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International arbitration clauses: Why they should be in contracts

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Local companies today have a global reach, entering into mergers, acquisitions, manufacturing contracts, licensing agreements, joint ventures and research and development partnerships with companies and institutions around the world. Such global partnerships offer innumerable opportunities. But there are also serious ...

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In-house counsel provide essential support to academic institutions

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Like their counterparts in business and industry, in-house attorneys at Missouri colleges and universities devote plenty of time to contract review, real estate development, employment agreements and intellectual property. That is, when they’re not managing Medicare and Medicaid certification, HIPAA ...

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Op-Ed: Expectations and norms take shape for AI policies

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For some time now, in response to the California Online Privacy Protection Act, Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and similar statutes and regulations from other jurisdictions, any company with any web presence to speak of has provided ...

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Streamlined time-off programs for employees benefit employers as well

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Evolving methods for offering paid time off to employees are leading to a simpler process, greater trust and more productive people. Experts in human resources are recommending that businesses look into adopting a program that allows employees to pull from ...

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Closing the knowledge gap: Mira Mdivani’s corporate immigration institute trains counsel, executives to avoid pitfalls

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When Mira Mdivani gives training sessions, she is used to seeing a degree of surprise emerge on the faces of the clients she counsels. “Their first reaction is shock with how much [they] don’t know,” said Mdivani, a Kansas City-area ...

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Electronic efficiencies: Thompson Coburn program saves banks from citation messes

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Thompson Coburn has launched a technology innovation designed to handle headaches for banks as easily as state court systems will allow. Banks, particularly large retail and commercial operations, face a barrage of legal filings each month. When a party wins ...

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Be prepared: If measles clocks in, is your company ready?

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Measles cases are on the rise. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that between Jan. 1 and Aug. 1 of this year, nearly 1,200 cases of measles were confirmed in 28 states, including Missouri. It is the ...

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Crucial clauses: M&A Bar gleans lessons from blowup of pharma deal

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When Delaware courts speak, business attorneys listen, and a ruling allowing a German drug company to pull out of $4.75 billion deal to acquire a U.S. competitor still has M&A lawyers buzzing. On Oct. 1, 2018, the Delaware Chancery Court ...

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