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Recognition from Legal 500 EMEA 2021

We are thrilled to have received international recognition for our legal services in seven practice areas, along with recommended lawyers, by Legal 500 EMEA 2021:-

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Sharon Druker Honoured by the Jewish General Hospital Foundation

April 21, 2021 — As part of National Volunteer Week, the Jewish General Hospital Foundation salutes Sharon G. Druker, Ad. E., who has been contributing to the institution for many years as a long-time Hope & Cope volunteer and, more recently, as a Governance Committee Member.

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The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 ranks A.& K. Metaxopoulos and Partners Law Firm as a Top Tier Firm

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 ResolutionTMT 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.

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Evonne Xu Selected to Crain’s Detroit Business “Notable Women in Law” 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.

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Expansion of Indirect Tax Practice of the Firm

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.

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RSS Welcomes Three Especially Talented Lawyers

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.

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Coming Up for Air: WOMEN IN LAW AND ADAPTING TO THE IMPACT OF COVID-19

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…

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Winding-up Chapter-21 Foreign Listcos in Hong Kong

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…

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A.C. ANSANI JOINS HOWARD & HOWARD’S THRIVING GAMING PRACTICE

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.

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Lidings Advocates Reverse Wrongful Judgments in Supreme Court, Protecting Independent Creditors

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.

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