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International Lawyers Network Elects New Chairman

Business colleagues raising flags of different of countriesNew York (June 20, 2017) – The International Lawyers Network, a global network of more than 5,000 lawyers, announced today that Simon Ekins of Fladgate LLP in London, England, has been elected Chairman.

Ekins assumes the chairmanship from Peter Altieri, shareholder with Epstein Becker & Green, following an election by the Board of Directors during the Network’s Annual Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden early this month. Altieri has served as ILN Chairman since June 2009, stepping down after eight years of service.

“We are so appreciative of Peter’s efforts and all the work and time he has devoted to the Network as Chairman over these last eight years,” said Alan Griffiths, Executive Director of the International Lawyers Network. “His heart-felt speech at our Annual Conference’s gala dinner was met with a long-standing ovation from all in attendance, which was a true testament to the respect he has garnered during his time in the position.”

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International Lawyers Network Shortlisted as Global Network of the Year by “The Lawyer” for Second Year

ILN_640The International Lawyers Network has been shortlisted as Global Network of the Year by “The Lawyer” for a second year in a row.

The winners of this category will be announced at The Lawyer European Awards 2017 at a ceremony at Grange St. Paul in London, England on Thursday, March 16, 2017. This is only the second year the category for Global Network of the Year has been included for consideration in the awards.

Judges in this category examine evidence of strategic vision, with particular focus on cross-border initiatives, consistent excellence in the delivery of legal services and outstanding talent management, in evaluating the submissions.

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Millennial Engagement: Marketing’s New Trick Shot

Sports and marketing have come a long way since a young Pittsburgh Steelers fan offered Mean Joe Green a Coke in the classic 1979 television commercial. For one thing, the audience has changed. The oldest millennials were just being born in the late 70s, but now comprise one quarter of the U.S. population. Highly coveted by advertisers, millennials are often painted as fickle beasts. New data, however, challenges that notion. In fact, according to a pair of new studies, millennials are the most brand-loyal generation of all. This makes it all the more important for brands to get an early foothold with these prized consumers.

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TGS Baltic advised UPP & CO KAUNO 53 on entering the Nasdaq Baltic First North bond market

The firm’s banking and finance team advised UPP & CO KAUNO 53 OÜ, a company owned by Estonian asset management company United Partners Property, during the process of admittance to trading on Nasdaq Baltic First North market.

The size of the subordinated, commercial property backed bond issue is EUR 4.7 million. The nominal value of one bond is EUR 1,000. The annual coupon rate is 8% which is paid out quarterly. The maturity date of the bond issue is April 17, 2022.

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Howard & Howard congratulates 11 attorneys named to Mountain States Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2017

Royal Oak, Michigan, June 21, 2017: Eleven of Howard & Howard’s attorneys were recently named to the 2017 Mountain States Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as a result of a patented selection process. This process includes peer evaluation and independent research. Mountain States Super Lawyers covers the states of Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Only five percent of the lawyers in each of these states are named to Super Lawyers and two and one half percent to Rising Stars.

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Pitfalls and solutions when negotiating the client’s form of master services agreement

Many public relations firms have a preferred form of client contract. Clients hiring a public relations firm, especially for larger engagements, often insist using its own form of contract. In these instances, public relations firms still need to be mindful of the common pitfalls (and solutions) when using the clients form of agreement. This article will address the four most common pitfalls and the pragmatic solutions.

THE ONE-SIDED LOL – IT’S NOT THAT FUNNY

Problem: The agency-client agreement should include two types of a limitation of liability (“LOL”). The first is a waiver of all indirect, incidental, and similar damages, including lost profits or revenues. This is intended to prevent either party from claiming damages such as lost sales for most circumstances.

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White House Nominates Marvin Kaplan for One of Two Vacancies on the National Labor Relations Board

The President earlier this week announced the nomination of Marvin Kaplan, who currently serves as counsel at the Occupational Safety and Health Commission, to serve as a Member of the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Kaplan is a Republican and once confirmed, his taking a seat on the Board will be an important step in the move towards a more employer-friendly Republican majority that can be expected to reconsider many of the decisions of the Democratic majority Obama Board. Mr. Kaplan’s nomination is for the seat most recently held by Member Harry Johnson, and will be for a full five year term continuing into 2022.

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Does petty theft justify a dismissal?

By Jacques Bélanger, from our Labour and Employment Law Group.

June 21, 2017 — Does petty theft justify a dismissal?

Once a thief, always a thief, as the saying goes. But should an employee be fired merely for stealing a few dollars’ worth of goods from his employer? That question recently went all the way to the Court of Appeal.

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News Media Companies Entering the Non-Compete Game

While agreements that restrict employees from leaving a job and working for a competitor (commonly known as “non-compete” agreements) are standard in many industries, they are relatively scarce in the media and journalism sectors. Outside of television companies restricting star talent, and media companies restricting executives, it has rarely been common practice for journalists to be subject to non-compete restrictions.  However, it appears that may be changing.

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Domiciliation service providers under threat

A recently revealed ministerial decree could render the operation of domiciliation service providers in Hungary untenable – at least for those who provide this service at a high professional standard. As the new piece of law contains no explanation, the question that springs to mind is: who does the new legislation favour?

Domiciliation services cater to a genuine market demand, and are well-known in all countries that have a well-developed corporate culture. Domiciliation services are mainly used by businesses that do not necessarily need to have a physical office for their Hungarian operation, or who believe that a professional service provider is capable of performing their administrative tasks more efficiently.

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Howard & Howard congratulates new attorney

Royal Oak, Michigan, June 15, 2017: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Michael D. Solt has joined the firm. He will practice out of the firms Royal Oak office.

Mr. Solt concentrates his practice in intellectual property law with a focus on patent preparation, prosecution, and clearance work primarily in the mechanical arts. He has assisted clients in relation to a wide variety of mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies, including automotive transmission shifters, solenoid valves, vehicle starting systems, transmission controls, turbochargers, vehicle seats, motion transmission cables, differentials, medical devices, drilling systems, vehicle suspension systems, actuators, window assemblies, building door systems, and consumer products.

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Legal 500 Recognizes Stradling’s Securities Litigation Practice

Stradling’s Securities Litigation practice group was ranked in the newly released 2017 edition of The Legal 500 United States. Described as a “an excellent boutique for high-end corporate advisory and litigation work,” the Legal 500 guide specifically called out shareholder John Cannon, chair of Stradling’s litigation department, as a “consummate professional,” and highlighted shareholder Jason de Bretteville, a former U.S. Attorney and chair of the White Collar practice group, as a “real up-and-coming young partner.” Kathleen Marcus, co-chair of the firm’s Enforcement Defense & Investigations practice group and chair of the Compliance & Corporate Governance practice group, was also recommended by the guide.

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