Monthly Archives: September 2014

McDonald Hopkins Elects Two Members: Litigator Jennifer Dowdell Armstrong and real estate attorney Patrick A. Karbowski

Cleveland, Ohio (October 1, 2014) – McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm, announces the election of two attorneys to the firm’s membership.

Jennifer Dowdell Armstrong – (Cleveland) Member, Litigation Department

Patrick A. Karbowski (Detroit) – Member, Business Department

“It is always a privilege to recognize and promote attorneys who have consistently demonstrated that their expertise is highly valued by our clients,” said Carl. J. Grassi, president of McDonald Hopkins.”

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For fed til sygedagpenge?

At behandle personskadeerstatningssager fører os langt omkring og indebærer ofte, at vi som advokater skal forholde os til vores klienters udredning af deres erhvervsevne i det offentlige system, når de kommer til os. I den sammenhæng er afgørelser fra domstolene omkring disse udredningsforløb også interessante og relevante for at følge med i.

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Epstein Becker Green’s Wage and Hour App Is Now Available for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry

Wage & Hour Guide App for Employersby Michael Kun

We’re very pleased to announce that a brand-new version of our free, first-of-its-kind app, the Wage & Hour Guide for Employers, is now available for Apple, Android, and BlackBerry devices. The new app takes advantage of a software-as-a-service programming platform developed by Panvista Mobile.

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RSS – Robinson Sheppard Shapiro 2014-09-30 14:25:15

Business Law Bulletin — September 2014

Deals, Cases, Publications, Conferences

A look at the recent activity of RSS’s Business Law Group.


Sharon G. Druker represented Bioniche Life Sciences Inc., a leading clinical stage Canadian pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, manufacturing, and marketing of proprietary and innovative products in the global human health market, in the sale of its Montréal premises as part of the ongoing divestment of its discontinued animal health division.

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Privacy & Data: 3 Predictions from FTC Commissioner Julie Brill

Advertising Week has always been an important week to those in the industry, and last week I sat down with Advertising Week’s Executive Director, Matt Scheckner, to talk about this year’s Advertising Week and how it reflects the changing face of the industry.  When discussing Advertising Week’s mission – Matt named education as one of the most important factors, and that’s certainly “The Way I See It.”

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ILN Today Post


Sweden recently entered into an intergovernmental agreement (“I.G.A.”) with the U.S. to address the application of F.A.T.C.A. to Swedish financial institutions. The subsequent modifications to Swedish law to accommodate the I.G.A. were made public on August 11, 2014 in a proposal by the Ministry of Finance.102 The proposal added numerous modifications to the requirements for compliance and published the reporting forms that will be due starting next year. Read more by clicking the link to the right.

The article is taken from The Ruchelman Law Firm’s Insights Vol. 1 No. 8. You can read the complete newsletter by clicking the link to the right.

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Commercial Disputes Settlement: Advantages of International Arbitration

Arbitration, in particular international arbitration, has many advantages compared with national court or other domestic dispute resolution forums.

Ability to select arbitrators

At court, the trial panel members are assigned by the court according to the judges’ practice areas and workloads. The result of this arrangement is sometimes an assigned judge may not have the experiences and expertise relevant to the specific matter of dispute between the parties. On the contrary, at arbitration, the parties may select the arbitrators who have the most suitable skills and experiences that satisfy their requirements. Moreover, international arbitration centers provide lists of their arbitrators, who are experts in many business fields and who have years of experiences in resolving international disputes, for the parties to select. This is important as international commercial disputes are often very complex and require extensive knowledge of international laws and business practices. More…

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Two for Tuesdays: Post-Conference Networking

We’ve been full of networking tips here at Zen lately with the ILN’s European Regional Meeting happening last week. It’s only fitting that I sum that up with some post-conference networking suggestions on this week’s Two for Tuesdays!

Tip One: Connect & Share

Any time you leave a conference, whether it’s an ILN conference or not, it’s hard to keep the momentum going as you face a mountain of work and personal responsibilities. It seems to get more and more difficult to step away from the office these days – I know I’m always trying to prepare to leave and spending time catching up when I return, even when I’m checking in and working the entire time I’m away!

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Enterprise law seeks to open opportunities

Leadco lawyer Dinh Nhat Quang said the separation of business establishment registrations and business line registrations, and the abolition of the requirement for business conditions at the time of registration, would result in an inability to filter out investors who would normally not be approved to set up enterprises.

The draft amendment to the Viet Nam Law on Enterprises 2005 allows enterprises to become involved in businesses not listed in their business register certification, except for those requiring specific conditions. More…

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Leadco organized Seminar on Resolving Commercial Disputes through International Arbitration

Leadco in collaboration with White & Case, Singapore and Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) organized a Seminar on “Resolving Commercial Disputes through International Arbitration” in late March 2014 at the Hotel de L’Opera Hanoi.

At the seminar, speakers from Leadco and White & Case presented and discussed a variety of issues relating to the resolution of international disputes through use of an arbitration centre including reasons to choose arbitration and its advantages over litigation, important issues to consider when resolving disputes at an international arbitration centre, experience in resolving international disputes through arbitration, key decisions for the arbitral process, strategic approach to settlement discussions and management of legal costs to be able to achieve successful resolution of disputes through international arbitration. The guest speaker from SIAC gave brief introduction about SIAC, the Singapore’s International Arbitration Framework, and institutional measures for controlling costs and timelines under the SIAC Arbitration Rules, and finally discussed about advantages of resolving international disputes at the SIAC. More…

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