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International Lawyers Network Wins Global Law Firm Network of the Year

The International Lawyers Network has won Global Law Firm Network of the Year during The Lawyer European Awards 2021.

The Lawyer European Awards was established as a first-of-its-kind initiative to reward and celebrate excellence across the European legal market. Of the ILN, the judges said, “Great focus on diversity, budget planning and cross-border collaboration,” as well as “Admire the self-awareness leading to a governance restructure. Has responded well to the pandemic and its ‘success’ rates speak for themselves.”

Executive Director, Lindsay Griffiths said, “We are elated to be honored by The Lawyer with this award. We’d like to thank both The Lawyer and the judges for selecting us from among such a prestigious group of finalists and we are especially grateful to our members, whose hard work and dedication to the Network during this challenging year have made this possible. Our sincere congratulations to all the finalists and winners.”

About the ILN
The ILN is a non-exclusive network of high-quality mid-sized law firms, which operates to create a global platform in the provision of legal services, particularly for clients with international needs. With a presence in 67 countries, it is exceptionally well placed to offer seamless legal services, often of a cross-border nature from like-minded and quality legal practices. In 2021, the ILN was honored as Global Law Firm Network of the Year by The Lawyer European Awards, and in 2016 and 2017, they were shortlisted as Global Law Firm Network of the Year. Since 2011, the Network has been listed as a Chambers & Partners Leading Law Firm Network, recently increasing this ranking to be included in the top two percent of law firm networks globally. Today, the ILN remains at the very forefront of legal networks in its reach, capability, and depth of expertise.

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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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COVID VACCINE – WHAT SHOULD EMPLOYERS DO WHEN SOME EMPLOYEES ARE VACCINATED AND SOME ARE UNVACCINATED?

2021 has been a year of widespread rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine (and most recently the Covid Booster Jab). However, the new Omicron variant has many concerned about the efficiency of the original Covid vaccine and it is now looking increasingly likely that Covid Vaccinations and Booster Jabs will continue well into 2022. With more employees being asked to return to the workplace, we look at the issues for employers going forward regarding vaccinations and what happens where some employees are vaccinated and others are not. Read more…

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Stéphanie Beauchamp and Marc-Olivier Brouillette, New Partners With RSS

January 19, 2022 — Robinson Sheppard Shapiro is pleased to announce that Stéphanie Beauchamp and Marc-Olivier Brouillette, both from our Insurance Law Practice Group, have become partners with the firm.

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Video: SCOTUS Decides on Vaccine Rules, Companies Can Still Require Vaccination, Restrictive Covenants in CO – Employment Law This Week

As featured in #WorkforceWednesday:  This week, we’re breaking down what last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on two of the federal vaccine mandate rules will mean for employers.

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The Pharma Legal Handbook Baltics

The Pharma Legal Handbook Baltics >> https://bit.ly/324EJz2 >> a comprehensive guide to the legal framework regulating the pharmaceutical sector and related industries! The Handbook is a valuable tool for pharma companies and practitioners operating in the pharmaceutical business to stay in compliance with the various regulations applicable to the industry:

  • Answers to the most critical questions about this environment for pharmaceuticals in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania;
  • It is a must-have for any company operating in the country or seeking to enter the market.

The TGS Baltic team Dalia Tamašauskaitė-Žiliene, Sander Kärson, Ingeri Luik-Tamme, Andra Rubene, Audronė Ežerskė, Rokas Kazakevičius and Zane Skļamina have prepared a detailed article presenting: regulation, pricing, clinical and preclinical trials, marketing, manufacturing, trademarks, patents, and more!The Pharma Legal Handbook is an essential guide to the legal and regulatory environment for pharmaceutical companies worldwide.

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NYC Job Postings Must Include Salary Ranges Effective May 15, 2022

NYC employers will soon be required to include a minimum and maximum salary on all job postings for positions performed within the City. As we previously reported, the City Council passed Int. 1208-B (Law) on December 15, 2021, and due to new NYC mayor Eric Adam’s inaction within the 30-day veto period, it became a law as of January 15, 2022. Beginning May 15, 2022, the Law requires employers with four or more employees to include a “good faith” minimum and maximum salary range on for all advertised NYC job, promotion and transfer opportunities. Additionally, the Law makes the failure to include salary range an unlawful discriminatory practice under the City’s Human Rights Law.

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Supreme Court Rejects OSHA Vax-or-Test ETS for Large Employers but Allows CMS Vax Rule for Health Care Workers

As explained in greater detail by our colleague Stuart M. Gerson, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down two major, and quickly decided, rulings on January 13, 2022. After hearing oral arguments only six days earlier, the Court issued two unsigned decisions per curiam. A 5-4 decision in Biden v. Missouri dissolved a preliminary injunction against enforcement of an interim final rule (“Rule”) promulgated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), requiring recipients of federal Medicare and Medicaid funding to ensure that their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19.

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SCOTUS Permits CMS Health Care Vax Rule but Rejects OSHA Vax-or-Test ETS for Large Employers

As explained in greater detail by our colleague Stuart M. Gerson, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down two major, and quickly decided, rulings on January 13, 2022. After hearing oral arguments only six days earlier, the Court issued two unsigned decisions per curiam. A 5-4 decision in Biden v. Missouri dissolved a preliminary injunction against enforcement of an interim final rule (“Rule”) promulgated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), requiring recipients of federal Medicare and Medicaid funding to ensure that their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Vax-or-Test ETS for Large Employers, Allows CMS Health Care Vax Rule

As explained in greater detail by our colleague Stuart M. Gerson, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down two major, and quickly decided, rulings on January 13, 2022. After hearing oral arguments only six days earlier, the Court issued two unsigned decisions per curiam. A 5-4 decision in Biden v. Missouri dissolved a preliminary injunction against enforcement of an interim final rule (“Rule”) promulgated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), requiring recipients of federal Medicare and Medicaid funding to ensure that their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Kim Kardashian and Floyd Mayweather Sued Over Cryptocurrency Promotions

Kim Kardashian and Floyd Mayweather were sued in a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on January 7, 2022 over their promotion of the cryptocurrency token EthereumMax (EMAX). The celebrities were named as co-defendants with the creators of the cryptocurrency, and are alleged to have helped bilk millions from investors.

What is EMAX?EMAX was launched in May 2021. Soon thereafter, the creators of the token announced that they were partnering with Floyd Mayweather, including by acting as the exclusive cryptocurrency of a boxing match between Mayweather and Logan Paul and providing free items like Mayweather-signed boxing gloves in exchange for purchases of EMAX. According to class allegations, the trading volume for EMAX exploded after the press release, increasing ten-fold in the course of two days. Read more…

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Guidance for employers following Supreme Court rulings on OSHA ETS and vaccine mandate for healthcare workers

Supreme Court stays the OSHA ETS

Now that the Supreme Court has reinstated a stay on the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard that required employers of 100 or more employees to implement a “vaccine or test” policy, employers must decide how to proceed – with policies they may have already rolled out, with confidential medical information they may have already collected, and with expectations from employees on both sides of the COVID-19 vaccine divide. McDonald Hopkins’ Labor and Employment team has prepared guidance for employers on how to move forward with a continued focus on workplace safety and compliance.

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