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Ex-Big Law Kiwi Killed By Fallen Sign, Court Hears

Law news - 2 hours 8 min ago

A British court is currently hearing a case involving Jacob Marx, a former in-house lawyer at LexisNexis who died in London five years ago after being crushed by a gaming giant's storefront sign.

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'Dawn of the Code War': Real-Life Lessons for GCs About Cybersecurity and Ongoing Threats

Law news - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 22:09

Former assistant attorney general for national security and current Morrison & Foerster partner John P. Carlin has written a new book about the growing cybersecurity threats against global companies, organizations and governments. He talks about why law firms and in-house counsel need to step up their defenses and those of their clients.

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Vinson & Elkins Adds Another Leverage Finance Lateral Partner in London

Law news - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 20:41

Lucy Jenkins, who joined Vinson & Elkins on Wednesday, is the second leveraged finance partner the firm has hired in London recently.

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Pinsents France Managing Partner Leaves to Start Boutique Firm

Law news - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 13:48

Christoph Maurer left the firm after six years, citing a shift in strategy at Pinsent Masons.

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Legal Ops Expert Hans Albers Leads 2,500-Member ACC in Europe

Law news - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 23:17

A conversation with Hans Albers, the recently elected president of the European Association of Corporate Counsel, who talks about the biggest legal challenges for in-house counsel in Europe today.

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New CFIUS Foreign Investment Rules Prompt Counsel to Scramble

Law news - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 07:09

“This is a time where proactivity is in the best interest of entities that are looking at foreign investors, said one adviser.

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Amid US Law Firm Merger Mania, an Interesting Tie-Up in the Old Soviet Space

Law news - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 01:31

While some global firms have struggled in the former Soviet Union, Asters has expanded by acquiring the Ukrainian operations of one of Russia's largest law firms.

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China's New Cybersecurity Rules Could Expose US Trade Secrets, Experts Say

Law news - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 23:44

Most companies that operate in China were already wary of losing their grip on intellectual property assets. Now, in light of the new, far-reaching rules, doing business in China is likely to be more challenging, privacy and information security lawyers say.

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UK Firms' Legal Tech Spending Slows as Focus Turns to Implementation

Law news - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 20:55

Most U.K. law firms aren't worried about technology's threat to the billable hour, seeing legal tech as more of a revenue driver than a disruptive force.

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France's Regulatory Guidance on GDPR, Blockchain Leaves More Questions Than Answers

Law news - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 14:00

France's Commission Nationale de l'informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) released guidance on how blockchain can exist in a post-GDPR world. Problem is, they are not sure it completely can.

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Freshfields Continues to Build Out White-Collar Practice With Germany Hire

Law news - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 07:00

The latest addition to Freshfield's criminal law team comes after the Magic Circle firm hired a new Germany white-collar defense head earlier this year.

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Baker Botts Nabs Herbert Smith Freehills Partner in Saudi Arabia

Law news - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 22:07

Euan Pinkerton, a project finance specialist with experience in energy, joined Baker Botts as a partner in Riyadh.

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UK M&A Activity Plummets as Brexit Effect Begins to Take Hold

Law news - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 18:34

Total deal value fell 66 percent on Q2 after the quietest quarter for U.K. M&A activity since 2012.

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France's Largest Law Firm Makes Changes to Top Leadership Team

Law news - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 16:22

Fidal elected Yves de Sevin as chair of its executive committee.

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EasyGroup Could Have Tough Time in Trademark Suit Against Netflix

Law news - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 07:03

EasyGroup owner Stelios Haji-Ioannou is facing off against Netflix and director Joe Swanberg over the use of the word "easy." Does a trademark suit over such a commonplace word stand a chance?

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China's Oil and Gas Giant PetroChina International Chooses Firms For Its Inaugural UK Panels

Law news - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 23:31

Two Magic circle firms are among the winners as PetroChina UK subsidiaries appoint roster of advisers.

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HFW Launches Consulting Venture as Firm Targets New International Business

Law news - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 12:16

The firm's director of learning and development will lead a new standalone venture.

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PwC, Fragomen Leaders Discuss Why They Joined Forces

Law news - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 15:58

PwC's Julia Onslow-Cole and Fragomen's Austin Fragomen discuss the Big Four's latest step into law.

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HFW Poaches Reed Smith Duo for Launch of Abu Dhabi Office

Law news - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 14:30

HFW has hired a partner duo from Reed Smith for the office launch, including the US firm's Middle East head Vince Gordon

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US, UK Law Firms Tout Exclusive Tie-Up

Law news - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 11:00

The deal between DWF and Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman will unite on an exclusive basis two growing firms.

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