Linklaters’ new global litigation Michael Bennett has decided not to appoint a new London disputes chief after opting for a more streamlined management group.
Ofgem has extended its panel for another two years, giving Burges Salmon, Hogan Lovells, Nabarro and Pinsent Masons along with nine other firms a further term as its advisers.
Facebook has launched a lawsuit against DLA Piper and a raft of US law firms alleging they represented a fraudulent claimant pursuing Facebook for 50 per cent ownership of the social network.
Eon head of legal Graham Line has stepped down from his role to lead the company’s response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) probe into the energy market.
Italian arbitration boutique Arblit has hired its third partner, bringing on board Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Massimo Benedettelli.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s new heads of corporate, litigation and employment are looking stateside in a bid to hang on to the lead created by former litigation head Christopher Pugh and corporate head Ed Braham.
Baker & McKenzie has named Hong Kong-based Milton Cheng as managing partner of its Hong Kong, China, Korea and Vietnam offices.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has chosen German partner Rick van Aerssen as the firm’s new corporate head to replace Edward Braham and litigation partner David Scott to succeed Christopher Pugh in a “radical” reshuffle.
Not good friends: Fieldfisher and former privacy chief Ustaran settle dispute over 18-month notice period
It has emerged that Fieldfisher and its former data privacy head Eduardo Ustaran turned to arbitration to settle a dispute over his exit for Hogan Lovells, after the partner was accused of breaching the firm’s partnership agreement.
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Trademark litigation between Specsavers and Asda comes to an end download subscription
The Court of Appeal has found that the extensive use by Specsavers of its green, shaded trademark is enough to constitute genuine use of its wordless mark.
Richemont test case paves the way for online counterfeit outlets to be blocked download subscription
The decision in Cartier International & others v B Sky B Ltd & others marks the first website blocking order awarded to a brand owner.
Cohabiting couples and property rights: ex-girlfriend receives pay-out in landmark ruling download subscription
A businessman has been ordered to pay an ex-girlfriend £28,500, after the Court of Appeal ruled he had led her to believe she would be ‘looked after for life’.
Former Queens Park Rangers chairman Antonio Caliendo has been allowed to keep his conditional fee arrangement (CFA) in a case launched against Mishcon de Reya despite missing a court-ordered deadline.