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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 24 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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Theising Co-Authors Chapter of Book on Construction Law

Harrison & Moberly attorney David J. Theising was the co-author of a chapter for a construction law book just published by the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry.  The book, a reference work entitled CONSTRUCTION SUBCONTRACTING, is a comprehensive practical and legal guide for construction attorneys who work with specialty trade contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers.  Mr. Theising co-authored the chapter of the book on “Indemnity.”  He is the former chair of the Division on Insurance, Surety & Liens of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, a past chair of the Indiana State Bar Association Section on Construction & Surety Law, and has authored numerous published articles on construction and government contracts law. More…

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Tilskud til Melodi Grand Prix

Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) skal i 2014 afholdes i Danmark som følge af den danske sejr ved European Song Contest 2013. DR har valgt København som værtsby, og at ESC 2014 skal afholdes på Refshaleøen i B&W-hallerne, der ejes af Refshaleøens Ejendomsselskab A/S (REDA).

Som led i at skulle kunne løse opgaver i tilknytning til ESC har fonden Wonderful Copenhagen, der blandt andre finansieres af Region Hovedstaden og Københavns Kommune, stiftet Projektselskabet ESC 2014 ApS (Projektselskabet). Projektselskabet ejes 100 % af Wonderful Copenhagen, og har alene til formål at løse opgaver i forbindelse med forberedelse og afvikling af ESC 2014. Projektselskabet har således ikke til formål at skabe overskud, og vil blive likvideret efter afholdelsen af ESC 2014.

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Changes afoot for owners of UK residences

The Government recently issued a consultation entitled ‘Implementing a capital gains tax (CGT) charge on non-residents’. Now, if you are UK resident for CGT purposes, you might have formed the view, quite reasonably, that, in view of its title, you need not add the consultation to your pile of bedtime reading. Tut tut, how could you be so silly?!

Buried deep within the consultation is a proposal which could also affect UK residents owning two or more residences. More on that below. First, here’s a quick summary of the main proposals in the consultation:

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SEC PERMITS CERTAIN USES OF SOCIAL MEDIA BY INVESTMENT ADVISERS AND REPRESENTATIVES

The Division of Investment Management of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued guidance for registered investment advisers and their representatives on using testimonials from independent third-party social media sites. The limited amount of social media guidance for “regulated” industries from their various regulators has made the broad use of social media challenging. More…

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Best Practices in Effective Conference Networking: Don’t Skip Anything

I’ve done a number of posts here recently on best practices for networking and relationship-building at conferences, and you may remember that I’ve said, more than once, how important it is to avoid your room at all costs.

But there’s a counter-point to that which I’ve been thinking about a lot as we have our ILN Annual Meeting on the horizon, and that is – DON’T SKIP ANYTHING.

Sometimes, when attending a conference, it’s very tempting (and often reasonable) to combine other business with the business of the conference – you may have clients in the same city, or friends that you rarely get to see, or a spouse who is with you, but not joining in on the conference, and you feel that taking an afternoon (or two) or a meal (or two) away from the conference won’t be such a big deal. 

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International Lawyers Network Recognized by Chambers as Global Leading Law Firm Network for Third Year

April 23, 2014 – The International Lawyers Network (ILN) has been recognized by Chambers and Partners for the third year in a row as a Global Leading Law Firm Network in their annual global guide to the world’s leading law firms. The ranking reinforces the high quality of the ILN’s member firms around the world.

Chambers noted that “The group offers impressive coverage in Europe, Central America and the USA, with further representation in major jurisdictions in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.” 

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REGULATORS FOCUSING ON CREDIT REPORT DISPUTE PROCEDURES

A recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)report indicated that credit reporting errors are a leading consumer complaint. Not surprisingly, these complaints have lead to an increased focus from the regulators – especially related to the obligation of furnishers to properly investigate disputed information in consumer reports. This increased focus should prompt all furnishers of credit report information, including credit unions, to review and revise their dispute procedures. More…

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Partner Brendan Aloysius Barry Appointed to Big Cypress National Preserve Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee

Shutts & Bowen is pleased to announce that Brendan Aloysius Barry, a real estate partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, has been appointed by United States Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell to the Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Advisory Committee of the Big Cypress National Preserve.

The federal appointment to the three-year term was effective April 9. The committee examines issues and makes recommendations regarding the management of off-road vehicles in the preserve. More…

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HOMS announced as finalists in 2014 Irish Law Awards (23.4.2014)

HOMS are delighted to again be finalists in the 2014 Irish Law Awards. Our teams and personnel have been successful in being announced as finalists in the following five categories:-

Munster Law Firm of the Year (Over 5 Solicitors) – Holmes O’Malley Sexton

HOMS is proud to have been shortlisted in this category each and every year since these awards were launched and HOMS was recognized as the Munster Law Firm of…

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Carina Bittel appointed COO of Clark Wilson

Carina Bittel
Carina Bittel has been appointed Clark Wilson’s Chief Operating Officer, effective April 1, 2014. Carina previously served as the firm’s Director of Administration and played a key role in strategic planning initiatives and management committees.
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