US National Defense Authorization Act Expands Opportunities for Small Businesses

On December 12, 2017, US President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (NDAA FY18). The NDAA FY18 authorizes and prioritizes funding for the Department of Defense (DoD) and prescribes military personnel strengths for the federal government’s 2018 fiscal year. In addition to appropriating US$695.9 billion to the DoD, the


How To Reduce Your Cybersecurity Risk Profile Through Vendor Management

Chris Allyn of Ally Law member firm Moye White, located in Denver, Colorado, offers some basic guidelines on how to reduce your cybersecurity risk profile. The steps she outlines can be taken with minimal resources and without significant amounts of technological sophistication. She suggests three basic areas of inquiry as you engage third-party vendors who will have access to your


Will The Court Enforce Your Non-Compete Agreement?

Restrictive employment agreements such as non-compete and non-solicitation agreements are generally disfavored in the United States. Recent developments in several states demonstrate that you, as an employer, must ensure that such agreements are reasonable in scope and supported by consideration in order to be enforceable. In Florida, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements are prohibited unless they


Key Points When Entering An IT Contract

IT contracts are complex and often contain terms and conditions you may not be familiar with in the daily conduct of your company’s business. When taking on a licence for a new piece of software, or having software or an IT system, including a website, developed for you, it is important that you first read


Instant Messaging As Evidence In Spanish Judicial Proceedings

Phone calls and sms (text messages) are becoming less and less common and have, for the most part, been replaced by the use of instant messaging applications. Among these applications, WhatsApp® is the preeminent telecommunications network, although there are many others such as Telegram®, Line®, Hangouts® or Skype®, to name some other popular ones. While


Prenuptial Agreements: Increasing Global Popularity

A prenuptial agreement can be viewed as a rational choice when newly-weds bring assets into their marriage. Prior to getting married, a prenuptial agreement is a formal agreement which sets out how a couple’s assets will be divided in the event of them divorcing or separating. Whether a “prenup” is enforceable varies by country and


Rugby And Contract Law

Kemp Strang, Ally Law member firm in Sydney, Australia, recently prevailed for its client in a contractual dispute in which Kemp Strang represented rugby league football player Jordan Latham against the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (Manly) team. Latham played for Manly in 2014 and 2015. Prior to the commencement of the 2016 season, Latham’s manager received


MAP Policies Are The First Line Of Protection In Online Sales

E-commerce is on the rise and showing no signs of stopping. E-commerce grew 16 percent in the first half of 2016 in the United States, while U.S. consumers are projected to spend $385 billion online this year, according to a November 2016 Business Insider article noting that nearly all of the growth in the retail sector


Ally Law Member Firm Rich May Super Honored By Super Lawyers

Sixteen Rich May, P.C. attorneys have been honored by Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual Super Lawyer selections are made using a multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers,


Arbitration Under The “New Model” ASEAN Investment Agreement

The ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (the Agreement) is a multi-lateral treaty between the ten member states of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) which became effective in March 2012. The Agreement is intended to assist the creation of “a free and open investment regime in ASEAN in order to achieve the end goal of


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