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The height of silly season

It really is August, despite the rain. Proof reached The Lawyer this morning from well-known Scottish firm Muir Myles Laverty. (What you’ve never heard of them?) Name partner John Muir claims the rapid increase in registered employment tribunal claims is all down to Sir Alan Sugar and his catchphrase, “You’re fired” (see story). At the […]

Rational security

With new legislation, the US government hopes to make foreign investment more easily accessible and accountable – something it considers to be important for a safer and more prosperous future. By David Marchick and David Fagan On 26 July US President George Bush signed into law the Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007, […]

Orrick boosts Korea group with Debevoise hire

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has strengthened its Korea group through the appointment of Debevoise & Plimpton international counsel and Korean law specialist Mark Lee. Lee, a US-qualified lawyer, has joined Orrick as partner. His brief is to provide on-the-ground US capital markets capability to assist with Orrick’s growing Asian M&A and private equity offerings. He […]

Arnold & Porter hires ex-SEC counsel

Former special counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission Laura Badian has joined Arnold & Porter. •Former special counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission Laura Badian has joined Arnold & Porter. Badian joins as counsel for the firm’s corporate and securities practice. She will be based in Washington DC and will work on securities […]

ESPN Star Sports loses GC to rights company

ESPN Star Sports (ESS) has been left looking for a new associate general counsel after European sports rights company Sportfive poached Ed Floydd to head its legal team. Floydd left the ESS base in Singapore to move to the Sportfive headquarters in Geneva shortly after completing the media rights deal between ESS and the International […]

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