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Kochański Zięba Rapala and Partners advises courier firm Siódemka S.A. on agreement for issue of bonds worth PLN 60,000,000

Kochański Zięba Rapala and Partners has been advising a company in the  Abris Capital Partners investment fund portfolio – Siódemka S.A. on an issue handled by BRE Bank S.A. (as the Issue Agent, Dealer, Paying Agent and Depositary) on a bond issue of a total nominal value of PLN 60,000,000. The bonds are to be issued on 6 December 2013.

The issue agreement provides for an obligation on the part of BRE Bank S.A. to take up all of the bonds issued by Siódemka S.A. according to the rules laid down in the issue agreement. More…

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ILN-terviews: Bill Ruskin, Epstein Becker & Green

Welcome to ILN-terviews, a series of profiles of ILN member firm attorneys, designed to give a unique insight into the lawyers who make up our Network. For our latest interview, we chose ILN member, Bill Ruskin of our member firm, Epstein Becker & Green in New York!

In one sentence, how would you describe your practice?
At its core, I defend corporate clients who are alleged to have caused harm to persons or property due to their manufacturing or marketing of products or by their historical waste disposal practices.

Who would be your typical client?
A typical client is someone who makes something.

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Oct. 2: Webinar on Workplace Violence and Active Shooter Scenarios – Protecting Your Employees

We’d like to recommend an upcoming complimentary webinar, “Addressing and Responding to Workplace Violence and Active Shooter Scenarios to Protect Your Employees” (Oct. 2, 2:00 p.m. EDT), by our Epstein Becker Green colleagues Kara M. Maciel, Susan Gross Sholinsky, and Christopher M. Locke, with Daniel Hess and Lynne Cripe of The KonTerra Group, an employee assistance program provider that regularly counsels employees undergoing stressful life events that can lead to violence. 

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Oct. 2: Webinar on Workplace Violence and Active Shooter Scenarios – Protecting Your Employees

We’d like to recommend an upcoming complimentary webinar, “Addressing and Responding to Workplace Violence and Active Shooter Scenarios to Protect Your Employees” (Oct. 2, 2:00 p.m. EDT), by our Epstein Becker Green colleagues Kara M. Maciel, Susan Gross Sholinsky, and Christopher M. Locke, with Daniel Hess and Lynne Cripe of The KonTerra Group, an employee assistance program provider that regularly counsels employees undergoing stressful life events that can lead to violence.

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Support for idea of specialist personal injury court

The Scottish Government has published details on the responses received to its consultation on proposals to restructure the way civil cases and summary criminal cases are dealt with by the courts in Scotland.

The Government apparently received 115 responses, and said that there was a very clear majority support for almost all proposals and concepts detailed in the consultation.

One of the proposals included in the consultation exercise was the creation of a specialist personal injury court with an all-Scotland jurisdiction.

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Robert E. McKenzie authors article for Forbes on IRS penalties

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Robert E. McKenzie

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Robert E. McKenzie authored a September 1 article for Forbes’ website titled, “Reducing IRS Penalties.” The article discusses with readers the millions of penalties they face as taxpayers from the IRS. Mr. McKenzie provides advice on your rights, if subjected to penalties, and how to dispute them.

To read the article in full, please click here.

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Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article focuses on issues James Durkin faces as new Illinois GOP House leader

James Durkin

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner and newly elected Illinois GOP House leader James B. Durkin was interviewed by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on September 10. The article titled, “For Durkin, it’s time to balance policy, politics” discusses with Mr. Durkin about balancing politics and policy, his support for the race for governor and his thoughts on a proposal to limit the term of legislators.

To read the article in full, please click here.

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TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE successfully represents AS Rīgas Dzirnavnieks: the case on alleged cartel initiated by the Latvian Competition Council terminated without finding violation

Andra RubeneMatīss RostoksMāra Stabulniece

On 6 September 2013, after two years of investigation, the Latvian Competition Council  (the CC) terminated the case on alleged cartel agreement within the framework of participation in a number of public procurements organized by the Rural Support Service without finding violation in actions of AS Rīgas Dzirnavnieks. Irrespective of the concerns about alleged competition law violation repeatedly raised by the CC during the course of the case investigation, as the result of the case investigation the CC concluded that there had not been direct communication between the competitors on the tender proposal, and the actions of the participants of the case, when participating in the public procurements, can be justified by objective circumstances. Since March 2013 AS Rīgas Dzirnavnieks has been represented by Tark Grunte Sutkiene partner Andra Rubene, associate Māra Stabulniece and associate Matīss Rostoks.

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Randall Sidlosca to speak at International Real Estate Congress

Randall Sidlosca

Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Randall L. Sidlosca is slated to speak at the November 3-5 International Real Estate Congress in Miami. The Congress is hosted by the Miami Association of Realtors. More than 300 realtors are expected from around the U.S. and world to learn about the latest international trends, how to market their properties, establish international business relationships, and continue their professional development. This year’s conference will bring together an array of nationally and internationally known real estate industry experts, forecasters, and national speakers to address the hottest industry issues, including factors that are influencing trends in international real estate investment and development.

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Barry Katz selected as featured professional in Networking Insight newsletter

Barry Katz

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Barry R. Katz was profiled in the September issue of Networking Insight e-newsletter as the Featured Professional. The newsletter is a publication of Jacobsohn.com, a website dedicated to providing professionals with educational opportunities related to networking.

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