A Guide to the 10 Best Lawyer Time Tracking Tools

It’s a classic paradox for law firms: While it’s essential for attorneys to track their time, traditionally, the lawyer time tracking process takes up time. Because tracking hours manually is tedious and time-consuming, it’s common for lawyers to put it off—which means losing billable hours. As noted in the 2021 Legal Trends Report, the average lawyer […]

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THE NAVIOS KOYO – A REMINDER OF GOOD PRACTICE

INTRODUCTION A Bill of Lading operates in common law as a document of title to goods. Much of global trade is driven by the carriage of goods onboard sea-going vessels, which are then transacted up-stream and down-stream through the transfer of Bills of Lading against financing facilities. Bills of Lading are often drawn up on […]

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NEW LABOUR LAW UAE Federal Decree Law number 33 of 2021

The main points of Decree-Law No. 33 of 2021 regulating labor relations (New labor law) It will come into effect on 02-02-2022 Article number Subject The changes in the law Article 2 Objectives of The Law Ensure the efficiency of the labor market in the UAE, which contributes to the attracting and retaining the best […]

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Conducting POSH Investigations under the POSH Act and Rules

Salient practices, organizations must consider (Veena Krishnan, Arjun Paleri and Jaya Ramachandran) Background With the objective of creating safe spaces free of sexual harassment in the workplace, the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (“Act“) brought into force the requirement of having a constructive complaint redressal mechanism for women. […]

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What’s Next for Medtech’s Top Companies 2022?

And so it begins, the onslaught of retrospects that invade the collective consciousness as one year fades into the next. With the countdown to 2022 underway, a contemplative look at the past year is inevitable yet necessary to better prepare for the road ahead. Thus, it’s an ideal time to reflect upon the 2021 performance […]

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Hong Kong ICAC charges 4 individuals with conspiracy to defraud over “backdoor listing” of a listed company and money laundering

On 19 November 2021, Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (the “ICAC”) charged four individuals with conspiracy to defraud The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “HKEX”), Main Board-listed Asia Resources Holdings Limited (“Asia Resources”), and its board of directors and shareholders for concealing or failing to disclose a “backdoor listing” agreement when placing […]

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How to make noise with your non-traditional trademark application

If word marks such as slogans, product names or business names and design marks such as logos are considered traditional marks, then what exactly are non-traditional trademarks? In July 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down two interesting decisions regarding such non-traditional trademarks. The first decision in Ardagh Metal Beverages Holdings […]

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New Law Ends Employer Credit and Changes Cryptocurrency Reporting

A new law has retroactively ended the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) to apply only through September 30, 2021 (rather than through December 31, 2021) — unless the employer is a recovery startup business. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was signed by President Biden on November 15, only has a handful of tax provisions but this […]

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