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HOMS Solicitors Support Symptomatic Breast Service Unit, University Hospital Limerick

HOMS Solicitors supported and attended the Greenhills Hotel International Women’s Day Luncheon in aid of the Symptomatic Breast Service Unit, University Hospital Limerick on Sunday, 12th March 2017.

The Limerick Rotary Club and Soroptimist Club celebrated International Women’s Day by organising the charity luncheon. The theme was “Inspiring women”.

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E-Commerce and the obligation to inform consumers about the ODR platform

All companies established in the EU, which are conducting e-commerce business, shall provide information about ODR (Online Dispute Resolution) and a link to the European Commission’s online platform ODR on their web sites, see http://ec.europa.eu/odr. This applies also when the company only offers its products or services to consumers on the Swedish market. Furthermore, the e-commerce company shall present their e-mail address and the web address and e-mail address of the Swedish National Board for Consumer Disputes (Sw.  Allmänna Reklamationsnämnden – ARN) on its web site. ARN has been appointed as the Swedish ODR institute. Information about the ODR platform and ARN shall also be provided in the company’s general terms and conditions.

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Sit, Fung, Kwong & Shum acts for Lau

We acted for Mr. Joseph Lau, Luen-hung in the distribution of all the 74.99% shares in Chinese Estates Holdings Limited indirectly held under a discretionary trust founded by him. Chinese Estates is company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock Code: 127) with market capitalisation of over HK$20 billion. After the distribution on 1 March 2017, Mr. Lau Ming Wai (the son of Mr. Joseph Lau) and Ms Chan Hoi Wan (the spouse of Mr. Joseph Lau), as trustee for her minor children Lau Chung-hok and Lau, Sau-wah, indirectly hold shares representing approximately 24.97% and 50.02% of the total issued share capital of Chinese Estates respectively.

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Mexicana Bimbo escala conflicto con Canal 13 y exige pago de US$65 millones

Ideal acusa que gastó $803.294.756 en contratos para mejorar reputación tras la emisión del programa de Contacto del canal ligado a Andrónico Luksic. El 9 de julio de 2013 la relación entre Ideal, filial del gigante Bimbo, y Canal 13 se quebró. La emisión del capítulo denominado “Alimentos saludables: ¿gato por liebre?” del programa Contacto cortó la relación entre ambos, y esta vez el conflicto volvió a escalar.

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Equal employment opportunity rights of disabled persons

As a constant reminder to our staff and also as information available to clients with actual or intended activities within the territory of the Republic of Panama, we refer to the most important aspects of the latest reforms in our legislation concerning equal opportunities and considerations for disabled persons.  The reforms and new provisions enacted under Law 15 of the 31st of May, 2016 should always be kept in mind and under strict compliance.

 

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Three Shutts Attorneys Recognized by DBR for Professional Excellence

The Daily Business Review recently recognized three Shutts & Bowen attorneys for their achievements in the legal profession. Partners Bowman Brown, Daniel Barsky and Daniel Benavides will be honored at the publication’s Professional Excellence awards event to be held on May 24 at the Rusty Pelican Miami.

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Supreme Court Rules That Former NLRB Acting General Counsel Served in Violation of Federal Law

On March 21, 2017, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the National Labor Relations Board’s former Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon served in violation of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 3345, et seq. (“FVRA”) when he continued in that position after President Barack Obama nominated him for a full term as General Counsel.

By a 6 to 2 vote, the Justices affirmed an August 2015 decision by the D.C. Circuit, which found that Solomon improperly served as Acting General Counsel during the almost three-year period between January 2011 and late 2013 while his nomination for confirmation as  the Board’s General Counsel languished in the Republican-controlled Senate.  Ultimately, Obama withdrew Solomon’s nomination and put forward Richard F. Griffin, Jr., who was eventually confirmed on October 29, 2013.

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Fair go mate – Why funding of CLCs should be increased, not decreased

Community Legal Centres (CLCs) are independent, not-for-profit community organisations providing equitable and accessible legal services. They support those in our community who are disadvantaged socially, economically or culturally, and often provide their only access to legal services. In doing do CLCs correct societal imbalance and give support and a voice to those who otherwise would not have it.

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IP Court has clarified that the use of a “plot generating object” in a movie may constitute copyright infringement

In mid-February, the Russian Intellectual Property Court issued an interesting decision, in which it indicated when filmmakers have to obtain a copyright owner’s consent for use of a movie prop.

Under the auspices of the case, Pan Press Publisher filed a lawsuit against Ren-TV TV Channel and AN-film Production Company claiming that its book cover design was illegally used in an episode of a comic TV series.

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Tax treaties in Russia: 2016 updates

Russia has a quite extensive network of tax treaties, with the vast majority of tax treaties being conventions for elimination of double taxation with respect to taxes on income and on capital and the prevention of tax evasion and avoidance ( here and after – double tax treaties). As of January, 1 2017 Russia has 82 double tax treaties in force.

In 2016 Russia has strengthened its tax cooperation with Asian countries and made steps towards automatic exchange of information.

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