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Māra Stabulniece on the new regulation of the pre-procurement consulting

On 11 April 2017, “Jurista Vārds” published an article by Māra Stabulniece, Attorney from Tark Grunte Sutkiene, on the new regulation of the pre-procurement consulting. Article 18 of the Public Procurement Law contains a regulation on the pre-procurement consulting, which is new in Latvia, while it does not prescribe for the new right of customers to consult suppliers, but only set out the provisions for application of such right.

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Betalingen ontvangen van bijna-failliete vennootschappen

Betalingen ontvangen van bijna failliete vennootschappen, blijft lastig. Wanneer kan de curator in faillissement die betalingen later weer terugvorderen? Bas Ebels schreef een noot onder een uitspraak van de Rechtbank Limburg waarin de bewindvoerder in voorlopige surseance met succes een betaling aan het advocatenkantoor, die de aspirant sursiet had begeleid bij de aanvraag van de surseance, terugvorderde. Erg zuur voor de advocaten, maar juridisch juist. Wees dus op uw hoede als u betaald krijgt door een klant in moeilijkheden.”

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Illinois: Chicago’s checkout bag tax explained

The Windy City has recently posted updated guidance on its website to explain the various requirements and procedures put in place since the $0.07 checkout bag tax took effect, on February 1, 2017. Though retailers are not required to, most are likely to pass the tax on to consumers.
Normally, the wholesaler who sells checkout bags to a store is to collect the tax, but if a store receives bags from a wholesaler who has not collected the tax, the obligation is on the store.
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Supporting Pieta House Darkness Into Light

HOMS Solicitors are continuing our support of Pieta House with the upcoming Darkness Into Light 5km event on Saturday, 6th May 2017.

Seán Fitzgerald and Rachael O’Shaughnessy, Senior Solicitors in our litigation department, attended the launch of this unique event at the Clayton Hotel on 5th April 2017 and are pictured with the Mayor of Limerick City and County, Kieran O’Hanlon, and representatives of the Limerick City Darkness Into Light Committee.

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Howard & Howard expands corporate transactional practice

Royal Oak, Michigan, April 13, 2017: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Matthew P. Breuer has joined the firm. He will practice out of the firms Royal Oak office.

Mr. Breuer concentrates his practice in the area of business transactions and corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations of business entities and real estate. He counsels clients regarding all aspects of various business transactions including stock purchase acquisitions, business asset purchases, joint ventures, consulting/independent contractor arrangements, employment agreements, investment/governance agreements, financing transactions, licensing agreements, assignment of membership interests/stock, and real property leasing and purchase transactions.

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Redefining skills training for an ageing demographic: higher education policy and vocational guidance

“I think there’s a world market for maybe five computers.” –  Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943

“Status Quo. Latin for the mess we’re in.” – Jeve Moorman

I confess that I never paid much attention to those retirement commercials. You know the ones with a distinguished silver-haired white male effortlessly swinging his golf club, or sitting on his yacht in some exotic location? Nor did I pay much attention to those AARP ads. After all, I was not “old” and I was never going to get old, if I could help it. And I’m a Canadian so why would AARP matter. I’ve played a decent and even competitive game of tennis for most of my natural life. And my wife and I are both conservative lawyers with carefully conceived tax and estate plans. We’re doing just fine.

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Top Five Takeaways from MedPAC’s Meeting on Medicare Issues and Policy Developments – April 2017

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (“MedPAC”) met in Washington, DC, on April 6-7, 2017. The purpose of this and other public meetings of MedPAC is for the commissioners to review the issues and challenges facing the Medicare program and then make policy recommendations to Congress. MedPAC issues these recommendations in two annual reports, one in March and another in June. MedPAC’s meetings can provide valuable insight into the state of Medicare, the direction of the program moving forward, and the content of MedPAC’s next report to Congress.

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Mexico-Based Homex Reaches Settlement with the SEC

The Daily Journal interviewed Stradling shareholder Kathleen Marcus, co-chair of the Enforcement Defense & Investigations practice group and chair of the Compliance & Corporate Governance practice group, for an article about Desarrolladora Homex, a prominent Mexico-based homebuilding company, accused of falsely reporting the sale of more than 100,000 homes to boost company revenues. Without denying or admitting the allegations, the company reached a settlement with the SEC on March 5. In written comments to the Daily Journal, Marcus, a former SEC enforcement attorney, explained that although the consequences of accounting fraud are generally severe, they may have been mitigated in this case due to the fact that Homex’s “management cooperated with the investigation and appear to have negotiated some leniency for the entity with the SEC. While they are barred from offering securities, the SEC did not sanction them with a penalty.”

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KLA recommended by international publication Chambers Global 2017, Latin Lawyer 250 and Leaders League

The KLA was once again recognized by the internationally renowned Chambers Global 2017 , Latin Lawyer 250 and Leaders League publications . Congratulations to all those involved!
Check the results:

Chambers Global – An international reference publication ranking rankings for the best lawyers and law firms in the world.

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Fladgate announces senior associate promotions

As part of the firm’s Route to Partnership policy, Fladgate is delighted to announce the promotions to senior associate of Leigh Callaway (dispute resolution), Zehra Kofturcu (corporate), Yulia Leyko (corporate) and Peter Reynolds (dispute resolution).

Charles Wander, chairman of Fladgate comments: “We congratulate those promoted to senior associate.  These appointments reflect the partnership’s confidence in future growth after another strong year for the firm and illustrate the opportunities for high quality lawyers within the firm.”

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