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Massive $5B Fine Against Google Highlights Long-Term Shift in EU, US Antitrust Enforcement

Law news - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 21:14

Why hasn't the U.S. cracked down on Google for antitrust violations in the way Europe has? It might have a lot to do with the regions' individual legal regimes around antitrust.

       
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Brexit Planning in a Time of Uncertainty: How In-House Counsel Can Prep (as Much as Possible)

Law news - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 01:06

When it comes to Brexit, most everything feels up in the air. But that doesn't mean companies shouldn't be taking concrete steps now.

       
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UnitedLex Targets UK Law Firm Tie-up on Back of Major US Deals

Law news - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 16:21

The legal services provider is now setting its sights on the U.K. market.

       
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In GDPR Compliance, U.S. Companies Lag Behind United Kingdom, EU

Law news - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 20:23

A survey by TrustArc and Dimensional Research indicates that U.S. companies have their work cut out to catch up with companies in other countries.

       
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Q&A: A Brexit Update for US Lawyers

Law news - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 16:55

Dechert's Miriam Gonzalez offers an insider look at the latest uncertainties over Brexit and what it means for lawyers in the U.S.

       
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Clyde & Co Posts Double-Digit Increase in Net Profit; Credits Major Growth in the US

Law news - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 17:00

The firm highlights the United States as a driver of revenue growth.

       
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European Consumer Org Claims Big Tech Companies' Privacy Policies Not Totally GDPR Compliant

Law news - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 23:50

A report indicates that even though many tech companies updated their privacy policies right before the GDPR came into effect on May 25, “there is still room for significant improvements.

       
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US Expansion Is Among Top Priorities for Eversheds Sutherland in the Year Ahead

Law news - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 18:03

Tech, diversity and innovation crowdsourcing led the agenda at a firmwide partner conference in New York.

       
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HFW Boosts Its Global Disputes Practice With Brussels and Dubai Double Hire

Law news - Wed, 07/04/2018 - 18:51

The firm has hired Trowers partner James Harbridge in Dubai and Emmanuel Roger France from Fieldfisher in Brussels

       
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DLA Piper Nabs 6 Baker McKenzie Financial Service Lawyers for its Antwerp Office

Law news - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 17:02

The head of Baker McKenzie's' Belgian and EMEA financial services and insurance practice, Pierre Berger, has taken his team to DLA Piper, which is gearing up for Brexit.

       
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Latham Continues to Target Magic Circle as It Closes In on Linklaters Madrid Partner Hire

Law news - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 14:44

The U.S. firm builds up its Madrid base following the hire of former DLA co-chair Juan Picon as office head.

       
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Haynes and Boone Adds Four-Lawyer Arbitration Team in London

Law news - Wed, 06/27/2018 - 23:28

Haynes and Boone has brought on an international disputes group from newly-formed legal giant Hunton Andrews Kurth. The new hires include a high-profile former partner at Chadbourne & Parke.

       
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UK Regulatory Body Dumps Ex-DLA Piper Associate Over Fabricated Qualifications

Law news - Wed, 06/27/2018 - 01:05

Tania Bains, a former associate at the global legal giant and onetime trainee at British firm Weightmans, has been struck off a roll of solicitors after falsifying degree grades and experience.

       
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Hogan Lovells Seals New Saudi Arabian Tie-Up

Law news - Tue, 06/26/2018 - 14:43

The alliance comes on the heels of a similar move by Mayer Brown, which earlier this month signed an agreement with Hogan Lovells' former associated firm.

       
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Han Kun's Italian 'Best Friend' Firm Enters Mainland China

Law news - Tue, 06/26/2018 - 07:54

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners has opened an office in Shanghai—its second Asian office after Hong Kong, which was launched in 2014.

       
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Ashurst to Open Ninth European Base With Luxembourg Office Launch

Law news - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 14:56

The move is part of a push to expand in Europe in response to an uptick in Brexit-related work.

       
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Dentons Launches Frankfurt 'Eurozone Hub' to Guide Clients on Financial Regulation

Law news - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 21:39

The firm aims to offer its lawyers as "supervisor sherpas," guiding clients through the Eurozone's evolving regulatory landscape.

       
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EU Copyright Directive Advances: What Does That Mean for Tech's Legal Departments?

Law news - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 07:14

The directive, which passed the EU's Legal Affairs Committee this week and is slated to move to an EU Parliament vote in the future, could create some serious roadblocks for tech companies.

       
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Hogan Lovells Sheds 54 Support Staff Jobs

Law news - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 22:18

The global legal giant is trimming its support staff ranks in London as it prepares to move those roles to new back offices in England, South Africa and the U.S.

       
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Allen & Overy Partners Meet in Miami Amid Merger Talks

Law news - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 21:49

The London-based legal giant's hunt for a U.S. merger partner, as well as governance and technology issues, will be on the agenda during the Magic Circle firm's annual partnership conference.

       
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