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How not to fall victim to your own lawyers

How not to fall victim to your own lawyers

When you retain a law firm or a lawyer, you often cannot control the budget for legal services. By the end of a project you may find out that the legal fees have doubled if not tripled. This is the fault of both the client and the law firm. How this can be avoided?You start interacting with a law firm by sending a request for an estimate of legal fees. Lawyers sell their time, and if you want to receive a more or less precise figure, you would have to define the scope of services that needs to b...
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Interview with Vladimir Furman for Magazine “Accountant and Law”: Raiding: Definition, Essence and Legal Protection

Such human evils as greed, money-grubbing and aspiration to enrich oneself at the expense of another person underlie the phenomenon of raiding. The term “raiding” has come to the modern vocabulary from the English language. “Raiding” is translated as “invasion”, “attack”, “intrusion”, “raid”. Within this meaning, raiding has gone along with the human history from primitive times, when the strongest would take away prey from the weakest, until today when an invader in tandem with admi...
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Interview with Vladimir Furman and Yuliya Petrenko for Magazine “Accountant and Law”: Mediation as a Modern Mean for Settlement of Conflicts

Before January 2011, the term “mediation” was not in use in the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan. As of the date of this interview, the term “mediation” can be found only in two legislative acts. These are the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Mediation” and the Law “On Introduction of Amendments and Changes into Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Mediation Issues”.
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