August 14, 2020 — RSS is pleased to announce that Pierre E. Moreau, a distinguished expert in labour and employment law, has joined the firm.
August 11, 2020 — Marianne Poliquin, from our Labour and Employment Law Group, has just been admitted to the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés — Quebec’s professional order of chartered human resources advisors. As the name suggests, the order focuses on the development of skills and practices related to the management of personnel. Since it falls under the scope of the Professional Code, its members must abide by a code of ethics and further their continuing education.
Assembled by Herbert Z. Pinchuk, Head of our Business Law Group
August 6, 2020 — Just like countless businesses and individuals all over the world, RSS was hit by the COVID-19 crisis. As numerous sectors of the economy ground to a halt, our activities were significantly reduced.
Significantly, but not completely!
Court of Appeal considers what is required for a Debtor to succeed in dismissal of Bankruptcy Summons
- Debtor appeals bankruptcy adjudication to the Court of Appeal
- Claims amount due in Bankruptcy Summons is incorrect
- Appeal dismissed on all grounds
- Written judgment discusses what a debtor has to prove in order to succeed in dismissal of a Bankruptcy Summons
Maxima Legal has joined the panel of legal partners for ROSINFRA, a new digital platform for infrastructure projects
Maxima Legal began cooperating with the ROSINFRA digital platform, launched in the summer of 2020 by the National Center for PPP to support the parties in the infrastructure market. The platform acts as a full-fledged accelerator of design solutions and financial instruments to assist in the preparation and implementation of infrastructure and PPP projects, and also produces analytical studies and educational programmes. More than 50 regions of the Russian Federation are already working with the platform, as well as more than 5,000 market players, including construction contractors, private investors, banks, including VEB.RF, Sberbank, Gazprombank and others.
ANSE, one of the largest players in the fashion industry in the Russian faux fur market, instructed to Maxima Legal to protect its clothing designs that a competitor had misused. Maxima Legal lawyers helped the client prove the unlawful use of original designs. The Federal Antimonopoly Service has ruled that Goodwill’s actions amount to unfair competition. It was found that the company and its affiliates intentionally introduced coats which reproduced the design of ANSE’s products. The matter is rare for the Russian fashion sector – the dispute paves the way for financial sanctions against the violator.
The Best Lawyers international rating has listed Maxima Legal in 16 areas and named Maxim Avrashkov lawyer of the year
International ranking Best Lawyers has presented its annual list of Russian lawyers recommended in various fields of law. Seven experts from Maxima Legal were listed.
Managing Partner, Head of the Commercial and Corporate department, Maxim Avrashkov, has been listed as one of the leading Russian lawyers for M&A matters. In addition, Maxim Avrashkov was listed in corporate governance and compliance sector and also ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in this category.
We were delighted to advise our client Ellab A/S, supported by EQT Partners, on their recent strategic acquisition of Instrument Technology Limited and, subsequently, Qualus in Ireland. These acquisitions form part of Ellab’s expansion in qualification and validation services in Ireland.
In its 2020 guide, Chambers High Net Worth ranked Connolly Gallagher LLP for Private Wealth Law in Delaware. Sources report the Trusts & Estates team “has wonderful depth and people.” As well as, “Connolly Gallagher’s service is always extremely timely, professional, and we receive fantastic value for the price involved.”