The Visionaries – Destination UAE

How are global geopolitical events affecting mobility in your jurisdiction? Geopolitical instability generally influences mobility. However, emigration does not come exclusively from conflict zones, and can be purely economic. The immigration policies of the UAE intend to attract skilled professionals. The policy has helped the UAE attract exceptional talent. The UAE has a safety index […]

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Weed it and Reap: Cannabis Rescheduling’s Impact on Tax Deductions

• Internal Revenue Code Section 280E prevents cannabis operators from taking ordinary business expense deductions because cannabis is currently classified as a Schedule I drug.• However, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency and Department of Health and Human Services have recommended cannabis be reclassified to a Schedule III drug,

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Corporate

Why Are So Many Home Retailers Going Private? In the not-so-distant past, the holy grail for any company was to grow big enough to go public. Now it seems, especially for home furnishings retailers, the goal is just the opposite: Take the company private and escape the scrutiny—and often the scorn—of Wall Street and investors. […]

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Leving has tree planted in Israel in honor of Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr.

Chicago – It was Attorney Jeffery M. Leving’s great honor to present Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. last Saturday with a certificate commemorating a tree Leving had planted in Israel in Rev. Jackson’s honor in his private office at Operation Push.    To learn more about the Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd., visit us […]

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Trademark Infringements Through Dilution Of Trademarks

Due to the strategic importance of the trademark, the necessity of protecting them has emerged, however within the doctrinal sphere for many years, trademark protection has only been considered from the perspective of “possibility of confusion of the trademark” due to the trademark’s function of indicating the source. However, besides from referencing, trademarks have many […]

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Automobile Claim Settlement

If a car accident is unavoidable, the process of investigating the accident that follows with the insurance company to pay compensation may, at times, be slow, not very transparent and culminate in a decision with which we disagree. The Civil team at Cerejeira Namora, Marinho Falcão prepared a Legal Update, which explains the procedures to […]

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Tribunal finds referring to an employee as “glamorous” is misguided but not discriminatory

In the case of Ms J Campbell v London Borough of Waltham Forest a female barrister unsuccessfully claimed for race discrimination, harassment and victimisation for being called ‘glamorous’ in the workplace. Ms Campbell, who is a black woman, was introduced by an employee of the Respondent as “the glamour corner” or something similar whilst conducting a tour […]

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Making a Loan to a Family Member to Help with a Home Purchase

Interest rates on residential mortgage loans have increased significantly over the last few years. If your adult child or another family member needs a mortgage to buy a home, the interest expense may be unaffordable. Plus, skyrocketing home values and low inventories of for-sale properties in most parts of the country are presenting challenges to prospective […]

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Privacy rights score victory over artists and creatorson the Internet

Copyright law is a notoriously difficult balancing act between protecting creators of content and enabling users who are mainly looking to enjoy music, funny pet videos and other content online. That tightrope balancing act has tried towrest back control of content by creators, but sometimes at the expense of the privacy rights of users, whose […]

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Do you also have questions about the anti-money laundering directives

Nowadays, people in all kinds of sectors have to be vigilant about possible money laundering. The legislator therefore provides for a number of anti-money laundering directives for sectors that are susceptible to money laundering. The real estate sector is one of them. For this reason, real estate agents have numerous additional obligations, including an identification […]

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