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Seeking Procedural Clarity with the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19)

By Sydney Warshaw, from our Business Law Practice Group

June 4, 2020 — The Federal Department of Justice recently published the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19) as a response to ongoing delays and complications in the wake of the COVID pandemic.

This draft legislation provides for automatic extensions to several federal deadlines. It also gives authorized ministers the powers to extend or suspend the time limits or periods in various federal acts and regulations.

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Sixth Release – ‘Establishing a Business Entity: An International Guide’

The ILN’s Corporate Specialty Group is pleased to announce the sixth release of its corporate publication, “Establishing a Business Entity: An International Guide.” This collaborative electronic guide offers a summary of key corporate law principles in more than 40 countries across the globe, serving as a quick, practical reference for those establishing an entity in these jurisdictions.

Our corporate group has once again put together a strong resource for those doing business in their respective jurisdictions. The previous guide has been updated with current figures and regulations, and we have introduced three new jurisdictions in the current guide.

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Fifth Release – ‘Establishing a Business Entity: An International Guide’

The ILN is delighted to announce the release of the fifth (and updated) edition of their corporate guide, “Establishing a Business Entity: An International Guide.” This collaborative electronic guide offers a summary of key corporate law principles in 40 countries across the globe (an increase of nine chapters over our 2017 guide), serving as a quick, practical reference for those establishing an entity in these jurisdictions.

To view the guide, please click here: http://bit.ly/ILNCorporate5th

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Davis Malm Adds Immigration Attorney Brian J. Coughlin to Business Law Practice

Davis Malm announces that Brian J. Coughlin has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Mr. Coughlin practices in the Business Law area, focusing on U.S. immigration and global workforce mobility. He counsels established and emerging corporate clients on immigration issues related to employment authorization, company policy drafting, employee training, and general enforcement and regulatory compliance issues. He also advises on immigration due diligence and risk management in connection with corporate mergers, acquisitions, restructuring, and startups.

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Venture Capital Shareholder Agreements – More Attention Now, Less Heartache Later

It’s an exciting time for a client when a venture capital investor (VC) comes onto the scene. Company founders work hard to find financing. When big money and an attractive valuation are proposed, it’s hard for them not to get caught up in the moment. But financing always comes with strings attached. Clients need to be aware. Show me the money! (But give me a reasonable shareholder agreement too.)

“Investor Rights Agreement,” “Right of First Refusal and Co-Sale Agreement,” the simple “Side Letter” are all different varieties of shareholder agreements. Whatever the shape and size, a shareholder agreement can contain a broad variety of potential tricks and traps.

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Davis Malm Hosts Springboard Enterprises Health Innovation Hub Program

On April 20, 2017, Davis Malm hosted and participated in a three-day bootcamp for Springboard Enterprises’ Health Innovation Hub: Life Science Program. Davis Malm shareholders, Sam A. Mawn-Mahlau and Richard L. Sampson, took part in the event, providing opening remarks and participating in the bootcamp’s Intellectual Property roundtable, respectively. Fifteen women-led healthcare and life science companies were chosen to participate in this highly selective program, which included interactive coaching sessions and roundtable discussions.

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Davis Malm Continues to Expand with Addition of Patrick T. Clendenen

Davis, Malm & D’Agostine, P.C. announces that Patrick T. Clendenen has joined the firm as a shareholder. Mr. Clendenen practices in the Litigation and Business Law areas. He is a seasoned trial lawyer with experience in sophisticated business and fiduciary disputes, including contracts, consumer financial services, products liability, business torts, class action suits, derivative actions, and securities matters. He also focuses on intellectual property litigation, including internet, patents, trade dress, and trade secret matters. Mr. Clendenen has represented a wide range of public and private businesses and corporate clients nationally in both state and federal courts across the United States. He also represents business and corporate clients in international cross-border disputes, both in litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

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Davis Malm welcomes

Davis Malm welcomes Patrick T. Clendenen to the firm.

Patrick Clendenen practices in the Business Law and Litigation areas. He is a trial lawyer with significant experience in sophisticated business and fiduciary disputes, including contracts, consumer financial services, products liability, business torts, class action suits, derivative actions, and securities matters. He also focuses on intellectual property litigation, including Internet, patents, trade dress, and trade secret matters. 

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KLA Alert – Business Law – April 2016

No início do mês de março, noticiamos a publicação, pelo Governo Federal, da Medida Provisória nº 714/2016 (“MP”), (a) aumentando o limite do capital estrangeiro com direito a voto nas empresas do setor aéreo (de 20% para 49%); (b) autorizando a obtenção de autorização ou concessão por qualquer sociedade, independentemente do tipo societário (anteriormente restrita às sociedades anônimas), sendo exigido somente que a sede da empresa seja no Brasil; e (c) possibilitando estrangeiros, residentes no país, de assumirem cargos diretivos nas empresas do setor, inclusive no Conselho de Administração.

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Thomas S. Fitzpatrick Serves as Editor for MCLE’s Newly Released Business Torts in Massachusetts

Davis Malm shareholder Thomas S. Fitzpatrick recently served as the editor of Business Torts in Massachusetts published by the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE). This comprehensive and practical guide for business counsel and litigators covers the broad range of business tort actions – from traditional common law torts, such as fraud and interference with contract, to claims grounded in state or federal statutes, such as actions under Chapter 93A or the Copyright Act. Each chapter addresses a specific type of business tort and includes a presentation of the elements of the claim, a discussion of the available remedies, and practical advice for litigating the claim and counseling the client.

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