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Society of Young Solicitors’ Environmental Themed Annual Conference

Michael Murphy, Partner, Holmes O’Malley Sexton, was recently invited by Alex Kennedy, chairperson of the Society of Young Solicitors to chair their Annual Conference at the Strand Hotel, Limerick, 11th to 13th October 2019. He was joined by several different speakers who gave a variety of different perspectives on “Sustainability and the Environment from a Solicitor’s Perspective.” The conference was proudly sponsored by Brightwater.

Michael commented,

“The environmental challenge is far from straightforward, drawing upon issues as diverse as the often populist nature of the movement, the urban and rural dichotomy, the role of the European Union, the impact of globalisation and capitalism and, at its crux, the necessity to strike a balance between economic and environmental sustainability.”

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David Powsner Joins Davis Malm

David Powsner has joined Davis Malm as a Shareholder.

Dave is an IP attorney, advising high-tech companies on a range of matters. He is actively involved in the startup community, coaching new businesses and running educational programs that bring together angel investors and startups.

Dave’s physics degree from MIT and experience in computer programming, combined with his legal experience, enables him to understand, analyze and provide practical guidance on patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, licensing and litigation matters.

We are excited to grow our IP team with the addition of Dave and look forward to working with him and his clients.

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Published by American Bar Association, Comprehensive Reference Work Covers Franchise Law in the U.S. Howard & Howard Attorney Matt Kreutzer Edited California Chapters for Franchise Deskbook: Selected State Laws, Commentary, and Annotations

Las Vegas, October 22, 2019 – Matt Kreutzer, attorney at Howard & Howard in Las Vegas, served as senior contributing editor of the recently published Franchise Deskbook: Selected State Laws, Commentary, and Annotations, Third Edition.

The two-volume reference book, published by the American Bar Association (ABA), was designed and authored specifically for franchise lawyers in the U.S. More…

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Andrew Penhale becomes RSS’s Managing Partner

October 15, 2019 — Change of leadership for the firm: after a long tenure as Managing Partner of Robinson Sheppard Shapiro, Charles E. Flam will be passing the baton to Andrew Penhale. For Andrew, this will be like returning home, since he practised with the firm from 2001 to 2010, after his 1997 call to the Bar. He subsequently was Head of the Claims Service of the Professional Liability Insurance Fund of the Barreau du Québec.

“This position matches my aspirations perfectly”, said Mr. Penhale. “I know the group, having been a partner with the firm, which allowed me to appreciate Mr. Flam’s leadership. It’s quite a challenge to follow in the footsteps of someone who led the firm for so many years; at least, I know I’m handed a first-rate team.”

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Courtney Simmons Volunteers With The Food Project Through BBA Environmental Law Pro Bono and Public Service Committee

On September 21, Courtney Simmons volunteered at The Food Project’s West Cottage Farm in Dorchester, MA as part of a Boston Bar Association (BBA) Environmental Law Pro Bono and Public Service Committee community service event. Courtney and fellow volunteers collaborated with local youth to complete a variety of hands-on farming tasks, including planting, weeding and harvesting.

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Working with Headway Ireland, our Charity Partner

Last Wednesday, 25th September 2019, Robert Bourke, Partner, and Solicitors Sarah Falvey, Rachael O’Shaughnessy and Sean Fitzgerald met at the Headway Ireland office in Limerick, to present a cheque to Kieran Loughrane, CEO of Headway, and Rella Galvin, Rehabilitation Manager. Our team raised over €6,800 for Headway. This will assist Headway in opening their “Wellness Vault” to deliver holistic therapies and relaxation areas.

We are honoured to partner with the charity Headway and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.

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Partner Michael Murphy Finalist as Lawyer of the Year in Early Career Awards

Partner, Michael Murphy, has been announced as a finalist for the “Lawyer of the Year” award in the 2019 Lincoln Recruitment Irish Early Career Awards.

The Lincoln Recruitment Irish Early Career Awards 2019, in association with KBC Bank Ireland, are business awards focusing on young professionals of Ireland which are designed to celebrate their achievements. Winners will be announced at the awards event on 24th October 2019, at the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin.

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Lidings is Ranked in International Rating of Leading Law Firms – IFLR1000 2020

Lidings continues to receive recognition from leading international legal directories as top-notch advisor to businesses in the Russian market. International Financial Law Review 1000 (IFLR1000) once again notes Lidings for its expertise M&A and Restructuring and Insolvency practice areas.

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Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2019: Shortlist announced

Congratulations to ILN member, Josephine Peng, of Lee & Li, Taiwan, who has been shortlisted for Tax Dispute Resolution by Euromoney Legal Media Group in the Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2019! Further congratulations to Lee & Li for their country award for Taiwan. The awards will be given during a celebration of the advancement of women in the legal profession in the region on November 3rd in Hong Kong. Read more…

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Sharon Druker to Collaborate with the Jewish General Hospital Foundation

September 27, 2019 — Sharon G. Druker has been appointed to the governance committee of The Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital Foundation. The committee plays an advisory role to the Foundation’s directors by ensuring the effective and efficient operation of the Foundation in a manner which is free of conflicts of interest and in compliance with applicable law.

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