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GLOBAL VIEW | M&A

Africa attracts the global set

Africa has become a significant investment destination for global businesses seeking M&A opportunities, according to new figures by international ....

BIG STORIES | CAREERS

Law: The million dollar job

Law graduates earn an average one million dollars more in their life than those with just a bachelor's degree, according to two American academics....

GLOBAL VIEW | LAW FIRMS

Paul Hastings is tops for quality of life

Paul Hastings is the best firm to work for in the US, according to Vault.com.....

GLOBAL VIEW | WHILTE COLLAR CRIME

Top legal team lined up for Ecclestone

German lawyer Sven Thomas of Dusseldorf firm Thomas Deckers Wehnert Elsner has been lined up to defend Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone after Germa....

BIG STORIES | INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

LegalZoom class action over filing fee denied

A class action against LegalZoom over its charges for a trademark application cannot go ahead, according to a Texan court.....

GLOBAL VIEW | LIBOR

Two more charged over Libor

Two more city brokers have been charged over the Libor scandal. Terry Farr and James Gilmour, who previously worked at interdealer broker RP Martin, h....

CORPORATE COUNSEL | LEAGUE TABLES

Allen & Overy leads the way

Allen & Overy has topped the latest capital markets league table for the first half of 2013.....

BIG STORIES | CRIME

Black men get longer prison sentences

Black male prisoners spend more time behind bars than white male prisoners even though they are being locked up for similar crimes, a US Sentencing Co....

CORPORATE COUNSEL | EDUCATION

US law schools in decline

Law schools across the US are shedding staff as the numbers enrolling shrink dramatically.....

CORPORATE COUNSEL | MOVES

Around the house

A weekly round-up of in-house legal moves from around the globe.....

GLOBAL VIEW | LAW FIRMS

Baker Botts sweeps eight-partner team from Norton Rose Fulbright

US firm Baker Botts has snatched an eight partner Fulbright team from Dubai following the June merger of the UK's Norton Rose and US law firm Fulb....

GLOBAL VIEW | LAW FIRMS

Cameroon's Abeng ties up with Portugal's Miranda

Portugal's Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados has made its latest foray into Africa - joining forces with Cameroon's Abeng Law F....

GLOBAL VIEW | HACKING

Law firms under scrutiny in phone hacking

Law firms may have to answer questions over phone hacking and high profile offenders could find themselves in the dock.....

BIG STORIES | JUDICIARY

Judges to claim pensions up to £2bn

Part-time judges are attempting to reap their public-sector pension benefits following court rulings.....

CORPORATE COUNSEL

Mobile risk for law departments

Mobile devices may do more harm than good in terms of security, according to the 2013 In-house Tech Survey by Corporate Counsel.....

GLOBAL VIEW | LITIGATION

Barclay brothers successful in High Court showdown

The Barclay brothers left a London court yesterday with a win under their belt following another bout with an Irish businessman over three of London&#....

GLOBAL VIEW | CORRUPTION

Cover-up scandal shocks corporate Japan

Three members of the Tokyo based Olympus Corp have been found guilty for their role in an extensive fraudulent scheme, which has shell-shocked cor....

GLOBAL VIEW | DOING THE DEALS

Dealmakers

A round-up of recent global deals and the lawyers who made them happen.....

GLOBAL VIEW | LITIGATION

Former FBI director to look into BP compensation claims

An ex-FBI director has been selected to look into suspected fake compensation claims issued against BP following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill....

GLOBAL VIEW | HACKING

Law firms face questions over hacking

Following demands by the UK Parliament, police are now looking into claims that law firms and blue chip companies may have been involved in phone hack....

CORPORATE COUNSEL | EMPLOYMENT

GC pay soars high

Chief legal officers at medical-device and pharmaceutical companies are scoring high in the salary rankings, according to a recently released repo....

CORPORATE COUNSEL | LEGAL TEAMS

General Electric in European legal panel shakeup

General Electric has trimmed back on its European legal panel in a move led by the company's internal procurement team.....

GLOBAL VIEW | CORRUPTION

Healthcare giant GSK in Chinese bribery mystery

Global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline's Chinese offices have been raided by police after an anonymous whistleblower accused sales staff of bri....

GLOBAL VIEW | LITIGATION

Saudi Prince sued over $120m plane deal

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is facing allegations claiming that he didn't pay a businesswoman her fair share in a $120 million private plane d....

GLOBAL VIEW | HOT GOSSIP

Hip-hoppers battle over I.AM copyright

American music artist Will.i.am is claiming that fellow hip-hop star Pharrell Williams crossed the line by using the phrase 'I am' as part....

GLOBAL VIEW | HOT GOSSIP

Pippa not in the mood to celebrate

Pippa Middleton's guide to posh party planning - titled 'Celebrate' - was criticised for stating the obvious, but she is no longer....

GLOBAL VIEW | US

Landmark ruling for gay rights

The US Supreme Court has ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional and restored gay marriage in California by dismissing proposition 8....

GLOBAL VIEW | LEGISLATION

Texas senator blocks abortion bill

Texas Democrats have struck down controversial abortion legislation after filibuster by Democratic senator Wendy Davis.....

BIG STORIES | COMPENSATION

BP sends out fake claims warning

BP has sounded a warning to lawyers who make 'inflated and even fictitious' claims regarding clients who suffered damages following the oil sp....

GLOBAL VIEW | LATIN AMERICA

Brazilian policing amendment thwarted by protestors

Protestors swarming the streets of Brazil this month have been successful in their attempts to pressure Congress to reject a controversial amendment w....

GLOBAL VIEW | DEALS

Dealmakers

A round-up of recent global deals and the lawyers who made them happen.....

GLOBAL VIEW | LITIGATION

Corzine faces civil lawsuit following MF Global collapse

The former chief executive of failed commodities brokerage firm MF Global is set for a civil lawsuit brought by US regulators for his alleged involvem....

GLOBAL VIEW | EMPLOYMENT

Law Society responds to training review

Those seeking a career in law should prepare for a long road ahead of them before choosing to continue along the challenging path, according to the La....

BIG STORIES | LITIGATION

News Corp hit with US hacking case

Another phone hacking lawsuit is set to hit New York-headquartered media giant News Corporation but for the first time the suit has originated in ....

CORPORATE COUNSEL | MOVES

Around the house

A weekly round-up of in-house legal moves from around the globe.....

CORPORATE COUNSEL | SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook adds new General Counsel

Social media giant Facebook will be adding Colin Stretch to more than its list of friend. He joins its management team as vice president and general c....

GLOBAL VIEW | EMPLOYMENT

Weil wields axe in latest US cuts

New York based firm Weil Gotshal & Manges is preparing to fire a total of 60 salaried lawyers and chop an additional 110 staff while also reducing....

GLOBAL VIEW | LEGAL PROFESSION

Lawyers who hack 'deserve jail'

The Government could implement custodial sentences under section 77 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act following claims that lawyers used unl....

GLOBAL VIEW | LAW FIRMS

Oil-rich US cities reveal record lawyer gains

Cities booming with oil reserves gained the most lawyers in 2012, according to a National Law Journal survey.....

GLOBAL VIEW | HOT GOSSIP

Warner clings to Happy Birthday copyright

The 'Happy Birthday' song, heard on that special day once a year, may no longer be music to your ears.....

GLOBAL VIEW | HOT GOSSIP

US lawyer cuts to the chase

Connecticut lawyer Don Howard isn't only offering legal advice in his Hartford office but hair cuts as well.....

GLOBAL VIEW | TECHNOLOGY

US ponders cyber attack prosecutions

US authorities are considering whether or not to bring cases against foreign officials who are responsible for the escalating cyber attacks targeting ....

GLOBAL VIEW | TAX EVASION

Dolce and Gabbana face suspended sentences for tax evasion

Fashion label partners Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been convicted of tax evasion and face a suspended jail sentence of a year and eight mo....

GLOBAL VIEW | TECHNOLOGY

Pirate Bay hacker faces extradition

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg could be extradited to Denmark for accused hacking charges, a Swedish court has ruled.....

GLOBAL VIEW | FRAUD

United Technologies to repay $473m to US

United Technologies Corp has been instructed to pay a total of $473 million plus interest as reimbursement for false charges to gain US Air Force jet ....

BIG STORIES | FINANCE

First UK charges in Libor scandal

UK fraud enforcers have charged key Libor trader Tom Hayes in the first criminal case seeking justice for his involvement in rigging the London interb....

GLOBAL VIEW | PHARMACEUTICAL

Royalty bid for Elan rests on court ruling

Irish drug company Elan's fate is up in the air as US company Royalty Pharma's hostile bid depends on a legal decision.....

BIG STORIES | FRAUD

SFO may charge key Libor trader

The Serious Fraud office (SFO) looks set to prosecute ex-UBS and Citigroup trader Tom Hayes for alleged criminal fraud charges over Libor manipul....

GLOBAL VIEW | DEALS

Dealmakers

A round-up of recent global deals and the lawyers who made them happen.....

BIG STORIES | DIVERSITY

Racial bias felt by law students

Minority law students face a more challenging law school environment than typical white students, according to a survey.....

GLOBAL VIEW | FINANCIAL SERVICES

Australian law firms look to financial services market

Australian lawyers are looking to consolidation in the financial services sector to beef up a declining mergers and acquisitions market as doom and gl....

GLOBAL VIEW | FAMILY

Divorce case puts spotlight on offshore

A landmark decision in Britain's highest court puts offshore assets on the table in divorce cases.....

BIG STORIES | FAMILY

Legal aid cuts ''overwhelm'' family courts

Family courts are struggling to cope with families representing themselves post legal aid cuts.....

CORPORATE COUNSEL | MANAGEMENT

10 steps for an efficient legal department

General counsel can achieve a cost-effective legal department if they follow they follow ten steps, according to the Corporate Executive Board.....

GLOBAL VIEW | G8

Extra judges on standby for G8

NI judges are getting ready to deal with potential trouble at the G8 Summit in Fermanagh.....

BIG STORIES | LAW FIRMS

Seyfarth Shaw heads to Australia

A US law firm has gone on the attack in Australia, recruiting its team from top international law firms.....

MANAGEMENT SPEAK | REGULATION

Barristers take advantage of ABS

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has approved the first barrister-led practice for an alternative business structure (ABS).....

GLOBAL VIEW | LITIGATION

Davis Polk sued for $1.4m over hire of HK litigator

A legal recuiter has sued New York firm Davis Polk & Wardwell, claiming he helped the firm hire a litigation partner in Hong Kong.....

 

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Maritime industry and government promote UAE's new Arbitration Law

The UAE maritime sector has teamed up with the government to promote the emirates as am arbitration destination.