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Value Creation For Companies By Lawyers by Uwe Müllner, Patzina·Lotz

According to Michael E. Porter, “Every firm is a collection of activities that are performed to design, produce, market, deliver, and support its product” (value activities). These consume resources and are linked together in processes. The value activities can be presented as a value chain that is divided into the so-called primary activities and support activities. Primary activities provide a direct value-adding contribution to the creation of a product or service.

Straightening Their Tenants' Ties: Retail Property Owners Are Buying Distressed Retailers Out of Bankruptcy by Vanessa Moody, Goulston & Storrs

Since the early days of the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S., it has been a recurring theme to turn on the news and see that yet another big-name retailer is rumored to be on the brink of filing, or has already filed, for bankruptcy. Many well-known brands many of which were already experiencing a downturn in profits even before the novel coronavirus caused store closures across the country, now find themselves in financial distress, not infrequently causing them to file for protection under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Football, Prejudice, Elitism And The Band Sepultura by Rodrigo Monteiro, monteiro de castro, setoguti advogados

Football should not be treated, in Brazil, just as a game. Much less as an instrument of alienation from the masses. On the left or on the right, it doesn't matter, the contempt (or prejudice) for the activity that attracts, to a greater or lesser extent, approximately 140 million Brazilians and 4.5 billion Earthlings, is unacceptable.

Hotels Without Children. It's A Trend, But Is It Legal? by Filipe Consciência, Caria Mendes Advogados 

In recent years, the number of hotels in Portugal that indicate on their websites, or on booking websites, that children are prohibited, is increasing. They promise little paradises to take a vacation, where you would not hear screaming children, whimpers and tantrums. If you are not traveling with children, it looks perfect. If you are traveling with children, it is a reason to be jealous or mad because you can't stay in that hotel. However, is it legal?

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