Dispute resolution | 01 April 2016

(HOUSTON) March 31, 2016Ann Ryan Robertson, an International Partner in Locke Lord’s Houston office and a member of its International Arbitration Practice Group, will be the recipient of the Private Sector Achievement Award from the University of Houston Law Center at the school’s 40th Annual Law Gala and Auction on Saturday, April 2nd. Robertson, an alumna of the UH Law Center, will be honored with this award for her exceptional achievement in the private sector legal community.

Robertson currently serves as an arbitrator and advocate in international and domestic arbitrations. Her practice focuses primarily on commercial and energy-related disputes. Named toGlobal Arbitration Review’s “Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration” in 2015 and 2016, Robertson has previously been recognized as 2014 Lawyer of the Year, International Arbitration – Governmental (Houston) by The Best Lawyers in America. She serves on the Board of the American Arbitration Association and as a Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. For over a decade, Robertson has coached the UH Law Center’s Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot team, which competes annually in Hong Kong.

Locke Lord’s International Arbitration Practice Group assists clients in resolving cross-border disputes. Its lawyers advise clients about forming contracts in the international arena, as well as counsel and represent clients thorough all stages of arbitral proceedings. Members of the International Arbitration Practice Group have a proven track record, acting as lead counsel in numerous international arbitrations across a broad range of industries and a wide range of problems. Clients have included global energy companies, international manufacturers, international service providers, investors, water companies, airlines, and international insurers and reinsurers.

For more information on the award and other recipients, please visit the UH Law Center website.

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| 30 March 2016

(AUSTIN) March 30, 2016 – Locke Lord Partner Michelle Earley has joined the 2016 Fellows Program for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). This marks the third consecutive year a Locke Lord lawyer has been selected to participate as an LCLD Fellow.

Established in 2011, the LCLD Fellows Program consists of conferences, in-person training and projects with LCLD’s top leadership aimed at increasing leadership and relationship skills for lawyers who are committed to fostering diversity within the legal community and at their firms. Earley’s participation in the LCLD Fellows Program follows the inclusion of Dallas Partner Art Anthony in the 2015 Fellow class and Chicago Partner Ernesto Palomo in 2014.

Earley serves as the Hiring Partner of the Austin office and is a member of the Firm’s Diversity Committee, Women’s Initiative Committee, Lateral Hire Committee, and Practice Development Committee. In her practice, she handles a wide range of corporate and securities work for public and private companies and has extensive experience in merger, acquisition, and disposition transactions, securities regulation matters and securities offerings, including representing purchasers and sellers of publicly-traded and privately-held companies, representing issuers and selling shareholders in connection with the public offering and private placement of debt and equity securities, tender offers, exchange offers and advising management and boards of directors on general corporate governance matters.

Earley is a graduate and Coker Fellow of Yale Law School (J.D., 1997) and Texas A&M University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1993). She is an active member of the Austin community participating as a member in the Junior League of Austin and the Austin Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc., as well as a regular volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She is a Leadership Austin Class of 2011 Alumni and a 2016 Austin Area Research Organization McBee Fellow.

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Technology, Media and Telecoms | 15 March 2016

It appears that the right time for a face lift is when the spirit needs a nuance of rejuvenation and the elements for doing so are all to hand. Similarly, as a brand is the face of an organisation the time for a ‘face lift’ of a business organisation is when opportunities present themselves and there is a need to revitalise. The European Parliament has now provided that opportunity and necessity for businesses to think seriously about getting a new face for their brands in view of the new legislation. [Continue Reading]