The Global Legal Post | Big Stories Global Legal PostFri, 14 Dec 2018en-gb(C) 2018 Global City Media LtdExecutives settle $2.7m crypto scam chargesSEC settles with AriseBank executives who lied to investors, saying ico offering was 'first-of-its-kind,' lifetime ban issued.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Thu, 13 Dec 2018Prosecutors raid South Korea's largest law firmOffices of two lawyers working for Kim & Chang, South Korea's largest firm, over delay of court ruling in Japanese forced labour case.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Thu, 13 Dec 2018Singapore and Malaysia in sovereignty spatIn maritime dispute, firm action will be taken to protect territory and sovereignty if Malaysian vessels continue to intrude, says Singapore.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Thu, 13 Dec 2018Kidnap for ransom a more common problem than realisedNew partnership between Brit and Schillings Critical Risk to offer comprehensive kidnap for ransom offering.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 12 Dec 2018Litigation to grow, but skills shortage worries US firmsSurvey says almost half of law firms plan to expand their legal rteams in the next 6 months, with litigation topping priorities.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 12 Dec 2018Americans want law firms to drop fees and the mystiqueSurvey reveals Americans are looking for alternatives to legal proceedings due to high fees and being mystified by law providers.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 12 Dec 2018EU's Vestager casts her eye over Apple, Google and AmazonThe EU may investigate Apple Pay if there are formal complaints, while Google and Amazon are very much on the radar.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Tue, 11 Dec 2018China's IP crackdown moves forwardCompensation for victims to be raised and fines increased, as China set to amend legislation to protect IP and punish offenders.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Tue, 11 Dec 2018Weaponising divorce… no, not another Brexit story!ECJ may say Britain need not divorce but Brexit could learn from speedy divorce pilot, while law society worries about weaponization potential.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Tue, 11 Dec 2018Kirkland & Ellis latest to drop Arbitration for non-attorney staffFirm previously eliminated mandatory arbitration for associates, former associates, as a student-led group continues pushing for changes.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Tue, 11 Dec 2018Microsoft president calls for facial recognition regulationMicrosoft chief calls for new regulation to govern the widespread roll-out of facial recognition technology to avoid bias and discrimination.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Tue, 11 Dec 2018Shakira in unique legal paradiseSinger, who was named in the so-called paradise papers, reportedly faces criminal tax fraud charges, but says her case is 'unique.'$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Tue, 11 Dec 2018Ireland to shake up property conveyancingNew conveyancing system takes effect in Ireland from new year's day 2019, offering streamlined and transparent process.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Fri, 07 Dec 2018'Mixed emotions' as Scots legal profession gets the memoScots legal profession seems to be getting the memo on work/life balance and gender equality, but survey reveals some mixed results.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Fri, 07 Dec 2018Huawei finance chief lands into legal wrangleArrested while changing flights in Canada to be extradited to the US, Huawei's cfo will face bail hearing today, charge not yet specified.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Tue, 11 Dec 2018Swiss finance minister wary over blockchain lawsAfter much mulling over new Swiss blockchain legislation, finance minister says current laws can be adapted.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Thu, 06 Dec 2018Celebrity couple turn their attention to global trial abusesClooney foundation launches TrailWatch, a global effort to monitor court trials and shine light on abuses.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Thu, 06 Dec 2018Not just another brick in the wallNew generation law firm WALLESS plans to break convention with focus on openness and trust.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Thu, 06 Dec 2018Wine case was corkedWine merchants in Singapore suing buyers of wine stolen by ex-employee sentenced to jail but without restitution element.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 05 Dec 2018Canada's online court hits the roadCanada's online court prepares next step by taking over majority of road traffic accident claims next April, as other jurisdictions watch on.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Thu, 06 Dec 2018Dutch court rejects age-fluid caseA Dutch man who requested to change his age, because he feels younger, has his application denied.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 05 Dec 2018Danish Lawyer wins international maritime prizeBirgit Sølling Olsen, formerly of the Danish Maritime Authority, to receive the annual International Maritime Prize in London on Thursday.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Tue, 04 Dec 2018PrivatBank's 'Byzantine' claim against Kolomoisky thrown outCase against Ihor Kolomoisky and Gennadiy Bogolyubov thrown out, but leaves fraud claims for another court 'somehere, someday.'$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 05 Dec 2018Law firms hail merger as a boost to growth and innovationBoyes Turner and Ashfords intend to merge on 1 May 2019, merged entity will be called 'Ashfords'.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 05 Dec 2018New research and leading barrister warn profession over 'silence'In separate initiatives, study reports over third of female lawyers harassed at work, leading barrister warns over silence by profession.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Tue, 04 Dec 2018First-ever charges brought by SEC over promotion of coin offeringsProfessional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr and music producer Khaled Khaled, known as DJ Khaled, settle with SEC over ICO payments.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Tue, 04 Dec 2018Boom times for Ireland's legal profession...but it's not all about brexit$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Mon, 03 Dec 2018Over there, over here, prepaid concept to hit UKUK firm Slater & Gordon teams up with US company to pilot app offering consumer legal advice for 'a pony' a month.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Fri, 30 Nov 2018Major raid on German bank linked to Panama papersDeutsche Bank spirals into trouble as headquarters raided related to a Panama Papers probe, meanwhile shares fall and leaders leave.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Fri, 30 Nov 2018Spain calls for more stable regulation, rejects sandboxesSpanish congress issues long-awaited 107-page report of the financial crisis investigation commission, and rejects regulatory sandboxes.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Fri, 30 Nov 2018Francis Lefebvre firms launch French e-compliance solutionFrancis Lefebvre e-compliance launched as first global on-line solution to help companies comply with French compliance issues.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Thu, 29 Nov 2018Scotland's solicitor general hails groundbreaking domestic abuse approachProsecutors in Scotland begin training for domestic abuse cases ahead groundbreaking and innovative new legislation next year.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Thu, 29 Nov 2018Employees still incentivised to bypass ABCSurvey reports companies are making progress on anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) strategies, but there is still much more work to do.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Thu, 29 Nov 2018Malaysia looks set to introduce crypto legislation in Q1Rules for cryptocurrency exchanges and ICOs will be in force by Q1 of 2019, says Malaysia's finance minister.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 28 Nov 2018Humanists call on Scottish government to abolish blasphemy lawWith proposed hate crime legislation in the pipeline, a humanist group has asked for blasphemy law to be included in the changes.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 28 Nov 2018New 24/7 response app helps to handle cyberattacksMobile app providing clients with fast practical legal support to mitigate risk following cyber attack launched by Clifford Chance.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 28 Nov 2018Ashurst introduces global domestic and family violence policyInternational law firm Ashurst has introduced a new domestic and family violence policy.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 28 Nov 2018Human rights group wants to use Argentina's constitution to accuse MbSIn call to investigate crown prince Mohammed bin Salman over death of Saudi journalist, Human Rights Watch turns to Argentine constitution.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Tue, 27 Nov 2018A fond farewell present to Brazilian judgesJudges benefit from political spat as Brazil's outgoing president gives significant pay rise to judges in snub to successor.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 28 Nov 2018Agribusiness bales law firms in Canadian prairiesAgribusiness remains a stable source of work for law firms across the Prairies, but the profession is also adapting for the future.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 28 Nov 2018Lawyer attacks Reuters for 'trial by media' in rape caseLawyer representing founder Richard Liu accuses Reuters of being 'one-sided,' and states he is innocent but staying silent.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Mon, 26 Nov 2018Employment lawyers at the heart of colliding forces in the workplaceWith Ireland at the tipping point of both Brexit and the digital economy, employment lawyers needed to tackle raft of transformational issues.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Mon, 26 Nov 2018Roll out the barrel as beer firm wins $14m attorney fees appealDismissal of appeal states 8th Circuit court won't consider attorneys' fees denial in case involving SeaWorld worker pensions.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Fri, 23 Nov 2018UK government scheme for court entrance extended to five new courtsBar Council of England and Wales scheme and new app to be accepted at five additional courts as part of professional court user entry scheme.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Fri, 23 Nov 2018New Partners unsure of career path and compensation after promotionSurvey of new partners shows that despite law firms increasing training, they remain non-plussed about advances in career and compensation.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Fri, 23 Nov 2018ULaw's first international foray will be in Hong KongThe University of Law, one of the UK's longest established specialist providers of legal education, to open in Hong Kong by spring 2019.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Thu, 22 Nov 2018UK's last ECJ judge bats back 'unpatriotic' criticismUK judges will be open to accusations of being 'unpatriotic' when they follow European law post-Brexit, according to UK's ECJ judge.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Thu, 22 Nov 2018Poland to reinstate supreme court judgesFollowing ECJ ruling, Poland is taking steps to reinstate the 27 Supreme Court judges forced to retire under controversial judicial reforms.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Thu, 22 Nov 2018Law Society of Ireland launches vision for future trainingPeart Commission Report gives 30 recommendations to improve access, innovation and streamline solicitor education.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 21 Nov 2018Linklaters launches programme to support BAME talentLinklaters is piloting a new development programme to support talented black, asian and minority ethnic staff.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 21 Nov 2018No cigar for Societe GeneralThe US Federal Reserve has fined French bank Societe Generale USD $81.3 million for violating US sanctions against Cuba.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 21 Nov 2018Deloitte Legal latest of Big 4 in forging Singapore tie-upsDeloitte Legal joins competitors PwC and EY in boosting Asia presence with latest local addition to its network Singapore's Sabara Law.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Tue, 20 Nov 2018Russia moves forward on procedural law reformState Duma has adopted the third and final reading of a bill reforming procedural legislation.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Tue, 20 Nov 2018WTO IP battle escalates between gulf statesQatar escalates its WTO dispute over alleged Saudi Arabia IP violation and refusal to cooperate over piracy and otehr issues.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Tue, 20 Nov 2018Lawyers are Top of The PopsUK top lawyers and accountants in music industry revealed in first ever legal and accountancy 50 list.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Mon, 19 Nov 2018Fish & Richardson to capitalise on China's innovationIP specialists to open office in Shenzhen renowned as the innovation capital of China's Silicon Valley,$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Mon, 19 Nov 2018Law students in India demand new environmental measuresLaw Students from Maharashtra in India stage protest outside NGT Delhi against growing number of vacancies.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Fri, 16 Nov 2018In-house counsel report less lawsuits but more regulatory proceedingsStudy also finds rise in conflicts from differing discovery and data protection laws across jurisdictions.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Fri, 16 Nov 2018Elevate Acquires LexPredict to expanding AI data science offeringGlobal law company Elevate has announced the acquisition of enterprise legal AI technology and consulting firm LexPredict.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Fri, 16 Nov 2018There's no accounting for tasteEU court rules taste cannot be copyrighted in setback for food industry in Dutch witches' cheese case.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Thu, 15 Nov 2018NetDocuments has the roomSecure cloud-based content services platform for law firms,in-house and compliance departments, announces acquisition of Closing Room.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Thu, 15 Nov 2018Travers Smith elects first woman senior partnerFull service London law firm has elected a tax specialist as the first woman to take on the leadership role.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 14 Nov 2018A Hand on the tiller at the Luxury Law SummitNew forms of customer engagement will provide increased opportunities for the luxury sector over the next five years$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 14 Nov 2018DealTalk in NYC at the Luxury Law SummitIncreased M&A activity in the luxury industry is Elnaz Zarrini's confident prediction$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 14 Nov 2018Number of individuals banned from financial services by the FCA risesWith 23 prohibition orders issued by the FCA last year, there is a 28% rise in FCA bans, and many more could follow.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Tue, 13 Nov 2018The 'gig economy' for lawyers continues to expandNumber of UK 'platform' lawyers up 29% in a year, crossing the 1,000 mark, as research report highlights LSE listing of Keystone Law.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Tue, 13 Nov 2018'Love in the Bin' does not amount to a broken heartBanksy has made a fabulous contribution to what 'caveat emptor' might, does - or should - mean$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Tue, 13 Nov 2018France to stalk social media to tackle tax avoidersLifestyle social media will be analysed by tax authorities in the new year as French lawyers brace themselves for more tax prosecutions.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Mon, 12 Nov 2018National securities regulator is constitutional, says Canadian courtIn long-running battle to create a national securities regulator, supreme court of Canada rules it is constitutional.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Mon, 12 Nov 2018What's in a name?A Colorado businessman launches against lawsuit against Bank of America over use of the name Erica.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Mon, 12 Nov 2018New wave of FX manipulation lawsuitsInvestors tend to opt out of litigation if they expect to recover more by suing on their own$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Fri, 09 Nov 2018Robot lawyer Lisa is 'Cool Vendor' for SMEsGartner has included Robot LISA in its latest list of cool vendors.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Thu, 08 Nov 2018Irish statistics for whiplash damages published for the first timeClaimants in 55 per cent of Irish whiplash cases received a total award of between €10,000 and €20,000 in total damages. In 88 per cent of whiplash cases, the claimant received a total award of under €30,000.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Fri, 09 Nov 2018Japan takes another step towards figuring out crypto regulationBank of Japan's fintech study group latest discussion signals direction for crypto regulation, assesses money and claims for payment comparisons.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Thu, 08 Nov 2018Law firm launches global podcast channelThe Law Firm Marketing Summit 2018 flagged creative use of social media now as Eversheds Sutherland joins the fray.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Thu, 08 Nov 2018Global banks sued (again) over currency market riggingHSBC, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs among 16 banks being sued by major investors over currency market rigging using chat rooms$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Thu, 08 Nov 2018Jeff Sessions resigns as US Attorney GeneralResignation takes few by surprise. Mr. Sessions will be replaced, on an acting basis, by Matthew G. Whitaker.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Thu, 08 Nov 2018Michael O'Leary of Ryanair may get grilledRyanair is sued in the U.S. for misleading investors and for building profits on worker exploitation$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 07 Nov 2018Leading Irish lawyers attack UK on human rights and BrexitLack of progress on human rights after Brexit say leading Irish lawyers, and UK lacks awareness of the difficulties ahead.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 07 Nov 2018The art of lawyersAshurst launches 5th year of global art prize for emerging artists, includes an award chosen by Ashurst's own lawyers and employees.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 07 Nov 2018Transparency call over pay gapsTransparency is key to meaningful pay gap reporting, says UK law society.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 07 Nov 2018Baphomet generates a devilish copyright stormThe co-founder and spokesperson of Satanic Temple has accused The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina of using a copyrighted statue design to "promote their asinine Satanic Panic fiction."$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 07 Nov 2018Data breaches could constitute a litigation bonanzaThe potential for a major expansion of liability claims to both controllers and processors of data is enormous$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 07 Nov 2018Working too muchA lawyer has been struck off for continuing to practise after his firm shut down.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 07 Nov 2018UK reform efforts start to tackle online abuseReform of the criminal law needed to protect victims from online abuse, which is now commonplace, says the UK Law Commission.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Mon, 05 Nov 2018Insurtech investment rises as insurance patents filed jumps 40 per centBig increase reflects sharp increases in patents relating to machine learning and P2P, with pricing and telematics key areas of focus.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 07 Nov 2018Facebook's EU-US data transfer issues have a date in Irish Supreme CourtThis ruling on Facebook's appeal about the legality of its EU-US data transfers will have major implications.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Thu, 08 Nov 2018Western Australia ups the ante in workplace health and safetyRecent law reforms in Western Australia have harmonised health and safety standards throughout Australia.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Sun, 04 Nov 2018Lawyers report on Uber self-driving safety issuesImproved processes and more training required$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Sat, 03 Nov 2018Justice matters to the British publicPopulus Survey highlights that justice is as important to people as health and education$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Sat, 03 Nov 2018Less justice for British justiceJustice is badly treated$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Sat, 03 Nov 2018US Justice Department launches Hate Crime websiteHate crime has a new opponent$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Sat, 03 Nov 2018Two attacks on blasphemy see laws being dismantledThe people vote in Ireland and top court rules in Pakistan as blasphmey laws undermined, while many jusrisdictions mantain punishment.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Fri, 02 Nov 2018The 'relentless threat' of China's state-sponsored IP theftChinese intelligence conspired to steal sensitive commercial aviation and technological data and IP for years, alleges the US.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Fri, 02 Nov 2018UK lawyer struck off for living in estate property she administeredSole principal seemed to get the wrong end of the stick about moving in-house, ending in her being struck off and fined.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Fri, 02 Nov 2018Chambers bar awards celebrate lifetime achievementsTwo bar stalwarts were recognised at the Chambers Bar Awards last week with a Lifetime Achievement Award.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Thu, 01 Nov 2018South Korea supreme court overturns ruling on conscientious objectionSupreme Court rules that religious and conscientious beliefs are to be considered 'valid' reasons for refusing the military service mandate.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Thu, 01 Nov 2018Hong Kong unveils Cryptocurrency rulesHong Kong issues its first set of rules governing the cryptocurrency market in a bid to turn Hong Kong into a major cryptocurrency hub.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Thu, 01 Nov 2018Reasons to be cheerful in arbitrationAsia arbitration week sees law prof offering three reasons why arbitration is succeeding and lawyer urging HK to 'utlilise its uniqueness.'$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Thu, 01 Nov entrepreneursCould a lawyer win The Apprentice? Matthew Kay of Vario says lawyers are more entrepreneurial than is often believed.$27m-crypto-scam-charges-76114969/Wed, 31 Oct 2018