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  • 28 Feb 2011 4:16 PM | Deleted user
    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has signed a law on amendments to the law on joint-stock companies regarding the improvement of the mechanism for the activities of joint-stock companies, which parliament approved taking into account the president's proposals. Read more
  • 25 Feb 2011 8:00 PM | Deleted user

    Journalists, writers and media freedom campaigners are, not surprisingly, delighted with the decision of a British judge on Thursday to throw out a libel claim filed by a Ukrainian billionaire against the Kyiv Post, a Ukrainian newspaper.

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  • 25 Feb 2011 8:58 AM | Deleted user

    As more and more functionality moves to cloud-based (SaaS) products, the question of how to deal with your data becomes critical. It's one thing to have your calendar available online, but quite another to move many gigabytes of files.
    So it is important to look more closely at exactly what functionality you want to accomplish. Four different kinds of Web-based storage exist undefined backups, synchronization, productivity applications (e.g., Google Docs), and document management.  The following blog article explores each of these in the context of small law firms.TechnoLawyer

  • 25 Feb 2011 8:38 AM | Deleted user

    It's no secret that the business of practicing law has changed and continues to change in ways that are both subtle and dramatic. Technology-driven efficiencies, niche practices developed around social change, new challenges to the profession dictated by both gut-wrenching recession and fundamental industrial change have altered the profession.
    READ MORE in the ABA LAW JOURNAL

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  • 24 Feb 2011 9:12 PM | Deleted user

    On 15 February 2011 Parliament of Ukraine adopted amendments (the "Amendment") to the Law of Ukraine "On Banks and Banking Activity" (the "Bank Law"), establishing new rules of acquisition of substantial interest in the banks (the "New Rules"). Under the New Rules, acquisition of at least 10%, 25%, 50% and 75% of shares in a Ukrainian bank by a legal entity or individual requires 3-months prior notification of the relevant Ukrainian bank and the National Bank of Ukraine (the "NBU").
    Read More at Asters Law Firm, Kyiv

     

  • 21 Feb 2011 1:06 PM | Deleted user
    The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, has adopted the new version of the law on amnesty in Ukraine. A total of 309 MPs voted to pass this law on Feb. 17, 2011.
    According to the law, the amnesty is declared by the amnesty law, which, in turn, can provide for a relief from serving the punishment (a complete amnesty) or a partial relief from the sentence (partial amnesty).

    Read more: http://www.kyivpost.com/news/nation/detail/97428/#ixzz1EcNXj1MP
  • 17 Feb 2011 8:53 AM | Anonymous
    European or other ex-U.S. judicial or arbitration proceedings can relatively easily obtain discovery in the U.S., of the same scope as if they were in a U.S. court, without the inefficiencies and limitations of the Hague Convention.  Recent decisions by two federal appellate courts have confirmed this, and their authorative decisions will likely promote and ease the use of the statutory option in the future. http://www.ratnerprestia.com/221?article=401
  • 04 Feb 2011 11:14 AM | Deleted user

    Magisters, a leading Ukrainian law firm, raided by prosecutors
    Ukrainian prosecutors on Feb. 3 conducted a 14-hour search of the central office in Kyiv of Magisters, a leading Ukrainian law firm.
         According to a statement issued by Magisters on Feb. 4, at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 3, around 30 armed men and investigators from the General Prosecutor’s Office stormed the headquarters of Magisters located in downtown Kyiv at 38 Volodymyrska Street. Magisters said prosecutors detained the firm’s 50 lawyers and staff for six hours. The firm said “one pregnant employee was urgently rushed to hospital by ambulance during the raid.”
    Kyiv Post: http://www.kyivpost.com/news/nation/detail/96394/print/

     

     

  • 29 Jan 2011 9:49 PM | Deleted user

    Online marketing of legal services has become an essential ingredient  in developing a growing law practice. The following link to a website provider Findlaw addresses some of the questions you may have regarding its benefits and easy of setup.  Note that the web has many providers and you should search the Internet to find the one best suited to your practice and pocketbook.
    Click Here for Findlaw http://www.lawyermarketing.com/Why-Market-Online/

     

  • 29 Jan 2011 6:58 PM | Deleted user

    Kucinich Sues House Cafeteria for Olive Pit Injury
    Former presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, is suing the U.S. House of Representatives cafeteria for selling him a sandwich wrap in 2008 containing an olive pit that allegedly caused oral injuries. The lawsuit, filed in Superior Court for the District of Columbia earlier this month, seeks $150,000 in damages from the companies that operate the House cafeteria for selling food that was "unfit for human consumption" that Kucinich claims caused "significant pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment."

    Read Article: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2011/01/rep-kucinich-sues-house-cafeteria-for-olive-pit-injuries/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foodsafetynews%2FmRcs+%28Food+Safety+News%29

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