Europe

Lidings Intellectual Property Practice Partner Boris Malakhov in Expert Council of IP Russia Awards

On November 28th 2019 Moscow will host the Award-Winning Ceremony of the first Russian award in the intellectual property sphere – the IP Russia Awards. The event is to take place at the Mansion on Volkhonka, one of the city’s most outstanding historical locations.
The initiative to hold an IP Award belongs to the infor-media Russia, the organizer of a major annual IP Forum in cooperation with the Intellectual Property Council of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and the Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property (RGAIS). The Award is mainly focused on increasing the status of IP professionals in society and emphasize the social significance of their intellectual work.
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“Pirate Ships in Dangerous Waters!”

A recent decision of the Three-Member Court of Appeals of Komotini (Felonies Department), dated 19/11/2019, has been intensely debated by the national media as resulting to the first “real” prison sentence that has ever been imposed in our country to a website owner for illegally distributing copyright-protected content.  Although the judgement has not been published yet, according to the media, the owner of the “pirate” websites “greekstars.net” and “greekstars.co”, has been sentenced to five years in prison for illegal distribution of audiovisual works, music, books, computer programs, and video games and has been led to prison immediately after hearing the verdict. Although the law also provides for a monetary penalty, this was withdrawn by the Judges due to mitigating circumstances.

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Mid-West Lean Network Conference: Creating a Competitive Edge

Robert Bourke, Partner heading our plaintiff litigation team, was delighted to speak about our pioneering adoption of lean within the legal sector at the recent Mid-West Lean Network Conference held in University of Limerick. Robert explained how it has created a competitive edge for us in the provision of legal services.

Lean is a philosophy of continuous improvement through waste identification and reduction. We are committed to eliminating wasteful steps from the processes leaving remaining only that which adds value to the final product to the client.

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Maxima Legal has increased its number of practice areas for private clients

Law firm Maxima Legal has expanded the range of services provided as part of its Private Wealth practice. Since November 2019, the firm has been offering a package of family law services.

The new practice area includes advising and assisting HNWI clients on issues around marriage and divorce, including in divorce proceedings, drafting nuptial contracts, maintenance payments, child law issues, and property sharing agreements covering corporate and international assets.

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Santa Dash for Novas and Peter McVerry Trust

On 17th of October 2019, the Holmes O’ Malley Sexton team were once again delighted to be involved in the Liveable Limerick Christmas Dashes to help raise awareness and funds for charity organisations, Novas and the Peter McVerry Trust.

A variety of fun races were held up and down O’ Connell Street. We sponsored the Celebrity Race which included radio presenter, Meghann Scully and men’s fashion and lifestyle blogger, Patrick McLoughney.

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Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards 2019

The ninth annual Limerick Regional Business Awards was held in November in The Strand Hotel, Limerick.

‘The awards are designed to acknowledge companies in the local region who strive for success each day… to recognise the hard work, commitment and innovative approach each company has showcased which has contributed to the growth of the company and in turn the region itself’.

Congratulations to the winners, in particular, Analog Devices, the winner of ‘Overall Business of the Year’ and Best Employer Employee Talent Development and Workplace Wellness Award’ and to EI Electronics, the winner of the ‘Best Large Business Contribution to the Region Award’, which we were again proud to sponsor.

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Unicusano Business Crisis Conference

Unicusano Business Crisis Conference
Author: Giorgio Cherubini Avv. Giorgio Cherubini has been invited by Niccolò Cusano University to show…
Giorgio Cherubini

The event was held on November 11, 2019 and, in addition to Avv. Cherubini, the Head of Department of Law Prof. D’Alessandro, Prof. Prosperetti and Prof. Girelli took part.
It was an interesting debate on the peculiar aspects of the upcoming New Code of the business crisis.

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EIB appointed TGS Baltic as its legal advisor on Lithuania’s multi-apartment building modernisation

The agreement between the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Lithuania’s biggest law firm TGS Baltic was signed for an original period of 2 years.

In June 2019, the EIB announced a tender for selection of an adviser to advise it on all legal issues in connection with renovation of multi-apartment houses in Lithuania for the next four years. The EIB currently holds two funds in the country, intended to ensure effective renovation of multi-apartment houses: the JESSICA Holding Fund (JESSICA I) and Jessica II Fund of Funds. The announcement of the tender results revealed that from now on, the legal aspects of these funds will be administered by the successful tenderer law firm TGS Baltic.

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Avv. Cherubini’s participation in the conference “The new discipline of the business crisis and the constitutional limits of the economic initiative”

Avv. Cherubini’s participation in the conference
Author: Giorgio Cherubini On November 11th 2019 Avv. Giorgio Cherubini has presented at Università Niccolò…
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Run in the Dark 2019

Our teams, from our three Irish offices in Dublin, Limerick and Cork, enjoyed a wonderful evening braving the rain and sleet to take part in the inspirational Run in the Dark 2019 to raise funds for the Mark Pollock Trust.

As darkness swept around the globe last night our three teams joined the 25,000 people in 50 cities worldwide in the run. They got up from their armchairs, slipped on their red flashing armbands and pulled on their running shoes to complete a 5k or 10k run.

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