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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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HOWARD & HOWARD WELCOMES BACK JON ROBERT STEIGER

Royal Oak, Michigan, June 19, 2018:  Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Jon Robert Steiger has re-joined the firm, after 15 years as a partner with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, the largest litigation specialty firm in the world, where he was involved with some of the most significant litigation matters in any U.S. courts.  He now brings that experience to the lower cost Howard & Howard platform.  Mr. Steiger was previously with Howard & Howard in Michigan before joining Quinn Emanuel and relocating to Los Angeles in 2003.  He is licensed in California, Illinois and Michigan, and will practice primarily out of the firm’s Metro Detroit offices, and also nationally, as well as from the firm’s other offices as needed.

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Court of Appeal decides cap and collar does not fit

The NSW Court of Appeal delivered judgment on 16 May 2018 in Weir Services Australia v AXA Corporate Solutions Assurance [2018] NSWCA 100. The Court considered the nature of a cap and collar agreement between Weir Services Australia (Weir) and AXA Corporate Solutions Assurance (AXA) and the characterisation of a liability to be indemnified pursuant to broad form liability insurance policy.

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A small step forward – the ATO’s new practice statement on fraud or evasion

On 17 May 2018, the Commissioner issued an updated version of Practice Statement Law Administration PS LA 2008/6 ‘Fraud or Evasion’ (2018 Statement). The practice statement was previously updated in 2012 (2012 Statement).

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World Refugee Day

Today is World Refugee Day. According to the United Nations, every minute 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has written that more than 68 million people around the world are refugees or internally displaced because of conflict or persecution. That is equivalent to the population of the world’s 20th largest country.

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If you knew how clients choose new lawyers would you engage differently with legal directories?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal directories have been both valuable, and a source of frustration, for lawyers and in-house counsel alike. Recently, a new directory appeared on the scene, threatening to disrupt what we’ve all been accepting for the last several decades – Top 3 Legal. In today’s guest post from founder Gareth Stephenson, learn more about the platform, and what makes it unique from other traditional directories.

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THIRTY-FOUR HOWARD & HOWARD ATTORNEYS NAMED TO ILLINOIS LEADING LAWYERS AND ILLINOIS EMERGING LAWYERS 2018

Royal Oak, Michigan, June 18, 2018:  Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that 34 of our attorneys have been named to Illinois Leading Lawyers and Illinois Emerging Lawyers 2018.

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THIRTY HOWARD & HOWARD ATTORNEYS NAMED TO MICHIGAN LEADING LAWYERS 2018

Royal Oak, Michigan, June 18, 2018:  Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that 30 of our attorneys have been named to Michigan Leading Lawyers 2018.

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IP Court abandoned to sell and market a generic drug until the patent expiry

On 24 April 2018 the Intellectual Property Court published its Decision in case A41 85807/2016 between Swiss-based Novartis AG and local generic Nativa LLC.

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NLRB GC Issues Memo on Workplace Policies – Employment Law This Week

Featured on Employment Law This Week: General Counsel Peter Robb has issued a memo to National Labor Relations Board regional directors that offers guidance in applying the Board’s Boeing decision when considering the legality of rules.

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Law Urging DEA to Promulgate Rules for “Special Registration” Likely This Summer

At first blush, the passage of House Bill 5483, entitled the “Special Registration for Telemedicine Clarification Act of 2018” (the “Bill”), appears to address the issue concerning the lack of regulatory guidance regarding the “Special Registration” exception to the Ryan Haight Act of 2008; however, a deeper and more careful analysis reveals that the Bill may not be as effective as most health care practitioners may hope. The Bill, sponsored by Rep. Carter (R-Georgia), a pharmacist, Rep. Bustos (D-Illinois), and nine others, cleared the House on June 12, 2018 without objection. The Bill would require the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (“DEA”) to promulgate rules that would allow health care providers to apply for a “Special Registration” that would allow a provider to prescribe controlled substances via telehealth without first conducting an initial in-person examination of the patient. A transcript of the testimony in support of the Bill (“Transcript”) reveals enthusiasm by the sponsors of the Bill, as well as by Representatives Pallone (D-New Jersey) and Walden (R-Oregon), who called the Bill “a commonsense measure that cuts through the red tape to provide more treatment options to underserved communities through the use of telemedicine.” While Section 413 of the current version of S.B. 2680 would only give the DEA six months to promulgate such rules, the two bills are very similar and almost guarantee that a law will be signed in the coming months that will require DEA to promulgate rules that will finally create a Special Registration exception to the Ryan Haight Act. While the prospect of rules implementing the Special Registration may be exciting for many practitioners, it should be noted that the DEA has been obligated to create these regulations, and has ignored this obligation, for a decade.

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