Monthly Archives: March 2021

ILN Today Post

Llinks Client Alert – Antitrust and Competition (February 2021)

I. Legislation
1. The Anti-Monopoly Commission of the State Council issues the Anti-monopoly Guidelines on Platform Economy, in order to prevent monopolistic activities in the field of platform economy and protect fair market competition. Based on the Anti-Monopoly Law, the Guidelines consist of six chapters and twenty-four articles, including general provisions, monopoly agreements, abuse of market dominance, concentration of undertakings, abuse of administrative power to exclude restrictions on competition, and supplementary provisions. Read more…

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New York City Council Establishes Board to Assess Employers’ COVID-19 Workplace Health and Safety Protocols and Training

The New York City Council is planning to evaluate how effectively both the City, as an employer, and private employers disseminated and implemented COVID-19 workplace guidance over the past year with the goal of strengthening how the public and private sectors manage future public health emergencies. On February 28, 2021, the Council enacted Int. 2161-2020 (the “Law”), which establishes a board to review the workplace health and safety guidance that agencies and private employers issued to their respective employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The newly formed board will ultimately submit a final report and recommendations to the Mayor and Speaker of the Council by December 15, 2021. The Law is effective immediately.

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Rights and Obligations of Spouses at Death: A Webinar With Natacha Calixte

March 5, 2021 — What are the rights of married, civil union or de facto spouses upon the death of one of them? These are the questions that Natacha Calixte will be addressing on Monday, March 8, in Les droits et obligations des conjoints : planification des conséquences du décèsa webinar hosted by the Wills, Estates and Trusts section of the Canadian Bar Association — Quebec.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: How to Become an Authority: Influence

Join us for this week’s rainmaking recommendation from trainer and coach, Jaimie Field.

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In this last part of the series about how to become an authority, I reiterate the definition that I have come to love:

Authority = Expertise* + Influence

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The Eurasian Patent Office has launched the Pharmaceutical Register

Since 1 March 2021, the Pharmaceutical Register of the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) is available on the official website of the Eurasian Patent Office. The Register contains information on Eurasian patents protecting active substances of drugs.

The EAPO specifically indicates that the Pharmaceutical Register shall relate to the patents protecting pharmacologically active products (chemical compounds, including those described by the same structural formula, biotechnological products, compositions, combinations), production methods and medicinal use of the products.

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Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast | Episode 27: Jonas Forsman | Hellström

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

Jonas Forsman heads the M&A group at Hellström in Stockholm, Sweden, which is also a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Jonas talk about what it was like to be skiing in northern Italy when the pandemic broke out, how that impacted his firm’s reaction to the pandemic, though Sweden has taken an alternative route to the strict measures that many European countries have put into place, and what he sees for the future.

Tune in below!

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7 of My Favorite Networking Tips – Yes, Even in a Pandemic

I’ll tell you a secret – the pandemic may not be over, but you can still be networking. Even when networking is primarily done in a virtual way, the substance of it has not changed; only the platform.

So what does that mean when it comes to networking?

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Maryland is latest state to propose regulating use of biometrics

In recent years, Illinois’ costly and strict Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), 740 ILCS § 14/1 et seq., has been used by the plaintiffs’ class action bar in Illinois and around the country to extract significant monetary settlements from unwary companies, causing substantial disruption to their businesses. Maryland legislators recently introduced a biometric information privacy law that echoes BIPA. The proposed law, titled “Commercial Law – Consumer Protection – Biometric Identifiers and Biometric Information Privacy,” would become only the second in the country to provide a private right of action to plaintiffs and allow successful litigants to recover attorneys’ fees and litigation costs. Read more…

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The curious case of Lady Gaga’s dog walker: An employment law tale

If you’re an employment lawyer, you see employment related issues – almost – everywhere …current events, sports, and pop culture. And, it’s just that perspective that brings us to the curious case of Lady Gaga’s dog walker’s employment status.

As has been widely reported, Lady Gaga’s dog walker was ambushed while walking two of her French bulldogs in Hollywood, California. The dog walker, who was shot, is recovering and after several days the dogs have been returned. Read more…

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Hélène Maurice and Nathan Hassan Omar Join Our Insurance Law Practice Group

March 1, 2021 — We are pleased to welcome two lawyers in our Insurance Law Practice Group. Hélène Maurice, who was called to the Bar in 2020, will be able to indulge her penchant for litigation, while Nathan Hassan Omar, also called in 2020, will continue to focus on the analysis of insurance policies.

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