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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.

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Regulation and Certification of Digital Media and Entertainment Platforms

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (“MIB”) has sought to undertake the ginormous task of regularising and certifying the content available on various entertainment platforms and digital media in general, more particularly referred to as the over the top platforms (“OTT”). The Minister of MIB, Mr. Prakash Javadekar, during a conference with members of the Central Board of Film Certification (“CBFC”) and the Film Industry, on August 31, 2019, stated that the MIB would soon call for talks with the major stakeholders of the prevalent OTTs, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Now, Hotstar etc. as also with members of civil society, technical community, media and legal experts, in order to discuss and formulate a concrete mechanism of certification and regularisation of the content available on such OTTs.

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Finance Minister announces major reduction in Corporate Tax Rates

Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman at the 37th GST Council Meet held today i.e. September 20th 2019 has announced to reduce the corporate taxes for domestic companies and new local manufacturing companies through an ordinance.

The highlights of the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Ordinance of 2019 (“Ordinance”) are enumerated below:

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Newly Published Book “Nevada State Court Litigation Checklist” Updates Recent Changes in Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure

Las Vegas, September 19, 2019 – A new book has been published which provides an updated comprehensive checklist to guide counsel and litigants through the perils of preparing a lawsuit for trial.

Entitled “Nevada State Court Litigation Checklist” the book was authored by Las Vegas attorney Jay Young. Young is a partner with the Howard & Howard law firm in Las Vegas.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: How to Reconnect

What happens when you lose touch with someone who may be a good connection for you? In today’s rainmaking recommendation post from coach Jaimie Field, she explains how you can reconnect!

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In a perfect world, you would never lose touch with anyone you have met.  You would never lose touch with your clients; you would never lose touch with a referral source; you would never lose touch with any prospects.

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New AML law in Romania – the EU 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive transposed into domestic legislation

On July 18, 2019, Law no. 129/2019 on the Prevention of and Combat Against Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism, as well as for Amending and Supplementing Certain Normative Acts (the “Law”) was published in Romania’s Official Gazette.

The Law, that entered into force on July 21, 2019, transposes Directive (EU) 2015/849 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2015 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or the financing of terrorism (“Directive 2015/849”), as well as Council Directive (EU) 2016/2258 of 6 December 2016 amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards to access to anti-money-laundering information by the tax authorities.

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Consequences of the spoliation of an item of evidence

By Chantal Noël, from our Insurance Law Practice Group.

September 18, 2019 — The Court of Appeal recently put an end to a case that had originated in November 2008 with the destruction by fire of a combine harvester (CNH Industrial Canada Ltd. c. Claude Joyal inc., 2019 QCCA 1151). The owner’s insurer had compensated its insured and then filed a claim against the seller of the machine. The seller had then brought a warranty action against the manufacturer, but only after the machine had been dismantled. The manufacturer then argued that failure to receive notice of the claim and the impossibility to examine the machine deprived it of the right to a defence, thereby justifying the dismissal of the action. Just how did this case end?

Click here to read more (PDF).

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International Lawyers Network Welcomes a New Member Firm in Poland

We’re thrilled to announce the addition of Zieba & Partners, Poland!

Zieba & Partners is a recently launched Polish law firm, made up of business-oriented lawyers and tax experts who have backgrounds in both domestic and international law firms. Their growing firm consists of just over 40 professionals specializing in a number of key practice areas and industry sectors.

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Who’s who legal. Restructuring & insolvency 2019, ITALY.

Who's who legal. Restructuring & insolvency 2019, ITALY.
  • Who’s Who Legal is a leading legal guide and has recently published a Guide on the legal sector in Italy. In this Guide Exp Legal, in person of Avv. Giorgio Cherubini, has been indicated as leader for restructuring, as a result of an independent search conducted among professionals from various Countries.
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Twenty-two Howard & Howard Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers and Michigan Rising Stars

ROYAL OAK, Mich., September 17, 2019 – Twenty-two Howard & Howard attorneys were recently named to Michigan Super Lawyers® and Michigan Rising Stars 2019 as a result of a patented selection process. This process includes peer evaluation and independent research.  Only five percent of the attorneys in Michigan were named to the Super Lawyers list and two and one half percent to Rising Stars.

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Latest Department of Labor Opinion Letter Addresses the FLSA’s Retail/Service Establishment Employee Exemption Continue Reading…

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) continues to issue guidance at a rapid pace, releasing a new opinion letter regarding the retail or service establishment overtime exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  The letter brings clarity to a recurring issue affecting retailers.

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