- Technology/telecommunications >>
Legal tech was in the spotlight in London and Paris this week, with launch news from Slaughter and May, Barclays and the Paris Bar
The CEO of a security firm has warned corporate Australia of data breach misconception which may lead to rise in lawsuits.
- Tax >>
A US ruling says states can collect sales taxes from out-of-state online retailers on consumer purchases.
A new report debunks the myths surrounding the purposes of tax havens and challenges the image of 'hotbeds of tax evasion.'
- Shipping/aviation >>
Major shipping companies complain they are legislative guinea-pigs unfairly targeted for over-zealous eco-regulations.
Inchcape Shipping Services and subsidiaries have agreed to pay $20 million to resolve allegations they knowingly overbilled the US Navy.
- Regulatory >>
SUPREME COURT OF CANADA
Canada's Supreme Court justice says the profession must find ways to communicate directly with the public.
Fundamental challenge from regulator as to Xiaomi's identity and business structure, casting doubt over pricing of planned IPO.
- Media >>
Citing the Kama Sutra and legal authorities, an Indian court refused a petition that a magazine cover was obscene and violated sexual offences Acts.
- Luxury >>
After being rocked by a sexual harassment lawsuit, Stuart Weitzman has hit back with a lawsuit of its own.
CJEU decides in Christian Louboutin 'red soles' dispute mark not a shape as it sought only to protect colour on a specific product part.
- Litigation/dispute resolution >>
A former partner alleges violations of the California Labor Code, citing 'black box' pay structure and firm's support for President Trump.
With a year-long blockade still in place, Qatar fights back at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
- Intellectual property/trademark >>
Decade-long trademark battle between bitter rivals takes another twist as court overturns 2016 decision
EU report on IPR infringement shows how firms benefit from IP ownership, and reveals the evolution of counterfeiters' tactics.
- Employment >>
GENDER PAY GAP
The chair of a UK parliamentary select committee claims A&O refused to 'come clean' and is 'dragging its feet' on partner gender pay gap data.
Pharma dominates this week's round up of appointments, including a GC turned CEO.
- Corporate/commercial >>
US takes aim at WTO trade disputes, while EU in midnight retaliation against US actions
A survey reveals the rising status for legal departments as French companies come to terms with new law and regulation.
- Banking/finance >>
Despite spending $17 billion, the bank still has five of its biggest cases outstanding and has set aside $2.9 billion for litigation provision in the first quarter.
Despite economic concerns, African investment is growing and law firms are capitalising