December 2007

Monday, 31 December, 2007

Ukrainian Partner, Konnov & Sozanovsky is named the Intellectual Property Law Firm of 2007. This prestigious award was given to FLI's Partners before 200 of the leading heads of businesses and colleagues in the country.

Ukraine - Konnov & Sozanovsky ranked fifth in the annual rating of 'The Yuridicheskaya Practika' publishing house, in the context of its independent research study, 'TOP 50 Leading Law Firms of Ukraine 2007'. Konnov & Sozanovsky has been among the top ten leading law firms for 11 years and is now among the few firms which make public the sum of income for the purposes of the said research. This year Konnov & Sozanovsky was also ranked forth according to the rating of recognition independently carried out within this research program based upon polling of law firms. This annual research study, carried out since 1997, is the only independent related to the Ukrainian legal services market. Correspondence with the original method employed in calculations was confirmed by the international company IPSOS ( for the second year in a row. The results of the rating were published in The Yuridicheskaya Practika, issue No 50, dated December, 11 2007 and made available on its official web site

Tang Peng Chin LLC - Our Singapore member firm, Tang Peng Chin LLC, has concluded the year 2007 with a praiseworthy act of supporting local charities through monetary donations. Our member firm has demonstrated by example that by sharing with those who are less fortunate, someone else's future has been brightened. Following charities benefited from contributions:

  • Assisi Hospice
  • Christian Outreach for the Handicapped
  • Jamiyah Children's Home
  • Little Sisters Of The Poor Home For The Aged
  • Medecins Sans Frontieres
  • Movement For The Intellectually Disable of Singapore (MINDS)
  • Sree Narayana Mission Home For The Aged Sick
  • World Vision International FLI is engaged by multinational client to meet with US manufacturer and inspect a number of aircraft used in a variety of applications. FLI is asked to continue to monitor this multi-million dollar transaction in order to ensure timely production and delivery, as well as FAA compliance and export regulations.

At the close-out of the year, FLI is invited by newcomer to Belgian, Honorable US Ambassador for an introductory social event at the Ambassador's private residence where he was greeted by both the Ambassador and his wife.

Germany - German FLI member firm Schwarz Kelwing Wicke Westpfahl was chosen as a law firm of the year in the area "media: press and publishers."

In an effort to continue to position itself as a powerhouse in the local market, FLI NET Malaysian Partners, Azmi & Associates proudly announcement the additional hired-ins of Mr. Kamalul departing General Manager, Legal of Tenaga Nasional Behad (the national utility company) and former Managing Director of TNB Properties Sdn Bhd; and Ms. Arni Ariffin, former Senior Legal Manager in Khazanah (the investment arm of the Government of Malaysia) and previously the Director of national motorcycle company Motosikal dan Enjin Nasional Sdn Bhd ("MODENAS").

US Aircraft Acquisition