News Competition and EU Corporate Law firms A&O and HogLov guide News Corp to success on BSkyB deal By Margaret Taylor 3 March 2011 16:10 17 December 2015 15:17 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Good news? 4 March 2011 at 10:09 And this is a positive news story? Can’t see why HoganLovells should be proud of helping Murdoch increase his hold on the UK. Everyone sees this for what it is: a dangerous acquiescence to power by the current Government. Sky News spinning off is joke too – Murdoch will still subsidize it, and still own 39% of the company too. Hardly independent and hardly helping media plurality. Reply Link Dayglo Dave 4 March 2011 at 14:55 Good news? @ 10:09 Pardon? I didn’t see any mention in the article of HoganLovells being proud of anything. And, anyway, lawyers don’t have to align themselves with their client’s activities. They carry out instructions. And what have politics got to do with balanced legal reporting? Reply Link Heard that before 4 March 2011 at 16:08 Dayglo Dave @ 2.55pm ….I was only following orders? What is legal and what is right are often two very different things. Law firms have a choice about what they do, so don’t play the ‘legal work is detached from what clients do’ card – it’s phoney and untrue. After all, apartheid was legal in Soutn Africa for decades – didn’t make it right. This isn’t a barrister making sure a defendant gets represented in a criminal trial either, this is a business making some nice profit from helping Murdoch to get what he wants. Same would go for working for Gadaffi and claiming ‘i was only helping a client’. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.