Monthly Archives: March 2017

(Français) Entrevue éclair avec Me Annie Claude Beauchemin

Me Annie Claude Beauchemin est avocate en litige civil et commercial et possède une grande expérience en faillite et insolvabilité.

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Pourquoi avoir choisi le domaine dans lequel vous pratiquez?  J’ai toujours aimé la justice – pas celle où tout le monde a exactement la même chose. Celle compliquée, à laquelle il faut réfléchir longuement…

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Lawrence J. Casey Selected as Mentor for SBANE’s New England Innovation Awards Program

Davis Malm shareholder Lawrence J. Casey has been selected as a mentor for the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) Innovation Awards Program. Mr. Casey will work with four companies from various industries to review pitches and presentations, and advise on best practices throughout the three-phase selection process. Winners will be announced at the SBANE Innovation Awards Presentation and Gala Dinner on May 11, 2017.

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New draft law introduces a variety of changes to the Federal law “On joint stock companies” implementing a system of inner compliance in a joint stock company

Text of draft law initiated by Russian Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation (hereinafter – the “Draft law”) was posted on January 25, 2017 on the federal Internet portal for the draft laws (http://regulation.gov.ru).

According to the publicly available information1 Draft law has undergone the stage of public discussions. The Draft law is expected to be soon introduced to the State Duma review.

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Lawyers: Everything You Know About Networking is Wrong

suit-business-man-business-man-37547“Don’t talk to people you know.”

“Follow up immediately.”

“Meet as many new people as possible.”

“Jump into social media.”

Is any of this sounding familiar to you?

As you head off to yet another networking event or conference, is someone admonishing you not to spend time with the people you know, but to get “five new business cards” by the end of the evening? Are you dreading yet another long session of small talk about the weather, or worse, politics, with a crowd of people you’ve never met?

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Employment Law This Week: Waiver of Meal Breaks, Transgender Guidance Withdrawal

Two stories on the new episode of Employment Law This Week will be of particular interest to our readers in the health care industry:

California Health Care Workers Can Waive Breaks

California health care workers can still waive some breaks. In February 2015, a California appeals court invalidated an order from the Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) that allowed health care workers to waive certain meal breaks. The court found the order, which allowed the workers to miss one of their two meal periods when working over eight hours, was in direct conflict with the California Labor Code.

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California Health Care Workers Can Waive Breaks – Employment Law This Week

Featured on Employment Law This Week – California health care workers can still waive some breaks.

In February 2015, a California appeals court invalidated an order from the Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) that allowed health care workers to waive certain meal breaks. The court found the order, which allowed the workers to miss one of their two meal periods when working over eight hours, was in direct conflict with the California Labor Code. The state legislature then passed a new law giving the IWC authority to craft exceptions going forward for health care workers. This month, the appeals court concluded that its 2015 decision was based on a misreading of the statute and that even waivers occurring before the new law are valid.

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Peterka Partners – The CEE Law Firm Newsletter 1Q 2017

CZECH REPUBLIC

New Act on Public Procurement

On 1 November 2016, the new Act on Public Procurement, reflecting three European Directives from 2014, came into effect in the Czech Republic. The new Act brings with it more extensive scope for the application of the general principles of public procurement (transparency, non-discrimination, equal treatment, proportionality, etc.).

Electronic Records of Sale

On 1 December 2016, the Act on Electronic Records of Sale entered into effect. Due to the Act, a new system of online information for the tax authorities on all cash payments received was introduced and it caused the closing of a few small businesses; however, no substantial problems have yet occurred.

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Tamsin R. Kaplan to Speak at WBA’s “Mentors for Rainmaking” Program

On April 26, 2017, Davis Malm shareholder Tamsin R. Kaplan, will serve as a panelist for the Women’s Bar Association (WBA) Business Development Committee’s “Mentors for Rainmaking” program. Ms. Kaplan will discuss how to develop and expand a client base to help women lawyers grow their law practices to achieve increased independence, compensation, and control over their careers.

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Aspects of the proceedings for the annulment and replacement of shares under Panamanian legislation

The purpose of the judicial procedure related to the annulment and replacement of shares contemplated in the Panamanian legislation is to request, before the corresponding authorities, the annulment and replacement of shares (registered or to the bearer) due to loss, destruction or theft, in which the owner must prove or justify his property right as well as the reason for making such request.

Article 961 of the Panamanian Commercial Code stipulates the following:

Article 961. Letters of exchange, shares, stocks, and obligations and other commercial titles may be annulled in court upon the request of the owner thereof proving his rights and the facts motivating such a request”.

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North Carolina: Governor presents his budget proposal for the 2017-19 biennium

Gov. Roy Cooper recently released his proposed budget for the biennium 2017-2019, Common Ground Solutions for NC. The governor said he wants to focus on “invest[ing] in a better educated, healthier and more prosperous North Carolina without raising taxes or fees.” The plan contains no proposals to increase taxes or fees, nor does it deploy nonrecurring funds on recurring needs.
The $23.5 billion plan includes an additional $1.1 billion of spending over the current budget, reported USNews. Gov. Cooper defended this as “’catch up’ after years of neglect in education spending by GOP lawmakers.” The governor opined that the GOP had spent too much on income and corporate tax cuts, thus highlighting the main policy differences between the parties. Indeed, one republican lawmaker criticized the proposal as “reckless,” warning that the “$1 billion spending spree would surely return us to the days of high taxes and multi-billion dollar deficits.”
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