International Lawyers Network

The International Lawyers Network (ILN) is a leading association of 91 high-quality, full-service independent law firms.

Since 1988, the ILN has helped its members keep pace with today’s global economy, through access to the tremendous strength and depth of the combined expertise of 5,000 lawyers in 66 countries on six continents.

ILN member firms are among the most respected and most experienced counsel in their jurisdictions. Clients’ increasing need for reliable foreign counsel is well-met by the personalized, high-quality and cost-effective legal services provided by ILN member firms. Unique to the ILN are the strong personal and professional relationships among its members and their clients developed over the past 30 years. Far from a mere directory, the ILN is an affiliation of lawyers who gather on a regional and worldwide basis annually and work routinely with each other to address client requirements and needs.

Each of the ILN’s member firms is international in outlook and staffed by highly trained senior attorneys, who are experts in a broad range of practice areas. ILN members have demonstrated experience in working successfully with international companies. They are independent, mid-sized firms within their jurisdictions, and are committed to the focus of the International Lawyers Network, admitted to the Network only after a rigorous application process. The ILN provides clients with high-quality service from experienced local counsel who work in firms that maintain excellent reputations in their own countries. This means that clients have immediate access to attorneys who are native, both linguistically and culturally, to the country of interest.

The ILN’s international directory app is available for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones. To access the app, click here or log on to ILNmobile.com from your smartphone. Request more information about ILN membership here.

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Safeguarding Technical Data: A Lesson from the Honeywell Consent Agreement

Safeguarding technical data and preventing unauthorized exports of controlled technical data is a challenge for most companies. As demonstrated by the Honeywell consent agreement, the U.S. Government (“USG”) will not take violations involving unauthorized exports of controlled technical data lightly. Therefore, industry should carefully assess their compliance programs to ensure that technical data is safeguarded properly. This article provides an overview of the Honeywell consent agreement and discusses general recommendations for safeguarding technical data. Read more…

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Maxima Legal has joined the panel of legal partners for ROSINFRA, a new digital platform for infrastructure projects

Maxima Legal began cooperating with the ROSINFRA digital platform, launched in the summer of 2020 by the National Center for PPP to support the parties in the infrastructure market. The platform acts as a full-fledged accelerator of design solutions and financial instruments to assist in the preparation and implementation of infrastructure and PPP projects, and also produces analytical studies and educational programmes. More than 50 regions of the Russian Federation are already working with the platform, as well as more than 5,000 market players, including construction contractors, private investors, banks, including VEB.RF, Sberbank, Gazprombank and others.

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COVID-19: Hjælpepakke med garantiordning for nye lån

For at undgå en økonomisk krise har Regeringen præsenteret en hjælpepakke, der omfatter to garantiordninger for bankers udlån til kriseramte virksomheder. Garantiordningen gælder for henholdsvis små og mellemstore virksomheder og store virksomheder. Få indblik i de overordnede vilkår her. Read more…

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Llinks Client Alert – Anti-Corruption (January & February 2020)

Securities Law of the People’s Republic of China (2019 Revision) requires the issuer and its controlling shareholder(s), actual controlling party have no criminal record during the past 3 years for corruption, bribery and other criminal offences. Read more…

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Twenty-two Howard & Howard Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers and Michigan Rising Stars

ROYAL OAK, Mich., September 17, 2019 – Twenty-two Howard & Howard attorneys were recently named to Michigan Super Lawyers® and Michigan Rising Stars 2019 as a result of a patented selection process. This process includes peer evaluation and independent research.  Only five percent of the attorneys in Michigan were named to the Super Lawyers list and two and one half percent to Rising Stars.

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Failure to Immediately Disclose "Mary Carter" Agreement Will Lead to Stay of Action

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently ordered that an action be stayed (Handley Estate v. DTE Industries Limited, 2018 ONCA 324on the basis that certain parties had failed to comply with their obligation to immediately disclose a “Mary Carter” agreement.  The Court held that by originally denying the motion for a stay, the motion judge had erred in principle by failing to apply the remedy for non-disclosure of these types of agreements as specified in a previous Court of Appeal decision called Aecon Buildings v. Stephenson Engineering Limited (“Aecon”).

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Keeping Pace in the Fast-Moving World of Trade Secrets and Employee Mobility

In managing workforces, particularly when addressing employee turnover, employers often find themselves facing issues regarding how best to safeguard their confidential business information and how to protect their relationships with clients and employees. In recent years, the legal landscape underlying these issues has been evolving, as lawmakers and judges grapple with the tension in these matters between protection and free competition.

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William McCullough Returns to Shutts as Partner; 2nd Major ‘Homecoming’ in Two Weeks

William McCullough has rejoined Shutts & Bowen LLP as a partner in its Corporate Practice Group in the firm’s Miami office. Mr. McCullough, who previously practiced with Shutts & Bowen for about 20 years, returns after four years as a partner in the Miami office of Holland & Knight LLP.

McCullough’s return coincides with that of partner Kimberly Prior, who rejoined Shutts & Bowen last week after two years as a partner with the Miami office of Baker McKenzie.

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Two Year Limitation Period Applies to Foreign Judgments

In the recent case of Independence Plaza One Associates, LLC v. Figliolini 2017 ONCA44, the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed that:

  1. a two-year limitation period applies to a proceeding on a foreign judgment; and
  2. the limitation period begins to run, at the earliest, when the time to appeal the foreign judgment has expired or, if an appeal is taken, the date of the appeal decision.
The court held that the time may be longer if the claim was not “discovered” within the meaning of section 5 of the Limitations Act, 2002 (“Limitations Act”) until a date later than the appeal decision.
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