Shifting landscape: Business leaders embrace digital transformation in Moldova and Romania

Digitalisation is set to be a key trend for businesses in Moldova and Romania in the next few years and those organisations that embrace it quickly will find themselves at a significant advantage. When former Moldova’s Minister of Economy and Infrastructure, Sergiu Railean, launched the country’s SME Digitisation Programme in June this year, tellingly the event […]

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Draft Construction Stormwater Permit

CA SWRCB Public Hearing on Draft General Permit Reissuance By Dorothy (Dee Dee) Dickey The California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) will hold a virtual public hearing to receive public comments on the proposed reissuance of the Statewide Construction Stormwater General Permit. The hearing will occur remotely: Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 9:00 […]

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Fredrikson & Byron’s Annual Employment & Labor Law Seminar

Dates: Tuesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 28, 2021Times: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. CTLocation: OnlineHosted By: Fredrikson & Byron’s Employment & Labor Group RETHINK. RETOOL. RESET. Gear up for increased productivity and improved employee well-being. Upgrade your workplace with legal and practical guidance on topics like accommodations, vaccination policies, managing remote workers and more. Offered online in a two half-day format, […]

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No right to a copy of all emails

Employees cannot require their employer to provide a copy of all of their email communications from and about them. facts Since the GDPR came into force, employees have increasingly tried to get employers to make a settlement or an increased severance payment by asserting claims to information in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR in the […]

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Ellisons Solicitors invests in the future with aspiring apprentices

Ellisons Solicitors has revealed ambitious and exciting plans for its future by welcoming its first seven apprentices to its offices across Essex and Suffolk. In a move praised by community leaders, the forward-thinking firm has offered the alternative training route to allow more people to follow their chosen career path without the need for university. […]

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Force Majeure: A Force to be Reckoned With

Mackenzie Dimitri of Einbinder & Dunn recently represented a national retail-based commercial tenant in a case in the Supreme Court of New York, successfully opposing a motion for summary judgment based on the clear language of the force majeure provision in the lease in that case. Ms. Dimitri, for the tenant, successfully argued that the […]

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Attorney General’s Memorandum Allows Prosecution for Noncompliance with Agency Guidance Documents

On July 1, 2021, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland published a memorandum that rescinds two previous memoranda―the Sessions Memorandum and Brand Memorandum―that prohibited Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys from using noncompliance with federal agency guidance documents as a basis for civil and criminal enforcement cases. These memoranda reasoned that since guidance documents do not undergo the notice-and-comment […]

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Updates of the Week: The current scenario of startups in Brazil

Posted by Aline Ribeiro on September 6, 2021 Bruno Drummond comments on the Startups boom Check out the full audio of the interview in our Podcast: In the third episode of the “Updates of the Week” segment, we talked with Bruno Drummond, partner and founder of Drummond Advisors, about the boom of startups in Brazil. According to Drummond, […]

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Are You Eligible For The R&D Tax Incentive?

Businesses involved in research and development (R&D) projects can claim a 15% tax credit for the 2019-20 income year. R&D has a specific statutory definition for the purposes of tax credit which is not the same as the commercial, engineering or accounting definitions. The tax credit is not just for scientific research but also for […]

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Guerlain vs. EUIPO and the question of distinctiveness

Cosmetics — everything from lipsticks and blush to eyeshadow and mascara — are all about making their wearers stand out. The same holds true for an effective trademark, meaning a brand’s success or failure depends on distinguishing itself in a crowded field of competitors. When Guerlain sought to do just that by attempting to register […]

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Vivian Mao Mentors Young Professionals at Study Melbourne Hub’s Pitch Bootcamp

Vivian Mao, Partner at Dezan Shira & Associates’ Shanghai office, joined Study Melbourne Hub’s Pitch Bootcamp as a judge and mentor. Hosted alongside AustCham Shanghai, the Pitch Bootcamp was a one-day career acceleration program designed to bring together talented youth from Victorian universities as well as local executives and professionals. Over 70 students and 60+ […]

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