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Google to Pay Nearly $1.1B in French Tax Settlement

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 22:29
The settlement ends a four-year investigation into Google’s unpaid taxes. French financial authorities claimed Google owed 1.6 billion euros in taxes and fines.

Japan's Global Firms Find Growth in Thailand. Where's Everyone Else?

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 18:43
Japan’s global law firms have been expanding in Thailand, but other international firms are not moving in. Are they missing an opportunity?

Foreign Office Pays Magic Circle Firm Over a Million in 2019 for Brexit Training

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 15:30
The firm has been brought in to help train civil servants and trade negotiators to prepare for a "post-Brexit world".

A No-Deal Brexit Could Compound Regulatory Pressure for Multinational Companies

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 15:30
If the U.K. leaves the European Union without a deal, companies may have to face another regulator and find a new representative for GDPR investigations.

Top Trio Bask in Multi-Billion Euro Sunglasses Deal

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:37
Ray-Ban maker EssilorLuxottica is acquiring competitor GrandVision for around $8 billion.

Baker McKenzie Cuts Further London Positions Amid Ongoing Review

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:17
The global firm continues to review its back office functions across its offices.

In Pictures: Moves for RPC, Dentons and McDermott

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 10:44
Hires include: Richard Marsh to BDB Pitmans, Brian Ghatan to Weightmans, Tatiana Minaeva to RPC, David Herbert to Locke Lord, and Marco Crosignani…

Another Mass Resignation Hits Clydes as Eight Partners Quit San Fran Office

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 10:26
The group intends to set up a new boutique firm, Atheria Law

Ashurst Adds Freshfields London Partner in Melbourne

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 07:55
Andrew Craig relocates back to Australia after nine years as a London partner at Freshfields.

Indonesia's Economy Grows -- and So Does Its Global Appeal

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 21:34
Indonesia is Asia's fifth-largest economy and it's growing steadily.

The EU's Antitrust Czar Just Got More Powerful

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 20:43
Margrethe Vestager was nominated for a second five-year term and given an expanded role overseeing EU digital policy. That may not be good news for Big Tech.

Akin Gump Partner Referred to SDT

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 17:52
The firm has said it was "deeply troubled" after the partner "improperly charged expenses" to the firm.

Google Wins Legal Battle With German Publishers Over News Snippet Fees

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 17:23
The court battle signified the ongoing fight between internet service providers and publishers, who are seeking a share of the revenues earned from the distribution of their news products.

Freshfields Boosts Paris Office With Highly-Rated Litigator

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 16:08
The Magic Circle firm has turned to boutique disputes firm Betto Seraglini for its latest hire in the French capital.

UK Litigation Funder Raises $115M From US Investment Manager

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 11:49
This is the second major investment for the funder in two years, following a £150 million capital raising in 2018.

Kennedys Launches 11th UK Office In Latest Expansion Push

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 10:09
The office is the firm's second in the South West and 38th globally.

China Will Implement Its Corporate Social Credit System in 2020. Foreign Companies Better Get Ready

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 10:00
The system, which will monitor all aspects of a company's operations, is designed to control corporate behaviour through the use of blacklists and joint punishments. For foreign companies, it could spell “life or death.”

Industry is 'Elitist' and 'a Bit of a Bubble,' Say London Lawyers

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 08:30
Survey finds four in 10 went to private school and just 2% think the industry represents wider society.

China's Tian Yuan Hires Capital Markets Trio in Hong Kong From Global Firms

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 22:13
Hong Kong IPO lawyers Jean Yu, Lindsay Gao and Charles Wang join from Clifford Chance, Sidley Austin and Herbert Smith Freehills, respectively.

Hong Kong Firm Deacons Hires Away Mayer Brown IP Partner

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 22:07
Trademark prosecution specialist Benjamin Choi joins Hong Kong's largest domestic firm after more than a decade at Mayer Brown.