The Global Legal Post | Big Stories Global Legal PostTue, 22 May 2018en-gb(C) 2018 Global City Media LtdIt's Miller time! Trouble brews over logosA Korean beer logo being registered in the US has been challenged by US brewing giant MillerCoors, which could take two years to resolve.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Mon, 21 May 2018Control of UK companies remains shrouded in mysteryAccording to new research over 57,000 UK companies are not declaring ownership, compromising fight against money laundering!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Mon, 21 May 2018New process eliminates exaggerated personal injury claimsUsing Section 57 of Criminal Justice Act, Clyde & Co rolls out new process which generated savings of £2.2 million in 2017/18!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Mon, 21 May 2018The role of offshore investment for China's Belt & Road projectThe Belt & Road initiative needs offshore investment to succeed, says Elise Donovan, Director, BVI House Asia.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 18 May 2018US legal business improving, but firms under pressureResearch in US suggests firms are under greater pricing and operations pressure depsite improvement in business environment.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 18 May 2018UK legal sector needs to adapt to a 'new normal' to thriveAs income and profitability falls, the UK legal sector may have taken a collective eye off the ball.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 18 May 2018China overtakes US as global leader in foreign trademark applicationsChina is on course to overtake the US as the world's leading source of foreign trademark applications by 2020, according to new research.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 18 May 2018Oslo court orders Statoil to pay $490m to COSL for cancelling rig contractA court has ruled in favour of China Oilfield Services, finding Statoil's termination of drilling contract was unlawful.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Thu, 17 May 2018Legal issues highlighted as Chinese consumers hold companies to higher standardsReputational issues are now top of the agenda for Chinese companies as research reveals the impact of scandals, regulations, sovereignty and corporate governance.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Thu, 17 May 2018Bryan Cave offers £5 NDA contractLaw firm BCLP is to offer £5 non-disclosure agreements with a new incubator product.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 18 May 2018Burberry sets aim at TargetThe luxury brand has launched a lawsuit against the US retailer for using its signature check!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Wed, 16 May 2018'Cosy club' of lawyers and accountants slated by UK parliamentary groupAccording to UK parliamentary committees, almost £4 million was paid to Carillon days before construction giant failed.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Thu, 17 May 2018Glittering night of awards for luxury law industryRetail veteran Harold Tillman CBE receives industry accolade as Arrigo Cipriani and Jade Jagger join Luxury Law Summit 2018 in recognising a year of amazing achievements.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Wed, 16 May 2018DLA Piper sets its sights on DublinNew partner David Carthy has been hired by DLA Piper as firm sets its sights on Dublin.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Thu, 17 May 2018CBS sues majority shareholder intent on forcing Viacom dealThe planned tie-up between media giants CBS Corp and Viacom is heating up as CBS sues Shari Redstone!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Tue, 15 May 2018Progeny launches “Club Legal” for mid-tier businessesProgeny launches legal and employee management support service offering transparency and fixed fees.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Wed, 16 May 2018Asus 65 million euro price tag to settle competition caseIt will take more than wonders by Asus' new product ambassador to maintain profitability after settling antitrust case.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Mon, 14 May 2018Vietnam next big IP challenge as China protects its own high end marketOn the eve of the Luxury Law Summit, a former Sony executive warns of challenges coming from the Vietnam market.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Wed, 16 May 2018Internet platforms need to tackle anonymity to protect freedom of speechFormer judge warns of individuals and governments hiding behind anonymity protocols, and the danger of over-blocking content.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Wed, 16 May 2018Cyber Unit chief tells ICO issuers to shape up or expect stiffer penaltiesThe head of the US Securities and Exchange Commission's cyber unit Robert Cohen warns of severe sanctions if regulation ignored.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 11 May 2018Love-all in brand dispute as US court considers claims from Adidas and SkechersIn a “love-all” decision a US court protects Adidas iconic Stan Smith shoe, but allows Skechers to keep triple-striped design!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 11 May 2018Luxury lawyers talk luxury business in LondonLawyers from the luxury industry will meet in London next week to talk luxury, swap numbers and collaborate on business challenges at the world's premier luxury summit.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Mon, 14 May 2018Luxury leadership must reflect its diverse following, says The Boston Consulting Group luxury chiefLuxury companies must have a representative leadership structure which reflects the truly international clientele they sell to, says The Boston Consulting Group luxury expert Pierre Mercier in the run up to the Luxury Law Summit.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Thu, 10 May 2018Minister claims two million diesel car owners could join Volkswagen class actionGovernment approves draft law for a class action suit against Volkswagen that could attract two million diesel car owners.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Thu, 10 May 2018Biglaw firms sued for 'dereliction of duty' after licensing deal goes sourA client has launched a malpractice suit claiming lawyers failed to advise the company of changes made to contract terms by Morgan Stanley.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Thu, 10 May 2018London fending off Paris as number 1 spot for International ArbitrationLondon and Paris remain the top places for arbitration, according to a new study.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Thu, 10 May 2018UK watchdog warns courts the digital revolution may be 'undeliverable'Modernisation of UK courts is heading toward failure as watchdog warns of daunting challenge.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Wed, 09 May 2018Life not so good as Prosecutors raid LG's head office in tax probeSouth Korean prosecutors' raid is about alleged tax evasion, but also signals more reforms of role played by controlling families.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Wed, 09 May 2018Casetext integrates AI into CARA research toolAI is used in research tool to contextualise searches as Casetext rolls out new version of CARA.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Wed, 09 May 2018Sexual harassment report reveals differing approaches globallyOne in four women and one in six men have been sexually harassed during the course of their employment in Australia.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Tue, 08 May 2018NY's crusading attorney general resigns after sexual assault exposéEric Schneiderman, who has thrived on being a committed social justice crusader, has resigned after sexual assaults exposed.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Tue, 08 May 2018Alibaba alliance triples number of brand membersOver 100 brands have now signed up to global IP alliance founded Alibaba Group, a global platform for wholesale trade.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Tue, 08 May 2018Interpretation is trumping truth in copyright law, says Arrigo CiprianiIntellectual property law is becoming too complicated, says luxury icon Arrigo Cipriani in the run-up to the Luxury Law Summit next week.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Tue, 08 May 2018Asian exchanges catch the AI market surveillance waveSouth Korea's main bourse operator is the latest to join the wave of Asian exchanges implementing AI surveillance.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 04 May 2018US Federal Trade Commission fully-staffed after three year hiatusWith major antitrust cases ahead the US Federal Trade Commission is fully staffed after a three years hiatus in top posts.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 04 May 2018Sang-froid towards liberté, égalité and fraternité from France's women lawyersNew survey from public Defender of Rights and young lawyers' union in France reveals discrimination in the French legal profession.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 04 May 2018SA media companies cough up over 61 million rand over cartel chargesSouth African Competition Commission squeezes media companies to the tune of $4.86 million, but wants more!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 04 May 2018Lawmakers in South Korea seeking to overturn cryptocurrency banOpposition in South Korea launching bill aimed at allowing the new cryptocurrencies, overturning government ban introduced last year.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Thu, 03 May 2018Fast-tracked regulation puts Xiaomi on course for world's biggest IPO since 2014Xiaomi's listing application seen as early vindication for Hong Kong's securities regulator and exchange operator aggressive reforms.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Thu, 03 May 2018Barristers told to reject GDPR contracts drawn up by solicitor firmsThe Bar Council has warned barristers not to sign contracts drawn up by solicitor law firms ahead of GDPR.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 04 May 2018Channel Islands law firms putting Caribbean rivals in the shadeA survey by The Lawyer of top thirty offshore law firms shows Channel Island firms taking more of the top spots.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Thu, 03 May 2018Pinsent Masons squeezes into top spot amongst UK law firm brandsCompetition tightens amongst UK law firms, though alternative providers increase their competitive threat!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 04 May 2018Data risk - how luxury companies can avoid dangerA hacking attack is a company's worst nightmare. Sony's ex-general counsel Jonathan Pearl shares tips at the Luxury Law Summit.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Tue, 01 May 2018Lawyer's excuse for court lateness outed by Instagram holiday snapsA lawyer is fined $10,000 for lying about whereabouts to court, but Instragram screenshots confirm the camera never lies.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Wed, 02 May 2018SEC charges Panasonic $143 million for FCPA and fraud violationsThe SEC has handed Japan-based Panasonic Corp a demand of $143 million for charges including bribery and cooking the books.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Tue, 01 May 2018MoFo faces claim that an “old boys' club” culture clashes with "the mommy track"Morrison & Foerster's big telecoms merger role is overshadowed by a $100 million proposed class action over maternity leave at the firm.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Tue, 01 May 2018Scottish law firms asked to increase trainee payThe Scottish Law Society is seeking higher rates to narrow pay gaps and keep the profession competitive.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Mon, 30 Apr 2018US judge puts Xerox-Fujifilm global deal in limboThe planned sale is temporarily blocked by a New York judge because of its "hopelessly conflicted" CEO.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Mon, 30 Apr 2018Compliance professionals must play a bigger role in companiesWith fraud and corruption rife and employees posing a threat to business, companies need to upgrade compliance functions.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Mon, 30 Apr 2018Islamic bank retrieves $170 million as it uncovers internal fraudAbu Dhabi's Al Hilal Bank has uncovered internal fraud as employees helped to steal over $170 million, most now retrieved.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 27 Apr 2018It's Friday, go speak to a junior! Firms can do more on mental healthSurvey reveals junior lawyers are reporting increased stress and firms can do more about mental health.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 27 Apr 2018Former regulator bribery charge in China's “cats and rats” finance industryThe former top insurance regulator is charged with abuse of power as China tackles its' "cats and rats" finance industry.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 27 Apr 2018"Dishonest and duplicitous" behaviour of counsel costs Merck its $200 million paydayThe "dishonest and duplicitous" behaviour of counsel barred a patent claim and ends the biggest-ever US pharma case.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 27 Apr 2018Luminance extends AI platform to regulatory compliance workAn artificial intelligence platform for the legal profession has reduced time spent on GDPR compliance by 85 per cent.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 27 Apr 2018World Intellectual Property Day 2018 celebrates women inventorsWIPO celebrates World Intellectual Property Day 2018 by releasing data celebrating women inventors and warning a gender gap persists.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 27 Apr 2018Human rights claims against companies a matter for Congress, not courtsHuman rights abuses are a matter for Congress, according to a US Supreme Court case on financing militant attacks.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Wed, 25 Apr 2018Top 100 US law firms post biggest gains since 2010Law firms are enjoying their highest growth since 2010, the latest AmLaw 100 report reveals.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Wed, 25 Apr 2018Millennials redefine luxury landscapeLuxury leaders at next month's Luxury Law Summit in London will get a glimpse of the rapidly changing luxury marketplace.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Mon, 30 Apr 2018ABA figures reveals US entry-level legal jobs down in 2017US graduates seeking entry-level legal jobs found less opportunity last year.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Wed, 25 Apr 2018Barclays Bank launches lawtech hubBarclays Bank has joined forces with law firms and academia to launch a new lawtech hub in London.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Wed, 25 Apr 2018European Commission unveils whistleblower protectionCommission is setting new EU-wide rules to protect whistleblowers and clarifies mechanisms and obligations.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Tue, 24 Apr 2018Exxon challenges suit dismissal claiming allegations are politicalExxon is appealing against dismissal of case in which the oil giant claims federal investigation is retaliation on oil giant's climate change views.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Tue, 24 Apr 2018US DOJ investigating AT&T and Verizon collusion claimsThe US Justice Department (DOJ) is investigating collusion, which also involves the industry trade association.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Mon, 23 Apr 2018Indian central bank crypto ban “unconstitutional”The Delhi High Court has issued a notice alleging a decision to end dealings with crypto businesses violates the constitution.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Tue, 24 Apr 2018Mexico supreme court ruling undermines telecoms reformRuling by Supreme Court undermines reforms intended to weaken billionaire Carlos Slim's hold on market!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 20 Apr 2018Survey says IP Protection concerns holding back China R&DAmCham survey reveals a lack of IP protection is preventing US firms using China for research and development operations.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 20 Apr 2018Who are the top 10 female-friendly US firms?After 12 years listing family-friendly firms, Yale Law Women has released the Top-10 female-friendly firms.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Mon, 23 Apr 2018SEC proposed rule pushes for fee clarity and customer-first adviceThe US SEC has proposed a new rule requiring investment advisers and broker-dealers to explain fees and put customer first.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Thu, 19 Apr 2018Hefty EU antitrust fine awaits AlticeThe Dutch telecoms company is expecting a hefty antitrust fine from EU regulators.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Thu, 19 Apr 2018Luxury brand Gucci and Guess end nine-year trademark disputeGucci and Guess have agreed to end a global legal battle in an agreement over Gucci's iconic "G".!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Thu, 19 Apr 2018New York attorney general launches inquiry into cryptocurrencyThe initiative requires digital currency trading platforms to provide information on their policies and practices.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Thu, 19 Apr 2018Australia's Clayton Utz and AMP grilled on misconduct claimsThe Australian law firm and financial giant were grilled on the first day of a Royal Commission investigation.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Wed, 18 Apr 2018US Supreme Court declares Microsoft email privacy case mootThe US Supreme Court ends controversial email privacy case citing the Cloud Act.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Wed, 18 Apr 2018UK sets out principles for an ethical AI futureA UK committee calls for artificial intelligence ethics and calls for legal clarity on liability.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Wed, 18 Apr 2018Wells Fargo lawsuit alleges client overchargingWells Fargo has defended a lawsuit against a former employee claiming wrongful termination and client over-charging.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Wed, 18 Apr 2018China telecoms firm ZTE hit by US sanctionsChina telecoms firm ZTE Corp has been hit with a 7-year ban for a sanctions breach by the U.S. government.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Tue, 17 Apr 2018Banks shut down cryptocurrency trading in ChileAppeal court will hear complaint on action as banks effectively shuts down cryptocurrency in Chile.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Thu, 19 Apr 2018IMO adopts plan to halve shipping GHG emissions by 2050The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) compromise aims to cut GHG emissions by half.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Tue, 17 Apr 2018Rio Tinto declares force majeure on partner after US sanctionsRio Tinto is to declare force majeure on following U.S. imposed sanctions on partner Rusal.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Tue, 17 Apr 2018Hogan Lovells' new pathway to replace annual performance reviewsHogan Lovells is replacing yearly performance reviews with a new programme called Pathways.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 13 Apr 2018Uber endures a week of legal headachesIt has been a busy week for Uber's legal team with major setbacks in America and Europe.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 13 Apr 2018US law firm hack hits global insurerAttack by hackers on unnamed US law firm may have compromised commercial insurance policyholders!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 13 Apr 2018Reed Smith and WeAreTheCity launch 'The Art of Success'Female leaders are strong and ambitious and tend to have had a mentor to help them rise to the top, according to the research.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Thu, 12 Apr 2018French lawyers protest on streets of ParisOver 5000 lawyers and judges took to the streets of Paris to protest against draft justice reforms.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 13 Apr 2018Beijing launches attack on China's $15 trillion shadow banking systemBeijing has launched an attack on the shadow banking world using a new database.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Wed, 11 Apr 2018SFO using AI to replace lawyersThe Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is using Artificial Intelligence to replace work carried out by lawyers following its successful use in Rolls-Royce investigation.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 13 Apr 2018UK report warns organisations to prioritise cyber securityMost attacks will only be defeated by organisations prioritising cyber security, warns a new report.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Wed, 11 Apr 2018Lewis Silkin acquires slogan company to expand trade mark and brand servicesLondon law firm Lewis Silkin has acquired a specialist global marketing slogan search and resource provider, Adslogans.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Tue, 10 Apr 2018Advocates claim Google's YouTube violates Federal Children's Privacy LawChildren's rights campaigners have filed a Federal Trade Commission complaint stating Google illegally collects children's data!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Tue, 10 Apr 2018O'Melveny & Myers plays down Allen & Overy merger talksO'Melvany & Myers played down Allen & Overy Merger talks over the weekend.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Tue, 10 Apr 2018Alumni Gifts $20 million to support global legal studies at NYU LawA former US senator has donated the gift to support a range of internationally focused projects at the law school.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 06 Apr 2018ABA Ethics Committee warns lawyers about commenting publicly on clientsLawyers are advised to be careful about commenting publicly on clients in social or print media, including blogs and Twitter.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 06 Apr 2018SA High Court rules in favour of principle for black empowerment statusThe mining industry has welcomed the South African High Court ruling in favour of the 'once empowered, always empowered' principle, an issue troubling a number of economic sectors.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Fri, 06 Apr 2018WPP brings in Wilmerhale to conduct CEO Sir Martin Sorrell investigationThe company has hired US law firm Wilmerhale to look into claims against one of the top advertising gurus.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Thu, 05 Apr 2018DWF launches Knowledge Transfer Partnership to enhance data capabilityThe law firm is continuing its legaltech drive with a Manchester University data scientist leading its latest initiative.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Thu, 05 Apr 2018Law firm mergers look set to catapult in 2018Last year was a record year for law firm mergers and 2018 may be shaping up to be even better as law firms adjust their standards.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Thu, 05 Apr 2018Independent counsel to investigate WPP CEO Sir Martin SorrellThe company has not yet named the law firm which is to look into claims against one of the top advertising gurus.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Wed, 04 Apr 2018Lawyers are the 'loneliest' professionalsLong hours and heads buried in research makes lawyers the loneliest professionals on a 'loneliness scale,' according to a survey of more than 1600 workers.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Thu, 05 Apr 2018DLA Piper says reports on people leaving for McDermott are 'greatly exaggerated'With claims that the departures would add $100 million to McDermott's revenues, a battle of memos has broken out between the two firms.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Thu, 05 Apr 2018DWF pulls in Brecher duo to build private client practiceThe firm has launched the London division targeting ultra high network clients.!-trouble-brews-over-logos-52181750/Tue, 03 Apr 2018