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RSS’s Insurance Law Group Welcomes Priscilla Simard

RSS is pleased to announce that Priscila Simard is joining the firm’s Insurance Law Group. Priscilla was called to the Bar last Friday, in a ceremony presided by our colleague Marcel-Olivier Nadeau, as vice-president of the Bar of Quebec.

Priscilla has been with RSS since 2019, first as a summer student before articling with us. While she was becoming a part of the firm, she completed her graduate degree in taxation, having written an essay that raised insurance and taxation issues.

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The Globe and Mail: RSS Remains a Front-runner Among Law Firms for the Insurance Industry

The Globe and Mail just published its second annual list of the best-rated law firms in the country. RSS is recognized for its insurance law practice.

The rating was based on research conducted by Statista from a survey that drew over 3,100 responses containing more than 10,000 recommendations. The process excluded self-recommendations and recommendations of one’s own firm.

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DEAL UPDATE

Ahlawat & Associates’ (“A&A”) has advised Lotus Holdings (hereinafter referred to as the “Investor”), in its strategic investment in Yogicsecret Healthcare Private Limited (hereinafter referred to as the “Company”) in the seed round of investment raised by the Company.

The Company, with its registered office in Gurgaon, is engaged in the business of marketing nutraceutical products for the healthcare of consumers by providing them with a range of herbal supplements aimed at maintenance of their robust well-being and promote optimal safeguard against ailments. The Company offers a preventive and remedial approach to the prevalence of modern illnesses driven by lifestyle, behaviour and choices. Their products are designed per the customers’ needs, backed by clinical studies, scientific rationale, patented ingredients and technology. The key USP of their nutraceuticals are safe for daily consumption and can effectively prevent disease onset or avert an acute condition from turning chronic. Read more…

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RSS Named 2023 Firm of the Year for Family Law by Best Lawyers

RSS is proud to announce that it has been named 2023 Firm of the Year for Family Law by The Best Lawyers in CanadaTM. Since its inception over 40 years ago, our Family Law Group, comprised of specialists, has been present and active with sophisticated clients looking for legal advice in complex situations raising economic and human issues.

The scope of services that we offer and the skills of the team make our group a leader in Quebec. Find out more about our services and the group’s members

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RSS Welcomes Xavier Morand Bock

RSS is pleased to announce that Xavier Morand Bock, a lawyer in our Civil and Commercial Litigation Group, is back with the team.

After having practiced with us for a few years, Xavier had left the firm to take on a challenge with a Montréal corporate group in the entertainment industry. Jean-Pierre Sheppard, head of the Civil and Commercial Litigation Group, is delighted with Xavier’s return. “We are pleased to see a colleague, a friend, and a gifted litigator coming back after gaining a wealth of practical experience in the business community. This experience will surely be put to good use for the benefit of our clients.”

L’article RSS Welcomes Xavier Morand Bock est apparu en premier sur RSS – Robinson Sheppard Shapiro.

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Save the Date – 2022 AIPLA Trade Secret Summit

Epstein Becker Green is proud to sponsor the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s (AIPLA) 2022 Trade Secret Summit in Miami, FL on December 8-9, 2022. The AIPLA Trade Secret Summit is the leading trade secret conference in the nation, with speakers from across the spectrum of private practitioners, in-house counsel, government, and academia, as well as fantastic networking opportunities.

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International Oilfield Services Client

Multi-Year Royalty Dispute Victory on Appeal

Akerman represented an international oilfield services client in a high-dollar, multi-year royalty dispute with two owners of wireless pipe recovery technology (used during drilling operations). The owners made millions of dollars in royalties from our client for over seven years. However, after consistently invoicing our client a combined total of 25 percent for seven years, the owners claimed that the 25 percent royalty stated in the two separate agreements (providing for a 25 percent royalty “for you only”) meant for “each” of the owners (i.e., that the royalty was really 50 percent total). When the client stood its ground and stuck to the terms of the contracts, the owners sued, seeking close to $20 million. Among other defenses, Akerman argued that the owners had waived their claims by consistently and unequivocally invoicing the client for years using the exact royalty percentage it had always been paid under the contracts at issue.

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RSS Welcomes Mathieu Boily in Its Insurance Law Group

RSS is proud to announce that Mathieu Boily is joining today the team of litigators in the firm’s Insurance Law Group. Mathieu already has three years experience before ethe courts in various cases related to insurance.

Mariella De Stefano, the Group’s Co-Chair, is pleased with this recruit. “Mathieu comes to us from the legal department of an insurance company. Since we represent numerous such companies, we will appreciate the input of someone who developed an insider’s view of the operations of an insurer.”

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Limerick Civic Trust’s New Chair Focused on Ambitious Plans for greater community engagement in Limerick

Over 50 Restoration & Improvement Projects Earmarked Reliant on Funding

29 September 2022:  Donal Creaton, a leading Limerick solicitor, has recently appointed Chair of Limerick Civic Trust wants the voluntary organisation to play a bigger role in improving Limerick’s heritage and environment for its community, its citizens, visitors and tourists.

Speaking about his aspirations for the new role, Donal said, “My focus for the year ahead will be on attracting more contributing members and patrons so we have the financial support to embark and complete some of the very long lists of restoration and heritage improvement projects we have earmarked. In addition, I will be overseeing the development of stronger working and mutually beneficial relationships with partners and public bodies as we demonstrate our competency in delivering civil community projects.”

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Brigitte Garceau Designated Lawyer Emeritus

The title of Avocat émérite — Lawyer Emeritus — is one of the most prestigious distinctions that the Bar of Québec can give. It is awarded to members who stand out for their outstanding career, their exceptional contribution to the profession and their remarkable engagement in their community.

Therefore, RSS is both very happy and exceptionally proud to announce that Brigitte Garceau, Ad. E., is one of the nine members selected by the Bar to receive this title in 2022.

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