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Thai Member Authors Real Estate Guide for Chambers

Duensing Kippen has authored a definitive practice guide – Real Estate 2020  – published by Chambers and Partners. This series provides in-house counsel with expert legal commentary in key jurisdictions around the world. The focus is on the practical issues affecting business and they enable the reader to compare legislation and procedure across a range

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Members Discuss Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

US and Argentina members met via Zoom to share best practices regarding firm diversity and equality programs. Moye White (Denver), Much (Chicago), Rich May (Boston), Smith Anderson (Raleigh), Summit Law Group (Seattle), Varnum (Grand Rapids) and Vorys (Columbus) recommended a variety of initiatives, including: Creating a Diversity and Inclusion Committee or Working Group that includes lawyers

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Our Young Leader Program Has Launched!

Twenty-three lawyers in 15 countries are participating in a new initiative designed to strengthen relationships between the next generation of Ally Law leaders, delegates and clients.  Led by international speaker, coach, strategist and author Stephanie Wachman, the four-month program includes a series of live, online, interactive workshops, Q&A sessions and one-on-one coaching. Said Björn Welinder,

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North American Members Discuss Cannabis Industry

Members from jurisdictions across North America and Europe recently met to discuss legal aspects of the burgeoning cannabis industry. Toronto-based Torkin Manes’ Cannabis Industry Group co-chairs Andrew Wilder and Matt Maurer, along with cannabis lawyer Vlad Mihaescu and Chicago-based member Jonathan Sherman (Much) discussed the level of which cannabis is legal, the types and availability of related products,

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Congratulations to Our New Executive Board

Andrew Parlour (Russell Kennedy; Melbourne, Australia) was elected Treasurer, and James Turner (McVeagh Fleming; Auckland, New Zealand) began his term of service as a Vice President. Parlour practices primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and business structuring, advising on corporate compliance matters and negotiating a range of commercial agreements. Turner helps businesses and

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Our First Virtual AGM Draws Record Attendance

Ally Law’s 2020 AGM was unprecedented in the 30-year history of the organization. Conducted via Zoom video conference, the physical distance between the network’s leadership and member-firm delegates was overcome by the cooperation and good cheer of all who participated. The meetings were exceptionally well attended, with 120+ members and 69 firms that logged into

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Zoom Meet-up: Cross-Border Dispute Resolution in a Pandemic

Members from 5 jurisdictions across North America and Europe met recently to discuss legal aspects of cross-border dispute resolution and technology trends arising during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Moderators Paul Franke, partner at Colorado-based Moye White, Jacques Bouyssou, partner at France-based member, Alerion Avocats, and Mark Elliot, partner at New York-based member, Phillips Nizer, gave

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COVIDAlly: A New Client Resource

We are pleased to announce COVIDAlly, a one-stop resource for multinational organizations as they respond to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 global pandemic. This new blog captures the collective legal and business insights of our 70+ member firms related to the coronavirus. COVIDAlly is a resource for clients that showcases our broad and deep resources

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2019 EMEA Regional Meeting Features Malta Business Program

More than 60 Ally Law delegates, clients and other guests participated in a rich banquet of forward-thinking panels and presentations, exceptional dining and social activities, and opportunities to learn more about the history, economy and culture of this exceptional island nation. The meeting kicked off with a day-long series of presentations and discussions offering a

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