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FAQs on China Employment Law Basics

Is there any limitation on background checks?

Yes. The Personal Information Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China (“PIPL”), which will take effect on November 1, 2021, provides some guidance to employers on the handling of candidates’ and employees’ personal information. The most important requirement is that employers shall have legal grounds to handle candidates’ and employees’ personal information. Thus, if employers will conduct reference checks or entrust any third party to do that, employers must have at least one due cause set forth in the PIPL, includes……Read more…

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KKI RECOGNISED AS ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S FASTEST GROWING FIRMS

‘Australasian Lawyer’ has released the 2021 Fast Firms list, comprising 15 firms that have reported record growth and kept up the momentum during a trying time for the legal profession.

The COVID-19 pandemic was expected to cripple the Australian legal profession the way it had caused so many other sectors to struggle to survive. The profession was notorious for being slow to adapt to technology, and the sudden transition to digital could have become a problem. However, instead of struggling, the legal profession demonstrated adaptability, as most firms facilitated the transition to flexible work arrangements. A number of firms were able to tweak existing arrangements to make things easier for clients and maintain a human connection. International expansion became an option as the barriers created by the requirement of a physical presence were broken down. Read more…

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NEWS FROM ECUADOR, BY CONSORCIO LEGAL

(Extracted from a US Embassy in Ecuador newsletter)

THE UNITED STATES FORESEES A GREAT INVESTMENT IN INFRASTRUCTURE IN ECUADOR.-

The Ecuadorian government informed that various direct projects with the United States of America will be developed by the end of the year.

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Meet our newest legal team members

We are thrilled to introduce the newest members of our legal team. Their collective experience strengthens our existing business, employment and litigation practice areas, and expands our service capabilities to clients with immigration, divorce and family law needs. We are excited to grow our firm and look forward to working with our colleagues to better serve our clients.
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ILN Welcomes New Member Office in Ukraine!

The International Lawyers Network is excited to announce that PETERKA & PARTNERS’ Ukraine office has become our new member firm for Ukraine.

PETERKA & PARTNERS is a leading independent full-service business law practice with a special commitment to Central and Eastern Europe. Operating 9 wholly-owned offices across the region in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Hungary, the firm is seamlessly integrated and provides clients from different industry sectors with a pan-regional service and a single point of contact, maintaining a broad vision for all their regional assignments. The firm is currently represented in the ILN by their offices in Czech Republic, Romania, and Ukraine.

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Eric R. Slutsky Joins Howard & Howard and Firm’s Corporate Group

Chicago, Ill., September 29, 2021 – Howard & Howard is pleased to welcome Eric R. Slutsky to the firm. He joins the Business & Corporate Practice Group and one of five Howard & Howard locations, continuing his practice out of the Chicago office.

Eric’s practice is focused on business and corporate law. He handles a wide variety of corporate and transactional matters, including the formation and organization of business entities, the drafting and review of corporate governance documents, and the legal research of matters that arise throughout the growth and development of a business.

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Nicholas W. Starr Joins Thriving Trust and Estate Planning Practice

Chicago, Ill., September 23, 2021 – Howard & Howard is pleased to welcome Nicholas W. Starr to the firm. He joins the Trust & Estate Planning Practice Group. Nick joins one of five Howard & Howard locations, continuing his practice out of the Chicago office.

“I am an attorney who assists clients in the areas of estate planning, real estate, and business transactions.” – Nicholas W. Starr

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EXP LEGAL with ECS S.r.l. in the deal with the Indonesian Bengkulu Provincial Government

EXP LEGAL with ECS S.r.l. in the deal with the Indonesian Bengkulu Provincial Government
The Indonesian government has chosen an Italian company to mitigate Covid-19 pandemic. An international sales…

Indonesia, through the Bengkulu Provincial Government, chose a Made in Italy technology for the sanitation of all kinds of environments and the mitigation of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The transaction, worth 240 million euros over 5 years, concerns a first supply of about 120,000 latest generation air purifiers equipped with UVGI technology. UVGI (Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation) is the technology inside the device for sanitizing environments and is also considered a valid countermeasure for bacteriological attacks (BWAs).

All devices provided to Indonesian government are able to inactivate Sars-Cov-2, through the damage mechanism of the DNA / RNA helixes of the Virus with UV-C technology. The phenomenon involves damage to the DNA chain and, consequently, the blocking of DNA replication during cell duplication.

This technology was developed and patented by Extra Corporeal Solutions S.r.l., based in Salerno (Italy), a leading company in the R&D of innovative solutions in the healthcare industry.

EXP Legal has provided assistance to ECS both from legal and trade finance aspects, with a team consisting of managing partner Antonello Corrado and senior associate Stefano Rossi, with the support of the of counsel Domenico Del Sorbo.

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Tim Gronewold Elected Chair of the Board of the American Red Cross, Central Illinois Region

Peoria, Ill., September 14, 2021 – Royal Oak, Mich.-based Howard & Howard is proud to announce that partner Tim Gronewold has been elected to a two-year term as Chair of the Board of the American Red Cross, serving the Central Illinois Region, following his nomination by the Board Development & Engagement Committee. His term will begin in June of 2022.

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Howard & Howard Expands Michigan Office, Welcomes Dane M. Lepola

Royal Oak, Mich., September 9, 2021 – Howard & Howard is pleased to welcome Dane M. Lepola to the firm. He joins the business litigation group and will practice out of the firm’s Royal Oak office.

“I am a litigator who draws on my experience clerking for a federal judge to help resolve clients’ disputes.” – Dane M. Lepola

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