Best Wishes from Koffels Solicitors

To all the IRG team, and our many friends and colleagues in IR Global, we send very best wishes from all of us here at Koffels Solicitors in Sydney, Australia. We are so disappointed not be able to attend this year, but we are with you in spirit, and wish you the best conference ever […]

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Anthony McGuinness

Counsel, Rich May Law

Torben Welch discusses ‘Innovation as the biggest M&A differentiator’

Welcome Torben! Torben Welch, Partner at Messner Reeves LLP, spoke to IR Digital’s podcast host Jennifer Riggins on our most recent, topical podcast…. ‘Innovation as the biggest M&A differentiator’ Torben and Jennifer discussed how innovation can help a business add instant value within their industry, explored how the restaurant industry has innovated throughout what has […]

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Right Of Legal Representation – Hon’ble Delhi High Court

The issue of representation of a client through Advocates1 before certain Courts in India such as labour Court, family court, consumer court, tribunals etc., has been a contentious issue for a long time since many statutes in India prohibit representation by lawyers before such courts/tribunal (s), etc. It is relevant to mention that there is […]

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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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PROCEDURAL ISSUES IN INVESTIGATIONS BY COMPETITION AUTHORITIES: PRACTICAL APPLICATION BY THE BELGIAN COMPETITION AUTHORITY IN ITS CAUDALIE DECISION

On 6 May 2021, the Belgian Competition Authority (“BCA”) issued its decision against Caudalie and fined it for imposing resale prices upon and limiting the active and passive sales of its distributors. Next to the decision’s substantial assessment of the competition law infringements, the BCA also addressed two procedural issues raised concerning the BCA Prosecutor […]

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RESIDENCE AND WORK PERMITS FOR NON-EU NATIONALS THOUGH THE FAST TRACK BUSINESS ACTIVATION MECHANISM

Attracting foreign investors to settle and do business in Cyprus has always been at the core of the Cypriot culture and Cypriot economy. The Fast Track Business Activation mechanism ( FTBA) that was approved by the Council of Ministers on 3rd of September 2020 aims to do exactly that:  attract foreign businesses in Cyprus that wish to […]

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION PUBLISHES DRAFT REVISED VERTICAL BLOCK EXEMPTION REGULATION AND VERTICAL GUIDELINES

On 9 July 2021, the European Commission (“Commission”) published a draft version of its revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and the related Vertical Guidelines. The Commission’s current Vertical Block Exemption Regulation No 330/2010 of 20 April 2010 (“VBER”) and the Commission’s Guidelines on Vertical Restraints ( “VG”) will expire on 31 May 2022, and the […]

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Department of Labor Issues Proposed Rule Regarding Tipped Employees

By: Frank T. George Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a proposed regulatory rule that—if finalized—will impact tipped employees and their employers. Rather than paying tipped employees the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, employers can lawfully count a portion of an employee’s tips toward the minimum wage.  This is referred to […]

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Ranjan Jha appointed as a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)Task Force on Legal Services for the year 2021/22

We are pleased to announce that our Partner, Ranjan Jha has been appointed as a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)Task Force on Legal Services for the year 2021/22.  The CII  founded in 1895  is a 125 year old industry led organisation with membership of over 9000 organisations and an indirect membership of over 3,00,000, from around 265 national […]

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Robinhood Service Outages Create Headaches – But There’s a Cure

By: Hugh D. Berkson At the risk of stating the painfully obvious, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  The latest evidence supporting that timeless gem is Robinhood’s promise of free stock trading available to anyone.  It sounds great, except when Robinhood’s trading platform goes offline, leaving tens of millions of […]

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The Pandemic Effect: Car Crash Data in Ohio

By: Colin R. Ray As you may have noticed, the easing of Ohio’s Covid-19 related restrictions and the recovery of the local economy has led to increased traffic on Ohio’s roads and highways. Typically (and logically), more traffic leads to more crashes. The Ohio State Highway Patrol maintains detailed statistics on crashes in Ohio on a yearly basis. […]

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