New Horizons: How external counsel can help you explore and secure market entry opportunities

November 2021

IR Global members offer jurisdiction-specific advice on how external counsel can help you explore & secure market entry opportunities.  The global Covid-19 pandemic may not be over, but business leaders […]

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APPELLATE COURT STAY LEADS TO SUSPENSION OF OSHA’S COVID-19 EMERGENCY TEMPORARY STANDARD

Earlier this month, OSHA adopted an Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing (the “ETS”) for large employers. Covered employers that do not comply with the requirements could be subject to OSHA penalties for “Serious” violations, which come with fines potentially in excess of $13,000 for the first violation, but also the connotation that […]

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OFAC ALERT

OFAC Heightens Enforcement of Sanctions In The Virtual Currency Space* Recently, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued its “Sanctions Compliance Guidance for Virtual Currency” (the “Guidance”). The purpose of this Guidance is to promote understanding of, and compliance with, sanctions requirements and due diligence processes by actors in the virtual […]

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Michael Kean Awarded IR Global Gold Member Status

At our recent Annual Conference in London (Oct 2021), we had the pleasure of awarding Michael gold member status as recognition for their ongoing commitment and hard work within the IR Global network. This is a prestigious honour bestowed by IR Global upon members who we consider have made a substantial contribution to the development […]

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Gary Davidson Awarded IR Global Gold Member Status

At our recent Annual Conference in London (Oct 2021), we had the pleasure of awarding Gary gold member status as recognition for his ongoing commitment and hard work within the IR Global network. This is a prestigious honour bestowed by IR Global upon members who we consider have made a substantial contribution to the development of […]

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LOREN & KEAN LAW CLIENT PREVAILS IN CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATION

Loren & Kean Law and its client recently prevailed in a four-day construction arbitration. The case involved competing claims where the contractor asserted outstanding monies owed and delay claims, and the owner asserted construction defect claims. Working with its client and its experts, Kyle Ohlenschlaeger and Bruce Loren were able to present a clear case […]

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FBI investigating Long Beach woman’s death following cosmetic surgery in Tijuana (Mexico)

San Diego, California, August 17 (San Diego Union-Tribune) .- An FBI agent interviewed family members of a woman who allegedly died in January after undergoing cosmetic surgery in Tijuana at the Art Siluette Aesthetic clinic. Surgery. The 38-year-old Keuana Weaver, a mother of two, died Jan. 29 on the operating table of a cosmetic surgery […]

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S Corporations and PPP Loan Forgiveness

Attaining S corporation status has certain tax advantages. S corporations are treated as passthrough entities for tax purposes and the protection of shareholder assets. However, the relief acts passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic revealed some potential problems with how income passed to individual shareholders is taxed. Two of the most relevant issues are […]

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Florida’s Chapter 558 Procedures For Construction Defect Disputes

In construction defect disputes, owners must comply with certain procedures before filing a lawsuit against a contractor.  These procedures are contained within Florida Statutes Chapter 558.  This newsletter describes the mechanics of Chapter 558 and how a contractor should navigate through it. Chapter 558 applies to “construction defects” resulting from work performed by a contractor, […]

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place – European Businesses Must Seemingly Choose Between U.S. Sanctions or Penalties Under the European Union’s Blocking Statute

On May 12, 2021, an Advocate General (“AG”) of the European Union (“EU”), Jan Mazak, released an opinion (the “Opinion”) stating that Telekom Deutschland GmbH (“Telekom Deutschland”), an EU company, could not sever its relationship with Bank Melli Iran, an Iran-based financial institution, if the severance was undertaken solely to comply with United States (“U.S.”) […]

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