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Bird & Bird hit by €130m professional negligence claim in Hamburg

26-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Bird & Bird is facing a €130m (£97.7m) professional negligence claim brought by a group of around 30 German real estate funds, in the latest development in a corruption trial against a former client.

Barclays

Barclays' head of litigation and investigations Jonathan Peddie to leave bank

23-Jan-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Barclays’ managing director of litigation and investigations Jonathan Peddie is leaving his role at the end of February after nine years.

Rihanna

CoA sides with Reed Smith client Rihanna in Topshop image rights battle

22-Jan-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Reed Smith and barristers from 8 New Square and Hogarth Chambers have successfully defended the rights of international pop star Rihanna in a battle against a t-shirt bearing her image sold by high street retailer Topshop.

Money

Morgan Stanley legal costs drop 80 per cent in fourth quarter report

21-Jan-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Morgan Stanley has revealed an 80 per cent drop in legal costs in the fourth quarter of 2014 to $284m (£188m), down from $1.4bn in the same period last year.

San Francisco

Kobre & Kim launches fourth US office in San Francisco with IP hire

21-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

International litigation boutique Kobre & Kim has launched its fourth office in the US in San Francisco, led by Kerr & Wagstaffe’s Michael Ng who joins the firm as a partner.

Court

Addleshaws' TLT hire leads to Barclays instruction on case against former Dewey partners

21-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Addleshaw Goddard has won an instruction from Barclays Bank on its attempts to recoup money loaned to partners of collapsed US firm Dewey & LeBoeuf, following the hire of partner Richard Clayton from TLT.

New York

Debevoise snaps up JPMorgan Chase Consumer Bank GC Matthew Biben

20-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Debevoise & Plimpton has hired JPMorgan Chase consumer bank general counsel Matthew Biben to join its white collar and regulatory defence group and banking and consumer finance practices.

Gavel

Freshfields in the frame as court dismisses Caravaggio claim against Sotheby's

16-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has successfully defended a negligence claim brought against Sotheby’s in which the auction house was accused of failing to notice that a work of art could have been painted by the Italian artist Caravaggio.

New York

Citigroup legal costs shoot up by 258 per cent to $2.9bn in Q4 2014

15-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Citigroup has reported $2.9bn (£1.9bn) in legal expenses during the fourth quarter of 2014 - an increase of 258 per cent from $809m for the same period of 2013.

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Court of Appeal confirms no English celebrity image right but Topshop’s Rihanna T-shirt was passing off download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 23-Jan-2015

The Court of Appeal has delivered its decision in the litigation between Rihanna and Topshop, upholding the trial judge’s finding that Topshop’s unauthorised use of Rihanna’s image on a T-shirt was passing off.

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Shepherd and Wedderburn 23-Jan-2015

In this article, Shepherd & Wedderburn reviews a recent decision of the Inner House, which refused to order disclosure of the identity of two anonymous users of the Tripadvisor website.

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Gateley 23-Jan-2015

The behaviour of employees on social media and an employer’s ability to discipline inappropriate behaviour has been a hot topic for some time.

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