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Asia Deal Digest: June 2019

Legal Week rss Feed - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 18:50
• Debevoise, Akin Gump, Cleary and Linklaters on Alibaba's $2 billion Russian joint venture. • Clifford Chance, Linklaters on the first London-Shanghai share listing. • Squire, Milbank on a Chinese solar farm operator's $468 million Hong Kong listing.

Mayer Brown Hires Litigator from Hogan Lovells in Germany

Legal Week rss Feed - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 18:33
Ulrich Helm focuses on arbitration and litigation issues across a range of sectors, including infrastructure and plant-construction projects.

DWF Absorbs Australian Firm, Doubles Banking and Finance Practice

Legal Week rss Feed - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 18:14
The 16-person firm, Korosidis Lawyers, led by founder Elpis Korosidis, will join DWF on July 1. Australia is the fastest-growing jurisdiction for the U.K.-based firm, which went public earlier this year and has been expanding its global reach.

Crowell & Moring Adds Sixth Former Squire Partner in London in Six Months

Legal Week rss Feed - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 17:25
Litigator Laurence Winston officially joined Crowell this week as co-head of international dispute resolution.

MoJ reveals start date for testing of flexible court hours

Law Gazette News - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 16:59
Ministers promise ‘robust assessment’ will be made of the scheme being tested in Manchester and Brentford.

Solicitor fined for wrongly admitting to a mistake

Law Gazette News - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 16:52
Mohammad Homayon Reza must pay a £5,000 fine and £17,000 in costs.

McFarlane tells family lawyers: don't do more than a full day's work

Law Gazette News - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 13:14
Family division president says tweets highlighting unreasonable judicial behaviour will be followed up.

FCA confirms next event for British Steel Pension Scheme Members

FCA - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 13:07
We have confirmed the second of our series of events for British Steel Pension Scheme Members (BSPS). These events are designed to provide information for members concerned about the advice they may have received when they transferred their pension out of the scheme.

SRA pledges to be more open - but board meetings stay closed

Law Gazette News - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 12:31
Gazette understands regulator does not believe it is necessary to reopen meetings to the public.

Are Companies Playing It Too Safe With GDPR Breach Reporting?

Legal Week rss Feed - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 12:00
A new report from the law firm of Pinsent Masons shows that there has been a high level of GDPR "over-reporting" at the U.K.'s Information Commissioner's Office, but organizations who may think they are playing it safe may actually be opening themselves up to further regulatory scrutiny.

Slaughter and May boosts NQ pay to £100k to stay ‘competitive’

Law Gazette News - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:55
Slaughter and May are the third magic circle firm to offer NQs a six-figure salary.

Cyclist faces bankruptcy over £100k costs bill for injured pedestrian

Law Gazette News - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:17
Robert Hazeldean calls for greater legal protection to help cyclists from 'destructive' costs awards.

Consolidation is Inevitable in Legal Tech, Says IT Director

Legal Week rss Feed - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:42
'Carnage' will ensue in the race to take market share, according to top industry figures.

Chakrabarti backs time-limited quotas to speed up gender equality

Law Gazette News - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:42
Shadow attorney general says affirmative action has helped more women get into parliament.

Sacked Christian magistrate not discriminated against, rules appeal tribunal

Law Gazette News - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:35
Judge says views expressed about same-sex adoption undermined judicial impartiality.

In Pictures: The Moves of the Week

Legal Week rss Feed - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:00
Moves this week include Linklaters hiring a partner from Freshfields to head the Italy tax practice, and Norton Rose expanding its Luxembourg office.

KPMG France Appoints Heavyweight Legal Adviser On Fidal Dispute

Legal Week rss Feed - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 09:27
Both sides have appointed top-tier advisers to contest a dispute about the Big Four firm's hire of 144 lawyers.

FCA fines Bank of Scotland for failing to report suspicions of fraud at HBOS Reading

FCA - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 09:16
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today fined Bank of Scotland (BOS) £45,500,000 for failures to disclose information about its suspicions that fraud may have occurred at the Reading-based Impaired Assets (IAR) team of Halifax Bank of Scotland.

Slack to Pay Goodwin $2.5M for Unconventional IPO, Latham Takes Role

Legal Week rss Feed - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 23:57
Goodwin Procter advised San Francisco-based Slack Technologies Inc. on its direct listing, as financial advisers turned to Latham & Watkins.

Puerto Rico Cases Pit Don Verrilli Against Ted Olson at Supreme Court

Legal Week rss Feed - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 23:38
In an unusual order, the high court granted certiorari in five cases testing the legitimacy of the Financial Oversight and Management Board. The order was so complex that the court quickly issued a corrected version.

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