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International Lawyers Network Shortlisted for The Lawyer’s Law Firm Network of the Year Award

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The International Lawyers Network has been shortlisted as Global Network of the Year by The Lawyer.” The winners of this category will be announced at The Lawyer European Awards 2016 at the Hilton London Bankside Hotel in London, England on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.

This is the first time the category for Global Network of the Year has been included for consideration in the awards. In evaluating submissions, judges looked for evidence of strategic vision, with particular focus on cross-border initiatives, consistent excellence in the delivery of legal services and outstanding talent management.

“We are honored to have the International Lawyers Network shortlisted as Global Network of the Year,” said Lindsay Griffiths, Director of Global Relationship Management. “We pride ourselves on innovative marketing strategies and dedication to fostering relationships among our members. We believe this helps set us apart from other worldwide legal networks.”

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Willem den Hertog op BNR over de juridische gevolgen van Brexit

Het Britse volk heeft besloten: Het Verenigd Koninkrijk treedt uit de EU.

Op 14 juni jl. was Willem den Hertog al te horen in het programma Juridische Zaken van BNR over de juridische consequenties van een Brexit. Hier is een link waarop het hele programma is te beluisteren.

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Arbitration or court litigation in England and Wales

Counterparties to a commercial contract with no connection to England often agree that any dispute arising from their contract will be determined by the courts of England. The English courts are accustomed to dealing with cases that have no real connection to their jurisdiction.  When agreeing the form of dispute resolution, parties may be faced with a choice between agreeing that disputes should be dealt with in the English court or including an arbitration clause in their contract whereby an arbitral tribunal will determine any dispute.

 

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UK needs a fluid immigration policy

Mass immigration is unpopular in Britain.

Surveys show that the majority of UK citizens – first and second generation immigrants included – favour reducing immigration. It is consistently ranked as one of the most important issues facing the nation during the referendum on EU membership with Britons seemingly as worried about immigration from within the EU as that from outside it.

A main concern is the apparent disparity between the numbers of low skilled immigrants coming to the UK compared with the number of skilled workers such as tech entrepreneurs from outside the EU.

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The death of the annual return

The launch of confirmation statements – getting the content and timing right

The longstanding requirement for companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) to file an annual return will be replaced by a requirement to file a confirmation statement after 30 June 2016 under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015.

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Can advertisers still be content creators?

Even in a world of big data, advertising is, and always has been, focused on creative story telling. From account executives to brand managers, the key players in the advertising world have always sought to push the envelope with clever television ads, compelling print visuals, and catchy banner ad slogans. But in the digital age, the consumer has evolved and so has the manner in which they consume content. They are less likely to flip a page in a print magazine or tune in to a commercial, but rather they consume content through various social platforms and digital apps. Now, audiences expect more than advertising from brands; they are looking for brands to inform, educate, and surprise them in order for them to interact or spend time with the brand’s advertising.

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Censo 2016 de Capitais Estrangeiros no Pais

O Banco Central do Brasil começará a receber, a partir de 1º de julho de 2016, a declaração do Censo 2016 de Capitais Estrangeiros no País, nos termos da Circular nº 3.795, de 16 de junho de 2016.

Promovido pelo Banco Central do Brasil, o Censo é uma determinação da Lei nº 4.131/62 e tem por objetivo melhorar a qualidade das informações sobre a presença do capital estrangeiro na economia brasileira e permitir a elaboração de estatísticas sobre os investimentos estrangeiros no Brasil, auxiliando a formulação de políticas econômicas.

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Court Denies Injunction to Keep Amended Persuader Rule from Taking Effect – Finds DOL Exceeded Authority Under LMRDA

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U.S. District Court Judge Patrick J. Schiltz “has found that aspects” of the Department of Labor’s Amended Persuader Rule “are likely invalid because they require reporting of advice that is exempt from disclosure under Section 203(c)” of the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA).

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Litigation in Scotland: New Simple Procedure Rules

Scotland’s civil courts are currently going through a period of historic reform aimed at modernising the civil justice system to make it more efficient and less expensive. As part of this on-going process, new simple procedure rules were recently published that will replace the current small claims procedure for cases that value £5,000 or less.

Here we provide a brief overview of the background to these reforms and the new simple procedure rules. We also take a look at the Scottish Civil Justice Council’s recently published Annual Report, highlighting some of the other key changes that have been and are taking place. For more information, please call our specialist litigators.

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God adfærd i det offentlige – hvad er det?

Medierne har i denne uge været fyldt med omtale af bagmandspolitiets anholdelser i sag om bestikkelse af lønmodtagere – artiklen redegør for god adfærd i det offentlige i tilknytning til evt. modtagelse af gaver og lignende.

Moderniseringsstyrelsen (tidligere Personalestyrelsen), Kommunernes Landsforening og Danske Regioner udgav i juni 2007 en vejledning om god adfærd i det offentlige. Vejledningens afsnit 4 har overskriften: Modtagelse af gaver m.v.

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Washington, DC, Increases Minimum Wage to $15 – and Tipped Minimum Wage to $5.00 – by July 2, 2020

Sign - Minimum Wage Increase AheadAs anticipated in our posting on June 9, 2016, on June 21, 2016, the Washington, DC, Council unanimously passed on second reading the Fair Shot Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2016, without substantive amendment. As discussed in our prior posting, this bill increases the District of Columbia minimum wage – already set to increase to $11.50 on July 1, 2016 – by additional annual increments until it reaches $15.00 on July 1, 2020. It also increases the tipped minimum wage in annual increments starting July 1, 2017 from the existing $2.77 to $5.00 on July 20, 2020. Both rates will increase in subsequent years based on increases in the cost of living.

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