Monthly Archives: November 2013

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Nina Aganimov joins Peltonen LMR

Peltonen LMR is pleased to announce that Nina Aganimov has joined the firm as Senior Counsel and Co-head of Restructuring & Insolvency as of 1 November 2013.

Nina is an experienced adviser in different insolvency situations. She has acted as trustee and administrator in several bankruptcy estates, corporate reorganizations and restructuring proceedings, as well as conducted M&A transactions. In the area of insolvency, her expertise also covers legal proceedings involving recovery and collateral arrangements. More…

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Raimo Luoma appointed as Peltonen LMR’s Partner

Peltonen LMR is pleased to announce the appointment of Raimo Luoma, Attorney-at-law, as Partner of the firm as of 3 October 2013.

Raimo Luoma has extensive experience of both legal practice and public service. Prior to joining Peltonen LMR, he has held leading positions in the Finnish government, inter alia, as Government Counsellor, Chief Counsellor to the Minister, European Adviser to the Prime Minister and Director General. Raimo also has several years of previous experience of working as an attorney, in 1998-2003 and 2005-2006. More…

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Government promises “new era” for patients

The Government has promised more openness, greater accountability and a relentless focus on safety within the NHS in its response to the Inquiry into the failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

Key proposals for consultation would see all NHS organisations and professional staff obligated to be open with patients when things go wrong. If a hospital had not been open with patients and their families following a patient safety incident, its indemnity cover for that compensation claims could be reduced or removed. This would give a strong financial incentive to hospitals to be open about patient safety incidents.

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New California Law Requires Employers to Provide "Cool-Down Recovery Periods"

By Alka N. Ramchandani & Michael D. Thompson

In recent years, Cal-OSHA has taken an aggressive stance against exposing employees to potential heat illness, often citing employers and proposing significant penalties for failing to provide to employees who work in high heat conditions with adequate drinking water, shade, training, and/or cool-down periods. Furthermore, as noted by the California Supreme Court in Brinker v. Superior Court, monetary remedies for the denial of meal and rest breaks “engendered a wave of wage and hour class action litigation” when added to the California Labor Code more than a decade ago.   

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Labor and Employment Alert: Are you my spouse? Updating FMLA policies because of DOMA decision

he U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in United States v. Windsor has had a substantial impact on legally married same-sex couples’ rights to federal benefits, including spousal leave benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In light of the Court’s decision, employers need to review and update their FMLA policies relative to spousal leave provisions.

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Steven LaTourette Joins Keynote Line-Up at the 2014 Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors Winter Conference

McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies President Steve LaTourette will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming 2014 Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors Winter Conference. They will be speaking about “Dynamic Dealmaking: New Rules, New Strategies, New Opportunities.” The conference will be held on January 20-23, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Click here for more information or to register.

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Lauren Liang to present at Legacies Round Table

On Friday, November 22, 2013 Lauren Liang will be presenting at the Legacies Round Table for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF). Her talk will cover new intestacy rules under the soon-to-be-implemented Wills, Estate and Succession Act (WESA).

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MGRA distinguida com 3 prémios de excelência atribuídos pela ACQ Magazine: “Best Corporate Governance Law Firm” “Best Commercial Litigation Law Firm” “Best Competition Law Firm”

A Mouteira Guerreiro, Rosa Amaral & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, R.L. foi reconhecida pela ACQ Magazine na edição de 2013 dos Law Awards, nas categorias acima elencadas.
MGRA has been recognized by ACQ Magazine in the Law Awards 2013 edition, in the above mentioned categories.

Os prémios atribuídos por esta conceituada publicação representam uma importante distinção para a Sociedade, reconhecendo a excelência dos serviços jurídicos prestados pelos seus profissionais aos Clientes.
This represents a great honour and raises MGRA as one of the leading law firms in the Portuguese market. MGRA is grateful both to its Clients and its team of professionals. More…

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Reminder: “Ask the Expert”- Festive Edition of our regular Employment Law Seminar: Thursday 28th November 2013

We would be delighted if you could join us for the festive edition of “Ask the Expert”, our regular employment law seminar, which will take place on Thursday 28th November.

As those of you who attended will know, in the previous sessions held this year we have focussed on the wide-ranging changes made to employment law as a result of the government’s red tape review. However, for the last instalment of 2013, we intend to go back to our more traditional format of dealing with the questions and queries which are causing you problems in your day to day work. In addition, we will also look at those particular issues in the workplace that can cause headaches in the run up to Christmas.

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Larry Munn Presents at the Eighth Annual Managing Privacy Compliance Conference

Larry Munn will be speaking at the Federated Press’ eighth annual Managing Privacy Compliance conference being held November 18th and 19th in Vancouver. His presentation will focus on Privacy Breach Guidelines and Practices.

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