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Freshfields Adds White & Case Veteran Partner to White-Collar Defense Team in Paris

Law news - Mon, 09/11/2023 - 18:06

Firms in Europe are bulking up their teams in anticipation of more compliance work.

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4 Big Law Outfits Steer Sale of CAA Stake to Artémis of France

Law news - Mon, 09/11/2023 - 13:54

Financial terms were not disclosed, but published reports estimate the value of the deal at as much as $7 billion.

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Slaughter and May Agrees to Meet Lawyer Climate Pressure Group

Law news - Mon, 09/11/2023 - 12:59

Slaughters is first large UK firm to engage with the climate group, which asks lawyers to pledge to withhold their services on matters that could support 'new fossil fuel projects'.

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Philipp v Barclays: A Victory for the Banks?

Law news - Mon, 09/11/2023 - 11:54

If the Supreme Court had decided in favour of the claimant, it could have opened banks up to a flood of litigation from fraud victims.

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9 Island States Launch Historic Climate Case Before UN Tribunal

Law news - Mon, 09/11/2023 - 01:01

Thirty-four countries, as well as the African Union, the Pacific Community, the European Union and the Commission of Small Island States, will give evidence in the case over two days of hearings, beginning Monday.

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CMS Launches UK Redundancy Process Among Corporate Associates

Law news - Fri, 09/08/2023 - 18:27

It comes after the firm revealed a slowdown in global revenue growth earlier this summer.

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When Law Firm Brands Show Their Cracks

Law news - Fri, 09/08/2023 - 14:43

Stories this week concerning firms like Slaughter and May and Ince show that taking shortcuts to acquire brand kudos isn't always the best move, writes The London Lawyer.

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Garrigues Hires Partner to Lead Criminal Law Practice in Lisbon

Law news - Fri, 09/08/2023 - 13:23

The firm is currently focused on recruitment in order to build a team under Joa o Lima Cluny's leadership, a spokesperson told International.

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White & Case Launches Spain Antitrust Practice With 2 Hires

Law news - Fri, 09/08/2023 - 12:56

José Antonio de la Calle and Sanna Orkan previously made up a purely antitrust legal boutique, which has now been fully integrated into White & Case's Madrid office.

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Innovation Concerns Grow Over EU AI Regulation

Law news - Thu, 09/07/2023 - 23:01

"From the perspective of AI companies, people want clarity around which applications are prohibited, and what the obligations are associated with each category," said Shannon Yavorsky, an Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe partner.

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International Regulators' Unease With AI Data-Scraping Creates Gulf With US

Law news - Thu, 09/07/2023 - 20:49

"Mass data scraping of personal information can constitute a reportable data breach in many jurisdictions," an international group of privacy watchdogs warned.

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Reed Smith Advises Red Cross on Disaster Relief Back-Stop

Law news - Thu, 09/07/2023 - 14:01

The insurance and reinsurance facility will act as a back-stop in the event that the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund runs out.

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Is Slaughter and May's 'Best Friends' Network Really That Effective?

Law news - Thu, 09/07/2023 - 13:24

An in-depth analysis of five years of M&A data by International has revealed how frequently the members of the famed European network actually work together on announced M&A deals—with only a small percentage involving more than one of Slaughters, Hengeler, De Brauw, Uria, Bredin Prat and BonelliErede.

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White & Case Advises Santander on Digital Bank License in Mexico

Law news - Wed, 09/06/2023 - 21:54

The rollout of Openbank is part of Santander's efforts to service more of the unbanked population in Mexico, which is a major market for the Spanish bank.

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Drew & Napier Prepares Credit Suisse Arbitration Against Switzerland for Greater China Investors

Law news - Wed, 09/06/2023 - 21:38

In May, Drew & Napier became the first law firm to represent Asia-based investors collecting filing claims in the Swiss courts against the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority.

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Shearman Loses 4-Partner PE Team in Paris Ahead of A&O Merger Vote

Law news - Wed, 09/06/2023 - 16:58

They will be joining Proskauer Rose in a few weeks, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

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Pérez-Llorca Continues International Push With Lisbon Launch

Law news - Wed, 09/06/2023 - 15:42

When the opening takes place in 2024, three of the Spanish firm's five international offices will have been opened in just a three-year period.

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Squire to Open Amsterdam Office with 4-Lawyer Corporate/PE Team

Law news - Wed, 09/06/2023 - 14:28

The launch follows an office opening in Dublin and the addition of practitioners in Frankfurt, Madrid, Milan, and Paris.

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Axiom Ince Saga: Suspended Owner to Challenge £57M Freezing Order

Law news - Wed, 09/06/2023 - 13:24

The spectacle of a law firm taking legal action against its own managing partner and owner will now play out in London's High Court.

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Gateley After-Tax Profits Take 47% Hit After Recent Acquisitions

Law news - Wed, 09/06/2023 - 13:24

Staff bonus payments will not be paid out this year, with the firm citing 'the challenging economic back drop'.

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