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Catherine Baksi

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BIG STORIES

Turkish tie-up for DWF

DWF has expanded into Istanbul with an exclusive alliance with local firm Ozkan Law.....

BIG STORIES | PRACTICE

Dentons partner leaves after sexual harassment probe

A former partner at Scottish legacy firm Maclay Murray & Spens was asked to leave the global legal giant after an investigation found his 'beh....

BIG STORIES | EMPLOYMENT

US law officers seek to end forced arbitrations in workplace sexual harassment

All 56 US attorneys general wrote to Congress seeking legislation to protect victims of sexual harassment in the workplace.....

BIG STORIES | PRACTICE

Ashurst forms “joint operation” to practice Chinese law

Guantao launches Joint Operation Office with Ashurst in Shanghai Free Trade Zone.....

BIG STORIES | BREXIT

Paris court to hear English cases

The French justice ministry has opened an international commercial court in Paris that will hear cases in English, to capitalise on Brexit.....

BIG STORIES | GENDER PAY

UK law firms reveal gender pay gap

Law firms in the UK have started to disclose their gender pay gap figures.....

BIG STORIES | TECHNOLOGY

Dubai trials go paperless

All cases at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts will be dealt with electronically from 1 July, as the government plans to go paper....

BIG STORIES | CORPORATE

Kennedys grows Peru office

Four-strong commercial litigation team leave Peruvian firm Barrios & Fuentes Abogados.....

BIG STORIES | DEMOCRACY

Hong Kong's top court frees student activists

Three democracy activists are freed, but court upholds stricter sentencing guidelines for future public order and unlawful protest offences.....

BIG STORIES | PROFESSION

Solicitor numbers in Ireland rise as economy booms and “Brexit effect” surge of English lawyers plateaus

The number of solicitors practicing in Ireland has grown by 3.5% over the last year.....

BIG STORIES | LITIGATION FUNDING

Litigation funder “sells” US portfolio

Australian-based litigation funder, IMF Bentham, "sells" its US cases to its American parent company.....

CORPORATE COUNSEL | APPOINTMENTS

Former CIA attorney set for general counsel role at AIG

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner, Caroline Klass, to join global insurance group in March.....

CORPORATE COUNSEL | CYBER SECURITY

General counsel feel the “pinch” over cyber breaches

In-house lawyers should be central in their company's security strategy and must balance competing duties.....

BIG STORIES | APPOINTMENTS

Vanessa King takes over the reins at O'Neal Webster

Partnership of BVI firm O'Neal Webster appoints successor to Kerry Anderson.....

BIG STORIES | LITIGATION

Canadian claim served by Instagram

Toronto court allowed service to be done by social media app.....

BIG STORIES | LITIIGATION

Pomerantz recovery on behalf of Petrobras investors reaches $3 billion

A $50 million settlement with Britain's largest pension fund, followed a previous $2.95 billion deal agreed earlier this year.....

BIG STORIES | EXTRADITION

British hacking suspect will not face extradition to US

Lauri Love's appeal against extradition succeeds, but he will face trail in the UK.....

BIG STORIES | REGULATION

Baker McKenzie in spotlight over alleged sexual assault cover-up

Law firm could face investigation by regulator for "confidential settlement" over alleged sexual assault.....

 

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Enivronmental review clears way for controversial Keystone XL route

US state department review, called for by Montana judge, states pipeline's new route would not harm environment.