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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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ENFORCEABILITY OF GOVERNMENT DIRECTIONS, POLICIES, GUIDELINES AND CONTRACTS

When dealing with government policies, guidelines and contracts, one is often faced with the question of the nature of these policies, directions and contracts. For instance, do the codes and guidelines issued by different departments of the Government of India or the contracts entered into by public bodies fall in the realm of public law and therefore enforceable by judicial intervention or are they simply executive instructions subject to deviations? Are they statutory in nature or simply advisory?

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Digital currency exchange providers – AUSTRAC enrolment dates

While digital currencies in recent months have experienced more ups and downs than a fiddler’s elbow, AUSTRAC has powered ahead in bringing in its new regulations for digital currency exchange (DCE) providers (see our previous article).

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Hall & Wilcox lawyer named Finalist for 30 under 30 Awards

Hall & Wilcox is delighted to have senior associate Jane-Elise Delis (Insurance) named as finalist at this years’ Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 Awards.

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Draft law on imposing sanctions on the USA and (or) other foreign countries has been introduced to State Duma

On April 13, 2018 the draft law (hereinafter – the “Draft law”)1 imposing measures (countermeasures) in response to the hostile acts of the USA and (or) other foreign countries has been introduced to State Duma by both State Duma’s chairman and parliamentary leaders.

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Title Insurance: Frequently Asked Questions (or that Should Be)

Many real estate transactions, whether involving sales, financing, or leasing, involve title insurance. This form of insurance is significantly different from property and liability insurance policies, such as in how they are obtained and negotiated. Here are some questions and answers about title insurance that might not be asked frequently enough.

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Annual HSR Report: No New Challenges to Hospital or Ambulatory Surgery Center Mergers in 2017

On April 11, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) released their 40th Annual Hart-Scott-Rodino Report (“HSR Report”) detailing merger enforcement activity in fiscal year 2017 (covering October 1, 2016, to September 30, 2017). According to the HSR Report, despite the annual increase in reporting thresholds, there were 2,052 reportable transactions in 2017, representing a 12 percent increase over fiscal year 2016. Almost 5 percent of those transactions were in the health services industry.

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Victory for RBS in its long-running defence of Property Alliance Group’s high-stakes LIBOR claim

An appeal brought by property investment and development business Property Alliance Group Limited (PAG) in its long-running case against the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal.  PAG was refused permission to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court, which brings to an end the first civil proceedings involving allegations of LIBOR manipulation to reach trial.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: The Benefits of Creating Your Legal Brand (Legal Branding Series 3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, we’re bringing you a guest post from rainmaking trainer and expert, Jaimie Field, who continues her series on branding with the benefits of creating your legal brand.

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Epstein Becker Green Adds Edward J. Loya, Jr., in Los Angeles and New York City

LOS ANGELES, CA – April 18, 2018  Epstein Becker Green (EBG) is pleased to announce that Edward J. Loya, Jr., an accomplished trial attorney, has joined as a Member of the Firm in the Litigation & Business Disputes and Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practices in the firm’s Los Angeles and New York offices. Mr. Loya, who joins EBG from Venable, focuses on civil, employment, and criminal litigation matters and represents companies and individuals in investigations, prosecutions, and regulatory cases initiated by government agencies. He also conducts internal investigations on behalf of corporations, hospitals, and non-profit organizations involving allegations of bribery, fraud, embezzlement, and employee misconduct.

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Ohio contractors: Ensure compliance with public bidding and contracting laws or risk not being paid

Ohio’s Sixth District Court of Appeals issued a recent decision that reaffirmed the long-standing principle that contractors are responsible for ensuring compliance with not only the public contracting and bidding laws of the state of Ohio, but also the local ordinances as they relate to government contracts. It is the contractor, not the public entity, who will suffer if these laws are ignored.

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