14 April 2008


A&O in fees spanking shocker

A&O in fees spanking shocker
There’s nothing to beat an English judge in a strop. Mr Justice Floyd’s costs judgment yesterday, where he slams Allen & Overy (A&O) for its bill in the BlackBerry litigation, doesn’t pull any punches.

K&L Gates in Shanghai launch

Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis (K&L Gates) is to launch an office in Shanghai after being granted a license by the Chinese authorities. The move boosts the firm’s presence in the region, supporting the office in Beijing as well as those in Hong Kong and Taipei. K&L Gates global managing partner Peter Kalis said: […]

Editor’s weekly: What not to wear

If it weren’t for the inevitable fashion nightmares that come to the fore during the hottest months of the year summer would be my favourite season. If you’re anything like me then your principal concern during the summer will be giving your bikini its first outing. But there is arguably a bigger couture headache, which […]


A&O slammed for “shocking” costs

Allen & Overy (A&O) has been slammed by the High Court for racking up almost £5.2m in costs and spending the equivalent of nine man years for a five-day trial. Mr Justice Floyd, in handing down his cost judgment yesterday (17 April), on patent infringement case Research In Motion UK (RIM) v Visto, held there […]

Derivatives body appoints Asia counsel

Financial trade organisation International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has hired Jacqueline Mei Lin Low as senior counsel for Asia. Low joins from Singapore bank DBS, where she led the financial markets treasury legal group. As Asia senior counsel at ISDA she will be based in Singapore and give advice on regulatory matters focusing on […]

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