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Employment PG Webinars - Return to work after the pandemic – Best Practice for Employers

We recently held two Employment Webinars, bringing together experts from across MI in two panel discussions, one focused on the Americas and involving Chile, Mexico, Canada and the US and a world panel comprising Singapore, Germany, Palestine, the USA and England.

To listen to the recording:

World and Asia


Rasem Kamal – Palestine, Kamal & Associates

Ulrike Doerrie – Munich, SLB Kloepper

Joanna Alexiou – London, Mackrell. Solicitors

Christi Coleman – Missouri, Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard

Hui Choon Wai – Singapore, Wee Swee Teow


USA – David Dubberly and Sarju Naran, Nexsen Pruett and Hoge Fenton

Canada – Matthew Wise, Macdonald Sager Manis

Mexico – Luis Enriquez Cervantes, González Calvillo

Chile – Cristobal Raby, Prieto

Keith Heddle

Mackrell International

Massachusetts Recognizes Contract Damages Based on Destruction of Researcher’s Life’s Work

Gesmer Updegrove LLP, led by partner Kevin Peters, represented the cancer-researcher plaintiff in a cutting-edge breach of contract case that won their client (with interest) $17 million.

The multi-year path the case took was extraordinary, beginning with the largest jury verdict in the state in 2017 and culminating in a decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the state's highest court.

This blog post describes and discusses the case.

Kevin Peters

Gesmer Updegrove LLP

U.S. Department of Commerce Clears Huawei for Standards Development – Part Way

The Trump administration’s campaign against China in general and, since May of 2019, 5G telecom giant Huawei in particular, has disrupted many aspects of the marketplace in many high profile ways.

Less visibly, it has brought turmoil to the creation of the standards essential to permit diverse telecom networks to interoperate, making it problematic for U.S. companies to participate in standards setting organizations in which Huawei also participates.

In this blog post, Gesmer Updegrove LLP partner Andrew Updegrove describes how a new U.S. regulation falls short of its objective, leaving many standards developing organizations and U.S. companies still caught in the crossfire.

Andrew Updegrove

Gesmer Updegrove LLP

Mackrell International Global Legal Update 9

Back again and bringing you MI firm news and updates from around the world. This week we have:

Safak Herdem in Turkey provides an update on personalized medical devices: Custom-made Medical Devices under Turkish Law

González Calvillo, our Mexico firm, share their contribution to The Law Review (Employment law review)

Our Irish member, Crowley Millar, reports the latest on their licensing laws

Mackrell.Solicitors in London discuss workplace surveillance – employee monitoring – and asks what’s right and what’s wrong?

In Hong Kong, Weir and Associates, cover the latest in the area of Force Majeure.

Dean Milton from Ramsay Webber in South Africa also covers Force Majeure in South Africa

Nexsen Pruet, in the Carolinas, has advice for clients in a variety of business areas:


A Win for Plaintiffs in Recent NC Ag-Gag Ruling


EPA Limits State Authority in New 401 Certification Final Rule

Real Estate

In this video, Tonya Powell shares her insights into handling a crisis in the commercial real estate industry with three tips you should institute now.

The latest Newsletter from Chris Johnson, Al Sharif in Association with Johnson & Pump, brings us up to date on issues in Saudi Arabia.

And more good news - not everyone is standing still and waiting to see what happens next:

Baker Donelson in US has elected 15 new shareholders across the Firm

Eight Carmody Torrance attorneys across four practice areas - Real Estate, Environmental, Litigation (General Commercial), and Labor & Employment groups were ranked in one of the Top Bands in the Connecticut practice categories by Chambers USA

Please can all member firms keep this advice and local expertise coming – many of our clients around the world will be looking for assistance and guidance in these turbulent and uncertain times.

Keith Heddle

Mackrell International

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