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European Insolvency Regulation is being reformed

European Council Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 on insolvency proceedings has been applicable to insolvency proceedings in the territory of the Member States of the European Union as of 31 May 2002. The Insolvency Regulation established the European framework for cross-border insolvency proceedings and is applicable if the debtor has assets or creditors in more than one Member State. After a little over ten years of application, the European Commission has carried out a needs assessment and submitted a proposal to amend the Regulation (COM 2012/744). The proposed amendments address the practical problems in the application of the Regulation. The Commission proposal is currently before the Council of the European Union. More…

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Meet Peltonen LMR’s IP & Technology team at Slush 2013

Slush 2013 takes place on 13-14 November in Helsinki, Finland.

Slush is one of the top international startup events in the world. In 2012, the event reached more than 3,500 attendees.

Meet Peltonen LMR’s IP & Technology team members at Slush 2013!

More information: Peltonen LMR’s services for startups.

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Accomplished real estate attorney Patrick A. Karbowski joins the Detroit office of McDonald Hopkins law firm

Accomplished real estate attorney Patrick A. Karbowski joins the Detroit office of McDonald Hopkins law firm

Detroit, Michigan (November 13, 2013) – Experienced real estate attorney Patrick A. Karbowski has joined the Detroit office of McDonald Hopkins in the firm’s Business Department. Karbowski was previously with the law firm Butzel Long.

Karbowski comes to the business advisory and advocacy law firm with more than 25 years of experience practicing business and real estate law. His expertise covers a wide spectrum of complex real estate transactions and litigation involving real estate sales, acquisitions, development, title insurance, leasing, lending, property taxes, foreclosures and workouts.

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Supreme Court Certifies "Indirect Purchaser" Class Action Against Microsoft

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a class action commenced against Microsoft Corporation and Microsoft Canada (Microsoft) for allegedly overcharging for their operating systems may proceed in British Columbia ( Pro-Sys Consultants Ltd. v. Microsoft Corporation, 2013 SCC 57 )
The representative plaintiff in the class action alleged that, beginning in 1988, Microsoft engaged in unlawful conduct by overcharging for its Intel-compatible PC operating systems and Intel-compatible PC applications software.  The plaintiff sought certification of the class action under the British Columbia Class Proceedings Act (“Act“).   The proposed class is made up of ultimate consumers, known as “Indirect Purchasers” who acquired Microsoft products from re-sellers. 
The British Columbia Supreme Court certified the proceeding as a class action.  Microsoft appealed from that decision.  The British Columbia Court of Appeal allowed Microsoft’s appeal and dismissed the action, ruling that indirect purchaser actions were not available as a matter of law in Canada and therefore the class members had no cause of action. 
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Do "Spectacular" Infill Drill Results Require Disclosure?

By Vikram Dhir and Nick Ayling

A British Columbia Securities Commission (“BCSC“) decision earlier this year should be of interest to junior mining issuers, though we suggest that the decision should be followed with extreme caution. We note that this decision relied on specific facts and circumstances and should not be taken as standing for the proposition that infill drill results are not, per se, material.

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Samuel Levine presents real estate webinar

Arnstein & Lehr

Samuel Levine

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Samuel H. Levine presented a webinar for the Lorman Educational program on November 6. The program, titled “Allowances and Contingencies: How to Avoid Disputes” provided an overview regarding the agreements to use and implement allowances and contingencies during a construction project.

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Harley Storrings writes for HR.BLR.com on lawsuits filed by Amazon.com

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Harley Storrings

Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Harley Storrings wrote an article for HR.BLR.com on October 29 titled, “Preventing unpaid wage and overtime lawsuits.” In the article, Harley discusses how recent lawsuits filed by warehouse employees of Amazon.com bring to light the issue of unpaid wages and overtime compensation. Mr. Storrings stresses the importance of an employer having a clearly defined policy, as well as providing tips employers should consider implementing. The HR.BLR.com website provides advice to human resource professionals.

To read the article in full, please click here.

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Appeal to Help After Typhoon Haiyan

As many of you know, the ILN has two long-standing members in the Philippines. We have been watching closely and been in contact with them as the news came in about Typhoon Haiyan. Having been through Hurricane Sandy last year, we could only imagine the devastation caused by the Typhoon, which was a far stronger storm.

Fortunately, we have heard from our Philippine friends, who say that much of Manila was spared. However, many of the other islands were not so fortunate.

There are many ways that you can help, but one of our firms, Kapunan Garcia & Castillo Law Firm, works very closely with the Philippine Red Cross. If you are looking for ways to help those who are so desperately in need at this time, we recommend them as a good place to start. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Philippines at this time.

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HR- og ledelsesnetværk

Efter et succesfuldt Møde 1 om rekruttering af de rette medarbejdere er Netværkssamarbejdet i Midt- og Vestjylland nu klar med det næste gratis HR- og ledelsestilbud i rækken: Led dine medarbejdere rigtigt.

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Du er meget meget velkommen til at melde dig til arrangementet hos Jan Lindegaard på mail jlg@fcm.dk

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De La Salle Collegiate’s Networking Event for Legal Professionals (Jim Boutrous)

Who: Jim Boutrous was invited to sit on a panel of judges and lawyers at De La Salle Collegiate.

What: De La Salle Collegiate’s networking event for legal professionals. 

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