The legal framework for the Fourth Industrial Revolution is emerging….slowly

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The reform of the Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz has been put into force on August 1st, 2013

By: Rechtsanwalt (Attorney) Carsten Lexa, LL.M. On August 1st, 2013, the RVG (“Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz” = German Attorney Remuneration Law) has been put into force. The RVG exists since July 1st, 2004 and superseded the Bundesrechtsanwaltgebührenordnung (German Federal Code of Lawyers’ Fees = BRAGO). Most attorneys do their statement of fees on the basis of the regulations of the RVG. Every activity of

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NY Chief Judge Increases Access To Justice in Foreclosure Cases

By: Ainsley Brown It is a gross understatement to say that foreclosures have hit the US economy hard. In fact, because housing has so many connections to the health of the US economy – from construction to lending to 401K’s – foreclosures continue to be a major drag on the tepid US recovery. Solving the foreclosure crisis therefore will be

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Australia’s National Consumer Protection Law Comes Into Effect

By: Ainsley Brown Talk about kicking off the New Year with a bang: it is official as of January 1, 2011 Australia now has its first national Consumer Law. The new law ushers in a comprehensive national consumer protection regime that mandates quick remedies – repair, replace, refund – to customer complaints.  It replaces a patchwork of 20 national, State

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Litigation As An Investment Vehicle In Canada: An Introduction

By: Ainsley Brown In a pervious post – Litigation … A New Investment Vehicle – I introduced you to the Therium, a third party litigation fund in England that was using litigation as an investment vehicle. At the time I thought Therium was a brilliant idea and this is position I still maintain. Despite my praise, maybe because of it,

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Australia To Review Tax Laws On Islamic Finance

By: Ainsley Brown When an industry approaches being worth close to a trillion dollars it can no longer be considered a passing fancy or fad – Islamic banking and finance (IBF) is real and is as much a part of the global financial system as “conventional” finance. It is this realization that has prompted Australia to conduct a review of

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