Monthly Archives: October 2020

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HOMS NEWS ISSUE 1 2020

In this our 50th year in business we have successfully faced a variety of challenges with our clients, not least the Covid-19 pandemic and the threat posed by a hard Brexit.  I must acknowledge the continued support of you, our valued clients, the resilience of our dedicated staff in adjusting to changed working conditions and the ongoing commitment of our team to excellence in the delivery of legal services.

Having recently watched the Michael Jordan series “The Last Dance”, I would recommend it to you all. Michael Jordan realized as his career progressed that “talent wins games” but “teamwork and intelligence wins championships”.  You are not alone in the challenges you face.  We are keeping our focus on our core objective, how can we best help our clients at this time of crisis, support you and find solutions to your problems.  As a country, we have shown solidarity and one of our best qualities is that we thrive in the face of adversity. I am confident in our ability to overcome this pandemic. Pharma companies such as Regeneron are leading the global way in the fight against the virus.  I compliment the University of Limerick who are pioneering research into Covid-19 and I congratulate Kerstin Mey on her appointment as Interim President. Read more…

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FEDERAL PRIVACY LAW GETTING CLOSER — “SAFE DATA ACT” INTRODUCED

A group of Republican Senators recently introduced the “Setting an American Framework to Ensure Data Access, Transparency and Accountability Act” (SAFE DATA Act) in the latest attempt at passing the first comprehensive federal data privacy law in the United States. The SAFE DATA Act combines provisions from previous data privacy bills supported by the Republican Senators, including the Filter Bubble Transparency Act, the DETOUR Act and the BROWSER Act.

When introducing the bill, the SAFE DATA Act’s sponsors, emphasized the importance of having a federal law which would provide individuals more control and transparency over the use of their personal data, especially in the light of increased online activity due to COVID-19. Read more…

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Using the Rainmaking Cycle to Become a Rainmaker (Part 1 – Marketing)

In this week’s Rainmaking Recommendation, trainer and coach, Jaimie Field, is talking about how to use the rainmaking cycle to become a rainmaker. Read on to find out how that can apply to you!

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In many different blogs and Rainmaking Recommendations, I have said – repeatedly, that Rainmaking is about 3 things:

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NEWS FROM ECUADOR: INTERNATIONAL BIDDING

THE MAYOR AND PAST-MAYOR OF GUAYAQUIL (as President of the Bicentennial Committe) ANNOUNCED THE BIDDING OF THE NEW AIRPORT FACILITY.-

v  The final cost of the new Airport, which will have three phases, will be around $1.5 billion

v  TAGSA, the Guayaquil Airport present Concessionaire, presented its permit in order to participate in the construction of the new Airport (Daular).

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Future Electronics v. Chubb Insurance: The Insurer Prevails in Canada’s First Ruling on the Social Engineering Fraud Endorsement

By Nick Krnjevic and Maro Coric, from our Insurance Law Practice Group

October 15, 2020 — The Quebec Superior Court ruling rendered on September 29 in Future Electronics Inc. (Distribution) Pte Ltd. v. Chubb Insurance Company of Canada, 2020 QCCS 3042 is the first Canadian decision, and only the second North American ruling, that has analyzed the interplay between the Social Engineering Fraud, Computer Fraud and Funds Transfer Fraud insuring agreements of a Commercial Crime Policy.[1]

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Part I – Labour Code 2020

On September 23, 2020, the Parliament of India passed 3 (three) long awaited labour codes, namely (a) the Industrial Relations Code Bill, 2020; the Code on Social Security Bill, 2020; and the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code Bill, 2020. The labour codes subsequently received the Presidential assent on September 29, 2020, marking a major milestone in ushering reforms in the labour sector.

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Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast| Episode 20: Andreas Kaeser | wehinger kaelin ferrari ag

Join us for our latest episode of the Law Firm ILN-telligence podcast!

Andreas Kaeser is a partner with one of the International Lawyers Network’s founding firms, wehinger kaelin ferrari ag, in Zurich, Switzerland. In this episode, Lindsay and Andreas talk about what it’s like to be one of the only firms that never worked remotely during the pandemic, and why in the age of zoom meetings and efficient technology, travel and in-person connection remains essential. Tune in below!

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Rule 8: Don’t Waste the Crisis – Return to Work in the Time of COVID-19

Part 8 of a series featuring our video Rules of the Road: Return to Work in the Time of COVID-19.

If there has been one, singular guiding principle or mantra – that has sustained us, challenged us, and in some cases, inspired us over these last few months, this is it. “Don’t Waste the Crisis.” It is also the mantra that will propel us forward.

Flashback to the eve of Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order in March, shutting down New York State and New York City as the nation and the world watched. In the countdown leading up to its effective date, there was a palpable feeling of existential unrest – that life as we knew it was about to change and the duration of the change was unknown, but the nature and impact of the change felt heavy already.

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Ransomware Attacks Are on the Rise; Are You Ready?

Ransomware attacks have increased exponentially in recent years and COVID-19’s remote work policies only contributed to how successful bad actors are in perpetrating the attacks. If your company is not currently working towards increasing cybersecurity controls, it has never been a better moment to start doing so, especially if you deal with sensitive technologies or defense industries. In addition to the obvious business challenges companies face when dealing with a ransomware attack, there are several U.S. government laws, regulations, and implementing agencies that companies must be mindful of in the aftermath of an attack.

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New California Laws for 2021 Provide COVID-19 Protections and Expand Family Leave

Our colleagues David M. Prager, Jennifer L. Nutter, Alice Kwak, and Mary T. Vu at Epstein Becker Green recently published an Act Now Advisory that will be of interest to our readers in the health care industry: “Annual California Employment Law Update: New Laws for 2021 Provide COVID-19 Protections and Expand Family Leave.” This year, Governor Gavin Newsom signed numerous employment-related bills passed by the California Legislature. Major changes affecting employers with California operations in the coming year include:

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