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EU anti money-laundering rules enter into force

New EU rules against money laundering, which entered into force Monday, introduce stricter transparency requirements on the real owners of companies and strengthen the fight against terrorist financing. The ... Read More
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European Parliament votes down EU copyright laws

MEPs have rejected a proposal to begin negotiations on EU copyright reform. The proposal had been approved by Parliament’s legal affairs committee. The file will now be debated and ... Read More
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Controversial EU copyright law to face final vote in European Parliament

The full chamber of the European Parliament has the opportunity today to reject the controversial copyright reform bill that the Legal Affairs Committee passed on June 20. On the ... Read More

Former executive chairman of a diamond mining company acquitted on charges of misleading the market

Mr Alexandre Alexander, the former executive chairman of Kimberley Diamonds Ltd (Kimberley Diamonds), was on 25 June 2018 found not guilty on two counts related to issuing false or ... Read More

Deutsche Bank spends $17 billion in a decade on legal costs

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. German’s Deutsche ... Read More
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New EU copyright filtering law threatens the internet as we knew it

On June 20th, a committee of the European Parliament will vote on whether to proceed on a copyright proposal that some say will destroy the internet as we know ... Read More
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Tax haven myths challenged by think tank

A new report debunks the myths surrounding the purposes of tax havens and challenges the image of ‘hotbeds of tax evasion.’ In research debunking myths about tax havens, UK ... Read More

US law firm joined forces with a legal services operator to create a market-disrupting legal platform

A US law firm has joined forces with a legal services operator to create a market-disrupting legal platform, removing business operations from the law firm. US AmLaw 200 firm ... Read More
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Facebook gives lawmakers 450 pages of answers from April hearings

Facebook Inc. turned in more than 450 pages of homework to U.S. lawmakers, defending itself against claims that it is a monopoly and sidestepping questions about the effectiveness of ... Read More
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On 20 June is the biggest vote on potential change to copyright law in Europe

On 20 June, Parliament’s legal affairs committee will vote on the biggest potential change to copyright law in Europe in the last 30 years. The European Commission made the ... Read More
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