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A statutory meaning of ‘charity’… What does this mean for your organisation?

Finally after 400 years, a statutory definition of charity has been introduced in Australia.  The Charities Act 2013 (Cth) (the Act) received royal assent on the 29 June 2013 and will come into force on the 1 January 2014.  You can access the Act here. More…

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Gadens donates important Aboriginal art to Queensland Art Gallery

Paul Spiro, Chairman of Gadens Brisbane, has recently donated a piece of art to the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) on behalf of the firm.

The stunning piece, titled Albert Namatjira – Traditional Morph (series), is by one of Australia’s leading contemporary Aboriginal artists, Ron Hurley, who passed away in 2002. It is comprised of pencil, ink and synthetic polymer paint on paper and has now been taken into the Collection of QAG, to be displayed in their gallery. More…

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Grads@Gadens

In line with the firm’s progressive approach to legal services, Gadens was the first firm of its size to replace the traditional Supervised Workplace Training Program with a Newly Admitted Lawyers Program.  Grads@Gadens is the program through which we attract and retain talent within the firm.  We strive to create a work environment that is both professionally and financially rewarding.

Once on our program you will immediately receive challenging and varied work with a high level of responsibility. More…

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Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year in Australia

Gadens was recently awarded ‘Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year in Australia’ in the 2013 International Global Law Experts Awards.

The International Global Law Experts Awards endorse leading attorneys throughout the world in all areas of service. The Global Law Experts (GLE) handbook is a valuable tool for business leaders, in-house counsel, high net-worth individuals, operations directors, investors, accountants, banks, and the general population seeking quality legal advice. More…

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Gadens’ Perth office acquires Corporate specialist

Leading independent Australian law firm Gadens is pleased to announce the appointment of Corporate/M&A partner David Perks, effective 2 September 2013.

Formerly a partner at King & Wood Mallesons, David specialises in energy, resources and projects. More…

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McDonald Hopkins Energy Forum focuses on job creation: Featuring Stephen Moore of The Wall Street Journal

Cleveland, Ohio (September 3, 2013) – McDonald Hopkins law firm will focus on job creation in the shale gas industry at its sixth Energy Forum on September 11, 2013. Featuring keynote speaker and panelist Stephen Moore of The Wall Street Journal, the Energy Forum will be webcast live from the firm’s Cleveland office.

The shale boom is fueling business opportunities in the natural gas supply chain as oil and gas companies continue to aggressively transition from exploration to development. Thus, job creation is being stimulated in many sectors – from manufacturing, construction and transportation, to natural gas, chemicals and professional services.

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SCOTT MARRS APPOINTED TO PANEL OF ARBITRATORS

Scott D. Marrs

Scott Marrs, a Partner in the Houston office of Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, has been appointed by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) to its Panel of Distinguished Arbitrators.

Marrs has more than 24 years of experience counseling clients in litigation and arbitration matters involving international, energy (oil and gas exploration, production, transportation, storage, power, petrochemical, energy marketing, well service), intellectual property (patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets and covenant not to compete litigation), commercial, and product liability matters in state and federal courts, in both national and international forums. More…

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Lidings: New Client Wins in Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare

Lidings continues to affirm its reputation as a leading legal advisor to the pharmaceuticals sector in Russia. The firm has been engaged to advise a large Swiss biopharmaceutical manufacturer Actelion, and a well-known Latvian company Grindex, leading pharmaceutical company in the Baltic states.
“One of the important things to acknowledge when advising pharmaceutical companies is the wide range of legal issues your clients are facing in their day to day activities”, comments Andrey Zelenin, partner and head of Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare practice at Lidings. “By way of an example, both clients mentioned above placed their requests for legal counsel following increase in their marketing efforts in the Russian market. Our advice in these cases covered interaction with medical representatives and practical effects of the applicable restrictions, as well as advice on entering into co-marketing agreements with another company well-represented in Russia”.
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Lidings represents Belorusneft in Russia

The Republican Unitary Enterprise Production Association Belorusneft, a leading oil enterprise in the Republic of Belarus, has chosen Lidings to represent it in Russia. Lidings will advise the energy giant on corporate and tax matters and ensure protection of its assets during implementation of investment projects.

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The Ninth Circuit Enforces An Arbitration Agreement Containing A Class Action Waiver, Joining The Majority Of Courts Who Have Considered And Declined To Follow The NLRB’s Decision In D.R. Horton

By: Marisa Ratinoff

Like the Second Circuit, the Ninth Circuit recently enforced an Ernst & Young LLP arbitration agreement, reversing the district court’s denial of a motion to compel arbitration in a wage and hour suit brought by a former employee.

The lower court initially ruled that Ernst & Young had waived its right to arbitrate by delaying its assertion of the defense, but the Ninth Circuit reversed finding Richards failed to establish that he suffered any prejudice from Ernst & Young’s delay.

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