PROFESSIONAL CODE OF CONDUCT
ILS is committed to the highest ethical and professional standards. These apply to all our people regardless of their role. ILS people are required to act professionally and in compliance with relevant laws, regulations and rules.
DISCLAIMER RELATING TO COPYRIGHT
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You may download and temporarily store one or more of the pages of this website for the purposes of viewing them. You may also print any of the content on this website so long as each copy is a complete copy, no amendment is made to it, it acknowledges ILS as its source, and it is only for personal use or use within your organisation. If you provide copies to others, you must ensure that any recipient is made aware of these legal documents as displayed on the website.
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DISCLAIMER RELATING TO THE WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT
The information, materials, publications, content and opinions contained on this website are for general information purposes only, are not intended to constitute legal or other professional advice or seek to be an exhaustive statement of the law, and should not be relied on or treated as a substitute for specific advice relevant to particular circumstances. You should take specific legal advice on any particular matter which concerns you. Neither ILS nor any of the legal counsels engaged with ILS accepts any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on information or materials published on this website. If you wish to find out more about the information in the materials published, please contact us.
Please do not use the content as the basis for any decision and you should not act or refrain from acting based on any content without first consulting a qualified professional in the applicable law or subject matter. By proceeding with your use of this website, you agree that your use of the Site and/or the content is entirely at your own risk.
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Certain parts of this site link to external internet sites, and other external internet sites may link to this website. ILS is not responsible for the content of any external internet sites. To the extent permitted under applicable law or regulation, ILS excludes all liability (howsoever caused) to you or any third parties for any loss or damage relating to the use of, inability to use, or reliance on this website or any of the content or links contained on it.
DISCLAIMER RELATING TO ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP
You acknowledge and agree that your access and use of the Site, including the submission of information to us through the Site, does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and us. ILS enters into attorney-client relationships with its clients only pursuant to certain policies and procedures unrelated to the Site, including the execution of an engagement letter, a screen for conflicts of interest, and other ILS policies. If you wish to inquire about ILS’s legal services and how you might become a client of ILS, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
DISCLAIMER RELATING TO CONFIDENTIALITY
Unless you are an existing client of ILS, you agree that any communications you initiate with ILS (including without limitation any attorneys or employees affiliated with ILS) through the Site (or otherwise, such as through email, telephone, voicemail, text message, direct message, or any other communication) will not be treated as confidential unless explicitly and specifically indicated otherwise. Unless you are an existing client of ILS, you should not communicate any information that is confidential, proprietary, or otherwise sensitive, and ILS makes no guarantees or warranties with respect to the security, confidentiality, use, disclosure, and/or return of any information we receive.
All our documents and communications in client matters are subject to legal privilege and professional secrecy, as well as to confidentiality. We strive to respect at all times the confidentiality of the information or documents entrusted to us with the exception of those cases where legal or ethical obligations oblige us to share certain information with third parties or public authorities. Nevertheless, we cannot be held liable if, in spite of the reasonable precautions taken by our IT supplier, third parties receive knowledge of confidential information or documents relating to you or your file
DISCLAIMER RELATING TO ADVERTISING AND/OR SOLICITATION
The Site is not intended to be an advertisement or solicitation.
DISCLAIMER RELATING TO GUARANTEED OUTCOMES
The Content may contain descriptions of prior matters or testimonials from current or former clients. Any descriptions or testimonials on the Site are not intended to, and do not, guarantee future successful outcomes, and do not imply ILS’s continued or current representation of any clients identified.
DISCLAIMER RELATING TO THE DOCUMENTS
If you use any document in the service, it will be on the terms which are stated in this disclaimer.
Documents available on the service have been prepared by us. while ILS has used reasonable care in preparing the documents, in the majority of cases they will have to be tailored to suit your particular circumstances. Therefore, the basis on which you purchase or make use of any document is that the document is suitable to be used by you in conjunction with proper advice as to its application and adaptation for your particular requirements. The documents are not made available to you on any other basis. Please note also that the documents have been prepared in light of the laws of a particular state as set forth in the document, and they will not be suitable in other states or overseas. You should not use them if any person who is to sign the document or the property which the document deals with is outside the state where you live or intend to use the document.
ILS will not have any responsibility at all for any alterations that may be made to any document after you have downloaded or accessed. Please note also that any responsibility that ILS may have to you will not extend to any of the following:
- loss or damage which we cannot reasonably foresee may happen; or, loss or damage which consists of or includes any wasted expenditure, indirect loss, loss of profits or anticipated profits or gains of any description or loss of business.
- if a court or any other body having the power to rule on disputes decides that any part of this disclaimer is not reasonable or cannot be enforced for any reason, this will not affect the validity of the other parts of this disclaimer which will continue to be in full force and effect.
ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Our anti-money laundering (AML) policies are generally based on the highest standards that are required in the jurisdictions where we operate, and apply in relation to all of our business. As applicable, ILS conducts client due diligence enquiries on each new client and persons connected with them and conducts ongoing monitoring of existing clients. Where necessary for these purposes, we seek relevant information from third party data suppliers. Where individuals have supplied personal data for this purpose we will only use it for that purpose and will keep it only as long as the relevant AML and data protection legislation requires.
ILS also has internal procedures to ensure that any suspicions of money laundering are reported to the appropriate authorities where there is an obligation to do so. Our team is periodically provided with training on these issues.