Monthly Archives: September 2022

The Construction Legal Hypothec: One Must Have “Taken Part” in the Construction

The Civil Code of Québec [Code] provides special protection to businesses and workers in the construction industry:

2726. A legal hypothec in favour of the persons having taken part in the construction or renovation of an immovable may not charge any other immovable. It exists only in favour of the architect, engineer, supplier of materials, workman and contractor or subcontractor for the work requested by the owner of the immovable, or for the materials or services supplied or prepared by them for the work. It is not necessary to publish a legal hypothec for it to exist.

The hypothec is created without the need to take any steps, although, under article 2727 of the Code, a notice must be registered to extend its validity beyond the 30 days following the end of the completion of the work. But conditions do remain despite this absence of formalism: not everyone who can be linked to the construction can be entitled to the hypothec.

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Podcast: Hot Areas in COVID-19 Enforcement, Testing, and Funding – Diagnosing Health Care

In this episode of the Diagnosing Health Care Podcast:  While the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be moving into our rearview mirror, government investigations and enforcement actions targeting COVID-19-related fraud are just starting to heat up.

What can businesses do to prevent or mitigate potential civil and criminal charges in this area?

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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

November 30 – December 1, 2022 | Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Washington, DC

Hosted by American Conference Institute, the 39th International Conference on the FCPA returns for another exciting year with curated programming that shines a global spotlight on anti-corruption compliance challenges, mounting geopolitical shifts, and intensifying enforcement risks.

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High Court of Delhi holds that acquired distinctiveness is necessary for obtaining registration of a shape mark

In today’s age, the importance of brands (and in turn trademarks) cannot be undermined. It is through brands that businesses (be it domestic or international) are able to thrive and flourish in various highly competitive sectors. While the brand promotion, protection, and enforcement strategy has been focused for many decades on conventional marks (such as a word mark or a logo mark), businesses have realised the potential of non-conventional trademarks (including colour, shape, or even smell and scent). Amongst these, shape has the unique status of expressly finding its place in the trademark statutes of most developed nations, yet the number of trademark registrations being granted to shapes remains quite low.

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Jessica E. Chang Joins Howard & Howard’s Growing Litigation Practice in Chicago

Chicago, Ill., September 21, 2022 – Leading business law firm Howard & Howard recently welcomed attorney Jessica E. Chang to its growing Litigation Practice Group in the Chicago office.

Chang focuses her practice on various labor and employment issues that arise in the workplace, specifically in the healthcare and financial industries. She regularly counsels human resources personnel and company representatives on hiring, termination, discipline, reasonable accommodation, restrictive covenants, leave, discrimination, and wage and hour compliance matters. Additionally, she also advises clients on the development and implementation of employment-related policies and programs in compliance with new laws and regulations.

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Podcast: Spilling Secrets: Employers – Train on Trade Secrets – Employment Law This Week

As featured in #WorkforceWednesday:  This week, we bring you our special Spilling Secrets podcast series on the future of non-compete and trade secrets law.

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Spilling Secrets Podcast: Employers – Train on Trade Secrets

Now on Spilling Secrets, our podcast series on the future of non-compete and trade secrets law:

An employer often overlooks training employees on what their restrictive covenant means and how to honor their confidentiality, non-competition, and non-solicitation obligations. But this type of training can be critical for employers in protecting trade secrets and avoiding litigation in the future.

Our all-star panel of attorneys – Pete SteinmeyerKate RigbyMillie Warner, and Erik Weibust – discuss more.

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One week to go until Economic Crime Prevention & Compliance London!

There’s just one week to go until Economic Crime Prevention & Compliance London, but it’s not too late to get your ticket.

Don’t miss out on this one-stop conference gathering law firms, in-house counsel, and industry heads of financial crime as they discuss the latest legal challenges affecting financial institutions and companies.

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CASH-FLOW AND DEBT RECOVERY IN UNCERTAIN ECONOMIC TIMES

Just today, economists at Citi, the American bank, have forecast that the rate of UK inflation will peak at 18.6% in January 2023. This has serious ramifications for business and individuals alike. With wages simply unable to keep pace with the soaring rate of inflation, individuals will have less disposable income to spend on new purchases and to pay off existing debts. This is why companies should be alert to the looming crisis and ensure that they have robust cash flow management and debt recovery procedures in place, especially as we head into winter when the impact of the crisis will be worst. Read more…

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Newsletter – August 2022

I. EDITORIAL – AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE; IMPLEMENTING RULES FOR THE STATE BUDGET FOR 2022

In terms of legislation, the month of August was characterised by the publication of Law no. 13/2022, of August 1, amending the Code of Criminal Procedure and Law no. 5/2002, of January 11, which sets out measures to combat organised and economic-financial crime, and by the publication of Decree-Law no. 53/2022, of August 12, which lays down the rules for implementing the State Budget for 2022. Read more…

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