Monthly Archives: September 2013

ILN Today Post


Scott D. Marrs

Scott Marrs, a Partner in the Houston office of Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, has been appointed by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) to its Panel of Distinguished Arbitrators.

Marrs has more than 24 years of experience counseling clients in litigation and arbitration matters involving international, energy (oil and gas exploration, production, transportation, storage, power, petrochemical, energy marketing, well service), intellectual property (patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets and covenant not to compete litigation), commercial, and product liability matters in state and federal courts, in both national and international forums. More…

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Lidings: New Client Wins in Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare

Lidings continues to affirm its reputation as a leading legal advisor to the pharmaceuticals sector in Russia. The firm has been engaged to advise a large Swiss biopharmaceutical manufacturer Actelion, and a well-known Latvian company Grindex, leading pharmaceutical company in the Baltic states.
“One of the important things to acknowledge when advising pharmaceutical companies is the wide range of legal issues your clients are facing in their day to day activities”, comments Andrey Zelenin, partner and head of Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare practice at Lidings. “By way of an example, both clients mentioned above placed their requests for legal counsel following increase in their marketing efforts in the Russian market. Our advice in these cases covered interaction with medical representatives and practical effects of the applicable restrictions, as well as advice on entering into co-marketing agreements with another company well-represented in Russia”.
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Lidings represents Belorusneft in Russia

The Republican Unitary Enterprise Production Association Belorusneft, a leading oil enterprise in the Republic of Belarus, has chosen Lidings to represent it in Russia. Lidings will advise the energy giant on corporate and tax matters and ensure protection of its assets during implementation of investment projects.

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The Ninth Circuit Enforces An Arbitration Agreement Containing A Class Action Waiver, Joining The Majority Of Courts Who Have Considered And Declined To Follow The NLRB’s Decision In D.R. Horton

By: Marisa Ratinoff

Like the Second Circuit, the Ninth Circuit recently enforced an Ernst & Young LLP arbitration agreement, reversing the district court’s denial of a motion to compel arbitration in a wage and hour suit brought by a former employee.

The lower court initially ruled that Ernst & Young had waived its right to arbitrate by delaying its assertion of the defense, but the Ninth Circuit reversed finding Richards failed to establish that he suffered any prejudice from Ernst & Young’s delay.

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