#IRBARCELONA22

We are pleased to be returning to Barcelona for our 2022 Annual Conference. Since we last visited in 2017, both our team and members have been eager to head back so it only seemed fitting to host our annual conference in this stunning city. Barcelona offers our members a fascinating mix of different nationalities and […]

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Are Works Created by Artificial Intelligence Eligible for Protection?

Abstract: With the advancement of technology, artificial intelligence has gone from being a productivity tool to being a generator of creative works that could be subject to legal protection through copyright. INTRODUCTION Thanks to science fiction movies, when we think of artificial intelligence (AI), we think of robots seeking to dominate the world and humanity. […]

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3 Lessons About Divorce You Can Learn from the Mrs. Doubtfire Movie

The past few weeks have been particularly busy for our firm, but I was finally able to enjoy some downtime with the family this weekend. Our family enjoys watching movies together, even if we’ve seen them a thousand times. This past weekend, we watched the movie Mrs. Doubtfire, which we’ve all seen several times, but we […]

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Chilean Tariff Stabilization – Credit Rights Purchase and Securitization Program

Baraona Marshall actively participated in the securitization of certain credits originally owned by Chilean electricity generation companies against Chilean distribution companies under the Chilean Tariff Stabilization Law. The operation included the purchase by the Inter-American Development Bank of said credits and the negotiation, structuring and execution of diverse documentation under New York Law (purchase contracts, […]

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Michigan Court of Claims Restores Laws Regarding Paid Leave and Minimum Wage – What Employers Need to Know

On July 19, the Michigan Court of Claims issued a decision restoring two significant Michigan employment laws – the Earned Sick Time Act (“ESTA”) and the Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act (“IWOWA”). The decision has significant implications for Michigan employers, as discussed below. As background, in 2018, two groups circulated ballot initiative petitions seeking to […]

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Are you on top of the latest developments in Making Tax Digital?

The widening scope of Making Tax Digital (MTD) is highlighting several issues, including the limited availability of the MTD for income tax pilot scheme, and low awareness of the recent expansion of MTD for VAT to all VAT registered businesses. Staying on top of the latest developments in Making Tax Digital is important for all businesses. Pilot […]

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Turned in Russia in the protection of property rights

The Russian Court of Appeal has restored order in a complex affair that began last March, when the English company Entertainment One UK Ltd, owner of the copyright rights on the cartoon Peppa Pig, had appealed to the Russian Court of Kirov against a company Russian, denouncing the illegitimate exploitation of its intellectual property rights […]

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Tax implications of no fault divorce

No fault divorce became a reality in April. Although it brought no associated changes to the tax rules, divorcing couples should now be in a better position to focus on financial issues – particularly important if not using a lawyer or solicitor. Below we explain the tax implications of no fault divorce. Capital gains tax […]

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Are you aware of these 2 employment visa requirements?

Employment visas serve an important purpose in the United States. These are a way for the country to tap into the skills and knowledge from other countries. They also give individuals from other countries a chance to experience life in the U.S. There are several things that might be necessary to obtain an employment visa […]

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Please Release Me

I have been dealing with a lot of claims recently from unhappy clients who have either been charged with employment discrimination or threatened with suit by disgruntled former employees. What to do? One word: release. I’m begging you have your outgoing employees sign a release of all claims and promise not to sue. This requires […]

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How are the Summer Internships at Cerejeira Namora, Marinho Falcão?

Do you have questions about our Summer Internships? Read here the testimonies of André, Maria, Íris, Catarina, Ana, João, Bernardo and Rita, who are now concluding their experience at Cerejeira Namora, Marinho Falcão. Maria FDUP This Summer Internship experience is turning out to be an adventure! From day one, we were given a great sense […]

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The Capture of U.S. Citizens in Ukraine By Russian Forces: Are They Mercenaries?

Approximately two weeks ago, two Americans, Alexander John-Robert Drueke, 39, and Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh, 27, were captured by Russian forces while fighting in the Donbass region of Ukraine. Kremlin Press Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has referred to these two men and “soldiers of fortune” and indicted they will be tried and could face the death penalty […]

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