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Louis Lehot Talks About Successful Leadership & Beyond

Palo Alto, California, USA, 2020-Aug-17 — /EPR MANAGEMENT NEWS/ — Louis Lehot, the founder of L2 Counsel, P.C., talks about his seven habits to being a better leader, especially when everyone is remote and distributed.

We sat down with Louis Lehot, the founder of L2 Counsel, P.C., and talked to him about his seven habits to being a better leader, especially when everyone is remote and distributed.

Louis Lehot

Louis Lehot is a corporate, securities, and M & A lawyer. His clients are public or private companies, financial sponsors, venture capitalists, investors, investment banks, in forming, financing, governing, buying, and selling companies.

According to Louis Lehot, here are some of the leadership qualities that good leaders strive towards:

Have Vision: Good leaders have a vision and purpose. They share their vision with their followers. A great leader explains why they are moving the team in one direction or another, shares their strategy and includes others in their action plan to achieve the desired goal.

Be understanding of evolving circumstances: Great leaders have empathy. Unfortunately, many leadership positions follow a dictatorial style failing to make a closer connection with their base. Understanding issues others in your circle have is the first step to become an effective leader.

Be ready to adapt to change: Covid-19 has thrown us for a loop, but as they say, when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Great leaders follow this rule. They are resilient, have a positive attitude, and rally their followers. Great leaders also focus on solutions, not problems.

Strong EQ: Good leaders understand people, connect with people emotionally, and understand the problems of others. Emotionally intelligent leaders have a higher degree of social awareness, more effective communication styles, and are good at resolving conflicts. Leaders who have EQ not only handle conflict in a better way, but also play an essential role in conflict resolution.

Inspire Others: Probably the most challenging job for a leader is to persuade others to see things as they do. They also know you inspire others by setting a good example. When the going gets tough, people look to see how leaders react to the situation. As a leader, thinking positive and a positive approach should be visible, inspiring others through your actions.

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Decision-Making Capabilities: Many leaders have a futuristic vision; great leaders can make the correct decision at the right time. Decisions in any situation will have a profound impact on others’ lives, which is why a leader should think long and earnestly before acting. Once the decision is made and executed, stand by it.

Accountability: When it comes to responsibility, make sure that you are accountable for what you are doing. Good leaders are self-aware, realize their mistakes, and work diligently to improve. Holding themselves responsible for their actions goes a long way in creating a sense of responsibility among your staff. It will serve as an example so that they go about the business more seriously.

Louis Lehot is the founder of L2 Counsel. Louis is a corporate, securities, and M & A lawyer. He helps his clients, whether they be public or private companies, financial sponsors, venture capitalists, investors, or investment banks, in forming, financing, governing, buying, and selling companies. He is formerly the co-managing partner of DLA Piper’s Silicon Valley office and co-chair of its leading venture capital and emerging growth company team.

L2 Counsel P.C. is an elite boutique law firm based in Silicon Valley designed to serve entrepreneurs, innovative companies, and investors with sound legal strategies and solutions.

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Billionaire Richard Branson Called a Trademark Bully by the Trademark Law Professors of University of Washington, School of Law

Westborough, MA, 2020-Jul-30 — /EPR MANAGEMENT NEWS/ — Virgin has targeted to attack over 300 small companies & non-profit charities. Common sense says that the word ‘virgin’ cannot be owned by one individual or organization but Virgin has deep pockets to destroy those who dare to fight for their rights.

“Opposing trademark registrations in unrelated fields is the classic behavior of a trademark bully,” says Mike Atkins, an attorney at Atkins Intellectual Property who teaches trademark law at the University of Washington, School of Law.

That’s why it came as a surprise that Branson decided to send a threatening cease-and-desist letter (where he tells the small start up to either commit a business suicide right away or else Virgin lawyers will destroy it within 30 days) to I Am Not A Virgin, a small eco-friendly denim label, claiming that the company’s name infringes on his copyright, as the Telegraph’s Laura Hubbert reported on the case.

Richard Branson’s lawyers demanded environmentally friendly start up jeans label ‘I Am Not A Virgin’ to cancel their trademark (a trademark they have been lawfully granted and owned for almost 4 years before they received the threat letter from Branson – reports Ms. HUBBERT in her article.

“I guess I could rename my jeans Not Made By Richard Branson” – comments sarcastically the founder of the brand. Branson also demanded the small business owner cease to sell current stock of the jeans and removes them from the stores which for a small business is a financial suicide and a loss of all start up investment costs essentially leading to the end of a business.

“Common sense says that the word ‘virgin’ cannot be owned by one individual or organization. In other words, it’s stupid to claim a colour of your own, let say a word. Branson, who’s also well known for his support of environmental causes, apparently has failed to see that” – says Anderson Antunes in his Forbes article about Virgin’s abuse on small entrepreneurs.

Attorney at law, Widerman Malek, summaries in his comments: “If Richard Branson has his way, it might be. ” He adds: “Although sometimes considered a bully in the trademark office, they remain unapologetic for their stance.”

According to multiple news reports, in the past several years, the Virgin group has targeted over 300 companies who used the word Virgin in their name, URL or marketing slogan. Unfortunately, many of these 300 companies are small businesses who do not have the resources to fight back against a multi-billion dollar company with hundreds or even thousands of lawyers on their retainer. These small businesses almost always settle simply because they cannot afford to fight.

Widerman Malek brings up some of the companies Virgin attacked:

  • Virgin Vapors – a small vapor company located in California whose owner currently refuses to change its name despite being threatened by Virgin.
  • The owners of domain names virginthreads.com, virginpublishing.com, virginstar.net, and virgincigar.com. The Virgin group alleges cyberpiracy for any company using the name virgin in their domain, even if it is not their business name.
  • Author Cristina Crayn, who named one of her published books, “Tales from the Virgin Vault.”
  • Virgin Valley Cab – a cab company in the Virgin Valley geographic location of Northwest Arizona, who recently came to an agreement with conglomerate to stop using the name.
  • Las Virgenes United Educational Foundation – a nonprofit organization in the Las Virgenes School District. The Virgin Group attempted to block the trademark application. Evidently, any virgin will meet their criteria – no matter which language it’s in and if destroying charities for children is to take place.
  • I Am Not A Virgin – a New York clothing company which specializes in creating and selling denim products.
  • Virgin Air, a small airline in the American Virgin Islands, which no longer exists under this name due to Virgin’s lawsuits.
  • CBS Studios, who may be opposed by the Virgin Group in an attempt to trademark the name Jane the Virgin, which they will use as a sitcom name.
  • Last year, the Virgin group attempted to stop Valle Grande from trademarking a phrase that contained the words “virgin olive oil”, using the argument that Valle Grande currently only sells vinegar.
  • In 2004, the conglomerate sued a tiny apparel retailer called Virgin Threads in federal court in New York; the retailer dropped the name a year later as they could not afford to battle with Virgin any longer.
  • VIRGINIC – Purity Perfected – small cosmetics brand, selling “beyond organic”, handcrafted, allergy-free face creams in small batches. Virgin has been suing them with malicious, aggressive litigations, on the ongoing basis from 2018-2020 in multiple countries to starve them financially to business death, as Virgin did with other start ups. Interestingly, Virgin abandoned selling cosmetics years ago making public statements on their own website that they have no intention to sell beauty products. As of July 2020, VIRGINIC still refuses to be bullied and to give up their name.

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Virgin’s unethical business practices against small start ups and non-profit foundations

Louisville, Kentucky, 2020-Jul-16 — /EPR MANAGEMENT NEWS/ — When it comes to big business versus small business, the deck is, and always has been, heavily stacked in favor of the giants, making sure it stays that way. Yes, there will always be David and Goliath stories held up as the reason for hope in these battles, but reality dictates that they are almost insurmountable obstacles in the path of a small entrepreneur.

There is, however, a more insidious and corruptive side to the competition that few, if any, really see or understand at all. The legal teams.

Companies like The Virgin Group and Sir Richard Branson retain the type of law firms that see no ethical issue in destroying anything and anyone on their way, no matter the cost, the merits and the human lives and dreams destroyed along the way.

Take billing, for example. Virgin Enterprises uses Norvell IP and A. A. Thornton, type of companies that sees fit to charge by the half hour for anything that they do, including a single phone call, running up bills of around $300 per call. Yes, you read that correctly…$300 PER CALL! Equally absurdly, they charge the same to write a letter, to attend a meeting or to send an email!

Ok, so Virgin and Sir Richard is worth billions, they can afford these costs and who cares? It’s their choice and their wallet, right?

Well, no. They make their pray pay for it.

The thing is, as the relentless (and oftentimes frivolous) stream of trademark infringement lawsuits are filed across the globe, those costs are, almost exclusively borne not by Virgin, but by the small business that they are making their claim against.

Take the case of Wyoming start-up, VIRGINIC LLC. Virgin decided, as they have done on so many occasions in the past, that they were unhappy with the UK Intellectual Property Office awarding VIRGINIC LLC their own brand trademark “VIRGINIC”. For a little context, let’s not forget that this is the same company that sued a Virgin Olive Oil producer, the TV show “Jane The Virgin” and even a Non-profit Educational Foundation, “Las Virgenes” for children, staffed entirely by volunteer parents! If you’re like most people, this alone can leave anyone speechless. Clearly, Virgin is not afraid to throw their litigation budget around even against non-profit children care foundations.

So, Virgin took umbrage to the idea of a company VIRGINIC LLC, regardless of the fact that the UKIPO had already awarded their trademark for their name to them. Virgin attacked and yet again the UK courts decided that there was no case to be heard and VIRGINIC should keep their own trademark.

Virgin lost the case, and the subsequent appeal, with VIRGINIC being awarded the princely sum of £300 in costs, and that, in any sensible judicial process, should have been that. However, Virgin’s lawyers managed to get the UK High Court of Appeals to agree to review the appeal of the case which, upon doing so, intrestingly awarded in favor of Virgin this third time around.

And here is the fun part; When VIRGINIC, a small “David” went up against the behemoth “Goliath” of Virgin and managed to not only show that common sense is still alive and well in some legal systems, but managed to do it on a shoestring budget, whilst a mammoth task and stupendous result given the odds, it appears that the ultimately necessary penny-pinching that all start-ups are likely to be forced to adopt, is the largest chink in their armor.

The reason for this is simple: Virgin lose and the judge awards costs in the order of £300 to the start-up. £300 which Virgin never actually saw fit to pay, regardless of the fact that they spend so much time in courtrooms arguing that their rights are being infringed upon and crowing for justice. This in itself is a pointer towards where this all goes wrong. You see, they cry foul and plead for justice as if the courtroom is a sacred place where all shall find their truth. In reality, when that truth is contrary to their opinion, they simply disregard the orders of the court and find somebody else to cry to.

Now, what happens when, at the third time of asking, they manage to find themselves a “friendly” judge? Well, their costs are awarded against VIRGINIC in the sum of…

Ready for this…?

£33,000 + £10,000!
With no right to appeal any further, conveniently.

So, Virgin “loses” and the bill is £300. I would guess that the lawyers charging $300 to make a phone call would probably be happy to pay that off themselves with the cash that they dropped down the sofa last night. However, when VIRGINIC loses, all those cups of coffee that the world’s most expensive secretaries were making suddenly add up to a sum of £43,000, so exorbitant, so utterly defiant of anything even approaching a reality that is in any way sustainable, that all suddenly becomes so very clear.

Virgin and, more importantly, Virgin’s lawyers LOVE finding random reasons to drag volnurable, small businesses (and apparently non-profit foundations too) into a courtroom because it is a no-loss situation for them. They literally don’t even bother paying the measly costs generated if they lose (Virgin pays) whilst running up such absurd bills themselves that, if they win, the small business is basically financially crippled to the point where it either ceases to exist or exists only for the purposes of paying off the legal bills. Small educational foundations like “Las Virgenes” for children, staffed entirely by volunteer parents are a no match with this malice legal practice backed by deep pockets of Virgin.

Is there a happy ending here? VIRGINIC is well off its knees trying to write one as we speak. Keep your fingers crossed and maybe the Wyoming case will prove more uncorrupted justice system in the US than the UK one.

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Virgin hires private investigators to spy and find out where VIRGINIC employees live in the US. VIRGINIC wins with Virgin twice in the UK

Austin, Texas, 2020-Jun-09 — /EPR MANAGEMENT NEWS/ — Hypocrisy continues. Richard Branson claims to support small entrepreneurs and yet Virgin lawyers attack and destroy small start-ups.

Jolly Santa figure or a Business Bully?

Common sense says that the word ‘virgin’ cannot be owned by one individual or organization. After suing VIRGINIC, will Virgin now go after British Virgin Islands, the country? Or after Madonna for a song “Like a Virgin?”. Welcome to the Jungle where you can hire the most ruthless and manipulative lawyers, shall your deep pockets allow the cost.

Richard Branson, he of the goatee beard, shaggy hair and permanently fixed grin is not a man who needs to worry about money. His personal net worth is as of 2020 approximately 4.2 billion USD according to Google. The Virgin Group had an annual turnover in 2016 of around 25 billion USD. The Group’s business interests extend, to use the legal phrase, ad coelum et ad inferos. For those of us without a Classical education, that means up to heaven and down to hell, from trains on the ground to telecommunications in the atmosphere around us up to commercial space flight, Virgin has many fingers in many pies.

Of the many classes of goods and services marketed under the Virgin name cosmetics is not one of them. In June 2009, Virgin explicitly announced its intent to not use any mark containing the term “Virgin” in connection with the sale of cosmetics, skincare, and beauty products by announcing that it was “moving away from glamorous adventures in this particular retail sector.” A crystal clear statement of intent that stands to this day as Virgin still doesn’t sell cosmetics under the Virgin name and has long abandoned its mark with respect to cosmetics and skincare goods.

Enter stage right VIRGINIC LLC. Virginic was created two and a half years ago and is a startup specializing in mission-based, allergy-free, chemical-free beauty products with “virginic” level of purity, sold strictly through ecommerce channels. Small company with big ethos of superior standards of ingredients purity and ethics, vegan and unprocessed. Despite the fact that Virgin has no current or future interest in goods of this type, and that VIRGINIC is a different brand name than Virgin, Virgin has been aggressively pursuing a frankly absurd and bullying course of action against VIRGINIC for the past 2 years.

The logos of the two companies look nothing alike, the name of VIRGINIC is not similar and no person is going to think their VIRGINIC face cream has anything at all to do with Virgin Atlantic airline. There is no reason for Virgin to maliciously keep trying to destroy a company like VIRGINIC. It poses no threat whatsoever to Virgin’s business interests or to consumers but it is under attack by an army of lawyers in multiple countries, where employees are spied by lawyers, their linkedin profiles invigilated and people straight abused.

This sad state of affairs began when VIRGINIC LLC applied to register their trademark in the UK. In January 2018 the mark was accepted and published in the Trade Marks Journal in respect of Class 03, which covers cosmetics and skincare goods. The UK IPO governmental trademark officer accepted the trademark as it concluded no marketplace confusion nor even similarity. Virgin opposed it despite the fact that it does not sell cosmetics. As any reasonable person would expect, Virgin’s opposition failed, another senior UK IPO specialist decided VIRGINIC wins for a second time on the basis that the average consumer would not make a connection between VIRGINIC chemical-free cosmetics and Virgin Mobile.

However Virgin has massive resources and aggressive lawyers who appealed to the UK Court claiming that the original hearing officer was incorrect and his decision should be overturned. Additionally, aiming to destroy at all cost and against all merits, the lawyers attacked further demanding $50,000 from VIRGINIC.

Thomas M Monagan from Norvell IP, USA, together with Geo Hussey from A.A. Thornton in UK continued by opening more lawsuits in the USs and UK, serving litigation papers to unrelated companies that managers of VIRGINIC used to work for, all to harass the small company to the extreme point so they give up and destroy themselves on Virgin’s request. Virgin also hired a private investigators, as they disclosed to Court in Wyoming, to find out where employees and managers physically live.

In May 2020 same lawyers served VIRGINIC employees lawsuits via their private Linkedin profiles and to random email addresses found on the internet. Such actions could have been a Monty Python sketch, but sadly these days lawyers are apparently allowed to invade people’s privacy.

VIRGINIC stood strong and refused to be destroyed. A fight with multi billion dollar bully can cause significant hardship to any startup in its early stages. While Virgin has the resources to indulge in frivolous and harassing court cases, VIRGINIC does not.

This could bring any other company to its knees, halting operations and causing the lay offs of valuable and experienced staff, impacting the company and making its people jobless. Malicious lawyers applying a technique of continued harassment to burden financial resources of a smaller company and take an emotional toll on its staff is a technique called bullying. Where VIRGINIC should be concentrating on growing and developing its allergy-free and ethically-sourced products, which could change the face of the beauty industry, it is instead being forced to fight for its very survival even though it has done nothing against Virgin whatsoever.

Virgin’s lack of good faith and attempts of its lawyers to harass and destroy is even more clear looking at Virgin’s long history of trademark abuse. Even a cursory search of online sources will reveal multiple examples of trademark abuse and bullying small start ups.

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VIRGINIC defends its case and stands up to Virgin after attack on Linkedin profiles of shocked VIRGINIC employees

SEATTLE, Washington, 2020-Jun-02 — /EPR MANAGEMENT NEWS/ — Last week Virgin launched a new attack on shocked VIRGINIC employees and threatened in court to serve them lawsuits directly to their Linkedin profiles. Virgin then followed its threats and served its lawsuits to unrelated email addresses of those individuals it found on the internet. Virgin revealed it has been spying on VIRGINIC employees social media and private Linkedin profiles and provided the Court daily screenshots of such profiles as evidence.

“Put it simply, it is bullying and VIRGINIC will stand up to it” – says a former employee of VIRGINIC, Mark Russell.

Thomas M Monagan from Norvell IP is the lawyer hired by Virgin in USA, together with Geoff Hussey from A.A. Thornton in UK to tear apart the business fabric of VIRGINIC and to destroy the start up company and force it to stop selling allergy-free organic creams.

According to Mark Russell, “the harassment Virgin lawyers have been maliciously applying for the past 2 years have adversely and financially affected many workers employed who lost their jobs because of the hardship caused by Virgin. Virgin has been trying to starve a small start up company financially to death for past 2 years and it’s a miracle VIRGINIC is still standing up straight by pure force of resilience, integrity and business pride”.

The former worker adds: “Virgin opened multiple lawsuits in multiple countries and demanded we close and commit a business suicide. VIRGINIC heroically stood up to it. All employees gave their 200% knowing it costs a fortune to hire lawyers in all those countries and a lot of us declared to work for reduced wage to support our mission-based company and stand up to bullying. Everyone with common sense knew Virgin’s claims were not only lacking factual merits but were in bulk part a legal manipulation aiming to attack for no reason, just like Virgin successfully destroyed through litigation many other start ups in the past including small Virgin Olive Oil producers”.

Question remains, should Virgin and its lawyers be held liable for damages they have caused including loss of jobs of VIRGINIC employees and financial hardships caused to many families? VIRGINIC is defending its case vigorously with the limited means it has but the irony is, what wrong did they do at the first place.

VIRGINIC is an honest, cruelty-free and natural-ingredients-only beauty company. The name is different from Virgin. They sell entirely different products. Their logo and branding is different. Customers buying VIRGINIC oraganic face cream jars online are certainly not confused thinking they are buying from Virgin Airlines/Mobile or Virgin Galactic.

Nevertheless VIRGINIC workers who lost their jobs due to high costs of multiple international lawsuits and whose private social media profiles are daily watched and taken screenshots of, are the ones to shoulder the burden. At the event of US Court eventually ruling for VIRGINIC, will the multi-billion dollar giant Virgin be ordered to compensate those employees for loss of income and privacy invasion?

Mark Russell comments: “US judges have a good reputation regarding protecting the rights of their citizens and US companies so despite Virgin’s army of lawyers and their tactics of spying and harassment on privacy, I hope the judge will make things right to VIRGINIC. I hope the saying that the party with more money for lawyers always wins, despite the merits and common sense, will not turn out to be a sad truth here. Maybe Richard Branson will be notified about what’s happening and will make things right”.

He adds: “There comes a point when you have to stand up to behavior of ruthless lawyers, because they destroy people and they destroy lives, just because there is a company with deep pockets willing to pay for it. Bullying like this scares and silences people but we all know this is not an acceptable practice. There needs to be accountability for false and malicious storytelling in courts and daily spying on private profiles and hiring private investigators to find out where those employees live, which is also what Virgin said in Court they did and presented those private investigators findings to Court as evidence. Virgin’s infamous and low litigation and personal harassment tactics are now a part of a public record so everything is out there to be seen and accounted for.”

A former employee who fell victim to this case, finishes by saying: “There is a human cost to this malicious bullying. VIRGINIC has continued to put on a brave face and has been boldly fighting back for the past two years, but I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been to many VIRGINIC employees. They lost their jobs, their privacy was violated. The multi-billion dollar giant attacked a small mission-based start up with no merits, because they could and because lawyers had to justify their fees. All this at the direct expense of many honest and hard working young people, their family income and the better mission-based future they have been building”.

The case progresses and it is unclear how quickly the Court might rule.

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Leading Edinburgh letting agent announces record growth in its portfolio of managed properties

EDINBURGH, United Kingdom, 2020-Jan-30 — /EPR MANAGEMENT NEWS/ — A LEADING Edinburgh letting agent has added a record number of properties to its portfolio in the last year – thanks in part to stronger legislation impacting the sector.

Clan Gordon, which focuses on high quality homes in or near the city centre, has seen its properties under management now exceed 500, growing by three per week on average – with 152 additional homes on its books in the latest 12 months to December.

The surging growth has largely been the result of switches from other letting agents where landlords were either unhappy with the level of service they were receiving or sensed a lax approach to the new regulations governing the sector.

Growth has also been driven by properties taken over from letting agents which have been forced to exit the sector as they were unable to meet the requirements of the new Letting Agent Code of Practice or, in one case, had been forced into liquidation.

Jonathan, who founded the business alongside his brother, Andrew, in 2008, believes it is a clear sign that the industry must continue to drive up standards – and that by protecting and respecting tenants, landlords can enjoy an improved and more profitable outcome.

He said: “It’s nothing less than a pivotal time for the sector – and with the approach Clan Gordon has taken we can only see our market share continue to expand.

“Edinburgh continues to see demand for long-term rental increasing while supply simply can’t keep up.

“While some landlords and agents may look to maximise short-term gain, a healthy relationship with the tenants, which we strive for at Clan Gordon, can produce a far better outcome for all parties. It creates fewer issues, cuts unnecessary turnover and typically results in a greater long-term financial return for the landlord.”

The latest Letting Agent Code of Practice and Letting Agent Registration introduced by the Scottish Government is seeking to increase professionalism in the sector.

It means that both landlords and tenants can challenge poor practice – and enforce it through a tribunal if necessary. Agents must now ensure all owners and managers are trained and have a qualification at (or at the equivalent of) Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) level 6 or above.

As a Firm of Surveyors which has been regulated by the RICS (Royal Institution of Surveyors) since they started almost 12 years ago, Clan Gordon already met all of the requirements of the new Code of Practice and goes above and beyond this by ensuring all employees – not just managers – are qualified to this level.

Across the new properties, the letting agent took over 12 properties from CMC – after it went into liquidation. A further 20 properties switched from an English agent unwilling to join the new Letting Agent Register. A total of 50 transferred from an Edinburgh agent also unable to meet the new requirements.

A further 70 new properties are the result of switches from other agents, or from new landlords altogether.

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European leading consultancy Finalyse opens new entity in Dublin, Ireland

DUBLIN, 3-Oct-2019 — /EPR MANAGEMENT NEWS/ — Following the achievement of €10M of consolidated income and 30th-anniversary last year, Finalyse has announced the opening of a new entity in Dublin as part of the group’s EMEA expansion strategy. Being a European-wide leading consultancy, Finalyse specialises in risk advisory, solutions implementation, regulatory compliance and independent valuation.

Finalyse has been demonstrating a steady growth over the past 10 years, providing its services in new markets and diversifying the service offering. Establishment of Finalyse Dublin took place in response to the increasing demand for cross-border services from the domestic and international firms in Ireland.

As described by Finalyse partner Silvio Santarossa, “Under the tight surveillance from the regulators Ireland is recovering with growing confidence from the financial crisis. Yet still, in the coming years, significant challenges will persist in reforms of regulatory and solvency frameworks, adjustments in financial institutions’ strategic asset allocation as well as improvement of risk management systems. With three decades of experience in supporting clients when it comes to incorporating changes and innovations in risk management, valuation and compliance across Europe, Finalyse is well equipped for tailoring services to local demands”.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Consultancy Partnership Revolutionizes Agile Project Management

ORLANDO, FL, USA, 2019-Mar-21 — /EPR MANAGEMENT NEWS/ — Project management magic is certain to take place when two industry leading agile coaching and consulting companies join forces to bring world-class services to organizations of all sizes and types. AgileDad founder and president, V. Lee Henson explains, “Our partnership with ClarityMinded Consulting is nothing less than a perfect match. This agreement allows us to work even more closely with existing and new clients to provide both technical and non-technical agile project management solutions.” As agile project management continues to prove itself to be the premier solution for all types of products and projects, organizations are saving money by building the right high quality products and services to meet the ever-changing needs of their end consumers. Chuck Ludwigsen, founder of ClarityMinded Consulting adds, “Lee Henson and his team at AgileDad set a new bar in equipping individuals and teams to succeed in the agile landscape. We are honored to partner with him as together we empower business professionals to grow and learn.”

Agile project management allows companies to gain better focus on what not to build, thereby affording the chance to have the most qualified teams swarm to limited work in progress and create an expedited feedback loop with the consumer. Business and technology concepts merge using short iterations to accelerate work from ideation, to discovery, delivery, and ultimately release. Alignment of business strategy, customer needs, and relative complexity work item estimates creates an environment helping organizations reduce time to market and focus on building the best product or service solution. Furthermore, agile project management solutions have proven to be an effective way for companies to see substantial cost savings by creating an organizational culture and mindset where innovation is encouraged and the fear of failure is diminished. This leads to innovative solutions at a much lower cost. While Agile is not the silver bullet, one size fits all solution, organizations that embrace the framework can incrementally improve business processes over time and wind up with their own internal agile center of excellence.

AgileDad is proud to provide coaching and training solutions for forty-four of the Fortune 100 companies in industries including: marketing, public relations, entertainment, medical, insurance, banking, finance, investment, retail, government, and technology. Our humanized approach to work and pragmatic approach to process has proven to be a model for long term product and project management success. For more information regarding training and coaching solutions for your organization, feel free to email LearnMore@AgileDad.com.

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Sambor Ryszka resigns from his position as non-executive director of Digi Communications N.V.

BUCHAREST, Romania, 18-Mar-2019 — /EPR MANAGEMENT NEWS/ — We would like to inform the market and our investors that today, 18 March 2019, Mr. Sambor Ryszka, one of the non-executive directors of the Company, decided to resign from his position. Mr. Sambor Ryszka’s stepping down from his role within the Company comes in a context where, while looking for new carrier opportunities, he recently terminated his management position with the Company’s Hungary subsidiaries as well.

Mr. Sambor Ryszka will remain active as a non-executive director of the Company and will be available to finalize any pending commitments until 30 April 2019.

We would like to thank Mr. Sambor Ryszka for his contribution to our group during the past 8 years and wish him all the best in his further professional activity.

The Company commenced a search for a successor who will be proposed on the occasion of the upcoming Company’s general shareholders meeting.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Dan Ioniță now the fifth member of the board of directors of RCS & RDS S.A.

BUCHAREST, Romania, 12-Mar-2019 — /EPR MANAGEMENT NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (The Company) would like to inform its shareholders and the market that, on 11 March 2019, the general shareholders meeting (GSM) of the Company’s subsidiary in Romania RCS & RDS S.A. (RCS&RDS) approved the appointment of Dan Ioniță as the new non-executive director of RCS&RDS.

Dan Ioniță (aged 40), a co-chief financial officer of the Company and of RCS&RDS, is now the fifth member of the board of directors of RCS&RDS.

The existing members of the board of directors of RCS&RDS are: Serghei Bulgac (President, who is also the chief-executive officer of RCS&RDS), Valentin Popoviciu (Vice-president who, with the occasion of this GSM, has been given executive powers), Mihai Dinei (non-executive member) and Bogdan Ciobotaru (non-executive member).

SOURCE: EuropaWire

DURGA PRAKASH KONE TO DRIVE COMAKEIT’S GLOBAL SALES & ECOSYSTEM STRATEGY AS EVP & HEAD OF GLOBAL SALES

BAARN, Netherlands, 17-Sep-2018 — /EPR Management News/ — coMakeIT strengthened its executive management team through the addition of Durga Prakash Kone, as Executive Vice President & Head of Global Sales. Durga is a seasoned technology professional with an outstanding track record of enabling the success of various globally renowned IT businesses.

Over the past two and a half decades, Durga held senior leadership roles at Tech Mahindra, HCL Technologies, Satyam, and Intelligroup (NTT Data), and was instrumental in scaling their business across North America, EMEA, APJ, and India. His core competencies include Strategic Sales, Business Development, Channel Sales, and building product partner ecosystems. In his previous assignment, Durga played a key role in building the SAP Alliance & Ecosystems business globally for Tech Mahindra.

As EVP & Head of Global Sales, Durga will drive coMakeIT’s Global Sales & Ecosystem Strategy. Speaking on the occasion, he stated:

“coMakeIT is ideally positioned to leverage the challenges and opportunities of digital disruption. With its unique co-creation model of building software IP, and a strong portfolio of product engineering and application modernization services, coMakeIT is on the cusp of exponential growth, and I am excited to be a part of its next phase of evolution.”

With its exclusive focus on serving the continuously evolving needs of software-driven businesses, coMakeIT is relied upon as a strategic partner by numerous innovative software companies from Netherlands, UK, and Australia, in diverse domains including BFSI, Logistics, Fleet Management, ERP, and Education etc. coMakeIT is investing to build and further enhance its capabilities in application modernization, which has enormous potential across varied domains and geographies including ANZ, and North America. coMakeIT also offers advanced capabilities in emerging technologies, which help its customers accelerate their product innovation and reduce the risk of technology adoption.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Euro Staff Solution: First 2 Employees are on Us

Euro Staff Solution: First 2 Employees are on Us

LONDON, 03-Jul-2018 — /EPR MANAGEMENT NEWS/ — Are you not tired of receiving promotions only for usual, not-so-important things? How many tooth pastes or photo shoots does one need? Ever wonder why the important things in your professional life are not on offer? We asked ourselves the same questions and we think it is not fair to get free stuff only for your personal life. Businesses love freebies as well! We, at Euro Staff Solution, want to balance the ”free offer” market and thus we are offering 2 recruited employees, free of charge for your business.

Because we are good at what we do and we are confident about it, if you are not satisfied by the first two employees, you can end the collaboration. No hard feelings. You risk nothing.

As every offer goes, you have to give something back (in a matter of speaking). So here is the fine-print: you have work with us on a project where we provide you with a minimum of 10 employees. And there is more… we are limiting this offer to a specific time, namely until the end of August 2018.

Now that you have all this information, and information is power, we must ask: what will you do with such power? Will you take advantage of this opportunity or will you just let it pass?

Let us get a few more objections out of the way. You might ask yourself, with so many recruitment and employment agencies out there, why should you choose our services. Here are a few reasons:

  • We have the Experience and Expertise – Euro Staff Solution has been in the recruitment business for over 15 years. During that time we have had over 1,200 successful partnerships with companies from all over the world and finding jobs for over 10,000 people
  • We have the Intelligence – our staff is made of HR experts who are very passionate about what they are doing and have an in depth knowledge of the labour market and jobseeker psychology.
  • We have the Numbers on our side – 92% success rate in placing candidates and over 80% opt to extend the employment contract with their employer
  • We have the Talent Pool – our database has over 450,000 active job seekers. From unskilled workers, maids, constructors to quality managers, our candidates are from all industries and of all experience levels.
  • We give you Quality Guarantees – if you decide that the person chosen does not meet the requirements, within the established warranty period, we will recruit another candidate, with no additional cost for you and in the same conditions set by the collaboration contract.

You might think that hiring us to do the recruiting for you will cost you an arm and a leg. It won’t. We’re not cheap, but neither is the quality of our services. And when you do the math, taking every aspect into consideration, you will see that you are actually saving money if you choose Euro Staff Solution. What business does not appreciate saving money?!

So only one question remains: does your company need new employees? If the answer is yes, complete the registration form found on https://www.eurostaffsolution.com/workforce-now-ew/ and stop wasting time and money!

SOURCE: EuropaWire

IN-GRY GIBT DIE ERÖFFNUNG SEINES NEUESTEN BÜROS IM FRÜHJAHR 2018 IN GRENADA (SPANIEN) BEKANNT

MONTREAL, 17. Juni 2018 — /EPR Management News/ — IN-RGY, das in Quebec ansässige, auf die Transformation von Organisationen, den Einsatz von Lösungen für Human Resources und die intelligente Automatisierung von Aufgaben und Prozessen mittels robotergesteuerter Prozessautomatisierung (RPA) spezialisierte Unternehmen, gibt die Eröffnung seines neuesten Büros im Frühjahr 2018 in Grenada (Spanien) bekannt.

Seit seiner Gründung hat das nordamerikanische Team von IN-RGY spürbar zur Verbreitung und Weiterentwicklung von Lösungen für das Human-Resources-Management in großen Unternehmen und Organisationen wie Héma-Québec, Vidéotron, Arcelor Mittal, Pratt & Whitney und anderen beigetragen.

Das spanische Büro ist nach dem in Atlanta, das 2016 eröffnet wurde, und dem 2008 eröffneten Hauptbüro in Montreal das dritte Auslieferungszentrum. Die Büros in Atlanta und Montreal markierten das Erscheinen von IN-RGY auf dem nordamerikanischen Markt und ebenso dessen Willen, enge Beziehungen mit seinen Kunden und Partnern aufzubauen. Dieses dritte Büro steht nunmehr für die Ausdehnung der Tätigkeit von IN-RGY auf die Alte Welt und bestätigt seinen Willen, sich selbst auf lange Sicht in Europa zu entwickeln.

Thierry Bodson, der CEO des Unternehmens, erklärt: “Nähe zu unseren Kunden ist eine der Prioritäten von IN-RGY. Die Eröffnung unseres Büros in Granada illustriert unsere Entschlossenheit, stets unseren weltweit operierenden Kunden näher zu sein und ihren europäischen Abteilungen vor Ort besseres Coaching zur Verfügung stellen zu können. Unsere Kunden sind immer auf der Suche nach guten Fachleuten für die Umgestaltung von Organisationen, für Lösungen im Bereich Human-Resources-Management und für die robotergesteuerte Prozessautomatisierung. Um auf ihre Bedürfnisse einzugehen, haben wir den festen Willen, ein Team aufzubauen, das sowohl im Wort- als auch im übertragenen Sinne eine Sprache spricht. Unsere Spezialisten halten Fortbildungen in Unternehmen und unterstützen sie im Verlauf ihrer digitalen Umgestaltung. Sie schätzen die Bedürfnisse von Unternehmen ein und bieten eine Palette maßgeschneiderter Lösungen an. IN-RGY setzt nicht nur Systeme um – wir stellen unseren Geschäftskunden mittels innovativer Technologie einen auf ihre Bedürfnisse und Erwartungen zugeschnittenen Service bereit.”

Ezequiel Bozzetti, der Manager des spanischen Büros, fügt hinzu: “Ich bin froh, dass unser Büro in Spanien eröffnet wird! Es wird uns helfen, einen Service “à la carte” anzubieten und auf die besonderen Erfordernisse unserer europäischen und internationalen Kundschaft von der Umsetzung der Systeme bis hin zu Folgemaßnahmen und Weiterbildung einzugehen. Grenada ist eine Drehscheibe für neue Technologien und verfügt über die besten Universitäten in Europa. Diese Stadt steckt voller Möglichkeiten und ist ein idealer Standort, um auf die Bedürfnisse des europäischen Marktes einzugehen und unsere Teams in Nordafrika zu unterstützen.”

SOURCE: EuropaWire

IN-RGY ANUNCIA LA APERTURA DE SU ÚLTIMA OFICINA EN GRANADA (ESPAÑA) EN PRIMAVERA DE 2018

MONTRÉAL, 17 de junio de 2018 — /EPR Management News/ — IN-RGY, la empresa oriunda de Quebec especializada en transformación organizativa, implementación de Soluciones de Capital humano y automatización inteligente de tareas y procesos a través de robótica (RPA su sigla en inglés) anuncia la apertura de su última oficina en Granada (España) en primavera de 2018.

Desde su creación, el equipo norteamericano de IN-RGY contribuyó significativamente al despliegue y evolución de soluciones dedicadas a la gestión del Capital Humano para grandes empresas y organizaciones como Héma-Québec, Vidéotron, ArcelorMittal, Pratt & Whitney, etc.

La oficina española es el tercer centro de entrega junto con Atlanta que se inauguró en 2016 y la sede central de Montreal en 2008. Las oficinas de Atlanta y Montreal marcaron la llegada de IN-RGY al mercado de América del Norte, así como su compromiso de establecer relaciones estrechas con sus clientes y socios. Esta tercera oficina ahora destaca la expansión de las actividades de IN-RGY en el viejo continente y confirma su compromiso de desarrollarse a largo plazo en Europa.

Thierry Bodson, CEO de la compañía, dice: “La proximidad a nuestros clientes es una de las prioridades de IN-RGY. La apertura de nuestra oficina en Granada ilustra nuestra determinación de estar siempre más cerca de nuestros clientes internacionales y de brindar un mejor asesoramiento local a sus divisiones europeas. Nuestros clientes siempre buscan expertos de calidad en transformación organizacional, soluciones de gestión de Capital Humano y Automatización Robótica de Procesos. Para satisfacer sus demandas, nos comprometemos a formar un equipo que comparta el mismo idioma, literal y figurativamente. Nuestros especialistas entrenan y apoyan a las empresas a través de su transformación digital. Evalúan las necesidades de las empresas y ofrecen una variedad de soluciones personalizadas. IN-RGY no solo implementa sistemas, ofrecemos un servicio a medida para satisfacer las necesidades y expectativas comerciales de nuestros clientes a través de una tecnología innovadora”.

Ezequiel Bozzetti, director de la oficina en España, agrega: “¡Estoy feliz de tener nuestra oficina española abierta! Nos ayudará a ofrecer un servicio “à la carte” y satisfacer las necesidades específicas de nuestros clientes europeos e internacionales, desde la implementación de sistemas hasta el seguimiento y el asesoramiento. Granada es un centro neurálgico de tecnología emergente y posee las mejores universidades de Europa. Esta ciudad está llena de oportunidades y es el lugar ideal para cubrir las necesidades del mercado europeo y apoyar a nuestros equipos de América del Norte”.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

IN-RGY ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF ITS LATEST OFFICE IN GRENADA (SPAIN) IN SPRING OF 2018

MONTRÉAL, 17-Jun-2018 — /EPR Management News/ — IN-RGY, the Québec company specializing in organizational transformation, deployment of Human Capital solutions and intelligent automation of tasks and processes via Robotic Process Automation (RPA) systems announces the opening of its latest office in Grenada (Spain) in Spring of 2018.

Since its creation, IN-RGY North American team significantly contributed to the deployment and evolution of solutions dedicated to Human Capital management for large companies and organizations such as Héma-Québec, Vidéotron, Arcelor Mittal, Pratt & Whitney, etc.

The Spanish office is the third delivery centre with Atlanta’s which opened in 2016 and the Montréal Head Office in 2008. Atlanta and Montréal offices marked the arrival of IN-RGY on the North American market, as well as its commitment to build close relationships with its clients and partners. This 3rd office now highlights the expanding of IN-RGY’s activities in the old continent and confirms its commitment to develop itself on a long-term basis in Europe.

Thierry Bodson, company CEO, says: “The proximity to our clients is one of IN-RGY’s priorities. Opening our office in Grenada illustrates our determination to always be closer to our international clients and to better give local coaching to their European divisions. Our clients are always looking for quality experts in organizational transformation, Human Capital management solutions and Robotic Process Automation. To meet their demands, we are committed to build a team that shares the same language, literally and figuratively. Our specialists coach and support companies through their digital transformation. They assess companies’ needs and offer an array of customized solutions. IN-RGY does not only implement systems, we give a tailor-made service to meet our clients’ business needs and expectations through an innovative technology.”

Ezequiel Bozzetti, Spanish office Manager, adds: “I am happy to have our Spanish office opened! It will help us in offering a “à la carte” service and meet our European and international clients’ specific needs, from the implementation of systems to the follow-up and coaching. Grenada is a central hub for emerging technology and possesses the best universities in Europe. This city is full of opportunities and is the ideal location to cover the needs of the European market and support our North American teams.”

SOURCE: EuropaWire

IN-RGY ANNONCE L’OUVERTURE DE SON NOUVEAU BUREAU À GRENADE (ESPAGNE) AU PRINTEMPS 2018

MONTRÉAL, le 17 juin 2018 — /EPR Management News/ — IN-RGY, l’entreprise québécoise spécialisée dans la transformation organisationnelle, le déploiement de solutions de gestion de capital humain et l’automatisation intelligente des tâches via des systèmes d’automatisation de processus robotiques («Robotic Process Automation » – RPA), annonce l’ouverture de son nouveau bureau à Grenade (Espagne) au printemps 2018.

Depuis sa création, l’équipe nord-américaine de IN-RGY a contribué de façon significative au déploiement et à l’évolution de solutions dédiées à la gestion du capital humain de grandes entreprises telles que Héma-Québec, Vidéotron, Arcelor Mittal, Pratt & Whitney, etc…

Le bureau d’Espagne est le troisième centre de livraison avec celui d’Atlanta ouvert en 2016 et celui du siège social de Montréal en 2008. Les bureaux d’Atlanta et Montréal ont marqué l’entrée de IN-RGY sur le marché nord-américain et son engagement à construire des relations de proximité avec ses clients et partenaires. Ce 3e bureau souligne désormais l’élargissement de ses activités sur le vieux continent et confirme son engagement à se développer à long terme en Europe.

Thierry Bodson, CEO de la compagnie précise : ‘’La proximité avec nos clients est une de nos priorités chez IN-RGY. L’ouverture de notre bureau à Grenade montre notre volonté d’être toujours plus proche de nos clients internationaux et de mieux les accompagner localement au niveau de leurs divisions européennes. Nos clients sont à la recherche d’experts de qualité en transformation organisationnelle, en solutions de gestion du capital humain et en robotisation (RPA). Pour répondre à leurs demandes, nous nous engageons à former une équipe qui partage le même langage au sens littéral comme figuratif. Nos spécialistes accompagnent et suivent les entreprises dans leur transformation numérique. Ils évaluent leurs besoins et offrent des gammes de solutions personnalisées. Nous n’implémentons pas seulement des systèmes, nous fournissons un service sur mesure pour répondre aux besoins d’affaires et aux attentes de nos clients grâce à une technologie innovante.’’

Ezequiel Bozzetti, directeur du bureau en Espagne, ajoute : ‘’Je me réjouis de l’ouverture de notre succursale en Espagne ! Ce nouveau bureau nous aidera à offrir un service à la carte et répondra aux besoins spécifiques de nos clients européens et internationaux, depuis l’implémentation des systèmes jusqu’au suivi et à l’accompagnement. Grenade est une plaque tournante des technologies émergentes et possède l’une des meilleures universités en Europe. Cette ville regorge d’opportunités et est l’endroit idéal pour couvrir les besoins du marché européen et seconder nos équipes nord-américaines.’’

SOURCE: EuropaWire

PEGGY DEL FABBRO, CEO OF M. DAVIS & SONS, APPOINTED TO WOMEN’S ENTERPRISE FORUM LEADERSHIP TEAM

The Women’s Enterprise Forum Serves as a Strategic Advisor to the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

Wilmington, DE, 2018-Mar-15 — /EPR MANAGEMENT NEWS/ — Peggy Del Fabbro, CEO of M. Davis and Sons, Inc. has been appointed to 2nd Vice Chair of the Women’s Enterprise Forum, which serves on an advisory capacity for the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest certifier of women-owned businesses and leader in women’s business development.

The Women’s Enterprise Forum provides opportunities for WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) to represent the voice of all women’s business enterprises and engage in networking and development activities with other WBEs, member corporations and government entities.

As 2nd Vice Chair of the Women’s Enterprise Forum, Peggy will assist in leading the Forum’s primary initiatives to provide input and feedback on WBENC programs and other matters at the direction of the WBENC Board of Directors. A leader in her company and in her community, Peggy values the opportunity to be involved with WBENC at a national level.

To learn more about the Women’s Enterprise Forum, visit http://www.wbenc.org/womens-enterprise-forum/

About WBENC
WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) to provide its world-class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. Throughout the year, WBENC provides business development opportunities for member corporations, government agencies and more than 14,000 certified women-owned businesses at events and other forums. Learn more at www.wbenc.org

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Adomik auf Rang 14 der Deloitte 2017 TECHNOLOGY FAST 500 EMEA

Paris (Frankreich) & New York (NY), 20. Dezember 2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Fast 500 besteht seit 2001 und zeichnet Technologiefirmen aus, die in Europa, dem Nahen Osten und Afrika (engl. kurz: EMEA) in den zurückliegenden vier Jahren die höchsten Umsatzwachstumsraten erzielt haben. Das Programm wird durch die Technology Fast 50-Initiativen von Deloitte Global unterstützt, die Technologiefirmen mit starkem Wachstum nach Standort oder speziell festgelegter Region einstufen und durch die Branchengruppe Deloitte Global’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) von Deloitte Global betrieben werden. Weitere Informationen über das Programm stehen unter www.deloitte.com/fast500emea zur Verfügung.

Während Adomik seinen 14. Rang im breiter angelegten Fast 500-Wettbewerb für Europa, den Nahen Osten und Afrika erzielte, zeichnet der Technology Fast 50 France Award die erfolgreichsten Technologiefirmen auf Grundlage der Wachstumsrate der letzten vier Jahre in Frankreich aus. Fast 50 erfasst das Wachstum französischer Technologiefirmen mittels sieben regionaler Rankings, um ein Gesamtranking für Frankreich bereitzustellen.

Adomik freut sich über die Auszeichnung und schreibt den eigenen Erfolg seinen flexiblen Methoden bei der Reaktion auf Marktveränderungen und seinem kundenorientierten Produktprozess zu, der gewährleistet, dass die Software von Adomik immer die entscheidenden Probleme löst, mit denen Verlage auf der ganzen Welt konfrontiert sind.

Adomik-Mitbegründer und -Geschäftsführer Nicolas Schueller stellt fest: „Wir haben 5 Jahre lang mit unseren Verlagen zusammengearbeitet, um sie dabei zu unterstützen, ihren Bestand besser zu monetarisieren. Ich freue mich sehr für unser Team, da durch diese Auszeichnung unsere Fähigkeit belohnt wird, in einem sich ständig verändernden Umfeld Innovationen zu schaffen.“

„Als Vertrauensgarantie unter Investoren und Marktteilnehmern ist das Ranking der Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ein Beweis für den unternehmerischen und innovativen Geist französischer Unternehmen… Wir sind stolz, dass Adomik unter den Fast 50 den 3. Platz als eines der herausragendsten Unternehmen des Jahres 2017 in Frankreich belegt“, sagte Ariane Bucaille, France Deloitte-Partnerin der Technology Fast 50.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

LE CONSEIL FISCAL ET LES SERVICES NUMÉRIQUES DE GESTION DU PATRIMOINE EN HAUT DES PRIORITÉS DU SECTEUR EN PLEINE CROISSANCE DE L’EXPATRIATION DES HNWIs

LUXEMBOURG, 17-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Il ressort de la nouvelle étude de The OneLife Company, que les priorités financières des particuliers fortunés (les « HNWIs ») mobiles sur le plan international, sont les avantages fiscaux de leurs investissements et la gestion de leurs engagements fiscaux internationaux. Pourtant, moins de 40 % de ces expatriés estiment que leurs investissements ne sont pas aussi fiscalement avantageux qu’ils devraient l’être.

L’étude fait apparaître à quel point il est nécessaire que les gestionnaires de patrimoine adaptent leurs solutions et leurs services à leurs clients internationaux. Un HNWI européen sur quatre interrogés a déjà déménagé dans d’autres pays pour y vivre ou pour y travailler, et 13 % envisagent une première expérience d’expatriation dans le futur. L’envie d’expatriation est encore plus présente dans le segment des « millennials » avec une part d’expatriés de 43 % et de futurs expatriés de 20 % chez les moins de 35 ans.

L’étude, menée en collaboration avec le cabinet de recherche patrimoniale Scorpio Partnership, a analysé les avis de 770 HNWIs originaires de Belgique, du Danemark, de Finlande, de France, du Portugal, d’Espagne, de Suède, de Suisse et du Royaume-Uni. Le patrimoine moyen des participants est évalué à 2,76 millions EUR.

Les réponses font apparaître que 46 % des individus expatriés ou envisageant l’expatriation souhaitent pouvoir bénéficier de conseils fiscaux dans le cadre d’une proposition de gestion de patrimoine internationale. En particulier, 27 % estiment que l’assurance-vie devrait faire partie de la suite de produits ; un pourcentage qui atteint 39 % chez les moins de 35 ans.

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Top Performing Investment Manager, Chetan Kapur of ThinkStrategy Capital, Went Way Above and Beyond for Investors which Enjoyed Leading Returns for a Decade

New York, NY, 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR MANAGEMENT NEWS/ — Top Performing Investment Manager, Chetan Kapur of ThinkStrategy Capital, Went Way Above and Beyond for Investors which Enjoyed Leading Returns for a Decade. Chetan Kapur Gets Unjustly, Unjustifiably and Repeatedly Attacked by Corrupt Element at the SEC.  Top Performing Investment Manager, Chetan Kapur of ThinkStrategy Capital, Went Way Above and Beyond for Investors which Enjoyed Leading Returns for a Decade. Chetan Kapur Gets Unjustly, Unjustifiably and Repeatedly Attacked by Corrupt Element at the SEC.

  • Extremely Honest, Selfless & Diligent Chetan Kapur Sacrificed All His and ThinkStrategy’s Resources for the Benefit of Investors During the Great Recession and Thereafter. Chetan Kapur Even Gave Up His Investment and Creditor Claim in the ThinkStrategy Funds for the Benefit of Investors.
  • Corrupt, Deceitful Contingent at SEC Engaged in a Campaign of Harassment, Defamation and False Imprisonment Against Chetan Kapur. The SEC Attack Began One Year After ThinkStrategy Closed Operations, With the Worst Banking Crisis in US History, Having Depleted All Resources for Investors Benefit.  SEC Attempted to Extort Third Parties Including Chetan Kapur’s Family Out of Assets That Legally Belonged to Them But Failure Was Inevitable.
  • All SEC Claims Against Chetan Kapur were Clearly Defamatory, Slanderous, Fictional and Egregiously False. SEC’s Fabricated and Fake Claims were Based on Stale, Partial, Out of Context, Contorted or Erroneous Information.
  • Numerous Independent Third Parties Provide Testimony and Testimonials Which Highlight Chetan Kapur’s Excellent Reputation, Impeccable Character and Outstanding Contribution to the Community.

ThinkStrategy Capital Management managed and advised two leading hedge funds – ThinkStrategy Capital Fund, an equity market-neutral fund and TS Multi-Strategy Fund, a leveraged multi-strategy fund of hedge funds and had a comprehensive managed account program. The funds and managed accounts provided investors excellent annual returns with low relative volatility for the majority of a decade. All investors received the reported returns that were based on the net asset values generated from the funds trading or allocations. With the financial and banking crisis, the leveraged TS Multi-Strategy Fund, a top performer, was put into liquidation by its lender and custodian, KBC Financial, in 2008 (which put all their leveraged clients into liquidation). ThinkStrategy Capital eventually put the TS Multi-Strategy Fund into the hands of PriceWaterhouse Coopers. The TS Multi-Strategy Fund conducted due diligence on or evaluated approximately 8000 investment opportunities and had over 150 different investments.

ThinkStrategy Capital had quality independent service providers that audited and administered the Company’s funds and returns. The Funds’ custody, leverage, brokerage, liquidation, legal, tax and other service providers were also quality independent firms. The service providers included PriceWaterhouse Coopers, KBC Financial, O’Connor Davies Munns and Dobbins, Eisner, Folio Administrators and Kirkpatrick & Lockhart.

ThinkStrategy Capital always had a Director of Business Development that fully managed and spearheaded the firm’s capital raising, sales and investor relations effort. The Director of Business Development created all offering materials and was responsible for all investor needs as it related to the Funds’ performance, assets under management, longevity, strategy, due diligence and management team. In addition, other senior members spearheaded portfolio management, research and due diligence, trading and other functional areas of the firm (such as operations and archiving). ThinkStrategy Capital was a sophisticated growing firm managed in a similar fashion to many growing hedge funds of its size.

Any inadvertent omission or inaccuracy made by ThinkStrategy’s Director of Business Development or his investor relations team in the normal course of business in one-off documents was not only corrected immediately when identified and re-issued but also accurately noted in many other offering and marketing materials including the fund’s foundational offering documents (i.e. the Offering Memorandum, Limited Partnership Agreement and Investment Management Agreement).  The Funds’ sophisticated, qualified, experienced, accredited investors carefully reviewed all documents and spoke to and met the ThinkStrategy team and their independent service providers – all of which accurately answered all questions prior to investment. Not one ThinkStrategy investor was ever misled in any way, shape or form as to the investment products and the risks associated with them. Not one investor ever redeemed as a result of an inadvertent inaccuracy being corrected by the Director of Business Development or his investor relations team.

ThinkStrategy Capital Management conducted comprehensive research and due diligence in all its investment products. ThinkStrategy Capital’s fund of hedge fund product, TS Multi-Strategy Fund, had an extensive, multi-faceted program of diligence that included operational, strategy, risk, stress and scenario due diligence processes (that were applied to all sub-funds being evaluated). Each due diligence process had several qualitative and quantitative aspects and checks not noted to investors but to their benefit. Other leading fund of funds also had similar processes that were above or at industry standard for the time.  The TS Multi-Strategy Fund investments oftentimes were recommended by highly regarded institutional advisors or consultants, or came from respected investment databases. All TS Multi-Strategy Fund sub-fund managers always had strong knowledge and experience with their strategy, very solid business and investing experience, and used quality service providers. Many sub-funds were eliminated from consideration as a result of the stringent and multi-faceted due diligence performed by ThinkStrategy Capital. TS Multi-Strategy Fund continually improved its above or at industry standard due diligence processes eventually adopting a ‘No Stone Should Be Left Unturned’ policy even if there were no red flags. Furthermore, the TS Multi-Strategy Fund could not invest in any sub-fund unless it passed KBC Financial’s (TS Multi-Strategy Fund’s lender and custodian) independent due diligence processes and standards.

The TS Multi-Strategy Fund, a leading performer, was one of KBC Financial’s last clients to be put into liquidation as it was a top performer and well diversified. The leveraged fund of hedge funds had no choice in having to submit full control over to KBC Financial’s liquidation process, the worst banking crisis in US history and the worst economic and financial crisis since 1929. Nonetheless, the fund outperformed a vast majority of its peers locked in a similar position in spite of coming to discover and fully writing off a couple of issue or fraudulent sub-investments. Further, had the SEC done their jobs properly, being the only ones with access to third-party fund bank and brokerage statements, the TS Multi-Strategy Fund of Funds and thousands of other sophisticated investors would not have been a victim of any fraud losses. The TS Multi-Strategy Fund and the ThinkStrategy Capital Fund enjoyed investment success and outperformance significantly higher than its peers in all periods.

Chetan Kapur and ThinkStrategy Capital worked very diligently for investors of the leveraged funds even while receiving no compensation or fees for approximately 3 years as KBC Financial (lender and custodian that put all their clients into liquidation with the US banking crisis) halted all required fees payable to their investment managers during the liquidation period. ThinkStrategy Capital and its founder, Chetan Kapur, thereafter went out-of-pocket during these 3 years to pay for the entire infrastructure and operating expenses of these funds until their resources were fully depleted leaving Chetan Kapur with very significant debts. Most other investment managers would have forced their funds into court receivership or the hands of a liquidator immediately whereby all these expenses and costs would be charged to the fund – thereby hurting investor returns (and would not have worked 16+ hour days in selfless sacrifice as Chetan Kapur did). Chetan Kapur did not abandon investors, which he was legally entitled to do as he was working gratis. Investors benefitted at the very substantial cost and expense of Chetan Kapur.

ThinkStrategy Capital and Chetan Kapur during this liquidation period devoted a lot of hard work and effort in providing detailed reports to investors, in making prudent decisions on sub-funds that were restructuring or liquidating, in procuring the sub-funds to payout as soon as feasible (including participating in investor committees and appointing advisors to oversee payouts), in obtaining risk, liquidity, outlook and other updates from the sub-funds, as well as maintained coordination with all service providers to the fund (the independent auditors, the independent administrators, the independent accountants and tax preparers, and independent legal) while the Company and Kapur received no compensation for their diligence. Further, the fund’s investors were provided substantial fee discounts in the normal course of business prior to the economic and banking crisis too – once again benefitting investors at the cost of ThinkStrategy Capital and Chetan Kapur.

ThinkStrategy Capital eventually put the Multi-Strategy Fund of Hedge Funds into the hands of PriceWaterhouse Coopers after 3 long years of managing all aspects and costs of the funds without pay, having done all it could for investors, depleting resources fully and leaving founder, Chetan Kapur, in a very substantial debt position. Further, ThinkStrategy Capital and Chetan Kapur suffered the exact same percentage loss during the economic, banking and private lending crisis being an investor in the fund that was put into liquidation. ThinkStrategy Capital and Chetan Kapur wrote off their fund investment and a very considerable creditor claim towards the fund for the major benefit of investors.

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Cases: SEC v. ThinkStrategy Capital Mgmt. LLC et al., 11CV8094, 17-691CV, 12CR00535, US District Court, Southern District of New York

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