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The International Lawyers Network (ILN) is a leading association of 91 high-quality, full-service independent law firms.

Since 1988, the ILN has helped its members keep pace with today’s global economy, through access to the tremendous strength and depth of the combined expertise of 5,000 lawyers in 67 countries on six continents.

ILN member firms are among the most respected and most experienced counsel in their jurisdictions. Clients’ increasing need for reliable foreign counsel is well-met by the personalized, high-quality and cost-effective legal services provided by ILN member firms. Unique to the ILN are the strong personal and professional relationships among its members and their clients developed over the past 26 years. Far from a mere directory, the ILN is an affiliation of lawyers who gather on a regional and worldwide basis annually and work routinely with each other to address client requirements and needs.

Each of the ILN’s member firms is international in outlook and staffed by highly trained senior attorneys, who are experts in a broad range of practice areas. ILN members have demonstrated experience in working successfully with international companies. They are independent, mid-sized firms within their jurisdictions, and are committed to the focus of the International Lawyers Network, admitted to the Network only after a rigorous application process. The ILN provides clients with high-quality service from experienced local counsel who work in firms that maintain excellent reputations in their own countries. This means that clients have immediate access to attorneys who are native, both linguistically and culturally, to the country of interest.

The ILN’s international directory app is available for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones. To access the app, click here or log on to ILNmobile.com from your smartphone.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: How do you want to finish the year?

On this rainy Wednesday here in New Jersey, it’s only appropriate that we bring you another kind of “rainy” post – a rainmaking recommendation from expert Jaimie Field!


Can you believe it? Today is the first day of the last quarter of the year!

Why is it when we were kids the time between September and June felt interminable, yet as an adult you wake up and all of a sudden it’s October 1st?

How do you want to finish the year?

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Be Careful With Fixed Rate Credit Cards

One of the many changes from the Credit CARD Act of 2009 was the limitation on using the term “fixed” in relation to credit card rates. Credit unions that want the ability to increase the APRs on their credit cards in the future need to very carefully manage their advertising and disclosure of credit card rates. More…

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Sale of a leased property – pleasure or pain?

In the property market it is usual to sell such commercial or residential real estates that are leased out. On the basis of the new Civil Code, the seller of such property will not be relieved, by the sale, from its liability towards the tenants. If the purchaser breaches any of its obligations towards the tenants, then the seller may also be held liable, even if the property had been sold many years ago.

What happens to the tenant if the property is sold?

It is evident that more reliable tenants and longer rent periods can result in a higher purchase price of a leased property. It is noteworthy that the sale and purchase of such properties does not require the approval of the tenants, the lease agreements remain in effect with the same conditions after the sale of the property. More…

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McDonald Hopkins Elects Two Members: Litigator Jennifer Dowdell Armstrong and real estate attorney Patrick A. Karbowski

Cleveland, Ohio (October 1, 2014) – McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm, announces the election of two attorneys to the firm’s membership.

Jennifer Dowdell Armstrong - (Cleveland) Member, Litigation Department

Patrick A. Karbowski (Detroit) - Member, Business Department

“It is always a privilege to recognize and promote attorneys who have consistently demonstrated that their expertise is highly valued by our clients,” said Carl. J. Grassi, president of McDonald Hopkins.”

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Epstein Becker Green’s Wage and Hour App Is Now Available for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry

Wage & Hour Guide App for Employersby Michael Kun

We’re very pleased to announce that a brand-new version of our free, first-of-its-kind app, the Wage & Hour Guide for Employers, is now available for Apple, Android, and BlackBerry devices. The new app takes advantage of a software-as-a-service programming platform developed by Panvista Mobile.

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RSS – Robinson Sheppard Shapiro 2014-09-30 14:25:15

Business Law Bulletin — September 2014

Deals, Cases, Publications, Conferences

A look at the recent activity of RSS’s Business Law Group.


Sharon G. Druker represented Bioniche Life Sciences Inc., a leading clinical stage Canadian pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, manufacturing, and marketing of proprietary and innovative products in the global human health market, in the sale of its Montréal premises as part of the ongoing divestment of its discontinued animal health division.

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Privacy & Data: 3 Predictions from FTC Commissioner Julie Brill

Advertising Week has always been an important week to those in the industry, and last week I sat down with Advertising Week’s Executive Director, Matt Scheckner, to talk about this year’s Advertising Week and how it reflects the changing face of the industry.  When discussing Advertising Week’s mission – Matt named education as one of the most important factors, and that’s certainly “The Way I See It.”

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Sweden recently entered into an intergovernmental agreement (“I.G.A.”) with the U.S. to address the application of F.A.T.C.A. to Swedish financial institutions. The subsequent modifications to Swedish law to accommodate the I.G.A. were made public on August 11, 2014 in a proposal by the Ministry of Finance.102 The proposal added numerous modifications to the requirements for compliance and published the reporting forms that will be due starting next year. Read more by clicking the link to the right.

The article is taken from The Ruchelman Law Firm’s Insights Vol. 1 No. 8. You can read the complete newsletter by clicking the link to the right.

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Commercial Disputes Settlement: Advantages of International Arbitration

Arbitration, in particular international arbitration, has many advantages compared with national court or other domestic dispute resolution forums.

Ability to select arbitrators

At court, the trial panel members are assigned by the court according to the judges’ practice areas and workloads. The result of this arrangement is sometimes an assigned judge may not have the experiences and expertise relevant to the specific matter of dispute between the parties. On the contrary, at arbitration, the parties may select the arbitrators who have the most suitable skills and experiences that satisfy their requirements. Moreover, international arbitration centers provide lists of their arbitrators, who are experts in many business fields and who have years of experiences in resolving international disputes, for the parties to select. This is important as international commercial disputes are often very complex and require extensive knowledge of international laws and business practices. More…

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Two for Tuesdays: Post-Conference Networking

We’ve been full of networking tips here at Zen lately with the ILN’s European Regional Meeting happening last week. It’s only fitting that I sum that up with some post-conference networking suggestions on this week’s Two for Tuesdays!

Tip One: Connect & Share

Any time you leave a conference, whether it’s an ILN conference or not, it’s hard to keep the momentum going as you face a mountain of work and personal responsibilities. It seems to get more and more difficult to step away from the office these days – I know I’m always trying to prepare to leave and spending time catching up when I return, even when I’m checking in and working the entire time I’m away!

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