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Ashurst begins rebuild of structured finance team after exit of nine US lawyers

Ashurst begins rebuild of structured finance team after exit of nine US lawyers

The international firm has recruited a former UBS Securities managing director in order to carve out a new group in the US, after nine lawyers left from New York and Washington DC for Paul Hastings in July.

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TRACING ASSETS

Lawyers on asset trail of kleptocrats face obstacle course

Lawyers on asset trail of kleptocrats face obstacle course

Lawyers and others involved in the US's Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative face numerous difficulties in the tracing, tracking and identifying of the assets as well as issues of political will, according to a specialist at McDermott Will & Emery.

AUTOMATION

Tech company sets up DIY law service for SMEs

Tech company sets up DIY law service for SMEs

LawPath, an Australian business, has set up a database of 200 legal documents in a relationship with LexisNexis which allows users to download and customise the texts.

ANALYSIS

LexisNexis buys legal media organisation

LexisNexis buys legal media organisation

The company has bought MLex, a group that analyses regulatory risk in different jurisdictions around the world.

WORKFORCE

Bingham McCutchen was dropped by insurer over diversity, says GC

Bingham McCutchen was dropped by insurer over diversity, says GC

The general counsel of Massachusetts Mutual has explained why the insurer stopped doing business with the now-defunct Bingham.

Blogs

LITIGATION FUNDING

Litigation finance: The case for the defence

Litigation finance: The case for the defence

One of the most common misconceptions surrounding litigation finance is that it cannot be used to fund defence cases.

INSURANCE

Legal insurance market gets into gear

Legal insurance market gets into gear

The Insurance renewal season is now in swing, especially for lawyers still tied to the October-September annual cycle, generating the usual volume of trade press guidance and warnings.

Management speak

LEGAL IT

HP sells iManage to its founders

HP sells iManage to its founders

The software company provides document management services to many of the top players in the legal marketplace.

Corporate counsel

REGULATION

Drone operators risk regulatory enquiries for misdemeanours

Drone operators risk regulatory enquiries for misdemeanours

Drone operators are exposed to the possibility of inquiries by the police, privacy bodies, health and safety authorities and aviation authorities, according to law firm RPC.

Business sector round up

LITIGATION

Pavia & Ansaldo win Uber ban

Pavia & Ansaldo win Uber ban

An Italian court has banned unlicensed car-sharing services such as those offered by Uber throughout the country, in another setback for the fast-growing US car service.

EXPANSION

Very Cooley

Very Cooley

Cooley has arrived in London much later than other US firms but with no less ambitions. CEO Joe Conroy talks to Des Cahill about the firm's plans.

Who did the deals

M&A

De Brauw Blackstone acts for Caldic

De Brauw Blackstone acts for Caldic

The Dutch law firm advised on the acquisition of the Ingredient Company in Canada.

Bookshelf

THE FUTURE OF LAW

Book Review: Tomorrow's Naked Lawyer

Book Review: Tomorrow's Naked Lawyer

A glimpse into the future and some legal reinvigoration is what is on offer to the reader of 'Tomorrow's Naked Lawyer', says law firm guru George Beaton of Beaton Capital.

 
 

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Ashurst begins rebuild of structured finance team after exit of nine US lawyers

The international firm has recruited a former UBS Securities managing director in order to carve out a new group in the US, after nine lawyers left from New York and Washington DC for Paul Hastings in July.