decisions in interim relief proceedings and decisions by several foreign courts. Eli Lilly (“Lilly”) markets the
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MVGM acquires the continental European property management business of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). BarentsKrans led the pan European legal team on behalf of MVGM.

Dutch-based property manager MVGM and international real estate services provider JLL have reached an agreement for MVGM to acquire the continental European property management business of Jones Lang LaSalle, creating a pure-play property manager with a pan-European footprint. An alliance partnership between MVGM and JLL will allow them to develop and service a mutual client
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BarentsKrans advises Impact on the acquisition of Dutch specialized technical staffing agency Haldu Groep

IMPACT (a portfolio company of GIMV) acquires a controlling interest in the specialized and fast-growing Dutch staffing agency Haldu Groep. This transaction reflects IMPACT’s continued ambition to build a leading, international, technical staffing group. Haldu Groep is focused on technical profiles in primarily the construction and infrastructure segments. Through a combined national and international sourcing
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BarentsKrans advises Huisman Equipment on €150 million LMA Guarantee Facility Agreement

BarentsKrans has assisted Huisman with the entry into of an €150 million LMA-based guarantee facility agreement with BNP Paribas S.A., Netherlands Branch, Commerzbank AG Kantoor Amsterdam, Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A. en ING Bank N.V. In addition, the Finance team advised on the cash pool arrangements with Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A. Huisman is a worldwide operating company delivering
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