In the month of January we highlight, at the legislative level, the approval and publication, on the one hand, of Decree-Law no. 6-C/2021, of January 15, which extended the extraordinary support for the progressive recovery of activity in companies in a situation of business crisis, and, on the other, of Decree-Law no. 6-E/2021, of January 15, which created extraordinary support measures for workers and economic activity, taxpayers, the cultural sector, consumers and commerce, in the context of the state of emergency. Read more…

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In October we highlight the approval of the Law no. 62-A/2020 of October 27 which determines, exceptionally, the mandatory use of a mask for access, circulation or permanence in outdoor public spaces.

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Holmes Solicitors NEWS ISSUE 1 2020

In this our 50th year in business we have successfully faced a variety of challenges with our clients, not least the Covid-19 pandemic and the threat posed by a hard Brexit.  I must acknowledge the continued support of you, our valued clients, the resilience of our dedicated staff in adjusting to changed working conditions and the ongoing commitment of our team to excellence in the delivery of legal services.

Having recently watched the Michael Jordan series “The Last Dance”, I would recommend it to you all. Michael Jordan realized as his career progressed that “talent wins games” but “teamwork and intelligence wins championships”.  You are not alone in the challenges you face.  We are keeping our focus on our core objective, how can we best help our clients at this time of crisis, support you and find solutions to your problems.  As a country, we have shown solidarity and one of our best qualities is that we thrive in the face of adversity. I am confident in our ability to overcome this pandemic. Pharma companies such as Regeneron are leading the global way in the fight against the virus.  I compliment the University of Limerick who are pioneering research into Covid-19 and I congratulate Kerstin Mey on her appointment as Interim President. Read more…

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Avoid Costly Errors: The Basics (and Beyond) of ITAR and EAR Controlled Item Marking Requirements

Is your company accurately marking its import- and export-controlled items and technology? If you have not recently reviewed the controlled item marking practices of the company, or have not yet adopted a formal marking policy or procedure, now is the time to make sure the company is following applicable regulations. Read more…

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The month of June was characterized, at the legislative level, by the approval and publication of Decree-Law no. 26/2020, of June 16, which amended the exceptional measures for the protection of credits of families, companies, private social solidarity institutions and other entities of the social economy, as well as the special regime of personal guarantees of the State, in the context of the COVID-19 disease pandemic. Read more…

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The month of May was defined, at the legislative level, by the approval and publication of Decree-Law no. 22/2020 of May 16, which amended the exceptional and temporary measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the other hand, reference should be made to the Council of Ministers Resolution no. 38/2020 of May 17, which extended, in accordance with the timetable for progressive withdrawal of confinement, the declaration of the situation of calamity. Read more…

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ILNQuarterly |First Quarter 2016

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ILNQuarterly | First Quarter 2015

First Quarter 2015

Letter from a Director
Steven Huang, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Much has been accomplished recently within the ILN, thanks to the efforts of the Administration and the valuable contributions made by member firms. Relationships among member firms are growing ever stronger, with the Asia Pacific Regional Meeting successfully concluded in Shanghai, China in early March, and the upcoming 27th Annual Meeting to be held in Sicily, Italy in May.

Specialty Groups of the ILN are active and the Corporate Group will soon publish a guide on creating a business entity for most of the jurisdictions that the ILN represents. Other Specialty Groups also arrange for webinars and meetings regularly at specialty legal conferences all over the world.

Visibility of the ILN, both externally and internally, is key to the development of the Network and several new initiatives will be introduced to increase its visibility. Needless to say, as any law firm alliance, ILN faces its own problems and challenges in this fast-changing world economy and legal profession.

I encourage you, one of the 5000+ lawyers within the Network, to make your own contribution to the Network, whether it is an attendance of one of the four ILN meetings every year, an idea or suggestion to the ILN representative in your firm, a brief email or phone call to a colleague in another member firm, or even click to one of the ILN webinars. Working together, with a strong administration team, we can make ILN a true big family that everyone can benefit from.

Coming Up!

Don’t miss these ILN events and webinars coming up next quarter! 

May 4, 2015
ILN IP Specialty Group INTA Lunch
San Diego, California

May 5, 2015
Webinar: How to Use LinkedIn for Client Development with David Ackert

May 28-31, 2015
ILN 27th Annual Meeting hosted by EXP Legal
Taormina, Sicily, Italy

June 9, 2015
Webinar: Effective Client Site Visits with David Ackert

July 14, 2015
Webinar: Building a Powerful Referral Network with David Ackert

ILN Around the World

ILN members recently gathered in Shanghai for the 2015 Asia Pacific Meeting, hosted by Scott Guan, Steven Huang and their partners at Zhong Lun Law Firm. 

Let’s Get Social!             

 Recruitment Jurisdiction of the Quarter

We circulate a monthly “Recruitment Target Jurisdiction of the Month” email, in which we ask the membership to help us to continue to expand our Network by bringing in new firms in open jurisdictions. 

We will select one of the jurisdictions from the emails circulated each quarter to highlight in ILNQuarterly, and ask that you take some time to consider the firms listed below, which we have identified as suitable potential candidates. 

If you have a relationship with a firm on this list, and would be willing to make an introduction to the ILN, please email us and let us know!

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Best & Flanagan
Felhaber Larson

We are also looking for firms in other open jurisdictions. In the US, this includes Arizona, the Carolinas, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Nevada and Pennsylvania. 

Spotlight on the Intellectual Property Group 

The ILN is thrilled to announce that our IntellectualProperty (IP) Specialty Group has launched their collaborative blog, ILN IP Insider, at It is the first blog by an ILN specialty group and brings together IP practitioners from around the world to share their experience and expertise on the latest trends in intellectual property law.

The blog provides a number of benefits including: 

  • The latest legal intellectual property content and news from law firms around the world
  • RSS feeds to deliver highly targeted and specific content directly to your desktop
  • The ability to engage with ILN member authors through blog comments, email, and LinkedIn

Congratulations to our IP Specialty Group and a special thanks to our contributing authors!

News Around the Network…

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Connect with Your Fellow Members!


We highlighted the following firms in the first quarter of this year:
For a full list of ILN member firms, click here  


Making the Most of Your Membership…Quarterly Tip!

Heading to another city on business or pleasure? Don’t just think of it as traveling…think of it as “Travel-ILN!” Meet with the local ILN member there. Contact the ILN Administration for assistance in setting up meetings.

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