Deacons concludes case against White & Case

Deacons’ Hong Kong court action against White & Case and two of its former partners ended last week. The parties are now waiting for Deputy Judge Gill’s decision, expected next month. Deacons alleged that the US firm’s approach to four of its partners breached a confidentiality and non-solicitation clause from a 1999 merger agreement between the firms. First revealed on www.thelawyer. com, 19 September