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Canadian Cannabis Company Names Ex-Playboy Lawyer as General Counsel

Legal Week rss Feed - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 21:39
Linda Menzel will lead the legal department at Ignite International Brands Ltd. from Toronto.

Bentham Adds to Investment Team in US; Bolsters International Arbitration Group

Legal Week rss Feed - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 21:28
The litigation finance firm saw opportunities to support a recent international arbitration hire and build out its trade secrets capabilities.

Dentons' Latest Merger Feat: 5 Firms in 1 Day in 'Pan-African' Bonanza

Legal Week rss Feed - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 21:10
The global megafirm says it seeks to create the first “Pan-African” firm controlled by Africans.

Cleary, Shearman Advise as Mexican State Oil Company Secures Mega Refinance Deal, $5B Cash Injection

Legal Week rss Feed - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 21:01
Cleary described the deal as a series of "landmark" liability management transactions intended to strengthen Pemex’s finances.

Meliá's Cuban Hotels Hit With Helms-Burton Class Action

Legal Week rss Feed - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 18:57
White & Case partner and former Florida Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero is one of the nearly 40 plaintiffs who brought the suit.

Q&A with Vivene Salmon, the First Person of Colour to be Named Canadian Bar Association President

Legal Week rss Feed - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 18:19
She also is only the second in-house attorney ever elected to lead the more than 36,000-member group, which was founded in 1896 and represents lawyers, judges, notaries, law professors and law students.

Dentons Names Netherlands Partner to Its Global Board

Legal Week rss Feed - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 18:05
Wendela Raas previously was managing partner of Dutch law firm Boekel and played a major role in the firm's decision to merge with Dentons in 2017.

Ashurst, KWM Advise in Deal to Commercialise the Western Australian Land Titles Register

Legal Week rss Feed - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 16:44
Land Services WA – a consortium comprising Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) and Australian industry superannuation funds Sunsuper and HESTA – has paid A$1.4 billion to operate the land titles register, known as Landgate, for the next 40 years.

Linklaters drops trainee application form for online skills test

Law Gazette News - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 16:37
Magic circle firm wants to focus more on candidates' thought process.

Ex-Hong Kong Slaughters Partner Bags Firm $37B Mandate

Legal Week rss Feed - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 15:43
The Magic Circle firm has won the lead advisory role on the shock bid.

Boat Crew Stranded in Cuba May Pursue Claims Against Travelers

Legal Week rss Feed - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 15:37
Six crew members claimed they survived by eating rats and insects for nearly a year, a Miami federal judge noted in his order.

Exclusive: Three Partners in Running for Baker McKenzie Global Chair Role

Legal Week rss Feed - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 15:15
The trio are through to the final round after six candidates were fielded for the position.

Is the GDPR Creating a Cat-and-Mouse Game Between Advertisers and Regulators?

Legal Week rss Feed - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 14:30
Online companies are looking for ways to comply with the GDPR and other privacy regulations without negating their ad business. But are they toeing the line or stepping over it?

Baker McKenzie Launches Latin American Practice

Legal Week rss Feed - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 13:00
The firm has hired Federico Cuadra Del Carmen to kick off the new practice, which is to be based in Miami. It also has formed a steering committee comprised of seven attorneys from its offices in New York, Miami and Latin America.

Downing Street revives 'Enemies of the People’ row

Law Gazette News - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 12:54
Number 10 briefing in wake of prorogation judgment evoked Mail’s infamous headline - prompting a swift response from the lord chancellor.

DAC Beachcroft Mulls Flexi-Lawyer Service Launch

Legal Week rss Feed - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 12:24
The platform would see the firm become the latest to use lawyers on short-term contracts to assist with work.

Tribunal fines solicitor found in contempt over breached court order

Law Gazette News - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 12:18
Mohammed Younis said he acted out of a promise made to his father.

Baxter-Ford & Associates LLC

FCA - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 12:17
We believe this firm has been providing financial services or products in the UK without our authorisation. Find out why to be especially wary of dealing with this unauthorised firm and how to protect yourself from scammers.

Solicitors 'paying lip service' to business skills, say researchers

Law Gazette News - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 12:05
Latest bellwether report suggests solicitors are too comfortable in their role as problem-solver.

Andersen Global Inks Agreement in Kuwait

Legal Week rss Feed - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 11:34
The US firm now has more than 20 locations in the Middle East.

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