Msk Law Firm South Africa
Andy`s experience spans four years at the UK Atomic Energy Agency, which supported him through the university and provided him with first-hand experience in shutting down and testing nuclear reactors, mechanical and structural engineering to the most demanding requirements, and experimental work to extract oil from geological structures. Prior to joining the firm, Andy worked as a senior researcher for RWS Information Ltd, and then founded his own intellectual property research company, which included clients such as RWS and Edgeworth King & Co. He also lived in South Africa, where he worked for Spoor & Fisher, a leading law firm of patent attorneys. The company was founded more than twenty years ago in Cape Town`s central business district and has been growing ever since. Andy has lectured extensively in the UK, Europe (including France and Germany) and Japan, covering various aspects of UK and EU IP law. Andy has trained several lawyers within the firm and has given seminars for aspiring lawyers at other law firms. Since 1908, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (MSK) has demonstrated its ability to understand the complex, demystify the mysterious and define the unknown. With more than 130 attorneys and offices in Los Angeles, New York and Washington DC, MSK is often recognized as a go-to firm by industry and legal insiders and has extensive experience in various practice areas including entertainment and intellectual property litigation, labor and employment, film, television and music transactions, immigration, securities, regulation, taxation, trusts and estates, real estate and international trade. Relentlessly innovative, our lawyers have developed groundbreaking laws, set influential precedents and shaped the legal landscape. We also provide comprehensive advice and litigation in state and federal courts on behalf of major employers on complex issues such as compensation and hours, downsizing, terminations, sensitive investigations, affirmative action and OFCCP investigations, I-9 compliance, sexual harassment, disability rights, and other discrimination issues. OSHA and privacy rights. We act as lead counsel in numerous class actions, wages, hours, and discrimination cases in state and federal courts, and practice extensively before numerous government agencies, including the Department of Labor, EEOC, OFCCP, and OSHA.
Law firm in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. Family Wealth PlanningA practice places particular emphasis on tailored gift and estate planning for high net worth individuals, as well as the representation of trustees and beneficiaries in contentious or potentially controversial estate and trust administration issues. LLM in Intellectual Property Litigation, Nottingham Law School Real EstateOn behalf of buyers and sellers, contractors and developers, investors and lenders, landlords and tenants, and municipal and government entities, we advise, negotiate and document the financing, acquisition, sale, construction and development of large-scale commercial and residential real estate projects. These include tax-exempt multi-party exchanges, office complexes, shopping malls and redevelopment projects. Patentanwalt Prozessanwalt Registered patent attorney. Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys epi FICPI UNION BenefitsWe provide services to corporate, multi-employer health, social and pension plans in structuring, creating and managing complex employee benefit plans such as qualified pension plans, deferred compensation, executive compensation and welfare plans in accordance with tax and federal and state laws, labour and securities. Corporate Law and Commercial TransactionsComprehensive services are provided in the areas of corporate governance and general management consulting, securities and asset-based securities compliance, corporate finance, mergers, acquisitions and other business orders. Of particular importance is our work on security alerts, life safety, and related technologies in the United States and many other parts of the world. Entertainment and New MediaWe provide comprehensive services to the entertainment, multimedia and new media industries, ranging from the negotiation and documentation of complex music, television, film, video game and marketing transactions and related licensing, to film financing and legal advice to settlement creditors, content piracy advice and advocacy, securitization of intellectual property in the entertainment sector, industry-wide consulting, and labour and employment litigation and talent immigration. LitigationOur litigators handle commercial disputes in state and federal courts. Our practice focuses on complex litigation, which often involves class actions, multi-party and multi-jurisdictional concerns.
Our litigators have experience in antitrust, unfair competition and commercial regulation, securities, intellectual property and piracy, entertainment, real estate, product liability, insurance and trusts and estates. We also have extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution techniques such as mediation and arbitration. Bankruptcy and creditors` rightsWe provide business advice and litigation on insolvency law, creditor rights, secured claims and the Uniform Commercial Code. We have particular expertise in structuring commercial transactions (including entertainment, music, software, real estate, film, asset securitization) and employee benefits to minimize or eliminate potential insolvency risks. We support legal immigration of valuable labor during the administrative processes of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and other administrative agencies affecting immigration in the United States. In addition, we train and advise our clients on compliance with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) and represent them in IRCA audits. International TradeMS&K assists domestic and foreign clients in customs and international trade, international transport and maritime law, export/licensing law as well as food and pharmaceutical law in import/export and interstate distribution of products. Intellectual Property and TechnologyWe provide comprehensive advice on intellectual property, patent and trademark granting, intellectual property transaction services (including outsourcing, licensing and technology transfer) and handle patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and piracy disputes.
We focus on the convergence of technology, intellectual property and entertainment. An example of our work is the representation of record industry plaintiffs in Internet copyright infringement lawsuits against Napster, Aimster and Music City and other landmark cases. Labour and EmploymentWe offer comprehensive employment and employment advice and litigation. This includes employment counselling services (e.g., union avoidance and compliance with national labor relations and state laws), injunctive and other labor disputes before the courts and the NLRB, collective bargaining, arbitration, and labor advice related to business decisions such as union merger matters, acquisitions, staff reductions and corporate structures. MEng in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Birmingham (funded by the UK Atomic Energy Agency) In addition to day-to-day prosecutions before the EPO and UKIPO, Andy has experience in litigation work, including litigation in Europe (particularly the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland) and the US. He represents clients before the EPO Boards of Appeal and the Opposition and Examination Division and participated in the famous decision G1 / 06 of the Enlarged Board of Appeal on the filing of divisional applications, in which we successfully represented our client. He also conducts due diligence and advises clients strategically. Our clients, based in South Africa and overseas, are mainly domestic or global companies, but also individuals and charities. MS&K`s multidisciplinary environmental law practice group deals with litigation, transactions and regulatory matters. We represent a wide range of clients, including real estate developers, property owners, manufacturers, waste producers, recyclers and retailers. MS&K`s environmental practice aims to advise clients on reducing or eliminating potential liabilities, mitigating the costs and risks associated with active disputes, effectively engaging with regulators and environmental groups, and prudently using process options when necessary.
Not-for-profit practiceWe provide services to major donors and non-profit organizations in the formation and management of charitable giving in accordance with applicable tax and other regulations. We believe that expertise, preparation and innovation are the key elements of successful representation, and our goal is to support our clients by providing cost-effective solutions and outcomes. We provide tax advice to clients in connection with a wide range of business ventures, including the formation, acquisition and sale of partnerships, corporations and joint ventures in accordance with state and federal tax laws. We also represent high net worth individuals in complex tax planning. We also represent businesses and individuals in tax disputes before the Internal Revenue Service and other tax authorities, as well as before the courts. Andy deals with a variety of topics mainly electrical and mechanical. He worked on pumps and compressors; Medical devices; technology for mobile devices; displays and touch screens; sensor devices; music synthesizer; electrical circuit design; Software; signal, data and image processing and coding; Semiconductor; SSD storage and hard drives; and printers and consumables.