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Maxima Legal’s lawyers have helped protect a fashion industry player from unfair competition

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.

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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.

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Strategic acquisitions

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.

For further information, please see Ellab’s website here and here.

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Chambers HNW 2020 Recognizes Connolly Gallagher for Delaware Private Wealth Law

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.”

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Congratulations to Our Eleven Attorneys Named to Mountain States Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., July 7, 2020 – Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that eleven of our attorneys have been named to Mountain States Super Lawyers® and Mountain States Rising Stars 2020. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. Mountain States Super Lawyers covers the states of Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. Only five percent of the attorneys in each state were named to the Super Lawyers list and two- and one-half percent to Rising Stars.

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Estates, Wills and Trusts: RSS Welcomes Notary Myriam Léger

June 29, 2020 — RSS is pleased to welcome a new member in our Estates, Wills and Trusts Practice Group. Myriam Léger became a notary in 2016. Prior to joining RSS, she was practising in her own firm.

“Myriam’s profile is ideally suited to our team”, says her colleague William Dion-Bernard, also a notary. “She has accumulated a most diversified experience that fits perfectly with our practice.”

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Happy Juneteenth!

At the ILN, we are observing Juneteenth today, and using it as a day of reflection and learning. To that effect, we would like to share some resources with you, both for Juneteenth, and to amplify Black voices, and encourage you to join us in the work of anti-racism.

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A.& K. Metaxopoulos and Partners Law Firm in 2020 IAM Patent 1000 ranking tables!

We are most excited to announce that IAM Patent 1000 just released 2020 ranking tables and A.& K. Metaxopoulos and Partners Law Firm is included in “The World’s Leading Patent Professionals”.

IAM Patent 1000 also recommends Kriton Metaxopoulos, Managing Partner and Irini Daroussou, Partner as IP experts, recognizing their broad IP knowledge and expertise.

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Marcel-Olivier Nadeau Elected Bâtonnier of the Barreau du Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

June 15, 2020 — Marcel-Olivier Nadeau, from our Saguenay office, and a member of our Insurance Law Practice Group, has just been elected bâtonnier (Chair) of the Barreau du Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, one of the 15 local sections of the Bar of Quebec. This election is an eloquent demonstration of the esteem in which he is held by the region’s lawyers.

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Ahlawat & Associates appoints Ms. Kavita Patwardhan as Counsel, Mumbai Practice (Head)

Despite the economic slowdown ensuing after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic leading to India’s looming job crisis, Ahlawat & Associates is pleased to announce the introduction of a new member into their team.

The firm on 1st June 2020 inducted Kavita Patwardhan as Counsel, Mumbai Practice (Head). With over fifteen years of experience in law, Kavita has previously worked with Kanga & Co., Dua Associates and J. Sagar Associates. Kavita’s practice area covers General Corporate Commercial matters, Banking and Finance, in particular Project Finance, Media and Entertainment, Intellectual Property Rights and Real Estate. She particularly specializes in Banking and Finance Media and Entertainment, Intellectual Property Rights and Real Estate.

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