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E-LEGAL® NEWSLETTER – MARCH 2021

I. EDITORIAL – EXCEPTIONAL SUSPENSION OF COLLECTIVE LABOUR AGREEMENT SUBSISTENCE TERMS; EXTENSION OF THE TERMS OF EXCEPTIONAL AND TEMPORARY MEASURES; EXCEPTIONAL AND TEMPORARY REGIME FOR OBLIGATIONS AND TAX DEBTS AND SOCIAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTIONS

The month of March was characterised, in legislative terms, by the approval and publication, on the one hand, of Law no. 11/2021, of March 9, which exceptionally suspended the terms of subsistence of the collective labour agreement and, on the other hand, of Decree-Law no. 22-A/2021, of March 17, which, within the scope of the COVID-19 disease pandemic, established new exceptional and temporary measures and extended the terms of the exceptional and temporary measures already established. Read more…

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Written consent to personal data processing: a new approach of Draft Law № 992331-7

Currently the Draft Law No. 992331-7 is considered by the Russian Federation State Duma. Perhaps it is the most anticipated document in the field of personal data since the proposed changes in 152-FZ are designed to reduce the number of pain points for both operators and consultants in the information protection sphere.

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Holmes O’Malley Sexton Successfully closes acquisition deal for Get The Shifts

Get The Shifts, a Clare-based start-up that has developed a platform for temporary staffing has been purchased by the Irish recruitment company, FRS. Hannah Wrixon, founder of Get the Shifts, was represented by Holmes O’Malley Sexton who successfully closed the acquisition deal.

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Law Scholarship 2021

An ambitious and high achieving Limerick student has been awarded our Holmes O’Malley Sexton LLP Scholarship at the University of Limerick (UL).  

We have awarded the scholarship annually for over two decades. The bursary was endowed to Law and Accounting student Brian Daly from Kilmallock in recognition of his outstanding academic performance.  

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Russia’s Supreme Court provides clarification on the sale of tourism products and air transportation of passengers in the context of COVID-19

The Supreme Court in its Review as of on judicial practice related to the application of legislation in the context of measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 No.31 (“Review”), paid special attention to issues in the field of tourism and air transportation.

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Civil Law Issues and Procedural Clarifications in Russia’s Supreme Court Third Review of Cases in the Context of COVID-19

On February 17, 2021, The Presidium of the Supreme Court approved the Review on certain matters of judicial practice in the context of measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 No.31 (“Review”). This is the third review by the Supreme Court containing legal positions on the application of law during a difficult sanitary and epidemiological situation.

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LIT New Frontiers Start-up Awards 2021

Limerick Institute of Technology Business Start-up Awards 2021 takes place on Tuesday 30th March 2021, 12.30 pm to 1.45 pm.

This year’s awards are a celebration of LIT’s start-up ecosystem with global potential! The awards ceremony will gather, support and celebrate the achievements of the businesses that have just completed the LIT New Frontiers Programme.

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European Recognition from Chambers Europe 2021

Chambers Europe 2021, a legal directory of the best lawyers and law firms worldwide, has ranked our Insurance Dispute Resolution services as the amongst the most outstanding in Europe.

What the team is known for: Earns praise for proven capacity to handle diverse claims across EL/PL, motor insurance and financial lines. Defends insurers and self-insured companies or associations in personal injury claims filed by employees or third parties. Noted for its expertise in professional liability cases pertaining to the construction, financial services and legal sectors. Assists with coverage disputes arising under professional indemnity policies. Also has a separate claimant-side practice.

Strengths: “I regularly get a summary of each claim and anything that might have happened in the last week or so,” says one client, further noting: “The lawyers are proactive in trying to get a claim resolved.” “They are commercially minded,” says another source, explaining: “They understand the importance of getting out of a case and getting certainty, but they also understand the importance of bringing our customer along with that decision. They tend to meet our customers face to face more often, which I like.”

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A&K Metaxopoulos Receives Top Rankings by Top Ranked Legal

ILN member firm, A&K Metaxopoulos & Partners, in Athens, Greece has been recently ranked by Top Ranked Legal as Top Ranked (1st) in IP and also ranked in Patents (Top 5), White-Collar Crime (Top 5), Dispute Resolution (Top 10), TMT (Top 10) and Competition/Antitrust (Top 20).

As an aggregate result of these rankings, the firm was among the very few niche full-service practices in Europe to be ranked overall among the 20 Top Ranked Law Firms in its own jurisdiction. Congratulations to A&K Metaxopoulos!

For the full results, please visit this page.

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Accreditation of branches and representative offices of foreign companies will now be faster

Starting from August 24, 2021, amendments1 to the Federal Law “On Foreign Investments in the Russian Federation” regarding the procedure for accreditation of branches and representative offices (RO) of foreign legal entities will come into force:

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