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NYC Legislation Limits Enforcement of Personal Liability Provisions and Prohibits Harassment for Certain Commercial Tenants

On May 26, 2020, the New York City Council passed two laws, intended to provide relief to certain commercial tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic. This advisory summarizes these laws, their implications, and their potential vulnerability to legal challenge.


Nobility, Immorality and Football

The word nobility not only denotes a state of social stratification or the recognition that inequality derives from a divine design. It also draws an ethical meaning that has been lacking in human beings, globally. It evokes righteousness, consideration, acceptance and dignity.


Protection of Business Information in Accordance With EU Directive 2016/943 and Current Regulations of Bosnia and Herzegovina

On 8 June 2016, the European Union adopted Directive (EU) 2016/943 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure.


Agreements To Reduce Or Forgive The Amount Of the Leases And Their Effects On The Value Added Tax

One of the most obvious effects of the state of alarm generated by COVID-19 has been the renegotiation of current rents, and specifically the forgiveness or reduction agreed between the property and the lessee of the amounts to be paid.


Employer Beware: Avoiding Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. unemployment rate is at its highest level since the Great Depression.