Howard & Howard Welcomes William R. Hancock

Royal Oak, Mich., June 11, 2020 – Royal Oak-based Howard & Howard is pleased to announce the addition of attorney William R. Hancock to the firm. Billy joined Howard & Howard in 2015 as a full-time intellectual property intern while attending evening law school classes. He will remain in the firm’s Royal Oak office.

“I’m committed to obtaining the strong IP protection that businesses need for their most important innovations.”–William R. Hancock

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Martin Côté in a Webinar on Solicitor-client Privilege

June 10, 2020 — Martin Côté will be presenting the webinar “Tout ce que vous devez savoir relativement au secret professionnel de l’avocat en entreprise et au privilège relatif au litige” (Everything you must know on solicitor-client privilege for in-house counsel, and on litigation privilege), broadcast on Wednesday, June 17, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. This activity, hosted by the Bar of Quebec, is recognized for lawyers’ mandatory continuing education.

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Lidings lawyers have defended client against a criminal charge worth over 60 million rubles

Lawyers of the Lidings’ Criminal Defense Practice have successfully defended client charged with tax evasion (for 60 million rubles) and large-scale fraud (for 10 million rubles). The project lasted more than two and a half years led by the firm’s partner and attorney Stepan Guzey. Despite intense opposition from the Prosecutor’s Office of Novgorod Region and introduction of restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19 the criminal case was terminated during pre-trial investigation.

In August-November 2017, the Investigative Department for the City of Velikiy Novgorod commenced criminal proceedings against the CEO of the client, a major regional supplier of agricultural machinery, the company OOO Avtopromash. Legal grounds for the commencement were Part 2 of Article 199 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (large-scale tax evasion) and under Part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code (large-scale fraud).

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Marilyn Piccini Roy’s Work Gets Recognized Again

June 5, 2020 — Marilyn Piccini Roy, Ad. E., TEP, was recently awarded the 2019 Volunteer of the Year award by STEP Canada, a leading association of tax and estate professionals.

She was also re-elected as Secretary of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law.

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Best Lawyers 2021 Rating Names 7 Lidings’ Partners Top Lawyers in Russia

Best Lawyers, an international legal directory annually identifying the most prominent lawyers around the world by analyzing their professional skills and achievements during the year, once again lists Lidings’ experts among the best lawyers in Russia.

Based on the results of the new research 7 Lidings’ partners are recognized among the top legal advisors in 11 key practice areas in the country.

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Llinks Opens Office in Shenzhen with Four New Partners

links Law Offices (Llinks) announces its new office opening in Shenzhen on 25 May 2020. The new office is located at China Resources Tower in the Shenzhen Bay of Nanshan District, an innovative and dynamics area in Shenzhen.

The Shenzhen office is Llinks third office in Mainland China and the fifth worldwide since its establishment back in 1998. By opening its Shenzhen office, Llinks aims to further extend its dedicated presence in South China. The Shenzhen office will work closely with Llinks’ Hong Kong office and create a synergy between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The new office will facilitate diversified development in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) by providing more convenient and efficient legal services to clients in South China. Meanwhile, as Llinks strategic move of its international development blueprint, the launch of its Shenzhen office will maximize Shenzhens strategic and innovative advantage as the centre of the GBA and an innovative city, echoing Chinas “Belt and Road” initiative and strategy of development of cross-border legal market.

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Attorneys Appointed/Reappointed to Committees within the Illinois State Bar Association

ROYAL OAK, Mich., May 21, 2020 – Royal Oak-based law firm Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that three of our attorneys have been appointed/reappointed to committees within the Illinois State Bar Association for the 2020-2021 term.

The attorneys and their appointments/reappointments are as follows:

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RSS, Member of a New Professional Alliance

May 12, 2020 — RSS is pleased to announce the launch of the Regroupement des firmes de services professionnels indépendantes — the RFSPI.

The Regroupement is an alliance of 80 Quebec-owned firms united to promote their expertise with Quebec decision-makers, who will have to make crucial judgments over the coming weeks in the interest of their businesses.

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Chambers USA 2020 Ranks Connolly Gallagher Three Delaware Practices

Connolly Gallagher LLP appears in three Delaware practice categories in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business released today. The prestigious Chambers guide has consistently ranked Connolly Gallagher for Delaware Chancery, Intellectual Property and Labor & Employment services.  Chambers sources including firm clients and market commentators praise Connolly Gallagher  as:

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Legal 500 EMEA 2020 Recognition


Holmes O’Malley Sexton’s insurance practice is led by Robert Kennedy. The firm has substantial experience of defending clients against insurance claims, having acted for a number of prominent insurers. Other key contacts include Donal Creaton, Michael Murphy, Anna Owens and Pat McInerney.

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