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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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O Globo cita Isabel Franco no caso da Petrobras

Na matéria “Para Oslo, não há inocentes” publicada em 02 de fevereiro de 2016, O Globo cita  Isabel Franco, sócia da área de Anticorrupção & Compliance do KLA, comentando o caso de corrupção envolvendo a estatal Petrobras.

A citação do O Globo menciona que, para Isabel, a empresa enfrentará problemas similares nos Estados Unidos. “A diplomacia pode até conseguir que a promotoria peça uma punição mais leve. Mas na SEC (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários), a Petrobras e seus diretores não têm como escapar. Não haveria como explicar aos que já foram punidos.” diz a advogada.

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Best Will for…..providing for minor children

Parents, in particular, face a bewildering choice of structure options when it comes to making provision for their children in their Wills.  Often the prospect of their child inheriting a large sum of money at age 18 does not appeal.  Instead, being able to delay a child taking control of their inheritance until age 21 or 25, or later, or arranging for a series of staggered payments over the years is preferred.  However, the tax consequences of the various options are not always explained and parents can end up making inappropriate choices. 

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Super Bowl Commercials – The Good of 2016

On Monday, we discussed what I saw as the “best” of this year’s crop of Super Bowl commercials (which my sister tells me is two words – “Super Bowl”), and although the general consensus seemed to be that most of the commercials this year were mediocre, we did find some to love. A few people even privately asked me why other commercials weren’t included on that list (and they’re included on today’s), so there were more than those eight mentioned that hit as favorites.

Today, we’ll look at the ones that made my “good” list for 2016; surprisingly, there were more on here than I thought. I worked to narrow it down to five, with a few honorable mentions, and I had trouble knocking some off the list. So see what you ultimately think of this list, and whether there are some that you were fond of that I missed altogether.

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Philippe-André Tessier speaks on remedies for psychological harassment

February 10, 2016 — Yesterday, Philippe-André Tessier gave a talk on “Regards croisés sur l’arrêt Durocher de la Cour d’appel: cumul de recours en harcèlement psychologique”, along with Jessica Laforest, in-house counsel with the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST).

This activity, qualifying under the Bar of Quebec’s continuing education requirements, was presented by the Groupe des 2e mardis, an informal association of Montréal labour and employment lawyers acting on behalf of employers and unions alike.

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Location Matters: The Perils of Geographic Names as Trade-marks

photo-1451186859696-371d9477be93When choosing a trade or business name it may seem like a good idea to incorporate the location of your business into the name. There are benefits: it is helpful for marketing, it gives your audience an idea of where your business is and who your market is, it can help establish your business in a neighborhood, and it can help you build a brand based on community and locality.

However, using the location of your business in your trade or business name can cause difficulties when it comes to registering that name as a trade-mark. Under section 12(1) (b) of the Trade-marks Act, a trade-mark is not registerable if it is clearly descriptive or deceptively misdescriptive of the place of origin of the goods or services with which the trade-mark is used, unless that trade-mark has acquired distinctiveness through its use. 

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Seventeen Howard & Howard attorneys named to Illinois Super Lawyers and Illinois Rising Stars 2016

Royal Oak, Michigan, February 4, 2016: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that seventeen of our attorneys have been named to Illinois Super Lawyers® and Illinois Rising Stars 2016 as a result of a survey by Law & Politics Media, Inc. They were selected through a process which included peer evaluation and independent research. Only five percent of the attorneys in Illinois were named to the Super Lawyers list and two and one half percent to Rising Stars. 

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Paul L. Feldman Co-Chairs MCLE’s “Zoning Practice” Program

On January 26, Davis Malm shareholder Paul L. Feldman co-chaired the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) “Zoning Practice” Program. The full-day program covered a wide range of zoning topics. Mr. Feldman’s presentation focused on obtaining special permits and variances under municipal zoning by-laws.

Mr. Feldman’s real estate practice involves all aspects of real estate work, including acquisition, leasing, permitting, and financing. He represents several active and substantial real estate developers and handles transactions in many parts of the country. He appears before municipal boards and state agencies, as well as before all levels of the Massachusetts state court system. 

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Instagram: How Lawyers Can Use it & Get Noticed

iSGu85T8TXS9zXJ20iBU__MG_9585With Instagram finally announcing yesterday that they’re offering multi-account support (yay!) from within the app, it’s an appropriate time to talk about some marketing strategies for how to get noticed for using Instagram professionally. 

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New York Ethics Commission’s Proposed Regulation Draws Fire From Public Relations Firms

New York’s leading public ethics authority recently issued an Advisory Opinion expanding the reach of the State’s lobbying laws to public relations consultants. These rules could have far-reaching effects on the public relations industry.

The Advisory Opinion, however, has drawn fire from government officials, journalists and the public relations industry, who believe it raises serious practical questions and First Amendment concerns. For this reason, the new rules appear likely to be challenged in court.

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Low Tariff for Solar PV Projects: The Good and the Not So Good

Tariffs for solar power have been falling steadily since 2010 when the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (“JNNSM”) was launched – from the lowest tariff of ₹10.95 per kWh, discovered for photovoltaic (“PV”) projects in batch I of phase I of JNNSM, to ₹7.49 per kWh (being the lowest tariff discovered in reverse auctions based on discounted feed-in tariff) for PV projects in batch II of phase I of JNNSM, to a levelised tariff of ₹5.45 per kWh (₹4.95 per kWh in case benefit of accelerated depreciation is availed) for PV projects selected under reverse auctions based on viability gap funding (“VGF”) under batch I of phase II of JNNSM. 

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