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Italian lawyer Alessandro Vaselli has been recruited by Birmingham firm Wragge & Co to work in the banking litigation team for its Italian clients. He was previously in-house with the London branch of Italian Bank, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro. Vaselli is one of five Italian lawyers working at Wragge & Co. The firm’s European nationals […]

China may shirk human rights duty in Hong Kong

CHINA is likely to shirk its duty to report on human rights in Hong Kong when it takes control of the colony next year, the worlds’ leading lawyers are warning. The warning comes in the wake of China’s refusal to allow eight Hong Kong protesters to enter the country to present a petition demanding safeguards […]

City partner trying to sway election, claims Bogan

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