Separated at birth

Coudert Brothers’ London office is lucky to be headed by a Hollywood star. And not any old silver screen actor, but that legend of comedic timing Adam Sandler (day job name, Dean Poster). Sandler recently quipped that his firm was “particularly pleased that the Court of Appeal recognised the difficulties and risks of doing business in Russia over a decade ago” by finding that it did act negligently on a £5.5m Russian share purchase. Confused? Well, it did actually reduce the firm’s liability from the first instance decision. Remember, Sandler was the star of Anger Management, and not without good reason.