Tele Columbus AG (Tele Columbus) successfully completed its IPO with the initial listing of its shares on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on 23 January 2015. The total issue volume was €510m.

For only the second time in Sino-Anglo history, two law firms have announced their impending merger in what is being widely viewed as a mutually ambitious move. As reported by Legal Business yesterday, “Dentons is set to create the biggest law firm in the world by lawyer headcount through a merger with leading Chinese firm Dacheng, a move that will establish a 6,600-lawyer giant operating under a Swiss verein structure.”

Birkner 092011LeitnerCHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati has advised data AG in connection with an investment in KiwiSecurity Software GmbH, the leading developer of KiwiVision® with patented high-security solutions for automated analysis of image and video data in real-time.

On The Move

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 Written by

shutterstock 128401256The latest private practice moves from some of the biggest players in our markets.

Clifford Chance hires their first Global Head of Innovation Bas Boris Visser and new Chief Operating Officer Caroline Firstbrook.

Visser will be responsible for planning the future of the market and the firm’s strategies and Firstbrook will be focusing on leading the firm’s global operations including more than 3,000 members of staff.

The Bundaberg residential property portfolio managed by BGP Investment (BGP) was refinanced through a €160m loan with a term of seven years extended by BerlinHyp.