April 20, 2021
We, at A.& K. Metaxopoulos and Partners Law Firm are delighted to announce that The Legal 500, in its 2021 edition has ranked our firm as a Top Tier Firm in Intellectual Property and Tier 2 in Dispute Resolution, TMT and White-Collar Crime.
All partners of our firm are ranked as prominent individuals in their fields and in particular: Kriton Metaxopoulos, our Managing Partner has been recognized in the Hall of Fame in Dispute Resolution and also as Leading Individual in TMT and White-Collar Crime whilst particular mention is made to our Partner, Irini Daroussou in IP and TMT.
April 20, 2021
ROYAL OAK, Mich., April 20, 2021 – Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that attorney Evonne Xu was selected to Crain’s Detroit Business “Notable Women in Law” 2021. The women featured were selected by a team of editors based on their career accomplishments, track record of success in the field, contributions to their community, and mentorship of others.
April 16, 2021
LexCounsel is pleased to share that Mr. Ankit Kanodia would be leading the Indirect Tax Practice of the Firm. Ankit is a LLB and LLM degree holder from Vidyasagar University with distinction and is practicing in the Indirect Taxation domain for a decade. Ankit is also a qualified Chartered Accountant and a rank holder Company Secretary.
April 15, 2021
April 15, 2021 — As of this week, three recruits are contributing to RSS’s vitality:
- Caroline Cassagnabère, called to the Bar in 2018, has practiced civil and commercial litigation and class actions. She has impressive credentials in academic research and teaching. She holds a doctorate in law from a French university and has conducted research in comparative law at McGill University.
- Catherine Cloutier was already a lawyer in Ontario before being called to the Bar of Quebec… yesterday! Her professional life has a scientific side since she is also a registered dietitian in both provinces.
- Emily Dikranian is also a member of both the Bars of Quebec and Ontario. Ever since she entered the University of Ottawa, she stood out by making the Dean’s Honour List in both the civil law and common law faculties, where she graduated Cum Laude and Magna Cum Laude.
All three are joining our Insurance Law Practice Group.
April 15, 2021
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers and reporters covering the legal profession regularly highlighted the trend of female lawyers leaving private practice. Although more than half of U.S. law school students are female, only one-third become practicing lawyers and less than 20 percent of those practicing lawyers earn equity partner status in private practice. In January 2020, Lori Mihalich-Levin’s Vault article, “Why Women Leave Law Firms,” reported “…the data make clear, experienced women lawyers bear a disproportionate brunt of responsibility for arranging for care, leaving work when needed by the child, children’s extracurricular activities, and evening and daytime childcare. Any one of these factors affects the time and effort expected for a successful law practice, and the combination competes all the more for a lawyer’s time.” Read more…
April 15, 2021
Recently we have succeeded in applying for a winding-up order on behalf of our client against the National Investments Fund Limited (stock code 1227)(“NIF”), which is a typical chapter-21 listco and incorporated overseas and had been favoured by oversea investors for their subscription of recognised permissible asset for immigration purposes. Similar to other chapter-21 listings, NIF started with no track record, an all-cash balance sheet, an appointed investment manager and a custodian. Before the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme came to an end in 2015, NIF issued promissory notes in the aggregate amount of HK$ 110 million, all of which were in default upon the maturity dates. Read more…
April 14, 2021
ROYAL OAK, Mich., April 14, 2021 – Veteran gaming attorney A.C. Ansani has joined Howard & Howard and will practice out of the firm’s Las Vegas, Nevada office.
Ansani has been a fixture in the gaming industry since 1998. Prior to joining Howard & Howard, he served as vice president-legal and chief gaming counsel for the gaming division of Scientific Games Corporation. There, Ansani managed the gaming contract department with the responsibility of administrating thousands of commercial contracts annually. He has personally negotiated hundreds of complex transactional and technology matters and supported the regulatory compliance department in gaming licensing and product approvals.
April 8, 2021
During a lengthy five-year bankruptcy of the pharmaceutical distributor Grama LLC, the bankruptcy manager challenged transactions with suppliers – large international pharmaceutical companies. Worst-hit was AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals obliged to return the bankrupt distributor 266 million rubles. Lidings represents the company since 2019.
April 7, 2021
ROYAL OAK, Mich., April 7, 2021 – Howard & Howard is very pleased to announce that long-time attorney Lisa S. Gretchko has been appointed to serve as a judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit, Michigan.
On March 30, 2021 the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals made the announcement and Ms. Gretchko was sworn-in during a private ceremony and assumed her judicial duties on April 5, 2021.
April 6, 2021
In an effort designed to increase the retention of diverse lawyers and promote greater participation in leadership roles within The Missouri Bar, Lewis Rice member and Chairman of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee Ronald A. Norwood was selected to serve on The Missouri Bar Special Committee on Lawyers of Color. The work of this Special Committee and active participation by Norwood has resulted in six new initiatives being presented to and unanimously approved by the Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar. Based on national best practices in the legal profession, the Board-approved recommendations include: Read more…