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Corporate Law Update: The Companies Act 2014 - Making Business EasierCorporate Firm Discontinues Law Student Funding Amidst ControversyIn-house counsel: the biggest threat to law firmsCorporate tax law changes: What you need to know before you fileInside One Law Firm's New Corporate Sustainability TeamReforms To Rules On DividendThompson Hine Continues Lateral Growth; Adds Corporate Partner David Watson in ClevelandExpect more multi-million pound corporate fines for health and safety law breaches, expert saysLabor Law and Corporate Law: The Labor Court has Struck out in Limine the Claim of an Employee against Directors ...DuPage County Corporate Law Attorney Elected as Oak Brook Village TrusteeHas the Legal Services Deck Been Reshuffled?Expanded concept of M&As in competition lawCorporate law firm rates up despite weakening demandCorporate law firm rates up despite weakening demandCorporate Law Firms Reach New Billing Heights

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Has the Legal Services Deck Been Reshuffled?
Bloomberg Big Law BusinessFebruary 10, 2016

The leaner, meaner model provides smaller firms — especially those headed by “recognized” big law alums — a key differentiator in the increasingly intense competition for outsourced corporate work. Add to that a vastly diminished concern with ...more »

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Corporate Law Update: The Companies Act 2014 - Making Business Easier
Lexology (registration)February 18, 2016

The Companies Act 2014 ("the Act") introduced a number of significant reforms to Irish company law, some of which are of great assistance to completing corporate transactions in Ireland. Set out below are a number of reforms introduced by the Act that ...more »

Corporate Firm Discontinues Law Student Funding Amidst Controversy
Harvard CrimsonFebruary 18, 2016

According to Law School administrators, in 2012, Milbank—an international corporate law firm–pledged $200,000 each year over five years to be allocated to student groups at the Dean of Students' discretion, with the stipulation that groups publicly ...more »

In-house counsel: the biggest threat to law firms
The Australian Financial ReviewFebruary 18, 2016

Powerful corporate in-house counsel teams are changing the way the legal industry operates and pushing law firms to innovate in ways they had not contemplated. The globalisation of the legal industry is one challenge law firms face but it is not as ...more »

Corporate tax law changes: What you need to know before you file
Philadelphia Business JournalFebruary 16, 2016

In advance of the upcoming filing deadlines for corporations (March 15) and partnerships (April 15), it's important to review some of the federal tax law changes that were just enacted in mid-December, as well as new reporting issues for entities ...more »

Inside One Law Firm's New Corporate Sustainability Team
waste360February 16, 2016

Across the business world, companies are turning toward sustainable practices in building, operations and energy efficiency. Robinson & Cole LLP, in Hartford, Conn., has put together a team of lawyers to help clients like these with legal issues ...more »

Reforms To Rules On Dividend
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)February 16, 2016

There is no necessity that there be available profits when the dividend is actually paid, so long as there were available profits when the dividend was declared (Marra Developments Ltd v BW Rofe Pty Ltd and BSN Commercial Bank (M) Bhd v River View ...more »

Thompson Hine Continues Lateral Growth; Adds Corporate Partner David Watson in Cleveland
Business Wire (press release)February 15, 2016

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thompson Hine LLP is pleased to announce that David D. Watson has joined the firm's Corporate Transactions & Securities practice as a partner in Cleveland. ... “I am impressed by the firm's culture and forward-thinking ...more »

Expect more multi-million pound corporate fines for health and safety law breaches, expert says
Out-Law.comFebruary 11, 2016

Earlier this week, energy firm ConocoPhillips was ordered to pay £3 million plus costs by Lincolnshire Crown Court after it pleaded guilty to three charges involving leaks from one of its offshore gas platforms. The fine could have been even higher had ...more »

Labor Law and Corporate Law: The Labor Court has Struck out in Limine the Claim of an Employee against Directors ...
Lexology (registration)February 11, 2016

This case started with the employee's claim for compensation for unlawful termination by a company operating in the bio-medical field. The employee directed his claim also to two directors of the Company, alleging that they should be found liable to ...more »

DuPage County Corporate Law Attorney Elected as Oak Brook Village Trustee
BenzingaFebruary 10, 2016

Oak Brook Corporate Law Attorney Edward N. Tiesenga obtained his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law, and he graduated with a B.A. cum laude from Hope College in Michigan. He is admitted to practice law before the United States ...more »

Has the Legal Services Deck Been Reshuffled?
Bloomberg Big Law BusinessFebruary 10, 2016

The leaner, meaner model provides smaller firms — especially those headed by “recognized” big law alums — a key differentiator in the increasingly intense competition for outsourced corporate work. Add to that a vastly diminished concern with ...more »

Expanded concept of M&As in competition law
Inquirer.netFebruary 10, 2016

Is the concept of merger and acquisition in corporate law the same under the Philippine Competition Act (PCA)? In corporation law, merger is the absorption of one or more corporations by another existing corporation, which retains its identity and ...more »

Corporate law firm rates up despite weakening demand
The Global Legal PostFebruary 10, 2016

Rates at large corporate law firms have risen by 3 per cent to 4 per cent a year since the economic downturn, according to Citi Private Bank's Law Firm Group. But it seems that prices are getting steeper amid stagnating demand; according to Wells Fargo ...more »

Corporate law firm rates up despite weakening demand
The Global Legal PostFebruary 10, 2016

Rates at large corporate law firms have risen by 3 per cent to 4 per cent a year since the economic downturn, according to Citi Private Bank's Law Firm Group. But it seems that prices are getting steeper amid stagnating demand; according to Wells Fargo ...more »

Corporate Law Firms Reach New Billing Heights
Wall Street Journal (blog)February 9, 2016

Billing rates at big corporate law firms have reached a new mark: $1,500 per hour, despite low inflation and weak demand. The Wall Street Journal has the Daily Bankruptcy Review article here, but don't forget to check out a supplementary piece on ...more »

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