Chinese law firms face up in court


By Neasa MacErlean

13 December 2013 at 09:13 BST


Three Chinese law firms are on course to square up to each other in a Beijing court after one is accused of besmirching the reputation of the others.

Beijing - lawsuit begun

Jun He is being sued for compensation of £15m after it, allegedly, defamed Jingtian & Gongcheng and Commerce & Finance. The latter two firms have been sued by eleven multinationals, including Credit Suisse Securities, for alleged negligence and breach of duty. The two firms have traced the problem back to a legal opinion given by a partner in Jun He and, specifically, to one of its partners whom they claim was not qualified to give opinions in China. Jun He denies the allegations. Source: The Lawyer.

 
   
 
 
 

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