The International Who's Who of Oil & Gas Lawyers has brought together two of the leading practitioners in the world to discuss key issues facing lawyers today.
Bernard Wolfsdorf is the winner of the corporate immigration lawyer of the year award for the second year running. The Santa Monica-based lawyer is the former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and a recognised name in this field. He has over 30 years’ experience representing clients and shares his views of the American immigration system and how legal practice has changed.
A parliamentary Act of 12 April 2011 is fundamentally altering Belgian dismissal law. It brings the treatment of blue and white-collar workers closer together without simultaneously abolishing the difference in treatment. Furthermore, it takes away the insecurity that a lot of employers are currently facing when dismissing white-collar employees.
The International Who's Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers has brought together three of the leading practitioners in the world to discuss key issues facing lawyers today.
Trevor Cook is the winner of the patents lawyer of the year award for the sixth consecutive year. The London based lawyer is one of the best-known names in the IP legal market and has been working in this area for over thirty years at Bird & Bird LLP – the winner of three IP related practice area awards this year. He leads an active practice in patent litigation and is the secretary to the British Copyright Council Standing Committee on Copyright and Technology and a member of the council of the Intellectual Property Institute. In a special Q&A he discusses his career and how the industry has changed.
Since at least the first century AD, it has been recognised that “[n]o [one] can serve two masters.” Luke 16;13. Roughly 2,000 years on, it is a pity that many judges on either side of the Atlantic have not appreciated the dilemma conflicting laws have placed on twenty-first century lawyers and their multinational clients, who are often forced to choose between honouring a US discovery obligation or certain European data privacy laws that forbid it.
Tornado sirens are going off in Kansas City, and this time it’s not a drill. Last month, a massive EF-5 tornado struck Joplin, Missouri, resulting in over 130 deaths. Out west, several states had record snowfall. This past April, in the mid-west and south, storm systems dumped record rainfall on the Mississippi River watershed, causing a 500-year flood and billions of dollars in damage. Australia, New Zealand, and Pakistan saw unprecedented floods in 2010 and 2011 as well. For those with allergies, warm seasons are longer, extending pollen seasons. Speculation is abounding that climate change caused these weather events, or made them worse. Whether or not this is true, one thing is certain: increasingly, regulatory agencies, legislatures, and the courts will be asked to address potential causes and impacts of climate change.
The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers has brought together four of the leading practitioners in the world to discuss key issues facing lawyers today.
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