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Shutts & Bowen’s Rachel Nordby Appointed to Florida Supreme Court’s Judicial Management Council

Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce that Tallahassee partner Rachel Nordby has been appointed by Chief Justice Charles Canady to the Florida Judicial Management Council of the Florida Supreme Court.

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Restrictive covenants and legally protecting your business in a tight labor market

With unemployment in the United States continuing at a historic low – reported at 4 percent last month by Trading Economics – employees are more mobile than ever. A consequence of employee mobility is the unauthorized “mobility” of a company’s business assets with those employees. Now more than ever, employers must look to protect their business assets from unfair competition through the use of reasonable restrictive covenant agreements. However, a restrictive covenant agreement is only as good as it is legal. It is imperative in using restrictive covenants to recognize the fundamentals in drafting a legally enforceable document.

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Maxima Legal is developing the PPP legal concept for the construction of a tram line between two parts of the Russian Federation

Maxima Legal has been selected following a tender to develop the technical and economic scheme for the construction of a tram line between St Petersburg and Leningrad oblast on the basis of a concession agreement.

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ActionPoint Acquires P2V Systems Limited

HOMS Solicitors advised on the recent strategic acquisition of P2V Systems Limited by our client ActionPoint Technology Group. The ActionPoint team, led by David Jeffreys, Managing Director, acquired the business of P2V Systems Limited, the global award-winning Microsoft Cloud Services Company based in Lisburn, Co. Antrim for an undisclosed sum.

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Davis & Gilbert is proud to welcome Thomas A. Engelhardt to the firm’s Corporate Practice Group

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March 1 deadline approaching to submit data breach reports

HIPAA covered entities (healthcare providers, health plans and health care clearinghouses) that discovered a breach of protected health information (PHI) in 2018 involving fewer than 500 individuals are required to report those breaches by March 1, 2019.

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Amazon abandons HQ2 in New York

After facing unexpected resistance, Amazon made a shocking announcement that it would abandon its plans for a second headquarters in Long Island City. Politicians, lawmakers, union leaders, and members of the surrounding community starkly opposed Amazon’s HQ2, citing a number of concerns including the nearly $3 billion in tax incentives that had been promised to Amazon.

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Shutts & Bowen LLP Welcomes David O. Batista and Sara Levy as Partners in its Fort Lauderdale Office

Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce that David O. Batista and Sara Levy have joined the firm’s Insurance Practice Group as partners in its Fort Lauderdale office.

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What Lies Beneath: beware documents hidden in the contract bundle

The recent decision of Clancy Docwra Ltd v E.On Energy Solutions Ltd[1] is a useful reminder to parties to be clear on how works in a construction contract are defined and incorporated.

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ALL THAT IS SOLAR IS NOT GOLD

A trendy investment product of recent years has been solar energy projects: under the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme, the government guarantees what looks like a cash cow for all those who choose to seek a fortune in this sector. But as is usually the case, this money won’t just fall into your lap. Without the necessary professional expertise for the proper legal groundwork, solar power projects can easily run out of steam too.

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