Monthly Archives: April 2021

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Expansion of Indirect Tax Practice of the Firm

LexCounsel is pleased to share that Mr. Ankit Kanodia would be leading the Indirect Tax Practice of the Firm. Ankit is a LLB and LLM degree holder from Vidyasagar University with distinction and is practicing in the Indirect Taxation domain for a decade. Ankit is also a qualified Chartered Accountant and a rank holder Company Secretary.

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ViacomCBS Issues Advertising Guidelines for Its Adult Directed Networks

ViacomCBS (VCBS) has recently issued its “Advertising Guidelines” for its adult directed linear channels and digital properties, making these its first published guidelines since that merger.

Guidelines are not frequently updated, and the creation of a brand new set, created after the merger of TV giants Viacom (cable) and CBS (network) has been highly anticipated. Read more…

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RSS Welcomes Three Especially Talented Lawyers

April 15, 2021 — As of this week, three recruits are contributing to RSS’s vitality:

  • Caroline Cassagnabère, called to the Bar in 2018, has practiced civil and commercial litigation and class actions. She has impressive credentials in academic research and teaching. She holds a doctorate in law from a French university and has conducted research in comparative law at McGill University.
  • Catherine Cloutier was already a lawyer in Ontario before being called to the Bar of Quebec… yesterday! Her professional life has a scientific side since she is also a registered dietitian in both provinces.
  • Emily Dikranian is also a member of both the Bars of Quebec and Ontario. Ever since she entered the University of Ottawa, she stood out by making the Dean’s Honour List in both the civil law and common law faculties, where she graduated Cum Laude and Magna Cum Laude.

All three are joining our Insurance Law Practice Group.

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Coming Up for Air: WOMEN IN LAW AND ADAPTING TO THE IMPACT OF COVID-19

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers and reporters covering the legal profession regularly highlighted the trend of female lawyers leaving private practice. Although more than half of U.S. law school students are female, only one-third become practicing lawyers and less than 20 percent of those practicing lawyers earn equity partner status in private practice. In January 2020, Lori Mihalich-Levin’s Vault article, “Why Women Leave Law Firms,” reported “…the data make clear, experienced women lawyers bear a disproportionate brunt of responsibility for arranging for care, leaving work when needed by the child, children’s extracurricular activities, and evening and daytime childcare. Any one of these factors affects the time and effort expected for a successful law practice, and the combination competes all the more for a lawyer’s time.” Read more…

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PRE-PACKAGED INSOLVENCY – INDIA

The Government on April 4, 2021 notified the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021 (“IBC Ordinance, 2021”) amending the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“IBC”) to introduce pre-packaged insolvency resolution process (“Pre-Packaged Insolvency”) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (“MSMEs”). The Government has also introduced the Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Prepackaged Insolvency Resolution Process) Rules, 2021 (“Pre-Packaged Insolvency Rules, 2021”) with effect from April 9, 2021.

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Winding-up Chapter-21 Foreign Listcos in Hong Kong

Recently we have succeeded in applying for a winding-up order on behalf of our client against the National Investments Fund Limited (stock code 1227)(“NIF”), which is a typical chapter-21 listco and incorporated overseas and had been favoured by oversea investors for their subscription of recognised permissible asset for immigration purposes. Similar to other chapter-21 listings, NIF started with no track record, an all-cash balance sheet, an appointed investment manager and a custodian. Before the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme came to an end in 2015, NIF issued promissory notes in the aggregate amount of HK$ 110 million, all of which were in default upon the maturity dates.  Read more…

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: What is Too Much Information?

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

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This Rainmaking Recommendation is a result of a Facebook posting in which someone I know said it was no one’s business whether or not they were going to receive, or had received Covid Vaccines.  And while I agreed, it is no one’s business unless you make it their business, I also said that I was so excited to obtain my inoculations that I couldn’t help but post it on Facebook. Which made me think, what constitutes too much information?

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A.C. ANSANI JOINS HOWARD & HOWARD’S THRIVING GAMING PRACTICE

ROYAL OAK, Mich., April 14, 2021 – Veteran gaming attorney A.C. Ansani has joined Howard & Howard and will practice out of the firm’s Las Vegas, Nevada office.

Ansani has been a fixture in the gaming industry since 1998. Prior to joining Howard & Howard, he served as vice president-legal and chief gaming counsel for the gaming division of Scientific Games Corporation. There, Ansani managed the gaming contract department with the responsibility of administrating thousands of commercial contracts annually. He has personally negotiated hundreds of complex transactional and technology matters and supported the regulatory compliance department in gaming licensing and product approvals.

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Video: OSHA ETS on Hold, Retaliation Claims Increase, “Vaccination Ambassadors” – Employment Law This Week

As featured in #WorkforceWednesday:  This week, employers continue waiting on OSHA’s COVID-19 emergency temporary standard as retaliation claims rise.

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How should employers manage the COVID-19 vaccination rollout?

With COVID-19 vaccinations rolling out in Australia, employers may be considering asking their employees whether they have been, or will be, vaccinated against the virus. They may also be wondering whether they can, or should, require that their employees get the vaccine.

It is extremely important that employers consider their obligations, as well as their employees’ rights in relation to the collection, use, storage and disclosure of information regarding the health of employees, and in particular in relation to their COVID-19 vaccination status.

They should also understand that there are very limited circumstances under which they may be permitted to mandate that their employees are vaccinated.

In order to assist employers in managing the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out, we ask the big questions in the context of Fair Work and Privacy considerations. Read more…

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