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Antitrust (Monopoli)

Cartel expertise Competition authorities worldwide are dialing up their anti-cartel efforts and heightening cross-border collaboration, with synchronized "dawn raids" mounted across jurisdictions. Companies can expect more of the same going forward – perhaps much more. Critical to risk management is an aggressive response that proactively addresses compliance alerts and other indications of anti-competitive conduct. Speed and agility can also mean the difference between amnesty or leniency and catastrophic sanctions. The choice of cartel counsel is thus a crucial decision point in protecting ...

The European Antitrust Enforcers’ response to the Covid-19 outbreak: Antitrust rules will bend, but will not break

by Marie-Laure Combet and Boris Marschall | March.26.2020

In a welcomed attempt to align their approaches, the antitrust enforcers of the European Competition Network (ECN)1 have published a brief joint statement on the application of competition law during the Covid-19 crisis. If one may regret that its content remains too high-level, it is an important step, which comes just shortly after the European

Servizi schemi azionari

We offer a full service to businesses wishing to either create an equity incentive plan or to build on existing arrangements, and we advise both purely UK based clients and also businesses with cross-border needs. The UK is currently a relatively costly personal tax environment, and such incentive plans can not only carry significant commercial advantages in motivating key personnel, but can also offer very valuable tax savings. Enterprise Management Incentives The most popular UK share option scheme for emerging companies with UK–based employees is the tax favoured Enterprise Management ...

Progetti ecologici difesa

This adds up to significant opportunity – and some important challenges.  Most renewable energy projects in the United States are developed, built, and financed on a “project finance” model.  In contrast, the contracting functions at the DoD are largely structured around a traditional government contracting procurement approach.  Our team helps our clients bridge that gap and assists them in taking on the most challenging issues related to developing and financing DoD projects.    Our team includes members of our energy project development and finance practice and our government contracting ...

Retribuzione e benefit

We have those lawyers. We are unique. With over 15 experts in London, New York City, Paris, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Wheeling, we work with clients on both domestic and global compensation & benefits matters. It’s all about you. As one client told Chambers USA: "They have good foresight – not just reacting in a transactional sense, but also looking at the trends and the bigger picture and being proactive in working with you to avoid a problem before it happens. The attorneys are incredibly responsive to our needs and are always able to assist when asked." Supporting Your Strategy We ...
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The Cares Act Summary

by Patricia E. Anglin, William Berry and Yvonne Nyborg | March.27.2020

Employee Benefit Provisions in The Cares Act To confront the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress passed the CORNAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT (CARES ACT) on March 27, 2020. It expands access to retirement funds and suspends required minimum distributions from retirement plans and IRAs in 2020. Further, the CARES Act loosens a few rules applicable to health plans so that employees can access treatment and testing for COVID-19 without worrying about deductibles and cost sharing. There are also provisions that defer employer payroll taxes, provide an employee retention tax credit for ...

Appelli brevetti e diritti di proprietà intellettuale

Every partner in our group has handled copyright, trademark or patent appeals — and many of our group’s greatest accolades come from this work. We’ve been named to the National Law Journal’s Appellate Hot List, labeled "outstanding" by The Legal 500, won The American Lawyer’s Litigator of the Year Award, and listed on the Financial Times’ list of the 10 most innovative firms, with all of these publications highlighting our IP work. Chambers USA has recognized our ability to "mastermind" the "most complicated legal or technological issues." And our work on these cases is complemented by our ...

Difesa class action

Our clients include Fortune 500 companies in the technology, finance, energy and consumer sectors; high-growth companies; and individuals. We focus on early dismissals and low settlements, but we’re well-known for our willingness to go to trial when justified. Our record includes victories in a variety of claims, from traditional breach of warranty, product liability, employment and securities class actions to novel false labeling and massive Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) cases. We work with our clients’ in-house team to understand the risks and objectives for each matter, conduct ...
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Corte suprema e d'appello

We have won awards and recognition from publications such as the Financial Times, which recognized Orrick among North America’s top ten most innovative law firms in 2014. That same year, we took FT's #1 spot in a ranking of “innovation in litigation” for our work in Oracle v. Google. Our work for Kleiner Perkins, Oracle, and DISH Network was recognized when The American Lawyer named Orrick the 2016 “Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year” and a finalist for “Litigation Department of the Year.” Our successes on behalf of Oracle and DISH Network were also highlighted in our ...
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Tassazione internazionale

Orrick’s international tax group comprises attorneys that specialise in international tax matters based in the United States and Europe, including a global network of local tax specialists to service our clients’ tax needs wherever they choose to do business. Each of these specialists has experience in coordinating tax advice from a wide network of local tax counsel that enables Orrick to provide clients with a seamless global tax service. The Differentiators Sector Focus Technology We are a leading law firm in giving tax advice in respect of technology and ...

Delatori e indagini societarie

We’ve worked on precedent-setting cases, including Livingston v. Wyeth, one of the leading cases to date that address what constitutes "protected activity" under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. And we helped Broadcom secure a complete dismissal of a Dodd-Frank whistleblower claim brought by an in-house attorney in Davies v. Broadcom. Along the way, we’ve played an integral role in the development of whistleblower law. We authored the leading treatise on Whistleblower defense, Corporate Whistleblowing in the Sarbanes-Oxley/Dodd-Frank Era. Our clients include multinational employers across a wide range ...
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Responding to Healthcare Employee Concerns in the COVID-19 Age

by Jill Rosenberg, Amy Walsh and Alex Mitchell | April.03.2020

As the battle against COVID-19 intensifies, healthcare workers have become vocal about their perceptions of deficiencies surrounding patient care and safety within their workplaces and have expressed their views publicly on social media and other platforms. Videos, photographs, and testimonials underscore employees’ concerns about patient care and the availability of protective gear and other supplies. Healthcare employers have, at the same time, struggled to regulate the flow of information and misinformation about COVID-19 in their facilities. In some cases, healthcare employers have ...

Problemi legati alla legge sul lavoro transnazionale

Our lawyers provide strategic and results-oriented advice on all aspects of employment disputes and contentious matters before agencies, tribunals and in the courts, with special expertise on discrimination matters, wage-and-hour issues, cross-border trade secret protection and wrongful termination actions. Working with Orrick’s Global Corporate Solutions team, we also provide advice on data privacy and protection issues, employee benefits matters and global equity compensation programs. We have innovative single point of contact representations which allow companies with operations ...

COVID-19 Update: Germany to Give Working Parents State-Funded Compensation Claim During Closure of Childcare and Schools

by Dr. André Zimmermann LL.M. and Louisa Kallhoff | April.03.2020

For working parents who are unable to fulfil their working duties due to the closure of kindergarten, day care centre and/or school as a result of the pandemic, the German parliament has passed a new law in a fast-track procedure. The essential aspect under this legislative change is that under certain conditions, affected parents are granted a state-funded compensation claim under the German Infection Protection Act (Infektionsschutzgesetz – IfSchG), which is legally distinct from the contractual remuneration claim.

Parità salariale

Pay equity is at the forefront of regulatory, political, shareholder, employee, and public concern. 2016 brought an unprecedented wave of new and proposed pay equity legislation and other initiatives at the federal and state level, seeking to address the pay gap. This is also a trend internationally. These initiatives will make it easier for employees and government agencies to bring pay claims against employers and may expose employers to public scrutiny as well as increased litigation risks and costs. While it remains to be seen how the Trump administration will pursue these issues at the ...
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Six Bay Area Counties Issue Revised Shelter-In-Place Orders Requiring Essential Businesses to Develop and Post Social Distancing Protocols

by Erin M. Connell, Tierra D. Piens and Necia Hobbes | April.01.2020

On March 31, 2020, the six Bay Area counties that previously issued the nation’s first Covid-19 shelter-in-place orders, amended and extended their prior orders to include stricter controls aimed to slow the spread of COVID-19. The new orders, which are now in effect in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties (as well as the City of Berkeley) have a new end date of May 3, 2020 – a change from the prior end date of April 7, 2020. They also revise and narrow the scope of businesses deemed essential, and expressly require any employer with employees who ...

Diritto del lavoro

We’ve secured important precedents in the wage and hour arena. And we bring deep subject area knowledge in areas most important to employers throughout the world. Leading companies turn to us for help avoiding the courtroom in the first place. We partner with our in-house teams to conduct investigations and audits, draft employment policies, and tailor executive compensation agreements that attract top C-suite talent. And we do it on a global basis. In selecting us as Employment Group of the Year in 2018, Law360 highlighted our high-profile wins for Microsoft and Twitter and our position as ...

Responding to Healthcare Employee Concerns in the COVID-19 Age

by Jill Rosenberg, Amy Walsh and Alex Mitchell | April.03.2020

As the battle against COVID-19 intensifies, healthcare workers have become vocal about their perceptions of deficiencies surrounding patient care and safety within their workplaces and have expressed their views publicly on social media and other platforms. Videos, photographs, and testimonials underscore employees’ concerns about patient care and the availability of protective gear and other supplies. Healthcare employers have, at the same time, struggled to regulate the flow of information and misinformation about COVID-19 in their facilities. In some cases, healthcare employers have ...