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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. Request more information about ILN membership here.

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What to Know about the Amendment to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act

The Illinois Legislature recently passed a bipartisan bill, available here, that seeks to significantly amend the Illinois Freedom to Work Act (820 ILCS § 90) and impose restrictions on the use of non-competition and non-solicitation (employee and customer) restrictive covenants for Illinois employees. The bill is expected to be signed by Governor Pritzker, and would take effect on January 1, 2022. The bill is not retroactive and only applies to restrictive covenants entered into after January 1, 2022.

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THE ULTIMATE BENEFICIAL OWNER IN THE SCOPE OF COMBATING MONEY LAUNDERING AND TERRORIST FINANCING

Summary:
The regime of Law no. 83/2017, of 18 August has strengthened the rules and obligations aimed at preventing the use of the financial system and of specially designated activities and professions for the purposes of money laundering and terrorist financing, imposing on the obliged entities several obligations, namely of reporting and identification.

Nowadays, one of the most complex legal issues arising from the above-mentioned obligations is related to the identification of the Ultimate Beneficial Owners of legal persons. In fact, in order to mitigate the difficulties inherent to this identification, it is extremely important to analyse and know the criteria established by law, essential for a correct interpretation and application of the regime. Read more…

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SCOTUS Favors Narrower Reading of CFAA “So” It Does Not Cover Misuse of Authorized Access

A significant opinion concerning computer security was one of those the United States Supreme Court (“SCOTUS”) issued during its end-of-term flurry this year.  Employers and others who permit computer access to sensitive information for business or other defined purposes may want to take note. Spoiler alert:  the opinion undercuts use of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (“CFAA”), 18 U.S.C. §1030 et seq., to obtain federal jurisdiction in employer-employee disputes. (As a practical matter, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 had already filled the gap for many circumstances).

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Homeowner Insurance Policy: The Importance of Living in the Insured Dwelling

By Stéphanie Beauchamp, from our Insurance Law Practice Group

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June 17, 2021 — The Superior Court recently rendered an interesting decision in Dang c. Industrielle-Alliance, assurance auto et habitation inc., 2021 QCCS 1408, emphasizing the importance for the insured to give a thorough declaration of the risk to the insurer. In this case, the plaintiff was asking her insurer for an indemnity following a fire that had damaged her house. The Superior Court rendered a judgment in favor of the insurer, who argued that the homeowner insurance policy compelled the insured to remain in the house to benefit from the coverage.

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New York Reaches 70 Percent: What Does That Mean for NY Employers?

On June 15, 2021, New York State celebrated reaching 70 percent of its adult population having received at least one vaccination dose. As a result, the State lifted most of its New York Forward industry-specific COVID-19 guidelines—including social gathering limits, capacity restrictions, cleaning and disinfection, health screening, and gathering contact information for tracing—making them optional for most employers. The State has archived its industry-specific reopening guidance, which employers may, but are not required to, continue to follow[1].

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Maxima Legal announces Maxim Ali`s appointment as a partner

Maxima Legal announces that Head of IP/IT Practice Maxim Ali has become a new firm`s partner. In his new role, Maxim will continue to work on the development the practice, which has turned into one of the company’s fastest-growing areas in last few years.

“Maxim joined Maxima Legal in 2017, and headed the practice in early 2018. The results he has managed to achieve in just a few years are really impressive. Today IP/IT specialists are confidently taking on new tasks for the Russian legal practice, thanks to which Maxima Legal has the widest experience in supporting complex projects, from PPP in the IT sphere to technological products like blockchain. I am confident that the new position will help Maxim and the whole team reach an even higher, qualitatively different level”, said Maxim Avrashkov, Managing Partner at Maxima Legal.

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Maxima Legal has strengthened its team and expanded its tax practice expertise with administrative law issues

Nikita Deynega, an expert in Russian and international taxation as well as customs and antimonopoly regulation, has joined Maxima Legal. As a Senior associate, Nikita led the firm’s tax practice, which started also cover a wide range of administrative law matters.

Nikita has more than 12 years’ experience in the legal sphere. Prior to joining Maxima Legal, Nikita worked at Gazprom Neft PJSC. As in-house lawyer Nikita specialised in tax, customs and antitrust disputes resolutions. A positive economic effect of disputes settled by Nikita was over than 20 billion RUB.  The lawyer also provided consulting support to the company’s in-house legal service clients, including top finance executives.

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LexCounsel wins Indian Law Firm Award 2021 for Education

We are pleased to inform you that LexCounsel has won the annual Indian Law Firm Award 2021 in the practice area of ‘Education’.

The awards were announced by India Business Law Journal (“IBLJ”), a Hong Kong based Vantage Asia publication. Details are available at Indian Law Firm Awards 2021 | India Business Law Journal

The Firm has been selected based on the rigorous research of the IBLJ’s team after receiving nominations and reference checks from the clients of the Firm.

In the recent past, the Firm has been honoured with many prestigious awards including the following:

• ‘Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year’ at the BW Legal World-Global Legal Summit

    and Legal Leaders Award-2020 by the Business World Group;

• ‘Private Equity Law Firm of the Year’ at the BW Legal World-Global Legal Summit and Legal Leaders Award-2020;

• ‘Corporate & Commercial’ in the Indian Law Firm Awards announced by India Business Law Journal’s 2020;

•“Best Life Science & Healthcare Law Firm – India” in the 2020 edition of the APAC Legal Awards; and many more.

These are huge milestones for the Firm, encouraging our team members to continue providing responsive and effective legal support to our clients across the world.

We are grateful to all our clients and well-wishers for their continued support and trust in us.

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Kalus Kenny Intelex’s Sven Burchartz shortlisted for Lawyers Weekly’s Partner of the Year Awards 2021

Kalus Kenny Intelex, the ILN’s Australian member, is thrilled to announce that Sven Burchartz has been short-listed for the prestigious Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2021.

Sven has been named as a finalist in both the Commercial Partner and Litigation Partner categories.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: A Deeper Dive Into Rainmaking Tactics (Part 1- Goals)

Join us for this week’s rainmaking recommendation from trainer and coach, Jaimie Field.

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In the last Rainmaking Recommendation, I provided a listicle of 22 different methods to use for Rainmaking Success.  As promised, I will provide a deeper dive into how to use these tactics so that you can become the Rainmaker you wish to be.

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