HOMS News Issue 1 2016

In this our latest edition of HOMS News, I would like to advise of an HOMS Project “Getting Ahead of the Curve”.

HOMS has been working with external consultants, Ingenium, (a company set up by Hugh O’Donnell formerly of Kentz) to carry out a strategic reorganisation of the business to better position the firm to grow towards 2020 and to serve your needs in an ever changing environment.

At HOMS, we are always looking forward, anticipating new developments and building effective responses to best represent you, our valued clients. We are seeking to further develop our firm to be the foremost provider of choice for expert legal services throughout Ireland. Our challenge is to keep evolving, to innovate and to deepen our relationship with you, our clients, to get you ahead of the curve. We see technology driving change and we as a business want to understand your needs further. We are undergoing a process of renewal and reorganisation to better serve your needs. We are investing in our people and building our succession plan to bring continuity in the delivery of legal services to you.

Our mission has been redefined as:-

“Providing a wide range of legal services nationwide, delivering quality, knowledge, experience and value, working in partnership with our clients, investing in our people by supporting the communities in which we operate.”

Over the coming months, we will reach out to you to engage you on this journey in Getting Ahead of the Curve.

I hope you enjoy this latest edition of HOMS News. Thank you for your continued support.

Kind regards,
Harry Fehily, Managing Partner
Holmes O’Malley Sexton Solicitors

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2025-planen for erhvervsdrivende

Den 30. august 2016 offentliggjorde regeringen sin plan, som skal løse fremtidens udfordringer for dansk økonomi frem til 2025.

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Dress Codes at Work: increasingly relaxed or more contentious than ever?

Work dress codes appear, to this writer at least, to be somewhat more relaxed today than was the case 20 years ago, or even as recently as five years ago, when Swiss financial services giant UBS was widely ridiculed for having issued to staff a dress code 44 pages long. This more relaxed approach may be down to a variety of factors, such as a greater tolerance of personal expression, the blurring of boundaries between home and work in these days of “agile working”, and/or the example set by high profile hoodie/T-shirt-wearing billionaires.

And yet, work dress codes have been much in the news this year.

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Cut from the right cloth?

Recent board moves have reignited the discussion in relation to the composition of luxury fashion brand boards. In June of this year, Alexander Wang, Creative Director of the eponymous label he launched in 2005, added the roles of Chief Executive and Chairman to his list of responsibilities. Meanwhile, just a few weeks later, Burberry moved in the opposite direction, when it announced that Christopher Bailey, its Chief Executive Officer, was to hand over control of the company’s day-to-day management as part of a board overhaul prompted by criticism from investors. Luxury goods veteran Marco Gobbetti is to take over from Bailey as Chief Executive, whilst Bailey will become President, alongside his existing role of Chief Creative Officer.

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How to follow USCIS policy when investor is a minor

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Ronald Fieldstone

Ronald R. Fieldstone

There has been a lot of recent discussion on an investment by a minor and how it is treated by USCIS, in addition to the corporate issues related. The key factors to be considered are the following:

  1. A minor can be an investor. This was verbally confirmed by one of the Deputies of USCIS to me personally at the Miami Stakeholders Meeting on July 28, 2016.
  2. The key component of a minor Subscriber is USCIS’s concern that the investment is not voidable or void.
  3. Generally, the state law stated in the Subscription Agreement and/or Operating Agreement would apply as to what law would determine the enforceability of the investment contract. This will be discussed below. Independently, I checked with Chinese counsel who acknowledged that a minor is generally under the age of 18 and that a parent can sign for a minor as a guardian providing there is proof of the parent’s capacity.
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Gläubigerversammlung der Pohland Herrenkleidung positiv verlaufen

Köln, 20. September 2016. Heute fand die Gläubigerversammlung der Pohland Herrenkleidung GmbH & Co KG statt. Die Gläubigerversammlung unterstützt das Insolvenzplanvorhaben. Die Unternehmensfortführung läuft wie geplant.

„Wir sind sehr zufrieden mit dem Verlauf der Gläubigerversammlung“, sagt Rechtsanwältin Dr. Bettina E. Breitenbücher von der bundesweit tätigen Kanzlei KÜBLER, die Pohland mit ihrem Team beratend zur Seite steht. „Die Gläubiger unterstützen das Insolvenzplanverfahren, was für den erfolgreichen Verlauf des Insolvenzverfahrens unabdingbar ist.“

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QUIW Networking Event

HOMS Solicitors enjoyed hosting the invitation only evening Quarterly in the West (QUIW) networking event at the Strand Hotel, Limerick on Thursday 8th September 2016. The event was hosted to encourage engagement and transaction flow by bringing together people involved in the M&A and corporate finance community, including corporate banking, venture capital and private equity investors, corporate finance advisors, accountants, corporate lawyers and other stakeholders.

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Shutts & Bowen welcomes four new attorneys

Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce the addition of four new attorneys to the firm. These new hires bring a diverse range of legal experience to support our more than 30 practice areas.

Alamea Deedee Bitran (Law Clerk, Fort Lauderdale) is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. Deedee focuses her practice on transactional and litigation cases. Deedee previously served as a Judicial Intern to the Honorable Ivan F. Fernandez in the Third District Court of Appeal.

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Howard & Howard continues to expand Los Angeles office

Royal Oak, Michigan, September 20, 2016: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Brandon M. Garrett has joined the firm. He will practice out of the firm’s Los Angeles Office.
Mr. Garrett concentrates his practice in franchising and transactional business matters. He has assisted in the development and formation of dozens of franchise concepts in a variety of industries, including the preparation of disclosure documents and related agreements in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Garrett has negotiated franchise agreements on behalf of both franchisees and franchisors. He has also represented clients in response to various state administrative actions and investigations.
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Preparing a Benefits Program in Advance of the DOL’s Overtime Rule – Employment Law This Week

In a “Tip of the Week” segment on Employment Law This Week, Will Hansen, Senior Vice President of Retirement Policy for The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), offers some advice on preparing a benefits program in advance of the Department of Labor’s overtime rule:

“The Department of Labor’s Final Rule increasing the overtime exemption threshold to $47,476 dollars will not only have an impact on the wages an employee receives, but also the benefits that they receive. In advance of these changes taking effect on December 1st, it’s important for companies to review their benefit programs. First, they should determine whether there will be any increase or decrease in the overtime wages provided, as well as an increase or decrease in salaried over hourly employees. Next, they should examine the financial impact any change in their workforce will have on the company. . . . Lastly, the company should look at other benefits, such as paid sick leave or commuter transit benefits to see if there will be a change in participation which would have an impact on costs.”

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