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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. Request more information about ILN membership here.

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The Economist’s General Counsel conference goes virtual for the first time

In its 17th year, The Economist’s General Counsel conference goes virtual for the first time.

General Counsel Virtual Week will be taking place on November 2nd – 5th 2020. Under the theme “Uncertainty. Risk. Technology.” the event will explore what the corporate legal teams have learned from covid-19, the implications of this “new” normal and seek to solve the new problems that arise as the scenario continues to change.

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Deal Update: ClanConnect.ai raises 5 Cr in the Seed Round

We are pleased to announce that our client, Delhi-based self-serve influencer marketing startup, ClanConnect.ai (Irida Interactive Private Limited) has raised INR 5 crore in a seed round led by Venture Catalysts. Ahlawat & Associates acted as the legal counsel for ClanConnect.ai which was led by its Managing Partner Uday Singh Ahlawat, along with Senior Associate Sheena Ogra, Associate Amrita Mehridatta and Company Secretary Shweta Singh.

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MARKET BOOM IN THE WAKE OF NEW LBTT RATES

BACKGROUND

‘Unprecedented’ is surely the word of choice this year.  In a matter of months, coronavirus has redefined the way we work, live and interact with one another.  The various restrictions imposed to try and reduce the spread have profoundly impacted the global economy and things are almost certain to get worse before they improve.  In the midst of all of this, there is, however, some cause for optimism in the residential property market in Scotland where there has been a sharp rise in house prices with few properties staying on the market for long before successful sales are achieved. Read more…

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CORONAVIRUS CRISIS BRIEFING

All information contain within this update is accurate at the time of publication. During these unprecedented times where the situation is constantly changing at pace it is vital that you take expert advice where necessary. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss any issues covered in these updates further. The Hill Brown Licensing Team and the wider team at Miller Samuel Hill Brown remain committed to providing the fullest possible service for the trade at this extremely challenging time. Read more…

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Connecticut Extends Deadline to Conduct Sexual Harassment Training Until January 1, 2021

The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (“CHRO”) recently extended the deadline for employers to provide sexual harassment training for their employees, from October 1, 2020, to January 1, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CHRO announcement is available here.

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Video: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Leaves Behind a Legacy – Employment Law This Week

As featured on #WorkforceWednesday:  Like many of you, this week, we are honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and reflecting on her employment law legacy. See the video below.

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ILN Releases Paper on Paid Leave in Central and South America

Are employees entitled to paid leave due to Covid-19? See what our lawyers in Central and South America have to say. Read more…

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Implications of the Upcoming U.S. Presidential Election on Chinese Tariffs and Other Section 301 Tariff Updates

If you have not noticed, 2020 is a U.S. presidential election year. If you missed that fact, you may also not realize that the United States is in the midst of a years-long trade war with China. The convergence of these two circumstances has caught the attention of the business community, particularly as relates to trade policy. Read more…

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Avoid Costly Errors: The Basics (and Beyond) of ITAR and EAR Controlled Item Marking Requirements

Is your company accurately marking its import- and export-controlled items and technology? If you have not recently reviewed the controlled item marking practices of the company, or have not yet adopted a formal marking policy or procedure, now is the time to make sure the company is following applicable regulations. Read more…

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A Glimpse of Provisions on the Unreliable Entity List

On September 19, 2020, the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC (MOFCOM) issued the Provisions on the Unreliable Entity List (Order of the MOFCOM 2020 No. 4, hereinafter referred to as the Provisions), which provides legal basis for MOFCOMs earlier announcement to establish the Unreliable Entity List on May 31, 2019. Although the Provisions contains only fourteen articles and lacks details on implementation, it is clear response to domestic and foreign enterprises concerns on the Chinese version of Control List, and it provides institutional guarantee for preventing major risks posed to Chinese entities such as supply cut-off or economic blockade. Read more…

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