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International Lawyers Network Wins Global Law Firm Network of the Year

The International Lawyers Network has won Global Law Firm Network of the Year during The Lawyer European Awards 2021.

The Lawyer European Awards was established as a first-of-its-kind initiative to reward and celebrate excellence across the European legal market. Of the ILN, the judges said, “Great focus on diversity, budget planning and cross-border collaboration,” as well as “Admire the self-awareness leading to a governance restructure. Has responded well to the pandemic and its ‘success’ rates speak for themselves.”

Executive Director, Lindsay Griffiths said, “We are elated to be honored by The Lawyer with this award. We’d like to thank both The Lawyer and the judges for selecting us from among such a prestigious group of finalists and we are especially grateful to our members, whose hard work and dedication to the Network during this challenging year have made this possible. Our sincere congratulations to all the finalists and winners.”

About the ILN
The ILN is a non-exclusive network of high-quality mid-sized law firms, which operates to create a global platform in the provision of legal services, particularly for clients with international needs. With a presence in 67 countries, it is exceptionally well placed to offer seamless legal services, often of a cross-border nature from like-minded and quality legal practices. In 2021, the ILN was honored as Global Law Firm Network of the Year by The Lawyer European Awards, and in 2016 and 2017, they were shortlisted as Global Law Firm Network of the Year. Since 2011, the Network has been listed as a Chambers & Partners Leading Law Firm Network, recently increasing this ranking to be included in the top two percent of law firm networks globally. Today, the ILN remains at the very forefront of legal networks in its reach, capability, and depth of expertise.

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Bar of Quebec’s Continuing Education Activities: RSS Is Once More at the Forefront

December 3, 2021 — The Bar of Quebec is presenting today, in person and via the Web, a new edition of its annual continuing education activity on recent developments in insurance.

Once more, RSS is a major collaborator:

  • Laurence Gauthier will be copresenting on the status of Quebec law when there is a plurality of insurers (“L’état du droit québécois en présence de pluralité d’assurances”);
  • Katherine Delage, in addition to acting as chair of the activity, as she has been doing for several years now, will be joining Nick Krnjevic to speak on COVID-19 and business interruption losses: coverage issues in times of pandemic (“COVID-19 et pertes d’interruption d’affaires : la couverture d’assurance en temps de pandémie”);
  • Hugues Duguay will explain the insurance issues behind SNC Lavalin c. Deguise.
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Sharon Druker and Herbert Pinchuk Featured by the International Lawyers Network

December 1, 2021 — RSS is the Quebec member of the International Lawyers Network, an association of 91 full-service law firms with over 5,000 lawyers in 67 countries. Our ties were recently evidenced by two publications:

  • For the second year in a row, Sharon G. Druker, Ad. E., wrote the chapter on the Quebec regime in Buying and Selling Real Estate, a guide on the purchase and sale of real estate in some 30 jurisdictions. The guide can be downloaded at no cost by clicking here. Sharon is also coauthor since 2015 of the chapter on Canada in the annual edition of Establishing a Business Entity, from the same association. It can be downloaded by clicking here, also at no cost.
  • As our firm celebrates its 100th anniversary, Herbert Z. Pinchuk, Head of our Business Law Group, wrote RSS, A Century-Young Firm, in which he presents the origins of the firm and its unique personnality.
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RSS, A Century-Young Law Firm

The year 2021 will take its place in history as a time when in every corner of the world there was a battle raging against the COVID‑19 pandemic. The year 2021 will forever be marked by the global scars resulting from individual and community loss and tragedy, the overwhelming medical challenges that we faced, and ultimately, the miraculous medical triumphs achieved.

However, amidst this dark cloud that loomed so prominent during 2021, there nonetheless remained somewhat of a “silver lining” for RSS because, for the RSS family, 2021 marked the firm’s 100th year anniversary.

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Deal Update: A&A team advises Digivriddhi Technologies Private Limited in raising its Pre-Series A Investment round

Ahlawat & Associates’ Corporate Team (“A&A”) has advised Digivriddhi Technologies Private Limited (hereinafter referred to as the “Company”), on its Pre-Series A Investment round wherein the investment was undertaken by IE Venture Fund I (“Investor 1”) and Omnivore Partners India Fund 2 (“Investor 2”). The deal value of the Pre-Series A Investment round amounted to USD 3.1 Million.

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SVEN BURCHARTZ WINS LITIGATION PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Sven Burchartz, Senior Partner of Kalus Kenny Intelex, has been recognised in the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards as the winner of the Litigation award.

These prestigious national awards recognise the accomplishments, innovation, and professional development of senior legal practitioners who are leading the profession through what has been a challenging and turbulent 18 months. Read more…

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Juliana Boutot Joins our Civil and Commercial Litigation Group

November 11, 2021 — Having completed her articling period and been called to the Bar yesterday, Juliana Boutot begins her career today as a litigator with our Civil and Commercial Litigation Group. She demonstrated her potential by handling very diversified files and will undoubtedly contribute significantly with her civil and common law education.

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Baltic law firm client survey: TGS Baltic ranked as No. 1 in Lithuania and the most recommended firm in the Baltic States

According to the results of the survey of client satisfaction with law firms in the Baltic States, Prospera Law Firm Review 2021, TGS Baltic has received the highest rating from the clients in Lithuania and has been ranked as the most recommended law firm in the Baltic States.

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McDonald Hopkins ranked among the nation’s top firms in 2022 by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®

CLEVELAND ­— McDonald Hopkins LLC has been recognized among the nation’s “Best Law Firms” in U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers’ 2022 rankings. The firm is highlighted in 45 categories, including 23 rated as Metropolitan Tier 1 practice areas. McDonald Hopkins is also nationally ranked in six categories.

According to U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers, the rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and the highest number of client votes received on record. Ranked law firms are presented in three tiers and listed on a national and regional-based scale. Tier designations reflect the high level of respect a firm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and practice areas. Read more…

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RSS Welcomes Vikki Andrighetti to its Insurance Law Practice Group

November 1, 2021 — RSS is pleased to announce that Vikki Andrighetti, a litigator, is joining its Insurance Law Practice Group.

Recognized by clients and fellow lawyers alike for the thoroughness and depth of her analytical skills, Viki has a practice consisting mainly of insurance coverage, litigation, and dispute resolution. She has appeared in numerous cases of professional, civil, and contractual liability. She also has substantial experience with arbitration and mediation.

The arrival of such an experienced lawyer enhances RSS’s position as a leading law firm for the insurance industry.

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