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Tackling mental health in law firms

Recent news that the head of global law firm Baker McKenzie, Paul Rawlinson, is taking temporary leave due to exhaustion raises the question of whether law firms are doing ... Read More

Huawei CFO seeks bail on health concerns; Canada wants her in jail

The CFO of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd argued that she should be released on bail while awaiting an extradition hearing, citing her longstanding ties to Canada, properties she ... Read More

Huawei global chief financial officer arrested in Canada

Canada has arrested Huawei’s global chief financial officer in Vancouver, where she is facing extradition to the United States, Canada’s Department of Justice said Wednesday. The arrest is related ... Read More

Boom times for Ireland’s legal profession

UK solicitors are creating their own ‘backstop’ by moving to Ireland in spirit rather than body, and the Law Society of Ireland director general says it is a booming ... Read More

German police raids the offices of multinational law firm

For the second time in a year, prosecutors raided the Frankfurt offices of the prestigious law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. The raid marked an extension of the investigation of ... Read More

British law firms are enjoying increased profits; Brexit and the Big Four the challenges

British law firms are enjoying increased profits per partner and are optimistic about future commercial prospects despite the impact of Brexit and the threat of the Big Four accountancy ... Read More

New wave of FX manipulation lawsuits

A group of large institutional investor plaintiffs filed a lawsuit on 07 November, in the US District Court in Manhattan, in a action linked to proce rigging in the ... Read More

BVI hires second attorney to stay off EU’s blacklist

The Government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has hired another attorney from the UK to draft legislation intended to keep the territory off the European Union’s blacklist of ... Read More

Victims of €20m French-Israeli ads scam to get some money back, not from Israel

Seven years after French law enforcement began receiving complaints about a sophisticated advertising scam operated from France and Israel, hundreds of victims of the 20 million euro ($17.5 million) ... Read More

EU needs single anti-money laundering authority, says thinktank

The European Union should set up a single anti-money laundering (AML) authority with the power to levy big fines to tackle the stream of scandals across member states, Brussels-based ... Read More
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