Len Judes of Stelios Americanos & Co LLC has been knighted by His Excellency, Gitanas Nauseda, President of the Republic of Lithuania

“Our partner, Len Judes has been knighted by His Excellency, Gitanas Nauseda, President of the Republic of Lithuania, the award of: Cross of the Knight of the Order of Merits to Lithuania The award given in recognition of long service to the promotion of business and trade between Israel and Lithuania, founding and charing the […]

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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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Israel office gives Stelios Americanos & Co a cutting edge

Stelios Americanos & Co LLC is a full-services, highly innovative law firm with headquarters in Nicosia, Cyprus and with long and very active business presence in Athens and Tel-Aviv. It specializes in corporate, commercial and banking law, (focusing mainly on transboundary banking financing, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions), corporate and commercial litigation, real estate, financial and […]

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Webinar | U.S. Increased Focus on Criminal Activity in Central America: What Financial Institutions Should Know

What Financial Institutions Should Know. There have been an increasing number of U.S. initiatives to fight corruption, money laundering, and human trafficking in Central America, including the United States-Northern Triangle Enhanced Engagement Act, Homeland Security’s Operation Sentinel, and the creation of special task forces to increase investigations, prosecutions, and asset recoveries relating to criminal activity in Mexico […]

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[Crime Stories] DEAD ON VACATION: Father demands answers about daughter’s mysterious death at Cancun resort

Abbey Conner, 20, and her brother Austin, 22, were both found floating in the pool-side bar at an Iberostar hotel in Playa del Carmen. Abbey Conner died days later, but her brother recovered. Local police did not question the bartender or other witnesses before declaring it an accident, according to the father. Reports say the […]

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The New Arbitration Rules Introduced by the International Chamber of Commerce are a Step Towards Clarity and Control

As the International Chamber of Commerce unveiled its new governing rules, an eye was cast back to 2017 to see what steps have been taken in the consistent development and re-tooling a platform that forms the basis to a fundamental area of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). An initial and primary goal was security and protection. Securing the […]

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Peruvian Medical Co. Says German Co. Can’t Ditch Virus Suit

By Lauren Berg Law360 (June 14, 2021, 8:51 PM EDT) — A Peruvian medical equipment wholesaler who claims it was duped into buying counterfeit 3M-branded masks during the pandemic has told a Florida federal judge that the alleged North American arm of a German product-testing company can’t seek dismissal because it isn’t a party to the […]

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No Bavarian Weed in EUIPO’s Joint

In a recent decision (judgment of 12.5.2021, ref. T-178/20), the General Court upheld the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s (EUIPO) rejection of the EU trademark application “Bavaria Weed” for being contrary to public policy (in contrast, the DPMA registered the mark). The trademark applicant, a producer of medical cannabis, had argued in the proceedings that […]

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Introduction to the dispute resolution framework

Singapore law is based on the principles of common law, similar to the legal systems of other commonwealth jurisdictions. In the more than 50 years since Singapore achieved full self rule and government from Great Britain, its legal system has undergone substantial legislative and procedural changes. The objective behind these changes was to streamline the […]

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Changes to work arrangements for Dependant’s Pass holders

The Ministry of Manpower (“MOM”) announced on 3 March 2021 that for the purposes of aligning the requirements that will allow Dependant’s Pass (“DP”) holders to work in Singapore with the requirements that other foreigners have to satisfy in order to work in Singapore, and consistency with the updates made to the work pass framework […]

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Member Spotlight – Never say never: why Klaus Oblin the aspiring novelist became a first-class lawyer

Klaus Oblin is a highly successful, seasoned Viennese litigator who loves the cut and thrust of the court room with its challenges and reasoned debate. For him, dispute resolution is like a game of chess; a chance to outmanoeuvre and outsmart the opposition. The law according to Klaus needs to be interesting and stimulating, the […]

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