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International Lawyers Network

The International Lawyers Network (ILN) is a leading association of 91 high-quality, full-service independent law firms.

Since 1988, the ILN has helped its members keep pace with today’s global economy, through access to the tremendous strength and depth of the combined expertise of 5,000 lawyers in 66 countries on six continents.

ILN member firms are among the most respected and most experienced counsel in their jurisdictions. Clients’ increasing need for reliable foreign counsel is well-met by the personalized, high-quality and cost-effective legal services provided by ILN member firms. Unique to the ILN are the strong personal and professional relationships among its members and their clients developed over the past 30 years. Far from a mere directory, the ILN is an affiliation of lawyers who gather on a regional and worldwide basis annually and work routinely with each other to address client requirements and needs.

Each of the ILN’s member firms is international in outlook and staffed by highly trained senior attorneys, who are experts in a broad range of practice areas. ILN members have demonstrated experience in working successfully with international companies. They are independent, mid-sized firms within their jurisdictions, and are committed to the focus of the International Lawyers Network, admitted to the Network only after a rigorous application process. The ILN provides clients with high-quality service from experienced local counsel who work in firms that maintain excellent reputations in their own countries. This means that clients have immediate access to attorneys who are native, both linguistically and culturally, to the country of interest.

The ILN’s international directory app is available for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones. To access the app, click here or log on to ILNmobile.com from your smartphone.

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Cleaver Fulton Rankin continues growth trajectory with new appointments

Cleaver Fulton Rankin is delighted to welcome six new employees, including both legal and business professionals, to its market-leading commercial team.

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Australian Blockchain Mission to Shanghai and Taipei

Hall & Wilcox Special Counsel John Bassilios was part of the recent Australian Blockchain Mission to Shanghai and Taipei. He shares his key takeaways from the mission, which was organised by Austrade and the Australian Digital Commerce Association. 

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Crowd-sourced funding for proprietary companies – Why you might or might not

Crowd-sourced funding (CSF) is almost a reality for proprietary companies. Businesses in Australia will soon be able to access CSF without needing to convert into or incorporate an unlisted public company. If you caught our earlier article, you’ll know the existing CSF regime will extend to proprietary companies. In this article, we look at how it is different to crowd-sourced fund as a proprietary company and what are some obligations in undertaking CSF as a proprietary company.

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Financial Services in Focus – Issue 11

Funds and financial products

Senate passes crowd-sourced funding legislation for proprietary companies

On 12 September, the Senate passed the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Bill 2017 (Cth), with amendments.

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Community Bank Regulatory Relief: Exam Cycle and Small Holding Companies

In August 2018, the federal banking agencies issued two interim rules implementing provisions of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act of 2018 (EGRRCPA) intended to reduce regulatory burdens on banks, thrifts, and their holding companies. On August 23, the federal banking agencies issued joint interim final rules allowing qualifying insured depository institutions with under $3.0 billion in total assets to benefit from an extended 18-month examination schedule in place of the former 12-month schedule. And on August 28, the Federal Reserve issued an interim final rule expanding the applicability of its small bank holding company policy statement to bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies with consolidated assets of up to $3.0 billion.

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Two RCCB Attorneys Named New York Metro Super Lawyers

Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC (RCCB), a law firm offering a distinctive combination of practical business acumen, legal expertise and entrepreneurial passion, is pleased to announce that Partners Marc E. Hirschfield and Marc Skapofhave been selected to the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the New York metropolitan area are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

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Don’t forget your de facto spouse in your estate planning!

Whereas they were a rarity half a century ago, unwed couples are now quite common.  In Quebec, especially, where this author practises, 38% of couples are de facto couples.

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Top Five Takeaways from MedPAC’s Meeting on Medicare Issues and Policy Developments – September 2018

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (“MedPAC”) met in Washington, D.C., on September 6-7, 2018. The purpose of this and other public meetings of MedPAC is for the commissioners to analyze existing challenges and issues within the Medicare program and to provide future policy recommendations to Congress. MedPAC issues these recommendations in two annual reports, one in March and another in June. These meetings offer a comprehensive perspective on the current state of Medicare as well as future outlooks for the program.

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Insurers Update: Changes to the Rules of the Superior Courts: Adopting Proceedings in the High Court

The Rules of the Superior Courts have been amended. There is now no longer a requirement to issue a Notice of Motion to Adopt a matter to the High Court pursuant to an Order to Transfer from the Circuit Court to the High Court having been made.

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Compliance With Florida’s “Generator” Laws

Earlier this year, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law HB7099 and SPB7028(collectively referred to as the “Bills”), ratifying emergency rules that require nursing homes and assisted living facilities to acquire alternative power sources- such as generators- and fuel in preparation of the upcoming hurricane season. See Rule 59A-4.1265and Rule 58A-5.036. These rules were enacted after 14 residents died from heat-related illnesses and complications during Hurricane Irma last year when a Florida nursing home lost power to its air conditioning units for three days.

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