Enduring Powers of Attorney Guide

Our Wills and Probate Unit is pleased to bring you our brochure EPA, A Practical Guide to Enduring Powers of Attorney. You can download the brochure here. Please contact Kevin Doughan, Associate Solicitor, Wills and Probate Unit, for more information.

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Senior appointments grow Hall & Wilcox Sydney team

Leading independent business law firm Hall & Wilcox has made two senior appointments to grow its corporate and projects presence in the Sydney market and add further depth of expertise nationally.

Paul O’Donnell joins the firm’s Projects team as a partner with a focus on the energy and resources sector.

Paul has extensive experience in the development of energy projects and acquisitions, energy trading and regulation, with a particular focus on renewable energy. Paul’s clients include companies from throughout the energy sector in Australia and internationally.

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Gochnour-PhotoRoyal Oak, Michigan, October 18, 2016: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Wade B. Gochnour has been selected to the Class of 2017 Leadership Henderson Program. Mr. Gochnour, who resides in our Las Vegas office, concentrates his practice in the areas of business law, commercial litigation and construction law.
“Leadership Henderson is a nonprofit organization under the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Designed as a program of exploration and examination, Leadership Henderson examines issues, asks critical questions and strives to provide answers that do not conform to the status quo.

The program is an eight-month course devoted to educating and empowering civic-minded professionals with a goal of building and maintaining a strong network of effective community leaders. Through panel presentations by community leaders and experts, simulations, plus hands-on experiences, participants learn about current issues pertaining to local economy, government, social services, health, gaming, business and education that effect the residents and businesses that call Henderson home. Selection of participants (both acknowledged and aspiring leaders) is based upon demonstrated leadership experience, potential, and abilities.” (

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International Lawyers Network Welcomes New Firm in Australia, Hall & Wilcox

OJankowskyThe International Lawyers Network is pleased to announce it has welcomed a new member firm, Hall & Wilcox, a leading Australian law firm with 65+ partners and offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra and Newcastle. Hall & Wilcox act nationally for Australian based clients and multinational clients with Australian interests, across a number of key practice areas and industries.

The firm’s purpose is to enable its clients, its people and its communities to thrive by practising smarter law. Smarter law is how Hall & Wilcox works with clients to achieve their business objectives and prosper in times of change.jbarrett

Hall & Wilcox is ranked in a number of key practice areas in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 including banking and finance, dispute resolution, employment, real estate and restructuring and insolvency and Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 has ranked three partners as leaders in their respective fields. In addition, a number of the firm’s lawyers are listed in the 2016/2017 Best Lawyers in Australia.

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Establishing a Business Entity in Ireland

We are pleased to present to you our corporate guide to Establishing a Business Entity in Ireland.

Establishing a Business Entity: An International Guide was published this month by the International Lawyers Network (ILN), of which the firm are a member. The collaborative electronic guide offers a summary of key corporate law principles in 22 countries across the globe, serving as a quick, practical reference for those establishing an entity in these jurisdictions. Our corporate team at HOMS Solicitors drafted and contributed the Irish segment of the guide. The full 222 page international guide can be viewed here.

The ILN is an exclusive, invitation only, association of 91 high-quality, full-service law firms with over 5,000 lawyers world-wide. The Network provides us with easily accessible legal services in 67 countries on six continents. The ILN was a finalist in the Global Network of the Year Award in the Lawyer European Awards 2016.

For more information on establishing a business entity in Ireland please contact George Kennedy, Partner and head of our Corporate and Commercial Department.

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Dej-Udom & Associates business and legal update for September 2016

ASEAN Economic Community News
New Connectivity Master Plan
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) adopted the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025 (MPAC 2025) in Vientiane earlier this month. Under the MPAC 2015, five strategic areas: sustainable infrastructure, digital innovation, seamless logistics, regulatory excellence, and people mobility have been targeted for increased development. To help ensure efficient implementation of the plan, ASEAN member states will need to concentrate on six core areas: strong focus and targets, clear governance and ownership, clear and aligned plans, presence of core skills, incentives, and finance, proactive stakeholder engagement, and robust performance management.

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Hard Brexit and UK Trade: A Bold Step?

The recent Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham has served to reinforce expectations of a “hard Brexit” when the UK seeks to negotiate withdrawal arrangements with the other EU Member States. The discussions are likely to be difficult and protracted, with no guarantee of a satisfactory outcome.

In view of that situation, Charles Proctor has been reviewing the options for the UK and has concluded that there may be a more radical solution. His proposal is outlined in the attached Briefing.

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Look the Business Event

HOMS Solicitors Dublin office are looking forward to hosting a number of tables at the Gloss “Look the Business” event to which we have invited some of our female clients to enjoy a fun evening of networking with champagne and cocktails, speakers, supper and fashion. This very popular event is the Gloss Magazine’s evening of fashion and inspiration for working women and it will take place on 19th October 2016 at the RDS.

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Supporting Anti-Fraud Conference

HOMS Solicitors are delighted to be breakfast sponsors for the Insurance Ireland Anti-Fraud Conference which is to be held at Croke Park this Wednesday 12th October 2016. Insurance fraud is an issue which directly results in higher insurance premiums and affects all policyholders.

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Royal Oak, Michigan, October 4, 2016: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Kaela J. Joyner has joined the firm. She will practice out of the firm’s Las Vegas, Nevada office.
Ms. Joyner concentrates her practice in intellectual property with a focus on trademarks. She has experience conducting trademark clearance searches, analyzing the existing use of desired marks, evaluating trademark and infringement dilution concerns, and rendering opinions regarding registrability. She is also skilled at identifying copyright, trade dress, and design patent opportunities.

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