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Is OpenAI's Video Generator Sora Uncharted Territory for the GDPR?

Law news - Sat, 05/04/2024 - 00:32

Data privacy experts are closely watching for the outcome of an investigation into OpenAI's video generator Sora by Italy's data protection authority, which could test the legitimate interest exemptions generative AI companies may rely on for data processing.

      
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Mishcon de Reya Files £250M Group Action Against Uber

Law news - Fri, 05/03/2024 - 12:30

The claimants are suing Uber for losses incurred allegedly as a result of unlawful activities by the company in the London taxi market.

      
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Paul Hastings Grabs Partner-Led Team from DLA Piper to Rebuild Restructuring Department in Paris

Law news - Fri, 05/03/2024 - 02:31

The firm has added several partners to its European financial restructuring practice this year, including a new co-chair of the group.

      
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Linklaters, Cuatrecasas, Davis Polk Lead on 2.9B Spanish IPO

Law news - Thu, 05/02/2024 - 14:08

In 2020, the Spanish fragrance and fashion company instructed Baker McKenzie in its acquisition of a majority stake in British skincare and makeup company Charlotte Tilbury.

      
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EY Law Braced For Trio of Departures

Law news - Thu, 05/02/2024 - 13:58

In December 2023, EY closed Riverview Law, and also announced that same month that LC Lawyers, the Hong Kong affiliated law firm of EY, would be closing its doors.

      
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How the Post Office Inquiry Has Spotlighted the Difficult CEO-General Counsel Relationship

Law news - Thu, 05/02/2024 - 13:50

Top GCs react to ex-Post Office GC Susan Crichton's evidence' they ask whether her dilemma point to a wider malaise facing in-house lawyers?

      
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Japan's Atsumi & Sakai Launches 4th International Outfit in Brussels

Law news - Thu, 05/02/2024 - 10:52

The firm already has offices in London, New York and Frankfurt.

      
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Rebuilding French Supermarket Group Casino Hires Restructuring Lawyer as GC

Law news - Wed, 05/01/2024 - 14:35

Video game maker Ubisoft also named a replacement for its longtime chief legal officer.

      
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Promotions Season Continues Apace as 4 UK Firms Bolster Ranks

Law news - Wed, 05/01/2024 - 13:55

Many of the new promotions are made up of salaried, as opposed to equity, partners.

      
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A&O Shearman Goes Live, With New Firm Naming Board and Practice Leaders

Law news - Wed, 05/01/2024 - 07:00

The combined firm said the broad strokes on leadership, practice structure and compensation have been ironed out.

      
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A&O, Shearman on Cusp of Forming $3.5B Firm—Here's How They Got Here

Law news - Tue, 04/30/2024 - 16:33

On the eve of A&O Shearman's launch, Law.com International traces the journey of the two firms that are now forming one of the world's largest legal institutions.

      
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Germany Moves Digest: Hires for DLA Piper, Goodwin and Morgan Lewis

Law news - Tue, 04/30/2024 - 14:18

DLA Piper has grabbed a pensions team from Advant Beiten, which also lost a team of 25 lawyers to competitor Seitz last year.

      
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BHP, Vale Offer $26B to Settle 2015 Brazilian Mining Disaster

Law news - Tue, 04/30/2024 - 00:48

Plaintiffs firm Pogust Goodhead says the mining groups would still face claims brought by victims in London even if they settle with Brazilian authorities.

      
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Vietnam's Anti-Corruption Campaign Has Slowed Legal Approvals, Stymying Deal Flow

Law news - Mon, 04/29/2024 - 22:50

A more measured approach by investors and authorities has prompted longer due diligence processes.

      
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BHP Group General Counsel Steps Down

Law news - Mon, 04/29/2024 - 14:25

A former Herbert Smith Freehills partner is taking on the high profile position at the mining company.

      
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Fancy Offices Are a Big Gamble

Law news - Mon, 04/29/2024 - 13:49

Law firms are attempting to subvert the remote working narrative by taking on uber-modern real estate—but it does little to address the culture question.

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Clifford Chance Promotes 29 in Latest Partner Promotions Round

Law news - Mon, 04/29/2024 - 12:40

The latest figures note a slight dip from the previous two promotion rounds, which saw the firm promote 32 lawyers in 2023 and 37 lawyers in 2022.

      
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Ashurst Hires Noerr Partner in Brussels to Lead International Trade Litigation and Regulatory Practice

Law news - Sun, 04/28/2024 - 23:00

Increasing geopolitical threats have swelled client demand for advice on international trade law, Ashurst said.

      
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HFW Hits Eversheds Paris for 2-Partner-Led Arbitration Team

Law news - Fri, 04/26/2024 - 12:23

HFW's latest hire means that the firm has now added 30 partners across its international network since the beginning of the financial year April 2023.

      
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Poland's LSW Brings On 8 Partners in Push to Expand Corporate Capabilities

Law news - Fri, 04/26/2024 - 02:45

A team of 15 made up of partners, associates and business professionals has joined LSW at a time when the Polish market is attracting more foreign investment.

      
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