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Fernando Escura becomes a member of the International Bar Association (IBA). The IBA is the world’s leading organization of international law practitioners, bar associations and law societies. This international organization integrates more than 190 bar associations and covers more than 160 countries.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May brought along a 50-strong business delegation to China. Deals worth an estimated $12 billion are expected to be signed. As the terms of a Brexit remain uncertain, United Kingdom businesses are looking to tap into the Chinese market, more so than ever.

British Prime Minister Theresa May embarked on a trip to China on Wednesday with a 50-strong business delegation, featuring sectors ranging from health care to clean energy, in her bid to cement Britain-China ties.

The trip comes amid British negotiations about an exit from the European Union, and those are giving the country an even greater need to look east, some observers said.

"Without detracting at all from the ongoing importance of EU trade to the U.K., there is an undoubted need to put much more effort into trade with the 93 percent of the world that does not live in Europe," said Michael Sippitt, Chairman of Clarkslegal, a commercial law firm in the U.K.

"The geography is on China's side, the U.S. was always going to struggle with competing in Asia, so right now for the EU and the U.K. the center of world economic gravity is moving east and the best response of British businesses to Brexit is to move east as well."

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SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised Brand24 on its pre-IPO process and entry on the NewConnect stock exchange.

On behalf of SSW, Sebastian Ponikowski (Partner in SSW’s M&A team, Attorney-at-Law) and Piotr Sosna advised on the project.

Brand24 is a 407th company listed on NewConnect and the first debutant on this market in 2018.

SSW’s lawyers and tax advisors advised the client (a private entrepreneur) on the sale of 100% of the shares in ZPC Unitop Optima S.A. and Agros Trading Confectionary S.A. to the Coast2Coast PE Fund. Both companies will strengthen the Bounty Brands platform, which includes companies within the FMCG industry, belonging to Coast2Coast.

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The Fort Wayne, Indiana law firm of Barrett McNagny LLP is pleased to announce that Trisha J. Paul has been elected to serve as Chair of the firm’s Executive Committee for 2018.

Also serving on the firm’s Executive Committee during 2017 will be John C. Barce, Robert T. Keen, Michael P. O’Hara and Samuel J. Talarico, Jr.

Barrett McNagny LLP is among the largest northeastern Indiana law firms and one of the oldest law partnerships in the state. Founded in 1876,Barrett McNagny LLP offers a full range of legal services to its clients.