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fisherleslie.jpgDALLAS – July 1, 2008 – Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. (Munsch Hardt), a Texas-based commercial law firm with offices in Dallas, Houston and Austin, today announced that Leslie P. Fisher has joined the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice group as an Associate.

Leslie has experience counseling public and private companies in general corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities placements, public reporting and other securities-related matters, corporate governance and formation and structuring of business entities. Prior to joining Munsch Hardt, Leslie worked as a staff attorney in the Fort Worth, Texas office of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement and at other large national law firms.

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James D. Jordan Receives Recognition from Dallas Business Journal

DALLAS – June 27, 2008 – We are proud to announce that the Dallas Business Journal has named James D. Jordan one of the top 15 business defense attorneys in Dallas/Fort Worth. The same publication has previously named Jim as one of the six most influential leaders in the Dallas/Fort Worth legal community. Jim has been with Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. for 22 years and served as the firm’s Chairman and CEO from 1998 through 2005.

Jim's recent successes include a defense verdict in a four-week jury trial in North Carolina in which he defended a world-famous golf resort (and past host of the US Open) and the successful defense of a national manufacturer and marketer of cleaning and sanitizing products in one of the first accounting whistle blower trials under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (a case discussed in the Wall Street Journal editorial page). Please join us in congratulating Jim on this well-deserved recognition.

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Zul Rafique Tops IFLR Malaysia

Zul Rafique & partners, the TAGLaw member for Malaysia,  has been declared National Law Firm of the Year 2008 by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR).

This is the fourth win for the 9 year old firm, having had its maiden success in 2002 and a hat-trick in 2005 and 2006. The IFLR Asian Awards Ceremony was held at the Island Shangri La Hotel, Hong Kong.

The firm also clinched an award for Malaysia Deal of the Year. The award conferred by the Islamic Finance News was based on the firm’s involvement in the issuance by MBB Sukuk Inc of USD 300 million subordinated certificates, a transaction which represents the world’s first Islamic US Dollar denominated bank capital Sukuk. The Islamic Finance News Awards Ceremony was held at the Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur.

Carter Newell Lawyers wins Brisbane Law Firm of the Year Award

Carter Newell Lawyers has recently won the “Brisbane Law Firm of the Year” award, at the 2008 the Australasian Law Awards night in Sydney.

hopkins_5.jpgCarter Newell was nominated as a finalist for this award, alongside four other premier Brisbane Law Firms by peer, client and industry leaders.  

The judging process included a rigorous analysis of the firm’s ability to deliver astute judgement and advice as well as provide superior client service.  

In announcing the reason for Carter Newell's inclusion as a finalist, it was said “Carter Newell was considered one of the country’s best small firms, a reputation that has won it a swag of clients among Australia’s top 100 listed companies”.

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Herrick Feinstein Achieves Settlement for Artist's Heirs 

The City of Amsterdam and the Heirs of Kazimir Malevich reach an amicable settlement regarding the Malevich collection in Amsterdam

Longstanding dispute between the City of Amsterdam and the Heirs of Malevich concerning the Malevich collection that has been in the Stedelijk Museum since 1958 has been finally resolved.

New York, NY (April 24, 2008) -- When the Stedelijk Museum exhibited fourteen works of Malevich in the United States of America in 2003-2004, the Heirs of Malevich claimed ownership of them before a United States Court.  The amicable settlement that has been reached concerns not only the fourteen works that were the subject of the US action, but covers the entire group of Malevich works in the City’s collection.  Pursuant to the settlement, the artist’s descendants will receive five important paintings from the City’s collection, the remaining works in the collection will remain with the City, and the Heirs’ U.S. action will be permanently withdrawn.  

    This will end the longstanding dispute between the City and the Heirs that began in the 1990’s after the fall of the Iron Curtain.  The City has always held the view that it acquired the collection properly and honorably in 1958.  The Heirs contest this; in their view the selling party, Dr. H. Häring, had no right and was not entitled to sell the artist’s works.

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